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KT’s Kids benefit preview with Scott Lucas, Herb Rosen & KT Augustyn (Episode 691)

I’m inspired by the work KT’s Kids does to help children who desperately need it. This Sunday night, Liar’s Club plays host to the KT’s Kids Toy Drive Fundraiser. Joining me to talk about the event are Scott Lucas (Local…

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Safety, accessibility and unity: Building the Humanity is the Genre Festival (Episode 654)

Guitars Over Guns. Sounds great to me. The Humanity is the Genre Festival is happening 9/25, from 12-6:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the historic landmark Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Bronzeville. Joining me for this episode DJ Lady…

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Jon Langford previews Pine Valley Cosmonauts tribute to Tom Waits at the Hideout (Episode 632)

Pine Valley Cosmonauts’ new album, “The Closing Time,” is a song-for-song recreation of Tom Waits’ debut album, “Closing Time.” “Patron saint of Chicago music” Jon Langford returns to Car Con Carne to preview the album, and its release show at…

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‘Situation Chicago 2’ benefit album arrives this week (Episode 611)

The first “Situation Chicago” benefit album is out of print, and a new one is on the way! Trey Elder of Quiet Pterodactyl returns alongside Shawn and Brian of Miirrors to preview Situation Chicago 2, a benefit album of Chicago…

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“We are stronger together than what we are divided” – Humanity is the Genre (Episode 609)

“Humanity is the Genre” is a fantastic new music compilation benefitting Haven Studios and Guitars Over Guns. Joining me to talk about it tonight are Freddie Bell (Electric Train), Add-2 (Haven Studios/Guitars Over Guns), artist Emma Young and Columbia College…

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‘Tavern-style’ meets ‘speakeasy chic’ for charity: CRUST FUND PIZZA (Episode 605)

Author, marketer and foodie John Carruthers has thrown himself into pizza over the past year. Now that he’s mastered the art of making “tavern style” pizza, he’s turned his talents toward the greater good. He joins me to talk about…

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Craft beer for mental health: THINGS WE DON’T SAY IPA (Episode 574)

Even more reasons to enjoy a delicious IPA: Hope for the Day Partnerships Director Joel Frieders joins me to talk about Hope for the Day’s “Things We Don’t Say” IPA initiative. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

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Rock star brings music and light to war-ravaged countries: Lanny Cordola (Episode 520)

After many years making music for national-level bands like The House of Lords, Giuffria and Jesse and the Rippers (Full House), Lanny Cordola now devotes his days to teaching the guitar to kids in war-torn countries. Lanny joins me tonight…

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KTs Kids preview with Liar’s Club, Local H and Katie Augustyn (Episode 514)

The virtual telethon for KT’s Kids is happening Sunday! This is the 17th annual Holiday Fundraiser, and Car Con Carne wants it to be a huge success! Joining me tonight are the Liar’s Club team putting it on (Herb Rosen…

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Firefighters helping kids who are fighting serious illness: Kurt DeGroot of Project Firebuddies (Episode 510)

There’s nothing more comforting than seeing people help other people. Project Fire Buddies is a non-profit organization of firefighters bringing joy and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to kids wrestling with serious illness. Kurt DeGroot of Project Fire Buddies joins me tonight to…