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The John Williams Podcast from 720 WGN

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The John Williams Podcast from 720 WGN

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Episodes

How the Salvation Army touches generations

11/23/2022
The Salvation Army’s Debbie Sjogren, along with her 11-year-old granddaughter Elin Joy Seiler, join John Williams to talk about what the Salvation Army has meant for their family. Debbie and Elin explain how the Salvation Army came into their lives and Elin tells us about how she won a national writing contest for her poem called “Where […]

Duration:00:08:12

The Mincing Rascals 11.23.22: Happy Thanksgiving!

11/23/2022
The Mincing Rascals this week are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald, Jon Hansen of WGN Radio and Block Club Chicago, Heather Cherone, political reporter for WTTW, Brandon Pope, host of ‘On the Block‘ on WCIU, and Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute. Today, the Rascals eschew the normal political / news banter to share some […]

Duration:00:33:32

David Hochberg: Good news for first-time homebuyers

11/23/2022
Mortgage and real estate expert David Hochberg joins John Williams to talk about the rough year for the mortgage industry, what you need to know if you are looking to buy or refinance a home right now, how a third of U.S. small businesses could not pay their rent last month, how much the economy is impacted […]

Duration:00:08:30

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDLXXII, 11.23.22

11/23/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:27

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: Should you take a COVID test before your Thanksgiving gathering?

11/22/2022
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins John Williams to talk about what you should know before gathering with your family this Thanksgiving, how concerned we should be about the combination of COVID, RSV, and the flu, what we know about COVID surging in China, and the importance of being aware […]

Duration:00:10:47

Ald. Ray Lopez says he is not running for mayor to save Chicago from Lori Lightfoot

11/22/2022
15th Ward Ald. Ray Lopez joins John Williams to talk about why he made the decision to drop out of the race for Chicago mayor, why he doesn’t believe Mayor Lightfoot deserves another term, if he think the casino deal was a mistake, and what he thinks of the remaining candidates still in the race.

Duration:00:11:15

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDLXXI, 11.22.22

11/22/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:27

What is Elon Musk’s ultimate goal with Twitter?

11/21/2022
Professor Jane Kirtley, Director, Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law at the University of Minnesota, joins John Williams to talk about Elon Musk restoring former President Trump’s Twitter account, Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council, why news organizations should be wary of using Twitter, what we should know about the social media company […]

Duration:00:17:50

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDLXX, 11.21.22

11/21/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:23

Your recycling questions answered

11/18/2022
Ken Dunn, Founder, Resource Center, joins John Williams to answer all of your recycling questions. What can you recycle? What do you do with bottle caps? Should you leave them on? What if there is still liquid in a recycled item? Ken is Chicago’s King of Recycling and has all the answers!

Duration:00:05:46

NewsNation’s Chris Cuomo: ‘I am very worried about when we try to force a belief’

11/18/2022
Chris Cuomo, host of “Cuomo” on NewsNation, joins John Williams to talk about his recent interview with Charles Barkley, who told Chris that free speech isn’t free of consequences. Chris believes you don’t beat an extreme idea by not giving the idea a platform, but you listen and shoot it down. Don’t freeze it out, you […]

Duration:00:09:15

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, The Best Of, 11.18.22

11/18/2022
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:00:03:28

Your Hometown: How Oak Park influenced the work of Ernest Hemingway

11/17/2022
Carla Mayer, Program Manager, Education and Outreach, The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, tells John Williams why Ernest Hemingway’s Birthplace Museum is one of Chicago’s best-kept secrets! Carla says to really understand Hemingway, you really need to understand where he came from in Oak Park.

Duration:00:04:25

Nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner: Remember to P.A.R.T.Y. this Thanksgiving

11/17/2022
Author and food and nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner joins John Williams to offer tips on how you can have a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving. Always remember: P.A.R.T.Y. Plate, Activity, Reason for the Season, Taste, and Your Favorites!

Duration:00:13:39

Alpha Wealth Group founder Tom Fortino: ‘Try to be objective about the market’

11/17/2022
Tom Fortino, Founder and Principal, Alpha Wealth Group, joins John Williams to talk about the bright spots of the market and economy, the disconnect between how well the markets have been doing and the economy as a whole, what he anticipates to hear from the Fed about interest rates, and if he believes inflation has peaked. […]

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDLXIX, 11.17.22

11/17/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

The Mincing Rascals 11.16.22: Trump run, Chicago mayoral race, and Taylor Swift tickets

11/16/2022
The Mincing Rascals this week are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald, Mark Jacob, freelance writer and former Metro editor at the Tribune, and Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute. The Rascals talk about former president Donald Trump announcing that he will be running for another term. How does the panel feel about […]

State Senator John Curran: ‘What we presented to voters at the top of the ticket was not embraced statewide’

11/16/2022
State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) joins John Williams and news anchor Steve Bertrand to talk about becoming the new Senate Minority Leader, what he intends to accomplish in his new role, why GOP members of the Illinois General Assembly need to focus on representing their respective districts, and if he believes the Illinois GOP has […]

How the Salvation Army helps reduce recidivism

11/16/2022
Theo Coleman, Director of Prison Aftercare Network at The Salvation Army, joins John Williams to talk about his work with the Salvation Army helping men and women who are coming out of prison become acclimated back into society. Theo shares his story of battling addiction and homelessness and how the Salvation Army saved his life.

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDLXVIII, 11.16.22

11/16/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!