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  • The Carry Out 4-19-18: “They are closing the Carson’s in Lincolnwood? Where am I going to get my rayon shirts for when I club DJ?”

    The Carry Out is the nightly segment where Justin reads the news so you don’t have to. Tonight’s top stories include Rudy Giuliani joining President Trump’s legal team, Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown announcing her run for Chicago mayor, Toni Preckwinkle becoming the head of the Cook County Democrats, Carson’s closing after the parent company failed to find a buyer, the Cubs beating the Cardinals at Wrigley, the Sox getting set to take on the Astros at home this weekend, the Bears opening […]

  • What makes streetwear designer Fat Tiger stand out in a crowded fashion field?

    King Rello, Joe Freshgoods, Vic Lloyd and Des Money from streetwear designer and fashion group Fat Tiger join Justin to talk about their deal with the movie “Rampage,” how they are a true independent power, the impact they have on popular culture, staying true to their Chicago roots, the uniqueness of their products, how they like to tell stories through their clothes, how they manage to set trends in the fashion industry and how their biggest weapon is their authenticity. Follow […]

  • Do you have the best Chicago accent?

    “How to Speak Midwestern” author Edward McClelland joins Justin for another episode of the “Chicago Accent Challenge!” Do you think that you have the greatest Chicago accent? Well, let Justin and Ted be the judges! This is the BEST SEGMENT EVER! 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

  • Video: Live from Studio 435: Frisbie

    Frisbie (Liam Davis, Gerald Dowd, Steve Frisbie), one of the all-time great Chicago bands, join Justin in-studio to talk about the trajectory of their career, how their music continues to live on, how they approach the band in 2018, the plans for writing and recording new music and their upcoming 20th anniversary show at Martyrs’. The band also plays a couple of songs live in-studio including “Shine” and a brand new tune called “Long Shot.” Frisbie!   Follow Justin on Twitter and […]

  • Chicago Cares CEO Jenne Myers: “Volunteering is such a piece of someone’s heart and their humanity and who they are”

    Chicago Cares CEO Jenne Myers joins Justin to talk about National Volunteer Month, the volunteering goals of Chicago Cares, how volunteering should be more ingrained in our culture, what we need to do get there, how Chicago Cares deals with the various times during the year when volunteering is down, the incentive for small businesses to get involved in volunteering and the upcoming 25th annual Serve-a-Thon. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann airs Monday through Friday […]

  • The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 4-19-18

    What an amazing show we have for you! On tonight’s episode of The Download, Justin speaks with Chicago Cares CEO Jenne Myers about the importance of volunteering and the upcoming Serve-a-Thon, Jay Chandrasekhar, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Kevin Heffernan of the Broken Lizard comedy group talk about their new film, “Super Troopers 2,” the tremendous local band Frisbie chat about their upcoming 20th anniversary show at Martyrs’ (and also play a few songs live!), the crew from Fat Tiger explain what […]

  • After 30 years together the cast of “Super Troopers 2” is still making each other laugh

    The cast of “Super Troopers 2,” featuring the Broken Lizard ensemble of Jay Chandrasekhar, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Kevin Heffernan, join Justin to chat about the sequel to their 2001 cult classic film. The guys talk about what it was like getting back into their characters, how they approached creating a sequel, the challenge of avoiding doing the same jokes that worked so well in the first film, when they realized that “Super Troopers” was going to be a phenomenon, the importance […]

  • The Download’s Swap Meet: “You did not put the baseball cards in the spokes of your bicycle, did you?”

    It’s Wednesday so it’s time for the Swap Meet! Greg Flamm aka The DuPage Picker is here to evaluate your stuff! Do you think that your Mary Todd Lincoln doll head is worth some dough? Have a mint copy of Herb Alpert’s “Whipped Cream & other Delights” LP? Wondering if your VHS copy of the Bears v. Patriots Super Bowl (complete with commercials) will make you rich? You have the questions and Greg has the answers! It’s “The Swap Meet!” Follow Justin on Twitter and give him […]

  • Award-winning journalist Sylvia Ewing explores the connections between blues and hip hop

    Journalist and event producer Syliva Ewing joins Justin to discuss the relationship between blues and hip hop, what attracts her to the blues, the legacy of Chicago blues music, what makes a great story and her event co-hosting “The Blues Hip Hop Experience” this Saturday at Governors State University. 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

  • The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 4-18-18

    We have a great show for you this evening! On tonight’s truncated episode of The Download, award-winning journalist Sylvia Ewing talks about the connections between blues and hip hop and an upcoming event she’s hosting at Governors State University, we introduce you to Grammy nominated producer Kosine and since it’s Wednesday, we end the show with a visit from The DuPage Picker who is here to evaluate your stuff on “The Swap Meet!” Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The […]