Hubbard Helps Chicago

Hubbard Helps is our locally-produced Public Affairs program that features weekly conversations with Chicago-area officials, experts and organizations all working to make a difference in our community. Hubbard Helps is hosted and produced by Kara Hernandez. Hear it Sunday Mornings at 5:15AM

Latest Episodes

Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation

One in eight women will experience the shock of a breast cancer diagnosis. The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading breast cancer research and education charities fighting to eradicate the disease. Lynn Sage’s friends and family established the foundation with a vow to cure this devastating disease and end breast cancer. With us this morning to talk more about The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation and the work they are doing for people diagnosed with Breast Cancer is Laura Sage, Co-Founder and daughter of Lynn Sage. 10/02/22

Moving Day Chicago

The Parkinson’s Foundation is working to make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. On October 16th, the Parkinson’s foundation will be holding their annual Moving Day Chicago at Soldier Field to raise funds for Parkinson’s research. With us this morning to talk more about the Parkinson’s Foundation and work they are doing for people with Parkinson’s disease is Allison Leifer, the Senior Development Director. 9/25/22

Almost Home Kids

Almost Home Kids provides a bridge from hospital to home through an innovative community-based care system for children with medical complexities. Almost Home Kids (also known as AHK) respond to the needs of families, train caregivers, offer respite care, advocate for accessibility and inclusion, and educate healthcare professionals. AHK believes that all children deserve to grow up in a family setting and to be part of a community. With us this morning to talk more about Almost Home Kids and the work they are doing for children with medical complexities and their families is Debbie Grisko, President and Executive Director of Almost Home Kids, along with Mo Salem – President of the AHK Young Associates Board. 9/18/22

Chicago Gateway Green

Four Thousand trees, One Hundred and Thirty Thousand perennials, and over Eighty thousand bushes have been planted across the Chicagoland area, along with 1.5 million pounds of litter removed thanks to Gateway Green. Gateway green is dedicated to beautifying Chicago’s expressways, gateways, and neighborhoods through landscape enhancement, graffiti removal, and public art installations.With us this morning to talk more about Gateway Green Chicago and their upcoming Green Tie Ball is Grant DePorter. 9/11/22

Safe Humane

People and animals alike deserve to feel safe. Safe Humane is committed to breaking the cycle of violence through trauma-informed care and programs for abused and neglected shelter dogs and people impacted by trauma. Focusing on the animal-human bond, they hope to educate, advocate and give victims of abuse a 2nd chance at a safer life. With us this morning to talk more about Safe Humane and the work they are doing for animals and people who are victims of violence is Cynthia Bathurst, the CEO and Co-Founder. 9/4/22

Kenneth Young Center

Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery. The Kenneth Young Center uses these 4 foundations to help people of all ages and backgrounds who are struggling with substance use, mental illness, and any other challenges in life. With us this morning to talk more about Kenneth Young Center and the work they are doing for those who are looking for help is Daryl Pass, the Manager of Recovery Support Services. 8/28/22

Meals on Wheels Chicago

Meals on Wheels Chicago is celebrating 35 years of service and the launch of Nourish Chicago! For 35 years, Meals on Wheels Chicago has provided home-delivered meals to Chicago seniors and individuals with disabilities, thereby improving quality of life and maximizing independence. Meals on Wheels Chicago envisions a community in which all basic needs are met and barriers to achieving independence are eliminated. Nourish Chicago furthers Meals on Wheels Chicago’s services and reach by providing nutritious, reliable food and resources for Chicago’s senior citizens once a month. 08/21/22


When you think of scuba diving, what comes to mind? The ocean? Colorful, exotic fish and wildlife? What about therapy? Diveheart is a non-profit dedicated to helping those with physical and cognitive disabilities through scuba diving and scuba therapy. The underwater world allows everyone, regardless of their disabilities, to explore and embrace adventure, without the gravitational restraints they may have on land.

Friends of The Chicago River

Since 1979, Friends has been working to improve the health of the Chicago River system for the benefit of people, plants and animals; and by doing so, has laid the foundation for the river to be a beautiful, continuous, and easily accessible corridor of open space in the Chicago region. The organization’s work also includes education and outreach programs that inform and inspire people to help revitalize the Chicago River. As a result, the Chicago River is becoming a haven for wildlife and a treasured community resource. With us this morning to talk more about Friends of the Chicago River and the work they are doing for the River, wildlife, and people of Chicago is Margaret Frisbie, the Executive Director of Friends of the Chicago River.

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Starting July 9th through September 5th, the Bristol Renaissance Faire will be transporting visitors every weekend to 1574.The Faire boasts a beautiful 30-acre site with open-air stages featuring Swordfighters, Minstrels and Jesters. Guests will enjoy 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. With us this morning to talk more about the Bristol Renaissance Faire and the impact is has on actors and performers is Douglas Mumaw, a professional variety artist.