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Listen Up: Guest Hosting at WBEZ-FM

Listen Up: Guest Hosting at WBEZ-FM

Talk about being radio active. I got the opportunity to spend nearly a week guest hosting on WBEZ-FM. I had a terrific time talking about a variety of topics from the scariest horror movies of all time to patterns in presidential leadership to in-depth interviews with the two candidates for Illinois Attorney General. I also relished an interview with writer, sociologist, activist and host extraordinaire, Eve Ewing.

If you want to eavesdrop on some of those conversations, here are some handy dandy links to the segments. Thanks to all who tuned in, texted in questions and called in. I had a fantastic time, and my appreciation to the amazing team at WBEZ.

You can check out the rest on WBEZ’s Morning shift page HERE.

  1. BOOK MARK: Eve Ewing’s deeply moving examination of the school closings that shattered Chicago in 2013 is a MUST. READ. It’s called Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side.

  2. SCARED STRAIGHT: What is the first horror movie you can remember seeing? What is the scariest? Compare notes with me and my guest, Elliott Serrano, Chicago’s King of Geeks who dropped by for a spine-tingling discussion.

  3. FOLLOW THE LEADER: Being a boss or being successful does not make you a leader. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin breaks down what qualities lift you to excellence and allow you to inspire with a case study of four different American presidents.