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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 12.12.17: Former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski, Alabama State Senate,

12/12/2017
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On today’s show, John asks Elif to count up the number of times someone says they are shocked by a Trump remark. Then, Former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski joins John with somewhat of a contentious start; they discuss Corey’s writing process for Let Trump Be Trump and his thoughts on being replaced by Paul Manafort. Opelika-Auburn News Editor Troy Turner updates John on the atmosphere in Alabama, as they vote between Doug Jones and Judge Roy Moore for Senate. Historian Clay […]

Duration: 01:06:00


Obelika-Auburn News Editor Troy Turner on the Alabama State Senate vote: “It’s a pretty volatile situation down here”

12/12/2017
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Obelika-Auburn News Editor Troy Turner joins John to describe voting day in Alabama for the State Senate. He shares with John the atmosphere in Alabama today, including local rumors that explore the fate of Roy Moore’s seat, even if he is elected. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3438095/3438095_2017-12-12-175535.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:08:05


Path Trading Partners Chief Market Strategist Bob Iaccino dissects the bitcoin for the John Williams Show

12/12/2017
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Path Trading Partners Chief Market Strategist Bob Iaccino explains how one can purchase daily needs with a bitcoin. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3438092/3438092_2017-12-12-175032.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:07:55


Former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski: Driving 90 miles an hour while talking Twitter and Paul Manafort

12/12/2017
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Former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski joins John to talk about his book, Let Trump Be Trump, and about his thoughts when he was replaced on the campaign trail by Paul Manafort. The interview begins with Corey’s criticism of John, which backfires when Corey expresses unawareness about Trump’s latest controversial tweet on Senator Gillibrand. Then, Corey tells John and Steve whether he’s heard from the Robert Mueller investigative team....

Duration: 00:17:31


The John Williams Show Full Podcast 12.11.17: Roy Moore’s spokesperson, NFL, the Alabama State Senate vote

12/11/2017
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Tomorrow, Alabamans choose between Attorney Doug Jones and Judge Roy Moore to fill a senate seat. John catches up with NewsRadio710 Alabama Talk Show Host Uncle Henry, who tells him why it might still be hard for people to vote against Moore. Plus, Washington Post National Correspondent Phillip Bump explains why it’s a challenge to pin down a vote that properly represents Alabamans. Sam Panayotovich gives the weekly sports round-up. And, John presents you with a telling (or not) interview […]

Duration: 01:12:10


NewsRadio710 Alabama Morning Drive Host Uncle Henry: “The timing alone is reasonable doubt”

12/11/2017
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NewsRadio710 Alabama Morning Drive Host Uncle Henry tells us who will be showing up tomorrow in the vote for Alabama State Senate. That’s between Judge Roy Moore and Attorney Doug Jones. He also goes on to tell John why it would still take a lot to vote for Doug Jones. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3437556/3437556_2017-12-11-183556.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:07:46


Washington Post National Correspondent Phillip Bump: It’s hard to determine who’s even going to vote in Alabama tomorrow

12/11/2017
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Washington Post National Correspondent Phillip Bump explains why it’s still hard to tell who is going to win in tomorrow’s Alabama Senate Election, between Doug Jones and Roy Moore. And, he reveals how the Moore campaign could be trying to prove themselves right by claiming a lack of evidence. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3437555/3437555_2017-12-11-183155.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:07:29


WGN Radio Sports Reporter Sam Panayotovich: “It’s still a win for this quarterback”

12/11/2017
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WGN Radio Sports Reporter Sam Panayotovich joins John to predict if Mitch Trubisky will get to keep his job. And, he gives John an update on how other teams across the U.S. are doing, answers who goes from last in the division, to the Super Bowl and more. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3437549/3437549_2017-12-11-182349.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:12:13


John Williams Full Show 12/9/17

12/9/2017
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John talks to Thomas Hunt, author of “Drug Games: The International Olympic Committee and the Politics of Doping,” on to talk about Russia’s ban from the upcoming Olympics. Later, he talks national and local politics with the Mincing Rascals, plus a few movie reviews, and more.

Duration: 01:09:06


The John Williams Show Full Podcast 12.08.17: “Let Trump Be Trump,” Bitcoin, CPS CEO Forrest Claypool

12/8/2017
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John kicks off this Friday’s show with a short reading from Let Trump Be Trump by Corey Lewandowski. Then, John ponders reasoning for the amount of bonus monetary motivation with which Toys R Us is hoping to compensate its executives. Then, Path Trading Partners Chief Market Strategist Bob Iaccino explains the spike in Bitcoin shares. Chicago Board of Education Inspector General Nicholas Schuler tells John why he determined Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool should be terminated....

Duration: 01:10:23


Chicago Board of Education Inspector General Nicholas Schuler before – and after – CEO Forrest Claypool’s announcement

12/8/2017
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Chicago Board of Education Inspector General Nicholas Schuler backs his argument that Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool should be terminated. And, Nicholas tells John what it would mean to his efforts in the investigation if Claypool keeps his job for his otherwise good pattern of work. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3436374/3436374_2017-12-08-175914.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3 Then, Nicholas joins John again just minutes later, to discuss the...

Duration: 00:12:30


Path Trading Partners Chief Market Strategist Bob Iaccino: “I think the technology behind bitcoin is something that is lasting”

12/8/2017
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Bitcoin shares sustained a 35% increase over the last 72 hours, with a trade price that rose from September’s $3,000 value, up past its $19,000 value yesterday. Path Trading Partners Chief Market Strategist Bob Iaccino predicts where Bitcoin cash will be after institutions sells it, in preference of a hedge. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3436370/3436370_2017-12-08-174810.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:05:39


The John Williams Show Full Podcast 12.07.17: Cook County Assessor’s Office, Jerusalem is the capital, Chance the Rapper’s Night at the Museum, Al Franken resigns

12/7/2017
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Al Franken has resigned from the senate after an 8th allegation of sexual assault was made against him. John’s old colleague and friend, Jordana Green of WCCO in Minneapolis, joins the show to explain his decision. Plus, John reconnects with ProPublica Illinois Reporter Jason Grotto, who continues to write about the discrepancies in Cook County’s property tax assessments. Consul for Public Affairs at the Midwest Consulate General of Israel, Moran Birman, tells John what President Trump’s...

Duration: 01:03:28


Minnesota 830 WCCO Host Jordana Green: “I think he [Al Franken] became a bit of a pariah”

12/7/2017
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John’s former WCCO News Radio Co-host Jordana Green joins John to discuss the value of Senator Al Franken’s resignation, to the United States, and to Minnesotans. She explains why she thinks Franken decided to resign. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3435808/3435808_2017-12-07-175908.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:10:38


Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks: It’s not about the gift you receive; it’s about the person who provided it

12/7/2017
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Chance the Rapper co-founded a charity named SocialWorks, which Google helped donate $1.5 million to Chicago school kids Wednesday. Deputy Director Nick Heineman joins John to explain why Chance is interested and invested in this cause. Plus, he tells John all about SocialWorks’ upcoming A Night at the Museum. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3435792/3435792_2017-12-07-173632.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:08:38


Israeli Consulate of the Midwest: “We knew we are going to have a lot of work”

12/7/2017
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Moran Birman is the consul for public affairs at the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest. He explains why the president’s declaration that Jerusalem is the new capital of Israel, will not help to quickly salvage relationships, but it might have positive effects on the peace process. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3435776/3435776_2017-12-07-170916.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:11:27


ProPublica Reporter Jason Grotto: “We ended up suing the assessor to get some of the information”

12/7/2017
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Jason Grotto is formerly an investigative reporter of Chicago Tribune, and is now working at ProPublica Illinois, continuously investigating the flaws in Cook County property tax assessments. One of those flaws is that the Cook County Assessor’s Office failed to correlate rising selling prices with property tax rates. One listener theorizes on what factors created a spike in taxes, and Jason responds. Listen to our initial conversations over Jason’s property tax findings, which began over...

Duration: 00:14:28


The John Williams Show Full Podcast 12.06.17: Jerusalem becomes the capital, “One Book, One Chicago,” Rod Blagojevich

12/6/2017
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This morning, President Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and announced that the United States embassy would move there. DePaul University History Professor Tom Mockaitis joins John to describe what political and emotional effects this decision will have on Israel and Israelis themselves. Then, John wonders who suffered from Former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s actions, and why Democratic Representatives are petitioning to have his appeal heard. He turns to Former “Chicago...

Duration: 01:08:27


Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot: “Mavis is the kind of person you can call at any time”

12/6/2017
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Chicago Tribune Music Columnist Greg Kot joins John to discuss his book – and the Mavis Staples song – I’ll Take You There, which is being recognized by Chicago Public Libraries as its “One Book, One Chicago.” He is joined by the program director of the event, Jennifer Lizak, who chose his book. He will appear Thursday, Dec. 14 at six p.m., alongside the R&B legend, Mavis Staples, herself....

Duration: 00:14:47


Former Chicago Tonight Anchor and Author Elizabeth Brackett: “You kind of wonder where they were when Rod Blagojevich was on trial”

12/6/2017
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Former Chicago Tonight Anchor and Author Elizabeth Brackett joins John to discuss the reason Rod Blagojevich was incarcerated, including the famous quid pro quo case in which he is thought to have been selling Barack Obama’s senate seat. Elizabeth explains the factor that actually led to his incarceration, and why Democrats in Illinois are petitioning for Blagojevich’s appeal to be heard....

Duration: 00:06:32

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