As part of its celebration of Black History Month, College of DuPage again this year hosted the African American Read-In. WDCB is proud to present this hour of readings from the event
Old time radio fan Dan McGuire's new book spotlights the five couples from the golden era of radio that didn't just play married couples on the air. First Light host Brian O'Keefe talked with Dan about the book and the couples just days before it's released by publisher Bear Manor Media.
World renowned chef Alain Roby celebrates the wonders of chocolate at the All Chocolate Kitchen.
University of Illinois Extension educator Richard Hentschel and First Light host Brian O'Keefe visit florist shop owner Katy Konop at her shop in Yorkville. Katy's bracing for the crush of business that comes with Valentine's Day
You may not remember who won the Super Bowl in 2010…but I bet you remember the Snickers commercial that had Betty White playing a pick-up football game that year. Even if you’re not interested in football…or Justin Timberlake’s half time show…advertisers hope to give you a smile or two. First Light host Brian O'Keefe talked with University of Illinois Advertising professor MicheLle Nelson about the ads
One week before the Super Bowl, eagles were getting special attention across north-central Illinois. Several conservation groups gathered at Starved Rock State Park last weekend for a celebration of bald eagles. Increasingly, you don’t have to go to either Illinois River or Mississippi River communities to see the national symbol. First Light host Brian O'Keefe joined the Naperville based Conservation Foundation for a hike through a natural area it owns in Ottawa.
About once a month, here at First Light host Brian O'Keefe spends some time tilting his head back to look up at the night sky with College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe
DalSanto. This month they got started on this Super Bowl Sunday with conversation about last week’s Super Blue Blood moon.
If you have people coming over this afternoon to watch the Super Bowl…you probably have a menu of snacks already planned out and ready. You have the snacks all planned out right? Ok…don’t worry College of DuPage Culinary Arts professor Chris Thielman has you covered
Sometimes when First Light host Brian O'Keefe heads out to work on a story, he knows there’s a chance the subject matter is going to be over his head. When the story includes driving through the gates at Fermi Lab, there’s a very good chance it will be way over his head. Never the less, he was undeterred this week when he got a chance to speak with the Director of the Dark Energy Survey, and one of the researchers on the project.
College of DuPage will celebrate Black History throughout the month of February with a series of special events and a photography exhibit. COD's Manager of Student Diversity and Inclusion David Swope joined First Light host Brian O'Keefe for a discussion of the theme and the agenda for this year's Black History Month celebration
To Celebrate The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry opened this year's exhibit to honor Black Creativity. First Light host Brian O'Keefe visited the exhibit this week and met with MSI's Director of Science and Integrated Strategies, Manny Juarez about the tradition that started in 1970.
The DuPage Forest Preserve District rangers are keeping close watch after a visitor reported seeing a cougar recently in Lombard. First Light host Brian O'Keefe talked with District Director of Natural Resources Eric Neidy. He isn’t dismissing the sighting, but says there isn't evidence to back it up either
Even if you’re not a dog person, it’s hard to deny the benefit of a wagging tail, soft fur coat, and seemingly compassionate look dogs offer when you’re having a bad day. One local group shares that benefit with people who are living through unimaginably bad days. First Light host Brian O'Keefe went to Northbrook recently to talk with the man behind Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog program
Jim Jenkins became the third Fermi Lab Artist in Residence in early 2017. This month an exhibit of his work opened at the gallery space in Wilson Hall, it serves as a capstone for his year at the lab. It was a very busy year for the Geneva resident.
Tuesday night, a meteor lit up the night sky over southeast Michigan. Then Wednesday night a second space rock streaked across the sky in northern Indiana. First Light host Brian O'Keefe talked about the unusual back-to-back events with College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto.
Readers and writers have a chance to meet and learn from each other next week at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin for the annual Elgin Literary Festival. Karly Kirkpatrick is one of the founders of the festival, First Light host Brian O'Keefe sat down with her at the Side Street Studio gallery to talk about the event.
The centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu is widespread across the country, the virus is clogging doctors’ offices, emergency rooms, and even hospital intensive care units.
Dr. Luis Manrique is Medical Director of infection prevention at Northwestern Medicine-Central DuPage Hospital, he told First Light host Brian O'Keefe the local situation reflects the CDC reporting.
Some outdoor activities aren’t possible until the temperature dips below freezing, well below freezing. This week in the ‘Into The Woods’ segment, First Light host Brian O'Keefe took a trip to the Herrick Lake Forest Preserve recently on a cold, damp day and saw several families taking part in one of those activities
Every January first, people pledge to make some life changes for the new year: lose some weight, exercise more, or get their financial picture in order just a few of the typical resolutions. Two weeks into the new year has your resolve faded. Oakbrook based money manager John Gajkowski and First Light host Brian O'Keefe talked recently about strategies for staying the course and possibly getting on course to improve your finances. He says the most important step toward turning things around, is taking the first step
Batavia resident and author Marnie Mamminga's her new book of essays ‘On A Clear Night: Essays From The Heartland’ offers an insight into her day-to-day. You might remember her memoir Return to Wake Robin from a few years ago. This time, Marnie offers snapshots of her life as a parent raising three boys in the collar counties. She spoke recently with Illinois Public Radio’s Dan Klefstad.