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The John Williams Podcast from 720 WGN

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Episodes

DePaul economics professor Michael Miller: ‘This is the chance for workers to get their cut of the pie’

5/6/2021
DePaul economics professor Michael Miller joins John Williams to explain what would entice people to return to work after receiving unemployment benefits for a long time due to the pandemic. And he describes what those people can do to make those offers worth their while.

Duration:00:10:24

Betting analyst Sam Panayotovich: What happened, Tony LaRussa?!

5/6/2021
New England Sports Network betting analyst Sam Panayotovich joins John Williams to talk about what the heck happened at the end of the White Sox game Wednesday. And what will Justin Fields add to the Chicago Bears?

Duration:00:10:36

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events: ‘We’re going to have…possibly no restrictions by the middle of the summer’

5/6/2021
Mark Kelly, Commissioner for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, joins John Williams to talk about “Open Culture,” the term being used to describe the reopening of events and spaces in Chicago. And he explains how events can remain safe as the city fully reopens. Visit choosechicago.com/events for more information.

Duration:00:09:44

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CCXX, 5.6.21

5/6/2021
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@WGNRadio.com!

Duration:00:04:34

Northwestern Medicine: Languishing is the common lack of enthusiasm resulting of the pandemic

5/5/2021
Northwestern Medicine licensed clinical social worker Mia Rusev joins John Williams to discuss languishing, a feeling of indifference 13 months into the COVID pandemic. She offers suggestions to keep the mind busy and motivated day-to-day, to prevent days from looking the same.

Duration:00:09:06

Stephanie Bonin wants Americans to receive $2,000 a month in stimulus

5/5/2021
Stephanie Bonin started a petition on Change.org to pass a stimulus bill for checks of $2,000 a month to all Americans. So far, more than two million people have signed the petition, and she joins John Williams to explain why she thinks Americans need the money.

Duration:00:07:22

‘Jill on Money’ host Jill Schlesinger on what part of ‘NFT’ we should focus on

5/5/2021
Jill Schlesinger is the news business analyst for CBS and the host of the “Jill on Money” podcast. She joins John Williams to explain what a non-fungible token is. She also outlines how cryptocurrency trading works, especially as Dogecoin takes off.

Duration:00:07:56

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CCXIX, 5.5.21

5/5/2021
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@WGNRadio.com!

Duration:00:02:57

Virtual Event: Glenbard Parenting Series on how to guide your kids toward an intentional life

5/4/2021
Author Jessica Lahey of The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence joins John Williams to share tips on how to talk to kids about substance addiction, and lead them on a meaningful path. Join the webinar tonight, which will feature Jessica as speaker.

Duration:00:17:33

National Association of Letter Carriers: There will be a large sum of new letter carriers in Chicago

5/4/2021
National Association of Letter Carriers Union Representative Mack Julion joins John Williams to encourage applicants to the postal service. He explains how the union can help those waiting a long time to hear back after an interview.

Duration:00:07:54

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CCXVIII, 5.4.21

5/4/2021
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@WGNRadio.com!

Duration:00:03:40

Chicago Sun-Times education reporter Nader Issa: CPS leaders have grown tired, are ready to move on

5/3/2021
Chicago Sun-Times education reporter Nader Issa joins John Williams to explain some of the reasons why Chicago Public Schools CEO Dr. Janice Jackson won’t renew her contract as CEO after four years. Those include the multiple teacher strikes, the pandemic, and differing comfort levels of CPS families.

Duration:00:07:06

Dr. Samuel Kim on smoking vs. vaping: ‘We still do not fully understand the full long-term effect of the e-cigarette’

5/3/2021
Northwestern Medicine thoracic surgeon Dr. Samuel Kim joins John Williams to explain the difference between vaping and smoking, and to distinguish which is worse.

Duration:00:09:50

Hamline University political science professor David Schultz: Supreme Court case of free speech on social media is Orwellian

5/3/2021
Hamline University Political Science Professor David Schultz joins John Williams to discuss the case of a high school cheerleader who was suspended from the team for using profane language in reference to the sport via Snapchat. He explains why what goes on outside the school gates should be treated as such, and listeners respond. Read […]

Duration:00:19:30

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CCXVII, 5.3.21

5/3/2021
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending them to JohnWilliams@WGNRadio.com!

Duration:00:03:51

Michelin Star recipients Moody Tongue and Porto on their favorite menu items

4/30/2021
Moody Tongue and Porto are two of the new dining and drink establishments in Chicago that have been awarded with Michelin stars. Both their owners join John Williams to talk about their restaurants, their work, and their favorite and most popular menu items.

Duration:00:09:29

Dr. Kevin Most advises on prolonged loss of taste or smell

4/30/2021
Dr. Kevin Most joins John Williams, along with a mother whose daughter has been without taste and smell for 267 days. Dr. Most offers suggestions on whom to consult with if you have this long-haul symptom of COVID.

Duration:00:16:21

Harper College President Dr. Avis Proctor on President Biden’s plan for free community college education

4/30/2021
Harper College President Dr. Avis Proctor joins John Williams to talk about the low cost great education at her school and President Biden’s plan to make all junior and community college education free.

Duration:00:17:46

John Williams brings you the best-of Speed Jokes, 4.30.21

4/30/2021
John Williams brings you the best-of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@WGNRadio.com!

Duration:00:05:39

Jon Hansen shares the highlights of his trip to Your Hometown, Geneva, Illinois

4/29/2021
Jon Hansen joins John Williams to describe his journey through Geneva, which involved delicious eats from All Chocolate Kitchen and fascinating historic sites like the Fabyan Windmill. Your Hometown Geneva was sponsored by McDonald’s, At Properties and Bare Moxie Bra and Swim Boutique.

Duration:00:09:17