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

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.

Beyond Healing and Caring

Beyond Healing and Caring is a non-profit organization that provides women and children who are struggling in life to have access to mental health counseling, career counseling, financial counseling, empowerment and safety. With us this morning to talk more about Beyond Healing and Caring and the work they are doing to aid women and children is Dr. Tracey “Kim” Snow, Licensed clinical professional counselor and Founder of Beyond Healing and Caring.

BBQ For The Troops

For the 9th consecutive year, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) have partnered with the United Service Organizations, (USO) of Illinois, to host “Barbecue for the Troops” community fundraising events. CATA dealers have rallied their communities to help raise nearly $950,000 to support USO Illinois programs and services for local military and their families, and their goal is to hit $1,000,000 this year. On Saturday July 16th, you can show your support by visiting participating car dealers and celebrate USO’s BBQ For the Troops. With us this morning to talk more about the USO BBQ for the Troops is JC Phelan. Chairman of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association.

Advocates For Adolescent Mothers

Becoming a parent is a life changing moment for anyone, but particularly when you’re still a kid yourself. Teens who become pregnant face more than the struggle of early parenthood, they’re threatened with poverty, homelessness, and a derailment of educational and professional success. Advocates for Adolescent Mothers founder Lillian Harris was a teen mother herself, and she joins us this morning to talk more about the organization and her efforts to help young moms.

Gigi’s Playhouse

With over 55+ brick and mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Every day, GiGi’s Playhouse provides FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational, and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages. GiGi’s Playhouse wants to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all. With us this morning to talk more about GiGi’s playhouse and the work they are doing for individuals with Down Syndrome, their families and communities is Nancy Gianni, Founder and CBO of GiGi’s Playhouse.