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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. Pattanni: Flossing and its connection to heart health

2/2/2023
Dr. Amar Pattani, Family Dentist at Main Street Smiles at 312 W Main Street in Barrington, talks to John about flossing and its connection to heart health, how often a person should floss, and what we should know about using mouthwash. Dr. Pattani also answers all of your dental-related questions.

Duration:00:16:39

Nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner: Build better heart health

2/2/2023
Author and food and nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner joins John Williams to talk about February being Heart Health Month, four behaviors and four health factors that are keys to a healthy heart, what needs to be done to address childhood obesity, and what type of milk we should be drinking. Also, Dawn answers all of your health and […]

Duration:00:15:26

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DV, 2.2.23

2/2/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:43

Pastor Corey Brooks announces $8 million donation from the McCormick Foundation

2/1/2023
Pastor Corey Brooks tells of the $8 million match gift to build the community center.

Duration:00:12:42

David Hochberg: Great time for first-time homebuyers

2/1/2023
Mortgage and real estate expert David Hochberg joins John Williams to talk about why he’s feeling good about mortgage interest rates, why now is a great time for first-time homebuyers to purchase a home, and what you should know about adjustable rate mortgages right now. David also answers all of your mortgage questions. David hosts “Home […]

Duration:00:10:21

The Mincing Rascals 2.1.23: Mayoral forum recap, Tyre Nichols death, Netflix password sharing crackdown

2/1/2023
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. This week, the Rascals break down the latest mayoral forum hosted by WGN-TV. What were the biggest takeaways from the forum? North side alderman Tom Tunney […]

Duration:01:01:28

Rep. LaHood: There should be adequate punishment for mishandling classified documents

2/1/2023
U.S. Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL 16) joins John Williams to talk about introducing legislation along with his colleague Mike Quigley (D-IL-05) to implement stronger enforcement for mishandling of classified documents.

Duration:00:09:55

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DIV, 2.1.23

2/1/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:23

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
Poor training, abuse of power, and cruelty played roles in the death of Tyre Nichols.

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