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Mild mannered Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass and WGN Radio's Jeff Carlin explore the week in news, politics and other thngs done the Chicago Way in this WGN Plus podcast from WGN Radio in Chicago.

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Mild mannered Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass and WGN Radio's Jeff Carlin explore the week in news, politics and other thngs done the Chicago Way in this WGN Plus podcast from WGN Radio in Chicago.

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass: How ‘fact-checkers’ are rewriting the rules of journalism and a Kasso Valentine’s recipe for success

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass: How ‘fact-checkers’ are rewriting the rules of journalism and a Kasso Valentine’s recipe for success

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/11/20): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by David Harsanyi, senior writer for National Review and the author of First Freedom: A Ride through America’s Enduring History with the Gun, to talk about how so-called ‘fact-checkers’ impact the reality of politics and journalism. Plus, Kasso offers up the perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day success and salutes Kristen McQueary on her new position at the Chicago Tribune. Follow @John_Kass Follow @davidharsanyi Follow @JPCarlin […]

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass: The man behind ‘Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words’ reflects on this hero’s journey

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass: The man behind ‘Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words’ reflects on this hero’s journey

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/03/20): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin talk with director Michael Pack about his new documentary ‘Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,’ wherein Pack spent over 30 hours interviewing Justice Thomas to better understand his humble beginnings and his strident path to becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Plus, the Tribune’s Jason Meisner has an update on the big federal bus driven by “Uncle RICO” heading toward Springfield. Follow @John_Kass Follow @JusticeCTMovie Follow […]

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/28/20): Donna More makes her case for replacing Kim Foxx, Kasso remembers Jim Lehrer rules for true journalism

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/28/20): Donna More makes her case for replacing Kim Foxx, Kasso remembers Jim Lehrer rules for true journalism

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/28/20): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Democratic candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney Donna More to talk about how she plans to beat perennial candidate Bob Fioretti, incumbent friend-to-the-stars Kim Foxx, and Bill Conway’s father’s checkbook. Plus, Kasso offers up a lesson on journalistic ethics from the late journalist Jim Lehrer. Follow @John_Kass Follow @donnamore_SA Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way […]

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/21/20): Why are taxpayers paying to protect Kim Foxx and is there a place for the truth when managing a crisis?

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/21/20): Why are taxpayers paying to protect Kim Foxx and is there a place for the truth when managing a crisis?

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/21/20): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by adjunct professor of crisis communications in Northwestern University’s Medill, Hud Englehart, to look at how professionals and politicians handle crises like federal scrutiny or Uncle RICO circling the block in his bus. Plus, retired state appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien checks in with an update on the special prosecutor’s investigation into Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the infamous Jussie Smollett case and […]

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/15/20): When silence is the story in Springfield politics and why 2020 might be year Uncle RICO visits Mike Madigan

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/15/20): When silence is the story in Springfield politics and why 2020 might be year Uncle RICO visits Mike Madigan

    The Chicago Way w/John Kass (01/15/20): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune reporter Jason Meisner to talk about the infamous email from longtime Springfield power broker Mike McClain that is reverberating through Springfield, the ever-expanding federal probe into Illinois politics, and why Mike Madigan’s name always seems to enter the conversation. Plus, the co-founder of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan looks at where the Democrats are as the 2020 presidential race nears its the […]

    The Chicago Way, John Kass (1/8/20): Dr. Charles Lipson offers a historical perspective on the escalations with Iran and the impact the 2020 election

    The Chicago Way, John Kass (1/8/20): Dr. Charles Lipson offers a historical perspective on the escalations with Iran and the impact the 2020 election

    The Chicago Way: Ep. 227(1/8/20): John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Dr. Charles Lipson, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago, to discuss the complexities of a possible war with Iran and how this might impact the 2020 election. Follow @John_Kass Follow @charles_lipson Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here

Customer Reviews

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Stella

Great show. Love the format.

The Dude Avoids ,

Great view on Chicago politics

I don’t agree with Kass’s political views entirely especially when he opines on national matters, but he is spot on and very funny in exposing Chicago and Illinois politics. The games, the corruption, and the history are all dissected by a master anatomist with a long memory. I learn something new and laugh out loud every time. Mr Kass, thanks for all you and your crew do.

JeffJensen23 ,

Keep it real, Kass

Chicago is a stinking cesspool of political corruption and greed, and John Kass isn’t afraid to say so. Too often conservative viewpoints are shut down because they assume we all voted for Trump, wrong. I wish we could get back to the days of openly saying who we are from a political viewpoint and not fear retribution from people who don’t share similar opinions. Keep doing your thing Mr. Kass, I’ll keep listening and recommending your column and podcast all the way down in Florida!

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