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  • Mollie and Pete Save Everything: “Do you suffer from furnace anxiety?”

    From the people who brought you Mollie and Pete Save Christmas, this is the Mollie and Pete Save Everything podcast. Instead of breaking down a Hallmark Christmas movie, Mollie and Pete discuss what they have been up to this week including preparing for the Chicago Marathon, dealing with annoying people at the gym, buying new appliances and what to do when you suffer from furnace anxiety. You can buy Mollie’s cards here and you can listen to Extension 720 with Justin Kaufmann here.

  • An Extension 720 with Justin Kaufmann Special: What is the impact of gun violence on one South Side neighborhood?

    Tonight, a special edition of Extension 720 with Justin Kaufmann. We go to the Back of the Yards neighborhood to talk with those who live with Chicago violence every day. We hear from those who are rarely heard. Stories of teenagers, young mothers and the formerly incarcerated, trying to survive on the South Side of Chicago. We also explore the organizations that are fighting the uphill battle to provide relief. Marj Halperin co-hosts tonight as we present stories and conversation […]

  • Automatic berths in the Paralympics are at stake at this year’s Chicago Marathon

    Paralympian (2004 Silver Medalist) and University of Illinois Wheelchair Track Head Coach Adam Bleakney joins Justin on Extension 720 to talk about the upcoming Chicago Marathon and how some para-athletes will be competing for a slot on Team USA at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Coach Bleakney talks about having the Olympic trials in Chicago, the advantages of having the trials at the Chicago Marathon, the deep field that will be competing for a slot on Team USA, what […]

  • Planned Parenthood of Illinois President and CEO Jennifer Welch on the decision to pull out of the federal Title X program

    Jennifer Welch, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, joins Justin on Extension 720 to discuss Planned Parenthood of Illinois’ decision to leave the Title X program. Jennifer talks about what Title X is, why they ultimately decided to withdraw from receiving Title X funds, the broad range of services Planned Parenthood of Illinois provides for people, the amount of patients that Planned Parenthood of Illinois serves and and what the future now holds for Planned Parenthood of Illinois. […]

  • Extension 720’s Swap Meet: “It always helps if you have something with Disney on it”

    It’s back! And better than ever!  Greg Flamm aka The DuPage Picker is here to evaluate your collectibles on the Swap Meet! Have you ever wondered how much that old Chicago Bulls poster is worth? How about that vintage Ozzie Guillen bobble-head? Have an old state of Illinois road map? It could be worth something and Greg is here to evaluate it! It’s the Swap Meet! This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and […]

  • What does the release of new information regarding the police shooting of Laquan McDonald mean for Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson’s future?

    Heather Cherone, Chicago City Hall reporter and Managing Editor of The Daily Line, joins Justin on Extension 720 to talk about the possibility of a Chicago teachers strike next week and the city releasing files from the inspector general’s probe of the fatal Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald. This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you […]

  • Tuesday Evening Quarterback with Bears Insider Adam Hoge: “One legitimate touchdown drive is not a formula for winning in the NFL”

    It’s a special Tuesday edition of the “Monday Evening Quarterback!” Tonight, Justin and WGN Bears Insider Adam Hoge break down the Bears disappointing 24-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders in London. Adam and Justin talk about the success the Raiders had running the ball on the Bears defense, how the Raiders were able to control Khalil Mack, the atrocious performance by the offense in the first half of the game, why Mitch Trubisky needs to come back and play better when he […]

  • Chicago’s first lady Amy Eshleman on the 10-year anniversary of YOUmedia and the importance of after-school programs for Chicago’s youth

    Youmedia co-founders Amy Eshleman and Nichole Pinkard along with YOUmedia teen librarian Taylor Bayless join Justin on Extension 720 to talk about the 10th anniversary of YOUmedia, the digital learning space at 19 Chicago Public Library locations. Amy, Nichole and Taylor talk about the work that YOUmedia has done over the last decade, where the idea for YOUmedia came from, how they were initially able to get youth in the door, how they are able to keep Chicago youth engaged, […]

  • All Together Now! co-owner Erin Carlman Weber: “We really did want to create a place that people felt comfortable hanging out in”

    It’s “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. Tonight, Justin speaks with All Together Now! co-owner Erin Carlman Weber about where the idea for the business (a combination bottle shop, all-day eatery and market) comes from, the historical precedent for this type of business in the neighborhood, how they make sure they are providing the right products for the neighborhood, the importance of staying ahead of trends and paying attention to what their customers ask for, the biggest challenge […]

  • Common Ground Foundation is using mentoring to help keep Chicago’s youth off the streets

    Leslie Pappas, Executive Director of the Common Ground Foundation, joins Justin on Extension 720 to talk about what Chicago needs most: Young leaders. Leslie talks about Common Ground Foundation‘s goal of providing inner-city youth with mentoring and college preparation programs, the way they are able to empower students to help achieve their goals, how they make sure their mentors aren’t out of touch with today’s students, the role the private sector plays in supporting Chicago’s youth, why Chicago is a […]

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