Author Archives: Ken

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 November 15 2018

  Kevin Jackson, the Executive Director of the Chicago Rehab Network, returns to our show for an update on Chicago’s multi-faceted plans to provide low-income housing for thousands of income-challenged citizens. “It’s essentially structural racism that’s at the heart of the … Continue reading

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CN November 8 2018

  The  great Bruce Dumont hosts this week’s conversation with political consultant/activist Delmarie Cobb and journalist/activist Ray Hanania. It’s a deep dive into the meaning of Tuesday’s national and state elections. They discuss the size of the vote, the long-term … Continue reading

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CN October 25 2018

  It would be difficult to overstate the significance of Jamie Kalven’s role in Chicago’s journalism world. A founder of the Invisible Institute and now a regular fixture at the Intercept, Kalven has been amplifying Chicago’s unheard voices for decades. … Continue reading

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CNOctober 17 2018

It’s a conversation about science, including recycling and municipal support for science education this week, as  Kitty Kurth steps in to host. Howard Learner, head of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, says the Chicago Climate Charter holds promise for … Continue reading

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CN October 11 2018

  The City, USA Today’s new multi-part podcast about graft, corruption, environmental racism and general municipal incompetence at the dawn of Richard M. Daley’s administration, is now in its fifth episode, with more on the way. Robin Amer is host, … Continue reading

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CN October 4 2018

We’re joined this week by two political activist/ consultants with decades of experience in Chicago politics, to try to make sense of the mayor’s race and the Van Dyke trial. And while we’re at it, to kick around the Kavanaugh … Continue reading

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CN September 27 2018

  A high-power panel around the Chicago Newsroom table this week to kick around Brett Kavanaugh; Jason Van Dyke; the upcoming elections, both mayoral and gubernatorial; and an expert look forward at the type of government Chicago may have in … Continue reading

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CN September 20 2018

TWO segments on this week’s show. First, The Tribune’s Bill Ruthhart, followed by CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates. Bill Ruthhart has been able to observe the Emanuel administration from a front-row seat. “A couple of hours after he announced … Continue reading

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CN September 14 2018

    We gather two journalists and an accomplished politician at the table this week for conversation about Chicago’s dramatic mayoral race, the Jason Van Dyke trial and the police reform consent decree. We ask who among the candidates that … Continue reading

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CN September 6 2018

Troy LaRaviere, our guest this week, was the first contestant to enter what’s now the ridiculously crowded Chicago Mayor’s race. He announced his candidacy on May 1 of this year. He sat with us this morning for a wide-ranging conversation … Continue reading

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