Friday, August 21, 2020

Brad Edwards

 Story in the Tribune today about Channel 2 anchor Brad Edwards. He revealed that he has been diagnosed with Leukemia. It's a good article. Read it here.

I interviewed Brad earlier this year (before the diagnosis). My column about him is here.

Free Kicks--The Finals!

 Adam and I preview the two big soccer matches of the weekend--the finals of the Champions League and the Europa League. Listen to it here

National Security Republicans Against Trump

 You need to check out this letter signed by more than 70 Republican national security experts including Generals, cabinet members, ambassadors, and members of Congress. All Republicans. They offer 10 searing reasons Trump cannot and should not be re-elected, and they end it with this...

While we – like all Americans – had hoped that Donald Trump would govern wisely, he has disappointed millions of voters who put their faith in him and has demonstrated that he is dangerously unfit to serve another term.

In contrast, we believe Joe Biden has the character, experience, and temperament to lead this nation. We believe he will restore the dignity of the presidency, bring Americans together, reassert America’s role as a global leader, and inspire our nation to live up to its ideals.

While some of us hold policy positions that differ from those of Joe Biden and his party, the time to debate those policy differences will come later. For now, it is imperative that we stop Trump’s assault on our nation’s values and institutions and reinstate the moral foundations of our democracy.

To that end, we are firmly convinced that it is in the best interest of our nation that Vice President Joe Biden be elected as the next President of the United States, and we will vote for him.

An inspiring moment

This really slayed me last night at the convention. This kid is so brave.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The end of Thom Brenaman's career

The Reds have suspended him and Fox has dropped him from the NFL.

Thin Lizzy Doc

Can't wait for this one!

Minutia Men Celebrity Interview--Debi Derryberry

What a fun interview we had this week with Debi Derryberry, the voice of Jimmy Neutron, the aliens in Toy Story, and 300+ other voices. She does a bunch of them for us...

Listen to the interview here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

White Sox to ESPN Radio?

 From Robert Feder's column today...

Look for Chicago White Sox baseball to move to a new radio home next season. No one will comment and nothing is official yet, but all signs are pointing to a deal with WMVP 1000-AM, the ESPN Radio sports/talk station managed by Good Karma Brands. Such a move would be in keeping with ESPN 1000’s plan to compete on the local front with Entercom sports/talk WSCR 670-AM, which airs Chicago Cubs baseball. The White Sox are nearing the end of their three-year deal with Nexstar Media Group news/talk WGN 720-AM, which has shown little interest in renewing. In 2018 the team lost its radio home on news/talk WLS AM 890, which dropped broadcast rights contracts with both the White Sox and the Chicago Bulls as part of Cumulus Media’s reorganization from bankruptcy.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

RIP Ben Cross

Ellen Cleans House

This comes from Variety,,,

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has overhauled its senior production team in the wake of accusations of racial insensitivity, sexual misconduct and other problems in the work environment at the long-running daytime talk show.

Three senior producers — executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman — have been ousted from the Warner Bros.-distributed syndicated strip following damning allegations raised in recent reports by Buzzfeed and Variety. “Ellen” veterans Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Derek Westervelt will remain at the show as executive producers alongside host DeGeneres. Connelly, Lassner and Westervelt have been with the show since its inception in 2003.

Cruelty for Cruelty's Sake

The president is as bad as our worst fears. He's a f-ing monster.

Textbook Collusion

Today, and in the coming days, when you hear somebody lie that the Senate Intelligence Committee found "no collusion" in their investigation of Russia and the Trump campaign, remember this revelation...

Things Not Going Well On College Campuses

How do I know this? I think this actual headline from the University of North Carolina says it pretty succinctly...

CWA Presents Your Independent Book Store

The focus of CWA Presents... will be independent bookstores in the Chicago area. We understand the value and the need for these bookstores and wish to show our support, especially at this difficult time.

Visit your favorite bookstore soon...and buy books!

Our first interview is with Suzy Takacs, owner of The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, Chicago.

Host Sandy Colbert is a Chicago Writers Association board member, and the author of Chicago Bound and Chicago Bound Two-Time and Again, as well as the Kate Harrison Crime Series.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Minutia Men--Jimmy Neutron & German Nudists

Fun episode that includes German practical jokes...

Lake Superior photos

Yes, I went up to Lake Superior over the weekend. And yes, I'm going to post some sunset pictures. Mock all you want. This is my blog, and I'll post sunset photos if I want.


I was out of town so I missed most of John's week on WGN (filling in for Bob Sirott), but I went back and listened to a few of the highlights.

Well worth the listen.