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  • Who will be the next Illinois Senate President?

    The Chicago Tribune’s award-winning investigative reporter Ray Long joins Justin to discuss all the big political news coming out of Springfield this week including ex-State Representative Luis Arroyo possibly pleading guilty in his federal corruption case, Speaker Madigan spending over $400, 000 in legal fees during the closing months of 2019, the explosive “rape in Champaign” email that rocked Springfield and who is going to be the next State Senate President. This is the podcast for The Justin Kaufmann Show. […]

  • Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match Elite 8: ‘The Fugitive’ vs. ‘Adventures in Babysitting’

    What is the best Chicago Movie of all-time? Is it Blues Brothers? Ferris Bueller? The Untouchables? We are down to the Elite 8 and it’s time for you to decide! Welcome to the No Holds Barred Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match. Two movies duke it out and only one can move to the next round. Tonight, improv great Rachel Claff is back to make the case for the great Harrison Ford vehicle “The Fugitve,” while WildClaw Theatre Artistic Director Josh Zagoren says nothing is […]

  • POLL: Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match Elite 8: ‘The Fugitive’ vs. ‘Adventures in Babysitting’

      Justin is on a quest to find the best Chicago movie of all-time. Cast your vote now and listen to WGN all month long.

  • What’s the best way to teach kids about classical music? It’s Bugs Bunny folks!

    Conductor George Daugherty joins Justin to discuss this weekend’s performance at Symphony Center of Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony. George talks about bringing this production to Chicago, how the iconic Looney Tunes taught children about classical music, what drew him to this project, the challenge of performing these original scores live, what makes this music so special and why it is important to keep the arts in school. This is the podcast for The Justin Kaufmann Show. […]

  • Does the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have an anti-Chicago bias?

    “How to Speak Midwestern” author, writer and friend of the Justin Kaufmann Show Edward McClelland joins Justin to discuss his piece in Chicago Magazine about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame possibly being anti-Chicago. Is the history of Chicago music not as influential as we think? I mean NO CHAKA KHAN? This is the podcast for The Justin Kaufmann Show. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin […]

  • Chicago kids are headed to Iowa to campaign for presidential candidates

    Student CJ Gordon joins Justin to discuss Mikva Challenge, which develops youth to be empowered, informed, and active citizens who will promote a just and equitable society. CJ talks about how he got involved with Mikva Challenge, his upcoming trip where he will spend three days campaigning for Presidential candidates in the lead up to the Iowa Caucuses, why he’s excited to be heading to Iowa, what he will be doing while he’s in Iowa, taking part in the Youth […]

  • Chalkbeat Chicago’s Cassie Walker Burke explains why Chicago teachers still haven’t received their promised raises

    Chalkbeat‘s Cassie Walker Burke joins Justin to break down some of the education stories happening now and what to expect in 2020. Cassie talks about the $33 million deal between Chicago schools and the city’s police department, Chicago’s problem with under-enrollment and the plan to solve it and why some CPS teachers haven’t seen their raises yet. This is the podcast for The Justin Kaufmann Show. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted […]

  • The Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match Elite 8: ‘The Blues Brothers’ vs. ‘Wayne’s World’

    What is the best Chicago Movie of all-time? Is it Adventures in Babysitting? The Fugitive? The Untouchables? We are down to the Elite 8 and it’s time for you to decide! Welcome to the No Holds Barred Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match. Tonight, two movies duke it out and only one can move to the next round. Tonight, it’s an SNL showdown as poet, radio host and activist Mario Smith argues for “The Blues Brothers” to advance to the Final 4, while […]

  • POLL: Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match Elite 8: ‘Blues Brothers’ vs. ‘Wayne’s World’

  • POLL: Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match Elite 8: ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ vs. ‘Risky Business’

      Justin is on a quest to find the best Chicago movie of all-time. Cast your vote now and listen to WGN all month long.

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