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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

Your Hometown: See amazing live performance at ECC Arts Center

1/26/2023
Tommy Hensel, Senior Director of Performing Arts, ECC Arts Center, joins John Williams to talk about the primary uses of the Arts Center, the professional series of events they produce, the type of performers they host, the history of the ECC Arts Center, the diversity of the district they serve, and the challenge to get […]

Duration:00:08:59

Your Hometown: McDonald’s is more than just a job to the Bear family in Elgin

1/26/2023
David Bear, Owner / Operator of the McDonald’s on Larkin Avenue in Elgin, joins John Williams to talk about the history of his family’s franchise, how his father designed the first dual lane drive-thru in the world, how much of their business is done using the drive-thru, how technology is changing the customer experience, and […]

Duration:00:08:58

Nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner: Intermittent fasting, mood food, and more

1/26/2023
Author and food and nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner joins John Williams to talk about benefits of intermittent fasting and to introduce us to a new acronym that will remind you to eat better food. And as always, Dawn answers all of your nutrition questions.

Duration:00:19:06

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DI, 1.26.23

1/26/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:02:30

What did we learn from the Ticketmaster hearing?

1/25/2023
Dean Budnick, Editor-in-Chief, Relix, and author of 2012’s “Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped,” joins John Williams to tell us everything that happened during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing over Ticketmaster’s handling of Taylor Swift concert tickets.

Duration:00:12:24

Professor Joel Ostrow: Why the U.S. decided to send tanks to Ukraine

1/25/2023
Dr. Joel Ostrow, professor, comparative and international politics, Benedictine University, joins John Williams to talk about the U.S. deciding that they will send battle tanks to Ukraine.

Duration:00:05:59

The Mincing Rascals 1.25.23: Assault weapons ban, Chicago mayoral race heats up, U.S. Senate takes on Ticketmaster

1/25/2023
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald, Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute, and Brandon Pope, host of ‘On the Block‘ on WCIU. Today, the Rascals mince about a variety of stories making news including the DuPage County Sheriff refusing to comply with Illinois’ assault weapons ban. So, where […]

Duration:01:00:28

Elder law attorney Kerry Peck: Will you be able to deposit an original will in a central registry?

1/25/2023
Elder law attorney Kerry Peck joins John Williams to answer all your questions about elder law, trusts, wills, and elder abuse. Kerry was part of a panel discussion today that talked about a person being able to deposit their original will in a central registry. Also, Kerry and the firm are receiving the philanthropy award from the […]

Duration:00:19:42

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part D, 1.25.23

1/25/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:13

Eric Zorn: Who leads Chicago’s mayoral race?

1/24/2023
Eric Zorn, Publisher of The Picayune Sentinel, joins John Williams to discuss a number of recent polls that show that Chicago’s mayoral race is still very much up in the air. Also, Eric and John talk about congressional hearings that are looking into Ticketmaster after last year’s Taylor Swift debacle.

Duration:00:19:42

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi: ‘We know the sheriff must enforce the laws’

1/24/2023
U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi joins John Williams to talk about why he and other lawmakers are urging DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick to retract a statement about not enforcing the state’s new gun ban. Rep. Krishnamoorthi also talks about the ongoing issues with USPS, the controversy surrounding George Santos, and a big grant he helped secure for a […]

Duration:00:09:38

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: Will we need annual COVID vaccine shots?

1/24/2023
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins John Williams to talk about the FDA recommending a once-a-year COVID shot for most Americans. And as always, Dr. Kopin answers all of your medical questions.

Duration:00:12:46

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDXCVIX, 1.24.23

1/24/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:11

John Williams: Remembering Chicago radio titan Lin Brehmer

1/23/2023
John Williams, Lou Manfredini, Steve Bertrand, and WXRT DJ Emma Mac remember the life and legacy of the great WXRT DJ Lin Brehmer, who passed away yesterday at the age of 68.

Duration:00:11:01

Secretary of State Giannoulias: We want to make life easy as possible for customers

1/23/2023
Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias join John Williams to talk about why some vanity license plate requests get rejected, what we need to know about license place stickers and when you know your sticker is expired, and the office’s mission to bring in new technology and modernization to make your experience with the office […]

Duration:00:05:09

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CDXCVIII, 1.23.23

1/23/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:02

Professor Joel Ostrow: Why tanks aren’t being sent to Ukraine

1/20/2023
Dr. Joel Ostrow, professor, comparative and international politics, Benedictine University, joins John Williams to discuss the latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the support given to Ukraine by the United States, the loss of life on both sides of this war, and why the U.S. and Germany can’t come to an agreement about what types of […]

Duration:00:08:43

Could you go one day without using plastic?

1/20/2023
Journalist and best-selling author A.J. Jacobs joins John Williams to talk about his recent piece in the New York Times where he attempted to go 24 hours without using plastic. His latest book is “The Puzzler: One Man’s Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life.”

Duration:00:17:22

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, The Best Of, 1.20.23

1/20/2023
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:00:05:29

Attorney Rae Kaplan: Proposed changes to student loan debt relief

1/19/2023
Attorney Rae Kaplan (America’s student debt expert!) of Kaplan Law Firm joins John Williams to talk about the latest changes that you should be aware of regarding the Biden administration’s student loan debt relief program

Duration:00:12:16