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The John Williams Podcast from 720 WGN

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Chicago, IL

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News

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The John Williams Podcast from 720 WGN

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@wgnkingjohn

Language:

English


Episodes

Dr. Marc Sala: What happens when the COVID emergency ends?

1/31/2023
Dr. Marc Sala, Co-Director of the Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive COVID-19 Center, joins John Williams to talk about his work at the COVID center, how the type of patients at the center have changed throughout the pandemic, if he’s still seeing patients with a loss of taste and smell, President Biden saying that he will end […]

Duration:00:12:23

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DIII, 1.31.23

1/31/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:51

Retired Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman: Poor training, abuse of power, and cruelty played roles in the death of Tyre Nichols

1/30/2023
Kristen Ziman, former Chief of the Aurora Police Department and author of “Reimagining Blue: Thoughts on Life, Leadership, and a New Way Forward in Policing,” joins John Williams to talk about the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police and how this incident showed a lack of training, abysmal decision making, abuse of power, and cruelty […]

Duration:00:09:38

Actor Stephen Tobolowsky reflects on the 30th anniversary of ‘Groundhog Day’

1/30/2023
The great writer, director, and character actor Stephen Tobolowsky (Ned in ‘Groundhog Day’) and Rick Bellairs, Groundhog Days Committee Chairman, join John Williams to talk about the 30th anniversary of the iconic film and the festivities the city of Woodstock (where the movie was filmed) has planned for Groundhog Day this year.

Duration:00:17:03

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DII, 1.30.23

1/30/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:07

Mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson shares his vision for Chicago’s future

1/27/2023
Cook County Commissioner and mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson joins John Williams to talk about why he wants to be the next mayor of Chicago and his plan to combat crime, if he would keep Chicago Police Superintendent Brown in his job, how he wants to raise revenue including bringing back a corporate ‘head tax,’ and […]

Duration:00:10:34

What is ChatGPT and how does it work?

1/27/2023
Daniel Linna, Senior Lecturer, Director of Law and Technology Initiatives, Northwestern University, joins John to tell us everything we should know about ChatGPT, a chatbot tool driven by AI technology, which is quickly changing how the world interacts with AI.

Duration:00:18:31

Economics Professor Michael Miller: Everything you should know about the debt ceiling

1/27/2023
Michael Miller, Associate Professor of Economics at DePaul University, joins John to discuss a recent post from PoliticsGirl about the debt ceiling. Michael and John break down the post to help us better understand what the debt ceiling is, why there is a congressional standoff, and what is likely to happen in the coming months.

Duration:00:15:40

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, The Best Of, 1.27.23

1/27/2023
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:00:04:22

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