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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, John Kass (10/18/19): The media’s role spreading impeachment fever in the Beltway, Kasso’s ‘Tale of Two Cities,’ and more…

10/18/2019
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The Chicago Way: Ep. 218 (10/18/19: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by former Cook County GOP chair Chris Robling to look at the Democrat’s(with the help of Beltway media & CNN’s Jeff Zucker) impeachment agenda, the scattered field of 2020 candidates, and Chicago Way politics at play on a national level. Plus, Kasso presents a ‘Tale of Cities’ in Illinois, those who work to pay taxes & those that strike to get paid by taxes. Follow @John_Kass Follow […]

Duration:00:31:14

The Chicago Way, John Kass (10/15/19): The real numbers driving the CTU/CPS standoff and why Chicago is a ‘Tale of Two Cities’

10/15/2019
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The Chicago Way: Ep. 217 (10/15/19: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by financial analyst & President of Wirepoints.org Ted Dabrowski to look at the real numbers behind contract negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration. Follow @John_Kass Follow @ilpoliski Follow @jpcarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here

Duration:00:30:39

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/11/19): When Uncle RICO comes knocking in court, you get the movie rights

10/11/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 216(10/11/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the Chicago Tribune reporter covering the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, Jason Meisner with an update on multiple federal investigations that all have the hallmarks of Hollywood mob film. Follow @John_Kass Follow @jmetr22b Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’her

Duration:00:24:01

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/04/19): George R.R. Martin talks about #GoT haunting his dreams & finishing the “Ice & Fire” series

10/4/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 215(10/04/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by legendary author George R.R. Martin to talk about the success of “Game of Thrones” getting in the way of finishing the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series and how his dreams are haunted by the characters in novels. Follow @John_Kass Follow @GRRMspeaking Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’her

Duration:00:25:30

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/30/19): As politics overtakes every aspect of modern life is there still room for laughter?

9/30/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 214 (09/30/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin sit down with Dr. Charles Lipson, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago, to discuss how politics has overtaken every aspect of modern life and what lead us to this place. Follow @John_Kass Follow @Charles_Lipson Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’her

Duration:00:51:47

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/27/19): The future looks bright for the Chicago Fire w/Joe Mansueto at the helm & Kasso looks at Joe Biden’s ‘Ukrainian Way’

9/27/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 213(09/27/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by billionaire Morningstar founder & new owner of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Joe Mansueto. In a wide-ranging discussion, Mansueto talks about falling in love with soccer watching his kids play, the team’s infamous name, how he hopes to bring his unique analytical insight to the MLS, and much more. Also this week, Kasso looks at the similarities between the Chicago Way politics […]

Duration:00:51:12

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/19/19): Recruiting Kristen McQueary for the Chicago Way Diner, how will get hurt before Illinois bankruptcy is an option, and more…

9/19/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 212 (09/19/19):This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune’s Kristen McQueary to discuss why cities like Peoria and other small municipalities will have to feel the crush of Illinois’ mountain of financial debt before any meaningful reform will take place and the politics of the Illinois Supreme Court electing Anne Burke chief justice. Plus, a story of young Kasso doing what is right, something the NY Times needs to […]

Duration:00:24:51

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/16/19): Tom Bevan looks at the Democratic field’s debate performance, why satire can be a tricky thing, and more…

9/16/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/16/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the co-founder of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan to look at where the field of Democrats stand following the latest debate and offer some advice on using satire to make a point. Follow @John_Kass Follow @TomBevanRCP a class=”twitter-follow-button” href=”https://twitter.com/jpcarlin>Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

Duration:00:24:22

The Chicago Way, John Kass (09/06/19): The numbers behind why bankruptcy might be the solution to Chicago’s rotten finances

9/6/2019
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The Chicago Way: Ep. 210(09/06/19): John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by financial analyst & President of Wirepoints.org Ted Dabrowski to look at the overwhelming financial debts facing Chicago and the options Mayor Lori Lightfoot has before her, including bankruptcy. And, Finance Committee Chairman Ald. Scott Waguespack breaks down what he’s discovered while trying to fix decades of malfeasance & mismanagement of City Hall’s coffers. Follow @John_Kass Follow @ilpoliski Follow...

Duration:00:42:56

The Chicago Way, John Kass (08/29/19): Will Kim Foxx’s ‘smolle prosequi’ get the combine whitewash from Dan Webb? What if Foxx pleads the fifth?

8/29/2019
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The Chicago Way: Ep. 209 (08/29/19): John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by retired Judge Sheila O’Brien to talk about the appointment of former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb as a Special Prosecutor in the investigation into Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Also up for discussion, what happens if Kim Foxx pleads the fifth and who will defend her? Plus, Kasso is making plans to visit the 38th Annual Taste of Melrose Park […]

Duration:00:46:52

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/25/19): A ‘Ball of Collusion’ tied together the Chicago Way and why knocking on doors in Cicero is bad idea

8/25/2019
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 208: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by former federal prosecutor & senior fellow at the National Review Institute Andrew C. McCarthy to discuss his new book “Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.” Plus, WGN-TV’s Ben Bradley breaks down his reporting on a Cook County process server running afoul of authorities in Cicero. Follow @John_Kass Follow @AndrewCMcCarthy Follow @AndrewCMcCarthy Follow @JPCarlin Download this...

Duration:00:40:12

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