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"arlington racetrack" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"You be a fan of the Bears eventually building a new stadium in Arlington Heights? Arlington Racetrack is a possible location. What are you doing? Tightening too much didn't like adjusting them. All right. Seriously. What are you doing? And stop making that noise. Okay, We're good. Now Mark in Lincoln Park here on ESPN 1000. Hello, Mark. Hey, guys. Yeah, Abdullah, that is annoying. You gotta stop right mark like, isn't that that's extremely annoying. Abdal, your professional. Come on. I was just trying to adjust the mike. I don't know what's gonna make that noise. When you're on a 50,000 megawatt that we can all hear it. Listen, Mark. I'm on a 50,000 megawatt station that just got new Mike stands that apparently can't last through the first hour of shows, Okay, so talk to talk to the new ownership. Crypt. I was a long time Bears guy who has missed probably five until my life has been ruled by youth hockey. I'd missed five games in 20 plus years on. We were in that south lot. Then we were premium south lot, and then I got myself into the lot. That does flow north. I had to do a deep dive on traffic flow out of that place. You don't have to walk to the planetarium. You do have to be in the premium and you are always guaranteed the same lot And it's the East Field museum lot and because we're on the Northeast goal line 100 level I could be at my car in two minutes and I made it home in 11 minutes to North and the south if I get the greens So there is a way for you, but you gotta have the coupon ticket is actually yellow. So it's the golden ticket and as far as going to Arlington Heights. I'm out man because we live in Lincoln Park, but I get the rest of Chicago Land area would do it. But here's the real question, guys. Who's gonna pay for it? Because although the Bears air valued at three billion, that family doesn't have the money for it, and this state is broke, so because the Bears don't own that stadium, and all those deals were done. No Cause Park District owns it along with some other consortium. Who's gonna pay for it? There's there's no funding. Yeah, I know. And that's a valid question Mark, and that's where it kind of would have to play into this idea that eventually someday what a different person or family owned the Chicago Bears. Like And then there are the right of first. We're free refusal from various parties who could buy the team first, but like, think about it, the whole set up this entire set up. Thanks for the car called Mark. We appreciate the whole south for the Chicago Bears is a terrible business plan. I don't understand how a team in today's day and age in the NFL does not own and operate their own stadium. That to me is a major miss. As far as business concerns. Go for the Chicago Bears, we can debate a dome, Fairweather Having it in the suburbs on the lakefront. Wherever the stadium is, I don't care. It's a terrible business decision of the Chicago Bears do not own their own stadium that they can profit off of Like I don't know the answer these questions. So I might be wrong when I'm saying these things because I don't know the answers. But like the Cubs And the White Sox when they hold the White Sox don't hold a lot of concerts, but the Cubs do hold a lot of concerts. They get a portion of that money. Do the bears when they do. I don't know. I'm just being us because the park district owns it, so it doesn't Leafs Does the park district get all that money? Do they just get the concessions like I don't know how this works, but When teams do that you can host all this stuff and you get the revenue of it. If you host concerts, you get the revenue If you host whatever like I think it's a million dollars like the Cubs get a million dollars almost every time. They host a concert whatever they want to use before they can use it for But they get a million bucks every time there's a concert, and they do they do a bunch of them over the summer, so and then to follow up with Mark's point. So like, where would the money come from? So here's another element of this that I think we would all agree on The taxpayers are not building a stadium for the Chicago Bears that that ruse that that whole scam that's out the window that ended in sports like no longer. Should taxpayers be allowed to be bamboozled by these billionaire owners to get the taxpayers to pay for their stadiums for them to benefit right? Like the whole pitch? What 2030 years ago was like we wanna have civic pride and we can't allow our team to leave, so owners would then hold cities hostage. To them, force them to pay higher taxes to then fund their stadiums. It's something that we've seen all over the place in sports, but like Really? You know, what was it was the Rams moving out of ST Louis like that's the last one, right? Like if you want to hold it against the people of this city to say that. Well, you're not getting a new state until you pay for it, too, right? Isn't that why the Raiders moved to Vegas? Very Places. It has happened all over sports and in the sports landscape. No city should ever pay for a billionaire stadium for them tow profit off of Look, They should pay for it. I think it's the perfect job for Ryan Pace because he rebuilt the bear facilities up in Lake Forest. He oversaw that this is a great is a great thing for him to undertake up. Maybe it's working him and Ted Phillips. Maybe they're working on go to Arlington Heights. Build us a stadium. Eddie on I 90 you're on ESPN 1000. What's up? Hey. Hey. How's it going? I think the Chargers also tried to do that. They try to, like, get the taxpayers Theo s so they went to l. A. Yeah, Absolutely. Yeah, Like like. That's what one thing I was thinking. It's just like if they don't have the money, they're probably try and get like taxpayers here to try and do it. And like to be honest,.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on Real Food Real People
"So it's rented out to other producers and still maintained. So even though she was the farm kid with in the farm fact, she was the one that was done with it and wanted to go to the city exactly interesting. Yeah. So and then what did you do your in the city? So earlier about at least friends authorities off-road horses, no matter where I was and I was a barn kid, you know my first job when I was thirteen was on Arlington racetrack hot walking your old resources cuz I was just wow, I I did that with my first job. I'm like I just want to do this. I had no fear of dying. Just you know, that was my first job, even though you lived in the city, even though I lived in the city, I would always, you know, you can I would always I'd take a game. A train or a bus at least 45 minutes to get to More Country areas where their horses and then I went to college and so in the city was in l no no no, I grew up in Chicago say yes, I was Midwest girl. I think internet I missed that as it. Sorry. Not right now. I'm caught up. Okay. So Midwest girl. Okay, Rachel moved to the big city of Chicago with my mother when we were eight and was off till through through college. And then when I was just after September eleventh, I flew to Los Angeles realized it was sixty in January and left. I was like, I am not doing these -12 degree Winters anymore. Yeah. This is just through this and when you're like in when you're like twenty, you know, you're like, oh this is great idea. Yeah, you're not afraid of anything yet. Would you go to college for I studied I've started with art and then I majored in literature. I just yeah, I've always liked to learn and then so everything that I am. Now is nothing related to what I studied but I'm entirely self-taught because I love to learn and so you got you were still connected with farming as a kid, but you moved to LA home then what were you doing? What what did you jump into? Oh my gosh. I worked in fashion. I worked in music and okay, hold on fashion. What did you do in fashion? You just gotta really pull this I don't like to talk about myself. So I would you do. In fact, I'm fascinated by that my gosh. Okay, so normally talk to a farmer who has a background where they did stuff in fashion. I know right? Well this is this goes to the home of your life that you like. You live at the way people tell you even though it really doesn't serve you guess. So that was part of it. So in fashion, I was in House at a brand to start and then I started my own fashion blog page back in 08 when blogging was becoming trendy. Yep, and within a couple of years, I was ranked as one of the top fashion bloggers in the world. I could take pretty pictures of myself and put them on the internet, but I could write about the business page. The fashion I did a lot..
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Today and before the race Bubba Wallace's car forty three moved down the track bye all the other racers the entire garage on the track supporting Wallace after with NASCAR says was an incredibly sad angry and outraged group of people after I knew this was found in Wallace's scratched all yesterday the cancelled race due to the weather NASCAR investigating and also the F. B. I.'s involved Qatar cow boys quarterback dak Prescott expected a size thirty one million dollar franchise today all the while the jets safety Jamal Adams pushing for a trade of the cowboys Arlington racetrack reach a deal this morning for racing to begin on July twenty third Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays through September twenty six that the home of the bears Jeff Johnny act newsradio one oh five point nine FM WBBM news time to forty eight traffic and weather together on the aids here's clearly we got a big problem Cisco actually got a few of them we're going to start on eighty you have a crash blocking a lane at the display ads river bridge everybody really tied up from Larkin to the scene the other big problem is the amounts of the Kennedy crash in the two left lanes of Naples was forty one minutes coming in from here it's twenty off the Edens happened to back to Montrose but the Gators delays pretty substantial thirty minutes back out to hair up on Eisenhower twenty to demand I was thirty five to three ninety months sluggish York to the tri state this is forty two minutes to get downtown from three nine you're clear if you're coming in from Mannheim not awful on the Stevenson headed out twenty six to the tri state thirty sixty three fifty five images thirty two from veterans the road work on fifty five especially southbound this afternoon folks is barely moving about the road workers there every day it's there every night it's on going through the fall you're down to one lane both ways between River Road and arsenal abandoned mines thirty three about just twenty five an early crash on the up on side of the bush of Ford's gone soon to be thirty five minutes AT and I have a new crash on the inbound side of the bush aboard the left lane at a hundred and fifty nine half an hour ride to get to the right infirmities out the lecture Dr crowded as you run the oak street curve northbound slow as approaches Congo River on doing road work on the river bridge southbound Trice is stalled semi blocked the two right lanes pass.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on WGN Radio
"With us mark Carman kept Paul with you till ten teddy Greenstein little college football will there be a season talk coming up at the bottom of the hour a little bit after eight thirty we did have sports today and I was getting ready for the show sitting in my cubicle socially distancing from all WGN personnel doing things in a cubicle there I don't really I just your paint a picture a guy going to in one of the production base they don't yeah production base sure I was gonna cubicle started after current podcast studio but whatever I'm in my own corner and I'm like all right I got it there's live sports about to happen here let me go get myself in front of the television the bell I'm not the biggest horse racing guy here I'll be honest your first income I do I'm not gonna pretend you have to really commit like your entire life actually understand the ins and outs of horse racing industry but I I live in Arlington racetrack so my favorite places in the world so you have a great day okay Seaview you've been Darling did you get into worse racing you know in Arlington bunch try to go a couple times this summer okay Curtis you're nodding your head you've been Arlington yep same time same place okay we used to go in high school and that was a couple years ago now I have not been to the tracking in in many many years there was actually there was a I think it was a stone I wanna see sportsman's maybe even like I ran like a five K. that's the list the last time I've been to attract but so I I made the point sports is here this is sports I guess even though I still kind of confused by it but I got it from the TV and I really enjoyed the whole moments let's let's just how long is this Curtis about forty five seconds forty five seconds of sports happen today in case you missed it here once but when is the leader changes.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Simplified I'm sure he'll see you next reported ten forty eight AM breaking traffic alerts when they happen well the KRLD weather center looking add to a partly cloudy day and it's going to be hot humidity going off just a tick hive around ninety four degrees today overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning a possibility of some scattered thunderstorms coming through nothing severe though partly cloudy and hot this weekend once more with highs in the mid nineties a little better chance of rain early next week right now a KRLD it's eighty two good morning it is ten forty I'm John but I live in the Mercedes Benz of Plano news center stay connected to KRLD and get breaking news alerts on your phone download the radio dot com app tap on the heart to favorite KRLD down to the ten eighty pop watch now it's a dollar fifty nine in west Dallas of the axon stationed at singleton and Luke twelve also one sixty four E. N. at Arlington racetrack at Cooper and Mayfield and one sixty nine Ian McKinney at the QuikTrip at Plymouth road and seventy five a current local average in North Texas P. as a pocket eighty two with hospitals closed to visitors patients are coping with illness alone but one man went above literally and beyond to see his wife face to face for her birthday that's why he is this week's KRLD difference maker Jim tally has been with his wife almost his entire life thirty seven years we dated for five years on top of that forty two years with the woman I know and I know nothing else and with all my life my high school sweetheart my best friend so when she needed surgery to treat ovarian cancer he wanted nothing more than to be by your side everything went well or it could be in the hospital there I understand that I respect that during the call that nineteen is nine years old hi it was difficult no matter what what your spouses in the hospital you want to be with your spouse Lisa was still in the hospital on her birthday when they got some news for two days I can't be there so I'm going to send her a little Instagram Happy Birthday and I get a call at twelve fifty two AM something has gone wrong they're putting their fax numbers you surgery locally the surgery went well Jim works in construction he had an idea and access to a scissor lift saying happy birthday.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Next to port at eight forty eighty breaking traffic alerts when they happen joys thank you very much John you do it is now time to get a forecast for you for the next couple of days I don't think he's going to have to repeat it much because it's pretty much the same thing in the damn Yasser as mid nineties with plenty of sunshine some clouds around the one thing that will change tomorrow the wind will pick up a little bit will get guests the twenty and today it's about ten miles per hour no a breezy the weekend as well also some brain may be edging towards our area during the morning hours of starting as early as Friday and Saturday father's day and into early next week will be storms forming in western Oklahoma and southern Kansas during the late afternoon and evening hours ago expanding coverage and be diving southeast a hundred thousand dollar question is will they hold together as they move into the area before sunrise each of those morning something I'll keep an eye on at least or something to talk about as far something falling from the sky so again stated right now seventy five like Ariel the the only thing we want falling from the skies rain it is it's eight forty one now nineteen away from nine o'clock and we're live in the Mercedes Benz of Plano news center eight forty one now K. R. L. D.'s we've got gasoline prices now on the ten eighty pump one local average in North Texas is down a penny a gallon overnight where it dollars eighty two you can find it as cheap as a dollar fifty five in Keller the axon at main and wall price Keller the dollar sixty seven in Arlington racetrack at Cooper and Mayfield yeah we got a dollar sixty seven in west Dallas the QuikTrip at Davis and Walton Walker again that local average now a dollar eighty two a highly anticipated Supreme Court decision due any day could impact whether more than six hundred thousand dreamers and could could impact more than six hundred thousand dreamers and could decide if they can stay in the U. S. nineteen pandemic continues to spread he group is on the front lines recipients of daca it's really hard to plan when you're on a constant expiration date all twenty years of my education including my medical degree will just become useless overnight more than two hundred thousand working an essential jobs and nearly thirty thousand are employed in the health care system like Daniel and Donna a twenty seven year old licensed practical nurse who came from Mexico when he was one he's now conducting covert nineteen testing in New Mexico you can see maybe there's a line of cars it's ME and for co workers that are doing this health care worker fabula Dominguez a mother of three also came from Mexico when she was six I work at the pediatric ICU inter's kova nineteen I had to transition into adult I see you as the Supreme Court prepares to issue its ruling Janet Uppala Tano and homeland security department in.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And bill interior and I'm choking to death how are you. and do you need the high look Steve I do. and it's not just an excuse to get you to hug me. you don't need it for that. five times going just said we've all got very little chance of surviving the weekend yeah all right dag optimist I add stuff to that that's what I heard in the segment no that's what he said word for word. and what he has done it I saw Auster lives on way yelling me right sauce is coming on with this whole Alice you demo V. Saul Austerlitz no. the other one yeah the guy who has the same name is Olaf who is all US troops for the people that don't I mean I well everyone but for the others he's the author of the book about generation friends how friends changed the world I love friends the cashier says show did you see that the CNN doc the end of the twenty fifth anniversary docket writ disappointing was like yes how come all stuff you know yes something new but also they didn't cast on which seems to be kind of important Sunday night WGN TV has a special on as well yes friends shaped our television world favorite friends episode all time. I got it right here you want to do the Joey and Ross nap episode where they actually take a nap together in these random rest of the episode trying to figure out Joe we try to get Ross to do it again he's been trying to get Dave to do reenact I've slept together okay well it's bill cal now he's trying to get bill lived I guess we weren't sleeping. those are fellas. will be back tomorrow we're gonna be live at Merion joy tomorrow to celebrate all the success they have is one of the great Rio facilities in the country I guess to be doctor Kevin most you're from others yes you're very soon yeah he is I like tennis these cell Austerlitz these all lawsuits coming by because every Friday comes in for a little tune up I did add that tomorrow avenir doctor must go check day for me yeah and we're gonna get Steve semi visible rehabilitation to mental we have a physical Monday to act have one tomorrow also yes yes it's about a if we know you enjoy it. not really. hadn't caught his wedding Chicago stories told twenty four seven on seven twenty WGN Chicago if you're smart speaker user just a play WGN radio and tune in news sponsored by America's bath dot com at ten OO three years Jan de salvo it seventy three degrees under mostly cloudy skies at o'hare airport authorities in northwest Indiana are investigating a hit and run crash were car slammed into two pedestrians early this morning WGN Pam Jones has the story it happened outside of the long shots bar in the twenty five hundred block of Indianapolis Boulevard and sheriff bill police say a vehicle hit too pedestrian sometime around three twenty AM and left the scene one of the victims refuse medical treatment the other was transported to an area hospital no vehicle description yet and no word on the condition of the second victim Pam Jones WGN news could Saturday marked the last races at Arlington racetrack WGN's Ryan burl tells us what's going on the Illinois racing board has threatened to deny Arlington international racecourse racing dates for twenty twenty unless the owner Churchill Downs commits to racing at the track through twenty twenty one the thread was leveled at Tuesday's meeting the board will be back for hearing September twenty fourth and says it will appoint a three member committee to listen to any new proposals Churchill may have to offer the announcement comes after Churchill Downs announced it would not apply for a casino license to the northwest suburban track under the terms of a new state law right per of WGN news New Jersey high school wrestling referee Alan Maloney able server to season suspension for pressuring a varsity wrestler to cut off his dreadlocks in December Maloney told Andrew Johnson he would have to forfeit a match it is dreadlocks weren't covered and Johnson couldn't find the proper here cover so he had his trainer cut his hair implicit bias training for officials and staff involved in high school athletics across the state is now being implemented in New Jersey the trump administration which is repealing California's right to set its own higher emission standards for vehicles says only the wealthy want energy efficient cars his administration says they're helping auto manufacturers make cheaper options but critics say the. president is playing up to big oil Elaine Chao secretary of transportation said this morning the rule will not force automakers to spend billions of dollars developing cars that consumers do not want to buy or drive now the state of California is not for this they vow to fight it in court the coastal state is particularly vulnerable to climate change and has had cleaner emissions standards.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Merchandise any sign that he hung out with us for like about a half hour good for what the release of some I think for the movie he was it was supposed to air this week but he was doing some promotion last week so we were allowed because he was talking about the movie a lot in the in the interview but he was really I I just gonna say you've interviewed celebrities many many times I have to especially ones run toward trying to promote a movie you find that they go have these go to things they talk about the sort of the same thing over and over but he was just so engaging and he was really into the conversation he was just it's just I think people really enjoy it because he seemed he just sort of opened up about a few things and he tells this amazing story in the middle of it because we asked him a question about a friend of his I think Richard Roeper was here and asked him a question about a friend of his in Hollywood and he just it's just really it's engaging so when you have to do this that's coming up in our five o'clock hour so right after the top five in five you'll hear from John Travolta right here plus we'll talk to Ben Bradlee and also talk about Arlington racetrack in some issues going on there with the which with them you know they were you know right exactly if so what's happening there amateur a principal beer for reviews today as well well a good show with or without real con and end of long to say in the C. right now okay have a good one I'll talk to you guys later thank you John Chicago stories told twenty four seven on seven twenty WGN Chicago smart speaker users just say play WGN radio on tune in the news is sponsored by permissible basement systems here is Kim Gordon partly cloudy seventy three at o'hare the Chicago teachers union is asking the Chicago board of education to delay the vote on the proposed seven billion dollar plan presented by Merrill Lightfoot CTU president Jesse Sharkey says it's not enough to cover what he calls dire staffing shortages for counsellors psychologists social workers and nurses the village village of Dolton is putting up concrete barriers in front of the moonlight liquor store at one hundred forty second would line after a sixteen year old Simeon high school student was shot while sitting in a car outside the store last night mare Riley Rogers some of the questions that Mr.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"See. Little country music on this Thursday. Thank you, Jordan, young Jordan, producing the show as always joining studio by Laura Tich, Lord of as I call her now. So father's day's coming up Sunday. Yeah, I'm actually gonna be gone for father's damn Alaska, which I'm looking forward to though I saw the forecast, and it's cold and rainy every day. But that's Alaska. Right. That's normal. Right. Which so you shouldn't be disappointed. Whereas if you stayed here where we'll also be would be at least I'll be at some point some parts of the trip on a cruise ship enjoy myself with all the feeding yourself selling all the moms come with that. Yeah. And bunch listeners are going with me as well. Yeah. Sounds fun. How do you how do you Mark Father's Day? Well, my dad is eighty four and three. That's awesome. And we used to have a few traditions, we would either go to Arlington racetrack love that. Yeah. Or we'd go to a cubs game and I say cubs, don't like get your on these bundle. This is when I lived in Chicago. And this was when Wrigley field was actually affordable, and you could like go up the day of and by ticket, and it was really awful hadn't won the World Series. Yeah. They were in their very vast long losing streak. Exactly. But those were super fun because he loves baseball loves horse racing. I actually don't know what we're gonna do this Sunday. We're supposed to call talk to each other today. Figured out. Yeah. Same thing. I'm going to be gone. So I'm gonna have to figure out some time to make Ford after the fact. Yeah. To your children you appropriately. Yeah. My kids are great. My daughters are I think thirty two and thirty now and the greatest thing they did for me for for not just Father's Day. But the they gave me two grandsons. Daughters than have two grandsons is like the coolest thing in the world. So all those things I love my girls, but all things they didn't want to do. Yeah, I'm gonna try to get my grandson's to do all the sports stuff. I cannot wait to just go to a baseball game. Yeah, the coolest thing that's gonna be awesome. I don't younger than I have three boys. And they're you know, early to mid twenties. And so, you know, they, they don't have to have children right away, but, you know, within the next ten years, it'd be nice. I'd like to be healthy enough like you young to really young. Yes. Over the air flattery, I wanna be back on the show. So I gotta be nice do. So what did you learn about radio today? That all I gotta do is looking in the eye. Yeah. We have that we have to have a conversation. Yes. And those big top some big topics thing. We're not always going to do that kind of dove a little deep. What's good you have to you got a nudge the audience once a wake them up. It's still early in the morning. Yeah. For some people. Yeah. For me. I would not really. Wake up this one six. It's pretty good. It's normal. You're in this fitness thing now too. I am. I've lost twenty four impressive. I lost the game twenty bucks. The trend is. Okay. It's still down, Tony. Yeah. If you were in Vegas you should walk away. I'm saying this as I'm going on a cruise ship that has free booze and free. Right. But unlimited tell us what the scale says, when you get back more, not, I'm not gonna wear myself away yourself before you go on a trip like that's crazy. You're skinny like my producer Jordan. You can eat whatever you want a horse, he'd probably works out. He that's pretty then have kid hasn't seen a gym in twenty years. Really? He's just he goes out a young when I was that age. I was I was a metabolism thing. Yeah. What a life you leads a player to I would say. Well, thank you for. Thanks for being here. Yeah. Well, thanks for having me. Let's do it again. Then we won't always be heavy. All right. Thanks for being a Laura. Join me, Laura vote-rich, or Via's. I now caller more the show next coming up after the break, you know what is the four at ten stories? I wanna talk about. That's WTMJ. It's time for.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"I reject your theory completely, but you know what there needs to be some backlash to this, this would be disastrous to really has to be a better way. And I think the biggest question here is what the hell is going on the accurate mortgage, talk and text line is open. Now, give Jeff call four one four seven nine nine one six twenty four president get in the race. We'll, he run had now WTMJ's Jeff Wagner, speaking that grew it. That's I haven't heard that opening week where we interchange it up every few weeks. Yeah, every couple of months, I think a couple months or frequently you'll more frequently actually earn your money for goodness sakes, before you leave me to run for president. Absolutely. I I I love it. Love all the new sound effects and things like that. All right. Let us get started hope you had a great Father's Day. Little bit chilly. I'm still waiting for spring to come here. We were okay? I understand if you wanna see how I spent my Father's Day. Well, it's some people have cookouts some go to the beach the Wagner's we go to Arlington race track and play the ponies. And so if you follow me on Twitter at that shift, wake six twenty that's a picture of my brother and I and my niece and nephew and my lovely charming wife down at Arlington yesterday. I also got one of these deals if I told you so because the forecast it was supposed to be in the seventies going down into the forties at night. Well, it was pretty consistently in the low fifties. And my wife brought Blake it's and stuff like that long. I kept saying we're not going to need them. Just leave him in the car, and we definitely needed him. So she had to run back to the car to get him. So I've been hearing about that for the last day or so, but appropriate. She's like don't doubt me on these things anymore. So the weather guys kind of scrutiny up, but you know what something that happened and something that I noticed that the racetrack yesterday really informs where I want to start today's program forever. Everybody out there who thinks that we need to increase the minimum wage for fast food workers to fifteen dollars, an hour or more or other workers to, like fifteen dollars an hour or more be careful what you wish for, because if it happens, you are going to see incredible unintended consequences. Here's what I noticed gesture now I have been going to racetracks dog racing horse racing. I've been going to race tracks since I was a young man. All right. And years ago when you would go for example to the Arlington racetrack. What you would find when you went in there is, you would find row after row of what we call racetrack writers, you know, the tellers and people would go up to the windows and say, I want ten dollars on number four to win, and they would punch that out and they would give you the ticket. You would you would see I mean rows and rows. Of these tellers when I went yesterday and I'm not kidding. On the second level at Arlington. There were two or three human beings that we're actually like writing tickets and giving cash out on the first floor, the main level, I saw one-two-three, maybe five maybe five, and my guess, is if I had been there, fifteen years ago, I would have seen. I don't know fifty of them, but but they were down to four or five. Maybe there were a couple more scattered around, but, but not many. So what's going on our fewer people betting? No, all the human beings have been replaced by these automated machines. You walk up to the machine, you put your ticket in or you put cash in and the screen comes out and you play your own bets, and that's, that's just how it works. And they must have had that they had probably had hundreds of these automated machines and. I admit there a little intimidating at first, but after you use them once or twice you could figure it out. And so there were people they weren't standing in line to go to the tellers. The only times I stood in line to go to the tellers actually had a pretty good day at the track yesterday. And so if you wanted to actually get cash, but otherwise, if you just wanted to place bets use the Valter use the cash, you are all set and everybody I doubted to it, and this was a huge Father's Day crowd. And my guess is that, you know, there were a lot of people at the track who maybe had never been before, maybe go once every couple years, and they were these automated tellers and after they used them once or twice they got comfortable with them. There was no need for the human being to be there anymore. They're just they're just wasn't. And so all these people who had worked there. Well, their jobs ended up gone. Now I was thinking about this is the fast food industry. We always think about going through the drive through. Ndo and placing order. I want to cheese burger with fries, etc. Well, it's not that hard to pull up to the drive through window and punch a couple buttons. You don't need somebody necessarily taking your order. Or if you walk into the restaurant, you know, a kiosk and these kiosks relatively cheap, you can push the number you can do that. Think about the banking industry. I mean think about how we used to get cash. Not really that long ago. If you wanted cash, you would write a check, you would drive to the Bank, you would walk into the lobby and you'd give the check to the teller or alternatively, you'd go through the drive through window. Almost nobody does that anymore. You know most people what do they do? You've got the ATM card you go to the ATM and you can conduct pretty much any transaction you want to conduct. You can get cash up to a certain dollar amount. You can deposit things you can do this. And. That's why when you go into a lot of banks nowadays where there used to be teller window after teller window. They're not there anymore. Same thing is true in grocery stores, more and more grocery stores are moving to those automated checkout things now I think people are still a little bit resistant to that. I think a lot of people still like to actually go to the checker and they don't want to bag their own things. But, but I my prediction is a couple years from now that's going to be changed as well. And maybe yes, there's going to be a cashier, but it's going to be a cashier checkout line. And everybody else is going to be using these automated checkout things because we adapt, our number is four one four seven nine nine one six twenty that is the economic mortgage, talk and text line. I think as we become more comfortable with technology, whether it's placing bets at a racetrack or using the ATM in. Place of the cashiers at the Bank or whittling fast food from K at kiosks or any of these other type of situations. I think the reality is the need for people is disappearing faster and faster and faster. Are we going to adapt? Do you miss having to go in and see the teller do you miss having to go through the cashier line? Do you miss having to go up to the race writer and tell them what your bed is were are we adapting and as it costs more and more to for example, higher, the fast food worker, isn't more more likely that the way companies are gonna respond by simply saying, fine. We're going to automate this four one four seven nine nine one six twenty that is the accurate mortgage talk and text line. I'm telling you I was at the track yesterday. I have seen the future and the future is machines. Are people demanding more money? Are they essentially just increasing the speed with what that future brings four one four seven nine nine hundred twenty? If you're on the line police on, we discuss in just a moment this weight. Stick around. Jeff Wagner.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Little country music on this Thursday. Thank you, Jordan, young Jordan, producing the show as always joining studio by Laura Tich Laura, v as I call her now. So father's day's coming up Sunday. Yeah, I'm actually going to be gone for Father's Day. I'm going to be on my Alaska chip. So looking forward to saw the forecast. It's cold and rainy every day. But that's Alaska. Right. That's normal. Right. Which so you shouldn't be disappointed. Whereas if you stayed here where it will also be. Sad. At least I'll be at some point at some parts of the trip on a cruise ship, enjoying myself with all the yourself silly. All the accoutrements come with that. Yeah. And bunch listeners are going with me as well. Yeah. That sounds fine. So how do you how do you Mark Father's Day? Well, my dad is eighty four and three. That's awesome. And we used to have a few traditions, we would either go to Arlington racetrack. Love them. Yeah. Or we'd go to a cubs game and I say cubs, don't like get your on these bundle. This is when I lived in Chicago, and this was when Wrigley field was actually affordable, and you could like go up the day of and buy a ticket, and it was really awful. They hadn't won the World Series. Yeah. They were in their very vast long losing streak. Exactly. But those were super fun because he loves baseball he loves horse racing. And so I actually don't know what we're gonna do this Sunday. We're supposed to call and talk to each other today. Figured out. Yeah. Same thing. I'm gonna be gone. So I'm gonna have to figure out some time to make up for it after the fact. Yeah. Do do your children that you appropriately. Yeah. My kids are great. My daughters are think thirty two and thirty now and, you know, the greatest thing they did for me for, for not just fathers day, but they gave me two grandsons daughters. Then have two grandsons is like the coolest thing in the world. So all those things I love my girls but I'll things they didn't want to do. I'm going to try to get my grandson's into all the sports stuff. I cannot wait. Just go to a baseball game. Yeah, the coolest thing that's gonna be awesome. I don't know much younger than I have three boys. And they're you know, early to mid twenties. And so they, they don't have to have children right away. But, you know, within the next ten years, it'd be nice. I'd like to be healthy enough like you young to really young. Yes, one over the flattery I wanna be back on the show. So I gotta be nice. So what did you learn about radio today? That all I gotta do is look in the in the eye contact. Yeah. We have we have to have that we have to have a conversation. Yes. And those big top something topics today. We're not always going to do that kind of we dove a little deep is good. You have to you got to nudge the audience once a wake-up, it's still early in the morning. Yeah. For some people for me. I would not really not to wake up in the morning, adequate six. It's normal. I know you're in this fitness thing now too. I am. I've lost twenty four pounds impressive. Yes, I lost again. Twenty bucks. The trend is okay. It's still down twenty. Yeah. If you were in Vegas you should walk away. I'm saying this as I'm going on a cruise ship that has free booze and free flow. Right on, but unlimited tell us what the scale says, and you get back or not, I'm not gonna way myself, you weigh yourself before you go on a trip like that. That's crazy. If you're skinny, like my producer, Jordan, you can eat, whatever you want eats, like a horse, he'd probably works out. He looks pretty good. Kid hasn't seen a gym in twenty years. Really? He's just he goes out. He's a young guy when I was at age. I was I was a metabolism thing. Yeah. What a life you lease. He's a player to would say, well, thank you for. Thanks for being here. Yeah. Well, thanks for having me. Let's do it again. Then we won't always be heavy like we were. Okay. All right. Thanks for being a Laura. Join me, Laura Bucci, Tich Laura visas. I now caller more of the show next coming up after the break. You know what is the four at ten stories? I wanna talk about that's next right here. WTMJ. It's time.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"See. Little country music on this Thursday. Thank you, Jordan, young Jordan producer show as always joining studio by Laura Tich Laura, v as I call her now. So father's day's coming up Sunday. Yeah, I'm actually going to be gone for Father's Day. I'm Dan, my Alaska chip. I'm looking forward to. I saw the forecast and it's cold and rainy every day. But that's Alaska. Right. That's normal. Right. Which so you shouldn't be disappointed. Whereas if you stayed here where we'll also be threat would be. It would be at least I'll be at some point at some parts of the trip on a cruise ship, enjoying myself with all the yourself, selling all the accoutrements come with that, and bunch of listeners are going with me as well. Yeah. So how do you how do you Mark Father's Day? Well, my dad is eighty four and three. That's awesome. And we used to have a few traditions, we would either go to Arlington racetrack love that. Yeah. Or we'd go to a cubs game. And I say, cubs, don't like get your on these NFL bundle. This is when I lived in Chicago. And this was when Wrigley field was actually affordable, and you could like go up the day of and buy a ticket, and it was really awesome. Because they haven't won the World Series. Yeah. They were in their very vast long losing streak. Exactly. But those were super fun because he, he loves baseball he loves horse racing. So I actually don't know what we're gonna do the Sunday. We're supposed to call talk to each other today figure it out. Yeah. Same thing. I'm going to be gone. So I'm gonna have to figure out some time to make up for it after the fact. Yeah. Do your children that you appropriately. Yeah. My kids are great. My daughters are I think thirty two and thirty now and the greatest thing they did for me for for not just fathers day, but they gave me two two grandsons daughters. Then have two grandsons is like the coolest thing in the world. So all those things I love my girls but I'll things they didn't want to do. I'm going to try to get my grandson's into all the sports stuff. I cannot wait to just go to a baseball game. The coolest thing that's gonna be awesome. I don't younger than I have three boys and they're, you know, early to mid twenties. And so, you know, they, they don't have to have children right away, but, you know, within the next ten years, it'd be nice. I'd like to be healthy enough like you young to really. Yes. Oh I went over the air. It's flattering. I want to be back on the show. So I gotta be nice. So what did you learn about radio today? That all I gotta do is look in the in the eye contact that we have that we have to have a conversation. Yes. And there was a big top some big topics today. We're not always going to do that kind of we dove a little deep, which is good. You have to you got to nudge the audience. Once I wake them up. It's still early in the morning. Yeah. For some people for me. I would not really wake up in the morning. Six. Pretty good. It's normal. I know you're in this fitness thing now too. I am. I've lost twenty four oppressive. I lost year gained twenty bucks. The trend is. Okay. You're still down twenty. Yeah. If you were in Vegas you should walk away. I'm saying this as I'm going on a cruise ship that has free booze and free food. Right. But unlimited tell us what the scale says, when you get back or not, I'm not gonna wear myself Univer weigh yourself before you go on a trip like that. That's crazy. You're skinny like my producer Jordan. You can eat whatever you want. He took a horse he'd probably works out. He looks pretty fed kid hasn't seen a gym in twenty years. Really? He's just he goes out. He's a young guy when I was that age. I was I was in tablets thing. Yeah. What a life he leaves. He's a player to say. Well, thank you for. Thanks for being here. Yeah. Well, thanks for having me. Let's do it again. And we won't always be heavy like okay. All right. Thanks for being Laura. Join me, Laura vote-rich Moravia is now caller more. The show next coming up after the break. You know what is the four at ten stories? I wanna talk about that's next right here in WTMJ Jain.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"That means this guy's back on your radio. There's not like it. You know? That's what we all strive for. But everybody's looking at a championship down the road at some point brewers are gearing up for another run at the World Series expectations. I think that's where we want to be baseball is back on the air on February twenty third the NFL central champs way here GM. Jeff, Wagner, WTMJ, Neil and pleasant. Prairie. Neil your first. Hello. Jeff love the show, man. Thank you, sir. So here's the thing. I'm thinking, it's a domino effect. My wife works in daycare. She makes ten eleven dollars an hour. If it goes up to fifteen. You're gonna make fifteen dollars an hour. You wouldn't think so? I don't know what better would go a couple of dollars over. Well, almost almost has to. I mean, if let's say, let's take a fast food job. Let's say I started at nine bucks an hour. Now, I've been there for two or three years. And now, I'm an assistant manager and make it thirteen bucks an hour or whatever. Yeah. If if the starting wage now goes up to fifteen I'm going to expect. I mean, not going to expect a bump. You're gonna have to pay me at least nineteen or twenty that otherwise it's not fair. But the other thing is with how many teachers are are t to students. Now, all of a sudden the rates for the daycare go way. So this is affecting everybody. That's got kids in daycare. How do they afford it? Because granted they're making a little bit more money. But. Is it going to cover this even this little bit? We'll know you're you're right. And see. And that's what you don't think of me. Thanks for the call. That's what people don't think of this. Oh, well, it's so nice. Let's give people more money. Well, where is that? Where is that gonna come from? And you are exactly right. There is going to be sort of rolling effect. That's going to happen. Because you can't you can't just if you raise the minimum wage, so if you're starting out, you're you're starting salary like I say, I don't know how many people really start out at minimum wage given where we are in the economy nowadays. But okay, let let's say you're making ten bucks an hour. And all of a sudden he'll you as that's the entry urine employer. You're starting salaries. Ten bucks bucks an hour. Now, you have to pay those people fifteen you're obviously going to have to pay all the employees who've been with you who make less than fifteen you're going to have to give them an equivalent boost as well. You are talking about a massive increase in your payroll, and that that that money has to come from somewhere. For businesses. And you're exactly right. One of the places that that's gonna come is by just increasing costs. So you have this dramatic increase in again, the wage cost. Well, you're going to have to pass that on to the consumer. So all right for everybody. Your example was great. It was daycare, but fast, food, or whatever that's one of the unintended consequences of this Linda in World War tosa, linear WTMJ. Hello. I Linda I'm one of the things too is that we own for hair salon. It's a franchise. We employ high school students as receptionist they work from like four to eight PM in the evening years ago, we paid seven and a quarter while we pay them nine dollars an hour because that's what the market has dictated. I'll let you make your point Bill me to stop. That's exactly right. You can't do can't find anybody nowadays for minimum wage, at least anybody that you wanna hire. So to get kids that are worth bringing in that come back the next day. You you pay over minimum wage now you pay with the market bears. Exactly. So we now pay nine dollars an hour. If we were forced to pay them fifteen dollars an hour. We would no longer employ any high school kids would just be eliminated, and our hairstylists would be forced to do the vacuuming do the laundry do all of those things that we have these high school kids do. Oh, so that we can get clients in and out faster from the perspective of the high school kids, the choice in the scenario. You're having is you're either making those high school kids aren't gonna make fifteen bucks an hour. It's either going to be the nine bucks an hour. You could pay or they're gonna make nothing because that job is going to go away. 'cause you can't you can't afford it. Some people would say, Linda, Linda, your this rich business owner. I mean, how how dare you caused these people to work at this these slave wages? Well, the same thing the hairstylists would then have to be paid even more because they have formal education they're paid more than receptionist star. So again, it's a trickle effect. Everybody would have to be paid more based on their education and their qualifications. No, we could not afford it. Our the prices for our haircuts would have to increase dramatically. Right. And of course, that I mean that affects your customers, and it might affect you. It might affect you as a business because maybe okay. You got four hair salons, maybe you've got three that are doing better than one a fourth one minute. That's always the case. But you know, you're you're you're you're not making as much money on their fourth one. So you say, okay. Well, look now, we're going to be losing money. So we're just going to close the whole darn thing. Why? Right that that is the effect. No, thanks to call it that sitting at the important point that you make is that for a lot of these businesses. If the government comes in and tells you that you have to pay more than what the market says the job is worth. And to your point Linda the marketplace. The free market says the job of answering phones at your hair salon is worth nine dollars an hour. That's how much you have to pay to get somebody to come in. And do that job that is willing to do the job? And that you can you can live with you. Can't do it on minimum wage, it's the free market. But if the government comes in and tells you now you have to take that job that is worth nine dollars an hour, and you've got to pay fifteen dollars an hour. Your response is what I think a lot of businesses are going to say, well the heck with it. Okay. We're doing away with the job. It's plain and simple. And how does that benefit anybody Ted in west Allis, Ted, you're until I'm Jay Hello? Hello. I touch base on one of the things I wanted to talk about I think with all the automation, and the fact that there's more people getting into artificial intelligence and stuff like that. I think these people are committing suicide in somebody's. They're gonna wind up pushing. There's gonna be no jobs. I am. So glad you called Ted. I I have I have some friends I have acquaintances who own fast food restaurants, and the that that's always the debate with automation nowadays, you can and some restaurants have already gone to this like the the seltzer of kiosks, you know, where they that's right. So instead of having like three people at the counter who take your order, you know, maybe they have one person. And then they direct you to this kiosk where you go in you, push the buttons, you say you want this kind of burger or whatever. And then you go up and you pick it up. So you only need one person instead of three that kiosk. Maybe it costs you five thousand dollars to put in well, okay. At fifteen dollars an hour for labor costs. You've got net investment back pretty darn quick. So those jobs go away. Right. And they're going to do the same thing that you ever called someplace up, and you have to talk to an automated phone system. Right, basically. Yes, or no you'll be doing that. When you go through the drive through. He. You won't need a human being for anything. Right. And then the jobs go away. No, thanks to call. Now. That that is just the reality. And you're already starting to see that. It's it's the effect of of automation. I I'll tell you an example where where I see that a lot. I'm it's one of the few bad habits. I have left. My lovely bride friend has gotten me out of almost every bad habit that I have but one of the ones I still like to have occasionally I have been known to place wagers horse bets horse races. Well, ten years ago fifteen years ago, if you went to a track if you went to Arlington park, the place bets you would walk in, and you would see an entire array of people behind the counter who would take take your bets you'd go up. And I'd say I want twenty dollars to win a number eight and they'd punch out the ticket you go down for example to Arlington racetrack nowadays. And you'll find a couple of those stations manned, but not too many. Because what are they have? They have all these automated machines. And it takes you about ten minutes to figure out how to use it. But once you do you don't. Never have to go to see it an actual teller. You just go up and you kind of punch in race number three ten dollars to win number six, and it spits out your ticket, and you put the money in the machine, that's all you need to do. And so it used to be all these people that were out there actually taking the tickets that those jobs have gone away. Why? Because the this case it's the race tracks that said, okay, we can save a whole bunch of money. Why do we pay people to sit behind these counters that people that call in sick people that we have to pay benefits to when we can make this investment? We can buy these machines the machines. Well, they're going to be there every day they might break down every once in a while. But then we call somebody to come out and fix them. That's just the reality going there. And in the more you increase the wage cost, the more you increase the cost of the human help, the more incentive, you give to the employer to our caller, go, Linda. Okay. So Linda hires high school kids for nine bucks an hour to answer phones that are. Hair salons. All right. Well, alright you increase fifteen dollars an hour. And she said those jobs who's going to go away. But let's take another alternative. Maybe it gives her an incentive again to set up an automated phone system. So every time you call one of these hair salons, it goes into this computerized thing that's the type of stuff that goes on. And that's what I don't think. People think about let's talk to Paul who's calling us from Illinois, Paul WTMJ. Hello. Hi, thanks for taking my call. Thank you. Live in a state where we are in the process of raising minimum wage, but I haven't heard it's how many people are going to be coming off of government assistance, or if they're just going to increase the threshold and if they increase that threshold tire. All the way around from your home taxes for the businesses. Well, right. The the reality is these minimum wage jobs were never intended to be something that you can support a family of four on. And it doesn't matter whether the the minimum wage is nine bucks or ten bucks or twelve bucks. That's not what their gear for their entry level jobs. They're part time jobs designed to supplement their income. You're you're right. If you wanna try to figure out how much you have to pay for a family of four supporting job, you're probably he'll talking substantially more than fifteen dollars an hour. I'd have to sit down and do the math, but good and correct? You're right. I mean, this is look I I understand I understand that you you want to see people make as much money as possible. And unless some somebody thinks they're making too much money in that, which which case that's bad. But I just think taking an artificial thing and saying the free market. It says the job is worth nine bucks. We're gonna make you pay fifteen dollars. It might make you feel good, but the long reign concert range consequences. I think are a lot worse. This is direction. Tony wants to move the state hope not twelve fifty four. Stay tuned, Jeff Wagner returns after this on WTMJ. Now.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"I mean, really and truly it was three. I mean, we did it was a whirlwind. I think we just didn't stop. We like fed on the energy of the people that were around us the people that were willing to mobilize behind us. People were coming out of the woodworks willing to give us anything and everything whatever we asked. We were able to find somebody who was willing to donate something to help us out. And so we were just sort of living off the energy of the people around us. We were able to have a super successful event here at ballpark village. The team over a ballpark village were fabulous. We hosted another huge auction. The cardinals will actually won that day. So everybody was happy. Thrilled cards. Kyle. House a huge cub fan. Yeah. Joe madden. I think Senator right where he was pretty pretty mad of the Diamondbacks. I am too. But yeah, I think I think the event here was incredible again, still not in Larry's backyard and to see the support that we were getting, you know, we got to thank you for all the stuff, you got all sorts of signed memorabilia, and then you go, and you have another event in Chicago at this point. You're getting through the summer. What's it like to see that at number rise and midway through the summer? Let's say in between Saint Louis and Chicago event where are you guys at donation wise that point we had hit a little over one hundred thousand so midway through the summer is six months. Yeah, we had two big Larry sponsors one giant five K in the city move for kids. A typical Chicago May Day, forty degrees and raining. Was like sewing a little bit. It was gorgeous. Great data run a five k, but we were I think one of the top five leeward. We were the top fundraising team that year. This year. We did move or run for gas which is put on by the the young associates board which fundraisers for run for us. Not move for kids. Yeah, we're top five move for kids and then run for God's. I believe we were the top fundraising team said he was the top fundraiser. You probably got a lot of money through those raises. But just see us get roughly one hundred hundred and fifty thousand midway through the summer was was astounding. Yeah. Then in September September is pediatric cancer awareness month. So we wanted to host our big and final event in Chicago home for us home for Emma and home to Larry children's in the months that mattered most to us, which is September pediatric awareness month. We hosted a huge event at Arlington racetrack, which is a horse race racetrack out in the suburbs. Another huge event, lots of Batman ponies, but lots of raising money for pediatric brain tumor research as well another huge silent auction, which was also very successful. Got a big donation in that one one of our our friends. Knows the owner of the Jaguars starter. So we actually got a very nice donation from the Jaguars foundation as well. You have I connection connection. I think I know. It's awesome. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it's just it's been an incredible year. The website again is Emma's memory dot org. During this time of year wanted to let people know some of the things that are important to me and really make you guys talk about what you're doing. I won't say what you've done what you're doing for so many people you've got merchandise up right now from ties to beautiful little bows for little girls to. Was to jewelry some really really cool stuff that that all goes to the cause as well. I know there will be more events next year, but like a week and a half away from two thousand eighteen ending February second two thousand eighteen Emma leaves where are you guys at right now in relation to your your three hundred thousand dollars goals? He thought it was going to take five years, and it's been it's been ten months. Yeah. Oh won't you take yesterday? We actually showed up at children's hospital, and we were able to present them with a check for two hundred nineteen thousand dollars. We are over seventy percent of the way there, which when I say it out loud sounds even more crazy than it sounds in my head, but two hundred nineteen thousand dollars is pretty incredible. We certainly could not have done it without the support of our family, our friends strangers who we've met along the way who have become friends friends who have become family, the doctors the nurses the team at Lurie children's. We couldn't have done it without all of the support that we have behind us, but we're not stopping we've got a long way to go. And I think at this point with us as quickly as we've gotten two hundred nineteen thousand dollars. I think three hundred thousand seems like a little goal now we're gonna we're gonna keep going Emma's memory dot org is the website if you guys want to learn more about what Kyle and Sadie and their families. And so many other people are doing learn more. About Larry children's hospital as well. I know Saint Louis has been a big part of what has happened. It was a big part of Egmont is a big part of your family, and we'll be forever. So. You know? I just can't thank you guys enough instead of bickering about the cubs and cardinals over a beer, I said, come by the radio station. I will do the beer later. And we'll talk about the amazing things. You guys have done and are going to continue to do. So thank you so much and you'll see in a couple of hours revenue. Thanks, Chris Emma's, memory dot org. You can check my Twitter to at C H R A B E, Ben Frederickson wrote an incredible piece over the summer about their connection, Anthony Rizzo. And just this is what I wanted to talk about tonight. So I.
"arlington racetrack" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"It's sports a benign until seven then it's Chili's we can hockey. With Alex and Amy blues back in the ice tomorrow in Calgary against the flames. As I said final show of the year for me thought, I would talk about a couple of things that were important and. Especially something that was super important one of the most important things to me. I think over the course of this year. And that's where my friends Kyle and Sadie come in telling the story of their daughter, Emma, Novon nation that they have started not champion and are doing incredible things with Emma's memory. All right. So holiday season. My friends Cal thinki- Sadie thinki- are in Saint Louis via cargo soon to go back to Chicago. They live in Chicago Sadie is from Saint Louis. Kyle is do you tell people you're from Chicago. Or you're from South Carolina Greenville, the it depends what I'm talking to. Yeah. Can I go in between? I say, I'm half and half usually just probably about right? You ever take a year or two, but you and I met Kyle through one of my buddies from high school Sadie we met at Mizzou Tigers. Go tigers. Clemson Tigers tires. I had a fun afternoon and evening at Clemson once once or twice. And now, you two are married and live in Chicago. And I've talked to folks before and I've talked on the show before about your incredible daughter. Emma, Emma's memory what you guys are doing right now. But since it's the holiday season, and I wanted to spend my last live show of two thousand eighteen and last live show before Christmas talking about some things that are important to me, and the people I care about I asked you guys to swing by. So if you don't mind, let's talk about Emma and talk about how you guys got to where you are right now. And the incredible things that you're doing right now Sadie when you start to tell the story now you've told it so many times now where do you start where where does this story begin for you this oh gosh. How far back? Do you want me to go just go? Emma was born was the fall of two thousand four you're in pi beta PHI, and I was in five emphasizes. Lovely and Christopher aby. No. We had our daughter, Emma. She was born the day after Christmas two thousand sixteen. She was perfect in every single way. Unfortunately, four three and a half four months after she was born. She was diagnosed with two brain tumors. They shortly thereafter, she had two brain surgeries a whole lot of other surgeries, countless rounds of chemotherapy, some stem cell transplants, three stem, cell transplants, and spent most of ten months at Lurie children's hospital of Chicago with the incredible staff at the pediatric brain tumor program at Larry, the doctors, nurses, they all took incredible incredible care of Emma. But in February second of this year, Emma passed away and in the moment that she passed away. We were able to donate her tumors to researchers in the doctors at Larry children's and in that moment, we decide. That we didn't want anybody else to have to undergo what we did. And what did during her short short life? So in coinciding with us being able to donate her tumors to the researchers we also felt it was important to also financially support them as well over the course of the last couple of years. We now understand that pediatric brain tumor research only gets four percent of the government funding for cancer research and our kids deserve more than four. So we founded Emma's memory in hopes that we can help these researchers have more than four percent of funding. But also to find a cure to find a cure to prevent kids from going through. What am I going went through and to prevent families from understanding the the horrible offs that we went through it's incredible. And I can't even imagine some of the decisions and some of the things that happened after tragedy like that. And Kyle people might not realize why it was important and why it was so. Incredible. That you guys were able first of all to donate the tumors because of the things in the type of treatment that Emma was not exposed to that can give researchers information that they would never otherwise get with an adult someone heaven forbid our age or someone older, right? Yeah. I the the ability to donate her tumor, which hadn't been touched by radiation. I think was was pretty unique. So Emma was diagnosed with AT RT and that treatment protocol, usually calls for radiation and so- radiation. I'm not a scientist apparently changes the structure and the the makeup of the tumor, so Emma never wonder when radiation issues too young. So we were able to sort of donate that untouched by radiation to the scientists. And they were able to put it into some of the trials they're working on and the team at Larry is working on at least two different trials that are sort of unique and are being done anywhere else in the country. It's unbelievable. The tumor is part of it which is som. As one of the best part about it. Right. It's incredible. And another thing that I think people don't realize and people don't realize like you said how little funding goes to pediatric brain tumor research. Do you guys? Remember like the moment when we want to do something, and we want to try to raise some money. And it's it's insane. What you've done in ten months, but do you? Remember that moment in in. How you started to kind of mobilize yourselves? It started probably right around her funeral. We had this idea that we wanted to do it. Our cousins opened wasn't go fund me was someone that go fund me actually recently just bought, but they open it up, and they put it online for everyone at the funeral. So I think a lot of people started contributing then so they built up a pretty nice account at that point. And then we actually decided to take off and go to Costa Rica for a week. And I think really most of this stuff was born sitting on the beach in Costa Rica, probably spending way too much time on our phones on the wifi sitting on a in the sand. But that was really where things took off until we contacted Larry to to get things moving at that point. We have an incredible network of hospitals here in Saint Louis and incredible resources for families and for children. But explain if listeners aren't familiar what Larry children's hospital is like and the experience that you guys had and now continued to have with that hospital with the staff with the entire organization. Larry children's hospital of Chicago is one of the most incredible places. I've ever been in my life walking in those doors. The very first day. I was scared to death. Coming in with a sick child coming in not knowing coming in scared for my life and for my daughter's life, but they took us in with open arms with all of the knowledge in the world. This place is designed four kids. It took a theme park. It is like a theme park. I mean, the whole first floor is like you're in an aquarium and each one hanging. I mean, each one of the floors is like a different animal, and I mean, it is so designed four kids that Emma was maybe, unfortunately, too young to enjoy some of the wonderful things that they have for kids to do while they are in the hospital, but through some of the families that we've met in some of the people that we know, you know, having gone through this. It's it's it's a one of kind of place the staff has just been phenomenal since day one the team that we were given you know, I'll give a shout out to Dr play smiley are APN Aaron mcdonagh all of the staff, they were just incredible from the nurses to the housekeepers to the people who would come and check on us in the middle of the night. I mean, it was it was incredible still to this day. We keep in touch with most of them a lot of them, some of the nurses have have become our friends. I know that kind of seems a little taboo, but we lived with these people, and they took care of us for ten months while we were we. We were living there because we didn't leave. We lived there. They've become part of our family, and we're really grateful for all of the support that they gave us during the ten months that we were at the hospital, but also through the support that they've given us since her death, and as we continue to raise money for them raising not just money, but you guys are doing more than that. And when I think about right after this tragedy is born this incredible idea and this action in this mobilization. What was the initial thought what was your initial goal? And then let's talk about what you guys have gone over the course of twenty eighteen and what you're gonna continue to do and how people can help. Yeah. I think the one thing we noticed being in the hospital and spending so much time. There you see names on every single wall on every window seat, nurses, station doctors room, so named after somebody who has spent time there, and you lived there just like we did. So I think some of the people here probably know the. Rizzo. Anthony Rizzo has a big mural on the eighteenth floor in hospitals right in the middle of the city right on the lake front. So it's a twenty two story building. You have great use of the city and one of the things that we wanted to do with the young college before expanding to the other half was to get a a window seat in Emma's name. So we we spent a lot of time up there. We thought it was just kind of a good tribute to her and also away. The thank the staff there for everything that they did for us. So when we contacted Larry we found out it was it was three hundred thousand dollars to to get a window C named. So that was our goal. We originally were thinking that it was going to take five years we signed on for five years to to raise three hundred thousand dollars, and we just sent to work. We did our first event in Greenville in April Greenville, South Carolina of April of last year, and we should say as well. It's Emma's memory, and it's Emma's memory dot org and April two months later. You guys are in Greenville, two months later. Yeah. I don't you say Greeneville or Greenville Greenville. Greenville. So it's like Knoxville this is this is the part where I'm from Chicago. Ville two months later. You guys are in Greenville, and you've gone from a gofundme me or page to this idea to sane. We wanna raise three hundred thousand dollars. We think we can do it in five years and now you've got boots on the ground. What was the first event? So we did we call the beer barbecue and brain tumors. We had it at our our good friends at Berea eighty five in Greenville pretty tiny little brewery, but let me just say Emma love to drink booze hound if you had an ice cube in your glass, she was her finger. So we set up shop in eighty five they gave us kind of the bottling area and had a couple people play some music got some barbecue from buck. Buck barbecue in Greenville and had a bag auction. Thailand auction just kind of hung out for a few hours and ended up raising think twenty six thousand dollars if I remember right, which is incredible. I event I event, and I think the other piece of it was in Saint Louis Chicago's pretty close. And there's a lot of people that have to travel up there. Larry is somewhat within the region. I think going down to Greenville. I mean, it's a it's a whole different part of the country, and they don't really have any ties to it. So to see that we had to explain to them where Larry children's was. And why we were doing this. And you guys had any idea. You guys are probably also learning how to do this. Right. Like, it's not like someone just hands. You a bunch of cash. You're connected to Larry. And you're learning how to fundraise you're learning about five. Oh, one C three. You're learning about Texas donations does Larry provide that support. Everything gets funneled through them. Be a you guys via the foundation. Yeah. There are one hundred percent behind us. They have all of the financial and tax infrastructure to take care of it for us all the money. You're raising goes right through guys. Guys are not making money off. This is not a charitable foundation. Sometimes. Yeah. But it's worth it. Yeah. So I think we were we were just shocked by the support that we got a lot of it was for us. But I think also people just saw what the cause was. And they were they were getting passionate about it. And then you say we want to do something in Saint Louis do something in Chicago. And you guys kind of map out the rest of the summer. And while you're doing that the websites run Emma's memory dot org. You're taking donations as well. How quickly do you see this thing start to take off? And then what was it like to in the middle of your lives in working running this and planning to major events wanna push stadium one in Arlington racetrack in two major cities..
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"Seven twenty WGN it is on the road? With Dan here in the AllState skyline studios where we, have a, great view of Chicago and cannot, see all the, way out to Woodstock what people. Are going. To be making their way out there for sure coming up on the seventeenth eighteenth all, year, round and all different times they're going, to, be out. There in Mike. Turner is in studio with us he's there on a regular basis hand on the pulse of so many things as, far. As the city council is, the deputy mayor and he is, the, am, Basseterre for all things great and, Woodstock here today Mike welcome back thank you so this is. What was kind of the thought process for this we're. Gonna have our very own Patti Vasquez is going to be calling in in a little bit and. And she's actually at work, there and was there earlier today kind of bringing a, little bit of the fun and funny to the people of Woodstock but what. Was the thought process for kind of creating this event. So as we look to bring bring visitors into Woodstock you know we. Do traditional advertising, social media all those. Things but. We also look for. Events we, look we, look for, events that That wanna wanna come there we look for things that we might be able to create or we have a great. Opera house director and the city staff that that work hard to get. The to get acts and things that come into Woodstock so we work with. A marketing firm called a five based here in Chicago and incredibly credit creative and terrific set of people they conceived in some of, the discussions with with Patti the concept of a. Comedy festival and Woodstock and. We, first brought. It up. I don't know maybe six eight months ago and through discussions and. Development and looking at who might want to join and we formed it and we got a nice headliner in Emo Philips and Patti Vasquez as a tremendous talent here coming right out of the WGN she was willing to participate so it came together and, we're going to give it a try here's the thing described I? Know that it's going to be anchored at the opera, house which, is I mean it is an, historic piece of, architecture and you guys use it. A lot, of different ways you certainly Facility to work for. The town in a. In a bunch of different ways but described for as we're in, I know, we're Patty, is going to be calling in the second we're going to talk with her she is out. There working It was that kind of as we speak but as far, as like the opera house itself describe what it's like to to attend an event experience at it is it is one of those intimate venues where you can, connect to. The performer and the, performer can connect to the to the audience the ornate nature and the, restored nature of the of the materials and the, architecture inside right down to. The carpet right, down. To the to the seats themselves the exterior it is an extraordinary an extraordinary venue that that let's that intimacy with any kind, of? Performer whether it's a play a singer and now comedy. Let's you connect with them I think that's that's that's what, makes? It truly special and some of the things, with those those opera houses are really cool where they're able acoustically right it's thought into it isn't. Even just the sight lines I'm sure it's an, intimate setting even though it is big right it's a big building when you get there, but you're able to hear everything. And really kind of enjoy that on the on the intimacy piece. It's it's got a main Florida. And a balcony but the Zayn. Is such that you, really feel part of that stage when you're when you're there as an, audience member and the acoustics are fantastic that's part, of our staff that does. A good job, using. Modern technology but at the same time taking advantage of the of the design the historic design of the of the interior of, the? Building well here's the thing you know that he's going. To be there and you know you're going to hear her, and? She's always funny and of course one of, our very own hurt WGN but she's gonna sound better than ever because of the acoustics the one. Only Patti Vasquez Patty welcome to WGN welcome to, your show I am I'm actually, walking out of the public house in Woodside grammar swear I've, been hanging out all day. Doing, some pop up. Comedy and blazes amazing It is as far as, like a little bit of Americana it. Is one of I think the crown. Jewels in. Illinois as far as the this where they're on the road trips. You made your your way out there talk a little bit about the. Journey It's not that far from Chicago Actually jumped on metro right. By my house at Jefferson park can you believe it's really ten bucks for? The whole weekend to ride metro so I'm going to. Be out. Here the whole. Day. Go back I don't know Dan Mike I. Might come. Out here tomorrow. Again Wonderful I'm actually right by. The she goes to all the great. Neighborhoods and, I I went right past Arlington racetrack where my dad used to take me when I was a. Kid that's how he taught. Me math was had a. Handicap Memories there, but I really am walking over to the opera house right now as we're talking and they're this. Is just such a beautiful. Place I've been shopping here Conception of The jackass charm corner stores jackass.
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