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Host : Richie Zie


Historian and Host RICHIE ZIE takes the mystery out of automotive history, each week on CHICAGO HISTORY AND AUTOMOTIVE HEAVEN.

The industrial revolution started in Chicago, Illinois. There are countless fascinating stories to tell about the city's automotive history. And as Richie Zie likes to say, "If you have an automotive glitch, don't bitch!" Call or contact Richie for all the answers.

Recent Episodes
 

The Chicago Fire
You've all heard the story of Mrs. O'Leary's cow starting the Great Chicago Fire. What you probably didn't hear is that story is made up. Richie has the real story.

Plus, a look at two Chicago heroes: Jane Byrne and Ann Lurie, and the history of Wacker Drive.
 

Chicago: Turn the Beat Around
What's the solution to the culture of violence that is plaguing areas of the great city of Chicago? Kids are being murdered in the streets, and no one seems to care? But Richie believes the answer may be far simpler than you think.

We will also look at the contributions Daniel Burnham made to the development of Chicago as we know it today.
 

ENCORE SHOW: Potter Palmer
You've heard of the Palmer House, but do you know anything about the man that built it? His name is Potter Palmer, and he's responsible for some of the best known places in Chicago.
 

Chicago and the Auto Industry
Detroit may be known as the motor city, but Chicago should have a claim on that title as well. You may not be aware of it, but Chicago contributed greatly to the development of the Automotive Industry. Richie Zie shares the entertaining story.
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