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  • ‘Slanted’ author Simon Tam stops by WGN Morning News to discuss his new book

    Simon Tam, author of the new book “Slanted,” joins WGN Morning News to discuss his book about his taking on of the Supreme Court. Simon is best known as the founder and bassist of “The Slants,” the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band. “Slanted” tells Simon’s story of his confrontation with the Supreme Court for the copyright of his band’s name after it was rejected by the Trademark Office. The denial came on the grounds of “The […]

  • “Know Your Chicago Cubs” trivia with Rick Kaempfer

    Rick Kaempfer’s book “Everycubever” details the storied history of the Chicago Cubs, going back all the way to 1871. He and Larry Potash host a “Know Your Cub” battle between Mike Toomey and Pat Tomasulo. As editor-in-chief of Just One Bad Century (, Rick Kaempfer is also the co-founder and publisher of Eckhartz Press, a boutique Chicago publishing company whose mission is to serve the 21st-century publishing world. Rick is also the author of four Eckhartz Press releases himself, “Father Knows […]

  • Spring and summer fashion trends with Christina Noia

    Christina Noia of CuddlePill stops by WGN to give fashion tips for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. Her philosophy of invest, skip or thrift is discussed with our own Morgan Kolkmeyer. Raised in the Northern suburbs of Chicago, Christina started her blog CuddlePill in 2015, and it has grown immensely since. Christina blogs about all things from fashion to beauty to lifestyle. She currently resides in Wicker Park. Check out Christina’s blog for more tips and fashion trends.

  • Audarshia Townsend talks best secret bars and restaurants in Chicago

    Audarshia Townsend, managing editor Chicago’s Best Restaurants, join WGN Morning News to discuss some of Chicago’s best, little-known restaurants and bars. “Chicago’s Best Restaurants” highlights the city’s hottest destinations for dining and drinking. A frequenter of WGN, Audarshia has been a well of tips and recommendations for places around the city. That continues today with a discussion of Chicago’s best secret bars and restaurants. From a Parisian-inspired lounge boasting impromptu performances by “Hamilton” cast members to a lower-level hang shaking […]

  • “Booksmart” stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein discuss their new movie on WGN Morning News

    Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, stars of the new movie “Booksmart,” join Dean Richards and the rest of the WGN Morning News crew to discuss their new film. Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) realize they’ve spent their entire time in high school dedicated to schoolwork and getting into college. To make up for lost time, they cram all the excitement of four years they missed out on into one night. You may recognize Dever as Eve Baxter from […]

  • Ross Marquand discusses ‘The Walking Dead’ and does impressions on Morning News

    Known for his portrayal of Aaron in AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Ross Marquand returns to WGN Morning News to discuss the hit AMC franchise, and of course, to do celebrity impressions. Marquand, a native of Colorado, attended at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received his BFA in Theatre. Shortly post-graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to begin his career, armed with a uniquely malleable voice. After portraying Paul Newman on Mad Men, Marquand again found himself in […]

  • Author Richard Vedder on the college admissions scandal

    The college admissions bribery scandal led to extensive discourse about college admissions and its flaws. Author and Professor at Ohio University, Richard Vedder, joins WGN Morning News to discuss the scandal, as well as his new book, “Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America.” Professor Vedder teaches economics at Ohio University. In addition to his teaching, he is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to public policy research and education. In “Restoring the Promise,” Professor […]

  • Professor Krupali Krusche on rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral

    At the conclusion of the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral, many wondered what would be next for France’s historic monument. Professor Krupali Krusche came on WGN Morning News to discuss what lays ahead in the rebuilding process. Professor Krupali received her PhD from Technical University Dresden and now teaches architectural design and historic preservation at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture. As someone with an extensive background in architecture, Professor Krupali talks about what happened in the […]

  • Michael McDermott performs on WGN Morning News

    Michael McDermott, who The Washington Post once said, “may well become one of his generation’s greatest talents,” closes out WGN Morning News with a performance of “Tell Tale Heart.” Singer and songwriter Michael McDermott struggled with drugs and alcohol for nearly 20 years, but has come out on the other side. McDermott poured those emotions into his writing, and a bracing, hard-driving song, “Never Goin’ Down Again,” came roaring out. As he finished its lyrics, he realized that it was […]

  • “Europe in Chaos” filmmakers Norma Percy and Tim Stirzaker discuss their film on WGN

    “Europe in Chaos’s” creator Norma Percy and producer Tim Stirzaker talk about their documentary on WGN Morning News. The Smithsonian Channel’s “Europe in Chaos” explores the origins of Brexit and the Migration Crisis, two factors that divided the European nations and plunged them into their biggest political catastrophe since World War II. The first hour focuses on Brexit, following British Prime Minister David Cameron’s eventual caving into his party’s demand for a referendum on the UK’s place in the EU. […]

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