It’s Oktoberfest Season in the Brewer’s Triangle!
The Brewer’s Triangle, consisting of Maplewood, Metropolitan, and Ravinia breweries, is throwing an Oktoberfest next weekend. Jeff Hoobler from Ravinia Brewing joins Bret Gogoel to preview the festivities at all three breweries. Join the fun Saturday, September 23rd from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
Chicago's Budget Outlook... How Bad Is It?
Mayor Brandon Johnson's latest budget forecast estimates that Chicago will face a 538-million-dollar shortfall in 2024. Bret Gogoel welcomes Leigh Giangreco, Reporter for Crain's Chicago Business, to discuss the city's financial position and how it compares to the last administration's
AI-Powered Avatars of Presidential Candidates…What Could Go Wrong?
Have you ever wanted to chat with seventeen presidential candidates in one sitting? Thanks to AI and Chat2024…you (sort of) can. Bret Gogoel is joined by Ben Schreckinger, National Political Correspondent for POLITICO, to discuss. Chat 2024 houses AI-powered avatars of 17 of the leading presidentia…
How Meteorology Impacted the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Bret Gogoel welcomes Rick DiMaio, Chicago Meteorologist & Professor of Aviation and Meteorology at Lewis University, to discuss how operational meteorology impacted the September 11th, 2001 attacks. The devil, it seems, is in the details. DeMaio also discusses the incoming Fall weather.
Chicago Brew Pass: A Digital Way to Explore Chicago's Craft Brewery Scene
Choose Chicago is excited to announce the launch of the first ever mobile Chicago Brew Pass, which allows Chicago-natives and tourists alike to earn points and prizes while enjoying local craft beer. Bret Gogoel welcomes Jason Lesniewicz, Choose Chicago's Director of Cultural Tourism, to elaborate…
Bear Down! A Preview of This Year's Season Opener
The Chicago Bears will kick off their 2023 season against the Green Bay Packers this Sunday. Bret Gogoel welcomes Zach Pearson, Reporter for BearReport.com, to provide some insight on what to expect this weekend.
President of the CTU Criticized for Sending Child to Private School
Stacy Gavis Gates, the President of the Chicago Teachers Union, is receiving backlash after sending her child to a private school, despite her history of speaking out against school choice programs. Bret Gogoel is joined by Paul Vallas, Policy Adviser for the Illinois Policy Institute, who shares h…
Misericordia Family Fest: A Good Time for a Good Cause
Misericordia Heart Of Mercy is a not-for-profit focused on providing quality care for people with mild to profound disabilities. Bret Gogoel welcomes Julie O'Sullivan, Misericordia Foundation Director of Creative Arts Marketing Manager, to discuss Misericordia's largest fundraising event of the yea…
Why Are We So Interested In Prison Break Stories?
True-Crime junkies or casual news viers alike, society is fascinated by a prison break. Bret Gogoel is joined by Brad Garrett, ABC News Crime and Terrorism Analyst in Washington, to explain our fascination with jail breaks, the minds of an escapee, and the process of catching them.
Racetrack Redevelopment is Top Priority in Arlington Height
Arlington Heights village officials have committed to working with the Chicago Bears, local businesses, and residents alike to continue redeveloping the Arlington Racetrack. Bret Gogoel welcomes Christopher Placek, Reporter for the Daily Herald, to discuss what actions have been taken to continue …