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Chicago's Morning Answer is the only morning radio program in Chicago that covers all of the stories that matter, from Washington to Springfield, from politics to culture. Hosted by Dan Proft, one the sharpest political minds in Illinois, and Amy Jacobson, an award-winning journalist, Chicago's Morning Answer brings you what you need to know ever morning from 5-9am on AM 560 The Answer. http://560TheAnswer.com http://morninganswerchicago.com
 
"He who seeks to improve conditions must propagate a new mentality, not merely a new institution." — Ludwig von MisesOur aim at Upstream Ideas is to do just as Mises suggested by turning the dial on how you look at the political and policy issues facing Illinois, Chicago and our nation. We present new ideas that inform salient policy decisions, start new conversations and move beyond partisan politics all while challenging the status quo.Dan Proft along with distinguished guests and contribu ...
 
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0:00 - Inflammatory ads used in IL governor’s race called into question 25:50 - Jared Kushner criticizes Desantis’s flight of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard 42:50 - Bryan Steil is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. He joined Dan and Amy to talk about the SAFE-T Act, crime in Chicago and border security 56:18 - Daryl …
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/30/2022): On this edition, the co-host of WIND 560’s Morning Answer and conservative political advocate Dan Proft joins John Kass & Jeff Carlin to discuss Chicago Mayor Lori Lighfoot’s accusing Proft’s People Who Play By the Rules super PAC of darkening her skin tone in ads to scare white people in the suburbs. Check…
 
0:00 - Dan & Amy take a look at the latest in the Mar-a-Lago raid and the left’s new political hit job against Trump in New York 7:47 - Dan & Amy react to the class-action lawsuit against DeSantis over Martha’s Vineyard 29:28 - Dan & Amy give an update on Stephen DeFilippis harassers John Ruder & Robert Shumacker 50:12 - Senior Fellow with the Mise…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/21/2022): This week, St. Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) -former assistant Cook County state’s attorney- joins John Kass and Jeff Carlin to debunk the half-truths surrounding the Safe-T Act and offer up a sobering view of what will happen when the law goes into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2023, abolishing the cash…
 
0:00 - “My wife and I were robbed at gunpoint. I understand the ugly aims of the ‘Lakeview Scream’ ad” 14:10 - DeSantis responds to the left 32:50 - Dan & Amy respond to John Ruder & Robert Shumacker who have been harassing Stephen DeFilippis for comments he made in PBR Pac ad 52:57 - Dan & Amy react as blogger Matt Walsh and his team investigate a…
 
0:00 - Dan & Amy flip a coin - Chicago or NYC for DNC? 13:42 - Dan & Amy head to the border as DeSantis brings the issue front & center 31:14 - Dan & Amy take a look at the “legal” case to “charge” DeSantis with “kidnapping” 53:12 - Analyst for FOX Business, Jim Iuorio, optimistically believes the Biden administration has been only mildly catastrop…
 
0:00 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Mexican Independence Day mayhem 12:39 - Dan & Amy continue their fight against the purge act 32:26 - Dan & Amy head to the border with Mr. 10% 53:05 - Vice President of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation, Lt Col James Carafano, shares details from his t…
 
0:00 - Dan & Amy “thank” JB for the refund 9:47 - what’s going on in Chicago? 28:56 - The Martha Supremacists 46:00 - RFD-TV’s Scott “the cow guy” Shellady: The Biden administration has stepped on the necks of middle America. Check out Scott, Markets Specialist for Market Day Report! – 10:30am CST to 1pm CST- and The Cow Guy Close – 1pm CST to 1:30…
 
0:00 - JB Panics and declares yet another emergency 12:35 - Dan & Amy can’t get enough of Rand Paul & Anthony Fauci 26:17 - Dan & Amy continue their investigation in to Chicago PPP loans 46:18 - Frederick M Hess, director of education-policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute: Defund the Teacher-Trainers 01:01:07 - Dan & Amy respond to JB…
 
0:00 - Mr Bailey goes to Chicago 10:52 - Amy & John react to State Rep Kam Buckner’s explanation of the SAFE-T Act 27:05 - NBC caves and will not run PBR PAC ad during Bears/Packers game 46:02 - Dennis Reboletti, candidate for Illinois State Senate District 23, believes this is a do or die election for Illinois republicans. For more on Dennis’ run …
 
0:00 - Drag Queen Bingo canceled in Downers Grove 9:30 - Dan & Amy look into a racial hoax at a BYU/Duke volleyball game 24:22 - What keeps Dan awake at night 26:43 - Pritzker and Bailey respond to controversial PBR PAC ad 50:02 - VISA, MC & guns 01:04:05 - Republican congressional candidate for IL-14, Scott Gryder, wants to cut out the middle-men …
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/12/2022): On this episode, John Kass & Jeff Carlin are joined by Matt Rosenberg to discuss the work at WirePoint.org and the ‘unraveling’ of Chicago. Plus, Kasso reacts to this news story about a violent mugging in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood and wonders if everyone hears screams the same? Check out more Kasso at…
 
0:00 - Dan & Amy remember 9/11 since many seem to have forgotten 14:20 - THE PURGE/THE REVOLT: LGBTQ Month and the Miami-Dade School Board 29:22 - Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general, Thomas DeVore, returns to discuss the SAFE-T Act and takes a look into a potential violation of the Gift Ban Act by Gov Pritzker. For more on Tom’s run…
 
0:00 - Dan & Amy remember Queen Elizabeth 7:26 - Dan & Amy react to Governor Pritzker’s turn at attacking Governor Abbott 25:39 - Dominic Green, columnist for The Washington Examiner, contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society: Queen Elizabeth’s Reign Spanned the Age of Giants. Keep track of what Dominic is wo…
 
0:00 - Dan responds to critics of recent Play by the Rules mailings that criticize Pritkzer and Democrats who supported HB 3653 33:35 - A call for COVIDian interventions by the sensible 45:40 - Project Veritas: U.S. Senate Candidate Krystle Matthews [D-SC]: "Treat them[white people] like sh*t” 59:30 - Republican candidate for Illinois governor, Dar…
 
0:00 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Migrants to sanctuary cities 14:23 - The Raid: Bill Barr, special master wrong decision 34:06 - Dan & Amy roll their eyes at recent comments by Ashish Jha: God have us two arms, one for the flu shot and one for the COVID shot 48:01 - Event Organizer extraordinaire, Tom Meredith, shares the details of the Kane County…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/07/2022): Joining the conversation with John Kass & Jeff Carlin is Republican candidate for Illinois Attorney General, Tom Devore. Attorney Devore has questions about Gov. JB Pritzker’s abuse of executive orders, current AG Kwame Raoul’s handling of the Jenny Thornley case, and the Illinois General Assembly’s passing…
 
0:00 - Mr. 10%’s speech…”don’t take the bait”? 13:41 - The Great Disintegration: Woman mugged in Lakeview…hear her screams 29:34 - Can’t believe it’s happening in Downers Grove? and Decatur? And… 49:09 - Republican congressional candidate for IL-6, Keith Pekau, takes on the issues affecting our state and country and is ready for the opportunity to …
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/03/2022): John Kass & Jeff Carlin discuss the news of the week on this episode including a foreboding primetime address from President Joe Biden, Chicago Mayor Lori Lighfoot’s interesting words for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and ‘Ball of Confusion’ that is modern politics. Check out more Kasso at JohnKassNews.com https:…
 
0:00 - John Anthony fills in for Dan Proft 12:52 - Amy & John take reaction to Joe Biden’s “soul of America” speech 28:33 - The FIRST bus of Illegal Immigrants are bused to Chicago. Mayor Lightfoot greeted them and used the opportunity to SLAM Gov Abbott 43:53 - Jessica Hockett, formerly Emma Woodhouse, responds to Karine Jeanne-Pierre’s claims tha…
 
0:00 - Ramblin’ Ray Stevens fills in for Dan Proft 12:21 - Trump blasts FBI for how they handled declassified documents 28:37 - Amy & Ray try to wrap their heads around Drag Queen Bingo 47:55 - Paul Vallas, former superintendent of the Bridgeport Public Schools and the Recovery School District of Louisiana, former CEO of both the School District of…
 
0:00 - Rod Blagojevich fills in for Dan Proft 12:57 - Is Pres Trump becoming unhinged? His Truth Social postings demanding a NEW election NOW 29:02 - An about face for Pres Biden and the Democratic “talking points.” NOW they want to FUND the Police 47:58 - Dan Brady, Illinois State Representative for the 105th District shares the improvements he wi…
 
0:00 - John Anthony fills if for Dan Proft 11:38 - COVID vindication 26:44 - Downtown Chicago residents not feeling the need for speed 48:31 - Bob Fioretti, two-term Chicago 2nd ward Alderman 2007-2015 and 2nd ward Democratic Committeeman 2008-2016, wants to be your next Cook Co Board President. For more on Bob’s run for Cook Co Board President vis…
 
0:00 - Dan & Amy are live from Joe Cotton Ford in Carol Stream to kick off the countdown to Freedom Summit 14:03 - Dan & Amy take a closer look at the released Trump affidavit 31:33 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Chicago violence 51:46 - Tracy Conn, VP and GM at Joe Cotton Ford, helps kick off the countdown to Freedom Summit ‘22 - For more info visit …
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/26/2022): On this episode, John Kass and Jeff Carlin talk with the Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Chicago, Charles Lipson to get his assessment of the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, the constitutionality of President Biden’s executive order on student loan debt, and the power of…
 
0:00 - John Anthony fills in for Dan Proft 13:53 - Amy asks John if he finds the PBR PAC ad offensive 29:09 - Covidian Allison Arwady tests positive 48:42 - FOX Business Analyst, Jim Iuorio, explains how Biden’s student loan forgiveness exacerbates the price of college problem. Get more Jim Iuorio @jimiuorio 01:02:30 - Amy & John react to Mark Zuck…
 
0:00 - Dan defends the controversial PBR PAC ad 29:45 - Dan & Amy give their reaction to Mr. 10% student loan “forgiveness” 48:10 - Dan & Amy with a look ahead to the midterms 01:05:22 - Emeritus Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, and author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in A…
 
0:00 - Sad, little man msm tour 31:35 - Dan responds to Lightfoot’s review of latest PBR ad 49:42 - Dan & Amy’s gender journey 01:06:19 - U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district, Bryan Steil, discusses Kenosha two years after the riots. For more on Bryan’s work for Wisconsin’s 1st district steil.house.gov 01:23:00 - Noted Eco…
 
0:00 - Fairlee well Fauci 12:15 - Dan & Amy look for any legal basis for the raid on Mar-a-Lago 29:23 - Dan & Amy respond to Lightfoot’s complaints over Darren Bailey ads 48:25 - COVID testing, COVID testing data, and a lack of transparency 01:01:38 - President of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist: How many of Biden’s new IRS agents will be…
 
0:00 - Dan & Amy comment on Rep Dan Crenshaw’s comments to Jake Tapper Sunday morning 11:00 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Chicago 25:46 - Dan & Amy take a look at divisive politics at the state fair 45:31 - Dan & Amy react as Dr. Birx weighs in on CDC reorganizaiton 01:00:27 - Vice President of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for Intern…
 
0:00 - Dan & Amy react as DeSantis announces voter fraud arrests 11:39 - Choose your candidate: Trump or DeSantis 30:52 - Business Speaks: Spiro Roumpas 48:00 - Market Specialist for Market Day Report! at RFD-TV, Scott “the cow guy” Shellady, says the Inflation Reduction Act is the height of idiocy and we would be better off with a flat tax. Check …
 
0:00 - Dan & Amy head to the Illinois State Fair with JB Pritzker 11:06 - Dan & Amy react to Mike Pence: "Calls to defund the FBI are just as wrong as calls to defund the police." 30:25 - Dan & Amy discuss the shake up at the CDC. Dr Wolinsky admits the CDC’s poor messaging and confusing guidance. “In our big moment , our performance did not reliab…
 
0:00 - She gone - Liz “Lincoln” Cheney loses her primary 10:05 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Big City Crime Heads to North Shore 27:37 - Mike Rowe on IRS expansion and growth reduction act (Fox & Friends) 46:32 - Founder & Principal Broker for HealthInsuranceMentors.com, C. Steven Tucker, explains the prescription benefits in the Inflation Reduction …
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/16/2022): On this edition, John Kass & Jeff Carlin catch up with Chicago Alderman Roderick Sawyer (6th – parts of Chatham, Englewood, and West Englewood) to discuss his father’s legacy fulfilling late Mayor Harold Washington’s goals and what he hopes to achieve if he is elected to be the next mayor of Chicago. Plus, …
 
0:00 - Amy returns from college drop off 13:10 - John Solomon on Hannity: FBI overcollected during raid 30:03 - Disband the CDC now? 46:50 - Dan & Amy react to LGB dropping the T 01:03:50 - Jason Hill, professor of philosophy at Depaul university, responds to Persecuting a Pro-Israel Scholar. Be sure to check out Jason’s most recent book What Do Wh…
 
0:00 - The Raid, but don’t call it a Raid 5:49 - Dan unlocks the “Secrets of Mar-a-Lago” 23:38 - Dan shares the new New PBR PAC TV and radio ads focusing on Public Safety 44:50 - Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney & Contributing Editor at National Review and author of Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency, Andrew McC…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/12/2022): On this edition, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the 911 dispatcher credited with managing the chaotic situation involving the murder of Chicago police officer Ella French and helping to save the life of officer Carlos Yanez Jr,. Keith Thornton. Keith recently resigned from the job he love at Chicag…
 
0:00 - AG Merrick Garland: I Personally Approved The Search Warrant To Raid Trump 14:56 - Kim Strassel: The Payback for Mar-a-Lago Will Be Brutal 33:02 - Whole Foods CEO John Mackey: "I Feel Like Socialists Are Taking Over" 51:52 - School Board Votes To Not Recite Pledge Of Allegiance Due To Capitalization Of the Word ‘God’ And Diversity Concerns 0…
 
0:00 - Larry Summers, Clinton Treasury Sec: inflation a serious problem 11:50 - VDH on the basis of The Raid 26:48 - IL. Senator Michael Hastings Wants to Sue Frankfort Police For What They Wrote In Police Report 43:15 - Phil Kerpen is president of American Commitment and chairman of the Internet Freedom Coalition. He joined Dan and Amy with reacti…
 
0:00 - Ari Fleischer: FBI Either Found The Smoking Gun Or Merrick Garland & Christopher Wray Must Resign, There Is No Inbetween 14:20 - Former President Trump has released a video response to the FBI raid: A Nation in Decline 31:38 - How Do We Get Rid of the FBI? 52:42 - Kevin R. Brock is a former assistant director of intelligence for the FBI and …
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/09/2022): On this episode, John Kass & Jeff Carlin look at Kass’ time traveling theories, the ‘cheep, cheep’ at the fence, crime strategies in Chicago, and what’s next for Mayor of Chicago. Plus, Kasso prepares for shoulder surgery. (Check out more Kasso at JohnKassNews.com) https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3995335/3…
 
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