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The Download with Justin Kaufmann Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN

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How The Garage is committed to helping Northwestern students become the best entrepreneurial thinkers in the world

2/22/2019
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It’s the “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. This morning, the Steve Cochran Show speaks with Melissa Kaufman, a former Google executive who now runs The Garage at Northwestern University, which is one of the first and leading university-based startup incubators. Melissa talks about why she left Google to take on the position at Northwestern, what The Garage at Northwestern does, how The Garage differs from other incubators, the way The Garage attracts students,...

Duration:00:11:00

VIDEO: “The Office” co-creator Stephen Merchant on his new film “Fighting with My Family”

2/19/2019
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The tremendous Stephen Merchant (“The Office,” “Extras,” “Hello Ladies”) joins Justin to discuss his illustrious career and his new film, “Fighting with My Family.”

Duration:00:13:12

A Chicago company is changing the way we see things. Literally

2/15/2019
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It’s the “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. This morning, the Steve Cochran Show speaks with award-winning acoustical architect Timothy Pickett about his company Encompass Audio Visual. Tim talks about what it means to be an acoustical architect, how they keep up with technological advances, how they see the growth of the industry and the challenges of navigating an eco-friendly future.

Duration:00:10:12

“Corn-Fed” is author Melanie LaForce’s hilarious ode to growing up in the Midwest

2/14/2019
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Academic researcher, humorist and author Melanie LaForce joins Justin to discuss her book, “Corn-Fed: Cul-de-sacs, Keg Stands, and Coming of Age in the Midwest.” Dr. LaForce talks about coming to terms with being from the Midwest, how the Midwest is finally getting its due, why she wanted to write a book about growing up in the Midwest, being able to find the humor in uncomfortable moments, why having a job at Dairy Queen was an important part of her development, […]

Duration:00:16:38

Tabletop Tragedies are powerful tales of fate, loss and redemption told through the art of puppetry

2/11/2019
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Longtime performance artist and curator Frank Maugeri joins Justin to discuss his latest project, “Cabinet of Curiosity” and its “Tabletop Tragedies” production currently playing at the Chopin Theatre through February 17th. Frank talks about the mission of “Cabinet of Curiosity,” how this work compares to some of his past work, the importance of collaboration to the production and how he plans to continue the tradition of performance art and pass it on to a younger generation. Frank and...

Duration:00:18:16

What are the challenges of opening a small business that sells a product that people aren’t familiar with?

2/8/2019
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It’s the “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. This morning, the Steve Cochran Show speaks with Julien Gouillet of Le Macaron. Julien talks about why it was important to open a shop in Chicago, how they get customers interested in their products, the challenge of opening a small business, the plans to expand their operation and why they chose to open their business in Lincoln Park.

Duration:00:10:55

What impact does the Chicago mayoral election have on Illinois, the Midwest and the rest of the United States?

2/6/2019
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It’s a special edition of The Download with Justin Kaufmann tonight following the Crain’s mayoral candidates forum. Justin and his expert panel of Michael Puente, Kerry Lester and Carol Felsenthal discuss the race for mayor and the impact the mayor of Chicago has on the rest of Illinois, the Midwest and Washington, D.C. Justin is also briefly joined by mayoral candidates La Shawn Ford and Bob Fioretti, neither of whom participated in the Crain’s mayoral forum.

Duration:01:00:44

How can small businesses easily connect with their customers?

2/6/2019
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It’s the “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. This morning, the Steve Cochran Show speaks with former NFL player Nolan Carroll about his new app, YooTroo. Nolan talks about where the idea for this app comes from, how YooTroo gives small businesses a chance to compete with larger companies, the challenge of finding an audience, how they keep the application authentic and the way they are able to pay specific attention to what their customers need.

Duration:00:08:19

Cory Carnes is making an Impact on Chicago businesses

1/25/2019
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It’s the “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. This morning, the Steve Cochran Show speaks with Cory Carnes, General Manager of Impact. Cory talks about the work that Impact does, how the company has evolved, the importance of brand recognition, why the company continues to grow, how the business has changed over the years, how the company remains ahead of the curve and why they are proud to be a Chicago company.

Duration:00:06:57

How do you get a younger generation excited about the manufacturing industry?

1/18/2019
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It’s the “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. This morning, the Steve Cochran Show speaks with Jason Zenger of MakingChips. Jason talks about merging social media and podcasts into a traditional business like manufacturing, how they get a younger generation excited about the manufacturing industry, what new manufacturing is all about, what makes manufacturing a great career and what it means to be a Chicago company.

Duration:00:06:48

A new pizza restaurant and art gallery is bringing a positive surge of energy to Chatham

1/11/2019
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It’s the “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. This morning, the Steve Cochran Show speaks with artist Brandon Breaux and entrepreneur Alex Tadros of Chi Pizza Pie and The Invisible Space. Brandon and Alex talk about where the idea for the pizza place and gallery comes from, why they decided to open the space in Chatham, the importance of restaurants and a community space to the neighborhood, how the restaurant features an employee profit sharing program as well as...

Duration:00:09:12

The Chicago Accent Challenge Championship: Who has the best Chicago accent?

1/10/2019
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Well, it’s all come down to this. After a year of searching, Justin Kaufmann has finally found the person who has the best Chicago accent. Listen to the Championship of the Chicago Accent Challenge (recorded live at Chicago Theater Works for the Chicago Podcast Festival) featuring celebrity judges Ted McClelland, Scott Goldstein and Alderman Nicholas Sposato as well as special appearances by Adam Witt, the Chicago Now 16″ Champion softball team and Miles Kaufmann! The Download with Justin...

Duration:00:59:27

How the music and lyrics of Jay-Z provide insight and perspective on life, business and everything in between

1/3/2019
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Marketing professional, former resident of Bed-Stuy and lifelong Jay-Z fan Quinn Bryant joins Justin to discuss her book, “What Would Jay-Z Do?” Quinn talks about where the idea to write this book comes from, when she began to listen to Jay-Z’s music, the deeper side of Jay-Z that people might not know about, her effort to be Jay-Z’s marketing intern and if she still has aspirations to meet Jay-Z. The Download with Justin Kaufmann Podcast is easy to find. Listen on your […]

Duration:00:25:53

Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins: “I think we have to always be diligent about continuing to be an agent of progress”

12/17/2018
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Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins and actors Stephan James and KiKi Layne join Justin to discuss their new movie, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Barry, Stephan and KiKi talk about where the idea for the film came from, the role that love plays in the movie, the difficulty playing love, the process of adapting a James Baldwin novel for the screen, how much Stephan and KiKi knew about the story before working on the film, the challenge of playing such […]

Duration:00:13:56

What does it take to maintain a bakery that uses only heritage grains?

12/14/2018
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The Download on Chicago Business 12.07.18

Duration:00:07:32

How does AgencyEA bring brand messages to life?

12/14/2018
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Gabrielle Martinez 12.14.18

Duration:00:08:31

West Side United is a collaborative effort to make Chicago’s West Side a stronger, healthier and vibrant place to live

11/30/2018
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It’s the “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. This morning, the Steve Cochran Show speaks with Ayesha Jaco, Senior Program Director of West Side United. Ayesha talks about how West Side United came about, what needs to be done to reduce the West Side “death gap,” the need for more community health workers, the nine diverse neighborhoods that make up the West Side and their mission to build community health and economic wellness on Chicago’s West Side.

Duration:00:09:07

How the “Yo, Is This Racist?” podcast uses comedy to talk about race

11/29/2018
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Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome join Justin to discuss their comedy podcast, “Yo, Is this Racist?” Andrew and Tawny talk about how this podcast started, what they hope to accomplish with the podcast, how comedy is a great way to talk about race, the amount of time needed to produce a weekly podcast, how the show has evolved and their appearance tonight at The Chicago Podcast Festival. The Download with Justin Kaufmann Podcast is easy to find. Listen on your iPhone, iPad, […]

Duration:00:18:12

Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman: “We have such an indecent President that it’s almost impossible to evaluate what flaws we are willing to put up with in our leaders”

11/8/2018
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The tremendous screenwriter and director Jason Reitman joins Justin once again to talk about his new film, “The Front Runner.” Jason talks about taking on a story that America knows well, how the Gary Hart scandal changed media forever, what he learned about Gary Hart while working on this film, the challenges of working on a period piece, how they were able to use archival footage, how the scandal was the first time political journalism and tabloid journalism became intertwined, […]

Duration:00:21:45