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Lossano and Friends! Takes a Walk with the Women’s March on Chicago

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Tony, Jen & Chris walk the Women’s March in Chicago on this special edition of Lossano and Friends!

On the morning of January 21, 2017, thousands of women traveled to the capitol to hold a Women’s March on Washington. In solidarity, events were held all over the globe, including the Women’s March on Chicago.

Following a trying political season with a number of injustices felt by women and minorities, organizers planned to “stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families, recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”

As the week went on, the numbers grew for those planning to attend on the event’s Facebook page. From 12,000 in the beginning of the week to nearly 30,000 confirmed on Thursday, the event planners changed the parade route more than once.

On Saturday morning, sources were claiming the totals were more likely to be near 50,000 persons speculated to arrive at Grant Park. As the day went on, news organizations and word-of-mouth discussion amongst marchers talked of growing numbers…

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DNAinfo Chicago was reporting by about 1:00 p.m. CST that over 250,000 men, women and children took to the streets of Chicago.

However, an event that was claimed to be possibly the “largest demonstration in U.S. history” was found as little importance to local news networks.

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The Washington Post picked up on the fact that media outlets were not giving the events the magnitude of coverage that rally numbers had been producing.

The news source went as far as to call itself out in the article cited above.

The Washington Post devoted numerous stories to the planning and logistics of the march, including one only a week after its inception in November. But it published only one story on its front page. The Jan. 3 story’s headline said it could be “the biggest inauguration demonstration.”

Tony Lossano, Chris Cwiak and I took part in the walk along with Lin Brehmer of WXRT and Lauren O’Neil of WKQX.

Check out the photos below while listening to our experience on this week’s Lossano and Friends!:
Lossano and Friends! – Woman’s March – Radio Misfits

Good-bye Derrick Rose, Hello Dwayne Wade 

Dec 22, 2016 | By Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Shortly after the 2015-2016 NBA season came to a close, the New York Knicks acquired former NBA MVP Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls.In return, Robin Lopez and guards Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant were traded to Chicago in the deal.But as the 2016-2017 season began, a new surprise was in the cards for the Chicago Bulls. Continue reading Good-bye Derrick Rose, Hello Dwayne Wade 

Hometown Hillary Wins Illinois 

Dec 22, 2016 | Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Park Ridge native, Hillary Clinton successfully clinched the Democratic primary beating out Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Presidential nominee title.She attended both Maine Township High School East and Maine Township High School South as a child, and in 1997 on her 50th birthday, the city renamed the southeast corner of the intersection of Elm and Wisner streets, next to her childhood home, “Rodham Corner”.
Continue reading Hometown Hillary Wins Illinois 

Monopoly Allowing Players to Choose New Game Pieces

You can have the chance to vote!

Jan 11, 2017
Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) The iconic game of Monopoly is looking to expand it’s game piece collection and is looking to the public for help choosing what the new pieces should be.

Internet users will be able to pick up to eight game pieces in the new Token Madness version of the game.

New pieces include a moped scooter, the hashtag “#” sign, a cell phone, a golden cowboy boot and the laugh-cry emoji to name a few of the many options.

Voters can visit http://www.votemonopoly.com to see a game-like site which allows the user to choose up to eight pieces for newly manufactured games.

Don’t worry. The original classic pieces are still up for consideration!

Source: Monopoly Allowing Players to Choose New Game Pieces

Lossano and Friends! – The Halloween Episode

Tony Lossano welcomes guests Scott Miller (WDRV; WFLD Chicago) and Robyn Lynne Harris (Actor/Writer/Improv and creator of “Date Me”: An OK Cupid Experiment”) as they chat about bungee sex harnesses on tow trucks, award winning facial hair, and the entire crew’s online dating stories.

This week, I’m shocked to find out that “Trunk or Treating” is actually a thing. The concept encourages children to walk from the trunks of car to car in a parking lot, and accept candy from total strangers.

Now I get that the trick or treating thing is a little weird by approaching neighbor’s houses to ask for candy, but I was always taught to stay away from the trunk of a stranger’s car when I was growing up. Do I sound like an old crank yet?

Click on the photo for the link to the article.
Click on the photo for the link to the article.

If you’ve done this “Trunk or Treating” thing, share your photos!

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Source: Lossano and Friends! – 10/31/15 – Radio Misfits