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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 (08/22/19): A special delivery of peaches, why the sound of silence among the media speaks volumes, and more…

8/21/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 207: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the co-founder of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan. On the docket this week, why a consortium of Chicago Teacher’s Union members went on an educational trip to visit the socialist nation of Venezuela, how the silence among the media concerning the forthcoming report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on the Trump-Russia investigation speaks volumes about their agenda, and whether-or-not Rod...

Duration:00:49:59

The Chicago Way, w/John Kass: Dr. Lipson discusses what happens when emotion supersedes logic & reason in culture & politics

8/15/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 206: John Kass and Jeff Carlin sit down with Dr. Charles Lipson, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago, about how emotion & culture are used to steer political discussions and ultimately agendas that are devoid of logic & reason. Specifically up for discussion, a possible pardon/commutation for Rod Blagojevich, the wild speculations surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein, and dangerous cultural phenomenon like the shelved film...

Duration:01:00:27

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/08/19): Mollie Hemingway discusses her new book “Justice on Trial” and the danger of mixing media & politics with the Supreme Court

8/8/2019
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The Chicago Way, Ep. 205: This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by senior editor at The Federalist and Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway to talk about her new book “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court” that she co-authored with chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, Carrie Severino. Follow @John_Kass Follow @MZHemingway Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The...

Duration:00:43:58

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/04/19): The tangled web of politics & labor behind Chicago’s film studio, the truth behind “sentimental barbarism,” and more…

8/4/2019
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The Chicago Way, Ep. 204: This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by conservative activist and morning talk show host on WIND-AM 560 Dan Proft to discuss the “sentimental barbarism” on display during the second round of Democratic debates. Then, Chicago Tribune reporter Jason Meisner tries to untangle the wide-reaching web of federal investigations into Chicago politicians and union officials, specifically Democratic state Sen. Tom Cullerton of Villa Park & top Teamsters boss John T....

Duration:00:50:31

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (07/31/19): When a tomato garden dies, how Ald. Austin’s family tree thrives, and more…

7/31/2019
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The Chicago Way, Ep. 203: This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by WBEZ investigative reporter Dan Mihalopoulos to talk about Chicago Ald. Carrie Austin’s family tree and the almost $700k in tax-payer supported salaries that she and her various family members receive. Then, Pat Brady of Next Generation Strategies talks about the matchup of Jeanne Ives & Evelyn Sanguinetti for the GOP nomination in Illinois’ 6th district. Plus, Kasso laments place in his life where a tomato […]

Duration:00:50:16

The Chicago Way, Ep. 202: It’s time to ‘Step Up for Chicago’ in the Smollett/Foxx case, Jeanne Ives is ready to ‘restore confidence’ in IL’s 6th, and more…

7/28/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 202: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by retired Judge Sheila O’Brien to talk about her latest filings in her quest for getting a special prosecutor to look at the Jussie Smollett case and why she thinks it’s time for Chicago’s big law firms to ‘step up’ for Chicago. Then, former Republican state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton discusses her bid for Congress in the 6th Congressional District and why she thinks […]

Duration:00:43:46

The Chicago Way, Ep. 201: A look back at the “Red Summer” riots of 1919 & their impact on modern Chicago

7/24/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 201: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune columnist and editorial board member Kristen McQueary to talk about legal ripples in Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and news that former gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives plans on challenging Rep. Sean Casten for his Congressional seat. Plus, Chicago Tribune reporter Will Lee talks about his research on the 1919 “Red Summer” riots in Chicago including his conversation with 107-year-old...

Duration:00:42:36

The Chicago Way, Ep. 200: Tales of chasing the R. Kelly story, how the Jeffrey Epstein case could lead to a revolution, and more…

7/17/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 200: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined the Chicago Tribune’s Jason Meisner to talk about how while he was on vacation, he got the scoop on R. Kelly’s federal case. The co-host of ‘Sound Opinions’ and author of “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly,” Jim DeRogatis dive deep on the long road and hard reporting that lead up to federal charges against R. Kelly. And the associate editor of Catholic Herald Michael […]

Duration:00:53:48

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, legalized...

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