WBBM Difference Maker

WBBM Difference Maker

WBBM Difference Maker

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A weekly feature that tells the stories of ordinary people and organizations working to bring positive, practical change in their local communities.
  1. September 28, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Joe Guzman
    This week's Difference Maker is the Chicago Astronomer, Joe Guzman, who conducts public astronomy sessions in Chicago public parks. WBBM's Rob Hart reports.
  2. September 20, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Jesse White
    Each Tuesday we look at people and organizations doing positive things to help others. With this week's Difference Maker, here's WBBM's  Mai Martinez
  3. September 13, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Liv Warfield
    This week's Difference Maker is an Illinois singer who's giving back to underserved artists and encouraging others to be creative. Lisa Fielding has her story.
  4. September 06, 2022
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    Difference Maker: CircEsteem
    A local organization juggles youth academic achievement and the art of the circus. WBBM Newsradio's Brandon Ison reports.
  5. August 23, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Barret Keithley, Paint the City
    WBBM Newsradio's Brandon Ison reports.
  6. August 16, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Ride Janie Ride
    Ride Janie Ride has helped more than 75 families to date and raises an average of $150,000 each year to help people battling cancer. WBBM Newsradio's Rachel Pierson reports.
  7. August 09, 2022
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    Difference Maker: CASA Kane County
    WBBM Newsradio's Andy Dahn reports.
  8. August 01, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Dave Benjamin, swimming safety advocate
    WBBM Newsradio's Jim Gudas reports.
  9. July 27, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Ellyn Weisz, early childhood educator
    WBBM Newsradio's Bernie Tafoya reports.
  10. July 22, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Jessica Housely, With Love Chicago
    WBBM Newsradio's Rob Hart reports.
  11. July 12, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Chinese Mutual Aid Association
    Founded by Chinese immigrants from Vietnam, the original purpose of CMAA was to help others like them assimilate in America. WBBM Newsradio's Mai Martinez reports.
  12. July 05, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Chicago Maritime Arts Center
    Every Tuesday, we introduce you to the people and things that are making a difference in our community. WBBM's Lisa Fielding tells us about a program that teaches kids to build *boats, friendships and life skil…
  13. June 21, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Dr. Jokima Hiller
    WBBM Newsradio's Keith Johnson introduces us to an advocate for amputees.
  14. June 14, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Naturalist educator Kim White
    WBBM Newsradio's Rachel Pierson reports.
  15. June 07, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Kelly Gallivan-Ilarraza
    Kelly Gallivan-Ilarraza is Director of Problem Solving Courts for Cook County, a network with a goal of helping high-risk, high-need people.
  16. May 31, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Adler Planetarium vs. light pollution
    The Adler Planetarium is studying whether the switch from sodium to LED street lamps in Chicago is reducing or increasing light pollution. WBBM Newsradio's Jim Gudas reports.
  17. May 24, 2022
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    Difference Maker: All God's People
    WBBM Newsradio's Bernie Tafoya reports.
  18. May 17, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Crystal Dyer, Youth Travel Adventures
    WBBM Newsradio's Rob Hart reports.
  19. May 11, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Borys Potapenko
    WBBM Newsradio's Brandon Ison reports.
  20. May 03, 2022
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    Difference Maker: Kyle Prater
    WBBM's Lisa Fielding reports.

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