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

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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

WGN Election Special: J.B. Pritzker wins amid an Illinois blue wave

11/7/2018
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Justin Kaufmann hosts WGN’s election special with a marvelous panel of guests including the Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn, The Daily Line’s Heather Cherone, WGN’s Walter Jacobson, Chicago Newsroom’s Ken Davis, Anne Kavanagh of Media Pros 24/7, Lance Trover of Tusk Strategies, Dave Lundy of Aileron Communications, Hermene Hartman of N’Digo Magazine, Chris Varones of Aesop Communications Group, State Senator Daniel Biss and former Governor Pat Quinn. We also keep you up to date on all the...

Duration:01:59:23

Political strategist Becky Carroll: “I do think the advent of social media has forced campaigns and government entities to be more transparent”

11/2/2018
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Becky Carroll, founder and president of C-Strategies, joins Justin to discuss a variety of topics including the state of women in Illinois government, co-founding “Illinois Say No More,” an open letter regarding the pervasive culture of sexual harassment in Illinois politics, changing the culture of sexism and misogyny in politics, how the role of spokesperson has changed in the era of Trump, the importance of transparency in government, how communications has changed with the advent of...

Duration:00:22:58

What are the traits that make an athlete great?

11/2/2018
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Award-winning film director Gabe Polsky joins Justin and special guest Mary Sandberg Boyle to discuss his new film “In Search of Greatness.” Gabe talks about the science behind what makes someone the best in their field, the importance of creativity and imagination to great athletes, the concept of “rage to master,” the process of putting together the film, the benefits of being well-rounded and how greatness isn’t just related to sports. The Download with Justin Kaufmann Podcast is easy to...

Duration:00:18:04

How the Chopin Theatre helped revitalize Wicker Park

11/1/2018
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Zygmunt Dyrkacz and Lela Dyrkacz join Justin to discuss the history of the Chopin Theatre and the importance of the theater to the Wicker Park community. Zygmunt and Lela talk about the building that houses the Chopin Theatre being 100 years old, what they knew about the building when they bought it in 1990, what they learned about the building since 1990, what it means to be part of the theatrical community in Wicker Park, how the neighborhood has changed over […]

Duration:00:18:14

What separates North Lawndale College Prep from other high schools in Chicago?

10/26/2018
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It’s the “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. This morning, Justin speaks with Dr. Garland L. Thomas-McDavid, the President of North Lawndale College Prep, about what separates North Lawndale College Prep from other high schools in Chicago, the importance of students receiving compassion from their educational program, the core values of the high school and what they do to get their students prepared to not just graduate from high school but to graduate from...

Duration:00:06:40

How can we get Chicago’s homeless off the streets and into shelters?

10/19/2018
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It’s the “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. This morning, Justin speaks with Sol Flores, the founding Executive Director of La Casa Norte, the top organization serving homeless youth and families in Chicago. Sol talks about La Casa Norte’s mission, the amount of CPS children that don’t have a home, the importance of realizing that homelessness is not an identity, how the private sector can help Chicago’s homeless and if we are seeing a change in the way...

Duration:00:11:21

Political operative Victor Reyes: “Money has become the driving force behind competitive elected officials”

10/18/2018
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Attorney, former Hispanic Democratic Organization (HDO) chieftain and longtime aide to Mayor Daley Victor Reyes joins Justin to talk about his career, the upcoming Chicago mayoral race, why there are so few Latino candidates for mayor, why money has become the driving force behind competitive elected officials, how he started out in Chicago politics, the history of Latino politics in Chicago, the original goal of the HDO, if he misses being involved with government on a day-to-day basis, the...

Duration:00:22:02

Chicago Artist You Should Know: SoloSam

10/16/2018
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The incredible Chicago artist SoloSam joins Justin to talk about his career, his recent EP, “ITIS,” his new video for “Breezin’ & Coolin‘,” how he’s grown and improved in 2018, how the work he is doing now differs from his earlier material, how he was able to find his voice, how he continues to stay true to himself, what it means to be a Chicago artist, why the Chicago scene has been so successful, the importance of consistency and what […]

New Chicago Reader publisher Tracy Baim: “I wouldn’t have taken the Reader over if I didn’t think print could survive in an alternative weekly format in Chicago”

10/12/2018
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Journalist, author, filmmaker, Windy City Times owner and new Chicago Reader publisher Tracy Baim joins Justin for a great conversation about her new role at the Chicago Reader, what the Reader meant to her while she was growing up, wanting to curate a special print journalism experience, the importance of the digital format, what makes Chicago a special market for alternative weeklies, what the Reader does to survive, how her role at Windy City Times prepared her for this new […]

Duration:00:20:42