17 Burst results for "Swiss Hotel"
"swiss hotel" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Chicago's in safe. We wrote it off a long time ago. I'm still sounding the all clear horn. July 2034 45 P. M. I still want people to come downtown and to the North side and South side and West side. Yeah, I'm seeing a lot with my inventory on the real estate side. What do you mean by that? It's been very slow because people are just not Moving into the city as frequently as they did, And plus those job transfers, relocations students that those are not even Yeah, they're not even applicable buyers now. Well, and my son is a student right now. Gays getting his masters at loyal hasn't set foot on campus. I need to be anywhere near it exactly you and by the way he would love to, but campus is closed, right? A lot has changed Vicky's realtor, and I think that it could change back. I want somebody to write a song. You know, Bob always plays these Make sure Dr Chicago songs I want somebody to write a song Come on back to Chicago. No, it's it's the town. I love the title in town that might challenge. I think there's plenty of good songwriters out there. We need to have ready for this spring or early summer song that Things about how much we missed the city and we're coming back. I'm optimistic that it will come back as soon as everybody gets vaccinated. If you've ever been to Chicago in the summer on a summer afternoon or summer evening, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. And I just can't imagine people not coming back. A lot of Millennium Park Steve for a concert. Oh, my gosh. A bike ride up the lakefront. Spending an afternoon in any one of the Parkes. I just Michigan Avenues, Bridge or any of the bridges on a summer day, Holy cow with the boats going by with the tourists and the crowds and sunshine. I was down here two Saturdays ago. Beautiful day bright and sunny Wasn't that cold? It was packed. It was a relation. An avenue was crowded. Yeah, you know, because you have to kind of give a wide berth to people who aren't wearing masks. Most people were thankfully. But there and then I took lakeshore drive, and there were a lot of people biking along the drive for sure. And jogging. So I mean, I do think people wanna be down here, but they're not working here. You know there. They were down here on a Saturday. Yeah, that's it. It doesn't even you know, And then you got to think the restaurants are closed. The bars are closed. So what most people are what they would normally do. They can't do the theater district's closed. Imagine when all of that opens up even to 50% Imagine how Imagine the appetite for people for all of those things. Some of you won't go because you'll be afraid and but there, but some will and I think that's you know, I'm banking on that for the city. We were talking this morning about the Sheridan John. You and I talked about it yesterday. Well, w But the fact that the hotel is closed in these other hotels were surrounded by hotels. Hi, it's open Swiss Hotel, I think is open. It is You have the aqua on one side. The Radisson and you've got shared in the lows is right over there. Fairmont, let there but there's so many of right around here and those air normally on summer just hubs of activity, each generating about $300 a night. Yeah, yeah, that's not happening right now. Come on down to Chicago. There's a song that has not yet been written. But somebody will write it and recorded in their home studio. And it'll be awesome. Didn't Chicago do a song? Take me back to Chicago. There you go. By the way, Speaking of you nailed it. Exactly. It's a gift. Um, what is black and white and sing? Steve Alexander, Do you have the answer to that yet? 10 year old Steve does tendrils. No church the answer. You're going to happen to you maybe need to channel your child. Okay. Speed joke After WGN Radio news. Here comes the news. It's 23 degrees at 9 30. Good morning. I'm Steve Krizan Itch. The news, His sponsored by cars for kids. The covert death toll approaches nearly 400,000 in the U. S. In business. After the first hour of trading on Wall Street, the Dow is up nearly 100 points. The NASDAQ Up nearly 100 as well. Now an update on WGN traffic.
"swiss hotel" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast
"People cleaning floors to people. Parking cars to people you know strict strategizing growth for you know but in terms of how does that look sri having this beckoning luxury goes into everything that i do in my life and 'specially for hotel it's cool there's two parts of the tengible to me is clear. It's it's it's making it a product of quality making it very professional making irrelevant but is more than that. It's not just commitment to our customer to to the participant. But he's also commitment to the subject matter expert in like i said in the beginning we're bringing were recruiting people from the industry. Vice-president of in their feuds or people with a lot of experience leaders and. I wanna make sure that they know that they're giving you know they're trusting us to bring their knowledge to put it into the best possible light to put them in the best possible literally like to light well. A video That commitment to quality. It's my i. It is the base of everything that we do at hotel. That's cool even though we recognize that right now i think in two years. We'll look back and say. Oh my god this is what we were releasing because hopefully we will develop and improve but there is a commitment to quality. We wanted we pay attention to it. And then intangible and this is what i would like to finish it that learning the luxury sector is the generosity. I don't think general generosity is more more display as when you do a luxury service property in luxuries not about nickel and diming clients. It's actually the opposite of it is annoying shortsighted. It's about being generous with your offer. It's about making it of extremely great value. Whatever value means to person and that's why luxury is very personal. But i think this generosity in sharing knowledge providing service in in in treating people with respect. I think that this just connecting to be honest. Yeah and we. This is something that you will always see for. As long as i am involved in hotel dots who is making sure that that were instead. We're leaving by this one hundred percents. I love it. Got to bring a tear to my eye Well let's see what can where can everyone find you like. Let's let's get some shameless plugs and shouts out there too for you guys in your team you know. I want to work in listeners. Yeah go find out more albany. Sign up Obviously i'm lincoln all. But i just want you to be able to give that up. Thank you and i will say i m a startup so bear with me everything thing i need shoutouts so first of all you can find follow on social media on lincoln on instagram and facebook and specifically because every week we're giving away one hundred free courses every week there's of course of the week whatever it is this week is digital transformation. Last week he was delivering. Valuing food and beverage that's probably not the name of the car ninety creation members so.
"swiss hotel" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast
"No. He's listening galaxy accord but anyway when we met in bern switzerland capital a few months ago and i said simon lets you know what is the course and we need to do for our vacation rental and he actually started talking about how the whole sector needs to be professionalized in needs to be level. You know needs education and he was telling me how little there is out there in terms of options. I know there's some here and there but they're either again too expensive or not fully developed and we started talking what was supposed to be a half hour ended up being hours in. We develops basic this collection. Right there and to me. As i always say no matter if i'm working in i don't know accounting for dole things to more i will say a hotelier because that's what most recognised myself in and respect the industry so much but he was saying how a lot of the people who are invocation rental today are hoteliers. Or there's a mix of everything apparently but that some of these tactics and strategies specially like revenue management or marketing. You just can't duplicate from hospitality to from hotels vacation rentals and even revenue management and the notion of costs and the notion of a key. Don't have a key you either know. Euro-policies is zero one hundred percent right single property so all of this was like an eye opener for me like oh my god. So the urgency again of not only educating sector. Which you know it's it's yeah. It's it's doing really well oats. I wouldn't say booming. Nothing is this year but it's doing well compared to others. So there's the whole crew but also halted who are now either looking for a job or getting into themselves. You know Getting to this they have maybe a second property that they want to put out there in the market so right now with the six courses were targeting. The professional on property management manager. Someone who has an idea what it is you know and we will we are. We'll also develop courses down the line for individuals your vigils. Who are working. You know like the dentists who had their properties anyone to make money out of that and how to so we're gonna get there later but we wanted to address industry. I very very excited about that. Yes i am very happy to come back with simon to talk only about it. Yes you guys are always welcome back in the. There's a lot in the work. And i love that. You said i've always a hotelier. Because i'm like i feel the same way even though i'm in the vacation rental industry now but then i was like you know people like you are Actually the definition of a destination air so it was like that one that one award. I told you guys about you. Know you're wired to create remarkable experiences that are anticipated and shared whether it's in hotels a restaurant or vacation rental That's that's you feel that you fit that picture perfectly so it's exciting to see all this come together especially how small our world is in the sense of like simon. Who's in in switzerland. Urine switzerland michael raw susan netherlands. And i'm in the us and we all somehow met virtually of course but like it's just it's just super cool so the the crazy things that hospitality brings out and connecting people is pretty and if i may because before we started we talked to. You had asked me another question we tighten. You didn't ask me now. And i wanna swin answer because to me is so important you talking to me about you. Know how does my beckoning luxury carried into this venture right. And i and i want to say this because again i i cannot ever say enough about the caliber of professionals in hospitality at every level. I'm.
"swiss hotel" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast
"Get is really also start offering is stepping to the business to business sector. I think that's where the real The real momentum we're coming that's where we can reach more people faster so We are starting our outreach. Now when starting to talk to us companies and they see the value I just now needs to all of this amazing people. They're so cheerful and so supportive took like an open their wallets but the the reception is being overwhelming fantastic. So good well I think like you. You've you've touched on so many good points. And the fact of like you guys getting into companies in other companies a little words governments. I mean there's so much out there you know. An example is. I won't mention the specific country because i want my competitors suit to go after but we all know what their countries in certain areas of the globe who are now preparing to become Nations and there were not having talking about thousands and thousands of people that will need to be trained in the next three to four years. You cannot send two hundred thousand people to switzerland to study in. You can't wait three years for them to finish so a lot of potential there. And and and as i it pains to meet meet that wildest was horrible year in recognize that for my friends for my family. I haven't seen my family and over. You know it was also for us an inspiring year. A year of shipments a year building. This and and in this sense we are were quite heavy. You know i. I'm quite content to where we are and of course. I'm very lucky first of all today. Very lucky to even have a job but have a job that i love and that i'm passionate about that. I believe in god. I say it's a it's a double. It's double lottery at a time. That i know that you know there's less and less people that can say that i agree. You and i both like the fact that i'm here today doing this instead of looking for a job on indeed or something like that right now is pretty incredible. So i feel like and it's just i think and this will lead into our last point for this episode but You know the industry of hospitality. I feel like you know there's hospitality and a lot of different industries and businesses in different ways. You know we're all in hospitality in some shape or form but like the lodging travel destination tourism hospitality sector is so frigging resilient so resilient like these are the toughest times we've seen businesses closer doors. We've seen people lose their jaws like are dying around the world with virus and like we are at the point of. It's like when sink or swim. We we frigging swim. You know like as best as we can We probably think a little bit. But we're still floating along. And that's what i love about our industry and and i think you know like i said this is leading into the last point but A little sneak peek of something to come out on hotel. School with vacation. Rentals and so Speaking of resilient One of the most like i guess like leading segments of hospitality right now in the recovery and so a couple like you said. A mutual friend introduced us From bedroom dot com and then now we also realized from that we have another mutual friend. Simon lehman from jll tier and so..
"swiss hotel" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast
"And i bring it to work and say hey look what i did outside and now now let me let me try to imply these like is there a way i can. You know put my foot in that door This yeah exactly and going back into another point like back. In april may and june. We all had so much time on our hands like everyone was still kind of standing. Still right like trying to figure out. How did we function and then getting to that point of well. I don't know how to function yet. The world doesn't function yet. So what can i do to better myself or when it's ready like when we are ready and a lot of people actually i feel like we're looking for ways to update their skill set and so i wanted to go ahead. No i was just gonna say to point education. He's countercyclical rate. It is one of those industries where people tend to sectors where people tend to invest in the middle of a crisis. Because you know that it will always bring you on a fruit. When i say that though i i am very mindful of the amount of traditional schools not in hospitality. They are suffering. I don't see how you could people can't even you're ready. We're ready lost a year. You're not gonna potentially take another year and a half and do an nda or or whatever it is so An older suffering and again we. We are in a bubble. We are hoping and and we're seeing the the feedback has been amazing. That exactly that is that people were taking the time to improve on their skills. But when i say know time and money even though we see people have plenty of time right now. Everything is limited right. We only have so many hours in the day so if you can do something that will only give. Would you absolutely need to know. It might not be complete. Maybe some people need more. Then you know that that's the of course for you. That's that's really what the option for you. And it's exactly is a scenario where you're saying. This is how many times. And i remember this when i was younger is in the hotel people. The hotel school graduates coming to hotels. And somehow it's ironic because you're ready come a little more prepared in terms of seeing theory and also an all done but also some doors will open for you because the company is ready to invest in training for you in further development. I was very lucky. Highest is excellent at providing training. And i was one of the lucky ones was given because they thought it was worth but it is true. How many of the young people come in you know as part time and could to mugabe had the talent but how do you convince your either are very cold friends with someone that will teach you or you need to be ultra convincing or your there twenty three hours a day so that's exactly also the type of person who were trying to reach and say here. There's a course for you for sure. I love. I wanted to touch on two things. But before we get to the next question For the listeners..
"swiss hotel" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast
"The. There's an increasing alive really. An animal of cues cue gap in the sector and its constantly changing so we just need you know we. We need to be fester more efficient and more accessible and i think that was something that was left. mike my previous job specification. I wasn't yet involved in hotel. It's it was something in my mind. And i thought i left in february and i thought this something needs to like my next job will be in creating something that more people can afford in like it was i wanted to a democratic and the pandemic just brought this whole thing like into center stage and i think education is definitely one example of a sector debt will not go back to what it was before. In my opinion. I think the changes are irreversible a so that's one thing and then also seen. This isn't a problem that i read on the newspaper. You know design my friends. My all of my friends are hopefully people like they. They are the most lovely people in the world. Not my france with hosts People and so you know when people talk about well if you want to join a project you wanna beauts. Something has to be purpose where you have to have a purpose and all the marketeers will say what you also need to have a persona and like i said when you put a face like the problem to me was clear the persona who are trying to solve. Who are we trying to help. That is also clear to me. They have names. You know so. I think in terms of seeing might my friends talking about furlough or she'll much seattle which is determined here And then i also found that there's two different profiles of people and they're equally struggling or maybe not equally struggling but they're struggling different ways right one is the people who are displaced who who lost their jobs and i think that's that's obvious for everyone but the other is a head friends winding industry..
"swiss hotel" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast
"What was your go-to like selling point that you knew once i tell them this or this or whatever there saw i think the how versatile it is. I think the misconception there is that people study in school to work in a hotel and to be then depending on the country concierge fans or whatever it is defect is that many different industries especially anyone who has a foot into the service sector Talking about luxury watchmakers banking They are looking for professionals with those soft skills. That i wouldn't say only but i think that you can easily find among targets. It professionals the flexibility. The sense of urgency the sense of service. The my god how many times you check into a hotel and you see a client or guests yelling at the front office person who est being super cordial super professional and is probably more qualified over more educated. But i think that doesn't matter because at the end hotel hotelier is there to serve right house. Batali is the is the is is what isn't advocacy is welcoming strangers. So i think that That value of service of efficiencies very appreciated everywhere else. So that was our first. It's not even a selling point has really more educating parents. Look you're going to pay this much for your child to be a whatever it is that they seem they seem to look with with respect as much but anyway so that was then but even then i found that heart sale to make not because the product wasn't great but i thought because it was extremely expensive extremely slow for as much as hotels cools. Today are are the they have a pulse on things. They have advisory boards they have experts coming in. But how fast can you adapt a curriculum needs to follow certain academic guidelines so that you are receive your degree You know you can't change it from petition from a semester to the other but not in the middle of the semester you can eat. No so. I think that the lack of flexibility to that of agility the fact that is too expensive. And it's really only catering for a little bit of the population of the future in a hotel. You're not for everyone and that started like bothering me. A little bit in on To be honest so that's almost a segue to my next. Why hotel school so yeah. Let's just jump right into that. I wanted to know so. Were you doing this when Hotel about schools being developed. Or were you kind of already out of the the school itself. I'm kinda like Talk us through the transition and the creation phase of hotel dot school and really for the audience members at don hotel doubt. School is What it is and then of course the creation and the the moments leading up to it. We'll hotel that school. To begin with is the next generation hotels cool. Our mantra is transforming hospitality education. And we're doing this by convincing. What we it's not only me. It's my idea. No my team's not here. So let's pretend it's me and my idea but they did to condense really the most impactful parts of a curriculum of a traditional tells.
"swiss hotel" Discussed on WGN Radio
"O'clock. Good morning on down. Clifton, and this news report is sponsored by news Nation 14 shootings overnight across the city. Two people are dead. Dozens others hurt. I'm don clip in here is a look a W G and traffic first before we get to news. The outbound Edens at Wilson is closed due to an accident. Cars air being forced Off it. Wilson, but then are getting immediately back on tthe e entrance ramp at Wilson as well. It's not really causing any delays, either. The Kennedy Express lanes are still closed for some work. They're going to close until 8 a.m. this morning, at least and the Eisenhower inbound some brake lights from Ninth Avenue to display NHS because of an earlier crash 45 from 3 92, the old post office. Half hour in from Wolfe and the Dan Ryan inbound some brake lights from 18th to the burned There's construction at Roosevelt on going in the right lane. Also, Chicago River Bridge lifts for the fall. Boat runs season starting at 9 30 at Lakeshore Drive. Moving westward should wrap up around three PM But if you're driving through the city at all today, expect some delays from bridge lifts. Now look at news to dead 12. Others hurt and overnight shootings across the city. One man was killed, another hurt in a shooting this morning on the West side. They were standing outside with a group a bit after 1 30 on West Huron in Austin when someone fired shots 28 year old was hit in his head and torso on DH taken to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead area. Four detectives investigating no arrests there and then two other men were shot, one of them fatally this morning in South Shore. They were found with gunshot wounds around 3 15. In a M in the 2100 block of East 72nd place, Chicago, police said. Both were taken. A University of Chicago hospital and one man was hit in the abdomen and pronounced dead once he arrived at the hospital area. One detectives are looking into that and a man is recovering after he was shot inside a hotel this morning, Chicago police say it happened around 1 43 and the 300 block of East Wacker. At the Swiss hotel in Streeterville, two men got into an altercation while riding inside the elevator. The argument escalated and both men exchanged gunfire. The 33 year old man was shot in.
"swiss hotel" Discussed on WGN Radio
"California. May have been famous. But here in Chicago, we have some grand hotels on the team, awkward phone line and talk about it at 20 minutes after seven o'clock is someone who has spent a lot of time in the hotel industry worked for a Hilton Worldwide Swiss hotel. Hyatt here in Chicago. A Robert I haven't talked in a long time. Robert Allegrini is the author of a book called Chicago's Grand Hotels. How are you, Robert? I'm doing swell. That's morning. How are you? Well, I'm anxious to talk to you about this book that came out quite a while ago. But there's renewed interest. I think because of the pandemic, and because of the precarious situation with our grand hotels and a cz you write in the book, architecturally imposing, historically rich and socially important. Chicago's magnificent Grand hotels have fascinated generations of Chicagoans and please generations of guests. How endangered our places like the Drake the Hilton, the Palmer house We read about a couple of weeks ago. Really in financial distress right now, right? Yes. You know, all of these hotels across the country are really on the structural equivalence of the endangered species list. There are only a couple of handfuls of these true grand hotel left in the nation, and we're so fortunate to still have three of them in Chicago in the Palmer House, the Hilton and the Drake and you're correct. There's some news. About the Palmer House, and I have to say that Contrary to what you have heard, I'm sure that the future of the Palmer House is still bright. It has some ownership issues. But I think after the pandemic, it'll be back up and running with Hilton managing. It's still so it will be going on to its 150th year in operation next year, so it's really great that we have these treasures still amongst us. Is that the oldest one we have here, Robert. It is. It is the oldest hotel in continual operation in North America, which is really interesting because the first Palmer House Went up in 18 71 and burnt down two weeks after it opened in the Great Chicago Fire and Potter Palmer not being one to be deterred was back two years later with the first fully fireproof hotel that opened in 18 73. And that Palmer house existed until 1925 when they started work on the current Palmer house. But the second Palmer House was taken down and have the third one put up and have which allowed the hotel never too close in 18 73 until the recent pandemics, So it was the oldest continually operating hotel in all of North America. I haven't been over there in a while, but I used to love walking in that downstairs, lower level, and it is just a whole world down there, isn't it? Yeah, you know, And that's interesting because both the Palmer House in the Drake are built that way with the level below the lobby, and that's because in the 19 twenties when those hotels were built You wanted to look your very best when you finally made it into the lobby. So down below is where you had the beautician in the barbershop and the habit. Dasher. When you walked into that lobby, you were looking your best. Yeah. And the Empire Room. Great place for Andr live entertainment. Well for for four decades. You know, all of the greats played there with Sinatra, Eartha Kid Tony Bennett Liver. Rocky was discovered there. Bob Fosse was discovered there and that's why these hotels they're so special. They are, you know, really repositories of Chicago history. If you know the history of Chicago's Grand Hotel, you really know A lot of Chicago's history. Let's talk about the Drake. You talk about some prime real estate. Ah, what a spot the Drake occupies and let a grand place I've gone in there just to sit in the lobby and watch people and an experience experience the Drake and they've kept it up, haven't they? You know to your first point, the actor Peter Ustinov famously said. Every step you take walking in the Drake is like walking and diamonds still a straight the value of the land because that land certainly is priceless worth located right at the intersection of Lakeshore and Michigan Avenue. But you know when the hotel was first built, that was really the periphery of downtown Chicago. So it was open, is one of the nation's first Urban resorts and actually, horseback riding was listed as one of the activity that you could do at the hotel and its earliest advertising, But you're right. It is spectacular. Just sit in that lounge and you know it's wonderful for T especially starting at the at the holidays. Coming up afternoon tea started 11 in the morning. There's so much demand for it. That's really an institution in Chicago. There's been a lot of talk about the Hilton, Chicago with Ah, the conspiracy seven movie and we've been going back and reliving a bit of the Democratic convention in 1968. Now is the Hilton, one of the largest hotels anywhere in the country. When the Hilton was built and opened in 1927. It was the largest hotel in the world. It had 3000 rooms at that time. Now in 1985, they closed the hotel for a year and renovated it completely, and it went down from 3000 rooms, 1500 rooms, but it's still one of the largest hotels in the city and one of the largest hotels in the country. And you're right. It was front and center for the Democratic National Convention with headquarters hotel in 68. Hubert Humphrey was staying there. George Eugene McCarthy was staying there. And so that's why there was a lot of protest activity across the street from the hotel. And the hotel management actually thought that the writing going on what's going to enter into the hotel, so the word went out. We've got a lock the front doors and they Search. Then they searched and they searched only to realize that there were no keys to the help in Chicago because it had never been been locked since it opened in 1927. That's a great that's a great story. It wasn't originally called the Conrad Hilton. It was originally called the Stevens on DH. You can really date how long someone's been in Chicago to what they call the hotel. People of my Parentsgeneration still referred to it as the Stevens, which it was until after World War two when Conrad Hilton purchased the hotel and then named it after himself, And it was the Conrad Hilton until 1985 when it became the Chicago Hilton and Towers, And now it's the hope in Chicago, but whatever you call it, it's still magnificence. And back to the Palmer House. I forgot the story. That was that was a gift original. Right? Right. The original Palmer House was a gift from Potter Palmer to Bertha Palmer and Bertha Palmer is there was a woman of French ancestry who really infuse the French feel into the Palmer out. So you know when you Walk into the lot magnificent lobby of that building. Which George will the journalists called the essence of lab? Eunice, You really have a magnificent French field to that hotel. Robert as somebody who worked in the hotel business for a long, long time. Ah, how do you view the comeback here? How is it going to happen when we get through this pandemic? Are these hotel is going to survive. I think that they will. It's going to be difficult. Obviously, you're not going to see the larger hotels open up again until the capacity restrictions change. It doesn't make any sense for them to open when you can only have gatherings of 50 or 100 people, But I suspect in the second quarter of next year you'll see these these great hotels opening up again..
"swiss hotel" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Something tipped your bucket Come spilling out. Um, all those stresses are even compounded. Especially in police atmosphere, uh, with you know the calls for loss of job, possibly with cutting budgets and just not necessarily being appreciated for the job. They do. Boy leaves behind two sons. He was 57 years old. At least 15 Chicago public high schools have voted to keep Chicago police officers. In their schools. Three others want the officers out as we hear from WG ends Pam Jones. Local school councils have been voting on the issue of school resource officers ever since George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis Councils have until August 15th to decide if they want to keep police a $33 million CPS contract with Chicago Police expires at the end of August. Pam Jones WG any one person is hurt following a stabbing outside the Swiss hotel in Chicago's downtown. Lee SE two groups of men started arguing early this morning on the sidewalk in front of the hotel on East Wacker Drive. 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"Similar to lightfoot approach. Bbc News Host Victoria W Shah subtly wrote the number of domestic abuse hotline on the back of a hand. Doing a news broadcast for those that my need as she went through a feature stories. She lifted her left hand to a face. Showing the number of UK's domestic violence help hotline and later tweeted a photo showing the number again. The hotline has seen a twenty five percent increase in Kohl's since the pandemic began. But you don't have to be going through a violent situation to experience negative ramifications from isolation people all over the world are finding themselves in new and unique situations that provider society never prepares us for when passengers off a cruise ship. Returned to Australia forced into a hotel for a mandatory fourteen day isolation period to protect others from possible chronic infection the first group of Australians forced into quarantine at Sydney hotels tonight back at home after fourteen days in isolation but the ordeal isn't over for family of seven at the Hilton. They now in a hotel turned hospital after two tested positive family members checking out of the Hilton Hotel on a stretcher and around the corner at the Swiss sedans door after two weeks being locked up in Quarantine. It really happy. Happy really happy. The Corona Virus rollercoaster ride continues forty eight new cases which is stable but among those a father and child from a family of seven in isolation at the Hilton. Thirty six cases have now been identified among the returning travellers quarantined in fifteen hotels across Sydney if anyone develops symptoms now. Quarantine her toes we. Aren't they undergo testing? And should they become a test positive? They are provided with appropriate assessment in back at the Swiss hotel. Fresh never felt so good. Need a quick story to help. Keep you in good spirits right now in some Lebanese one hundred year old wo- Veteran Tom. War raised over thirty million pounds for Britain's health services by walking laps around his garden in a report by BBC News. Captain Mall was recently treated for a broken hip and skin cancer and had initially aimed to raise one thousand pounds the NIH as charities together one hundred laps around is twenty. Five meter gotten with the aid of his Walker stating that he said about raising money for the sake of the nurses and the NHS we have because they're doing such a magnificent job. More family turned to social media to help raise funds and by the time he reached his one hundredth birthday on April thirtieth. He had raised well past his original goal and has since been promoted by the Queen to honorary colonel at the start of last week's volume admitted to having good and bad days union this isolation period. As soon as I got back to Australia on the twenty fourth of March I was quarantined. In my home. For fourteen days I decided to make myself a routine. And you used that protein to stay sane so I would wake up at three fifty nine. Am Gopher ten minute cold. Dip into the pool made myself of Uber. Matei and Black T. Showered did a sixteen minute yoga session before starting any of my meetings every single day which by the way my meetings starting early because of my calls to cities in North America so I decided as well that I would not get any take-out meals so since I've gotten back from the US. I've cooked all the food. I've eaten taking my dog out to the Pool Area. A couple of times a day and now after those fourteen days I've added a daily run by late. I'm experimenting but I'm creating barriers for myself. Depression and anxiety a Kalman consequences to isolation and the.
"swiss hotel" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Story three Ryan the new one Marc short I think they're all fake no only one of them all right I'm gonna go with Kobe Bryant one four three version for spending on that one may be true I I'm going to guess that the Swiss hotel is actually doing this and I think that I think that's why I tell you no I think this was much although it's kind of a different story because I do believe that there are people out there who would gladly I on what is the selection number one I take it yes okay yeah and bread go ahead in try try again number very easily try try again try to once before when I feelings out to bust out you start out well that's okay listen we want to swing okay perfect flag that thank you very much flagged by United full story home marking his title I don't know very first started it used are you okay so yeah he's once again make the story sounds are talking I don't know I don't I don't believe that was the case no it was not on the join us caller story number liberal treated with a drug to core going overseas still dies to prove trump wrong is our fake news story sorry Brad sorry panel of judges today you know and it'll local theater double nine seven forty eight AM let's take a phone call here from a vibrant part real good morning Robert but I'm going are you there but I can barely hear you know he's there back in the distance I think he's doing chores yeah no we can't we can very involved the bad connection on their calls back put you on hold and hang up and call us back and we'll get you in as soon as we can there is a a decision is just tweeted this out I said the sky is falling so close sky is falling hundreds of thousands will die even if people stay home sky doesn't fall hundreds of thousand people do not die see we were right none of that happened because people listen to us and stay home now says this is the unadulterated Commodore on that we're dealing with it is just amazing still to come on the next call video Canada of the week it's a real doozy that is a coming up next also a Minnesota physician a Republican state senator his name is doctor Scott Jensen he got a seven page document coaching him to fill out death certificates with a covert nineteen diagnosis without a lab test to confirm the patient actually had the virus while this is a game changer I was I've always thought and again I understand if if covert nineteen contributed to the death I understand that listed as a contributory cause but anyway if you have an accident right now and they bring in a hospital emergency room and in them but it's it's good it's conceivable they could contribute dove dove to covert nineteen based on these instructions he has a letter of form and everything else so very strange coming out of our government right now also and by the way March of deaths from heart attacks have magically drop fifteen percent from last year G. at one one seven fifty when you're on the morning drive case you know are you getting the full truth about the corona virus and the job president trump is doing the big networks are not giving you news but their bias now there's a new TV network and I'm watching all the time it's newsmax TV I like their solid news and analysis so check it out on direct TV three forty nine days to sixteen Xfinity eleven fifteen Armstrong one eighteen Atlantic broadband five seventy six and seven seventy seven files six fifteen and while channel eighty four check your cable guide newsmax is also conducting a national poll asking Americans like you about president trump's.
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"On the emergency aid package because the economy of course is a real laying from what is happening from the corona virus so a two trillion dollar stimulus deal take a big bat and smash it over the head of the corona virus and that is huge so it is official anybody listening to me this is Wednesday it has happened the Senate and the trump administration reached the deal two million dollars two million two trillion dollars two million would do nothing to trillion dollar stimulus package to rescue the economy from the coronavirus assault that is just just completely putting that question mark over our lives and our futures so it sets the stage for a pretty swift passage of this massive legislation through both chambers and the White House legislative affairs director told reporters at one eight AM eastern one AM eastern so this is fresh stuff ladies and gentleman he said we are done we have a deal Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer were expected to discuss the breakthrough on the Senate floor and after a long long day of conversations and five days of conversation so we will find out rod strokes in the finer points of this but said the good news is that this has happened the Senate bill would direct twelve hundred Bucks to most American adults five hundred to most children a five hundred billion dollar lending program for companies states and cities of mention these numbers before three under sixty seven billion to help small companies deal with payroll problems and the list goes on so it could be another good day on the stock market any kind of good news helps ratchet that up but the this is this is the biggest legislation we've had this is the biggest aid package ever in the history of the United States and then of course the shows you the swerve of the curve I like to say that we're on right now and we want to crush and flatten that curve anyway we can so that's why I stay home is so so important to stay home and not risk what you could do to some body else and what he could do to their life I had a couple of other things some other numbers that I will throw at you I got a mention Italy because everybody always ask me about Italy when I get emails I get a ton of questions about Italy over six thousand dead six thousand seventy seven and keeps coming get a counting higher two thousand talents have been killed by the virus in the last four days so it's staggering illnesses you know what's the worst case scenario and the worst case scenarios it's keeps the pattern keeps going in this disaster is they say it's partly a consequence of the weeks between the emergence of the outbreak and the government's decision to absolutely locked down the population and many in Italy are arguing that the government waited too long and that that's part of the problem and they're warning everybody that don't do that don't do what we did because look what's happened to us they feel like they're the poster child of saying just do it do it do it and and be done with it the Tokyo Olympics there off the table force they are the ridiculous try to hold them and now they say they're hoping to have the games in the summer of twenty twenty one so imagine you have ten thousand people that are athletes going to the Olympic village and then so many more it could have been it could have been disastrous there's just no way eighteen thousand lives have already been taken more than four hundred thousand people on six of the seven continents have this you know so we we know that it would be ridiculous so finally the Japanese prime minister relented on Tuesday and proposed a one day postponement to the international Olympic committee and they agreed to everybody agreed so it is done it is off the table I mean off off off the table so in the middle of all that's going on economically it's interesting some people live a different life like Steve bomber he is the clippers chairman if you don't know that and he ended months of legal wrangling with the Madison Square Garden company garden company rather by agreeing to purchase the forum for four hundred million in cash he's going to build a basketball arena complex in Inglewood California I mean the guy got his money from Microsoft and then became an NBA owner and he announced in July his plans for arena an office complex and all that because right now they share space with the Lakers at the staples center mmhm they have a big pretty big fanbase and as of just be another place that people have to go they won't have a shared facilities that's it going to be a little bit of a difference but it's a ways off for that to happen I have about this a Swiss hotel this is no joke the Z. everybody wants to everybody was get money a Swiss hotels offering a luxury quarantine package includes a five hundred dollar corona virus tests so with this pandemic is the surgery on the world and shutting down hospitality airlines cutting flights governments telling people to stay home the lady blue shoes a high and I dare to say that ten times a high end Swiss hospitality company part of this luxury hotel they've got a service department and they're calling a covert nineteen service doctors visits what I'll twenty four seven nurse care all of that because of course their revenue has dropped on the floor and can you imagine I mean they have high end clientele who who rents these rooms and then they pay anywhere from eight hundred two thousand Bucks a night it's so yeah especially staying in place shelter in place yeah you're not going to you're not going to find that if you're missing historic sites you know you can virtually tour from your own couch during this outbreak yes it's true date because you know we're limiting all those gatherings and stuff but if you click on certain things like if you click on the loose then you can and you just have to go live you can get a virtual tour of their Egyptian and Tikriti's collection they say you get this one we find you could check out the Sistine Chapel because you know we feel bad for Italy in there and lock down here's what I've been to the Guggenheim in New York you can check that out and this is probably the one most of you would love have you ever been here on vacation you semi national park you can tour the park and they've got sounds the landmarks the half dome all of that the giant sequoias I think it's so smart China's most famous attraction of course the wall how old is the wall very sections of the wall three thousand miles witcher three thousand miles which are walkable the end that blows my mind three thousand two thousand years old the Smithsonian they've got virtual tours to and you can go through the butterfly pavilion the fall schools all that fun stuff so no reason to feel like you can't go to a zoo can't get home museum causing goes there too you just have to go click on the site and see if they do that but a lot of a lot of places for museums to zoos and what not they are doing that keeping people interested so when they get out they thank hello yeah we have been at this too and however long because what's the first thing I think about this what's the first thing you want to do when you are completely outside of this when we are done with the pandemic go to the beach of course right go to the mountains either restaurant again and not be so worried about social distancing because you don't have to worry about it after that disco and be at a restaurant go grocery shopping when there's actually toilet paper on the shelves never my life have I seen it where there hasn't been toilet paper is the strangest feeling to not to not be able to find it and so far other than the one role the time kind of places I have not been able.
"swiss hotel" Discussed on The Social Hotelier
"For those people and I really are sold with. It is very very tough situation right. Another big challenges the turnover employees. I W at last year the tree on the Rodeo outside visited the average turnover is around thirty eight percent worldwide. Which is why. So that means. A lot of the leadership is spending their time finding recruiting training and retaining employees. Read it is. It's have very very tough challenge yet just wondering that the new with such turnover. What could be reason? Is it something that they don't feel part of the organization where they are not being villian braised about the culture of the or? What are the issues that you see are you? Why are people leaving the industry or moving away from all title? One of the reasons is that there are simply not enough younger that the generation is not joining the industry in the same numbers as they used to rights for example. I gave a graduation speech Dion University. If it Beca April there was three hundred and eighty graduates. And then it's heartbreaking to see that if you move forward by two years only twelve percent of those are still going to be in the hotel industry around a lot of the world still be. In hospitality related industries such as asset management technology finance stocked up CETERA. But not physically in the hotel business. Why is that? I don't think it's hard to find the reasons. It's much harder to find the solutions because the younger generation has a sense of entitlement. And I can tell you when I interact with VI- also do some MBA classes. They're indirect with them. They are usually smart various directives. Very engaged I mean. It's really a pleasure to go there. And and practically negotiate with those talk right. That's more than the compensation is they have very strong but obviously in our industry. We also know that we don't. We are not the best players especially at entry level. So that's one problem. The younger generation once flexible work hours. Wherever bustle they don't like the fact that in the hotel industry sometimes has to work crazy hours and you have to work weekends at supper. So that's a problem. And of course they old start in the hotel industry but then they realize after a couple of months that you know that's not to read it for them they can probably make more money somewhere else and also. I think we need to make sure del. Industry that are progression of those people is faster than currently is because they don't simply don't have the patience. When I was and I stopped at visit Gobi Chef I worked in the Michelin Star Restaurant. Free of charge just to have the experience and to have it on your CV and delayed. That mentality is different and it's not to change and if we worked and if we want those people in our industry like. W WE WANT OUR INDUSTRY BECAUSE THEY I g smart of a gauge than we need to change hours we need to change our ways. We need to find solutions accidentally. Yeah I've been talking to you. I was having a discussion with a recent graduate from one of the Swiss hotel schools. Also and one of the key issues. For many many of the trainees who are graduate. Who are going into these programs is that they feel. They're left alone that they don't feel that they are embraced by the leadership of the hotel and and one of the things that they said. Well they don't always be listened to. They're just left to be training job as Whatever they are assigned to do so. I'm not surprised that somebody is not going to stay in the hotel. If they don't feel they're part of the team if you will and I think that's something that the leadership needs to take a board after number was listened to them be- empathy and work with them because they have to have some great ideas and then give them an opportunity to to contribute to the hotel even though trainee that's where they can provide from outside looking in coming from hotel school they might have some great ideas and give them credit for what they're doing absolutely true. I agree with that too on the other hand if you have somebody coming from university and the university or the institute hasn't managed their expectations correctly and told them listen. You are now the world champion in the hotel and he walks into your hotel who sits in front of the general manager of the. Gm says.
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"Written in a calm and telling a common language rather elemental reading language that guess what could be understood and appreciated assimilated by the entire world these things were not given to us we hear in the distance but they were revealed fact and export Peter said that you all are witnesses the fact of historical fact and the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead indeed the gospel good news world not an esoteric you such a brief look at gnosticism which is this idea that there is some unattainable or ultimate secret source of knowledge that only a special few can gain access to one of the first acts of the U. S. Congress when this country was merely a family was the commissioning and distribution of bottles take a shot at my Catholic many over here was actually Geneva Bible because they've they've you that as the the best way to continue the themes of the Protestant Reformation as long as the check clears in the new year I can tolerate such so that was one of the first acts of the U. S. Congress was the commissioning of bibles in the distribution of them it was one of the main text books when art when children were actually were were were educated executed that's a Freudian slip for what we're doing it to me and our kids today but said the at that when children are educated at the founding of the country one of the the Bible was a primary text book one of the foundational text books in the thirteen colonies then the thirteen states was what's called the New England primer the kids were literally taught the alphabet in the New England primer with a is for Adam whose Senate stained us all this is how they were taught in the public schools you want to blow your mind go on line next commercial break or after the show you go I know Webster high end yeah yeah see we've been doing this all too long it's like it it's almost like we share a brain now okay we given to us to take a shot at you when I mention the Bible distributions probably you knew that was that's okay that ends in one yes yeah can you give me back later I'm sure but to I'm one of the for it was I guess a western know what Webster if you want to blow your mind go online and Google no Webster's eighteen twenty eight dictionary is very first edition edition and you can go in there and type in words on this site that will tell you what no Webster himself hand wrote in his eighteen twenty eight dictionary compared to how we define them today and then words that are in our everyday language in the news they're part of how we do public policy in America today we're not even in no Webster's eighteen twenty eight Dictionnaire we go into much more detail on these world views and topics on our on our podcast we've got more time so today we we kind of want to give you practical examples of what all these world views are to make it is X. doesn't this information is accessible to you as possible if you want to know what gnosticism is in the twenty first century in America turn on the history channel I spent a good amount of time Saturday night because I was she was just destroying Oklahoma and there was nothing else on waiting for the other college football semi final to come on and I probably watch about an hour and a half of the history channel doing another you want the best evidence and why another endless I'm you know montage of shows called ancient aliens and do you guys know where this whole theory really comes from it comes from a Swiss hotel manager Eric von down again I know I used to believe in this stuff I used to study this stuff I used to be into the occult in all of this secret origin stuff some pretty well versed on Eric von done again was a Swiss hotel manager when he wrote chariots of the gods fifty years ago and he's he is now the mastermind behind all of the programming on the history channel which says there's there's only some very special information that only the special if you would know the aliens came here and ceded the earth and we come from them and if you're not special then we can't get back to that knowledge in the choir at all for ourselves that's what gnosticism looks like in your culture today aliens are they history channel at Christmas more of the Glenn Beck program here in a moment your listening went back it's time to get back into gold because there's a reset coming and maybe you should do your own homework and consider gold or silver one eight six six gold line is the number I would call you might want to speed yourself out of the system and the way to do that is to have something in hard gold or silver you might think you were not able to afford gold that's not true I asked them specifically I think that the only ones that do this specifically to do an accumulation special now this is not you getting in debt to this is you doing it's like a lay away a hundred dollars a month and you send a hundred dollars a month and they just keep building your gold portfolio nobody else does that accumulation special get started for as.
"swiss hotel" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Thirty seven and we have doctor Kevin us in a very special a nurse to help him out today as well doctor morning noon Steve thanks for doing this this annual poking of the staff I apologize to Dave and Angie suit here not here bald Dave I know has work G. like Andrea where she's hiding because of flu shots that's what I was thinking I thought the same I don't know that to be sure because I I I don't know that but it's highly possible so let's go with that let's go with that let's go with Jeez a big crazy cat when it comes to getting the flu shot you know one thing that people probably don't realize it's good that you're facing the way that you're facing because if you look at that every morning you would be like you don't have the sunrise yeah you need to explain what that is well yeah I'm sorry you're also looking Swiss hotel there's a lot of things we see in the windows of this was tell as well that this is in TV now with high it listen you know in France for ever with my ADD if I turned around absolutely yeah just be well well story we get flu shots we had news people lining up for this we have been at Wake night from a morning first bell it's the opening bell I know how many different names of people give it a chance but twenty seven server going to come in to get checked the docket you and yours I have not yet will feel like we should get you want about that there's a nurse here I am going to get mine on Monday Monday we do about a hundred and fifty docks it's kind of an annual thing we have of our room and we don't get much flu shots for years I have a good time yes you do and you're very special nurses a super Joe's mom and identify yourself and don't just call yourself super Joe's mom hi I am Kieren and I work at the pediatrician on why also I do flu shots all day every day well plug your pediatrician with the doctors her name is Martine Nelson and she is a wonderful wonderful not dot goes on and on about how great nurses are and he's right what do you want to say about nurses the doctors would be lost without the nurses and I think doctor most would agree I think humanity would be lost without nurses good job dude I guess you're not cooking tonight there's a mother's day gift right there Joe yeah without a doubt is so yeah Dhaka you agree with that absolutely yeah we we said all the time the doctors may write orders but nurses deliver the care and they take the time to compassion the empathy with patients that often the doctors don't have time for sometimes they're running in and out very quickly in the nurse's sitting there answering the questions you know holding the hearings explaining things to a band since you work at a pediatrician's office I'm sure there's parents are trying to talk to their kids about why they need this the kids are scared and stuff so what he recommended parents to say to get I'm gonna tell you when they come in for their flu shots I suggest that they don't tell them because it's too scary for him right so then we are very gentle we do it very quickly and it works better yeah as opposed to building the trauma right okay I mean that's that's fine you're the one that does it every day so I want to get your take on a center stand that you are training for the marathon I am I am a smart of you by the way to start now right right it takes a whole year so have you a better runner no no so but the less think you think you have this is exciting really exciting maybe I should do I've always wanted to and I'd never met quite I would love it it's great I know several jobs doing yeah I'm kind of marathon hi doc before we get started with the shots and that we do have some listener questions that we ask for with that we pull these off Facebook okay what is gin Barr syndrome and is associated anyway with the flu shot so Gambar ray is a in France and I met game I know you did it yeah you just the French engine come out at that time it's a condition where you have a sending paralysis with the the body can get completely paralyzed we don't want that no you don't in his associate with the flu shot no it's not however about one in a hundred thousand if I'm not mistaken are going to get kia beret when they get an immunization so it's not a reason to not get it in it's extremely rare in my thirty years I've never seen one case can you get the flu shot if you're currently have bronchitis it really depends I tell people you know if you're bronchitis and you have a fever you might want to hold off but if it's just a little bit of an upper respiratory cold go right ahead and get it it's not a reason to postpone it if you if you're having a hundred one hundred two fever you have true sinus infection bronchitis versus just the regular viral you are I then go right ahead and get it what about for kids Karen when kids come in your office is there something where you go well mom dad they probably shouldn't have the shot that we say exactly the same if they have a fever hold off if they have a mild cold they should get it we talked about the shingles vaccine the other day and the the listener right through when I turn sixty five years ago I got the old shingles vaccine do I need the improve one now as a booster here you know that's a great question and people really a lot of people are asking that right now and I would say if you have a Medicare supplemental insurance that pays for it is that could harm you to get it is it can give you a lot more protection moon not a whole ton but the definitely the new vaccine ism way better than the old taxing six three oh texture my husband had open heart surgery this week winter to get a flu shot there should be at all he should probably get a flu shot this week so there's no reason to not get a flu shot after surgery so you certainly want to or will we will tell all cardiac patients diabetics all these individuals with chronic illnesses that they definitely should get it to someone that just had open heart surgery you certainly do not want to get influence on top of that so I would give this shot matter of fact we often given before they leave the hospital so that's surprising if you when I was talking to your colleague Dr Ambler last night in his office and he was reiterating which said the other day about you know the the educated crapshoot that it becomes every year to get the flu vaccine right when it's made of the batch this year itself was delayed which creates additional concerns but even if one of the four main strains of I have this right even if it catches a bit of your version of the flu if you get it the duration is going to be less than you're going to be less sick yes correct so we hope that we hit it spot on but if we don't we're going to be close enough that you're going to get at least some protection it was the late this year the what's happened southern hemisphere was of little bit concerning what was happening here was little concerning so they held off and tried to perfect and decide which one of the H. three and Tuesday were gonna put in the vaccine which delayed it about a month and we we won't delay that it won't decrease the number vaccines available though so be a hundred and seventy million vaccines it's just gonna be delayed a little bit so some like northwestern we just got our employee vaccines this week and Karen is a nurse yeah the folks to come in are you seeing I hope I hope less people going well I don't I get my kid vaccinated for anything I would say we see less yes because for a while it was a really big deal right yeah still see some and the myth the myth of the methods that are out there can really be dangerous they can you know you look at this and the number of deaths number of hospitalizations from something that we can prevent with a single shot is big and you know under Darla's one of your you know very friendly people and friends that you have to be here yeah who you got big shot job of university of Illinois that shows didn't like the influenza shot and we talked her into it and then she'd go to to go to Scotland just not to get the shot was here this excuse once is that she thought would actually work where she said well I can't have it all I travel when I leave it for Scotland tomorrow and then she went to the airport bought a ticket but you can have the flu shot absolutely from five point was going to be that you know right now we're working on a universal vaccine if universal vaccine comes through that'll be great because then we won't be doing this every year it'll be more like booking coffer will do it and give a booster you know five ten years depending on how it pans out and then we come back Vivino explain why she's concerned this morning because she swears the flu vaccine makes her sick as we hear from people again and again and again and again but we need to clear up all this stuff because you all need to get it to the rest of us don't get it for me first at six forty six we would do in a traffic merry pretty clear most of the road so far the about even minor delays from to we the Kennedy about thirty minutes both ways between here and downtown starting to fill in and on Eisenhower from three ninety about forty.
"swiss hotel" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Dot com good evening on this muggy rainy end of summer night in Chicago it's me Andrea Darla's welcome the Andrea the reporters seven oh seven tonight on the program we have two distinguished journalists one was been at it for more than three decades another who is relatively new but forging a whole new paths for herself changing the face of journalism and coming up with new and innovative ways to tell stories together they've covered all areas of reporting and journalism print radio TV digital and social media I would say that they are two of the biggest names in Chicago journalism Rick Pearson and chance about hi guys what do I owe you will Rick we all know you from Chicago Tribune WGN radio WGN TV chat is co founder of black clubs Chicago previously with HuffPost DNA info the sun times and the host of girl talk at the the hideout on the west side so welcome both of you this is very now thank you so much and it would as I was saying it's nice to see the studio at night at night right out of it seven AM Sunday morning how different is it it's I like it I like the five yeah you know yeah normally you know that Saturday night left over and then the sun comes up over navy pier right but as I tell everybody when I have a guest in the studio I said of course we have a great view were radio station right that makes sense the most beautiful views of the city and unless you're looking at it online or looking at the back drop the channel nine use yeah yeah you don't really appreciate the views and then see an ad like this is this is a complete insight to our world too you know so if someone is and see it at a local reporter they have that fake skyline backdrop that is just a a curtain yeah it is a backdrop that if there is a pull down just like this so you guys need to up your selfie game in front of us went on then everyone will feed it how about that yeah except as you get the reflected light Sir are you can get backlit or the people in the Swiss hotel yeah I'm talking about yeah back in the dark about the war torn the microphone around hypothetically speaking are literally speaking tonight and talk with each of you about your careers you are used to asking the questions and doing the digging and finding the dirt and writing the stories and telling other people stories so tonight we want to tell each of your stories because I think you both have unique very cool stories again Rick you've been at this for thirty years Jan thirty with the Tribune thirty with the Tribune I was there before I mean working before that Arnold now for the colonel as good as as they're building the Tribune tower covering Lincoln's assassination and Jen I mentioned founder of black local funder Blacklick Chicago which is one of the most popular I don't wanna say up and coming because it has arrived and in as were walking through the studio tonight people are like well I love black club I love it I love whatever the story might be chance the snapper I know that was a very big one for you recently yeah which you broke but it's gonna make you feel good that something that you started people are saying Hey I love you guys and this is my favorite they're picking up stories now that you've told it's amazing it's like the best thing ever I went in and sat down and we are also heartbroken and we heard from so many readers being like Hey we'll give you money and we're like enough these people give us money like we can do this thing so we just did it and it was just really fun and it's it's just almost like medical like doing something that I really love and it's really fun and everyone we're kind of a cold swirl obsessed with each other at of south of the work and it's just I don't know it's we didn't think I didn't think we'd be able to replicate what we had a DNA info but it's even better now because it's independent and where were you know pretty bootstrap B. and scrappy and it's it's really fun to me don't you think Rick when you when you read some of the stories that on Blacklick Chicago are from black love Chicago it's a young team feel which I know you're part of a team for so long yeah because that and that he kids get off line right I'm a coconut that today no no no no no but absolutely because yeah you can sense kind of voter enthusiasm of youth wanting to go chase the story and also have some fun with it when it's when it's warranted so yeah that's a weird I love having like I don't know a lot of times we'll do a fun funny story and and sometimes internal someplace come at us and they're like you should be reporting on this like terrible things happening in and we do cover important stories to buy I think that it's you know in the news business as you both know it can be it down like it gets dark and readers see that too and they feel that and it's nice to be able to share a story that unites people rather than it's so divisive right now it's just nice to share a story that can get people to show up at humble park at ten o'clock on a weeknight all cheering for a tiny Gator in the water with T. shirts I might add to that that live that brought the city together I really do I would say in an inspiring copy cats yeah if the there are let's hit rewind what made you each decide to pursue journalism and to become a reporter reckless start with you I was in high school out it will overtake school in Philipsburg Illinois go warriors and it was junior year of high school and I could wrote just yet but we help school papers like that and we had a group that would go to all the sporting events call the rowdies and one of my friends was the cartoonist for the high school newspaper and he said you know we get we got all the sports events there's an opening for sports writer on the school paper do you want to give it a try and I smile I don't know any because we get English credit for it I said okay okay right I'm in I'm in Seoul and that's where it started and where to go to school willow brook invalid part in and and then after and then brief brief time at SO you Carbondale own Kay and then down SO you Edwards fill and then straight back to Chicago no I mean there were the wrist hop psyche back Chicago was robe writing radio for UPI radio broadcasts copy yeah lady P. I. then went to Springfield for them for three years they went bankrupt I went to Rockford and worked at the register star there for three years and then from mom Rockford the team under the Tribune and spent almost ten years for them down in Springfield in the state house and then came back up here and in eighty nine ninety nine ninety nine and it then the rest is history as they say a lot of history a lot of miles on the way when did you start at WGN radio your show because I know you were political commentator for a long time yeah in conquering and and John I mean do you ever actually lost count but it's not that I mean it's like maybe six something like six seven you what I mean and it's been but I would back when John Williams was doing so every morning yeah Cochran was doing up Saturday mornings and they had like a little segment that I would do with them on on Saturday mornings and I did minor in television and radio and I still remember going to Edwards will which is just outside SO you Edwards will just outside Saint Louis metro east area a lot of kids from Chicago now down there when I went there was a glorified commuter campus and they said were you from an ice above the Chicago area and they said well are you closer than Plano as the Plano you know because it it Carbondale you so yours a cargo with one hundred what perishing all that urban kid now so I was careful when I went to Edwards phone then they said Plano as a trust me I'm a heck of a lot closer exactly that for it but I was told in the broadcast classes that I had to lose my Chicago accent all I I use and I did a lot I didn't know you know you obviously you don't hear that again I mean I I think I've neutralized a bit but not entirely I know I I had a park your car in broad call your mom call your mom origin let's hear the the story of a young gents Abella with this what what pointed you in this direction players say I was also told that was Michelle accent and in college but yeah three Chicago is right here I love it yeah I was in like I think fifth grade when I tried to start a magazine in my elementary school classroom and it was basically just like gossip and I was like I want to write about like what's going on with this guy in this place girl and like and my friend Billy to cartoons my friend Kelly wrote about like saving the earth entry level and all right she's look a little like fifth grade vegetarian and I I we actually put it together it was legitimately on the construction paper and it was like huge and I brought it to my teacher and I asked if he could we could get printed and he's like I can't link published like does these rumors about the valedictorian so when I went to I went to high school mother McAuley on the south side all right for the newspaper there actually had a little column called sneak peeks of my friend any and we read about like local punk shows and that was kind of like the only thing I was I was a little like that of a curmudgeon in high school where it's like didn't want to be involved in like extracurricular is but the paper was the only thing I was really interested in so my I had a really great English teachers always who pushed me in that direction and and I stuck with journalism until I went to Columbia College the south loop actually was a radio major at first and then I took like a reporting class and I just like I want to write like the radius of a super cool and they I think they did beat some of that Chicago accent out of me but yeah I was just I wonder right so I became a as such to print which of the time there was a printer major I don't think they have that anymore right because everything is now your digital or broadcast yeah our like yeah they they have a multi multi media Adam J. right yeah so I started at the school newspaper the at Columbia come a chronicle and that was like my life I was obsessed barely get me out of class because I was just like writing stories and totally obsessive paper at but what my newspaper adviser was make down key is the excellent Chicago journalist and he really helped keep me on track throughout college those get a little like you know I just wanna go to class I just wanted to write us he made sure I I showed up and I did the work and he actually helped me get my first job which was at the Chicago sometimes so I started out there cover and crime and breaking news at overnight flight Akon cops to be checks and I never thought I wanted to do local news I thought I was going to be like an arts writer and like right about like bands interview celebrities I think a lot of college students think they're going to do right but I really fell in love with local and and covering it local news I just thought it was important so I'm glad you did we're kind of just fell and Rick peers and my guest tonight and Andrea and the reporters quick break and we will be back with more of the story that they've covered and stories they're still chasing after this on 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