THURSDAY, JANUARY 1ST

OPEN-LINE

We’ll continue our discussion tonight of the Blagojevich scandal and take your phone calls.  Now that the dust has begun to settle, are you still certain Blagojevich should be impeached and convicted of a crime? Should Blagojevich’s selection for Obama’s seat, Roland Burris, be accepted to the Senate?  Call and let us know!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2ND

CORRUPTION IN ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT

We’ll discuss the Blagojevich scandal tonight with our three-esteemed guests- Jay Stewart, the executive director of the Better Government Association, Tom Gradel, creative director of Gradel communications, and Ron Grossman, features writer for the Chicago Tribune.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 5TH

A NIGHT WITH JOHN DRUMMOND

Join us tonight as we welcome an old friend and always much anticipated guest, John Drummond.  Drummond, as you may well know, is a legendary Chicago reporter who spent his career covering Chicago politics and it’s seedy underbelly, tracking down Chicago criminals, and even solving a few crimes himself.  Tune in tonight to hear a lifetime’s worth of great Chicago stories.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6TH

INTERNET-ONLY ON WGNRADIO.COM

Tune in to our special Internet-only broadcast as Milt presides (live!) over a selection from some of the great programs in the Extension 720 archives.  

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7TH

THE HEMINGSES OF MONTICELLO

Thomas Jefferson is a well known figure of the American Revolution and the founding of our country.  Did you know, however, that Jefferson fathered seven children with Sally Hemings, a slave?  Our guest tonight traces the Hemings family tree and tells us the story of the complicated relationship between the Jefferson family and the Hemingses.  In The Hemingses of Monticello, Annette Gordon-Reed tells us of the beginnings of the Hemings family, including the mother and father of Sally, how they came to be the property of Jefferson, and what the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings was like.  This is one show you’re not going to want to miss.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8TH

INTERNET-ONLY ON WGNRADIO.COM

Tune in to our special Internet-only broadcast as Milt presides (live!) over a selection from some of the great programs in the Extension 720 archives.  

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9TH