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  • The Carry Out 9-22-17: “The only way the Bears win is if Mike Glennon throws for 300 and runs for 150”

    The Carry Out is the nightly segment where Justin reads the news so you don’t have to. Tonight’s top stories include Senator John McCain saying he would vote ‘No’ on the new healthcare bill, President Trump being in a Twitter war with Kim Jong-un, London kicking Uber out of town, former Bears Brandon Marshall putting his Chicago condo on the market, rumors swirling that Kylie Jenner is pregnant, the Cubs holding off the Milwaukee Brewers, the Sox beating the Astros […]

  • What will it take for Chicago to be a global leader in the medical field?

    It’s a special Friday night episode of “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. Tonight, Justin speaks with Dr. Suzet McKinney, CEO/Executive Director of the Illinois Medical District about what it means for Chicago to have a medical district, the mission to drive economic growth for Chicago and the state of Illinois, the effort to make people aware of the Illinois Medical District, if Chicago can be a global leader in the biotech industry, trying to attract private sector […]

  • The Download Presents The Week That Was: “Trump and McCain, and Madigan, oh my!”

    Journalist Kevin Warwick and WTTW‘s Paris Schutz join Justin to recap all the stories making news this week including the ongoing attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, Jimmy Kimmel going viral for his battle over the proposed GOP healthcare bill, President Trump’s address to the United Nations, the race to replace Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Hillary Clinton‘s book tour, Sean Spicer‘s Emmy appearance, Uber losing its license to operate in London, Hurricane Maria causing devastation in Puerto Rico, the homeless in “tent […]

  • The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 9-22-17

    We have a terrific show for you to wrap up the week! On tonight’s episode of The Download, Illinois Medical District Executive Director Suzet McKinney tells us about her mission to take make Chicago a global leader in the medical field, we reload another busy week in news with journalist Kevin Warwick and WTTW’s Paris Schutz and U.K. singer-songwriter Dan Croll chats about his career and latest record, “Emerging Adulthood.” Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with […]

  • Get to know U.K. singer-songwriter Dan Croll

    The tremendously talented singer-songwriter Dan Croll joins Justin to talk about his young career, getting into music at a relatively late age, how a rugby injury led him on his musical path, the music scene in Liverpool and how that informs his music, approaching pop music from a different angle, making the choice to record the album in Atlanta with notable producer Ben Allen, how often he comes through Chicago, a recent show at Lincoln Hall and his latest record, […]

  • The Carry Out 9-20-17: “When you see Dwyane Wade at the Emmys you don’t think Chicago Bulls you just think how does that guy have no sleeves on his tuxedo”

    The Carry Out is the nightly segment where Justin reads the news so you don’t have to. Tonight’s top stories include the GOP moving fast to repeal and replace Obamacare, the race for Illinois attorney general heating up, Hurricane Maria causing devastation in Puerto Rico, the Cubs wrapping up their 2 game series against the Rays, the Sox playing the Astros in Houston, Kyle Long and Markus Wheaton both looking to play against the Steelers on Sunday, the New York […]

  • Public relations expert Eric Sedler: “I don’t really see a lot of successful campaigns out there that are not grounded in fact”

    Eric Sedler, Managing Partner at Kivvit, a public strategies and communications firm, joins Justin to talk about his illustrious career, the candidates who are lining up to replace Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the importance of using media to win elections, the idea of the campaign ad changing, the evolution of public policy advertising, the strategy involved in putting out corporate fires, how visible companies should be on social media, if Chicago is a unique city when it comes to public […]

  • The Download’s Swap Meet: “You either go on eBay or you park your van on Western and try to sell it there”

    It’s Wednesday night so that means it’s time for the Swap Meet sponsored by Wolff’s Flea Market!  Greg Flamm aka The DuPage Picker is here to take stock of your collectibles. Want to find out how much your old Lionel Train collection is worth? Feel like bragging about that old Elvis Presley concert program?  Have a baseball signed by Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris? 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 […]

  • The Hideout is turning 21 and throwing a party to celebrate!

    The Hideout‘s co-owners Tim and Katie Tuten join Justin to preview this weekend’s big Hideout Block Party. Tim and Katie talk about why they are bringing the festival back in this iteration, the themes they are putting forward this weekend, how a lot of the artists that are participating are turning 60 this year, the great Steve Albini curating Sunday’s Electrical Audio anniversary celebration and how this weekend celebrates the community around The Hideout. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a […]

  • Who is the favorite to replace Lisa Madigan as Illinois attorney general?

    The Daily Line‘s Mike Fourcher joins Justin for his weekly visit to break down the top local political stories making news this week. Mike and Justin talk about Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announcing she will not be seeking re-election and some of the candidates who are lining up to replace her. 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