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The John Williams Podcast from 720 WGN

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What is the economic impact of travel and tourism in Illinois?

5/17/2024
Daniel Thomas, Deputy Director, Illinois Office of Tourism, joins John Williams to talk about National Travel and Tourism Week, the amount of people that will be traveling over Memorial Day, the importance of the travel industry to the economy of Illinois, the travel trends in Illinois, the wonderful state parks in Illinois, and some ideas […]

Duration:00:08:17

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John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, The Best Of, 5.17.24

5/17/2024
Enjoy this edition of “The Best of Speed Jokes.” What was your favorite joke of the week? Keep sending your jokes to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:04:22

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2024 City Kids Camp Radiothon: Helping kids have an unforgettable summer

5/16/2024
WGN Radio’s John Williams and Lisa Dent are on a mission to help send 100 kids to City Kids Camp so inner-city kids can unforgettable summer. City Kids Camp Radiothon, presented by Republic Bank of Chicago, with support from Alpha Wealth Group and Jewel Osco. How to donate now and on Radiothon Day (May 16) Watch the final segment: […]

Duration:00:34:16

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Best of the Midwest: Visit Beloit!

5/16/2024
It’s time once again for our Best of the Midwest feature! Are you trying to come up with some vacation ideas that are only a quick getaway from the Chicago area? Well, John Williams has some great recommendations for your trip! Today, we cross the border and head to southern Wisconsin for a chat with […]

Duration:00:08:32

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Dawn Jackson Blatner: Olive oil is good for your heart and brain

5/16/2024
Author and registered dietician nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner talks with John Williams about what you need to know about ultra-processed foods, a couple of nutrition hacks for 100% whole wheat croutons and scrambled eggs with extra protein, and health benefits (heart and brain!) of olive oil. Dawn also answers all of your nutrition questions.

Duration:00:19:26

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John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DCCLX, 5.16.24

5/16/2024
John Williams brings you another round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:02:34

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RIP to Daisy, the dizzy dappled dachshund

5/15/2024
John shares the bad news that their family dog, Daisy, passed away and talks about why our relationships with dogs are so important and meaningful. RIP to Daisy, the dizzy dappled dachshund.

Duration:00:07:28

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Peter Greenberg: People are determined to travel this year

5/15/2024
Peter Greenberg, “Eye on Travel” host and CBS News travel editor, joins John Williams to talk about the health of the travel industry right now, the booming cruise industry, and the airlines taking the DOT to court over passenger rights, junk fees and ticket transparency. Peter also answers all of your travel questions.

Duration:00:15:54

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Landscape expert Bob Bertog: Cicadas will be a natural aeration of your lawn

5/15/2024
Bob Bertog, president of Bertog Landscape Co. in Wheeling and a certified landscape professional with the National Association of Landscape Professionals, joins John Williams to answer all of your lawn and garden questions. What do we need to know about the emerging cicadas?

Duration:00:14:06

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The Mincing Rascals 5.15.24: Mayor Johnson’s first year, CPS day of action, Biden-Trump debates

5/15/2024
The Mincing Rascals this week are Jon Hansen of WGN Radio and Block Club Chicago, Eric Zorn, Publisher of The Picayune Sentinel, Cate Plys, former staff writer at the Chicago Reader and political op-ed columnist at the Sun-Times and Tribune, and political pundit Marj Halperin. This week, the Rascals talk about the 1-year anniversary of the inauguration of Mayor […]

Duration:00:56:23

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John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DCCLIX, 5.15.24

5/15/2024
John Williams brings you another round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:02:33

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Are higher credit card late fees here to stay?

5/14/2024
Ted Rossman, Senior Industry Analyst, Bankrate.com, joins John to talk about a federal judge in Texas blocking a Biden administration rule that would have capped credit card late fees at $8.

Duration:00:07:15

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Eric Zorn: CPS teachers taking the day off to advocate for more state funding is concerning

5/14/2024
Eric Zorn, Publisher of The Picayune Sentinel, joins John Williams to talk about CPS teachers heading to Springfield to lobby for more funding, why he disagrees with Amy Dickinson on the advice she offered to a husband whose sister-in-law disclosed romantic feelings for him, and his thoughts on the Soldier Field colonnades.

Duration:00:18:57

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Tom Fortino: It doesn’t look like interest rates will go up

5/14/2024
Tom Fortino, Founder and Principal, Alpha Wealth Group, and host of “The Alpha Wealth Hour” (formerly “This Week in Wealth”) on WGN Radio, joins John to talk about the market reacting to inflation data this week, what he expects the Fed to do with interest rates, meme stock activity, the ongoing concern about debt and how […]

Duration:00:07:04

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Dr. Michael Bauer: How effective is zinc for colds?

5/14/2024
Dr. Michael Bauer, Medical Director at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins John Williams to tell us his thoughts on cold remedies like Cold-EEZE or Zicam, how a person typically catches a cold, the importance of staying hydrated, if we should be wearing face coverings on airplanes, and what we should know about allergy season this year. […]

Duration:00:12:17

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John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DCCLVIII, 5.14.24

5/14/2024
John Williams brings you another round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:02:28

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The Salvation Army’s mission is to provide hope and transformation

5/13/2024
Major Kendall Mathews, Associate Chicago Area Commander, The Salvation Army, joins John Williams to talk about it being National Salvation Army Week, Illinois Salvation Army Week, and Salvation Army Week in Chicago. Major Mathews tells John what he does for The Salvation Army, the services The Salvation Army provides, how they are able to transform […]

Duration:00:05:59

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John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DCCLVII, 5.13.24

5/13/2024
John Williams brings you another round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:01:24

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Craig Bolanos: Economic growth has remained resilient

5/10/2024
Craig Bolanos, Co-Founder and CEO of Wealth Management Group, joins John to talk about the markets having a nice run, the economy performing well overall, the ongoing effort to fight inflation, when we might see prices go down, why he’s not worried about the Fed raising rates, how many rate cuts he expects this year, and what […]

Duration:00:11:47

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John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, The Best Of, 5.10.24

5/10/2024
Enjoy this edition of “The Best of Speed Jokes.” What was your favorite joke of the week? Keep sending your jokes to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:57