Brad Herzog

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August 05, 2010 - Brad Herzog

A Chicago-born writer jumps in his RV and seeks out the answers to life's questions by stopping in towns named after Greek mythology. We'll find out what the author of Turn Left at the Trojan Horse: A Would-Be Hero's American Odyssey learned along the way.

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Threadless Cakes

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August 04, 2010 - Threadless Cakes

We'll find out about a cake-baking contest that is sponsored by a Chicago-based clothing company.

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Blackhawks Breakup

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August 03, 2010 - Blackhawks Breakup

The Blackhawks split with goalie Antti Niemi this week. Will the Stanley Cup champs have any chance of defending their title next year?

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Remember Roger Brown

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August 03, 2010 - Remember Roger Brown

We'll revisit the home and museum of Roger Brown, the Chicago artist who painted some dark subject matter with a light touch.

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Sound Opinions

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August 02, 2010 - Sound Opinions

One of Chicago's marquee music festivals, Lollapalooza, is being investigated by the attorney general's office. Rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis are here with more on the controversy surrounding this weekend's giant music festival that provides huge revenues for the Chicago Park District.

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Viewer Mail

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August 02, 2010 - Viewer Mail

And we'll dive into our mailbag and tell you a new name one viewer came up with for our program.

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Live Music Wednesday: Brad Smith

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Local musician Sad Brad Smith tells us how the movie Up in the Air helped put him on the map, and performs his song from the film.

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Ask Alpana

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Ask Alpana

Check, Please! host and master sommelier Alpana Singh introduces us to some favorite wine websites you should be visiting.

Alpana Singh's Favorite Wine Websites:

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

On tonight's edition: Rod Blagojevich's defense team rests without putting one witness on the stand, including the former Governor himself; another Chicago police officer is killed -- the third in two months -- as he was washing a new car outside his Park Manor home; despite a promise of more police and no new taxes, Mayor Daley's popularity falls to a new low in a Chicago Tribune poll; the city digs deep into its financial reserves, leaving just $180 million from the controversial billion dollar parking meter lease deal; and Chicago-area construction resumes as the labor strike is settled.

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Viewer Mail

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August 05, 2010 - Viewer Mail

We hear your thoughts on our recent stories when we read our viewer mail.

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Live Music Wednesday: Rhymefest

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August 04, 2010 - Live Music Wednesday: Rhymefest

Chicago native and Grammy Award-winning rapper Rhymefest will perform in studio.

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Electric Bikes

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August 03, 2010 - Electric Bikes

Who needs pedaling when you can put a battery and motor on your bike? We'll show you why some Chicago bicyclists are choosing this exercise-free way of getting around.

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The "Mona Lisa of Violins"

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August 02, 2010 - The "Mona Lisa of Violins"

It is the most valuable musical instrument on the planet, it's right here in Chicago, and it's for sale. We'll tell you how much it might go for.

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The President's Doctor

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August 02, 2010 - The President's Doctor

She trailed President Clinton on his jogs, carted a defibrillator to more than 100 countries, and often rode in the Secret Service "decoy" limousine. We'll hear from Dr. Connie Mariano, who spent nine years as the White House physician.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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July 30, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

On tonight's edition: the jury deliberates as the Blagojevich brothers wait. In politics, gubernatorial candidates Pat Quinn and Bill Brady spar over possible increases in real estate and income taxes. We take a closer look at a Chicago Sun-Times series on the toll of violence in Chicago, including the rising body count and the fact that communities are remaining silent. And in sports, baseball's trade deadline, the Blackhawks' money problems, and the red-hot White Sox.

Guests:

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Shrek the Musical

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Shrek the Musical

Shrek's new swamp has landed in downtown Chicago. We meet the Carol Stream native who's playing the beloved ogre in the first national tour of Shrek the Musical.

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Remembering Dick Buckley

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Remembering Dick Buckley

Legendary jazz disc jockey Dick Buckley died last week. We hear what Buckley had to say about his life and career in a classic WTTW documentary from 1989.

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