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The Nocturnal Journal with Dave Hoekstra Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN
 
AJN is the oldest and largest circulating nursing journal in the world. The Journal's mission is to promote excellence in nursing and health care through the dissemination of evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical information and original research, discussion of relevant and controversial professional issues, adherence to the standards of journalistic integrity and excellence, and promotion of nursing perspectives to the health care community and the public.
 
AT THE INTERSECTION OF FAITH & CULTURE In our snack-sized, soundbite, highlights-only media diet, a podcast is a conversational full meal.?No Shame Podcast gives cultural taste-makers a chance to speak at length about who they really are, why they do what they do, and what it is that drives them from the deepest places. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes…” (Romans 1:16) John Grooters is a director, writer and pro ...
 
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Voice artist Ken Nordine, the creator of “Word Jazz,” died Saturday at the age of 98. Over the years, he visited with a number of WGN Radio shows to discuss his career. May 2015, with Dave Hoekstra January 2014, with Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano April 2010, with Steve King and Johnnie Putman
 
Dave Hoekstra welcomes Jeff Skrentny and Molly McGown to talk about “beer drinkers with a birding problem” and the upcoming Birds and Beers event at Metropolitan Brewing. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3596811/hoekstra-birds-and-beers_2019-02-16-180111.64kmono.mp3
 
Dave Hoekstra welcomes the Young Stracke All-Stars from the Old Town School of Folk Music into the Allstate Skyline Studio to show their stuff. The band will be calling it quits after 11 years with a final show at Chicago’s legendary Hideout on February 16th. The performance also features Corky Siegel and Hippocampus Longsword. Tickets are avai ...…
 
After receiving a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, Lilly Smartelli decided to tie the knot with her one true love: her faithful dog Bernie. She joins Dave Hoekstra by phone to talk about her new book,“The $5 Dog Wedding”, and why she chose to wed her beloved pooch. A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to Donate Life America, an organ ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra welcomes The Chicago Soul Jazz Collective featuring John Fournier, on tenor sax, Macon Fahmy on piano, Brian Courage on acoustic bass and Keith Brooks on drums. Together they play classics from the 1960s soul jazz era like Chicago’s own Ramsey Lewis and Eddie Harris. Stop by the record release party for their debut album on Feb. 1 ...…
 
Gene Krcelic is the president of the Premier Foundation, an international Christian non-profit organization committed to being a voice for the disadvantaged. Before joining the Premier Foundation in 2009, Gene created and served as CEO for OMG, a multi-faceted sponsorship, music, sports, and event management firm with offices in the Southeast a ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra dives into the world of Alpine and Eastern European music with a some live tunes and a discussion on the Zither with master zitherist Kurt Von Eckroth, his wife and vocalist Meagan Von Eckroth and DePaul music professor/conductor Jeff Kowalkowski. They talk about the instrument’s history and applications in classical and folk musi ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra talks with writer Laura O. Foster, who creates travel guidebooks for the Portland, Oregon area, about her book Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary’s Portland, which covers the very real places that inspired the world built by Cleary in her Ramona Quimby series of children’s books. They talk about how the sense of locatio ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra visits with John Hughes of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, who is in town with a mobile version of the museum put together with White Sox fans in mind for SoxFest 2019. They talk about what’s in the mobile exhibit and some of the rare pieces in the museum in Louisville, some tales of debauchery from Super Bowl XLI in Mi ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra welcomes back The Imperial Sound to the Allstate Skyline Studio. Founders Kenn Goodman and Rick Mosher talk about their roots in new wave, punk and ‘trash rock’ and their journey with the New Duncan Imperials to their current sound, a throwback to the AM pop hits of the early 70’s; they also discuss the 35th anniversary of their o ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra visits with prolific Chicago-based photographer Will Byington, who shares some tales from the sea and his work shooting rock bands on Sixthman Rock Cruises, featuring bands like KISS, 311, John Prine, and The Civil Wars, and genre-wide packages like ‘Outlaw Country’ featuring Steve Earle. They talk about the accessibility of some ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra welcomes back author and food writer Michael Gebert, who talks about the 2019 edition of his annual Fooditor 99, a guidebook by and for Chicagaoans and tourists alike, to discover the best Chicago’s food scene has to offer. They discuss the process of constantly finding new places and some of what the criteria is for inclusion in ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra and Brooke Schwartz, RN visit with Paul and Mike Bolger and Mark Hague, members of Chicago’s Original Jam Band, Mr. Blotto. The guys share a couple tunes and talk about their history, stemming from the eclectic Polish music venue the Cardinal Club and getting to work with Bob Weir; they also take some listener questions, and more.…
 
Dave Hoekstra presides over a panel that looks at a whole slate of topics involving the future of medicinal and (possibly) legalized recreational marijuana in the state of Illinois. We start with John Sullivan, SVP of Chicago-based Cresco Labs, industry leaders in the production of medical and adult-use marijuana product and RN Brooke Schwartz, ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra, along with Chicago songstress and comedian Molly McGown in the sidecar, welcome Sara Cherny, Director of BluesSHOUT!, into the studio. Sara talks about her experience in the world of dance, the origins of various dance styles, and the current state of the Chicago dance scene.
 
On tonight’s New Year edition of WGN Nightside, Dave Hoekstra hosts an all female show! Chicago songstress and comedian Molly McGown rides sidecar with Dave as they welcome Chef Catherine Lambrecht of Greater Midwest Foodways, Charla Draper (formerly of Ebony magazine), and Author Donna Pierce into the studio. The group discuss various New Year ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra, along with Chicago songstress and comedian Molly McGown in the sidecar, welcome Chicago blues singer Mary Lane, along with special guest harmonica player, Billy Branch. Songs from Mary’s new “Travelin’ Woman” album are shared and the band discuss their respective backgrounds in music. Mary also talks about her upcoming documentar ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra, along with Chicago songstress and comedian Molly McGown in the sidecar, welcome Cellist Nora Barton and Karen Meager of Feed in the studio to talk about soul food in Humboldt Park at Feed Restaurant. While Nora serenades us with beautiful tunes, the women also discuss the difference between soul food and southern foods; the histo ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra, along with Chicago songstress and comedian Molly McGown, welcome Chef Catherine Lambrecht of Greater Midwest Foodways, Charla Draper (formerly of Ebony magazine), and Author Donna Pierce into the studio as they pay tribute to the New Year’s Day Good Fortune Tradition of Black Eyed Peas. The women discuss the history of the black ...…
 
SANTA CLAUS!! Yes, it’s true. After a long journey throughout the world, the man himself Santa Claus joins the program to talk about his eventful trip! Santa explains the presents he drops off and what his experience was like to come through the worlds greatest city of Chicago. To wrap up this Christmas Day Extravaganza, Comedian Mike Ostrowski ...…
 
In-studio are the Italian stallions Nick Alex, owner of the Golden Apple Diner and longtime loyal customer Johnny Bellino. The diner never closes, it’s open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or to make it more simple.. 24/7!!! Nick & Johnny talk about the history of the Golden Apple, and the new type of the crowd that comes into the diner. As we ...…
 
Wrapping up our Christmas Day Extravaganza, we bring in some live entertainment!! Maxwell Street Musician “Lefty” Vince Johnson, will sing and play some Christmas tunes on his electric guitar. Vince goes in depth about inspiration from his youth days on Maxwell Street and talks legacy about be the last remaining blues musician playing consisten ...…
 
On a special Christmas edition of Nocturnal Journal with Dave Hoekstra, Mike Veeck, son of White Sox Hall of Famer Bill Veeck, co-owner of St. Paul Saints starts up the holiday spirit. Mike talks about his Christmas memories with his huge family; food, conversation, music around the holiday season. His new restaurant Harold’s Cabin is located i ...…
 
Nocturnal Journal host Dave Hoekstra takes a couple segments for a special farewell interview with long time friend and WGN broadcast engineer Aubrey Mumpower. Aubrey goes in depth about his broadcasting career to his life before Chicago. As a engineer, Aubrey has enjoyed his time with the WGN Radio. Coming from a family history of railroad eng ...…
 
On the final Saturday before Christmas, Chicago Bulls DJ Metro stops in studio to talk about his spinning at the 7th annual Chicago Resolution Gala on the pier. Metro shares intel on his early career success and where you can catch him turning up next. Navy Pier spokesperson Payal Patel joins the conversation to preview of the Navy Pier New Yea ...…
 
Lead singer Felicia Patton and the Chicago Soul Revue heat up the WGN Allstate Skyline Performance studio and join Dave Hoekstra, along with Tracy Baim for a discussion on their semi-residency at Unititled Supper Club, capturing that type of unique nightlife vibe at their shows, and keeping the sounds of Chicago, Motown and Memphis alive. We al ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra visits with Tracy Baim, the new publisher of the venerable Chicago Reader free alternative weekly newspaper, which is now independently owned and published. Baim discusses the challenge of maintaining an independent voice in Chicago and finding new revenue streams to keep the paper alive amidst the uncertainty following its severa ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra makes his annual visit with JAM Productions’ John Soss, who talks about his passion for collecting Christmas music, his extensive collection of yuletide tunes, and what makes a classic Christmas song. We listen to some deep Christmas cuts, John talks about the art of scavenging for records and the song he wrote that was recorded b ...…
 
Tim Barton is a speaker for WallBuilders, a pro-family organization that emphasizes America’s religious and constitutional heritage. His presentations on worldview, education, and American heritage have challenged young and old across the country. As an ordained minister, Tim also serves as a pastor, teacher, coach, and worship leader in variou ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra visits with Monica Obniski, Demmer Curator of 20th and 21st Century Design at the Milwaukee Art Museum; they discuss Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America an exhibit that explores the post-war trends in design that carried a sense of playfulness in corporate and interior design. They talk about the effect of the mid-century e ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra welcomes Chicago’s own bluesman Wayne Baker Brooks, who plays a could of tunes and discusses the musical narrative he brings to his show that weaves through his influences and those of his father, Lonnie Brooks; letting the blues “breathe” and grow into other genres, and the task of balancing that with respect for the tradition of ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra, along with Wayne Baker Brooks, talks with St. Louis-based blues music education advocate Alonzo Townsend, who discusses his work spreading blues awareness and the importance of the next generation of musicians and listeners to appreciate to genre’s roots; he also talks about the work of his father Henry ‘Mule’ Townsend and the th ...…
 
On tonight’s edition of WGN Nightside, Dave Hoekstra welcomes adult contemporary and R&B artist, Blake Alexander, into the studio as he shares some of his latest hits! Blake shares information about his upcoming performance at Chicago’s Eve of the Eve at Merchandise Mart on December 30th, for more information visit http://www.highsight.org. The ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra speaks with Author-songwriter, Zack Sternwalker, about his latest book “Please Let Me Help (Helpful Letters to the World’s Most Wonderful Brands)”! In this book, Zack addresses a plethora of celebrities, notable brands, and more by offering advice, ideas, and feedback. Zack also briefly talks about his band, Potential Gospel, befo ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra is joined by Chicago cabbie and author, Claude Walker, to talk about his “Bicentennial-by-Button” online exhibit. With a very impressive political resume including holding the position as former senior writer for Governor Quinn, Claude goes into his political background and what led him to begin collecting buttons as a child. Clau ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra welcomes adult contemporary and R&B artist, Blake Alexander, into the studio as he shares some of his latest hits! Blake talks about his background in music and how his childhood upbringing has influenced his art; his experience of performing for Tom Dreesen; and much more. Blake will be performing at Chicago’s Eve of the Eve at M ...…
 
Catherine Clinch is a writer and producer dedicated to creating high-quality, family-friendly entertainment. With over thirty years of experience in the entertainment industry, her credits span from writing for network television to teaching screenwriting and filmmaking courses as an adjunct university professor. Today, Catherine excels in the ...…
 
The Walt Disney Birthday Celebration at Disney’s Birthplace, 2156 N. Tripp Avenue, is 5 p.m. tomorrow, December 5, and is open to the public. Students from Nixon Elementary School will sing a couple songs. The Bulls’ Robin Lopez will be there with Mickey Mouse. Dave Hoekstra talks with project developers Brent Young and Dina Benadon to find out ...…
 
Chuck Howard is a producer and writer most recently known for his work on the 2018 film, Beautifully Broken. His credits also include films such as I’m Not Ashamed, Forgiven, Changing Seasons, and A Place In The Heart.
 
Dave Hoekstra talks with guitar-driven power pop/rock artist and producer Jonny Polonsky, who is returning to his old hometown of Chicago for a homecoming show tonight 11/28 at the GMan Tavern, 3740 N. Clark. Jonny discusses his long career that started by soliciting advice from his heroes and getting hung up on by Kurt Cobain, to forming worki ...…
 
Torry Martin is a screenwriter and actor best known for his roles in Boxed Lunch, The Matchbreaker, and Mister Scrooge To See You. He is also an accomplished stand-up comedian, mixing spiritual lessons with hilarious “Torry Stories” revolving around his own blundering and misfortune. As a writer, Torry has written for Adventures In Odyssey and ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra visits with vendors Dave Gaborek and Cindy Fosco Gaborek, who own Let’s Tailgate in Evanston – the official merchandiser of Northwestern Athletics. They talk about getting into the merchandise business following stints as food/drink vendors at Chicago’s ballparks, typical game days and their plans to head down to Indianapolis at t ...…
 
Dallas-based musician Doug Allen Nash stops by the Nocturnal Journal to talk about his upcoming Neil Diamond/Johnny Cash Holiday Tribute Show, on 12/28 at Park West (322 W Armitage). Nash discusses his real-life friendship with both John Carter Cash and the Man in Black himself, how the act developed from an impromptu jam session, his approach ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra talks with Catherine Lambrecht of the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance, who shares the historical culinary lineage of the staple Thanksgiving side dish, Green Bean Casserole. Dorcas Reilly, who is credited with creating the ‘classic’ recipe of the casserole, passed away in October. Also joining the show is former Sun-Times column ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra visits with Nashville (and Boston)-based musicians Michael Dinallo and Juliet Simmons Dinallo, who stopped in Chicago to share some music from Juliet’s new album ‘Dream Girl’, and discuss the state of the scene in the Music City as one of the last “industry towns”, their relationship with friend-of-the-show Billy Prine, Michael’s ...…
 
Gary Chapman got his start as a songwriter with number one hits in both the contemporary Christian and country music genres. As a musician in his own right, he has earned three Grammy nominations and six Dove awards, including Male Vocalist Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year. Gary is also the creator of Sam’s Place, a live concert radio ser ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra visits with Chicago-born singer/songwriter/musician Nicholas Tremulis, who talks about his new club venture The Blue Nocturne, an intimate space in the basement of the Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park, his path through addiction and sobriety with friend Ivan Neville, the evolution of protest music, and stories from over three decades ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra welcomes David Brown, Chief Preservation Officer and EVP of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Mike Gassman, CEO of the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Inc.; they pay tribute to a titan in the field of preservation in the U.S., former keeper of the National Registry Dr. William Murtagh, who died in October at the age ...…
 
Dave Hoekstra visits with Molly McGown, events coordinator at the new U.S Pizza Museum, now at the Roosevelt Collection (1146 Delano Ct. West). She talks about how the whole thing came together and the competing projects from around the country, why Chicago’s diverse pizza style offerings make it a prime spot for the museum and various pizza su ...…
 
Andrew Erwin and his brother Jon make up the filmmaking duo best known as the Erwin Brothers. Born and raised in Alabama, the brothers got their start in sports television as camera operators. After winning several awards for successful music videos and documentaries, they shifted their focus exclusively to developing feature films, including O ...…
 
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