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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 (02/19/18): Ted Dabrowski wants to change the conversation about Illinois’ public pension system and Kasso reflects on the death of Cmdr. Paul Bauer

2/19/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 93(02/19/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Ted Dabrowski of Wirepoints.com to talk about his research service’s investigation into the root cause of Illinois’ fiscal problems, specifically why the term “unfunded pension” is a misnomer and what steps could be taken to fix the problem. Plus, Kasso and Carlin talk about the reaction to last week’s senseless shooting in Parkland and the tragic death of Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer. […]

Duration:00:59:45

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/12/18): Paul Vallas eyes a Chicago City Hall run against “lying” Rahm Emanuel and Kasso lays down ‘Dibs Law’

2/12/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 92(02/12/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Paul Vallas, former CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, to talk about a possible run for mayor of Chicago against Rahm Emanuel and why Vallas believes Rahm’s tenure at city hall has been bad for Chicago. Plus, Kasso and Carlin some recent Dibs Supreme Court rulings and announce some long overdue court appointments. Follow @John_Kass Follow @Paulvallas Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here...

Duration:01:05:44

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/06/18): Kristen McQueary escapes political hysteria to talk about how we distract ourselves, therapy pets, and Kasso crying

2/6/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 91(02/06/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial board member Kristen McQueary to talk about why men and women choose different things to try about, the pageantry of the Olympics, and recipes for cold weather beverages. Plus, Kasso and Carlin look at how media distracts the masses from dealing with serious issues in front of them. Follow @John_Kass Follow @statehousechick Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by...

Duration:00:55:48

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/29/18): Tregg Duerson discusses his father’s legacy, the need to protect children from CTE, and being invited by the NFL to SB LII. Plus, Scott Stantis and more…

1/29/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 90(01/29/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune Scott Stantis to answer questions from Facebook fans, the mystery behind the infamous GOP memo, and talk about the news of the day. Plus, Kasso sits down for a candid conversation with Tregg Duerson- Chicago Bears legend Dave Duerson- about his father’s battle with CTE, why the Duerson Act’s goal of banning children under 12 […]

Duration:00:58:22

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/22/18): The shutdown divide, Chef Carrie Nahabedian on her incredible career, and cats who hate Kasso

1/22/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 89(01/22/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by James Beard Award-winning and Michelin starred chef of NAHA and French-inspired Brindille, Carrie Nahabedian to talk about a recent Chicago Tribune story featuring Chef Carrie and other female restauranteurs promoting their proper place in Chicago’s world-famous restaurant tapestry. Chef Carrie also takes John on tour of her culinary story and looks at how passion drives everything she...

Duration:00:56:07

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/16/18): The words we use and how they’re used by others. Plus, Kasso remembers the great Milt Rosenberg

1/16/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Ep. 88(01/16/18): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary to debate the impact of President Trump’s ‘sh**hole’ remarks, look at the race for Illinois’ next governor, and present tips for ‘surviving’ an internet free home with young kids. Plus, Kasso remembers his friend and broadcast legend Milt Rosenberg. Follow @John_Kass Follow @StatehouseChick @DanProft Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode...

Duration:01:02:06

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/08/18): Dan Mihalopoulos looks at the year ahead in Illinois politics and what it’s like to leave the Tribune Tower for good

1/8/2018
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 87: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Dan Mihalopoulos with an analysis of Illinois candidate for Governor Chris Kennedy’s assertion that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is actively implementing a gentrification plan aimed at forcing minorities our of the Windy City. Dan also weighs in on the race for Chicago’s next mayor, leaving the illustrious Tribune Tower, and the future of professional soccer in Chicago. Plus, Kasso...

Duration:00:51:39

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (12/23/17): A Christmas gift for all and RCP’s Tom Bevan reviews 2017

12/24/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 86: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by co-founder and publisher of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan with a look at the top politico stories of 2017 and preview the major storylines of 2018. Plus, Kasso presents “The Christmas Gift: A new hope.” Follow @John_Kass Follow @TomBevanRCP Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here>

Duration:00:40:48

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (12/18/17): ‘The Darkest Hour,’ retail nightmares, and the future of humanity

12/18/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 85: This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary to talk about how parents handle holiday shopping with kids in tow. Plus, Kasso has a review of the new Winston Churchill period piece, The Darkest Hour. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JeanneIves Follow @SStantis Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here>

Duration:00:44:05

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (12/11/17): Sitting down with State Rep. Ives as she sets her sights on Gov. Rauner and the true story of St. Nicholas

12/11/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass, Episode 84: This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Illinois State Rep. Jeanne Ives(R-Wheaton) as she lays out her platform for Governor and discusses why she thinks Gov. Bruce Rauner is beatable in the March 2018 primary. Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Scott Stantis also weighs in on the race for governor. Plus, Kasso has a special message about St. Nicholas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JeanneIves Follow...

Duration:00:52:44

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (12/04/17): Inside the historic mayoral run-off of 2015 with Mike “Houli” Houlihan

12/4/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass-Ep 83(12/04/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by former features columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times and connoisseur of all things Chicago South Side Irish, Mike Houlihan. “Houli” shares anecdotes about working on Jesus “Chuy” Garcia’s 2015 mayoral campaign from his new book, Nothin’s On The Square: 82 Days on the Mayoral Campaign Trail, Making History in Chicago 2015. Plus, WGN/ABC reporter Ryan Burrow stops by to talk about what it is like […]

Duration:00:58:55

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (11/20/17): The Cooking Cop passes on turkey, Kasso’s Thanksgiving topics, and more…

11/20/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass-Ep 82 (11/20/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the “Cooking Cop” Peter Bella to talk turkey and the lack thereof on Peter’s Thanksgiving table. Plus, Thanksgiving recipes, tips for keeping things cordial this year and advice for topics of conversation that won’t lead to politics, sexual harassment, or terrible sports teams. Follow @John_Kass Follow @PVBella Follow @JPCarlin Check Out Peter “The Cooking Cop” Download this episode here by...

Duration:00:41:54

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (11/13/17): What it means to be a citizen soldier, the power of the Mongrol Hoard, and more…

11/13/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 81 (11/13/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Cartoonist Scott Stantis to break down the allegations against Alabama candidate for Senator, Judge Roy Moore. Stantis is from Alabama and spent many years covering Judge Moore, he brings his unique perspective to the table and adds a little perspective to the tumultuous history of Judge Moore. Also this week, Pack Master General, Head Rat Wrangler and leader […]

Duration:00:59:21

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (11/06/17): Baba Yaga and the DNC, Dan Proft and Kristen McQueary, and why Gov. Rauner won’t be re-elected

11/6/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 80 (11/06/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary to talk about sexual misconduct allegations sweeping through Hollywood and the Illinois Statehouse, how the DNC rigged the presidential primary, and adjusting to life as a soccer mom. Then senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute, co-founder of the Illinois Opportunity Project, and radio host Dan Proft stops by to talk about recent...

Duration:00:47:57

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/30/17): IL Comptroller Mendoza serves out justice, Pat Brady disagrees but that’s OK, and Kasso get Trekkie

10/30/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 79 (10/30/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by former federal prosecutor and head of the Illinois Republican Party Pat Brady to talk about the race for Governor, what the GOP’s goals are in the coming elections, and what’s next for Gov. Bruce Rauner. Then Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza joins the show to talk about her run-in with John “Quarters” Boyle and her possible political ambitions. Plus, Kasso wants […]

Duration:00:55:36

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/23/16): Thom Serafin previews the field for the IL gubernatorial race, how the internet has changed politics, and more…

10/23/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 78 (10/23/16): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by communications expert and political consultant Thom Serafin to look ahead at the Democratic field running against incumbent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. Thom also looks at how campaigning has changed in the era of big money and social media. Plus, Kasso finds a safe space for Sox fans on the South Side of Chicago and laments the media’s hyperbolic nature. Follow @John_Kass […]

Duration:00:42:43

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/16/17): RCP’s Tom Bevan on the collapse of political center and the connection to Harvey Weinstein

10/16/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/16/17): John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by co-founder and publisher of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan to figure a safe-space for John, explain the root cause of the Harvey Weinstein scandal rocking Hollywood, and the collapse of the political power center in D.C. changing the tone of politics. Plus, Kasso laments USMNT soccer missing the cut for the World Cup of Soccer. Follow @John_Kass Follow @TomBevanRCP Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by […]

Duration:00:41:41

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/09/17): Kasso’s 20th anniversary, why Gov. Rauner’s re-election bid just got tougher, and more…

10/9/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass Episode 76 (10/09/17): John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary to talk about the political fallout from Governor Bruce Rauner’s signing of an abortion funding bill, which Republicans may challenge Rauner, and what Democrats may do to capitalize on the latest developments. Also on the docket, dealing with angry rebuttals, Cubs fans (and Sox fans), and tips for the parents of youth soccer players. Plus, Kasso...

Duration:00:47:36

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/29/17): A new friend from Norway, the No Fans League, and a trip to Maine…

9/29/2017
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This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined talk about the recent drama surrounding the NFL (or No Fan League) and their recent trips to different states. Plus, visiting Norwegian journalist Mathias Nylenna from public radio in Norway joins the podcast to talk about the First Amendment, safe spaces, and the free exchange of thought. Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’ here

Duration:01:07:09

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/11/17): Thoughts on human nature in the face of natural a disaster, the dark side of football, and more…

9/11/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 74 (09/11/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by co-founder and publisher of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan on why President Trump work with Rep. Nancy Pelosi -over his own party, how the media is working against Trump’s agenda, and why liberals aren’t being forced to disavow the violent, left-wing Antifa. Editorial Cartoonist Scott Stantis stops by to his conservative reputation and gets to the bottom of Kass’ bum foot. […]

Duration:00:55:55

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