Keith Conrad

WGN Radio producer, Cubs fan, space geek, and a lonely beacon of restraint and self-sacrifice in a squall of car-crazies. Opinions expressed are my own.

Tues. Show Prep – Climate Controlled Edition

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is mandating that all Chicago Public Schools have air conditioning. CPS estimates that it would cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. They are already face a $1 billion budget shortfall. Is a hot classroom enough of a disruption to the learning environment that it’s worth the investment? (Interestingly, that’s the Read more

Bedtime News Stories: “The Wind In The Wheel Well”

In her continuing effort to better serve the community, Patti Vasquez wants to help listeners trying to fall asleep while at the same time continuing to provide valuable information to people who listen to her show through the night. To that end, we’ve created a new feature called “Bedtime News Stories.” Tonight’s edition: “The Little Read more

Mon. Show Prep – Tourist Trap Edition

Have you seen the giant 50 foot marionettes that will occasionally show up in Europe? They want to bring them to Chicago to help tourism. Do you think people would actually come to see them? How about putting them in the Cubs lineup while they are here? Maybe they’d actually score some runs. A group Read more

I asked the Mystic Seer “Will the Cubs lose 100 games this season?”

“Ask me a YES or NO question” Is this the most amazing birthday gift ever? YES!

Thurs. Show Prep – World Of Tomorrow Edition

A new poll has come out gauging public interest in likely future technological advancements. Undoubtedly worried about a potential “terminator” scenario, 65% are against using robots to care for the sick and elderly. We’re also generally against altering the DNA of kids in the womb and drones of any kind. Interestingly, we’re just about equally Read more

Bedtime News Stories: “The Little Gambling Expansion That Could”

In her continuing effort to better serve the community, Patti Vasquez wants to help listeners trying to fall asleep while at the same time continuing to provide valuable information to people who listen to her show through the night. To that end, we’ve created a new feature called “Bedtime News Stories.” Tonight’s edition: “The Little Read more

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