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.

Fri. Show Prep – IT’S A (Speed) TRAP! Edition

A Houston woman was arrested and thrown in jail for 12 hours for spending her day outside holding up a sign warning drivers of a speed trap up ahead. She was actually arrested for standing in the street when a sidewalk was present. Haven’t snarky speed trap signs been ruled protected speech? Is she encouraging Read more

Thurs. Show Prep – Decriminalization Edition

The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession. The ordinance gives Chicago police the discretion to issue citations between $250 to $500 for someone with 15 grams or less of pot. Sensible use of our limited crime-fighting resource or does it suggest that the city is soft on drug use? Tragic Read more

’7 Minutes of Terror’ On Mars

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a video showing the unique way that their new rover “Curiosity” will land on Mars in August.

Tues. Show Prep – Severe Sunburn Edition

A mom in Washington is upset because she the draconian sunscreen policy at her daughters school led to them getting severe sunburns. The two girls are as pale as Conrads, but ended up with severe burns after Field Day because the school treats sunscreen as a medication and so they aren’t allowed to give students any Read more

Mon. Show Prep – Big League Lawsuit Edition

A New Jersey woman was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game and now is suing the 11 year old catcher who threw it. She is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs and also her pain and suffering. Is there any way that this is *not* the Read more

The Keith & Katie Show – 6/23/12 – Countdown To Doomsday

Katie and I discuss the fact that it’s only six months until the Mayan Doomsday… if you’re one of those poor souls who believe in that sort of thing, why you shouldn’t immediately head to the casino if your ATM accidentally lets you withdraw $1.5 million, and the single most embarrassing story in the history Read more

Fri. Show Prep – Sticky Situation Edition

Most awesome story of the day: A woman in Kentucky found herself glued to a toilet seat at the local Wal-Mart. EMS had to be called to free the woman. Is there a more humiliating place to be Super Glued to a toilet seat than the Wal-Mart? Police say this “may have been done on purpose.” Read more

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