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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 LIVE: Dr. Charles Lipson on politics & culture, Gary Wiviott with secrets to great BBQ, and Kasso’s legmen on street reporting

7/13/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – LIVE: John Kass and Jeff Carlin take over “Extension 720” on 720 WGN to talk about the intersection of politics & culture with political scientist and University of Chicago professor emeritus Charles Lipson, the secrets of great BBQ with the “Yoda to Kasso’s Jedi-grilling” and author of “Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons” Gary Wiviott, and tales of working The Chicago Way at the Chicago Tribune with John’s […]

Duration:00:50:00

The Chicago Way, Ep. 199: The death of Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid, Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers wonder if he can get a fair trial, and historic flooding in Illinois’ peach country

7/10/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 199: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the lawyers representing Harvey Weinstein, Donna Rotunno & Damon Cheronis, to discuss if the deluge of media coverage surrounding their high-profile client will hamper their ability to get a fair trial. And, Tom Ringhausen of Ringhausen Orchard & Market in Hardin, IL talks about the town’s historic flooding and how the second ‘500-year flood” in less than 30 years is hampering farmers crops & […]

Duration:00:37:37

The Chicago Way, Ep. 198: The Deceleration of Dependence, what DNC’s lack of moderates means for 2020, and more

7/5/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 198: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the co-founder and publisher of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan to analyze the ever-growing cast of hopefuls vying for the DNC 2020 nomination. Plus, Kasso offers an updated version of the United States’ founding document, one that better reflects the current state of politics. Behold, “The Declaration of Dependence.” Follow @John_Kass Follow @TomBevanRCP Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save...

Duration:00:43:27

The Chicago Way, Ep. 197: Lessons to be learned from Colorado’s recreational marijuana program, why Luis Gutierrez’s silence says a lot, and more…

7/2/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 197: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by renowned election lawyer Burt Odelson to talk about the Supreme Court’s decision not to rule on the legality of gerrymandering and why former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald would be a great pick for special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett/Kim Fox saga. Then, Chicago Tribune’s Bob McCoppin analyzes the pitfalls facing Colorado’s recreational marijuana system. And, Senior Writer for Space.com & author of Out...

Duration:00:57:30

The Chicago Way, Ep. 196: Judge Sheila O’Brien, the stalwart citizen behind the Kim Foxx/Jussie Smollett special prosecutor

6/26/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 196: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by retired state appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien to discuss her motivations behind petitioning the court to appoint a special prosecutor to look at Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Judge O’Brien also discusses the lengthy process entailed in fighting to get a special prosecutor appointed and why it’s important to ensure public officials don’t circumvent due process by...

Duration:00:47:16

The Chicago Way, Ep. 195: Ald. Carrie Austin loses at ‘musical chairs’ the Chicago Way, Dr. Willie Wilson is waiting for a phone call, and more…

6/21/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 195: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Dr. Willie Wilson to talk about why he’s started the WWProgressive PAC and his eagerness to help Mayor Lori Lightfoot; if only she’d call. Then, Veteran Chicago Tribune reporter covering Springfield Ray Long explains how Gov. Pritzker & friends plan spend $400k(of our money) on dog parks. And, Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis looks at what happens when you play ‘musical chairs’ the […]

Duration:01:00:18

The Chicago Way, Ep. 194: The origins of “chumbolone,” prof. Charles Lipson looks at the how the 2016 election destabilized DC’s ‘deep state,’ and more…

6/14/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 194: John Kass and Jeff Carlin sit down with Dr. Charles Lipson, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago, to talk about the danger facing the republic if the truth why senior officials within the Obama era DoJ, FBI, and CIA initially investigated President Trump’s campaign, what role the Democratic National Committee(DNC) in procuring information used to obtain FISA warrants, and the extent Russian intelligence gamed the entire...

Duration:00:32:37

The Chicago Way, Ep. 193: Gov. Pritzker’s ‘sham’ budget, how the ILGA are hand-in-hand going after the middle class, and an ode to anywhere but here

6/10/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 193: John Kass and Jeff Carlin sit down with the President of Wirepoints, Ted Dabrowski, to talk about what he calls a $40 billion ‘sham’ excuse for a ‘balanced’ budget and how the Illinois General Assembly Democratic leadership of House Speaker Mike Madigan & Senate President John Cullerton (“hand-in-hand” with their Republican counterparts) passed a $45 billion capital plan (paid for in part by regressive taxes associated with additional casinos,...

Duration:00:45:17

The Chicago Way, Ep. 192: The historic day Ed. Burke plead in federal court, Carol Marin & Bill Cameron look at history of alderman in court

6/6/2019
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The Chicago Way, Kass on the Streets – Ep 192: This week, John Kass is outside the federal courthouse in downtown Chicago we’re longtime alderman Ed Burke pleads not guilty to federal racketeering charges pondering the state of the Chicago Way in the era of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Kass runs into NBC5’s Carol Marin and they discuss the long history of Chicago political corruption. Then, WLS’ Bill Cameron considers if conservative politics might lead to less graft. And Kasso tells […]

Duration:00:33:25

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/31/19): Mayor Lori Lightfoot talks about Ald. Ed Burke, ‘Accountability Mondays’ for the CPD, the future of the Obama center, and more…

5/31/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 191(05/31/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to talk about Ald. Ed Burke’s legacy, how Chicago can step out from behind the ominous shadow of the old Chicago Way, and her plan to make Chicago work for its citizens. Plus, Chicago Tribune’s Jason Meisner has an update on juicy details of the Ald. Ed Burke indictment. Follow @John_Kass Follow @LightfootForChi Follow @jmetr22b Follow @JPCarlin Download […]

Duration:00:48:01

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/27/19): Kristen McQueary on the state of Gov. Pritzker’s legislative agenda, Kasso remembers an unsung American hero, and more…

5/27/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 190(05/27/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune’s Kristen McQueary to discuss her newfound knack for home improvement, the state of Gov. JB Pritzker’s legislative agenda as the spring session comes to a close (including an investigation into state Sen. Patricia Van Pelt selling seminars on how to get rich off of recreational marijuana while also being a co-sponsor of the cannabis legislation,) and the ethical questions...

Duration:00:44:57

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/23/19): The end of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the beginning of Mayor Lightfoot, and future of Kasso’s window treatments

5/23/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 189(05/23/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the Three-Eyed Raven of the Chicago Tribune newsroom Will Lee to talk about the series finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ and how culture will fill the hole left in people’s hearts. Also, John & Jeff discuss Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s inauguration address and Kasso tries to get a comment on the lack of blinds in his home. Follow @John_Kass Follow @MidNoirCowboy Follow […]

Duration:00:34:38

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/19/19): Ald. Scott Waguespack looks back on Rahm’s time on the 5th floor, NBC’s Mary Ann Ahern on the new ‘Light’ in Chicago, and more…

5/20/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 188 (05/20/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Progressive Caucus chairman Ald. Scott Waguespack(32nd) & newly appointed chairman of the powerful Finance Committee about how the future of Chicago under Lori Lightfoot and to rate Rahm Emanuel’s two-terms as mayor. Also joining the show is NBC 5’s veteran reporter Mary Ann Ahern to discuss how Lightfoot will protect herself from the Chicago Way of old. Follow @John_Kass Follow...

Duration:01:06:14

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/13/19): Ben Bradley talks to the widow of Chicago’s finest, Kass ponders life after ‘Game of Thrones,’ and more…

5/13/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 187 (05/13/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by WGN-TV’s Ben Bradley to talk about his conversation with the widow of Chicago Police Officers Eduardo Marmolejo and how media covers tough stories. Plus, Chicago Tribune reporter/Three-Eyed-Rave Will Lee looks at what happens to the void in culture after ‘Game of Thrones’ ends its epic run. Follow @John_Kass Follow @BenBradleyTV Follow @MidNoirCowboyFollow @JPCarlin Download this episode...

Duration:00:44:23

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street (05/09/19): Why Mother’s Day brunches are a bad idea, when politicians become jesters, and more…

5/10/2019
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The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street(05/10/19): John Kass looks at how politicians become jesters when the establishment faces upheaval. Kasso also has advice on why Mother’s Day brunches are a bad idea and his new organization, Moms Against Mother’s Day Brunch Society (MAMS). Plus, a chance encounter with Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot before she is sworn into the Chicago Way. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

Duration:00:27:04

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street (05/03/19): Rocky Wirtz responds to Rahm Emanuel and has advice Lori Lightfoot

5/3/2019
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The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street(05/03/19): John Kass & Jeff Carlin take a trip to Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz’ office to discuss Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s reaction to a transition memo Wirtz sent to Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot. Plus, the ‘Three-eyed Raven’ of the Chicago Tribune newsroom, Will Lee breaks down “The Battle of Winterfell.” Follow @John_Kass Follow @NHLBlackhawks Follow @midnoircowboy Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe...

Duration:00:49:02

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (04/30/19): The numbers driving Illinois’ exodus of citizens, a great reporter covering the Preckwinkle beat, and more..

4/30/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass(04/30/19): This week John Kass & Jeff Carlin are joined by the Chicago Tribune’s Gregory Pratt to talk about his reporting on the Ald. Ed Burke-Toni Preckwinkle connection. Award-winning editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis stops by to talk about Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s tax plan and the push to legalize sports betting & marijuana in the state. Plus, Adam Schuster, the budget and tax research director at the Illinois Policy Institute, looks at the numbers behind...

Duration:01:08:56

The Chicago Way, Kass on the Street (04/25/19): A Pascha tradition passes to the next generation, community activist Ja’Mal Green is working hard, a GoT geekfest, and more.,,

4/26/2019
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The Chicago Way (04/25/19): John Kass catches up with community organizer turned mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green to talks about how Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot should deal with teens amassing downtown and the crime that plagues the hear of Chicago’s tourism areas in the warm summer months. Green also discusses Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case and the media’s reaction. Plus, it’s a Kass-O-Thrones special with the “Three-Eyed Raven” of the Chicago Tribune Will Lee...

Duration:00:58:03

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