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Focusing on current events, he discusses the news of the day, sports, television programs, movies, and books with a thoughtful perspective and quirky sense of humor. John excels at drawing out listener views on all sides of the issues. Inquisitive and curious by nature, he asks what listeners want to know and his guests never get a pass on the tough questions.

Focusing on current events, he discusses the news of the day, sports, television programs, movies, and books with a thoughtful perspective and quirky sense of humor. John excels at drawing out listener views on all sides of the issues. Inquisitive and curious by nature, he asks what listeners want to know and his guests never get a pass on the tough questions.
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Chicago, IL

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Focusing on current events, he discusses the news of the day, sports, television programs, movies, and books with a thoughtful perspective and quirky sense of humor. John excels at drawing out listener views on all sides of the issues. Inquisitive and curious by nature, he asks what listeners want to know and his guests never get a pass on the tough questions.

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English


Episodes

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 01.19.18: Cindy Garcia, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Senator Daniel Biss, Bright Side of Life

1/19/2018
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Cindy Garcia’s husband, Jorge, was deported back to Mexico Monday after 30 years of having lived in the United States, brought here by his parents illegally when he was just 10-years-old. She explains to John why so many steps of misfortune led this father with no criminal record to deportation. Plus, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi tells John what solutions are still possible as the hours bring us closer to midnight, and the threat of a government shutdown continues to loom. Gubernatorial...

Duration: 01:11:29


Gubernatorial Candidate Daniel Biss: “If we pretend the Democratic party is perfect, we wind up in a lot of trouble”

1/19/2018
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Daniel Biss joins John in-studio to explain why he thinks he is best fit for governor of Illinois. His main focuses include taxes on the wealthy, education spending and why Speaker Mike Madigan will have a negative impact on J.B. Pritzker’s campaign. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3455016/3455016_2018-01-19-174416.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:17:20


The Story of Jorge Garcia: From an incompetent immigration lawyer, DACA protection ends

1/19/2018
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Cindy Garcia is an American citizen and the wife of Jorge Garcia, who was deported to Mexico Monday with a clean background. She joins John to describe why the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program did not apply to her husband, now 39, but 10-years-old when his parents illegally immigrated to the United States with him. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3454986/3454986_2018-01-19-165826.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:12:36


Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (8th): “There’s still time” to avoid a government shutdown

1/19/2018
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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (8th) joins John from Washington, D.C., to describe talks as the government nears a possible shutdown. He also explains how a shutdown tonight can still be avoided. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3454983/3454983_2018-01-19-164223.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:06:08


The John Williams Show Full Podcast 01.18.18: Cold and flu season, government shutdown, National Park Service Board Resignations

1/18/2018
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John finds out what drove nine of 12 advisory board members to resign from their positions in the U.S. National Park Service. Plus, Northwestern University’s Dr. Michael Ison explains what is causing this flu season to be an epidemic. ABC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Lana Zak gives John an update on the imminent government shutdown. And, Violeta finds the show’s lookalikes in painted form....

Duration: 01:15:33


Former U.S. National Park Service Board Member Gretchen Long: Department of the Interior response is “absolutely dishonest”

1/18/2018
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Gretchen Long explains why she joined eight other members in resigning from the U.S. National Park Service advisory board. One of those reasons she gives John is a lack of attention received from the Department of the Interior. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3454422/3454422_2018-01-18-170222.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:16:06


ABC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Lana Zak: The government still could shut down Friday night

1/18/2018
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The president turned around his previous decision on the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) after a misunderstanding, which confused many, including residents of the White House. ABC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Lana Zak joins John to explain what other disagreements persist to cause tomorrow’s possible government shutdown. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3454420/3454420_2018-01-18-165820.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:07:00


Northwestern University Professor of Infectious Diseases Dr. Michael Ison on what’s causing this flu epidemic

1/18/2018
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Dr. Michael Ison of Northwestern University joins John to tell him what’s causing an exceptionally bad flu season, or epidemic. And, he tells you how effective a flu shot is this far into the cold and flu season. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3454418/3454418_2018-01-18-164918.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:12:16


John Williams shares a message from AMITA Health

1/17/2018
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The holidays are over, and AMITA Health Bariatric and Weight Loss Center experts want to help you get back into the swing of your routine, by assisting you in reaching your target weight. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3453881/3453881_2018-01-17-180421.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:01:33


WeCroak App Founder Hansa Bergwall reminds you to live your life to its fullest

1/17/2018
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WeCroak App Founder Hansa Bergwall tells John what inspired him to create a 99-cent app that regularly reminds you that you’re going to die some day. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3453847/3453847_2018-01-17-170247.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:09:32


The John Williams Show Full Podcast 01.17.18: Baseball realignment, Aziz Ansari, the cognitive test, WeCroak

1/17/2018
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WGN Radio Sports Reporter Mark Carman is feeling nostalgic after this baseball realignment. He tells John what he’s not liking about it. Then, “Pretty Late” Host Patti Vasquez discusses a night out with Aziz Ansari as described by his date, and why critics of that description are angry. Sandra Weintraub, a neuropsychologist at Northwestern’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center tells John what the cognitive test President Trump recently took actually indicates about one’s...

Duration: 01:07:01


Neuropsychologist Sandra Weintraub: The coginitive test is “not a gold standard…to measure cognitive functions”

1/17/2018
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Northwestern Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center Neuropsychologist Sandra Weintraub describes what the cognitive test President Trump took exposes about him. He scored 30 out of 30 on this test, but that doesn’t reveal a significant difference between his mental well-being and yours. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3453842/3453842_2018-01-17-165442.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:15:16


“Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez” Host Patti Vasquez: #MeToo becoming a witch hunt after Aziz Ansari story?

1/17/2018
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Patti joins John to discuss the weight of the details one woman exposed publically about a night out with Aziz Ansari. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3453839/3453839_2018-01-17-164439.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:13:00


The John Williams Show Full Podcast 01.16.18: Your family tree, imminent government shutdown, gray iPhones

1/16/2018
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Today on the John Williams Show, we help curb your iPhone addiction with one – well – with several simple steps. Plus, inspired by an interview last week, John hears from some of you about your Nazi relatives, and others you’re not so happy to be related to. ABC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Lana Zak explains what could cause a government shutdown likely to happen Friday. Finally, he explores what teenagers find alluring about a laundry detergent pod....

Duration: 01:07:16


ABC News Correspondent Lana Zak explains causes for possible Friday government shutdown

1/16/2018
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ABC News Correspondent Lana Zak describes the cause for a likely government shutdown to occur Friday. We also learn how a government shutdown could affect people, and who will be most adversely affected by one. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3453270/3453270_2018-01-16-175410.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:10:20


The John Williams Show Full Podcast 01.15.18: Handyman Poker, medical marijuana in school, Minnesota Vikings, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

1/15/2018
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Today, John finds out from Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Executive Officer Toby Clairmont how an employee accidentally caused alarm across the state when he triggered a missile threat alert over the weekend. Plus, the father of Ashley Surin, who needs medical marijuana to decrease the frequency of her seizures joins the show to explain how her case ended up in court. WGN Radio Sports Reporter Sam Panayotovich tells John what saved everyone’s money when the Minnesota Vikings beat the New...

Duration: 01:25:57


Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Executive Officer: “This is a tenure employee who we know well and have confidence in”

1/15/2018
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Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Executive Officer Toby Clairmont tells John exactly what happened when an employee accidentally triggered an emergency missile alert in Honolulu, Hawaii. He describes how an existing safeguard was not able to prevent this mistake, and how residents could be protected if the alert were real. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3452714/3452714_2018-01-15-163714.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:13:32


WGN Radio Sports Reporter Sam Panayotovich: “All the big money was on Minnesota”

1/15/2018
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WGN Radio Sports Reporter Sam Panayotovich tells John what saved the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday’s football game against the New Orleans Saints. That’s the game that inspired flat-screen throwing, a Twitter trend and lined up football fans in front of gym TVs. And, he talks Bulls players worth losing, and the Blackhawks. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3452710/3452710_2018-01-15-163210.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3

Duration: 00:13:21


John Williams Saturday Show 1/13/18

1/13/2018
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This week on the Saturday show, John is saying goodbye to a few important people we lost last week, asking you if you got a bonus from your company last year, talking politics with the Mincing Rascals, and more.

Duration: 01:07:23


The John Williams Show Full Podcast 01.12.18: Hope for Haiti, Sam’s Club, Bright Side of Life

1/12/2018
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The president reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as “s***hole” countries. John addresses that today with Steve Bertrand, though he hoped to have some of Senator Dick Durbin’s time on the show. Then, Hope for Haiti CEO Skyler Badenoch responds to the president’s reported remark and describes the country of Haiti and its inhabitants. Forbes Contributing Retail Writer Barbara Thau joins the show to discuss the closing of 63 Sam’s Club locations. And, finally, John...

Duration: 01:12:17

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