Shows: Public Affairs

What would radio be without news and views? These DJs and personalities bring you the sort of oft-overlooked opinions and happenings you’ve come to expect from WHPK.


Start Stop Show DJ  
2:00pm 3:00pm

Dreams, Ideas, and You

Char Daston interviews creative people--people who brought their big ideas into the real world. Send us your questions and we just might ask them on the air.
Char Daston


3:00pm 4:00pm

South Side Weekly

Arts, culture, and politics by and for the South Side.


3:00pm 4:00pm

Bells and Whistles

Nonessential features or enhancements intended especially to add commercial appeal
Daphne Maeglin
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The Groks Science Show

The Groks Science Show investigates topics in science and technology. Each show features a roundup of current science news, interviews with scientists, technologists, and science authors. Also included are fun science facts!
Forest Gulden
& Elise Covic
& Chenan Zhang
& Samantha Thomas
& Thomas Stewart


12:00pm 1:00pm


A weekly live longform interview show with artists, organizers, and creators reshaping our culture for the more equitable and the more creative.
Damon Williams
& Daniel Kisslinger
1:00pm 2:00pm

ALL Show

Chicago is a sports city and ALL Sports with Allen L. Linton II is a Chicago sport's talk show. Tune in for engaging discussions of sports issues and off the field. Sports clich├ęs meet sabermetrics. We love our teams but hate publicly financed stadiums. Listeners can always call the show to bring their ideas, questions, and attitude. More analysis, fewer hot takes.
Allen L. Linton II
2:00pm 3:00pm

Radical Minds

Radical Minds investigates the interlocking political, economic and social problems facing modern society for a ruthless critique of everything existing. We are an ongoing discussion of activists, academics and intellectuals on issues pertinent to the left--past, present and future.
Erin Hagood
& Stephanie Gomez
3:00pm 4:00pm

Black Kids Do Radio Too

Black Kids Do Radio Too is a midday talk show featuring Hameed and all his friends. Listen weekly for guest mixes and in-depth interviews from Chicago talents local and abroad.