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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

Eric Zorn: Why is Kyle Rittenhouse still getting attention from the media?

12/6/2022
Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald joins John Williams to talk about the ongoing debate of having phones in the classroom, why Kyle Rittenhouse continues to be getting attention from the media, and the Supreme Court case of the Christian web designer who wants to be able to deny services to same-sex couples. Also […]

Duration:00:22:57

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: Can you get the flu and COVID at the same time?

12/6/2022
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins John Williams to talk about the record number of patients being seen right now, what is responsible for the uptick in patients, what you should know about your COVID vaccines and boosters, if COVID can make your flu worse (or vice-versa), why you […]

Duration:00:10:40

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDLXXVIII, 12.6.22

12/6/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:02

Is it possible to suspend the Constitution?

12/5/2022
David Schultz, Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies, Hamline University, joins John Williams to talk about Donald Trump calling for the termination of parts of the Constitution.

Duration:00:12:35

Holiday decorating tips from Lou Manfredini

12/5/2022
Lou Manfredini, host of HouseSmarts Radio, joins John Williams to give us some holiday decorating tips.

Duration:00:19:36

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDLXXVII, 12.5.22

12/5/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:33

Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser: ‘Everyone will remain in the jail on January 1st who is in the jail currently’

12/2/2022
Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser joins John Williams to talk about a 19-year-old being released on bail after being involved in a fatal crash. State’s Attorney Mosser also discusses amendments to the SAFE-T Act, how the person involved in this fatal crash would have likely been detained if this happened after Jan. 1st, what […]

Duration:00:07:51

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, The Best Of, 12.2.22

12/2/2022
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:00:04:34

Nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner: Natural ways to crave less sugar

12/1/2022
Author and food and nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner joins John Williams to talk about why December is a good month to adopt healthier habits, how you can make your body crave sugar less by eating balanced meals, the importance of single tasking when eating those holiday cookies, and how sleep and exercise are integral to having less […]

Duration:00:11:44

Neil Steinberg: This day in Chicago history

12/1/2022
The great Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg joins John Williams to tell us about two fascinating days in Chicago history from his latest book, “Every G–d— Day: A Highly Selective, Definitely Opinionated, and Alternatingly Humorous and Heartbreaking Historical Tour of Chicago.” A book signing event with Neil Steinberg will be held at Atlas Stationers December 7th (12:00pm – 2:00pm).

Duration:00:18:03

Ashleigh Banfield: Why police messaging has been mixed in the homicide case at the University of Idaho?

12/1/2022
Award-winning veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield, host of “Banfield” on NewsNation, joins John Williams to break down everything we know to this point about the murder of four University of Idaho students at their off-campus home in the city of Moscow.

Duration:00:06:49

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDLXXVI, 12.1.22

12/1/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:20

The Mincing Rascals 11.30.22: Chicago mayoral race, Ald. Burke decides not to run for reelection, and SAFE-T Act amendments

11/30/2022
The Mincing Rascals this week are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald, and Heather Cherone, political reporter for WTTW. This week, the Rascals break down the candidates who have filed petitions to run for mayor of Chicago. Will everyone who filed petitions end up being on the ballot? Ald. Ed Burke did […]

Duration:00:58:43

How the Salvation Army feels like a family

11/30/2022
18-year-old Aphiwe Shabalala and his mom Sheryl Shabalala join John Williams to talk about the impact the Salvation Army has made on their lives. Sheryl talks about what brought them to the U.S. from South Africa, what she does at the Salvation Army, and Aphiwe’s recent health issues. Aphiwe tells John when he started attending […]

Duration:00:08:12

Elder law attorney Kerry Peck: ‘Scammers are getting stunningly more sophisticated every single day’

11/30/2022
Elder law attorney Kerry Peck joins John Williams to talk about a new gift card scam that is being used to exploit people during the holiday season. Kerry stresses the importance of being vigilant as scammers are becoming stunningly sophisticated. Kerry also answers all your questions about elder abuse, wills and trusts, and what you need to know […]

Duration:00:17:50

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi: A rail strike would cripple our economy

11/30/2022
U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi joins John Williams to talk about a number of topics that are making news including Congress’ efforts to avoid a rail strike, the Respect for Marriage Act passing in the Senate, the protests continuing in China over COVID restrictions, and what he expects when the GOP takes over the House in January.

Duration:00:07:56

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDLXXV, 11.30.22

11/30/2022
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:02:54

How Merriam-Webster chose the 2022 Word of the Year

11/29/2022
Statistics led to "gaslighting" as the choice for Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year.

Duration:00:06:41

How Almost Home Chicago helps those in need

11/29/2022
Mel Tillman, Board President, Almost Home Chicago, joins John Williams to talk about what Almost Home Chicago does, where they are located, the type of people they serve and how many people they serve, how long they have been working in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, the communal dinner that they host every Saturday, how […]

Duration:00:08:06

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: Is RSV as infectious as COVID?

11/29/2022
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins John Williams to talk about the differences between RSV and COVID, what we should know about new variants, and the importance of getting your updated COVID vaccine as we head into the holidays. Dr. Kopin also answers all of your medical questions.

Duration:00:11:05