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About Ken

Ken's the host of Chicago Newsroom. A former news director, reporter and radio program host, he's also a past Vice President of the Chicago Headline Club.

CN April 18 2019

  It’s politics and open lands on Chicago Newsroom this week. Producer David Resnick joins the discussion as political and communications specialist Peter Cunningham talks with us about the immediate political scene in Chicago. We ask, in light of today’s … Continue reading

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CN April 11 2019

The Klonsky Brothers – Fred and Mike – pay a visit this week to discuss the Lincoln Yards dust-up, and whether Lori Lightfoot got “played” by Rahm Emanuel. At the last minute, it was reported that she acknowledged the vote … Continue reading

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CN April 4 2019

Delmarie Cobb, Bruce DuMont and A.D. Quig visit the show this week to put Lori Lightfoot’s election into perspective. Delmarie Cobb has been a political activist and consultant for decades, ands consulted with two aldermanic campaigns this time, including Leslie … Continue reading

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CN March 28 2019

Two discussions this week. Sarah Karp (WBEZ) leads off with her coverage of alternative schools and the significant role they play in boosting the graduation rate at CPS. Turns out that, although CPS has made important improvements in the past … Continue reading

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CN March 21 2019

Two separate discussion this week. First, journalist Audrey Henderson fills us in on the latest developments in the ongoing struggle to site an Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park. Henderson just wrote an extensive treatment of the process in Next … Continue reading

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CN March 14 2019

It’s a double header this week as we’re visited first by the great Maya Dukmasova (Chicago Reader) and then by former Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas. Dukmasova expresses some surprise at the strength of the resistance to two big votes yesterday … Continue reading

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CN March 7 2019

  Willie Wilson and Ja’Mal Green dropped by today for two separate interviews about ┬áthe Mayor’s race, a bunch of Aldermanic races, Bernie Sanders and the role each of them is playing in ┬áthis important period – after they didn’t … Continue reading

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CN February 28 2019

Here’s our election wrap-up with talk host and political analyst Bruce DuMont and political activist Jacky Grimshaw, who was an advisor to Mayor Harold Washington. The journalists on our panel are two of Chicago’s most respected reporters – The Daily … Continue reading

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CN Feb 21 2019

The “March to Inevitability” edition Two of Chicago’s most knowledgeable political reporters join us this week for a head-spinning discussion about the crazy municipal election we’re all enduring. WGN-TV’s Tahman Bradley and the Daily Line’s Heather Cherone say there’s never … Continue reading

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CN Feb 14 2019

  In a searing suite of articles and digital posts over recent months, ProPublica Illinois’ Melissa Sanchez and WBEZ’s Elliott Ramos have laid out for us the particulars of the City’s program to punish “scofflaws” who fail to pay city … Continue reading

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