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Dean Richards covers the entertainment world in this podcast from WGN Radio 720 in Chicago

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Dean Richards covers the entertainment world in this podcast from WGN Radio 720 in Chicago

Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | November 7th, 2021 | One week from our live Treetime broadcast!

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Dean and the crew start off the show by previewing next week’s remote show at Treetime in Lake Barrington. Dave Schwan delivers a Far Flung Forecast from Missoula, Montana. Doctor Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, talks about adults receiving their COVID-19 booster shots and kids finally being able to receive their first dose of the vaccine. As always, Dr. Most answers calls and questions from listeners.

Actor and Emmy Award-winner David Strathairn, best known for his work in ‘Good Night and Good Luck,’ ‘Lincoln,’ and ‘Nomadland,’ is coming to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Strathairn is starring in Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karksi, the story of World War II hero Jan Karski.

Dean wraps the show up with an A-List interview featuring Tom Hanks talking about his new Apple TV+ movie ‘Finch.’

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3892566/3892566_2021-11-07-172906.128.mp3

Nov 07 2021

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How you can join Dean and the Sunday Morning Crew live at Treetime

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Dean Richards, Dave Schwan and Andy Masur preview next week’s live remote at Treetime in Lake Barrington. With so many historic Sunday morning memories, you won’t want to miss this year’s Treetime remote with Dean Richards.

Plus, broadcast attendees will receive a same-day special 15% Dean’s Discount valid in-store only on the day of Dean’s broadcast (November 14). Visit wgnradio.com/events for more information.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3892564/3892564_2021-11-07-175404.128.mp3

Nov 07 2021

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Dr. Most discusses parents waiting for their kids to get vaccinated

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Doctor Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, talks about adults receiving their COVID-19 booster shots and kids finally being able to receive their first dose of the vaccine. As always, Dr. Most answers calls and questions from listeners.

https://serve.castfire.com/s:northwestern_medicine_KEiLn/audio/3892770/Dr_Most_11-7-21_2021-11-08-174710.64kmono.mp3
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Nov 07 2021

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Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | October 31st, 2021 | Halloween Sunday

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On this Halloween edition of the Sunday show, Dean and the crew start off talking about their favorite Halloween candy and trick-or-treating memories. Dave Schwan delivers a Far Flung Forecast from Morton, Illinois, the “Pumpkin Capital of the World.” Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, talks about breakthrough COVID cases, and answers calls from listeners.

Dean, Schwanny and Andy preview this year’s live Treetime show on November 14th and remember historic Treetime moments. Visit wgnradio.com/events for more info on the annual Treetime remote. Plus, new times and new stories, Larry Potash talks about his upcoming season of ‘Backstory with Larry Potash‘ on WGN-TV.

Sara Shepard is starring in ‘Beautiful – The Carole King Musical‘ at the CIBC Theatre. Shepard talks about the excitement of getting back on stage after COVID shut theater doors for months. Dean plays Shepard’s’ version of “You’ve Got A Friend” from when she performed on the WGN-TV midday news.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3890449/3890449_2021-10-31-163849.128.mp3

Oct 31 2021

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Dr. Kevin Most on breakthrough COVID-19 cases, why vaccines are still providing protection

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Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, talks about breakthrough COVID cases, and answers calls from listeners. Dr. Kevin Most joins Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning every Sunday for a weekly COVID-19 update.

https://serve.castfire.com/s:northwestern_medicine_KEiLn/audio/3890446/3890446_2021-10-31-150146.128.mp3
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Oct 31 2021

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Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | October 24th, 2021 | Love is in the air

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On this edition of Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning, Dean shares stories from his trip to Las Vegas where he saw Lady Gaga’s jazz and standards residency show. Plus, producer Ryan gets engaged making for a lovely Far Flung Forecast from Dave Schwan. Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, talks booster shots and vaccinations for children.

Actress Cassie Beck joins this week’s theater segment to talk about Heidi Schreck’s What The Constitution Means to Me, the Tony Award-nominated Pulitzer Prize finalist play. Beck is starring in a production of the play at the Broadway Playhouse. The show runs from October 26th through November 7th. Dean wraps the show up with his A-List interviews with ‘Dune’ actor Timothée Chalamet and director Denis Villeneuve.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3888277/3888277_2021-10-24-162117.128.mp3

Oct 24 2021

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Dr. Kevin Most with the latest updates on booster and flu shots

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This week’s 9:30 Sunday morning COVID-19 segment features Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Most starts by explaining his espionage and super secret mission on Dean at Tufano’s on Saturday evening.

Dr. Most discusses booster and flu shot news, including when kids will be able to receive the COVID vaccine. Calls and texts pour in with COVID questions for Dr. Most.

https://serve.castfire.com/s:northwestern_medicine_KEiLn/audio/3888273/3888273_2021-10-24-150613.128.mp3
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Oct 24 2021

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Open House Chicago: Take a look inside some of the greatest buildings in Chicago

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https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3886098/3886098_2021-10-17-154638.64kmono.mp3

Jon Hansen, filling in for Dean Richards this Sunday morning, is joined by Sinhue Mendoza the Director of Communications for the Chicago Architecture Center. Sinhue comes on to talk about the in-person site visits that are happening today until 5pm. Check out openhousechicago.org for more information about sites and tours. Find the OHC app on Apple store and Google Play.

Oct 17 2021

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Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | October 10th, 2021 | Marathon Sunday

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Ahh Marathon Sunday…Dean’s least favorite Sunday for trying to navigate his way to the WGN Radio studios. Thankfully for Dean he’ll be broadcasting at the WGN-TV studios, far from the marathon commotion. Dave Schwan wraps up the opening segment with his legendary Far Flung Forecast from Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

This week’s 9:30 Sunday morning COVID-19 segment features Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Most starts by talking about the health of marathon runners and what runners experience during and after their 26.2 mile race. Dr. Most discusses boosters, side effects of shots, and the cautious decline of COVID numbers.

This week’s A-List interviews include Daniel Craig and Rami Malek to talk about ‘No Time To Die.’ Craig and Dean reminisce on old Chicago memories while Malek talks about his unique role as a villain.

Dean shares his interview with supermodel Cindy Crawford as she recreates her iconic Pepsi commercial almost 30 years later.

Director Rebecca Halpern talks about her Charlie Trotter documentary, “Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter.” The documentary covers the chef’s famous but controversial career as a Michelin star chef in Chicago.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3883960/3883960_2021-10-10-161200.128.mp3

Oct 10 2021

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Dean talks to Cindy Crawford about recreating her iconic 1992 Pepsi commercial

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Dean shares his interview with supermodel Cindy Crawford as she recreates her iconic Pepsi commercial almost 30 years later.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3883961/3883961_2021-10-10-164901.128.mp3

Oct 10 2021

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Dr. Kevin Most on the health of marathon runners

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This week’s 9:30 Sunday morning COVID-19 segment features Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Most starts by talking about the health of marathon runners and what runners experience during and after their 26.2 mile race. Dr. Most discusses boosters, side effects of shots, and the cautious decline of COVID numbers.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3883956/3883956_2021-10-10-155556.128.mp3

Oct 10 2021

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Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | October 3rd, 2021 | Dean finds out he’s married to Gilda Radner!

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Disney World is 50 years old! Dean, Andy and Dave all remember their very different experiences at the famous theme park. Plus, Dean finds out he’s married to Gilda Radner! Dave Schwan wraps up the opening segment with his Far Flung Forecast from Gainesville, Florida.

This week’s 9:30 Sunday morning COVID-19 segment features Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Most says he has “local optimism” for COVID cases and says vaccinations numbers are up. Dean asks Dr. Most about the details on Merck’s new COVID-19 pills. Dr. Most answers calls and questions from listeners.

This Week in Theater: Frank Ferrante joins Dean in studio to talk about his role as “The Caesar” in Teatro ZinZanni. Plus, Ferrante talks about his long running “An Evening With Groucho” production that pays tribute to Groucho Marx. Visit ZinZanni.com to purchase tickets for both of Ferrante’s shows.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3881770/3881770_2021-10-03-151710.128.mp3

Oct 03 2021

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Dr. Most on why Merck’s COVID-19 pill would be a game changer

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This week’s 9:30 Sunday morning COVID-19 segment features Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Most says he has “local optimism” for COVID cases and says vaccinations numbers are up. Dean asks Dr. Most about the details on Merck’s new COVID-19 pills. Dr. Most answers calls and questions from listeners.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3881767/3881767_2021-10-03-150607.128.mp3

Oct 03 2021

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Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | September 26th, 2021 | Silent disco

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Dean and the crew talk about the “Meet Me on The Mile” festival happening on the Mag Mile Sunday afternoon. The festival features free entertainment and “Silent Disco.” Dave Schwan delivers a far flung forecast from Richmond, California.

Dr. Robert Murphy, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, joins Dean on this Sunday morning’s 9:30 COVID-19 segment. Dr. Murphy addresses the decline in COVID cases and attributes it to the increase in vaccination numbers. Dean asks where we currently stand on booster shots and who is eligible to receive them. Dr. Murphy wraps up his visits by answering calls and texts from listeners.

The last race at Arlington Park is this weekend. The news brings up the age-old question, should the Bears move to Arlington Park? Andy tries to flip Dean’s vote to keep the Bears at Soldier Field. Dean remembers the time he almost died at Arlington Park.

This Week in Theater: Michael Riedel, Theater Critic at New York Post, helps to breakdown tonight’s Tony Awards and what you can expect when you watch. Then, legendary producer Garth Drabinsky talks about his new production ‘Paradise Square.’ The production, eight years in the making, will be in Chicago on pre-Broadway from November 2 – December 5.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3879487/3879487_2021-09-26-162427.128.mp3

Sep 26 2021

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Dean Richards remembers the time he almost died at Arlington Park

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The last race at Arlington Park is this weekend. The news brings up the age-old question, should the Bears move to Arlington Park? Andy tries to flip Dean’s vote to keep the Bears at Soldier Field. Dean remembers the time he almost died at Arlington Park.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3879485/3879485_2021-09-26-154325.128.mp3

Sep 26 2021

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Dr. Robert Murphy on getting your flu and booster shots at the same time

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Dr. Robert Murphy, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, joins Dean Richards on this Sunday morning’s 9:30 COVID-19 segment. Dr. Murphy addresses the decline in COVID cases and attributes it to the increase in vaccination numbers. Dean asks where we currently stand on booster shots and who is eligible to receive them. Dr. Murphy wraps up his visits by answering calls and texts from listeners.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3879482/3879482_2021-09-26-153622.128.mp3

Sep 26 2021

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Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | September 19th, 2021 | Last show of the Summer

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The last Sears store in Illinois closed down last week. Dean and the Sunday morning crew start the show by remembering their favorite Sears memories including toughskins, hot cashews, and Christmas catalogs. Dave Schwan delivers this week’s Far Flung Forecast with a big splash.

Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, joins Dean every Sunday morning for the 9:30 COVID-19 segment. Dr. Most talks about booster shots, Israel, and flu shots. As always, Dean and Dr. Most wrap up the segment by taking calls and texts.

John Peller, President and CEO of the AIDS Foundation Chicago discusses the foundation’s latest news and the 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. The AIDS Foundation supported those living with HIV during the pandemic by providing rent relief

Robert Falls, Goodman Theatre Artistic Director, announced that he will be leaving the theater next summer. Falls joins the show to reminisce on his 35 years of experience at the Goodman Theatre.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3877051/3877051_2021-09-19-155351.128.mp3

Sep 19 2021

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Can Moderna recipients get the Pfizer booster? Dr. Most discusses

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Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, joins Dean Richards every Sunday morning for the 9:30 COVID-19 segment. Dr. Most talks about booster shots, Israel, and flu shots. As always, Dean and Dr. Most wrap up the segment by taking calls and texts.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3877050/3877050_2021-09-19-152750.128.mp3

Sep 19 2021

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Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | September 12th, 2021 | Mariachi theatre, and a new WGN TV program

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This week Dean has a shortened show but he fills that time well. Starting off with a far-flung forecast from Dave “hot and cold” Schwan, a weekly check-in with Dr. Kevin Most, promotion of a new show coming to The Goodman Theatre, and a new show coming to WGN TV tomorrow at 10 am after the news.

Sep 12 2021

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Tonya Francisco and Amy Rutledge promote their new show, ‘Daytime Chicago’

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Hosts of the new WGN-TV program ‘Daytime Chicago’, Tonya Francisco, weekend anchor for WGN News, and Amy Rutledge, WGN reporter and former host of ‘The Jam’, join Dean Richards this morning to give us a little preview on what their new show is all about.

https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3874738/3874738_2021-09-12-171838.64kmono.mp3

Daytime Chicago” premieres tomorrow at 10 am.

Sep 12 2021

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By prgburg - Jan 21 2019
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I just love Dean’s Sunday morning show!!!