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The John Williams Podcast from 720 WGN

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Episodes

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin on the importance of President Biden funding mental health

10/4/2022
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins John Williams to talk about President Biden announcing that more $300 million in funding for mental health and the importance of mental health awareness. And Dr. Kopin answers all of your medical questions.

Duration:00:12:44

How much will the damage from Hurricane Ian cost?

10/4/2022
Mark Friedlander, Director of Corporate Communications for the Insurance Information Institute, joins John to talk about how much the damage will cost as a result of Hurricane Ian. Mark also explains kind of insurance people have or don’t have in Florida and what their next steps are.

Duration:00:07:06

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDXLIV, 10.04.22

10/4/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:04:39

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDXLIII, 10.03.22

10/3/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:02:12

Illinois Policy Institute: Reforming Chicago’s use of public resources for private interests

10/3/2022
Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute, joins John to talk about his article in the Chicago Sun-Times about Chicago selling and leasing public resources for private interests and why it needs to be reformed.

Duration:00:07:55

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, The Best Of, 9.30.22

9/30/2022
It’s time to listen to the BEST JOKES OF THE WEEK! What was your favorite? Keep sending your jokes to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:57

Kiddles is the go-to sporting goods store in Lake Forest

9/29/2022
Jay Shlifka, owner, Kiddles Sports in Lake Forest, joins John Williams to talk about how the family-run (Jay runs the shop with his wife and son) business has been going, how they were able to navigate the challenges of COVID, the popular brand of bicycles that they sell, what else they sell in the store, […]

Duration:00:05:17

Keeping the hot dog tradition alive at Left Bank in Lake Forest

9/29/2022
Susan Simms, owner, Left Bank in Lake Forest, joins John Williams to talk about when she took over the long-running restaurant, her connection with the original owners, why she wanted to keep the restaurant going, the type of hot dogs they serve, the other popular menu items, what it was like taking over a restaurant […]

Duration:00:07:02

Attorney Michael Holden: ‘These mass shootings generate additional sales for Smith & Wesson’

9/29/2022
Attorney Michael Holden, Partner, Romanucci & Blandin, joins John Williams to talk about the survivors of the mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July Parade filing a lawsuit against gun maker Smith & Wesson for their role in making it possible for the shooter to carry out the massacre.

Duration:00:15:43

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDXLII, 9.29.22

9/29/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:04:11

Elder law attorney Kerry Peck: Beware of ‘Grandparent’ scams

9/28/2022
Elder law attorney Kerry Peck joins John Williams to talk about the work he’s doing for the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law to create policies and recommend procedures in an effort to reduce defrauding seniors. If you think you’ve been a victim of a ‘Grandparent’ scam, please contact Kerry at info@peckritchey.com. And as always, Kerry […]

Duration:00:17:31

The Mincing Rascals 9.28.22: SAFE-T Act, gubernatorial race, and the best TV shows

9/28/2022
The Mincing Rascals this week are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald, and A.D. Quig, reporter for the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals talk about the misinformation being spread about the SAFE-T Act and the Pretrial Fairness Act. Will the Illinois General Assembly need to tweak these bills? A new poll out […]

Duration:00:57:25

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDXLI, 9.28.22

9/28/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:04

The impact of Two-Buck Chuck on the wine business

9/27/2022
Eric Asimov, New York Times wine critic and author of “How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto,” joins John Williams to talk about his recent piece on the success of Two-Buck Chuck and what that meant for the wine business.

Duration:00:08:01

Eric Zorn: Should Aldermen be allowed to have outside jobs that conflict with their office?

9/27/2022
Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald joins John Williams to talk about a recent edited version of a Mincing Rascals pre-roll video. Eric also discusses a proposal by 40th Ward Ald. Andre Vasquez, to block members of the Chicago City Council from having second jobs that could conflict with their positions.

Duration:00:17:46

Dr. Hafiz: When should you get the new COVID booster?

9/27/2022
Dr. Irfan Hafiz, MD, infectious diseases expert and chief medical officer at Northwestern Medicine McHenry, Huntley and Woodstock Hospitals, joins John Williams to tell us everything we should know about the new COVID boosters that are currently available. Dr. Hafiz also answers your medical questions.

Duration:00:10:09

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDXL, 9.27.22

9/27/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:04

Rick Pearson: Political mailings filled with vast amounts of misinformation does a grave disservice to voters

9/26/2022
Chicago Tribune chief political reporter Rick Pearson joins John Williams to talk about a Super PAC creating fake newspapers and why The Daily Herald made the decision to stop printing the papers, citing journalistic integrity.

Duration:00:17:55

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDXXXIX, 9.26.22

9/26/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:22

Tech guru Patrick Crispen: What you can do if you are plagued by spam

9/23/2022
Tech guru Dr. Patrick Crispen, Director of Educational Technology, Keck School of Medicine of USC, joins guest hosts Steve & Johnnie to answer all of your technology and computer-related questions.

Duration:00:14:26