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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 (11/18/18): Tom Bevan looks at how the growth of partisan media is growing the schism between the left & right

11/18/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (11/18/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by co-founder and publisher of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan to tackle the news of the week. On the docket, Jim Acosta’s brief departure from the White House Press Corp, the role media plays in public discourse, and Tom’s process for presenting a balanced picture of the media landscape. Plus, Kasso isn’t ready to crown Susana Mendoza as Chicago’s next mayor. Follow @John_Kass Follow @TomBevanRCP […]

Duration:00:43:03

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street(10/15/18): The anointment of Susana Mendoza, the Florida recount’s origins in Chicago, and sympathy for Hillary

11/15/2018
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The Chicago Way On the Street, Episode 18 (11/15/18): John Kass reports from his man cave on the anointment Susana Mendoza as Rahm Emanuel’s successor, how the recount in Florida has its origins on the Chicago Way, and a neighbor who saved Zeus the Wonder Dog. Plus, Kasso feels sorry for Hillary Clinton. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

Duration:00:28:03

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (11/12/18): Kristen McQueary analyzes election day’s impact on the future of Illinois and Kasso imagines the birth of new political beast

11/12/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (11/12/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member/columnist Kristen McQueary to talk about her relief to be done with her exhaustive pre-election candidate interviews, the future of Chicago’s race for mayor, and what Democratic landslide in Illinois on election day means for that state’s future. Plus, Kasso imagines the birth of a new, blue political beast in the Land of Lincoln. Follow @John_Kass Follow...

Duration:00:43:17

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (11/04/18): Dan Proft on the failure of IL Republican “leadership” and what it means for election day

11/4/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (11/04/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the host of Chicago’s Morning Answer with Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson on AM560, Dan Proft. On the docket, how the Republican party in Illinois has failed to find its voice over the last 30 years, who will win on election day, and what media bias does to the election process. Plus, Kasso looks at the history of voting in a Democracy. Follow @John_Kass […]

Duration:00:41:58

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/30/18): Pat Brady gears up for the election day. Plus, should elected officials be able to run for two offices at once?

10/30/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/30/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the former head of the Illinois Republican Party and co-founder of Next Generation Strategies, Pat Brady to elections. With one week to go, every campaign in the company is kicking into high gear, including JB “Toilets” Pritzker record ad spending, Bruce Rauner’s “Unholy Union,” and President Trump’s rally tour of the country. Plus, should elected officials be able to run for re-election & a […]

Duration:00:48:51

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/22/18): Dr. Charles Lipson on the power of democracy and the future of our republic. Plus, Kasso cries at TV, too

10/22/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass(10/22/18): 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 democracy’s role in stabilizing the world and how the history of conflict in the Middle East has set the table for the current tensions between the U.S., Turkey, and Saudia Arabia are at play in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Dr. Lipson also looks at how the crossroads of […]

Duration:00:51:06

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street(10/18/18): Peach compote from Chef Nahabedian, Liz Warren’s foolish claims, and why we cry during TV shows

10/18/2018
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The Chicago Way On the Street, Episode 17 (10/18/18): John Kass reports from his dead garden on the foolishness of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a delicious peach preserves from Chef Carrie Nahabedian, Piers Morgan’s “man-shaming” James Bond, and why we cry during This is Us. Plus, Kasso reads notes from listeners. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

Duration:00:28:06

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/15/18): Kanye West is devoured by liberals, Chris Robling on Rauner’s chances in Nov., and a flag on the moon

10/15/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass(10/15/18): This week John Kass & Jeff Carlin are joined by former Cook County GOP chair Chris Robling to talk about how virulence surrounding the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh & Kanye West’s visit to the West Wing is impacting the midterm election, where the Democratic party has gone off message in the last 30 years, and why nothing is more American than planting a flag on the moon. Plus, can a state be dragged […]

Duration:00:58:39

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street (10/11/18): “It’s pouring rain, my car battery just died, the left wants my head, I’m stuck out on Archer Avenue with a bag of bacon buns and a half pack of smokes. Let’s do a podcast!”

10/11/2018
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The Chicago Way On the Street, Episode 16 (10/11/18): John Kass takes to the streets of Chicago in search of some “bacon bun therapy” after a long couple of weeks covering the Jason Van Dyke trial. Unfortunately, Kasso has a breakdown in the rain thinking about civility in politics, herd mentality, and the politics of natural disasters. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/08/18): Kristen McQueary talks about her hundreds of conversations with Illinois candidates, Kavanaugh fall out, and more…

10/8/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass(10/08/18): This week John Kass & Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member/columnist Kristen McQueary to talk about her weeks-long effort to interview every candidate for office in Illinois, how the debacle surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s path to the Supreme Court is backfiring on Democrats, and the search for some great strawberries. Plus, Kasso is ready for Rep. Maxine Waters’ visit to the Windy City. Follow @John_Kass Follow...

Duration:00:42:45

The Chicago Way (10/04/18): FOP President Kevin Graham talks about justice in the Van Dyke trial, Kasso looks at the ‘Matt Damon’ effect, and more…

10/4/2018
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The Chicago Way On the Street, Episode 16 (10/04/18): John Kass is on the street pondering the news of the day, including the Matt Damon effect on the #MeToo movement and Judge Kavanaugh nomination. Then, Kasso sits down with Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham about whether or not Jason Van Dyke is getting a fair trial and how Chicago will handle the eventual verdict. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe […]

Duration:00:36:49

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/01/18): The case of Gary Dotson, Kavanaugh’s drawn out confirmation, Scott Stantis, and more…

10/1/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass(10/01/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis to tackle the news of the week. On the docket this week, the dramatic process of confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a forgotten story of Gary Dotson being falsely accused of rape in Illinois, and how justice will be served in the trial of Jason Van Dyke. Follow @John_Kass Follow @ScottStantis Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save […]

Duration:00:45:38

The Chicago Way (09/27/18): Community activist Will Calloway gets to the heart of the Van Dyke trial and modern day justice

9/27/2018
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The Chicago Way On the Street, Episode 15 (09/27/18): John Kass reports from outside the trial of Jason Van Dyke on the different standard of justice used in the Van Dyke trial vs. Bret Kavanaugh proceedings. Kasso then talks with community activist Will Calloway about how Chicago will handle the verdict in the Van Dyke trial. Calloway is a driving force behind the release of the dashcam video showing shooting death of Laquan McDonald & the subsequent demonstrations since then. […]

Duration:00:28:28

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (9/24/18): Paul Vallas is fired up by the late entry of Preckwinkle, Chico, & Daley into the race for mayor. Plus, Tom Bevan on the Kavanaugh circus

9/24/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass(9/24/18): This week John Kass catches up with mayoral candidate Paul Vallas who is fired up after late-comers like Toni Preckwinkle, Gery Chico, & Bill Daley jump into the race after Rahm Emanuel decided not to run for re-election. Kass & Jeff Carlin are then joined by co-founder and publisher of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan to break down the circus surrounding the Supreme Court confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh & the allegations made against Kavanaugh....

Duration:00:40:53

The Chicago Way (09/20/18): Another Daley running for mayor, the definition of insanity, and reaction from the streets

9/20/2018
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The Chicago Way: BSB On the Street, Episode 14 (09/20/18): John Kass reports from 41st & Pulaski, feet from where 17-year-old Laquan McDonald lost his life at the hands of officer Jason Van Dyke, on the cuckoo nature of Chicago politics & another Daley running for Chicago mayor. Plus, Kasso talks with Chicagoans about what Bill Daley running for mayor means for the average citizen and whether or not justice will ever be served in the Van Dyke case. Follow […]

Duration:00:24:02

The Chicago Way (09/14/18): Kasso reports from the courthouse as the Van Dyke trial gets under way

9/14/2018
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The Chicago Way: BSB On the Street, Episode 12 (09/13/18): John Kass reports from outside the Cook County Courthouse at 26th & California during the jury selection of the Jason Van Dyke, talking to protestors about their idea of justice and what happens if they don’t get the outcome they want. John also talks to a courthouse worker/mother, who lost her son to gun violence, about the atmosphere at in the court. Plus, Kasso goes behind the spin on the […]

Duration:00:31:04

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (9/10/18): Justin Kaufmann on the politics of not running for mayor & Toni Preckwinkle’s chances. Plus, Kasso enters the fray

9/10/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass(910/18): This week John Kass & Jeff Carlin are joined by WGN radio’s Justin Kaufmann to discuss that time Justin almost hired Kass, the political void created by Rahm Emanuel’s choice not to run for re-election and where Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stacks up against an already dense field of candidates. Plus, Kasso throws his oversized has in the ring, vote early & vote often. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JustinKaufmann Follow @JPCarlin Download this...

Duration:00:39:19

The Chicago Way – w/John Kass, BSB (09/06/18): Rahm Emanuel unleashes the ‘Lord of Flies’ on Chicago politics

9/6/2018
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The Chicago Way: Bucolic Suburban Bureau, Episode 11 (09/06/18): John Kass reports from his tomato garden on Rahm Emanuel’s decision not to seek re-election and the Lord of the Flies situation unleashed on Chicago politics. Who is in it to win it? Who is just capitalizing on blood in the water? Kasso knows. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

Duration:00:21:57

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (9/3/18): Ja’Mal Green makes his case for replacing Rahm Emanuel, Kasso gets sworn at by a little old lady, and more…

9/3/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass(9/03/18): This week John Kass & Jeff Carlin are joined by community activist/candidate for mayor Ja’Mal Green to discuss his history with the Black Lives Matter movement, what he wants the future of Chicago to look like, and what happens to the city if Jason Van Dyke walks on murder charges. Plus, Kasso gets a rude awakening on the streets of Chicago. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JaymalGreen Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> […]

Duration:00:48:16

The Chicago Way – BSB (08/30/18): The Catholic Church says they have better things to worry about, Sen. McCain’s death weaponized, and a bountiful tomato harvest

8/30/2018
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The Chicago Way: Bucolic Suburban Bureau, Episode 10 (08/30/18): John Kass reports from his tomato garden on the politics Cardinal Blase Cupich’s reaction to allegations the Pope Francis turned a blind eye to abuse within the church and how members of the left & right are using Sen. John McCain’s death a political weapon. Plus, Kasso dive into the wonder of his tomato garden. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago […]

Duration:00:22:41