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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 (06/18/18): Flashback to RNC Cleveland ’16, Kasso singing, and more…

6/18/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep.107(6/18/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin present never-before-heard tape of their time at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland with Chicago Tribune columnist and Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary. Up for discussion: life in the media covering conventions, why some politicians avoided Cleveland, campaign themes songs, and what was expected of the candidates on their big night. Plus, Kasso’s chance run-in with Charles Krauthammer....

Duration:00:47:55

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (06/11/18): Saying goodbye to the Tribune Tower and Troy LaRaviere calls for big changes at CPS

6/11/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 106 (06/11/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin reminisce about leaving the iconic Tribune Tower and tour the increasingly empty building. Then, Chicago Principals Association President Troy LaRaviere stops by to lay out his case for being Chicago’s next mayor and explains why he thinks the entire Chicago School Board needs to resign. Follow @John_Kass Follow @TroyLaRaviere Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to...

Duration:00:58:53

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/29/18): Previewing the 2018 Printer’s Row Lit Fest, Kristen McQueary debriefs Illinois’ political thunderdome, and Kasso on the high seas

5/29/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 105 (05/29/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Literary Editor-at-Large Elizabeth Taylor to preview the 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest and what makes this event such a special experience. Then Chicago Tribune columnist and Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary stops with a debrief of The City Club of Chicago’s “The Future of the Republican Party in Illinois” wherein friends of the podcast Pat Brady & Dan Proft […]

Duration:00:46:01

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/21/18):Perception v. reality of politics, science, and political royalty

5/21/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 104: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board cartoonist Scott Stantis to discuss the merits of the Barack Obama Presidential Center, why some news stories go viral but others don’t, and how perception impacts reality. Plus, Kasso explains the difference between British royals & American royals. Follow @John_Kass Follow @SStantis Follow @PoppyCrum Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here>

Duration:00:52:55

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/14/18): Why Ramirez/Sacks/Rahm deal isn’t getting the coverage it deserves, two brothers tell a tale of growing up “Mob Adjacent,” and very Kasso Mother’s Day

5/14/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 103: John Kass and Jeff Carlin this week welcome Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member and columnist Kristen McQueary to the podcast to talk about why a business deal between Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s money guy, closest confidant and top fundraiser Michael Sacks and labor boss Jorge Ramirez, another Emanuel guy and chairman of the Chicago Sun-Times, isn’t getting a lot of coverage. Brothers Jeffrey & Michael Gentile, Jr. join the conversation to talk about...

Duration:01:01:52

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/07/18): Tom Bevan on the crossroads of culture & politics and Kasso gets a yellow card

5/7/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 102: John Kass and Jeff Carlin discuss America’s favorite summer past-time, yelling at umpires & referees. Sparked by a great piece from the Chicago Tribune’s Kate Thayer, Kasso & Carlin look at why a referee/umpire shortage is causing some park districts to rethink youth sports programs and how parents should handle themselves on the playing field. Real Clear Politics’ Tom Bevan also joins the podcast to analyze how the Stormy Daniels fiasco is...

Duration:00:48:22

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/30/18): WGN-TV’s Joe Donlon on his move from the “weirdest city in America” to the Windy City, Scott Stantis weighs in on the Kanye Effect, and more…

4/30/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 101: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the newest member of WGN-TV’s news team Joe Donlon to talk about working in the self-proclaimed “weirdest city in America,” coming to the Windy City, and the first time he met his new boss at a bar in Los Angeles. Also this week, Chicago Tribune Editorial Board cartoonist Scott Stantis stops by to talk about the politics of Kanye West and how the race the […]

Duration:01:06:37

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/22/18): Garry McCarthy candidly discusses when Rahm saw the Laquan McDonald video, Kasso reveres the power of goats, and more…

4/22/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 100: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member/columnist Kristen McQueary with a look at Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s plan to run for mayor of Chicago, Governor Bruce Rauner’s ability to coalesce the seemingly fractured Republican electorate, and Kristen’s new weekly column. Former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy joins the podcast to lay out his campaign for mayor, posit a theory about the city’s handling...

Duration:00:55:52

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/16/18): James Comey’s credibility crushing tour, a rift in the GOP, and Kasso’s new son

4/16/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 99: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party & co-founder of Next Generation Strategies to talk about former FBI Director James Comey’s book tour, the perceived rift in the IL GOP after the March gubernatorial primary, and the lasting impact President Trump will have on the Republican party. Plus, Kasso takes questions from Facebook. Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’ here Follow @John_Kass...

Duration:00:46:58

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/02/18): A look at the growing list of candidates lining up to challenge Rahm Emanuel and Kasso’s story of the ’68 riots

4/2/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 98: This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary to talk about the growing field of candidates announcing their campaign’s for Chicago’s next mayor and how the pending trial of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke will impact Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign. Plus, Kasso tells a story of a black cab driver risking his life to protect John’s mom. Follow @John_Kass Follow...

Duration:00:42:02

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (03/22/18):Tom Bevan breaks down Illinois’ primary election and Kasso looks at history to explain modernity

3/22/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 97: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by co-founder and publisher of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan with a recap of Illinois’s 2018 primary elections and looks ahead to the possibility of a record-breaking general election in November. Plus, Kasso presents a historical analogy to the modern political landscape and Carlin remembers a dear friend. Follow @John_Kass Follow @TomBevanRCP Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here>

Duration:00:40:01

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (03/05/18): Kristen McQueary is losing sleep over the upcoming elections so we don’t have to and Kasso rants

3/5/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 95: This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial board member Kristen McQueary with a look at the run-up to Illinois’ March primaries, Rahm Emanuel’s O’Hare expansion plan, and how the hectic political season seeps into Kristen’s dreams. President of Castle Group Health Inc. Mark “Mr. Health Insurance” Gurda explain the complicated process of fixing the US healthcare system. Plus, Kasso rants about the $100+ million dollars...

Duration:00:57:24

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/26/18): Lauren Cohn talks about working with Kasso and Gov. Rauner’s chocolate milk habit

2/26/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 94(02/26/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin host a reunion of sorts with their former broadcast partner to talk about life in the media, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s chocolate milk situation, and news of the week. Plus, Kasso and Carlin dissect the reactions to the tragedy in Parkland from the left and right. Follow @John_Kass Follow @LaurenBCohn Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here>

Duration:01:02:45

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/19/18): Ted Dabrowski wants to change the conversation about Illinois’ public pension system and Kasso reflects on the death of Cmdr. Paul Bauer

2/19/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 93(02/19/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Ted Dabrowski of Wirepoints.com to talk about his research service’s investigation into the root cause of Illinois’ fiscal problems, specifically why the term “unfunded pension” is a misnomer and what steps could be taken to fix the problem. Plus, Kasso and Carlin talk about the reaction to last week’s senseless shooting in Parkland and the tragic death of Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer. […]

Duration:00:59:45

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/12/18): Paul Vallas eyes a Chicago City Hall run against “lying” Rahm Emanuel and Kasso lays down ‘Dibs Law’

2/12/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 92(02/12/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Paul Vallas, former CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, to talk about a possible run for mayor of Chicago against Rahm Emanuel and why Vallas believes Rahm’s tenure at city hall has been bad for Chicago. Plus, Kasso and Carlin some recent Dibs Supreme Court rulings and announce some long overdue court appointments. Follow @John_Kass Follow @Paulvallas Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here...

Duration:01:05:44

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/06/18): Kristen McQueary escapes political hysteria to talk about how we distract ourselves, therapy pets, and Kasso crying

2/6/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 91(02/06/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial board member Kristen McQueary to talk about why men and women choose different things to try about, the pageantry of the Olympics, and recipes for cold weather beverages. Plus, Kasso and Carlin look at how media distracts the masses from dealing with serious issues in front of them. Follow @John_Kass Follow @statehousechick Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here...

Duration:00:55:48

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/29/18): Tregg Duerson discusses his father’s legacy, the need to protect children from CTE, and being invited by the NFL to SB LII. Plus, Scott Stantis and more…

1/29/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 90(01/29/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune Scott Stantis to answer questions from Facebook fans, the mystery behind the infamous GOP memo, and talk about the news of the day. Plus, Kasso sits down for a candid conversation with Tregg Duerson- Chicago Bears legend Dave Duerson- about his father’s battle with CTE, why the Duerson Act’s goal of banning children under 12 […]

Duration:00:58:22

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/22/18): The shutdown divide, Chef Carrie Nahabedian on her incredible career, and cats who hate Kasso

1/22/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 89(01/22/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by James Beard Award-winning and Michelin starred chef of NAHA and French-inspired Brindille, Carrie Nahabedian to talk about a recent Chicago Tribune story featuring Chef Carrie and other female restauranteurs promoting their proper place in Chicago’s world-famous restaurant tapestry. Chef Carrie also takes John on tour of her culinary story and looks at how passion drives everything she...

Duration:00:56:07

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/16/18): The words we use and how they’re used by others. Plus, Kasso remembers the great Milt Rosenberg

1/16/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 88(01/16/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary to debate the impact of President Trump’s ‘sh**hole’ remarks, look at the race for Illinois’ next governor, and present tips for ‘surviving’ an internet free home with young kids. Plus, Kasso remembers his friend and broadcast legend Milt Rosenberg. Follow @John_Kass Follow @StatehouseChick @DanProft Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode...

Duration:01:02:06

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/08/18): Dan Mihalopoulos looks at the year ahead in Illinois politics and what it’s like to leave the Tribune Tower for good

1/8/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 87: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Dan Mihalopoulos with an analysis of Illinois candidate for Governor Chris Kennedy’s assertion that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is actively implementing a gentrification plan aimed at forcing minorities our of the Windy City. Dan also weighs in on the race for Chicago’s next mayor, leaving the illustrious Tribune Tower, and the future of professional soccer in Chicago. Plus, Kasso...

Duration:00:51:39