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Local band you should know: Kodiak

It’s always a treat when we get a local band to come in to perform live for the WGN audience! Tonight, Justin welcomes the band Kodiak to talk about their career in music, life in Chicago, their process of putting together an album, the search for a particular sound and an upcoming show at Uncommon Ground. 42 more words

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The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 5-12-16

Cruising through the week with yet another incredibly diverse show! On tonight’s program, we talk clean drinking water with Howard Learner, the Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, contemporary artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine tells us about his Chicago roots, writer John Dugan discusses his new book that celebrates the iconic Ukrainian Village club, the Empty Bottle, we hear some live music courtesy of the band Kodiak and we end the show with another edition of Write Club Radio! 29 more words

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Uncommon Ground

There are two civilizations vying for dominance and yet despite their differences they have much in common.

Both not only fight with each other but within themselves too. 272 more words


Matthew Francis Andersen: Springsteen, Fishing and A 1946 Martin Guitar

Nick Digilio welcomes singer/songwriter Matthew Francis Andersen.  In this conversation, they discuss Bruce Springsteen’s life long influence on Matthew, his time as a fishing guide and playing his 1946 Martin. 68 more words

Nick Digilio

South of the river

The prospect of negotiating the heights of the bridge caused me to consider taking a ride on the tube. A thought dispelled by the recollections of that underground domain, the smell of ozone and the non too welcome ashen glares, the proximity of humanity in its immobile state, like cattle gently rocking in compliant expectation. 81 more words


Noah Gabriel + Dave Ramont = 1 Great Show

After being friends for years and appearing on the same compilations, musicians Noah Gabriel and Dave Ramont have decided to combine forces for a gig at Uncommon Ground Clark this Friday… 67 more words

Nick Digilio