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The Chicago Way with John Kass and Jeff Carlin on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.

The Chicago Way with John Kass and Jeff Carlin on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.
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The Chicago Way with John Kass and Jeff Carlin on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.

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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/23/19): When the world of fantasy collides with politics & life, Kasso answers the call

4/23/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass(04/23/19): This week John Kass & Jeff Carlin are joined by Dr. Charles Lipson, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago, to talk about how the media is dealing with the end of the Mueller investigation(without any charges against Donald Trump) and what happens now that the fantasy world where President Trump is a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been scattered to the wind. Also on the docket, Chicago Tribune’s Jason […]

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street (04/18/19): A reflection on the history of Notre Dame, catching up with Susana Mendoza outside the John “Quarters” Boyle hearing, and more…

4/19/2019
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The Chicago Way (04/18/19): John Kass reports from the courthouse where John “Quarters” Boyle learned his fate after being charged for leaving the scene of an accident two years ago and Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza championed upgraded charges against Boyle. Kass also reflects on the storied history of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, Kim Foxx’s “bless”-ing, and the HGTV world in which Kasso now resides. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here>...

Duration:00:27:58

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/12/19): The death of journalism on the eve of the Pulitzers, Chicago Fire Prez looks to the future, GoT excitement, and more…

4/12/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/12/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined the co-founder & publisher of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan, to talk about the credibility issues facing mainstream media in the modern world, specifically media reaction to U.S. Attorney General William Barr telling members of Congress that he has serious questions about why the FBI was “spying” on President Trump’s 2016 campaign. Then Chicago Tribune reporter & Game of Thrones enthusiast Will Lee breaks...

Duration:00:52:57

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/05/19): Supt. Eddie Johnson responds to the suburban Chicago police chiefs vote of ‘no confidence’ in State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the Smollett ordeal, and more…

4/5/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/05/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to talk about the changing of the guard at city hall, how the CPD is preparing for the plague of violence brought on warmer Summer temperatures, and Jussie Smollett debacle. Plus, Kasso & Mr. Science discuss the implications of gene editing on humanity. Follow @John_Kass Follow @Chicago_Police Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here>...

Duration:00:45:07

The Chicago Way, Election Special (04/03/19): Chicago elects a fed, how Lightfoot’s allies plan to reshape city hall, and more…

4/4/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/03/19):On the morning after Lori Lightfoot pulled off a historic, landslide victory over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in the runoff election for Chicago mayor, John Kass & Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary to break down Chicago’s various aldermanic runoff races, the numbers behind Lightfoot’s rout, and the challenges facing Chicago’s newest ‘5th Floor Chief.’ Plus, Alderman Scott Waguespack(32nd)...

Duration:00:52:02

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/01/19): The financial reckoning facing Chicago’s next mayor, Scott Stantis on the Smollett debacle, and more…

4/1/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/01/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member/cartoonist Scott Stantis to talk about how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx can keep her job. Wirepoints President Ted Dabrowski looks at the massive financial crisis facing the next Mayor of Chicago. Plus, Kasso tells a tale of how Ald. Ed Burke’s son was spared from “pop tax” layoffs in the Cook County government. Follow @John_Kass Follow @ScottStantis...

Duration:00:47:41

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street (03/30/19): Political fishing, a discussion at the City Club of Chicago, and more…

3/30/2019
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The Chicago Way (03/30/19): John Kass reports from the City Club of Chicago’s Windy City Election Forecast with the Sun-Times’ Fran Spielman, WVON’s Maze Jackson, & WTTW’s Paris Schutz. Plus, Kasso tells a fishing story about Jussie Smollett, Kim Foxx, & Rahm Emanuel. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

Duration:00:55:57

Should Kim Foxx stay or should she go? John Kass answers that question

3/29/2019
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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says her office went by the book in dropping all charges against Jussie Smollett, but many people think that something else is afoot. John Kass, Chicago Tribune columnist and host of “The Chicago Way Podcast” joins Roe and Anna to explain whether or not Kim Foxx will continue to be State’s Attorney after the dust settles. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @AnnaDavlantes Follow @kpowell720 Follow...

Duration:00:12:54

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (03/27/19): The engineer behind Jane Byrne’s win, Don Rose, on why he’s advising Lori Lightfoot

3/27/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (03/27/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by legendary Chicago political consultant Don Rose to talk about how campaign politics has changed in Chicago over the decades. After almost 70 years in the business, Rose’s resume includes being press secretary for Martin Luther King, Jr. and campaign manager for Chicago’s only female mayor to date, Jane Byrne. Rose currently advises Lori Lightfoot in her bid to become Chicago’s next mayor. Follow...

Duration:00:43:31

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street (03/23/19): What the street says about cops, the time Kasso got fired from the Tribune, and more…

3/23/2019
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The Chicago Way (03/23/19): John Kass reports from the corner of Gladys & Cicero Avenues to find out what led up to Chicago police officers releasing a drug suspect from custody. Kasso also tells the story of when he was fired from the Chicago Tribune and explains Chance the Rapper’s endorsement of Toni Preckwinkle. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

Duration:00:27:12

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (03/19/19): Kim Foxx fails a test of her ethics, Lori Lightfoot racks up endorsements, & Ald. Solis disappears

3/19/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (03/19/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member & columnist Kristen McQueary to talk about why the Tribune chose to endorse Lori Lightfoot in the mayoral runoff, if Kasso should move to Indiana, and what Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx should have done when politically-influential persons (connected to Jussie Smollett) came calling for a favor. Plus, Tribune reporter Jason Meisner has a juicy update about...

Duration:00:48:48

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (03/15/19): The political history of the Lincoln Yards development, Lori & Toni talk to Kasso, and more…

3/15/2019
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The Chicago Way(03/15/19): From behind the cold Iron Blue Curtain of Illinois politics, John Kass tackles the news of the week including the story of billionaire diamond trader in peril, the political history of the Lincoln Yards development, and the true victims of the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal. Plus, Kasso confronts Toni Preckwinkle about that political “dog whistle” moment and Lori Lightfoot about being anointed the next mayor of Chicago. Follow @John_Kass Follow...

Duration:00:27:04

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (03/11/19): Haters Gonna Hate on Aaron Schock, Maze Jackson Looks at Lori v. Toni, and More…

3/11/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass: Ep. 171 (03/11/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by WVON 1690AM’s Maze Jackson to discuss how different communities in Chicago are reacting to the historic run-off between Lori Lightfoot & Toni Preckwinkle. Plus, Kasso wonders if haters are gonna’ hate on Aaron Schock forever. Follow @John_Kass Follow @mazjac Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

Duration:00:38:46

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (03/01/19): The Politics of Parades, Lori Lightfoot on Toni Preckwinkle, Ephialtes in the Modern Day, and more…

3/1/2019
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The Chicago Way(03/01/19): From behind the cold Iron Blue Curtain of Illinois politics, John Kass explores the Chicago political tradition of marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and how it will look this year as the city prepares for a mayoral run-off between Lori Lightfoot & Toni Preckwinkle. Ald. Scott Waguespack(Chi-32nd) explains how the Ald. Ed Burke uses the arcane “Rule 14” to impose his political will and protect is financial interests. Plus, Kasso looks at how history treats...

Duration:00:38:54

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/25/19): Roe Conn, Will Lee, a Dragon, and Why Winter is Coming for Chicago’s Election Day

2/25/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass: Ep. 169 (02/25/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Roe Conn, host of the Roe Conn Show w/Anna Davlantes. Up for discussion is the importance of the current Chicago Mayoral election, how media handles candidates differently, and the last minute nature of election “scandals.” Plus, Chicago Tribune reporter and ex-Kasso legman Will Lee talks about covering the Jussie Smollett saga and his anticipation for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones....

Duration:00:55:48

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street (02/22/19): Jussie, Jesse Jr., Big House Tamales, and Why Election Math is All About Subtraction

2/22/2019
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The Chicago Way(02/22/19): From behind the cold Iron Blue Curtain of Illinois politics, John Kass reports on Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s book tour, the real-world cost of Jussie Smollett’s web of lies, and why election math is all about subtraction. Plus, Kasso’s famous Big House Tamale recipe. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

Duration:00:28:42

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/19/19): Ben Bradley, the last days of the election, and the tale of Kasso’s first story in the Tribune

2/20/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/19/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by WGN-TV news anchor and investigative reporter Ben Bradley to talk about a wide breadth of topics, including the run-up to the election for Chicago’s next mayor, the math behind ‘coalition voting,’ and Ben’s history with the Homewood-Flossmoor radio club. Plus, Kasso tells the story of how he got his big break at the Tribune, way back when. Follow @John_Kass Follow @benbradleytv Follow @JPCarlin Download...

Duration:00:56:32

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street (02/16/19): To Endorse, Or Not Endorse. That is the Question, but Whisperers Beware

2/16/2019
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The Chicago Way (02/16/19): From behind the cold Iron Blue Curtain of Illinois politics, John Kass reports from an undisclosed location on his policy of not endorsing candidates and the whispers about Kasso’s allegiances, which are to only to his Chumbalone brethren. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

Duration:00:22:13

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/11/19): Scott Stantis, The New Chicago Way, and Kasso explains ASMR

2/11/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/11/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member/cartoonist Scott Stantis to look at how ASMR is changing people’s minds, whether-or-not Bob Ross is an American hero, and the Chicago Mayor’s race. Plus, Austin Berg & Ed Bachrach talk about their new book, “The New Chicago Way: Lessons from Other Big Cities.” Follow @John_Kass Follow @StatehouseChick Follow @A_R_BERG Follow @pensionschicago Follow @JPCarlin...

Duration:00:56:31

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street (02/08/19): Proco “Joe” Moreno, Susana Mendoza, and avgolemono soup for the soul

2/8/2019
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The Chicago Way (02/08/19): From an undisclosed location behind the cold Iron Blue Curtain of Illinois politics, John Kass reports on the case of Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno’s “stolen car,” the current girlfriend he screwed over, and the ex-girlfriend that abandoned him. Then there’s the litany of embarrassing stories coming out of Virginia’s Democratic state leadership, but the media handles those with kids gloves, unlike the Judge Kavanaugh case. Plus, what’s the opposite of a moutza & is best...

Duration:00:17:21