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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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Episodes

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 02.16.18: Florida memorial services begin and gun control dialogue doesn’t, Olympics highlights, Bright Side of Life

2/16/2018
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WGN Radio and ABC News Anchor Ryan Burrow joins John to describe the scene at the first memorial services for those killed in the shooting in Parkland, Florida. And, John wants to share his efforts to understand why Republican lawmakers might still be avoiding a gun control conversation. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi weighs in with his knowledge. Then, John wants to know your Olympics high and low points. Finally, John asks you for your Bright Side of Life....

Duration:01:10:21

ABC News Correspondent Ryan Burrow from Florida memorial services

2/16/2018
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Ryan attends and describes the scenes at the memorial services for Florida students killed in Wednesday’s shooting. Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, and Meadow Pollack, 18, were the first to be laid to rest. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3467980/3467980_2018-02-16-170820.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:05:11

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-8th): “There’s a political wall of resistance by the gun lobby”

2/16/2018
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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi tells John why the discussion of gun control is blatantly being circumvented by Congress. He describes how a modification to the laws on acquisition of specific types of firearms will actually impact people. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3467971/3467971_2018-02-16-164711.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:10:16

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 02.15.18: Florida suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz, “Nothing But the Truth” podcast, harassment under Speaker Madigan’s watch

2/15/2018
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Today on the John Williams Show, John turns to Florida Sun-Sentinel Assistant City Editor Doug Phillips for an explanation of Florida gun laws and of the suspected gunman, Nikolas Cruz, himself. Then, DePaul University Associate Professor of Accounting Kelly Pope and former New York Times Columnist Abby Elin bring in one of the guests on their podcast, “Nothing But the Truth,” a man who served two years in federal prison for coaching others on how to pass a polygraph test. […]

Duration:01:08:02

Attorney Shelly Kulwin explains discrimination suit following texts that show repeated attempts at a date in Madigan’s office

2/15/2018
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Former campaign worker Alaina Hampton wrote in to Speaker Madigan a complaint that someone in his office had badgered her for a date for months. Representing her now in a discrimination lawsuit against the speaker’s office is Attorney Shelly Kulwin. Kulwin describes how the statute of limitations for a harassment case transitioned to this. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3467488/3467488_2018-02-15-173028.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:11:24

Florida Sun-Sentinel Assistant City Editor Doug Phillips says “HA!” is the political appetite on having stricter gun laws in Florida

2/15/2018
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Florida Sun-Sentinel Assistant City Editor Doug Phillips joins the show to describe the suspected gunman in the Parkland school shooting, Nikolas Cruz, and how he got his AR-15 gun. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3467485/3467485_2018-02-15-171625.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:10:35

“Nothing But the Truth” Hosts Kelly Pope and Abby Elin: “I can write my name on that polygraph chart”

2/15/2018
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“Nothing But the Truth” Hosts Kelly Pope and Abby Elin join the show to describe their new podcast utilizing forensic accounting, now on WGN Plus. They bring with them former Oklahoma police officer Doug Williams, who was imprisoned for two years after coaching people to pass a polygraph test. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3467474/3467474_2018-02-15-170414.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:14:39

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 02.14.18: The White Sox joins WGN Radio, Last minute Valentine’s Day reservations, a collective shoveling effort, Florida shooting

2/14/2018
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The White Sox joins WGN Radio today as its newest partner. John invites Executive Producer of Video Mike Pokryfke and Sports Reporter Adam Hoge for a White Sox quiz. Then, Pete McMurray shares an entertaining story of when the White Sox played in the 2005 World Series. Phil Vettel tells you where you can make a last minute reservation for Valentine’s Day dinner. Chicago author and community advocate Jahmal Cole tells John how he scouted 120 people to shovel his […]

Duration:01:05:22

Jahmal Cole got 120 people together to help shovel a neighbor’s yard

2/14/2018
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Author and Chicago volunteer Jahmal Cole joins the show to explain how his advocacy affects Chicagoans, like the children he took to the Google office. And, he tells John how he mobilized over 100 people to join him in helping his elderly neighbors shovel their yards. Donate to his cause, My Block, My Hood, My City. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3466930/3466930_2018-02-14-163730.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:07:42

Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic Phil Vettel on last minute Valentine’s Day Dinner Reservations

2/14/2018
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Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic Phil Vettel put out an ask on Facebook for restaurants that are still taking reservations on this special day of love, Valentine’s Day. He tells you where to call right now! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3466929/3466929_2018-02-14-163029.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:11:49

White Sox Trivia with Adam Hoge and Mike Pokryfke

2/14/2018
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Today, WGN Radio announced its new partnership with the White Sox. Video Executive Producer Mike Pokryfke compiles a list of trivia questions about the Sox for John, Steve and Adam Hoge to answer.

Duration:00:11:09

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 02.13.18: Obama portraits analysis, Unilever and social media, FBI vs. White House on Rob Porter

2/13/2018
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FBI Director Christopher Wray disclosed a timeline on the investigation that led to former Trump aide Rob Porter’s dismissal, which differs from that reported by the White House. ABC News Correspondent Andy Field explains. Then, New York Magazine Senior Art Critic Jerry Saltz deconstructs the Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, unveiled yesterday. Finally, University of Minnesota Media Ethics Professor Jane Kirtley details the reasoning of Unilever’s wish to eliminate its...

Duration:00:54:41

ABC News Correspondent Andy Field explains discrepancies between FBI and White House timelines on Rob Porter

2/13/2018
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ABC News Correspondent Andy Field joins John to explain how the White House was found to have a different story on former Trump aide Rob Porter, than what the FBI has. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3466400/3466400_2018-02-13-173200.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:05:59

University of Minnesota Media Ethics Professor Jane Kirtley: “It’s about their [social media sites] laxness in policing…things that shouldn’t be there”

2/13/2018
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Unilever doesn’t think social media has consumers’ best interests in mind, and doesn’t want to advertise on such sites as Facebook and Google. University of Minnesota Media Ethics Professor Jane Kirtley joins John to detail these concerns shared by advertisers like Unilever. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3466395/3466395_2018-02-13-172535.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:12:49

New York Magazine Senior Art Critic Jerry Saltz: The gray color of Michelle Obama’s skin symbolizes that she is neither black nor white

2/13/2018
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New York Magazine Senior Art Critic Jerry Saltz joins John to deconstruct the Obama portraits unveiled yesterday by painters Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3466392/3466392_2018-02-13-171632.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:11:34

Bill Leff will participate in John’s Winter Classic Table Tennis game

2/13/2018
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WGN Radio Host Bill Leff joins John to learn more about his outdoor Winter classic, the table tennis tournament. Then, Bill weighs in on John’s interview with a transgender woman who inspired gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives’ controversial ad last week. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3466382/3466382_2018-02-13-170622.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:11:47

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 02.12.18: New York sues Weinstein Company, Rob Porter, FRONTLINE and MS-13,

2/12/2018
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John catches up on the weekend in the 2018 Winter Olympics, discussing the questionable source Katie Couric used for remarks during the opening ceremony, and those made by fired NBC Olympics Analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo. Then, Chicago Auto Show Chairman John Hennessey tells you what to expect at this year’s show. ABC News Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson explains why New York state is suing the Weinstein Company. Chicago Tribune Columnist Heidi Stevens describes the connection that...

Duration:01:08:42

FRONTLINE “The Gang Crackdown” Director Marcela Gaviria: MS-13 worked in the favor of “A new president that wanted to find an excuse to round up immigrants and deport them”

2/12/2018
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FRONTLINE documentary “The Gang Crackdown” Director Marcela Gaviria explains the impact of the MS-13 gang, in light of President Trump’s remarks in his State of the Union address. She tells John what MS-13 is and how it’s brought an advantage to the president’s arguments about immigration. Catch “The Gang Crackdown” tomorrow at 10 p.m. on Channel 11. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3465845/3465845_2018-02-12-175645.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:06:54

Chicago Tribune Columnist Heidi Stevens: Acknowledge that a person’s moral compass carries over from home to work

2/12/2018
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Chicago Tribune Columnist Heidi Stevens joins John to explain why, when referring to President Trump’s resigned secretary Rob Porter, a person who abuses in the home, abuses in the office. She shares how certain styles of parenting can modify this lacking moral compass. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3465840/3465840_2018-02-12-173540.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:11:07

ABC News Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson: “It [Weinstein Company] was so toxic, that it would continue to be pervasive”

2/12/2018
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ABC News Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson describes the purpose of the lawsuit New York state filed against the Weinstein Company, halting and possibly preventing, its sale. Then, he chats about the writing successes of recent Hollywood movies. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3465834/3465834_2018-02-12-171934.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration:00:09:46

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