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Photographer Kevin Nance and the ‘Way We Live Now’: “The hardest thing about photography is knowing what to photograph”

10/22/2017
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Photographer Kevin Nance and friend of the show Tony Fitzpatrick join Dave Hoekstra for a conversation on The Way We Live Now, and ongoing show featuring Nance’s street photography at AdventureLand Gallery (1513 N. Western).

Duration: 00:13:42


A look at the Chicago Food Encyclopedia: “Food reveals a lot about the city”

10/22/2017
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Dave Hoekstra talks with Colleen Taylor Sen, Michael Gebert and Bruce Kraig, editors of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, an A-to-Z look at the city and its food featuring recipes, restaurants, food companies, and more. From Italian Beef to Cohasset Punch, they discuss how Chicago’s rich ethnic history and position at the crossroads of America have informed it’s culinary culture, and more.

Duration: 00:28:57


At home with Jeff Daniels: Music, Midwest roots and making Al Kaline cry

10/21/2017
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Emmy Award winning actor, playwright and musician Jeff Daniels joins Dave Hoekstra for a conversation on music and life in the Midwest ahead of his upcoming gig at City Winery on October 26. He talks about balancing his film work and his passion for music, and his approach to writing song vs plays, staying true to his Michigan roots and the ‘feel’ of artists from the Midwest, his thoughts on Bruce Springsteen heading to Broadway, and more. Video by Jon […]

Duration: 00:30:56


Do You Know What’s The Worst? The Cubs playoff batting average

10/18/2017
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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 hilarious Robyn Scott and Nate DuFort! Do you know what’s The Worst? When you fist bump someone, but they are ready for a handshake. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann airs Monday through Friday from 7 pm. to 11 pm on @WGNRadio

Duration: 00:33:03


What can we expect from Mayor Emanuel’s 2018 spending plan?

10/18/2017
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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 tonight’s Illinois Democratic gubernatorial primary forum, what we can expect from Mayor Emanuel’s 2018 spending plan and CTU President Karen Lewis recovering from a stroke. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann airs Monday through Friday from 7 pm. to 11 pm on @WGNRadio

Duration: 00:16:37


The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 10-17-17

10/18/2017
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We have a great show for you tonight! Justin welcomes The Daily Line’s Mike Fourcher for a special Tuesday night visit to break down tonight’s gubernatorial forum and give us an update on CTU President Karen Lewis’ health, the hilarious comedian, actress and cabaret singer Bridget Everett talks about her career and upcoming show at the Park West, Northwestern professor and author Wendy Pearlman discusses her book, “We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria” and since it’s...

Duration: 01:43:16


Author and political science professor Wendy Pearlman: “Syrians risk their lives and many gave their lives for the basic freedoms that many of us take for granted”

10/17/2017
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Northwestern professor and author Wendy Pearlman joins Justin to discuss her latest book, “We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria.” Wendy talks about going to the Middle East to collect these stories, the brutal dictatorship of the al-Assad regimes, how Bashar Hafez al-Assad said he would bring political change to Syria, why many Syrians had hope when al-Assad took over from his father, why the Syrians feel betrayed and abandoned and believe the rest of the world let […]

Duration: 00:32:30


Comedian, actor and cabaret singer Bridget Everett: “The thing about Chicago that is so special and so unique is that it’s a really exciting and electric place to perform”

10/17/2017
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The hilarious comedian, actor and cabaret singer Bridget Everett joins Justin to talk about her career, how she stumbled into cabaret, the importance of finding the right balance in her live performance, making the transition from the stage to television and film, her star turn in the 2017 hit movie, “Patti Cake$,” how she continues to challenge herself and what we can expect at her show this Thursday night at Park West. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The […]

Duration: 00:12:26


The Carry Out 10-16-17: “The Bears did everything they possibly could to lose that game to a team that was doing the exact same thing”

10/17/2017
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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 President Trump saying Congress is working on a short-term solution to healthcare, Chinese officials saying their space station will crash to earth, the Cubs losing the first two games of the NLCS to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Bears getting a big win against the Ravens and Orkin naming Chicago the “rattiest” city in the United States. Follow Justin […]

Duration: 00:07:40


Live from Studio 435: Sunshine Boys

10/17/2017
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The terrific Chicago-based trio Sunshine Boys join Justin in Studio 435 to talk about how the band came together, how their individual styles meld well together, the interesting way they came up with their band name, the collaborative nature of the Chicago music scene, using crowdsourcing to fund their music, their eagerly anticipated debut record, “Blue Music,” and their upcoming show at Martyrs’. The trio also perform a few songs including “Billy Boy,” “Schoolyard Bully” and “Tripping...

Duration: 00:35:11


Bears Insider Adam Hoge: “The Bears don’t win that game without Mitch Trubisky”

10/17/2017
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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 thrilling 27-24 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Adam and Justin talk about the defense finally getting some takeaways, the continued improvement of Kyle Fuller, the dominant play of Danny Trevathan, why the Bears ran the ball so much, the promise shown by Mitchell Trubisky, the mistakes made by the special teams and what we can expect as the Bears get set to...

Duration: 00:33:17


The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 10-16-17

10/17/2017
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We have a marvelous show to start the week! On tonight’s episode of The Download, the great writer Dave Eggers chats about his wonderful career and about receiving the 2017 Carl Sandburg Literary Award, Bears Insider Adam Hoge breaks down the Bears thrilling victory over the Baltimore Ravens, Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori talks about her career and the current production of “Fun Home,” playing at the Victory Gardens Theater and we end the show in Studio 435 with some terrific...

Duration: 02:10:55


‘Fun Home’ co-creator and Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori: “Chicago audiences understand theater in a different way”

10/16/2017
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Tony Award-winning composer and Broadway star Jeanine Tesori joins Justin to talk about her amazing career, what drew her to musicals, how she first came to work on the musical “Fun Home,” the process of taking someone else’s words and putting them into music, the amount of time it takes to get a production to an Off-Broadway stage, how “Fun Home” pushed the boundaries of musicals, consistently being amazed at the power of music, what it is like to work on […]

Duration: 00:30:39


Best-selling author Dave Eggers: “Chicago is the middle of the middle and the heart of the heart”

10/16/2017
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The great author, editor and publisher Dave Eggers joins Justin to talk about his wonderful career, growing up in Lake Forest, attending the University of Illinois, being a part of an incredible legacy of Chicago writers, how he has diversified his writing, the importance of challenging himself to try new things, the amount of research that goes into each project, his work with 826 National and receiving the 2017 Carl Sandburg Literary Award. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on...

Duration: 00:12:50


The Carry Out 10-13-17: “The Bears have become the second fiddle sports story in this town which is probably a great thing for all parties involved”

10/14/2017
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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 President Trump addressing the Values Voter Summit, President Trump taking on healthcare, immigration and the Iran nuclear deal, Alderman Ameya Pawar dropping out of the gubernatorial race, the Cubs beating the Nationals in the NLDS, the Bears getting ready to take on the Ravens on Sunday, the Blackhawks welcoming the Nashville Predators to the UC on Saturday and a man...

Duration: 00:08:28


The Download’s Week That Was: “Preckwinkle and Pop, and Cubs, oh my!”

10/13/2017
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Journalist Lauren Cohn and Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Jeff Coen join Justin to recap all the stories making news this week including the repeal of the pop tax, “MoldGate” and the Strasburg saga, the Cubs beating the Nationals in the NLDS, the controversy surrounding Harvey Weinstein, Mike Ditka’s controversial comments about oppression, the U.S. men soccer team failing to qualify for the World Cup, President Trump hailing the return of ‘Merry Christmas,’ the NFL and the ongoing...

Duration: 00:48:50


What does it take to elevate the art of sales?

10/13/2017
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It’s a special Friday night edition of “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. Tonight, Justin speaks with GrowthPlay co-founder and managing director Amy Dordek about how GrowthPlay came to be, the importance of finding the right people for a specific job, the variety of ways to drive growth, rethinking the way we approach sales, why you need to make sure the sales department is aligned with the executives and how to best deal with sales frustration. Follow Justin […]

Duration: 00:14:22


The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 10-13-17

10/13/2017
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We have a terrific show to end the week! On tonight’s episode of The Download, Justin speaks with GrowthPlay co-founder and managing director Amy Dordek about elevating the art of the sale, we reload another busy week of news with journalist Lauren Cohn and Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Jeff Coen and we end the show with a visit from “Check, Please” host Catherine De Orio who previews the 17th season of the show and tells us about her effort to […]

Duration: 01:35:57


‘Check, Please’ host Catherine De Orio is dedicated to getting kids interested in the culinary arts

10/13/2017
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“Check, Please” host Catherine De Orio joins Justin to preview the 17th season of the hit restaurant review program and also tell us about her work for the Kendall College Trust. Catherine talks about going to culinary school at Kendall College, how her experience at Kendall College helps her at “Check, Please,” why she decided to make the transition from being a lawyer to getting involved in the culinary arts, how her legal background helps with her work at the […]

Duration: 00:18:12


Chicago International Film Festival Founder and CEO Michael Kutza: “I like Chicago talent and I think it’s important that we honor Chicago talent”

10/12/2017
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Michael Kutza, the award-winning filmmaker and founder and CEO for the Chicago International Film Festival, joins Justin to talk about putting on a festival of this magnitude, what he looks for in the films that are chosen to be in the festival, the importance of having Hollywood films being a part of the festival, the challenge of getting people to watch some of the more obscure films, why the film “Marshall” is opening the festival, what the film festival circuit […]

Duration: 00:32:59

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