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The Mincing Rascals from WGN Plus

The Mincing Rascals from WGN Plus
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The Mincing Rascals from WGN Plus

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The Mincing Rascals 11.16.17: Senator Al Franken, Incarceration and the Fifth, President Trump and the detained UCLA basketball players

11/16/2017
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn, Kristen McQueary and Scott Stantis of Chicago Tribune. First, the Rascals debate the appropriate repercussions to a photo surfacing of Senator Al Franken’s past life as a comedian. Then, they discuss the several defenses used against sexual assault allegations towards Judge Roy Moore. They go on to talk about continued incarceration in cases that involve an ex Chicago sergeant’s framing, and the fifth...

Duration: 00:33:32


The Mincing Rascals 11.09.17: Texting and walking, DNAInfo, 2016 Presidential Election anniversary, Virginia governor race

11/9/2017
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of Chicago Tribune. They discuss reasoning for the shut down of DNAInfo Chicago, whose New York edition has unionized. The Rascals weigh the logic behind Aldermen’s effort to find those who look at their phones in an intersection. They discuss the president’s purpose and accomplishments, with today being the anniversary of his election. Those include his efforts to create a new tax […]

Duration: 00:35:04


The Mincing Rascals 11.2.17: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Uncle Fester and the Weinstein Effect

11/2/2017
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Kristen McQueary, Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune. They begin by discussing Eric’s Facebook post comparing White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Uncle Fester of The Addams Family. They debate the logic of being able to caricature the physical characteristics of a man but women must be left alone. The Rascals also look at the “Weinstein effect” and the many accusations of sexual […]

Duration: 00:26:30


The Mincing Rascals 10.26.17: Senators Flake and Corker, the Trump tax plan, Governor Rauner and Speaker Madigan, #MeToo

10/26/2017
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune. They begin by discussing Senator Jeff Flake’s speech during a lunch with Republican lawmakers Tuesday, and Senator Bob Corker’s remarks towards the president. Then, the Rascals try to understand how President Trump will execute the new tax plan. They play with the meaning behind Governor Rauner’s reelection campaign ad, in which surrounding states’ governors thank House...

Duration: 00:36:51


The Mincing Rascals 10.19.17: Calling Gold Star families, #MeToo, Sanctuary City status, Taco Bell

10/19/2017
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This week, the Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Kristen McQueary and Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune. The Rascals begin by discussing who initially politicized President Trump’s calls to Gold Star families. The Rascals wonder what #MeToo has done to change sexual assault statistics. Then, after a heated exchange between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Senator Dick Durbin Wednesday, the Rascals debate how cases of illegal immigrants who commit crimes in...

Duration: 00:31:37


The Mincing Rascals 10.12.17: Cook County soda tax repeal, immediate Chicago fix, protective netting, Harvey Weinstein

10/12/2017
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and special guest Kim Gordon of WGN Radio, and Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune. A discussion of the drastic change in votes that led to the repeal of the Cook County soda tax leads to the discussion of word choice feminism. Then, the Rascals determine the underlying message in President Trump’s proclamation that the Chicago crime rate can be resolved “immediately” by one unnamed cop. They go on to depict […]

Duration: 00:34:26


The Mincing Rascals live from Chicago Podcast Fest 10.07.17: Sweetened beverage tax, gun control, North Korea, the Trump administration

10/9/2017
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The Mincing Rascals appeared live Saturday at Chicago Podcast Fest at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Lincoln Square. They are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Kristen McQueary and Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune. First, they try to understand the Cook County sweetened beverage tax, studying its demographic and the method to the madness of those commissioners who voted to repeal the tax. Then, the Rascals ponder what is keeping politicians from addressing gun […]

Duration: 00:29:31


The Mincing Rascals 10.05.17: Off to Chicago Podcast Fest!

10/5/2017
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Today’s only Mincing Rascal is John Williams of WGN Radio. He tells you all about Saturday’s Podcast Fest. Get your tickets to see John, Steve Bertrand, Kristen McQueary and Eric Zorn mince here! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3407452/3407452_2017-10-05-175652.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3759.mp3 John recommends Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir by Sally Quinn.

Duration: 00:03:17


The Mincing Rascals 09.28.17: The American Flag, Puerto Rico, Hugh Hefner

9/28/2017
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Today, the Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune. First, the Rascals weigh the value of the consequences following York Community High School’s American Flag installation. Then, the Rascals discuss the president’s latest comments on NFL protests, and they grade his response to disaster in Puerto Rico. The group also takes time to highlight their first memories with nudes, remembering the late Hugh Hefner, dead...

Duration: 00:34:50


The Mincing Rascals 09.21.17: Amazon Headquarters, Lisa Madigan, Kenneka Jenkins’ freezer death, the homeless, Trump at the U.N.

9/21/2017
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. First, they question whether tactics to lure Amazon to Chicago are worth it to bring 50,000 jobs here. Then, the Rascals discuss who Attorney General Lisa Madigan is professionally. That’s after she announced she wouldn’t be running re-election. The group dissects possibility that the case of Kenneka Jenkins is a conspiracy theory. She is the young woman who […]

Duration: 00:32:38


The Mincing Rascals 09.14.17: Trump and Democrats, “What Happened”, soda tax repeal, Kenneka Jenkins

9/14/2017
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Rob Martier and Justin Kaufmann of WGN Radio, and Kristen McQueary of Chicago Tribune. They debate the effects on Trump’s approval rating after deals made with democrats like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. They also determine Hillary Clinton’s guilt for publicizing her new book, What Happened. They discuss the success of Wednesday’s Cook County Board Meeting, covering a possible soda tax repeal, which Kristen attended. The Rascals try to rationalize...

Duration: 00:34:21


The Mincing Rascals 09.07.17: Soda taxes, A JB Pritzker and Rob Blagojevich connection, DACA, President Trump shocks

9/7/2017
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The Mincing Rascals today are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune. Today, the Rascals revisit the Cook County soda tax, and suggest their revisions to the tax. Then, they analyze the possible connection between Gubernatorial Candidate JB Pritzker and Former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s $1 million donation to the Holocaust Museum. They go on to discuss the constitutionality of the rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). And,...

Duration: 00:29:42


The Mincing Rascals 08.31.17: CPS funding, Uber price surges, Hurricane Harvey, pets

8/31/2017
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This week, the Mincing Rascals are WGN Radio’s John Williams and Steve Bertrand, and Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn, Kristen McQueary and Scott Stantis. The Rascals first try to understand recent news about Chicago Public School funding, and predict what will happen to the quality of children’s education. They debate the need for Uber price regulation, so as to avoid excessive surging. Then, they weigh the effects on national relationships since Hurricane Harvey, as well as how best to...

Duration: 00:34:21


The Mincing Rascals 08.24.17: Italo Balbo, ESPN’s Robert Lee, Governor Rauner and cartoons, Trump in Phoenix

8/24/2017
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Today, the Mincing Rascals are WGN Radio’s John Williams and Steve Bertrand, and Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis. First, the group debates the message behind leaving the Italo Balbo statue in Chicago standing. Then, they discuss the political correctness of the pulling of an ESPN anchor named Robert Lee from a Virginia game. The Rascals go on to explore the proper, polite methods for creating a political cartoon. Plus, they discuss a possible primary for Governor Rauner. And,...

Duration: 00:29:30


The Mincing Rascals 08.17.17: Confederate statues, sanctuary city status, President Trump on Charlottesville

8/17/2017
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Kristen McQueary and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals disagree on the historical values of such statutes as the Robert E. Lee one in Charlottesville, a catalyst for a violent rally in Charlottesville over the weekend. Then, the group discusses Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ suggestion to Chicagoans regarding sanctuary city status. They move on to debate the meaning of President Trump’s performance,...

Duration: 00:26:50


The Mincing Rascals 08.10.17: Foreign diplomacy, Cook County Soda Tax, Mueller V. Swift

8/10/2017
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This week, the Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, Scott Stantis of Chicago Tribune and Mark Bazer of “The Interview Show.” They wonder if the president has the power to carry out such threats as “fire and fury” without the permission of Congress. Then, the Rascals consider why Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle dropped her $17 million lawsuit against the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, for delaying the Cook County sweet beverage tax....

Duration: 00:26:59


The Mincing Rascals 08.03.17: Soda tax, Steve Bartman, Seth Rich, RAISE Act

8/3/2017
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This week, the Mincing Rascals are WGN Radio’s John Williams and Steve Bertrand, and Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis. They wonder what the true reason is for the new Cook County Soda Tax. Then, they debate whether or not Steve Bartman should have been rewarded with a Cubs ring. The Rascals question those who speculate that the late Seth Rich could have had a connection to WikiLeaks. And, they discuss the importance of the new RAISE Act immigration […]

Duration: 00:35:40


The Mincing Rascals 07.27.17: Trump name-calling, transgender people in the military, Chicago Public Schools, Crosstown Classic

7/27/2017
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This week, the Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn, Scott Stantis and Kristen McQueary of the Chicago Tribune. They wonder why President Trump’s health care repeal and replace promise isn’t keeping, and what his true motivation is to keep transgender people out of the military. Then, the Rascals disagree on school funding allocation in the state of Illinois, considering school faculty salaries. Finally, they ask whether the Crosstown Classic matter this year....

Duration: 00:31:14


The Mincing Rascals 07.20.17: Jeff Session regrets, Health Care Bill standstill, Governor Rauner hard right

7/20/2017
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. They discuss the meaning of President Donald Trump’s regret for hiring Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and what the president has or hasn’t yet accomplished since his January inauguration. Then, they wonder who is to blame following Trump’s refusal to assume responsibility of lack of votes on a new health care bill. They switch over to state politics, and […]

Duration: 00:29:43


The Mincing Rascals 07.13.17: Modifying Lake Shore Drive, Chicago Public School funding, Chicago Sun-Times bought, Donald Trump Jr.

7/13/2017
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This week, The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn and Kristen McQueary of Chicago Tribune. The Rascals debate the necessity for spending billions of dollars on a plan to renovate Lake Shore Drive. They ponder strategies for mending the financial detriment of the Chicago Public Schools, as well as the reason for the $70,000 a day interest CPS owes through at least September. They discuss what the acquisition of the Chicago Sun-Times by a labor group […]

Duration: 00:32:16

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