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Episodes

The Mincing Rascals 2.21.24: Reinsdorf pitches new Sox stadium, Alexei Navalny’s death, and Mayor Johnson’s communication problem

2/21/2024
The Mincing Rascals this week are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn, Publisher of The Picayune Sentinel, Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute, political pundit Marj Halperin, and Cate Plys, former staff writer at the Chicago Reader and political op-ed columnist at the Sun-Times and Tribune. This week, the Rascals kick things off by discussing the unseasonably warm weather in Chicago. […]

Duration:01:07:19

Sports business expert Marc Ganis: Pieces are in place for new Sox stadium to be something very special

2/21/2024
Marc Ganis, sports business expert and President and Co-Founder of Sportscorp Ltd., joins John Williams to talk about White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf asking for $1 billion in public funding to build a new stadium in the South Loop. Marc also gives us his thoughts on Soldier Field and if the Bears will most likely […]

Duration:00:08:37

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DCCXI, 2.21.24

2/21/2024
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:06

VIDEO: ‘Magic is like music – It’s a never-ending process’ | French magician Alexandra Duvivier

2/21/2024
Considered one of the world’s greatest “magiciennes,” French magician Alexandra Duvivier joins John Williams to talk about her show Extraordinaire! with Alexandara Duvivier coming to the Rhapsody Theater in Chicago from February 22-March 10, 2024.

Duration:00:15:01

Diveheart wants to build the country’s biggest pool in North Chicago

2/20/2024
Jim Elliott, Founder & President, Diveheart, joins John Williams to talk about his goal to open the country’s deepest swimming pool in North Chicago. Jim tells John about the work that Diveheart does, the purpose of building this type of pool, how much he estimates this project will cost, who he hopes will help pay […]

Duration:00:18:54

Professor Joel Ostrow: Who was Alexei Navalny and what do we know about his death?

2/20/2024
Dr. Joel Ostrow, professor, comparative and international politics, Benedictine University, joins John Williams to talk about the death of Alexei Navalny, the leading opposition figure to Vladimir Putin in Russia.

Duration:00:09:54

Dr. Marc Sala: Pay attention to your gait to gauge your overall health

2/20/2024
Dr. Marc Sala, pulmonary and critical care specialist and co-director of the Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive COVID-19 Center, joins John Williams to talk about his work at the COVID-19 Center, what they are learning about Long COVID from the work they are doing, how the COVID virus caused such systemic symptoms in certain people, and why you […]

Duration:00:08:13

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DCCX, 2.20.24

2/20/2024
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:07

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DCCIX, 2.19.24

2/19/2024
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:01

How one person got scammed out of $50,000

2/16/2024
John Williams discusses the piece in The Cut written by financial journalist Charlotte Cowles that details her experience getting scammed out of $50,000. Listeners have opinions and John takes your calls and texts.

Duration:00:28:15

Why one state lawmaker wants to lower the drinking age in Illinois

2/16/2024
Illinois State Representative John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) joins John Williams to explain why he believes that Illinois should lower the drinking age to 18.

Duration:00:15:04

Craig Bolanos: Get back to basics with your investments

2/16/2024
Segment 1: Craig Bolanos, Co-Founder and CEO of Wealth Management Group, joins John to talk about the disappointing economic data released this week and how it’s impacting the market, how this economic news will impact inflation, the consumer softening tremendously, why he’s advising clients to get back to basics with their investments, and when he expects the Fed […]

Duration:00:15:07

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, The Best Of, 2.16.24

2/16/2024
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:00:04:45

Dawn Jackson Blatner: How much protein do you need per day?

2/15/2024
Author and registered dietician nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner talks with John Williams about the health benefits of movement, her thoughts on young people taking weight loss drugs, why she’s concerned about people losing muscle mass when they are on weight loss medications, her recipe for Protein-Packed CHEESY PEPPER POPPERS (as recommended by a WGN Radio listener!), and the […]

Duration:00:21:18

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DCCVIII, 2.15.24

2/15/2024
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:02:29

The Mincing Rascals 2.14.24: ShotSpotter, Biden age concern, and ‘right-to-die’ legislation

2/14/2024
The Mincing Rascals this week are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn, Publisher of The Picayune Sentinel, Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute, Brandon Pope, host of ‘On the Block‘ on WCIU, and Cate Plys, former staff writer at the Chicago Reader and political op-ed columnist at the Sun-Times and Tribune. The Rascals start off today’s podcast talking about Mayor Johnson’s decision […]

Duration:00:57:40

Sen. Holmes explains medical aid in dying legislation

2/14/2024
State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora), joins John Williams to talk about a new piece of legislation that she co-sponsored that would allow a mentally capable adult who is terminally ill the option of ending their own life.

Duration:00:14:46

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DCCVII, 2.14.24

2/14/2024
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:02:25

Eric Zorn: At what age do you become a senior citizen?

2/13/2024
Eric Zorn, Publisher of The Picayune Sentinel, joins John Williams to talk about a number of items including the debate over what age you are considered to be a senior citizen, the return of Jon Stewart to The Daily Show, and how Stewart handled the age problem of both President Joe Biden and former president Donald […]

Duration:00:10:01

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: CDC to change COVID isolation guidelines

2/13/2024
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins John Williams to discuss the concern over the mental gaffes made by former president Donald Trump and President Biden, why stomach cancer is so difficult to diagnose and treat, and the CDC planning to drop five-day COVID isolation guidelines.

Duration:00:14:41