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

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The Carry Out 11-14-17: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified in front of Congress again today, this time to answer questions about whether or not he lied the last time he was there”

11/15/2017
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The Carry Out is the nightly segment where Justin reads the news so you don’t have to. Tonight’s top stories include the Senate moving tax reform along, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying before Congress, Duke taking on Michigan State at the United Center, the Chicago Blackhawks getting ready to play the Rangers tomorrow night, John Fox still coaching the Bears, winter baseball meetings getting underway and flames shooting through the roof of the Blommer Chocolate Factory. Follow...

Duration: 00:07:30


Jiobit wants to improve the way we monitor our children

11/15/2017
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It’s Tuesday night so that means we have another episode of “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. Tonight, Justin speaks with John Renaldi, CEO and Co-Founder of Jiobit, a company that makes wearable tracking devices for kids. John talks about the traumatic experience that led him to start the company, the general lack of awareness about wearable tracking devices, the challenges that go along with GPS tracking, what he learned from working at Motorola that he brings...

Duration: 00:15:40


Do you know what’s The Worst? Hearing about someone else’s dreams

11/15/2017
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It’s Tuesday night so that means it is time to come together and collectively complain and bemoan about #TheWorst things in society…for prizes! Tonight, Justin is joined by the always delightful Abby McEnany and T.J. Jagodowski! Do you know what’s the worst? When your 12 year old daughter still believes in Santa, but you really want to take credit for all the gifts you bought. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann airs Monday through...

Duration: 00:32:58


The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 11-14-17

11/15/2017
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We have a wonderful show for you tonight! Justin chats with Jiobit CEO and Co-founder John Renaldi about improving ways we monitor our kids, journalist and author Jonathan Eig tells us about his new book, “Ali: A Life,” the hilarious Jordan Klepper talks about his Chicago roots and his new Comedy Central series, “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper,” Calvin Johnson, indie-rock royalty and the founder of the iconic K Records, discusses his great career and recent Selector Dub Narcotic record...

Duration: 02:04:26


K Records founder and D.I.Y. champion Calvin Johnson: “What’s beautiful about the industry right now is that music is so accessible”

11/14/2017
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Calvin Johnson, indie-rock legend and owner of the influential K Records in Olympia, Washington, joins Justin to discuss the memories he has of playing in Chicago, the history of K Records, why he decided to start a record label, the relationship between K Records and Sub Pop Records, what the music scene was like in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1980’s, why a lot of the most interesting music came from places outside of major cities, the balance between running […]

Duration: 00:18:03


‘The Opposition’ host Jordan Klepper: “The culture in the Chicago improv scene is one of creativity, brainstorming and saying ‘yes’ to ideas”

11/14/2017
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Comedian Jordan Klepper, host of the new Comedy Central series, “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper,” joins Justin to talk about how the show is going after being on the air for a little over a month, the discipline required to do a nightly talk show, the adjustment he has made from being a correspondent on “The Daily Show” to being the boss on “The Opposition,” how the character he plays on “The Opposition” has evolved as the show progresses, the […]

Duration: 00:12:12


Muhammad Ali biographer Jonathan Eig: “As much as he wanted to be admired and seen as this important rebel, he really just wanted to be loved”

11/14/2017
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Journalist and author Jonathan Eig joins Justin to discuss his remarkable biography of Muhammad Ali, “Ali: A Life.” Jonathan talks about the book being the only definitive biography of Muhammed Ali, if there was any temptation to make this project an authorized biography, how the book often debunks popular Muhammed Ali stories, the chance encounter that led Ali to becoming a boxer, what boxing was like in the late 1950’s, how Ali got his nickname, “The Louisville Lip,” how Ali’s […]

Duration: 00:29:07


Bears Insider Adam Hoge: “John Fox has a lot to overcome in these last 7 games and I just do not see a scenario where he does enough to save his job”

11/14/2017
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It’s time for another episode of “Monday Evening Quarterback!” Tonight, Justin and WGN Bears Insider Adam Hoge break down the Bears embarrasing home loss to the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers. Adam and Justin talk about how the team was prepared (or not prepared) coming off a bye week, John Fox’s controversial challenge, the conservative play-calling from Dowell Lowgains, the questionable personnel decisions on both sides of the ball, the disappointing performance from the defense and...

Duration: 00:32:00


Live from Studio 435: TASHA

11/14/2017
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The incredibly gifted artist TASHA joins Justin in-studio to talk about her career, following a path that a lot of Chicago artists follow at Young Chicago Authors and Louder Than a Bomb, when she decided to pick up the guitar, the process of writing songs, the similarity between her poems and her songs, how her music has evolved, the role activism plays in her life and music, the amazing Chicago music scene, her 2016 EP, “Divine Love” and her show with […]

Duration: 00:33:42


The Carry Out 11-10-17: “Louis C.K. was dropped from HBO, Netflix, FX, TBS and his new film is being shelved, which begs the question, ‘Why was he employed by all of Hollywood?'”

11/11/2017
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The Carry Out is the nightly segment where Justin reads the news so you don’t have to. Tonight’s top stories include comedian Louis C.K. apologizing for sexual misconduct, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore saying he may have dated teenagers when he was in his 30’s, more and more Republican members of Congress announcing they are retiring, the Northwestern basketball Wildcats winning their opening game against Loyola (of Maryland and not of Rogers Park), the Bulls losing to the Indiana...

Duration: 00:10:18


How do we make sure veterans get the treatment they deserve?

11/10/2017
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Dr. Michael Mann joins Justin to discuss his book, “Mission Betrayed: How the VA Really Fails America’s Vets.” Dr. Mann talks about his time working at the VA and why he wrote the book, the 2014 VA “wait list” scandal, how his book merely scratches the surface of all the problems at the VA, how the VA has evolved as a box-checking bureaucracy, the lessons we can learn from the failure of the VA, why the VA is only concerned with […]

Duration: 00:12:01


The Carry Out 11-9-17: “Note for next scandal is don’t have the auditor of Alabama speak for you”

11/10/2017
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The Carry Out is the nightly segment where Justin reads the news so you don’t have to. Tonight’s top stories include Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore being accused of making sexual advances toward a 14-year-old girl, Louis CK being accused of sexual misconduct by 5 women in a bombshell report by the New York Times, a former Donald Trump bodyguard saying Trump was offered 5 women at a Moscow hotel, President Trump saying he had great chemistry with China President Xi Jinping, the […]

Duration: 00:10:11


What are the root causes that drive countries to commit mass atrocities against civilians and what can be done to stop it?

11/9/2017
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Naomi Kikoler, Deputy Director of the Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, joins Justin to discuss the root causes that drive countries or rogue states to commit mass atrocities against civilians and what can be done in our modern era to stop it before it begins. Naomi talks about the enormity of the crisis, her “Bearing Witness” trips to see these atrocities first-hand, why the U.S. and other governments have been determined to defeat […]

Duration: 00:17:27


The Carry Out 11-8-17: “Jason Heyward won the Gold Glove last night and promptly accepted the award and weakly grounded it to second”

11/9/2017
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The Carry Out is the nightly segment where Justin reads the news so you don’t have to. Tonight’s top stories include last night’s election results being a positive for Democrats, former President Barack Obama showing up for jury duty in Chicago, Chance the Rapper showing up at City Council, Panera buying Au Bon Pain, the Bulls losing to the Raptors, ESPN doing a lengthy piece on former Bull Jimmy Butler, Danny Trevathan suffering a calf injury, Jason Heyward winning a […]

Duration: 00:08:30


The Download’s Swap Meet: “Do I break the toilet seat to get the cash or try to sell the whole toilet seat?”

11/9/2017
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It’s Wednesday night so that means it’s time for the Swap Meet! Greg Flamm aka The DuPage Picker is here to evaluate your stuff! Do you have “Star Wars” action figures in the original package? What about a Black Sabbath CD signed by Ozzy Osbourne? Want to know how much and RCA Entertainment Center from the 1960’s might be worth? You have the questions and Greg has the answers! It’s “The Swap Meet!” Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann […]

Duration: 00:35:30


Does the quality of your education really just have to do with geography?

11/9/2017
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Tasha Green Cruzat, President of Voices for Illinois Children, joins Justin to discuss the results of the 2017 Illinois Kids Count Report. Tasha talks about the perpetual budget crisis in Illinois and the data in the 2017 report that finds, more often than not, we give low-income and minority students in Illinois less effective teachers, less experienced principals, a less rigorous curriculum, and fewer resources. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with...

Duration: 00:15:08


Why was Chance the Rapper scolding Chicago alderman?

11/9/2017
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The Daily Line‘s Mike Fourcher joins Justin for his weekly visit to break down the top local political stories making news this week including Barack Obama showing up for jury duty, Chance the Rapper accusing the city of having misplaced priorities, the Illinois House failing to override Governor Rauner’s veto of union-backed legislation that would have prevented local governments from establishing “right-to-work” zones and lawmakers passing a package of bills and resolutions in response to...

Duration: 00:15:26


The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 11-8-17

11/9/2017
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What an amazing show we have for you this evening! On tonight’s episode of The Download, The Daily Line’s Mike Fourcher checks-in from Springfield to give an update on the veto session, Aaron Elster tells us his incredible story of surviving the Holocaust, Tasha Green Cruzat, President of Voices for Illinois Children, discusses the results of the 2017 Illinois Kids Count Report, we hear some live music from the great Australian musician Paul Kelly and since it’s Wednesday, The DuPage Picker...

Duration: 02:18:42


Get to know Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly

11/8/2017
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The tremendous Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly joins Justin to talk about his great career, how often he is able to tour the United States, the differences between touring at home in Australia and here in the states, his ability to play a number of different styles of music, the importance of the written word to his craft, the process of creating a song, how his career has evolved and his latest record, “Life is Fine.” Paul (along with singers Vika […]

Duration: 00:17:13


The incredible story of Holocaust survivor Aaron Elster: “It’s important that young people understand what human beings are capable of doing to one another”

11/8/2017
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Holocaust survivor Aaron Elster and Shoshana Buchholz-Miller from the Illinois Holocaust Museum join Justin to discuss the groundbreaking Take a Stand Center, which utilizes technology to enable a first-in-the-world “conversation” with 13 recorded Holocaust Survivors via 3-D holography. Shoshana talks about the origins of the Take a Stand Center and the importance of technology to tell the story of Holocaust survivors. Aaron talks about his experience being part of the exhibition and tells...

Duration: 00:29:09

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