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John's program is a full-service show in every sense of the word. Focusing on current events, he discusses the news of the day, sports, television programs, movies, books, etc. On occasion, John will take calls from Mr. President and a cast of characters that become more familiar each day.

John's program is a full-service show in every sense of the word. Focusing on current events, he discusses the news of the day, sports, television programs, movies, books, etc. On occasion, John will take calls from Mr. President and a cast of characters that become more familiar each day.
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Chicago, IL

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John's program is a full-service show in every sense of the word. Focusing on current events, he discusses the news of the day, sports, television programs, movies, books, etc. On occasion, John will take calls from Mr. President and a cast of characters that become more familiar each day.

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English


Episodes

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 11.19.18: Pete Souza, Chicago Bears, Simeon Alumni Association vs. Nazareth Academy

11/19/2018
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John Williams starts off the show with some comments on President Trump’s weekend tweets. Then, you challenge John. He goes on to talk to Author Pete Souza, who writes Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, a book about his Instagram page and photography of two administrations, as well as on the act of trolling. John and WGN Radio Sports Reporter Kevin Powell chat about football, and a new pattern presented by the Chicago Bears. Finally, the attorney representing the Simeon Alumni Association […]

Duration:01:09:24

Simeon Career Academy Attorney Shay Allen: Adults came in and robbed [Simeon] students of an opportunity

11/19/2018
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Shay Allen is the attorney representing the parents of the Simeon Alumni Association in its lawsuit against Nazareth Academy. He joins John Williams to break down what happened at the football game last weekend that led to that lawsuit. One IHSA official calls in, supporting Simeon. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3568508/3568508_2018-11-19-163908.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:12:48

WGN Radio Reporter Joe Brand was at the Nazareth v. Simeon game

11/19/2018
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WGN Radio Reporter Joe Brand joins John Williams to describe what he noticed when he called the Nazareth Academy vs. Simeon Career Academy game that led to a lawsuit. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3568507/3568507_2018-11-19-162907.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:04:22

“Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents” Author Pete Souza: “I really think I’m part of the truth squad”

11/19/2018
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Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents Author Pete Souza joins John Williams to talk about being the photographer of two different political party presidents. He describes how shade is thrown by politicians, and how he transformed Instragram posts into a book. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3568503/3568503_2018-11-19-161803.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:12:58

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 11.16.18: NewsClick, corporate site selection (HQ2), you’ve “got a guy”

11/16/2018
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John Williams starts by asking you how you feel about the governor’s salary. That’s our NewsClick today. Then, Corporate Site Selection Expert John Boyd explains what draws big companies like Amazon and Foxconn to build headquarters in certain cities. And John goes on to talk about his guy. That is, his guy at ABT who helps him get good deals. And, Elif, Steve and Violeta chime in with their guys in the city who help them out. Finally, the gang […]

Duration:00:56:59

Corporate Site Selection Expert on Amazon HQ2: “The backlash is real”

11/16/2018
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Corporate Site Selection Expert John Boyd of The Boyd Company joins John Williams to describe the best business climates for corporations like HQ2 to join cities. He also explains incentives for companies like Foxconn, and reflects on the decision for part of HQ2 to reside in New York City. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3567780/3567780_2018-11-16-164320.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:15:39

The Mincing Rascals 11.15.18: Arresting liars, Melania Trump, Baraboo prom picture

11/15/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. They are asked by a listener if a law should be enacted that makes it illegal for the president to lie, especially in cases like the edited Jim Acosta video. The Rascals then discuss how proper it was for First Lady Melania Trump to issue a public statement of her disdain toward a national security adviser. Plus, they say whether or […]

Duration:00:30:07

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 11.15.18: 28 Trombones, a viral Wisconsin prom photo, Ed Henry supporting CNN

11/15/2018
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John Williams introduces you to 28 Trombones, a group who covers mega hits like Queen’s earworm, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Then, with questions still lingering about that viral photo of 60 boys holding up what appears to be the Nazi salute, John calls in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reporter Annysa Johnson. John also invites Fox News Chief National Correspondent Ed Henry to explain why Fox News has filed its own amicus brief in support of the CNN lawsuit against the Trump administration. Finally,...

Duration:01:07:22

Robert Torres brings a car with 6,000 bullet holes to Chicago

11/15/2018
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Parents for Peace & Justice Founder Robert Torres joins John Williams to describe the art installation that shares the story of Chicago violence with those who see it. The south side installation is of a car covered in bullet holes, and it speaks to the pain and loss experienced throughout Chicago. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3567384/3567384_2018-11-15-164124.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:05:28

Fox News Chief National Correspondent Ed Henry: The White House wants the CNN lawsuit to go to trial

11/15/2018
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Fox News Chief National Correspondent Ed Henry joins John Williams to explain why Fox News joined a list of media outlets filing amicus briefs in support of CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration. And, he describes his relationships with such Fox News personalities as Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3567377/3567377_2018-11-15-163117.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:16:49

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reporter Annysa Johnson: “Baraboo is struggling with some issues”

11/15/2018
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reporter Annysa Johnson joins John Williams to answer some still lingering questions regarding that viral prom photo out of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Plus, talks about some of the other racial issues Wisconsin has been exposed to recently. [audio http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3567375/3567375_2018-11-15-162215.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:09:31

John Williams shares a message from AMITA Health, November 2018

11/14/2018
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November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. John Williams provides some tips for spotting Alzheimer’s, and explains when you should seek help. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3567005/3567005_2018-11-14-172705.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:01:28

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 11.14.18: Computerized apologies for Amazon, Thanksgiving dinner, punching a bear in the nose

11/14/2018
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John Williams invites the creators of the computerized apologies made to 18 cities who didn’t acquire Amazon HQ2. Then, computer Elif expresses her alarm of this capability. Then, Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic Phil Vettel joins the show to talk about some of the recommended Thanksgiving dinners in town, and foreign cuisine in Chicago. John and listeners debate on yesterday’s NewsClick, which asks what those Baraboo High School students were doing in that viral photo. Finally, John plays...

Duration:01:05:09

Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic Phil Vettel: “Give ’em some crepe!”

11/14/2018
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Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic Phil Vettel joins John Williams to list a few great spots to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal next week. Plus, he gives you some of the best international food he’s tried in the last week. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3566986/3566986_2018-11-14-164026.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:15:32

McGarrah Jessee Creative Director Sarah Weigl is the person behind those Amazon Alexa HQ2 apologies

11/14/2018
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McGarrah Jessee Creative Director Sarah Weigl joins John Williams to talk about how she crafted 18 computerized apologies geared towards the cities who didn’t get HQ2. Then, computerized Elif expresses regret at the capability Sarah describes in this interview. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3566979/3566979_2018-11-14-163319.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:11:53

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 11.13.18: Amazon apologizes, California wildfire causes, Susan Orlean, CNN v. Trump

11/13/2018
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John Williams opens the show by inquiring about Trumpy Bear. Then, he lets you down easy with a recording of Amazon Alexa apologizing that Chicago didn’t acquire HQ2. Elif rebuts. In light of President Trump’s tweet, and a continued uncertainty of how the rapidly spreading California wildfires, John calls on Forest and Fire Ecologist Dr. Chad Hansen of the John Muir Project. He debunks Trump’s tweet, explaining that his suggestion does more harm than good in disasters like this one. […]

Duration:01:09:56

Media Ethics and Law Professor Jane Kirtley: Jim Acosta isn’t the only journalist whose credentials will get pulled

11/13/2018
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Media Ethics and Law Professor Jane Kirtley joins John Williams to explain if reporters reserve the right to their White House press passes, after learning of the CNN lawsuit. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3566626/3566626_2018-11-13-171326.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:09:40

“The Library Book” Author Susan Orlean: “‘You can still smell the smoke in some of them'”

11/13/2018
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Author Susan Orlean talks about what she calls competing disasters, when a mysterious fire broke out in a Los Angeles library at the same time as the Chernobyl disaster. She writes The Library Book and you can see her tonight at the Harold Washington Library. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3566622/3566622_2018-11-13-170522.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:21:48

Forest and Fire Ecologist Dr. Chad Hansen: “Forests with the fewest environmental protections…actually burn the most intensely”

11/13/2018
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Forest and Fire Ecologist Dr. Chad Hansen, of the John Muir Project, joins John Williams to explain how his research shows that President Trump’s response to the California wildfires is harmful. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3566616/3566616_2018-11-13-165216.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:11:16

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 11.08.18: Jim Acosta, Coats for Kids, No Straw November

11/9/2018
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John Williams goes over the Jim Acosta incident in the White House, the reason for which his press pass was suspended. John calls on Dan Shelley, the executive director of the Radio Television Digital News Association to do that. And, you weigh in with your own opinions on that moment between Trump and Acosta. Plus, CD One Price Cleaners Marketing Coordinator explains how you can take part in Coats for Kids, a coat drive. Finally, Shedd Aquarium Director of Conservation […]

Duration:01:05:46