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"mercury theatre" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts
"Parents are naturally worried for their children and it doesn't seem to take much to send them into a tizzy. . and. . It's not just parents. . We as people are pretty prone to overreacting to the first piece of information we receive. . Modern media makes the spreading of these new urban legends basically effortless. . But false panics and hoaxes are far from a new invention. . Always. . been with us. . Most people know the story surrounding Orson Welles radio play the war of the worlds by H. G. Wells. . No relation it was presented in the form of a newscast detailing the invasion of earth by beings from another world clearly bent on our destruction. . Listeners thought the broadcast was real. . There was mayhem in the streets as as many as a million people fled their homes or armed themselves and made ready to fight off the alien hordes. . We know all about the panic that this radio play cost it was in all the papers. . Therein lies the problem. . Newspapers of the day greatly exaggerated the situation. . To begin with not that many people were tuned in to the Mercury Theatre on the air that evening only two percent of households with radios even heard the play. . which repeatedly identified itself as such during the performance. . Some CBS radio affiliates even cut away from the broadcast in favor of local programming further shrinking the potential audience. . Most people were listening instead to the ratings, , Juggernaut, , ventriloquist at Gergen. . I still fail to understand how a ventriloquist act really worked on the radio. . If it makes you happy. . So. . Why then if so few people. . and. . Fewer still were confused by it did newspapers separately and independently make the situation sound much worse than it was. . They were motivated by fear not of aliens but of the radio. . The wireless radio was the first real threat to the superiority of the newspaper as the public's primary source of information. . Reporters and editors saw this as an opportunity to prove to advertisers and regulators that radio was dangerous irresponsible and not to be trusted. . A similar thing happened in. . England. . Twelve years earlier with a fictitious report that an angry mob of unemployed workers were running amok in London looting and destroying everything in sight. . The National Gallery had been ransacked the Savoy hotel blown up. . The houses of parliament were being attacked with trench mortars and the Big Ben. Clock, . , tower had been raised to the ground. . Like any good radio play? ? The narration was accompanied by sound effects. . Of Fear Few people did take to the streets, , even fleeing past the famous buildings that had been reportedly destroyed while others desperately clogged police phone lines. . The BBC tried to ease tensions by reminding people that the report was a comedy skit entitled broadcasting in the barricades. . anding their message with London is safe Big Ben is still chiming and all his well. . You can't trust the BBC at least we can still rely on armed forces, , radio. . People fought until nineteen, , forty seven. . When in May W v TR in Tokyo began to issue a series of bulletins about a twenty foot high monster that had risen from the sea to lay waste to the area. . Bullets were useless against this dragon like creature listeners could hear terrified shrieks, , people shouting orders over bullhorns, , heavy weapons and Massu vehicles rolling by. . When the beast reached downtown and the intrepid reporter who provided the play by play snuck closer, , the monster opened its mouth. . And congratulated T.. . R. On its fifth anniversary in a high soprano voice. . That's right an hour's worth of breaking news to pat themselves on the back. . During the broadcast police phone lines were tied up with people trying to get information.
"Parents are naturally worried for their children and it doesn't seem to take much to send them into a tizzy. and. It's not just parents. We as people are pretty prone to overreacting to the first piece of information we receive. Modern media makes the spreading of these new urban legends basically effortless. But false panics and hoaxes are far from a new invention. Always. been with us. Most people know the story surrounding Orson Welles radio play the war of the worlds by H. G. Wells. No relation it was presented in the form of a newscast detailing the invasion of earth by beings from another world clearly bent on our destruction. Listeners thought the broadcast was real. There was mayhem in the streets as as many as a million people fled their homes or armed themselves and made ready to fight off the alien hordes. We know all about the panic that this radio play cost it was in all the papers. Therein lies the problem. Newspapers of the day greatly exaggerated the situation. To begin with not that many people were tuned in to the Mercury Theatre on the air that evening only two percent of households with radios even heard the play. which repeatedly identified itself as such during the performance. Some CBS radio affiliates even cut away from the broadcast in favor of local programming further shrinking the potential audience. Most people were listening instead to the ratings, Juggernaut, ventriloquist at Gergen. I still fail to understand how a ventriloquist act really worked on the radio. If it makes you happy. So. Why then if so few people. and. Fewer still were confused by it did newspapers separately and independently make the situation sound much worse than it was. They were motivated by fear not of aliens but of the radio. The wireless radio was the first real threat to the superiority of the newspaper as the public's primary source of information. Reporters and editors saw this as an opportunity to prove to advertisers and regulators that radio was dangerous irresponsible and not to be trusted. A similar thing happened in. England. Twelve years earlier with a fictitious report that an angry mob of unemployed workers were running amok in London looting and destroying everything in sight. The National Gallery had been ransacked the Savoy hotel blown up. The houses of parliament were being attacked with trench mortars and the Big Ben. Clock, tower had been raised to the ground. Like any good radio play? The narration was accompanied by sound effects. Of Fear Few people did take to the streets, even fleeing past the famous buildings that had been reportedly destroyed while others desperately clogged police phone lines. The BBC tried to ease tensions by reminding people that the report was a comedy skit entitled broadcasting in the barricades. anding their message with London is safe Big Ben is still chiming and all his well. You can't trust the BBC at least we can still rely on armed forces, radio. People fought until nineteen, forty seven. When in May W v TR in Tokyo began to issue a series of bulletins about a twenty foot high monster that had risen from the sea to lay waste to the area. Bullets were useless against this dragon like creature listeners could hear terrified shrieks, people shouting orders over bullhorns, heavy weapons and Massu vehicles rolling by. When the beast reached downtown and the intrepid reporter who provided the play by play snuck closer, the monster opened its mouth. And congratulated T.. R. On its fifth anniversary in a high soprano voice. That's right an hour's worth of breaking news to pat themselves on the back. During the broadcast police phone lines were tied up with people trying to get information.
"In two, thousand, three Oprah Winfrey used her massive daytime television platform to warn millions of people that teenage girls were attending parties, wearing wild shades of lipstick and performing oral sex on boys. The boy with the most colors of lipstick smudges would win the accolade of his peers. These were called Rainbow Parties. The story was picked up by newspapers television stations across the country parents were panicking. There was one small detail that Oprah missed though. There had not been a single verifiable instance of a Rainbow Party F-. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. Parents are naturally worried for their children and it doesn't seem to take much to send them into a tizzy. and. It's not just parents. We as people are pretty prone to overreacting to the first piece of information we receive. Modern media makes the spreading of these new urban legends basically effortless. But false panics and hoaxes are far from a new invention. Always. been with us. Most people know the story surrounding Orson Welles radio play the war of the worlds by H. G. Wells. No relation it was presented in the form of a newscast detailing the invasion of earth by beings from another world clearly bent on our destruction. Listeners thought the broadcast was real. There was mayhem in the streets as as many as a million people fled their homes or armed themselves and made ready to fight off the alien hordes. We know all about the panic that this radio play cost it was in all the papers. Therein lies the problem. Newspapers of the day greatly exaggerated the situation. To begin with not that many people were tuned in to the Mercury Theatre on the air that evening only two percent of households with radios even heard the play. which repeatedly identified itself as such during the performance. Some CBS radio affiliates even cut away from the broadcast in favor of local programming further shrinking the potential audience. Most people were listening instead to the ratings, Juggernaut, ventriloquist at Gergen. I still fail to understand how a ventriloquist act really worked on the radio. If it makes you happy. So. Why then if so few people. and. Fewer still were confused by it did newspapers separately and independently make the situation sound much worse than it was. They were motivated by fear not of aliens but of the radio. The wireless radio was the first real threat to the superiority of the newspaper as the public's primary source of information. Reporters and editors saw this as an opportunity to prove to advertisers and regulators that radio was dangerous irresponsible and not to be trusted. A similar thing happened in. England. Twelve years earlier with a fictitious report that an angry mob of unemployed workers were running amok in London looting and destroying everything in sight. The National Gallery had been ransacked the Savoy hotel blown up. The houses of parliament were being attacked with trench mortars and the Big Ben. Clock, tower had been raised to the ground. Like any good radio play? The narration was accompanied by sound effects. Of Fear Few people did take to the streets, even fleeing past the famous buildings that had been reportedly destroyed while others desperately clogged police phone lines. The BBC tried to ease tensions by reminding people that the report was a comedy skit entitled broadcasting in the barricades. anding their message with London is safe Big Ben is still chiming and all his well. You can't trust the BBC at least we can still rely on armed forces, radio. People fought until nineteen, forty seven. When in May W v TR in Tokyo began to issue a series of bulletins about a twenty foot high monster that had risen from the sea to lay waste to the area. Bullets were useless against this dragon like creature listeners could hear terrified shrieks, people shouting orders over bullhorns, heavy weapons and Massu vehicles rolling
"mercury theatre" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Every Thursday night would give you something that you remember from back in the day. You know, for some of us, we gotta think back a little further. But for some of us some of the things in the past were so good. Um so, Eric, we got a great theme tonight. Great theme tonight. And the theme that I have tonight. I always thought I could text and talk of the same town. Guess not debris English. You're typing out loud at ESPN 1000 till nine o'clock That's putting other people know that I'm on the air on Twitter. Okay, so the theme that we have here I swear I could walk into gum. I just can't Text and talk at the same time on the radio. So here's what we have My friends. The throwback Thursday, topic off the night is what was your favorite movie? You went to To the theater when you're in high school when you went to was your favorite movie that you went to the theater to see when you're in high school. 312332 ESPN 3323776 And we've got some great submissions on the Facebook wall. Facebook dot com. The movie that you saw in high school this resides comes up is because You know, you could see yourself on July 16th when you're in high school, randomly going to see whatever the hot movie Wass and so in high school, I remember going to The Hyde Park theaters because we'd be in the south side of going to high Park is still it's up. Now, By the way that's refurbished. It's a new Hyde Park theaters now back in the day will be the cash or would be the Filament Theater or the Mercury Theatre. A lot of different places around the city Factory Theatre and, of course, all throughout the suburbs going to thes theaters till we will watch your favorite movie. Remember Goingto Evergreen Plaza on Evergreen Park outside of Evergreen Park to watch movies but I'm going to this list in people in high school. Some of this stuff is really vintage and old school and some of it. You know that too? That national bitch So I give a couple examples. And we wait for your phone calls a cz Well on this. 312332 ESPN was your favorite movie that she went to go see if the theater when you're in high school, So let me give you a couple of submissions here. Tom Village, says he went to go see the Blues brothers when he was in high school. Also agents people too. You can always get the Blues brothers pretty special, Okay? Courtney Cross says he went to go see do the right thing. That's Ah, that's that's a really, really strong movie Blues brothers Iconic as you well know, right now, you know, people wonder like the roof blues brothers doesn't age. Well, Yeah, You know what? Yeah. I mean, who didn't like Belushi during that time? And now in death, people still remember how strong John Belushi was Saturday night Live making the blues brothers even Dan Ackroyd, so sure that still holds up today. As far as a fun kind of vintage movie..
"All's Wells That Ends Welles!"
"Ask them so we're not here to Florida pushing for Grant Rebecca Chin Voids Mother's Pomeranian. Probably Mr Perry were stranded diamonds. Pastry midstream collision incapacitated that. They're Taivon spaceship. There sure is a lot more traffic in this section of the time and space during Dr Floyd. Yes which one of them would help us. Hold that cardboard windshield blazer higher chips one of these vehicles as start there goes another laureate. Yeah but that one has red rims on all those starship. Those guys are always running through here. I wonder how many times I've screwed up the fabric of time. Who knows Dr Floyd? How are we going to stop Dr Steve? He's probably already causing havoc in one thousand nine thirty that we can do until we get some help with this time and space you at that very moment of time and space vehicle pulls up alongside our heroes ship. The vehicle looks like a helicopter without blades. Piloting it is a stout old man. Seventy eight hours the ownership and steps off on Dr Floyd ship having a little trouble. Why yes we are say. Aren't you H. G. Wells the famous author? Yes I am. How did you know that Dr Grant Pictures Anyway Mr Wells? I didn't know you time travel. No of course I had to do some research my book and decided that I should just go ahead and build and test a real time machine lobby Horn. Schwebel eventually done quite a bit of time. Traveling I even stopped Jack. The ripper using this machine but no one believes me enough about me to you. Guys are stuck here. Yeah we left ourselves. But I don't don't explain it to them. Dr Grant. It gives me a brain cramp every time. You take a look and see what you've got most of all your little crystal key has fallen out just back into place secondly flux capacitor is dented. Duma here let me just as h g wells works on our heroes Thailand spaceship. Let's see what evil mastermind Dr Steven. It's actually this is up to the year. Nineteen thirty eight here. We are at the. Cbs Radio Studios in New York City inside studio one. Orson Welles the rest of the actors Mercury Theatre of repairing to go live on the air with that production of war of the worlds. We will slip into the theater right before. Eight o'clock and Swipe Orson Welles script that we'll be back in time and space ship before the panic. Ensues we'll just tell them out of the door that I'm one of those people who make sound effects for the radio show. Yes a phony. A Foley artist are you should who will anyway. I'll tell them that I'm going to make the sounds of the show and then let me in now. I just have to figure out how to sneaky. You fidget. I've got it. I'll just put you on my foots. Come you stop weekly lit up now. Let's you there. We go quiet fidget. We're almost there. Hey what do you think your goal and I am a Foley artist. That's the person who makes the sound's also referred to as full as for the radio shows. I need to gain entrance theater so I can obviously make Foley's for Wales's Radio Show George thing. Come on in. Thank you squeaky Shula Stephen Frazier now. Two steps away from swiping well script. We'll heroes be able to stop them. Let's see what progress is being made on our time and space ship. That should do it. You're all set G. THANKS MR wells. Yeah thanks we can be on our way to October. Thirtieth nineteen thirty eight inch Dr Steve. Thirty nine hundred thirty eight. That's where I heading. I'm actually just going back one day. So that I can stop Olsen Wilson putting on his ridiculous Radio Play of Waltham. He sent panic through entire cities even though most of them will just in New Jersey. I was going to just sue him but then I remembered my time machine Mr Wills. I probably shouldn't be telling you this because I risked messing up the very fabric of time. But you should probably let them do it after the panic down. Sales of Your Book Might Skyrocket Green. Well my sales have been lacking recently either way. I have to finish my trip before I go back so I'll just tag along with you and hope you defeat this doctor Steve Fellow was he planning on doing anyway. Leadership around the back of ours and park it in the cargo bay we'll explain it to you underway and this time. I'm driving Dr Green. Yeah Yeah Sorry. Rose the man that many say is the father of science fiction head off towards nineteen thirty eight. Steve is now in the studio recording. More the world's we'll take two here. He is also wells about to do his radio. Show here let me take you off. Michael you distract him and I'll steal. The script came back in the air. Vigilance W protozoan wells and taps on the ankle world. Is there a Saas? What what did you say Rosebud? What does that mean to Steve Grabs Orson Welles? The script from his music team. I have the script to put all usual. Plan into action rugby. Hd West. Front Dr Steve. While Dr Floyd gets on his hands and knees behind Ya g shelby. She wells pushes. Dr Steve whose deaths back in trip he falls backwards and as he does. Chips knocks creeped out of his hands. The script flies over grants head and he reaches up and catches it and falls over and Orson Welles speed and right on top of fidget. Here's your script Mr Wells. Now go put on a great show we are live wasn't wells runs to the microphone on proceeds to make radio history and all is well again or at least always the chaotic mess. It's supposed to like a Florida H. G. Wells and the rest of the gang. Get so engrossed in watching worth of work that they don't notice. Dr Steven slip out the back door and into the night after the show is over H. G. Wells congratulates Dr Floyd and his crew. We're going to meet Orson Welles you WANNA come with as H G no. I'm not supposed to meet him for another two years. I'm going to head back tomorrow. You guys keep up the good work and keep on Reading Books. We will hd. I've almost read all of them. You know it was a pleasure working with you Mr Wells. I wouldn't have missed it for all the time in the world as it gave. I'm going to use that against you. Wells walks off into the night and after a brief meeting with wasn't wells. Dr Grant and chips are back in their time and space ship heading for another adventure. Where will they exploit to? The next will ever be able to work like a fever. And we'll get a taste of Dr Steve. Out of his mouth
"mercury theatre" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Time. And every time it comes back, which isn't often to be put up. I just can't wait to get over. It. Of course is little shop of horrors, and it is being put up now by the mastery of theater, the theater that really knows how to pick the shows that can run forever in Chicago. And that is the mercury theatre Chicago. I've seen the show. It is great. And given the fact that we have just chatted with Alan Menken. The great songwriter of so many Broadway shows, including this one. And so what a great way to put to work Mr. Mankins work by talking to the cast and the director of little shop of Horace currently over at mercury theatre joining me now Christopher kale Jones who plays the role of Seymour. That's the lead. What a great role and what a great job. You. Did Chris welcome to the podcast. Thank you. So much pleasure to be on the ball and playing Audrey not Audrey too. But Audrey is Dana tread who. Actually, I mean. Listen, the only one. Actress has played that role as far as I know everywhere, and that of course, is Ellen Greene. So she becomes the comparison point. I think and to me that you just who we didn't need Allen. We had you that was as good as it gets and congratulations on the great role of Audrey. Oh, thank you so much. It's very sweet of you to say at always making it happen in his great work after just coming off of avenue, q which ran for thirty five years over at the mercury theatre director, Walter Stearns, Walter, you know, how to pitch good shows what you guys sit down and just go what show is going to really just really reach the family and play forever that part of the magic that is part of it. Yeah. And thirty years, I should be lucky. Well, they exaggerated a little bit. But you get the point. You had such great success with it. So let me start. Let me let me come to. You Chris first of all I think a lot of people know, what little shop of horrors about an ask you to tell the audience the plot. But what's interesting is when you hear about the plot you kind of fade yourself. I'm sorry. What that's a show. People would go see that. And of course, it's one of the best there is so go ahead. Tell us what that's all about. Sure. No problem. I'll try to keep it brief. So it's basically show about these three characters who work in a foil stuff. You've got Mr Mussa ksfo stops this most could you've got his kind of lovable loser. Assistant and worker Seymour crow or who I play. Then you've got this lovely and adorable woman named Audrey who also works in the shop. And then we find out she's got a boyfriend who's a dentist who is not so nice to her, and they are kind of trapped in these lives that they want to escape and that escaped comes through kind of magical device that they begin with this very odd plant that looks kind of like Venus Flytrap that see more fines and a market one day, and it appears that nowhere. If from outer space, and there's a bit the show was outer space sound right before the planet appears and and everyone in the world becomes attracted this plant and wants to take a look at it and the shops. Are you get very successful? And everyone starts to come. Grapple with that success? And then we find out the planet is actually fed by eating human blood. So there's a bit of a horror aspect to the show in its kind of thing Eunice, and it eventually starts eating people hole and at taking over the world. And that leads us toward the end of the play right there. You know? It's funny Dana. But every time like if somebody says don't ruin a movie for me or something. I'll just look go really because everybody dies, you know, it just my way of not ruin the movie. Of course, it's always usually a job, except when you're talking about little shop pint a minute, it doesn't doesn't bother us. So talk to me about you know, again, we heard from Alan Menken, and and his incredible work throughout a wonderful career. But to me, the magic of this show, and I think what kept it going for so many years the strength of the voices the power of the music, the volume the blending, and you're you're one of the key people in that. So talk about the importance of how much you obviously love the music. Yeah. I mean, I've I've loved it since I was a kid and to to be able to have the chance to work on it as an extreme happiness for me. And it's just I mean, like the minute we started our first I started going over everyone's shoulder. Just kinda shaken and told her topping, and it's like it's infectious it just kind of gets in you. And and and Mr. Megan has the ability to provide that for his audience, and I it just kinda it takes you. Right. I my poem get sweaty. And I and I had to hold my breath every night before I entered a stage because it's this this huge something that I'm about to try to conquer. And I wanna do it Justice because it is that good. So it's a delight to do every night. But I've read a sigh of relief when my character finally does die because I've got. You can go into that planet and dia happy woman. Right. And kind of come back at the end. Everything's okay folks, who are listening and you'll be just fine. And. And Walter when you cast know, listen, it's been off Broadway. It's played around the country, the movie, of course, made it absolutely iconic with Rick moranis, Ellen Greene who always came back to reprised that role. Did any of that influence you in terms of the casting and directing of this show or did you post this fresh just go? Hey, you know, we're gonna do it. We're going to do. This is as Dana looted to just a master work of musical theatre. And you know, we're stepping into some mighty big shoes. Steve Martin everyone from Steve Martin, even Jack Nicholson did the original motion picture and all of these all of these great talents in green you. You're to gardenia. They all left their Mark their their fingerprints on these roles. And we'll always remember them in these roles. It's been a great pleasure. Sort of discovering the show or ourselves and for her own audience, and and working with you know, our local Congo talent. Dana and Chris and a host of other talents and bringing fresh lights to these characters that we'd known love so much. Actually, welcome to stay with you for this one because you were kind enough to take me backstage after the show to see the plants. There are various versions of Audrey to it. Also takes more than one person not necessarily to operate. The pop. But to make the voice having you talk about how that all get's coordinated. Sure. Well, if you know the show about a man eating plants, so we put a lot of resource within two. How are we going to? How are we going to represent this man eating plan on stage? And it's been done historically by a series of growing puppets that represent the plant, and you know, whereas mercury theatre we just came off of this acceptable run of apnea cue, which is another great puppet musical. And we we just sorta dove in and said, well, this this plant in our production is going to be this remarkable puppet. So we have to actors who share the wall one is inside of the puppet. And the other one is providing an extra extra special sort of vocal performance of the puppet of Audrey to that man eating plants and these two. Gentlemen, work in synchronization, kind of in harmony, even before they go out on stage. The two of them are behind the scenes warming up one is thinking and the others puppeteer and just to get ready for every I love it. Chris this look you've done when people see when this role that. Well, here's a guy. That's always playing the nerdy. Get you're not. I mean, you did I know you play this phone Washington at Ford's theatre, which by the way, how cool was it performing imports theater knowing that you know, the box were Lincoln was shot. It's actually still there. It's still marked off does that freak out. Oh, it's it's very cool. You definitely have a firm sense of history when you're performing 'cause you know, you walk everyday to your place of fork, and you know, that that's what happened in the house across the way is still preserved where they took him afterwards. So it's definitely that's fifty there. And you hope and pray nobody jumps on the stage and yells anything. Right. That's the word of history there. But also one of the connection with you. I think I've interviewed you before when you did jersey boys might you're with the tour you not with Michael Cuneo Ingersoll, and Shaun Wiley was yeah. That was you actually did you did my Broadway backstage show way back when I was thinking about that. And and so this brings us back together. Anyway, so talk to me about so, and the reason I like to mention that is when you think of these roles you've done, I mean, you've been in missile where you played Chris you've done some pretty Manley. Tough guy kind of musical roles among other things and then you do play Seymour. How is this? A challenge is fun. Is it weird? What it's like for you. It's absolutely. It's it's an F Luke blast. I have been so porch it in my career to play a vast kind of range of roles. I, you know, Christmas I wanted and Frankie Valli and jersey boys and a bunch of other other things, and but Moore's always the near and dear to my heart. I mean, I was a nerdy kid growing up. And I think part of what me toward acting as I wanted to live in other people's skin. And then tried it on and see how it was like a big be doctor can be, you know. War veteran today or I could do this. And that was a great deal of appeal. When I was a kid also because I was kind of creative nerdy kid. I was I was smart. I always carried all my books everywhere. I was you know, I was and so there's a lot of Seymour in me. You know, there's there's a lot that you know in him. I think you know, that at the core of his character is that he just he just doesn't know to even think that he deserves more than the current life that he has there's a lot that I can definitely kind of relate to that end. In some of the ways that I I grew up. I think that I was fortunate to have a loving family that taught me that I actually could kind of go after my dreams and attained things I've been forced to to live a life that has had a lot of dreams film it, but but I can definitely relate to kind of that that introverted employer sort of thing..
"mercury theatre" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It was an honest to our have been delivered the threat posed by Hitler was real. Invasion was on everyone's mind. So back that night that set the stage it is nineteen thirty eight this gathering storm in Europe people are listening to their radios. Now, what they may not have heard because perhaps they tuned in late was a disclaimer of of broad capping affiliated station present Orthon Welles and the mercury theatre on the air in the war of the world by. Horsing wells, he wasn't yet citizen. Kane even a star. He was just twenty three years old doing live broadcasts for the mercury theatre on the air. You know, he helped found that the. Yeah. Which is such an incredible talent. And this is so compelling because it was so believable in remember nineteen thirty eight hundred eighty tape recorders. They were just doing this standing up in front of microphones live if they flood. Well, it just went out over the air. But what unfolded that October night was basically the retailing of the H. G wells, novel martians, come to earth to wreak havoc and destruction. And since then it's been made into a movie twice, actually, including my favorite movie ever. But this is a live broadcast in nineteen thirty. And the story was not yet a familiar one that it's a good one. So anyway, the drama builds their these breaking news reports of strange explosions on Mars got the foul of the mount getting observatory for cargo Illinois reports observing several closings of incandescent gas occurring regular intervals on the planet. Mars. The in reported as a field interview with astronomer Richard Pearson at Princeton for an explanation of what might be going on your bench. Living intelligence as we know. It does not exist on Mars. Cantors against two thousand one and yet how do you account for these gas eruptions occurring on the surface of the planet at regular intervals? I wonder how many people noticed that this guy professor Pearson and in early narrator in the story where the same guy wells himself. Okay. So the horror is building as the aliens pop out of their cylinders and they begin destroying New Jersey with their heat rays at I go. Raised..
"mercury theatre" Discussed on WGN Radio
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"Park Avenue was a Broadway musical strictly for adults. Or for those doubt. If you're trapped in an adult body with adult problems avenue Q is for you. The Chicago Tribune raise avenue Q is a hit at mercury theatre Chicago tonight laughs mix of warmth. Visit mercury theatre Chicago dot com for avenue q now playing at mercury theatre Chicago for money on WGN sponsored by CME group dotcom. Global markets are trading higher today. US futures point to modest opening gains on Wall Street oil futures trading about a quarter percent higher. In pre-market trading. Gold futures are up at twelve hundred eleven dollars sixty cents an ounce WGN traffic now with Mary van Novello traffic sponsored by the department of transportation so far. Okay. And the Edens outbound Kennedy, no major delays inbound about twenty two minutes from the airport, twelve from the Edens. Inbound Eisenhower, thirty six from fifty three twenty four for Mannheim, building Mannheim into first avenue. Inbound Stevenson's up to thirty four from the tri-state and the Ryan is slow from cirmac eighteen minutes from ninety fifth Bishop Ford a bit slow from one hundred and third now fifty seven one hundred and fifteenth still have this accident in Batavia Randall and mill no major delays on the tollways. Work zones. In Illinois roadways are becoming far too dangerous. Irresponsible. Driving is making conditions unsafe for both travelers and workers. We're all responsible. You can make a difference. Visit life or death Illinois dot com for personalized traffic on demand. Get the traffic Chicago app approved by the mortgage experts have team hochburg just search T R A F F, I X Chicago mayor Vandevelde.
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"Musical from the writers of the book of Mormon and like that irreverent comedy avenue. Q is a naughty. Funny, lovable show that is definitely not for kids. Chris Jones at the Chicago Tribune proclaims avenue Q is a hit at mercury theatre and WTT w Chicago tonight loves the mix of warmth and nuttiness. Visit mercury theatre Chicago dot com for avenue q. Now playing at mercury cedar Chicago. All right. Well that is offering us time has flown this morning. David was a pleasure. Thank you. Yeah. Very welcome. Thank you. Thank you. Tom hush. Thank you to Andy. Andy will be coming up a very shortly with the pre-game wait tax pre game. Because the White Sox are playing were. They got the Yankees the Yankees in town who's playing today. It is the Los Angeles angels, Los Angeles angels of Anaheim coast, not east coast. Completely opposite. I wasn't paying attention. I'm focused on the bears today. It's all bears. Baseball season is winding down. Let's be honest. Now, it's time to look forward to the gridiron tonight. The bears in the pack. I'll take the bears why not a guy who bet is money and throw it away. But I will go with the bears. Thank you, Tom hush. Thank you. Everybody for listening. Thank you dean for letting me keep your seat warm de will be back with you next Sunday. And I will talk to you a very very soon. All right, twelve thirty seven twenty WGN. That means it's time for the news. This report is sponsored by Kars for Kids. Here's Dave, Sean. A Westside man is in Bonn court today in connection with several robberies in the west town neighborhood twenty two year old Dennis Jackson faces numerous felony charges, including one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. During one of the incidents last Thursday. Police say he allegedly forced the woman into a gangway at gunpoint and forced her to remove her clothing..
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"My like, I'm like, where's the music was ready to dance? See what Michael chose for? Music is that Chicago has this is better. Maybe we need some musical from this one. Because Chicago has a new hit musical avenue. Q is the tone the Tony award winning best musical from the writers of the book of Mormon and like that irreverent comedy avenue. Q is a naughty. Funny. Lovable show. Not forget Chris Jones. The skyway Tribune proclaims avenue Q is a hit at the mercury theatre and WTT w Chicago tonight loves the mix of warmth and nuttiness. Visit mercury theatre Chicago dot com for avenue q. Now playing at mercury theatre Chicago. Local news. Of course this week. Lot of local news. I mean, the biggest news story. Of course, this week has been mayor Rahm Emanuel announcing he will not run for reelection. And again, I go back to that tweet that Paul Vallas sent out last night or yesterday at we're gonna have Montemurro night. Thank you for lineup. Andrea, absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. He that. He said if you weren't in the race before when Ron was there how how much of a leader? Can you be essentially was his tweet as interesting, isn't it? I thought so because people are throwing some names out there who already have pretty high profile jobs like does our comptroller and county president Toni preckwinkle, it'll be interesting and Luis Gutierrez who I thought was going to be going back to Puerto Rico thought so too now his name is being floated and I heard Valerie Jarrett being floated as well. Yeah. That was interesting someone reposted an article from two thousand fourteen or fifteen about President Obama. Did you say the he should be the he should run for mayor thousand nineteen by the way now heads all of this exploding? It's not a recent. Idea that's been floated it was from two thousand fourteen saying not in this election. But when President Obama leaves the White House, he should come back to Chicago and be the city's mayor. Oh that would be. I don't see that happening. That would be pretty cool having a former president be the mayor. I wonder if that's ever happened or former president being a governor. The former president who was a Senator. I think was Andrew Johnson center. Andrew Jackson was one of the Andrews. Oh, I don't. Yeah. That's interesting. I made my son historian friends to call in. But. Yeah, interesting, and then the other news, of course, you've been covering today. With McDonald case of the court the lower court drama today. He he was held in contempt of court for violating the gag order. Yes. And when do they start jury, so they started jury selection or people started coming into what they're doing? Now is they have to applications and they're going to review each application individually. So that's gonna take a lot of times, I know court tomorrow, and they're going to say they were supposed to start delving into these two hundred applications I think this afternoon no court tomorrow they'll be back on Monday. And that's where they start the wider process. The questioning rob the people in the courtroom and was this. I'm trying to remember if this is the case where I heard a commentator say that it seemed as though there were a lot of women of color, but that traditionally or in the recent past there tends to be a smaller pool of. Of black men that are in the jury pool of even that big group of I don't know if it's interesting. I don't know what the reason is whether I can I be honest. I haven't I've been I've been called for jury duty. Yeah. And I and I know you can get in trouble for it. You've never sat once I had a letter. And then the other two times I forgot to send the letter because I have I have a child with special needs already have very sort of stretch schedule when it comes. We don't have any medical professionals helping care for him. So that's always been my I'll tell them about Declan roughly that will help. But then I I have. Yes. Has anybody ever? I wonder if anyone's ever been I mean, I sat you've been Santana civil case one time I sat on a juror. I I was called I used to get called when I lived in Wrigley villa Linkin park area. I used to get called, you know, I think it's every two years when you kind of stop. I will you call all the time, and I actually sat down and civil case one time, and I was the alternate juror bombed because you you have to be there. Anyway, you have to be there anyway. And at one point some girl had a plane tickets one of the girls on the jury she'd plane tickets and the judge said, all right? Can we can we speed this up because for plane tickets, and I'm thinking go go go, then I get to sit in here. So I didn't get to deliberate. I knew all our I would vote which they voted the way. I would it was it was a case of a slum Lord. Okay. And they didn't do. There was no upkeep no maintenance of this particular building and a girl fell over the banister and fell onto her head. Yeah. It was very it was very sad. She was okay. But had just horrendous surgery surgery after surgery, so I would have found them guilty. And I actually. Call the judge they'll call the chambers. No, I call the clerk. And I said how did they find? And I had to give her my juror number and everything and she said, yeah, they found they found guilty. Okay. But it was really I tell you that that process was awesome is going through that process. I wish I wish that I had been called before I had before had family even or because I had a lot of flexibility. I never got a jury duty summons, but do there and one of the other elements that has been reported today in regard sort of in relation to the liquid McDonnell case is the the the new recommendation that police officers every time they pull their weapon. Now need to make a report on that. And some of the folks in the F O P are saying that now we'll have cops who are going to hesitate because now okay, and it's not about it's not about whether or not they the paperwork, but what's the implication of that? If they're they're required to report every single time they they pull their weapon. I guess they have to give the reasoning what there. Why they felt they were in danger right to me create more paperwork. I mean, Eddie Johnson said this is fine. We'll we're going to go ahead with this plane. Mayor Emanuel the to Lisa Madigan did as well. It's part of it was kind of the last part of the consent decree. I believe it goes into effect next year. And it's the last sticking point in the push to transform the department. I guess into you know, more transparent. Right. Well, I think it really does get into their heads though, because they agree. I think that I don't do it because they need to start thinking about what that's gonna look like what the explanation is going to be. Why am I doing this? They require different kinds of training. Yeah. Different the. Yeah. They're going to have to go through different training. And again that will probably be late this year and into next year as well. But that's gotta be difficult. You know, when a police officer, you know, just because you're drawing it doesn't mean you're firing it and more more police officers than not can go whole career without firing their women or being involved in any sort of an incident. Absolutely. So I just think that's going to create so much paperwork. And I think you're right. Them being in. Yeah. I I don't want the hesitation, you know, if I'm in a situation where I want to be protected. I don't want my protector to hesitate. Right. And for me, it's a it's a job that most of us can't or won't do. So. And I know that the training will most I would imagine overcome that obstacle. But interesting development as well. Let's take a break here. It is theater Thursday. And we're going to talk to our friends from the lyric opera about the newest production of law Boheme my saying that right? I'm still trying to say Troy Laura ever. I know. All right. I'll fix it later fix it. In post more in a moment on seven twenty WGN. One goal. One trip to the United city packed with fans. Black Hawk training camp festival. Get your first look at the new seasons Saturday September. Music food and drink interactive editing. Frawley seeks to the Blackhawks training camp scrimmage at eleven..
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"Magic tones look to close out there. Milwaukee set with a winning number. David Murphy, leads the. You have no idea what I'm talking about. That's a commercial for the cubs against the brewers tonight at seven WGN TV. David Murphy leads the cubs, and he has been Chicago's got a new hit musical. It's called avenue. Q the Tony award winning best musical from the writers of the book of Mormon and like that irreverent comedy avenue Q as a naughty. Funny lovable show. That's not for kids. Chris jones. The Chicago Tribune proclaims avenue Q is a hit at the mercury theatre and WTT w Chicago tonight loves the mix of warmth and nuttiness. Visit mercury theatre Chicago dot com for avenue q. Now playing at mercury theatre Chicago. Lots of texts today about the news click that we've got up about Nike. I'll try and read a few more of them in the next half hour is that Stacey on online four Stacey. Saint Clair the writer for the Chicago Tribune along with our. Ryan burrow is covering the jury selection for Jason Van Dyke. Hi, Stacey on WGN. I Don how are you? I'm excellent. How's it going for you? What did you see in the second seeding of potential jurors? Yeah. So there have been cute jury pools that have come through j each about one hundred people and then the second, Jerry. Yeah. One woman like covered her mouth when they announced this was the people vs Jason Van Dyke while other women like nodded eagerly like she had guessed it correctly that this is what this is all about. And you know, most of the jurors is just kinda sit there and like Don unhappy disbelief because no matter where you fall on this case, if you fall anywhere at all, you definitely do not, you know, LSU idea of in the middle of you know, a highly charged. Yeah. High profile case. Plus, this is what you're gonna do for the next month. Yeah. Exactly. And they're saying the child's gonna last three weeks jury selection at least two so. Yeah, this is. So did any jurors get selected today? No they're going to start that on Monday. So what the jurors did is is they you know, were read the indictment by that's gone. And then he sort of mindset that like that's talk to anybody about this case. And then they were sent back to the jury room where they they're gonna thought questionnaire. And then the prosecution defense will spend the next two days, and it's likely the weekend poring over those questionnaires to sort of target who they don't want today's, you know, in an ideal world, keep can you tell me much about the racial composition of the jury pool. And how cognizant of that? Are they going to be? I you know, I was trying to we're kind of in the back. So I don't have an exact count for you. But there are a lot of women of color. Fifty fifty men women a lot of color, not that many black, and which you know, historically has been a problem at twenty sixty cow. You don't see as many black male jurors, and I think it's gonna be very prevalent. I mean, the defense has already said that their polling shows that the vast majority of African Americans have already made up their minds on this case. And that was one of the reasons why they wanted it looked at Cook County. So usually when you're reporter, you keep your eye on the prosecution, and how many minorities they're trying to you know, from the jury pool, and and now I think it's going to be the reverse. I think. People keeping their on the defense, and how many minorities are trying to keep off the panel judge doesn't act very sympathetic to the defendant. But I guess they do have the option of going with a bench trial. They don't even have to take the jury if they don't like it, right? Correct. Like under Illinois state law that dike can have a bench trial up until the twelfth Stor sworn in and once that happens can ask for a bench trial, but there's a judge's discretion. And one of the reasons the judge could deny that your class after the twelfth jurists wanted is because. He would believes the waste of government resources. Just to dismiss the jury and instead is already expressed concerns about the waste of government resources and the time and the money in this case. So I think once that twelfth jer is. He'll be locked into Jerry trial. So the charges are one kind of misconduct. Sixteen of aggravated battery one for each bullet. Did I hear that? It was six counts of murder or how do you late different conditions in which a homicide meet a first degree murder, and you know, one of them that we naturally think of its premeditation. Obviously there is no premeditation in this case because he didn't know the plan McDonald until six seconds before he never seen him seconds before he pulled the trigger. But there are sticks conditions that he does meet according to the indictment, and and those are what he is charged with. I was confused about that. Stacy maybe you can shed some light on this. That is Stacey Saint Clair from the Chicago Tribune over at the courthouse is on the line right now. But a right there's no premeditation at least I can see how people would reasonably conclude that. And I thought premeditation was a tenant of first degree murder. So is isn't he tried to? Oh, it's a tenant. But there are there are many tenants. And you know, one of them is like if you knew what you were about to do what's going to lead to murder. Lead to a death, obviously. So that's one of them. I don't know all six off the top of my head fair. Now, it's possible that you could be charged and convicted of that crime without meeting the premeditation requirement your session enough. Okay. Well, then that makes sense. So there's those six plus the sixteen plus the one and jury selection began today any last notes from you Stacey anything else jumped out at you that maybe we should be aware of. I think what you're going to see some very creative reasons starting on Monday. As to why people don't want to be on the jury. We're seeing today about the trial where the one juror said his brother need a kidney transplant. They brought that Jurabek in P R's later, then he said, oh, well, my brother needs a liver transplant the judge. Well, which Oregon does he did? So I think you're gonna see a lot of creativity of people trying to get jury duty. And that's interesting because right, if I'm sympathetic with the time constraint, but you're citizen, and this is part of your obligation is a citizen of the claims to serve on a jury if you're unlucky enough to be chosen. But that notwithstanding I'm a little surprised to hear you say that people don't want to be deciders in this case. I think some people would be motivated to know what happened and render a verdict. Yeah. I mean, I think we all like to render verdicts from the comfort of our own home. You have to you know, they walked in today to protesters outside. I can't TV cameras to get out of the giant satellite trucks, and that's a lot. And and this is a volatile issue. And you know, it's the it's tough to make a decision when you know when you make a decision. The people in your, you know, in Cook County will probably be unhappy with you. Online. Get your side. We'll review online at Chicago Tribune dot com, and in the printed edition Stacey Saint Clair. Always appreciate your time. Stacey you do terrific. If you can join us in studio sometime, please do but I know why you're there. So keep up the good work. Thanks, Don, Pakistan. She joins our Ryan burrow over there as well. He joined us at the beginning of the show today. We'll pause update you on the news. And then guess what? If you have a daughter going to college right now is a very important and potentially dangerous time for you. 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"Musical avenue q. Tony award winning best musical for the writers of the book of Mormon and like that irreverend comedy avenue. Q is not a funny level show. Not for kids. Chris Jones of the Tribune proclaims avenue. Q a hit at mercury theatre. And channel eleven loves the mix of warmth and nodding. His visit mercury theatre Chicago dot com for avenue q. Now playing at mercury theatre Chicago. Steve Stone shell Steve Stone. Just over right now. That's a different guy. Shows Elvis was valuable person on the planet. Weekday mornings at seven twenty. I'm going to hear about this. Zone has gotta show. I will not do that. And do not tell him that. I said Steve Stone SUV keep it between us at seven twenty seven twenty seven twenty WGN. Chicago your users just play WGN radio and tune in downtown financial bringing you Judy pielach snooze. It is partly cloudy. Ninety one degrees at O'Hare. It's a job of a lifetime. But not for a lifetime. We will stand ready and eager to work with whoever is fortunate enough to become the next mayor assure smooth and positive transition. We all are sitting nothing less mayor Rahm Emanuel today announcing he will not seek a third term. He says he's ready for a new chapter in his life. Although he didn't say specifically what that would be. Here's what area leaders are saying house speaker Mike Madigan ass Chicago continues to move forward and grow as an international city will remain grateful for mayor emanuel's leadership. Cook County president Toni preckwinkle says she was surprised by the announcement. She says being mayor of the nation's third largest city is extraordinarily difficult in. All consuming and alderman Edberg says a manual will be remembered as a leader who exemplified a profound sense of decency, and who had the courage to make difficult decisions on behalf of all Chicago wins the Chicago teachers union taking credit for emanuel's departure vice president Jesse Sharkey says it's all because of president. Karen Lewis was really Karen and her fearless leadership and our love for the people to city that we think made this possible she stood up to that mayor when he had a huge amount of momentum. And before anyone else was hit that emperor has no clothes, Chicago. Teachers strike in two thousand twelve was a defining moment in the mayor's first term, the former mayor of Naperville Jorge Prado has died at the age of eighty was admitted to hospice care just last week. He served twenty years as Naperville is mayor and continued to be Naperville cheerleader long after he left office, the current mayor. Krieger says everyone was equal in. Georgia's is you're cherished member of his extended Naperville family. And from the first time, we met you. You were a friend. George Prado's family says he passed surrounded by his three children. Steve Bertrand WGN news supreme court nominee brick having on we'll begin answering questions from senators tomorrow after a contentious day of senators bickering over his nomination during his opening statement. He told the Senate Judiciary committee that a judge must be independent and must interpret the law. Not make it. A judge must be an unpire a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy. Democrats are upset over the president using executive privilege in not releasing one hundred thousand documents from Kavanagh's time is a lawyer in.
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"Music. Has a new hit musical avenue avenue. Q the Tony award winning best musical from the writers of the book of Mormon and like that irreverent comedy avenue. Cou q is Nadi funny lovable. It's a show not for kids. Chris Jones at the Chicago Tribune proclaims avenue Q is a hit at mercury theatre. WTT w Chicago loves the mix of warmth than naughty nece. Visit mercury theatre dot com for avenue q playing at the mercury theatre in Chicago. Apparently have you ever been tricked into eating a vegetarian hamburger? I guess. It's an issue in Missouri. We'll visit that in the second half hour right now. Look at the news headlines sponsored by Linda and chimney and fireplace. Here's Kim Gordon. A job of a lifetime. Not a job for a lifetime net for mayor Emanuel who announced today, he won't seek a third term in twenty nineteen from the bottom of my heart. Thank you. And God bless you. And God bless the people of. Following an announcement. The former San Francisco forty Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a new deal with the company capper Nick already had to deal with Nike that was set to expire. But it was renegotiated into a multi year deal to make him one of the faces of Nikes thirtieth anniversary desk, do it campaign. Your money sports, traffic and weather next on WGN..
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"There was nothing about camera work that I couldn't rent in half a day Any intelligent, person, half a day and he was right to citizen Kane was given a limited release the film received overwhelming critical praise was voted, best picture of nineteen forty one by the national board of review in the New York Film Critics Circle film received nine Academy Award nominations for best original screenplay How do you. Do ladies and gentlemen this is awesome wells I'm, speaking for the mercury theatre and, what follows is supposed to advertise office motion picture citizen Kane is. The title and we. Hope it can correctly be called a coming attraction despite his success Orson Welles had very little interest in romanticizing the. Conception of art he never considered himself to be a true professional Eight the. Romantic, conception of artists taking precedence over anything I think it's the last thing to be considered always certain regard friendship is more important than my art I have great respect for. People who do regard their arms in that way I think they are probably the most valuable. Artists so I'm. Not defining what artist ought to be. I'm just saying the kind of artist I am I don't regard myself as Sunday mentally. Professional anywhere basically an adventure And those people who are serious and our professional truly and deeply. Serious expensive every other value in life probably. The beat room make the biggest contribution I certainly wouldn't, like, to be. One of them Orson wells didn't see himself as much of a director in fact you didn't see anyone as. Much of a director not a real actor. Direction.
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"At this point Is it really I mean it will it because it is a thing that we have only done. For a certain chunk of our lives we can always, get better, which is true about everything but we're still thinking about, it we're still working on it I mean I, went to school for acting and included zero puppetry so it's we now feel, at least a little, bit more comfortable than we did when we did. It fourteen but it is still this really great thing. That. Keeps. Us really fresh in the show because we cannot. Get distracted with cameras we cannot get bored and be a bad room for you? Know if I could see myself doing a guy would explode Spoken like director myself I wanna hear myself I just need. To, do the thing yeah it is Got to be really unusual, to not only act and. Put the emotion into. The words that you're saying but also. Maneuver, these puppets That. It's not like you're sticking your hand in a puppet of right and it's it's a little. More it's much more intricate oh yes and you know you have these inanimate objects that you are using to convey real human emotion and so you, have to find. The nuance In just. Hand movements and and the way you are finessing that is a challenge because you also want. To connect here self to that as well And it's it's like going to the opera you know seeing super titles. And do you look do you listen and eventually your your mind figures it out right It's, the same thing there and I think that once you know? To. Generalize I think once the audience, gets used to. What's happening it becomes fluid and you know they imbue, the with the, things that we're doing right emotionally yeah when the show first came out everyone was concerned are you going to be distracted, by seeing, an actor holding a puppet you're going to be able to concentrate and really the, same was true. Of Lion. King when it first opened with pop you. Know they're amazing puppetry work that they do in other shows that have done it also but you don't you don't you don't even. Look. At the, human anymore at some point you're completely focused on the puppet that's job well done as far as I'm concerned with actors. Who are doing that yeah I mean it's were there because the puppet can't do every emotion because it's very static and it can't blink, and things, like that so. Everyone's while you do, need the actor there to be like to, just help inform what What they're, going through but adventure like she said eventually in the play you start realizing that you're getting cues from both things you're. Getting cues from the puppet in the human you just can take them all in at once Yeah What's so special about avenue q. is that you do have human characters that don't have. Puppets and so it it gives a relation point for the audience members just like in Sesame Street when you're watching it and and people that live there have relationships with these. Characters it's the same on avenue. Q And that's that really fills out. That, world a lot yeah well it's part of the Wednesday of the. Whole thing the the wonderful whimsey of the whole thing they're going to do a couple. Of songs if you're watching, on WGN, radio dot com you will not be, seeing the puppets here today but they will be. Performing nonetheless solo yes that will be coming up after we take a. Quick break avenue q. is at mercury theatre extended. Now through November the fourth and you can get tickets I'm sure it says it here's someplace. And I'm not finding it right now but we'll get websites and phone numbers for you and just a quick second after this WGN just in time for Lola we review the. Dynamic musical career of Steve Cochran Palooza van called monkey. Genitals I was in a band called the tainted pre cut melons nipple. Chafing never knows a band called nipple champions yes I. Was in a band, called coordinating slings. Vanco, chromosomal you ever that ban. The chrome twelve oaks will. Play and then of course there's his opener remember that band, Kevin, Powell Denise smokers yeah I have their.
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"Chicago weather center partly cloudy today scattered storms highs in the mid ninety s scattered storms overnight lows in the seventies and variably cloudy tomorrow warm and. Muggy highs, in the nineties storms possible. Tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening Eighty-three at O'Hare. Midway and Chicago's lakefront both have Eighty-one I'm Dave wine and the WGN radio news room and. This, is the stuff that matters on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN racist I, guess we both Not an. Easy thing to do just one of the pretty little songs from. Everyone's racist avenue q That is back in Chicago Lovely and slightly naughty a little production that's at. The mercury theatre in Chicago we remember when that first came out and it. Was a little bit shocking everybody to hear, little puppets singing naughty songs but it's so sweet and has a really great message and has just been extended at the. Mercury theatre now through November the fourth and joining us. In studio is Liam Morrow who is, Kate monster and tax havens who is Princeton in the show and. Welcome to both of you it's nice to. Have you here with. Us thanks for having us thank you, very much for being here and I have to say that you win today's award for being the most distracted guests watching the different monitors that here in the studio I can't tell exactly. But were you what you're watching the monitors with yourself on oh yeah we'll. Because you've ruined radio because radio is like, I can wake up I can look like whatever I wanna look like right now now you have to go online and. You can see me trying to find the cameras throughout. The room by pointing at them right and then looking at the monitor and like oh yeah I'm pointing. At that one I'm put right I'm pointing. At studio a camera. To if you're on WGN radio dot, com right now you can watch the live stream you'll see you'll see Jackson points is like being in a seven eleven store isn't it Dirty..
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"Well that's the problem first of all is the story of says it usually is but then style the tone the way he cast it i it has a very strong made a song imprint any remember very well as you talk about he went convincingly from the age of twenty five to well up in years with a makeup artist that he had discovered who wasn't even in the union who was like a volunteer assistant but who invented the concept of pieces when he piece instead of just drawing on the phase hour putting a mask on this guy would do pieces to age somebody or make them look younger how many films at wells made at that point that was it that was that was it that was the he was a stage director and he had a radio network radio series mercury theatre norman corwin he he also had his own the mercury theatre on broadway which was part of the you know when roosevelt had sponsored the arts and that was one of the things was that program w w w p wpa and the mercury theatre was part of the wpa and he did experimental work in the theatre before he ever got to make this film he was going to his first film was supposed to be joseph conrad's heart of darkness which coppola then many years later adapted for pakalitha now but austin repaired a script of heart of darkness and they they could never get it to his satisfaction so herman j megawatts who co wrote that script new the hearst family he had been in san simeon he knew the hearst's and the family and he supplied a lot of the background and but it's such a.