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The Mincing Rascals from WGN Plus

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The Mincing Rascals 04.19.19: Mueller Report, bat flips, Kim Foxx texts, Notre Dame debate

4/19/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio. They begin by discussing the now-released Mueller Report, and what it means to the presidency. Then, the Rascals debate home run celebrations and the bat flip in the White Sox game Wednesday. Plus, they analyze the internal text message exchanges of State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office, handed over to the Chicago Tribune. Finally, the Mincing Rascals weigh in on France’s debate over whether or not Notre […]

Duration:00:34:21

The Mincing Rascals 04.11.19: Graduated income tax, Lincoln Yards, AG Barr, college admissions fraud

4/11/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand, Patti Vasquez and Justin Kaufmann of WGN Radio. They begin by discussing Governor Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan. Then, the Rascals give their takes on the construction of Lincoln Yards, a widely debated city expense this week. They go on to deliberate the effectiveness of Attorney General William Barr’s claim that President Trump’s campaign was spied on. Finally, the Rascals decide whether or not they think Lori Loughlin should go...

Duration:00:39:43

The Mincing Rascals 04.04.19: Chicago makes history, the Mueller Report, “Orange,” Joe Biden

4/4/2019
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The Mincing Rascals is John Williams, Patti Vasquez and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of Chicago Tribune. They start off by reflecting on the election of Lori Lightfoot, who made history as the first female, black and gay mayor in the country. Then, the Rascals talk about the subpoenaed full Mueller Report. They go on to dissect the mental wellness of President Trump following recent verbal gaffes, and they judge Joe Biden’s newly reported […]

Duration:00:35:05

The Mincing Rascals 03.28.19: Mayor Emanuel Sounds Off on Smollett, Betsy DeVos in Hot Water, & MORE

3/28/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. This week, the crew discussed the finalization with the Jussie Smollett case after the Mayor & Police Superintendent of Chicago expressed their heated stance on the dropping of all charges. They also checked in one last time on where they stand before we get a new mayor Tuesday, they question if the blood, sweat and tears of the […]

Duration:00:36:18

The Mincing Rascals 03.21.19: Trump attacks John McCain and George Conway, eliminating the electoral college, Preckwinkle pulls TV ads

3/21/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis from the Chicago Tribune. This week, they discuss Trump’s recent round of attacks on John McCain, George Conway, and others. Plus they consider Joe Biden’s potential candidacy and Elizabeth Warren’s suggestion that we eliminate the electoral college. Locally, they look at the mayoral race and how Toni Preckwinkle’s decision to pull her TV ads will affect her chances. Eric recommends “The...

Duration:00:37:56

The Mincing Rascals 03.14.19: College admissions fraud, Sexual orientation in race for mayor, Boeing 737 Max 8

3/14/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Patti Vasquez and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. They start this week’s discussion with determining who is to blame most for the college admissions scandal involving Hollywood. The Rascals go on to address the Race for Mayor, which seems to have tackled LGBTQ issues in the last week. And, also locally, the Rascals address the state’s consideration for a tax for miles driven, and […]

Duration:00:36:21

The Mincing Rascals 03.07.19: The White House, R. Kelly rants, 2020 Presidential Election, campaign attack ads

3/7/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio, and Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. They start by discussing the plethora of on-goings in the White House, including Donald Trump’s academic records. Then, the Rascals critique R. Kelly’s interview on “CBS This Morning.” And, Steve delivers breaking news on the 2020 Presidential Election. Finally, the crew talks sports betting in Illinois and the most recent campaign attack ads. John...

Duration:00:36:47

The Mincing Rascals 02.28.19: The Mayoral Runoff, Michael Cohen’s testimony, a Jussie Smollett cartoon

2/28/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Patti Vasquez and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of Chicago Tribune. They start by sharing their thoughts on the top two mayoral choices, Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle. Then, they judge the Michael Cohen testimony. The Rascals address a cartoon that was taken down by a California newspaper, which featured Jussie Smollett. Scott gives his take on that. And, the Rascals go on to compare the Oscars to […]

Duration:00:39:29

The Mincing Rascals 02.21.19: Jussie Smollett arrest, gun ownership laws, Obama Presidential Center lawsuit, the Illinois budget, the race for mayor

2/21/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Patti Vasquez and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. They begin by discussing the Jussie Smollett arrest on charges of a staged attack. Then, the Rascals move on to hash out the changes that have been made to gun ownership laws, now that another mass shooting has taken place in Aurora. They switch gears to opine on the new lawsuit against the construction of the Obama Presidential Center […]

Duration:00:38:51

The Mincing Rascals 02.14.19: From die hard Cubs fan to White Sox fan, Jason Van Dyke is attacked in federal, Jussie Smollett, Trump rallies, presidential bids

2/14/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals wonder how much impact the Cubs cable TV deal with Sinclair will have on fans. Then, they move on to discuss the appeal efforts for Jason Van Dyke’s sentence, after news that he was attacked in federal prison. The Rascals then talk about some of the holes observed in the Jussie Smollett attack story. […]

Duration:00:40:08

The Mincing Rascals 02.07.19: State of the Union, Joe Ricketts’ e-mails, black face, the race for mayor

2/7/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals begin by rating the State of the Union speech. Then, they discuss Joe Ricketts’ leaked racist e-mails. The Rascals go on to distinguish between racism and character play in the form of black face, and they opine on the future of the Virginia government. Finally, the Rascals judge business in City Hall, and how the next mayor […]

Duration:00:36:41

The Mincing Rascals 02.01.19: Speaker Madigan sued, Jussie Smollett, Mueller, Super Bowl LIII

2/1/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Justin Kaufmann of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune. They discuss Speaker Mike Madigan’s deposition in the lawsuit charging Madigan for getting extra names put on the ballot against Jason Gonzales. Staying local, the Rascals break down the details scattering about the assault of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Plus, the Rascals talk about the Mueller investigation’s latest developments, including Roger Stone’s Nixon era...

Duration:00:39:22

A message from The Mincing Rascals 01.31.19

1/31/2019
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John Williams shares a message on behalf of all the Mincing Rascals, Patti Vasquez, Steve Bertrand, Eric Zorn, Scott Stantis and Justin Kaufmann. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3591182/delay-message-from-mincing-rascals_2019-01-30-170222.64kmono.mp3

Duration:00:00:38

The Mincing Rascals 01.24.19: Pelosi v. Trump, Covington Catholic High School, Race for Mayor, and the Ed Burke chronicles

1/24/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio, and Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune. They kick off this discussion with who won the Pelosi/Trump battle. The Rascals go on to talk about solutions other than a wall for illegal immigration. Plus, they talk about their takeaways from behavior of the Covington Catholic High School students in a weekend rally. Stateside, the Rascals discuss what the race for mayor has in store […]

Duration:00:37:50

The Mincing Rascals 01.17.19: Karen Pence, Gillette, the State of the Union, the race for mayor

1/17/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Patti Vasquez and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. They begin by discussing the Second Lady’s discriminatory administration. The Rascals go on to discuss the seemingly controversial Gillette ad. And, they talk about Speaker Pelosi’s letter, threatening Trump that she’ll cancel his State of the Union address. Plus, the Mincing Rascals go over some of the mayoral candidates as we get closer to voting...

Duration:00:38:21

The Mincing Rascals 01.10.19: The government shutdown, President Trump declares, Cody Parkey

1/10/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio. They begin this week’s episode by discussing that which has been top of mind for the last couple of weeks: the shutdown and funding the wall. Then, the group questions President Trump’s well-written “humanitarian crisis” address from Tuesday, and Chuck and Nancy’s bizarre follow-up. Plus, the Rascals debate Cody Parkey’s presence on the Bears after his missed – or blocked – field goal. Finally, the Rascals...

Duration:00:37:42

The Mincing Rascals 01.03.19: The wall, Police tragedies, Dan Ryan to Obama Expressway

1/3/2019
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Justin Kaufmann of WGN Radio, and Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. They begin by discussing President Trump’s persistence in persuading Republicans and Democrats for the wall. Then, the Rascals discuss the year in police deaths both in the line of duty, and by suicide. The group goes over talks of changing the name of the Dan Ryan to the Obama Expressway....

Duration:00:31:09

The Mincing Rascals 12.26.18: Government shutdown, Eric Zorn’s Illinois polls, Trump visits Iraq, high school wrestler’s unwanted haircut

12/27/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of Chicago Tribune. They start off by discussing the government shutdown, or partisan showdown, which stretches into its sixth day. Then, the Rascals discuss their answers to a list of poll questions Eric compiled on the future of the state in politics. They go on to talk about the indications made by President Trump’s visit to troops in Iraq. Plus, the Rascals weigh in on […]

The Mincing Rascals 12.20.18: The border wall discussion continues, Michael Flynn lies, Ariana Grande, the Boring Company

12/20/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio, and Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. They kick off this episode with the ongoing discussion of funding a border wall. Then, the Rascals question Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s claim that he didn’t know lying to the FBI is illegal. And they go on to question a widely criticized Instagram post about Ariana Grande’s looks. But the Rascals move back to […]

Duration:00:37:01

The Mincing Rascals 12.13.18: The border wall meeting, Michael Cohen, mayoral candidates

12/13/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals begin by discussing Michael Cohen’s prison sentence and its impact on the Trump administration. Then, the group addresses Tribune Columnist John Kass’s words regarding the border wall meeting between Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and President Trump. Plus, they talk about an unusual tax that California lawmakers are considering putting in place....

Duration:00:38:28