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Focusing on current events, he discusses the news of the day, sports, television programs, movies, and books with a thoughtful perspective and quirky sense of humor. John excels at drawing out listener views on all sides of the issues. Inquisitive and curious by nature, he asks what listeners want to know and his guests never get a pass on the tough questions.

Focusing on current events, he discusses the news of the day, sports, television programs, movies, and books with a thoughtful perspective and quirky sense of humor. John excels at drawing out listener views on all sides of the issues. Inquisitive and curious by nature, he asks what listeners want to know and his guests never get a pass on the tough questions.
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Chicago, IL

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Focusing on current events, he discusses the news of the day, sports, television programs, movies, and books with a thoughtful perspective and quirky sense of humor. John excels at drawing out listener views on all sides of the issues. Inquisitive and curious by nature, he asks what listeners want to know and his guests never get a pass on the tough questions.

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English


Episodes

John Williams Show Full Podcast 9.21.2018 LIVE From Cork & Kerry At The Park

9/21/2018
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Today on the show, John Williams comes to us LIVE from Cork & Kerry At The Park for the beginning of the Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs Crosstown Classic! John is joined by Roe Conn, Richard Roeper, and Steve Bertrand as they share some of their favorite White Sox memories. Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the White Sox, Brooks Boyer, chimes in about the Crosstown Cup, special guests and activities, and the upcoming Fan Appreciation Day on […]

Duration:00:47:16

Michael Kopech’s dad: An update on the new Sox pitcher’s elbow

9/21/2018
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John Williams speaks with Michael Kopech’s dad, Michael P. Kopech, to get an update on Michael’s condition and his healing process. Michael shares his pride in his son’s talents and eagerness for his son to heal and get back on the field; memories of his son’s childhood; and much more.

Duration:00:09:30

What’s in store at this year’s Fan Appreciation Day

9/21/2018
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As John Williams broadcasts live from Cork & Kerry At The Park, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the White Sox, Brooks Boyer, chimes in to about the Crosstown Cup and special guests and activites to expect throughout the celebrations. Brooks also shares his top 3 White Sox highlights and exclusive information about the upcoming Fan Appreciation Day on September 26th.

Duration:00:05:07

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 09.20.18: Jason Van Dyke trial day four, Art on theMart, first home, the blue line family

9/20/2018
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John Williams checks back in with WGN Radio Reporter Erik Runge, who updates the show on the latest in the Jason Van Dyke trial, which includes a rested case. And Walter Jacobson’s Perspective is that the trial ought to stop until it’s moved out of Chicago. Plus, John wants to know your sentiments on the latest Maroon 5 rumor. Then, Art on theMart Executive Director Cynthia Noble joins the show to describe the enormous projection that will be on the […]

Duration:01:09:36

Alexis Aguilar: “I…felt helpless myself” when I saw a homeless Latino family on the train

9/20/2018
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Chicagoan 29-year-old Alexis Aguilar joins John Williams to share why she decided to approach a seemingly homeless Latino family on the el train to help them. Then, she shares how she succeeded, surpassing her GoFundMe goal. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3548591/3548591_2018-09-20-165631.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:07:14

PERL Mortgage VP of Lending David Hochberg and John Williams disagree on some things

9/20/2018
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PERL Mortgage VP of Lending David Hochberg joins John Williams to give some tips on buying a first home. He and John can’t get along on the topic of private mortgage insurance. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3548587/3548587_2018-09-20-165227.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:11:40

Art on theMart Executive Director Cynthia Noble: “The possibilities are limitless”

9/20/2018
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Art on theMart Executive Director Cynthia Noble joins John Williams to describe the enormous upcoming projection from the Merchandise Mart, September 29th. Plus, she shares what the future could hold for Art on theMart as technological capabilities advance. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3548583/3548583_2018-09-20-164523.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:12:10

Walter Jacobson on why the Jason Van Dyke case should pause

9/20/2018
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Walter Jacobson joins the show to describe why he thinks it’s so important to move the Jason Van Dyke trial out of Chicago. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3548579/3548579_2018-09-20-163919.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:06:02

WGN Radio Reporter Erik Runge: The state rests its case in the Jason Van Dyke trial

9/20/2018
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WGN Radio Reporter Erik Runge joins John Williams to describe day four of the Jason Van Dyke trial, on which the state rested its case. One of today’s events included a heated exchange between one of the police officers on the scene the night of Laquan McDonald’s death, and the defense attorney. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3548575/3548575_2018-09-20-162515.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:06:44

Candidate Erika Harold for Illinois Attorney General tip-toes around her views on same-sex marriage

9/19/2018
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Candidate Erika Harold for Illinois Attorney General joins John Williams to explain how her opponent, Kwame Raoul, makes false claims in his attack ad on Harold. Then, John and Steve try to find out if Erika supports same-sex marriage. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3548189/3548189_2018-09-19-174529.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:11:49

Chicago Tribune Reporter Stacy St. Clair on efforts “…to minimize the perception that no one cared about Laquan McDonald”

9/19/2018
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Chicago Tribune Reporter Stacy St. Clair joins John Williams to describe day three of the Jason Van Dyke-Laquan McDonald murder trial. One of the key points from today’s session she explains is why the medical examiner was asked on the show to elaborate on the number of entry and exit shots fired into the body of Laquan. And, she answers whether or not she thinks it was a bad idea for Van Dyke’s then-partner, Joseph Walsh, to have ever taken […]

Duration:00:12:02

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 09.18.18: Jason Van Dyke, Brett Kavanaugh, Queen of Hearts Raffle, Bingo the weiner dog

9/18/2018
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John Williams invites WGN Radio Reporter Erik Runge on the show to learn the developments of the Jason Van Dyke trial on its second day in session. Then, he wonders and asks you if allegations against Brett Kavanaugh ought to impact his confirmation for Supreme Court Justice. VFW Post 4600 Commander Dwane Lungren talks about the finally drawing of the Queen of Hearts raffle, which will happen tonight in McHenry County. Finally, John has some sad news to share about […]

Duration:01:05:15

VFW Post 4600 Commander Dwane Lungren on winning that Queen of Hearts raffle

9/18/2018
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VFW Post 4600 Commander Dwane Lungren joins the show to talk about the now $7 million raffle prize for tonight’s final drawing of the Queen of Hearts! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3547737/3547737_2018-09-18-174737.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:06:28

WGN Radio Reporter Erik Runge: Jason Van Dyke’s partner is facing obstruction of justice charges

9/18/2018
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WGN Radio Reporter Erik Runge joins John Williams to describe the second day of the Jason Van Dyke Laquan McDonald murder trial. He depicts the developing relationship between jurors, too, as they take notes on the defense and prosecution. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3547722/3547722_2018-09-18-171622.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:11:14

Dr. David Baron of Yellowbrick on how to follow your kids on social media

9/18/2018
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Yellowbrick Medical Director Dr. David Baron joins John Williams to advise on how parents should approach troubled teens, while still allowing them personal space. Join him and John at the Parents & Conversations Forum next Tuesday. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3547324/3547324_2018-09-17-170924.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:07:48

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 09.17.18: Bill Daley, Jason Van Dyke trial, Amazon Go

9/17/2018
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Bill Daley announced today that he will be running for Chicago Mayor in 2019. He joins John Williams to explain what issues he hopes to prioritize if he wins. Then, Chicago Tribune Reporter Stacy St. Clair describes the tasks the Jason Van Dyke jury is undertaking in real time, and how the infamous tape of the Laquan McDonald shooting is being presented in a new way. Yellowbrick Medical Director Dr. David Baron talks about the upcoming Parents & Conversations Forum, […]

Duration:01:11:26

Chicago Tribune Reporter Stacy St. Clair: “…Because he was a black boy who had the audacity not to stop walking when the police told him to”

9/17/2018
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Chicago Tribune Reporter Stacy St. Clair is reporting from the Jason Van Dyke trial. She updates John Williams on opening day of Van Dyke’s hearings, including what the jurors are doing during this interview, and the most damning details of the defense. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3547333/3547333_2018-09-17-172633.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:08:33

Mayoral Candidate Bill Daley: “We could march all day, every day on the streets of Chicago”

9/17/2018
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Bill Daley formally announced his bid for mayor of Chicago in the 2019 race today. He joins John to give his opinion on matters across the board, from the Jason Van Dyke trial, to protest marches across the city. Plus, Bill names three important elements he hopes to address as mayor. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3547313/3547313_2018-09-17-165013.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:17:07

John Williams Saturday Show 9/15/18: LIVE at at Blackhawks Training Camp Festival

9/15/2018
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John is live at the United Center for the Blackhawks Training Camp Festival! Join in for all the Hawks talk you need with a slew of great guests all show long.

Duration:01:02:40

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 09.14.18: Hurricane Maria and the number 3,000, Hurricane Florence, the Jason Van Dyke jury, “Fear”

9/14/2018
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John Williams revisits Thursday’s conversation on race and its impact on the Jason Van Dyke trial verdict. Listeners call in, trying to make sense of it, too. Then, John gives you day three of his review of best-seller Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward. Plus, he wants to know how a mileage tax proposal could be implemented in Illinois; so do our listeners calling in. And, in order to make sense of and verify the findings of 3,000 dead […]

Duration:01:06:13