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City Cast Chicago
City Cast Chicago
City Cast

Chicago’s daily news podcast, fresh every weekday at 6 a.m. Host Jacoby Cochran brings you timely conversations with news and culture makers;... more

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Episodes

Sky In Playoffs Third Year in a Row. Pay Attention!

The Chicago Sky make their third consecutive appearance tonight in the WNBA playoffs against the Dallas Wings at Wintrust Arena.... more

23 Sep 2021 · 12 minutes
45th Ward Residents Are Asking 'Now What?'

In the past few weeks, Ald. Jim Gardiner of the 45th Ward on the Northwest Side has had to apologize... more

22 Sep 2021 · 10 minutes
Here’s Why You Should Care About Ward Remapping

Every ten years, the city has to redraw the boundaries of the city’s 50 wards. Alderpeople are supposed to use... more

21 Sep 2021 · 11 minutes
From Soul Food to Storytellers: The Best of the South Side

Everyone’s got a “best of” list in Chicago — Best Hot Dog, Best Happy Hour, Best Free Activities. But these... more

20 Sep 2021 · 12 minutes
Gardiner's in the News (Still) and Stories About Queer Life in Chi

Ald. Jim Gardiner apologized to his City Council colleagues this week after weeks of garnering headlines for the worst reasons—misogynistic... more

17 Sep 2021 · 15 minutes
There Is No Muhammad Ali Without Chicago

Muhammad Ali is known around the world. But it was a biographer from Chicago who prompted Ken Burns to make... more

16 Sep 2021 · 15 minutes
Bears Can Only Get Better, Right?

The Bears’ first game of the season left a lot to be desired. Not only did they lose to the... more

15 Sep 2021 · 15 minutes
How Illinois Abortion Rights Advocates Prepared for This Moment

A new Texas law banning abortions after six weeks has many advocates worried about the future of abortion access, even... more

14 Sep 2021 · 11 minutes
Meet Chicago's First Food Equity Chief

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said last month, "The pandemic has laid bare the many inequities that exist within our city, with... more

13 Sep 2021 · 13 minutes
Gardiner's Leaked Texts, More Weed Shops, and 'Shang-Chi' Love!

Ald. Jim Gardiner from Chicago’s Northwest Side is, justifiably, getting heat for a series of leaked text messages in which... more

10 Sep 2021 · 17 minutes
City Cast Chicago
Sky In Playoffs Third Year in a Row. Pay Attention!
City Cast Chicago