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Overnight radio, how I remember thee

Filling in last night on WGN Radio for Patti Vasquez, I jumped back into my old routine of hosting overnight radio on the 11pm to 2am shift. I did that shift just fine for a couple of years before moving to the Saturday 7-9pm weekly time slot I have now, and returning to it was […]

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Last night was a most excellent evening. Thank you to @univision/@unichicago, Women's Leadership Council, Sister Cities Int'l Chicago for bringing us all together to talk with young women from around the world for #GlobalYouth Summit. Shoutout to the young woman w the older sister hockey reporter from Sweden, the young woman curious how to get on political corruption/investigative stories when the boss wants you on the fashion beat, to the young woman from the UK who taught me useful phrases to use in Nigeria, to the young woman from Mexico w great questions about journalists and safety, the young Chicago women representing and city-hosting, the young woman from Singapore and her smart question about race and reporting... How lovely and powerful to gather a large group of young women from around the globe to put their minds together, and how lucky for us we got to meet them, and each other. Not technically a #365feministselfie but....
Last night was a most excellent evening. Thank you to @univision/@unichicago, Women's Leadership Council, Sister Cities Int'l Chicago for bringing us all together to talk with young women from around the world for #GlobalYouth Summit. Shoutout to the young woman w the older sister hockey reporter from Sweden, the young woman curious how to get on political corruption/investigative stories when the boss wants you on the fashion beat, to the young woman from the UK who taught me useful phrases to use in Nigeria, to the young woman from Mexico w great questions about journalists and safety, the young Chicago women representing and city-hosting, the young woman from Singapore and her smart question about race and reporting... How lovely and powerful to gather a large group of young women from around the globe to put their minds together, and how lucky for us we got to meet them, and each other. Not technically a #365feministselfie but....
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Opening Monologue: Organizations for Children

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed organizations that serve children.

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This weird little late bloomer of a cactus confused the shit out of me for two years. I knew it was in the Euphorbia genus, but it looked like a Saudi Arabian E. ammak for a year, and I waited for its ass to flower, then it suddenly morphed and got giant and revealed itself to obvs be a Central African E. trigona, known as the African milk tree or cathedral cactus. Its thorns pair evenly and produce a single new leaf from the middle of their union (as with any cactus thorns, you can allegedly suture with them in a pinch if you run them through a little fire first, though, these would be more like staples) and the E. trigona sometimes gets giant then falls over due to its shallow root base and no anchoring taproot, in a feat of terrible, nihilist engineering. But it's been interesting to watch its distinct rest and productivity periods that seem to change but always mirror each other; not connected to season or temp but each balancing the other in intensity, length and duration. So even though it's engineered to uproot and kill itself eventually, this cactus gets self-care and work-life balance right while it's around. (Sidebar: the sap is reportedly an additive to
This weird little late bloomer of a cactus confused the shit out of me for two years. I knew it was in the Euphorbia genus, but it looked like a Saudi Arabian E. ammak for a year, and I waited for its ass to flower, then it suddenly morphed and got giant and revealed itself to obvs be a Central African E. trigona, known as the African milk tree or cathedral cactus. Its thorns pair evenly and produce a single new leaf from the middle of their union (as with any cactus thorns, you can allegedly suture with them in a pinch if you run them through a little fire first, though, these would be more like staples) and the E. trigona sometimes gets giant then falls over due to its shallow root base and no anchoring taproot, in a feat of terrible, nihilist engineering. But it's been interesting to watch its distinct rest and productivity periods that seem to change but always mirror each other; not connected to season or temp but each balancing the other in intensity, length and duration. So even though it's engineered to uproot and kill itself eventually, this cactus gets self-care and work-life balance right while it's around. (Sidebar: the sap is reportedly an additive to "arrow poison, fish poison" or used as "a criminal poison" in parts of Angola, Gabon and Malawi and is also used during "trials by ordeal." In parts of Congo, a few drops are added to palm wine to treat "severe constipation or in case of an epileptic attack." There you have it. One cactus, many uses.) #nerdforplants
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Opening Monologue: The Rejection Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed rejection.

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More joy from @tefox
More joy from @tefox
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Opening Monologue: Big Goals and “Bucket” Lists

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed big life goals and why we might want to stop calling it a […]

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I was feeling my outfit today. Also shoutout to the dainty magenta t-strap shoes with gold spikes on the toes that can cut you, if needed. #365feministselfie #365feministresist
I was feeling my outfit today. Also shoutout to the dainty magenta t-strap shoes with gold spikes on the toes that can cut you, if needed. #365feministselfie #365feministresist
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Opening Monologue: Chicago Lit

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed the literary scene in Chicago.

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Wu-Tang and yoga #365feministselfie
Wu-Tang and yoga #365feministselfie
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Opening Monologues: The Comics and Superheroes Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, on the heels of the release of the “Wonder Woman” movie, I discussed comic books […]

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Weirdly mesmerizing bounceyvines
Weirdly mesmerizing bounceyvines
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Opening Monologues: The Mental Health Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed mental health.

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Nooooo sad alley scene
Nooooo sad alley scene
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Opening Monologue: Chronic Busyness Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed chronic busyness. (Listen) (Start) The simple “hello, how are you?” it’s innocent enough, […]

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Thank you, @mariepfoto and @marygonelucky ❤️
Thank you, @mariepfoto and @marygonelucky ❤️