Chicago Broadcasting Network

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The 57th Annual Chicago Film Festival brought together two interestingly similar subjects, Mayor Harold Washington who became Chicago’s first African American mayor and Mayor Pete Buttigieg who was the mayor of nearby South Bend, Indiana who we
Physically debilitated due to a childhood injury purposely inflicted by his mentally impaired father, an aspiring pianist is virtually paralyzed on one side of his body and unable to use his right hand. “For the Left Hand” an inspiring document
Pre-opening preview review of “Broadcast Signal Intrusion” inspired by a true Chicago mystery and capsule reviews of SHORTS 1 a collection of 8 short subjects produced by filmmakers with ties to the Chicago area. Featuring works Winning in Amer
In this Chicago based documentary “The Road Up” Mr. Jesse  part teacher, part preacher, part drill sergeant guides a class of mostly middle aged job seekers through a training course designed to raise their self-esteem and hone their skills to
“Live at Mr. Kelly’s” is a bit of Chicago history that with each passing day fades further into obscurity. Thankfully this film has made an effort to stop the clock and capture a snapshot of the past from a few of those who were there to witnes
There's plenty to love about this "Pagliacci" production with its backstage views and enjoyable melodies. Available for viewing online. Listen to this podcast review to learn more.
Chicago native Ira Deutchman produces documentary film “Searching for Mr. Rugoff.”
Reno Lovison talks with master energy healer, actor, performer Richard Damien about his one man autobiographical stage production based on his book "A Monk in the World." Richard grew up in Chicago and reminisces about his experiences in the ci
Seven time Jeopardy champion Chicago resident Brian Chang talks about his experience as a contestant on the popular game show and his activities in the Windy City before engaging in some local trivia.
Mark and Sarah Mosley the co-directors of the Windy City Winds Chicago community orchestra share segments from a few of the band's recordings, talk with Reno Lovison about music and their life then enjoy a little Chicago music trivia.
Regina Harris Baiocchi is a celebrated African-American female composer and poet born, raised and currently living in Chicago. This discussion sheds light on her journey as an artistic creative force and how she has been shaped by her experienc
This ninety minute version of the icon fish tale produced by Chicago based Theatre in the Dark captures the essence of Herman Melville’s classic seafaring novel including vivid descriptions of the elusive and menacing great white whale itself.
Podcast theater review of Chicago based Theatre in the Dark's 2020 audio presentation of "A Christmas Carol."
This is a summary of the news for the beginning of December 2020.+ New Van Gogh exhibit coming to North Side+ Pandemic inspires luxury restaurants to offer takeout+ High School senior distributes warm blankets to homeless+ DoorDash gives half a
“Steadfast Tin Soldier” is reprised for the 3rd time (this year online) by Chicago Lookingglass Theatre Company. Based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen it might be described to a contemporary audience as Toy Story 1.0. Listen to the entir
Chicago Broadcasting Network in alliance with Inside Publications presents summaries of articles that have appeared in the Inside-Booster, News –Star, and the Skyline.For over a century Inside Publications newspapers have made a difference by m
I attended the Chicago edition of the Virtual Small Business Expo. Learn about virtual online business networking and some of the people I met.
This is a review of Chicago based Theatre in the Dark’s virtual audio drama of “A WAR OF THE WORLDS” based on H.G. Wells’ iconic novel about a Martian invasion of the Earth.Theatre in the Dark an innovative production company, whose mission is
We are pleased to continue our alliance with Inside Publications to provide summaries of news from their three local newspapers distributed throughout Chicago Lakefront communities, including the Inside-Booster, News –Star, and the Skyline. Thi
Chicago Broadcasting Network provides summaries of Chicago neighborhood news articles that have appeared in the Inside-Booster, News-Star, and the Skyline newspapers this past month.For over a century Inside Publications newspapers have made a
Whatever happened to WGN radio personality Spike O'Dell? Connie Wilson interviews him from his retirement home in Nashville as they reminisce about his time in Chicago including the death of his predecessor "Uncle Bobby" Collins. This is our ex
Posh senior residence raises over two hundred thousand dollars to provide staff bonuses - - Stranger stabs man on street, says “Welcome to Uptown!” - - Lincoln Park High School reinstating two of three coaches - - Fate of local music venues is
Connie Wilson interviews Chicago author Linda Gartz about her book "Redlined," a riveting story of a community fractured by racial turmoil, an unraveling and conflicted marriage, a daughter’s fight for sexual independence, and an up-close, inti
Chicago Broadcasting Network provides summaries of Chicago neighborhood news stories that have appeared in the Inside-Booster, News –Star, and the Skyline. This is the July 2020 episode.North Side home market reviving --Unity Church Building Sc
Consider what Chicago looked like in the 1890’s. Across from what is now Millennium Park on land provided by Civil War Veterans is what used to be Chicago’s Main Public Library featuring a famed $35 million Tiffany Dome.
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