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The John Williams Podcast from 720 WGN

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The John Williams Podcast from 720 WGN

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Episodes

Pastor Corey Brooks on his current efforts to raise awareness on gun violence in Chicago

8/3/2021
Pastor Corey Brooks joins John Williams to talk about his many projects to raise awareness, including a community center on the South Side. Pastor Brooks can be reached at 312-813-5211 for details on his upcoming golf fundraiser and more.

Duration:00:07:27

Ald. Brian Hopkins: Police are ‘out-gunned, outnumbered and out-motored’ by parade of motorcycles committing moving violations

8/3/2021
Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward) joins John Williams to weigh in on New York’s new requirement of vaccination proof to dine at restaurants and even has a good idea for airlines who want to capitalize on that. Then, Ald. Hopkins explains why police can’t pursue motorcyclists when they’re breaking all sorts of rules of the […]

Duration:00:15:39

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CCXXXVI, 8.3.21

8/3/2021
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@WGNRadio.com.

Duration:00:03:27

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CCXXXV, 8.2.21

8/2/2021
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@WGNRadio.com.

Duration:00:03:05

Clearing confusion on the Illinois tollways

7/30/2021
The Illinois Tollways have lacked representatives in its booths for over a year and drivers are navigating the technological space to pay for their tolls. Illinois Tollway Spokesperson Joelle McGinnis joins John Williams to answer questions from listeners about their transponders and more.

Duration:00:12:15

The Statue and Monument Review Task Force: It’s hard to evaluate people like Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant in their time

7/30/2021
The Statue and Monument Review Task Force Spokesperson State Representative Tim Butler (87th-Springfield) joins John Williams to describe who decides which statues to bring down after their legacies have come into question.

Duration:00:10:40

Q&A with the Secretary of State’s office – Extension of the Real ID deadline and more

7/30/2021
Secretary of State Press Secretary Dave Druker joins John Williams to answer questions about the Real ID, whose deadline has been extended to May 2023. And he talks about the to-dos we all have to go to the DMV for.

Duration:00:06:37

Rep. Jim Banks says police weren’t prepared enough for Jan 6 Capitol insurrection

7/29/2021
Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana joins John Williams to discuss the Jan 6 insurrection hearings. Rep. Banks was rejected by speaker Nancy Pelosi from being on the insurrection commission.

Duration:00:08:19

Your Hometown features live music venue Empty Bottle in West Town

7/29/2021
This month’s Your Hometown is highlighting West Town. Molly Mobley, lead talent buyer at Empty Bottle, joins John Williams to talk about what Empty Bottle is offering now that we’re somewhat out of the pandemic. She also shares some of the history of the decades-old venue.

Duration:00:08:19

Ald. Daniel La Spata of West Town highlights the neighborhood!

7/29/2021
West Town is this month’s featured Your Hometown. Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st Ward) joins John Williams to talk about what makes his neighborhood special.

Duration:00:10:27

Intern TJ Gimbel gives live updates on Lollapalooza, day one

7/29/2021
WGN Radio intern TJ Gimbel joins John Williams live from outside Lollapalooza to give updates on how the festival is handling COVID-19 precautions.

Duration:00:06:35

From the archives: John Williams and the ‘Huriball’

7/29/2021
Earlier this week, John Williams and his former producer Matt Bubala reminisced about the (mis)adventure with the “Huriball.” What’s the “Huriball?,” you may ask. It was a 9 1/2 foot golf ball-like capsule designed and built by a group of adventurers to allow them to experience the force of a hurricane by safely floating in […]

Duration:00:06:51

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CCXXXIV, 7.29.21

7/29/2021
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@WGNRadio.com!

Duration:00:02:56

Elder Law Attorney Kerry Peck answers more of your questions

7/28/2021
Elder Law Attorney Kerry Peck of Peck Ritchey, LLC joins John Williams to answer more questions on guardianships and to discuss end of life decisions.

Duration:00:13:55

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Women’s Gymnastics Coach: ‘It’s my job as a coach to know [athletes] very, very well…know how to read them’

7/28/2021
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Women’s Gymnastics Coach Nadalie Walsh joins John Williams to react to Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the Olympics due to mental health concerns. And she describes how she would approach an athlete who doesn’t seem to be in the right spirits to perform her craft.

Duration:00:06:43

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CCXXXIII, 7.28.21

7/28/2021
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@WGNRadio.com for a chance to win a Speed Jokes mug!

Duration:00:03:17

Former intern Jay Doherty voiced an Olympics promo!

7/27/2021
Jay Doherty is the 17-year-old who previously interned for John Williams, and who is now recording voiceovers for clients in 58 different countries. One of his clients this year was the Olympic Committee!

Duration:00:09:19

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on why the monarch butterfly population has declined since the ’90s

7/27/2021
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Chief Curator Doug Taron joins John Williams to explain why there is fear in the scientific community about the decline in the population of the monarch butterfly. And he tells John what we can do to help keep them around.

Duration:00:05:58

St. Louis reporter on that city’s reinstated mask mandate

7/27/2021
The number of positive COVID cases in St. Louis has ticked up, prompting the city to require masks to be worn all over again. Reporter Chris Regnier of KTVI in St. Louis joins to share the latest.

Duration:00:05:42

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part CCXXXIII, 7.27.21

7/27/2021
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending them to JohnWilliams@WGNradio.com for a chance to win a Speed Jokes mug or glass!

Duration:00:03:01