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  • The Daily Line’s Heather Cherone: “I don’t think Eddie Johnson is in danger of losing his pension”

    Heather Cherone, Chicago City Hall reporter and Managing Editor of The Daily Line, joins Justin to discuss the week in politics including the latest on the controversy surrounding the firing of Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, what we know about acting Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck,  the FOP looking for an 18% pay raise over 3 years and the Chicago Aldermanic Black Caucus wanting to delay the sale of legal weed in the city until next summer. This is the podcast for The Justin Kaufmann […]

  • The Swap Meet: “Keeping the box is key or buy two and play with one”

    It’s Wednesday so that means it’s time to brag about your old stuff! Greg Flamm aka The DuPage Picker is here to evaluate the junk you want to brag about on the Swap Meet! Do you have any old Matchbox cars that you want to sell? Are you still hanging on to that classic Marshall Field Christmas ornament? Finally ready to sell all of those old copies of Life Magazine? You have the questions and Greg has the answers! It’s the Swap […]

  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater Artistic Director Barbara Gaines: “Binge-watching has changed the arts”

    Barbara Gaines, founder and artistic director of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, joins Justin to discuss directing the new production of “Romeo & Juliet,” which is running through December 22nd. Barbara also talks about directing “Romeo & Juliet” for the first time, why she decided to take on this challenge now, how “Romeo and Juliet” is, at its core, an anti-violence play, why the works of Shakespeare still resonate today, how they deal with the sudden departure of a cast member, Shakespeare’s profound […]

  • The Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match: ‘Backdraft’ vs. ‘Adventures in Babysitting’

    What is the best Chicago Movie of all-time? Is it The Blues Brothers? Ferris? The Untouchables?  Uncle Buck? Cooley High? We are down to the Sweet 16 and it’s time for you to decide. Welcome to the No Holds Barred Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match. Tonight, 2 movies duke it out and only one can move to the next round. The Heckler‘s Brad Zibung thinks “Backdraft” is the best Chicago movie while WildClaw Theatre Artistic Director Josh Zagoren says you […]

  • The Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match: ‘The Blues Brothers’ vs. ‘Uncle Buck’

    What is the best Chicago Movie of all-time? Is it The Fugitive? Ferris? The Untouchables?  Backdraft, Cooley High? We are down to the Sweet 16 and it’s time for you to decide. Welcome to the No Holds Barred Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match. Tonight, 2 movies duke it out and only one can move to the next round. Poet, radio host and activist Mario Smith thinks “The Blues Brothers is classic Chicago.” Illustrator and La Familia Green owner Mollie Green […]

  • Artist and actor Tony Fitzpatrick: “The most powerful tool I have in my arsenal is memory and I love storytelling”

    The great Chicago artist and actor Tony Fitzpatrick joins Justin to talk about The Sky at Diversey: New Works by Tony Fitzpatrick at The Dime and A Half-Dozen Pigeon Stories: New Works by Tony Fitzpatrick at AdventureLand Gallery, two new exhibitions that are launching this week and running through the end of the year. Tony talks about his amazing career, why creating accessible and affordable art continues to be important to him, how the street life of Chicago inspires him, […]

  • POLL: Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match: ‘Adventures in Babysitting’ vs. ‘Backdraft’

      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.

  • How can Illinois companies expand their business overseas?

    It’s “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. Tonight, Justin speaks with International business expert Jeff Jorge, who leads Baker Tilly’s International Services practice, about how Illinois companies can expand their business overseas. Jeff talks about what it takes for a business to expand internationally, why you don’t necessarily have to a have a breakthrough product to be successful overseas, how much they need to know about doing business in foreign countries and territories, the amount of staff needed […]

  • Mollie and Pete Save Christmas: ‘Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays’

    Welcome to the 2019 Season of Mollie and Pete Save Christmas! In this podcast, Mollie Green and Pete Zimmerman break down an episode of a Hallmark Christmas movie. In this episode, Mollie and Pete break down the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, “Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays.” Come for the holiday movie recap, stay for the cat knocking over the Christmas tree! You can buy Mollie’s cards here and you can listen to The Justin Kaufmann Show here.

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    POLL: Ultimate Chicago Movie Cage Match: ‘Uncle Buck’ vs. ‘The Blues Brothers’

      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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