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  • R.T. Stokes discusses ‘The Relentless Rise’

    R.T. Stokes is a Navy veteran who is changing lives with his new inspirational book, “The Relentless Rise.” In it, he shares a  powerful message about overcoming adversity. Stokes had just received his brand-new Naval uniform and was returning home from boot camp when he was broadsided by a suspect speeding in a stolen vehicle and nearly killed, leaving him with temporary amnesia. Only a few months later, he was forced to process this tragedy in one of the most unlikely […]

  • Chicago student-athletes and coaches discuss potential teachers strike

    CHICAGO —With less than a week left before the possible strike by Chicago teachers, student-athletes and coaches weigh in on the impact the strike would have on their season. High school coaches and teachers, Andrew Ricks and Alvaro Perez, alongside student-athletes, Nermin Peskovic and Raphael De Santiago, joined our Morning News team to share personal takes on the looming strike and how the work stoppage would end the seasons of many student-athletes. “We’re trying to improve the environment for all […]

  • Supermodel and Businesswoman Beverly Johnson Stays True to her Powerful Image

    Beverly Johnson joined Larry and Lauren at the Morning News desk.  To ignite any kind of social change, it always takes a catalyst—something or someone to spark progress and spearhead a shift forward. That moment came for the modeling industry in 1974, when Beverly Johnson became the first African-American woman to grace the cover of Vogue. At that time, women of color were largely underrepresented in the pages of fashion magazines and certainly ad campaigns. And yet, within a year of that issue […]

  • Andrew Diehl & the Nightmen Deliver a Dose of Electric Blues

    Andrew Diehl & the Nightmen Perform on the Morning News Stage. Andrew Diehl grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, picked up the harmonica when he was nine and spent his teens wearing the grooves out of Little Walter records. After moving north to Chicago at seventeen, Diehl fell in love with the guitar and it hasn’t left his hands since. You can catch Andrew Diehl and The Nightmen performing all over the midwest, delivering a heavy hit of […]

  • REZA Stuns the Morning News Team with Illusion

    REZA performs an illusion for the Morning News Team Over the last decade, REZA has astounded more than 30 million viewers from around the world and gained world-wide buzz and a loyal fan base with his ability to create signature grand-scale illusions including passing through the spinning blades of an industrial fan and making a helicopter appear on stage. REZA began making himself known in the illusion world at a very early age. He began his focus in the art […]

  • Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston on new ‘Screenagers’ film, how to help teenagers struggling with mental health

    Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, Stanford-trained physician, and mother of two. Before directing Screenagers and Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, she made several award-winning films through her company, MyDoc Productions, including a documentary about her father, Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, and Hidden Pictures: A Personal Journey into Global Mental Health. Both films aired on PBS and were the focus of national campaigns to raise awareness about mental health, including with the World Health Organization. Delaney has been invited to screen her […]

  • “Pretty Little Liars” actress Sasha Pieterse shows a new Halloween cocktail from her new book, “Sasha in Good Taste”

    From the time she was a child in Johannesburg, South Africa, award-winning actress and singer Sasha Pieterse has had a talent for creating, which has influenced every aspect of her life. For as long as she can remember, Sasha has found great joy in entertaining. As she tells us in the welcome note of her first-ever book, “I get so much joy out of making others feel welcome” – whether that’s on the big screen, or in her home. She […]

  • Frank Caliendo has the Morning Show laughing about his newfound friendship with the Avengers Cast

    Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life. He is well known for his impressions of famous actors Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro; politicians George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama; broadcasters John Madden, Charles Barkley and Jon Gruden; and talk show hosts Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, and David Letterman. On stage, Caliendo’s high energy act is a blend of observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories that start at […]

  • Musician Kevin Griffin drops by the Morning News desk and Performs

    Kevin Griffin joins the Morning News team and discusses his new album. The Better Than Ezra frontman, award-winning songwriter, and Pilgrimage Festival co-founder, Kevin Griffin, has added yet another persona to his resume: solo troubadour. Three decades into an illustrious and multifaceted career, Griffin decided to write and record his first full-length solo album, “Anywhere You Go.” Buoyed by minimal production, sweeping vocal harmonies, and narrative lyricism, he’s penned some of his most intimate, inimitable, and irresistible tunes on his […]

  • Run River North performs new single “Wake Up”

      The alt-rock group Run River North – Alex Hwang (guitars/lead vocals), Daniel Chae (guitar/vocals) and Sally Kang (keys/vocals) – collaborated with Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio), Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi (Grouplove), Chris Chu (POP ETC) and Nick Anderson (The Wrecks) to record the double-EP collection, Monsters Calling Home, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (second installment is out November 1). During the session with Anderson in particular, they realized that not only could they follow their hearts to […]

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