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John Williams

Get the news and entertainment you need on your drive home with John Williams, weekdays 3-7 p.m. on WCCO!
  • Friday, January 20th
  • 1-20-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Speech Writing & Bright Side

    28:40
    In this hour John talked to Mark Lange, former speech writer for George H.W. Bush to talk about President Trump's inaugural speech.  Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio - The Bright Side of Life!
  • 1-20-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Rep. Rosa Rebimbas

    30:48
    In this hour John talked to Frank about today's top news stories. Then was joined by Darrin Envall to talk about The Boat Show. Finally, CT State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas joined him to talk about her day at the inauguration
  • 1-20-17 John Williams Show 3pm: Inauguration & Surly

    29:55
    In this hour John talked to Brian McClung & Mike Erlandson about President Trump's inauguration speech.  Then he talked to Dan Dinovis from Surly Brewing about their new offering, "Thanks Obama"
  • Thursday, January 19th
  • 1-19-17 John Williams 6pm: Business of Basketball & Tax Law

    27:35
    In this hour John talked to Timberwolves CSO Ted Johnson on his "Business of Basketball" segment. Then he spoke with the step-father of one of the victims of a tragic bus stop accident from this morning.  Finally he talked with tax attorney Chris Head about tax laws for in-home workers
  • 1-19-17 John Williams Show 5pm: TCF Lawsuit & Numbers in the News

    28:52
    In this hour John learned more about a pending lawsuit against TCF.  Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz - Numbers in the News
  • 1-19-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Obama Moments

    27:53
    In this hour John talked to Frank about today's top news stories.  Then he talked with listeners to get there most memorable Obama moments
  • 1-19-17 John Williams Show 3pm: Inauguration & Political Emojis

    29:01
    In this hour John talked about President-elect Trump's inauguration.  Then he was joined by Dana Loberg to talk about her company MojiLaLa and how emojis are working their way into politics
  • Wednesday, January 18th
  • 1-18-17 John Williams Show 6pm: Feed My Starving Children & MOA Theater

    28:34
    In this hour, John talked to Sandy Johnson from Feed My Starving Children about volunteer opportunities.  Then he discussed the new movie theater being planned for the Mall of America
  • 1-18-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Joe Tamburino & Weird News

    26:14
    In this hour, John talked to local attorney Joe Tamburino about the issues involved in the trial of a man accused in a shooting at Minneapolis' 4th Precinct.  Then it was time for the weekly reading of the strangest stories in this week's news - The Weird News Roundup
  • 1-18-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro

    29:17
    In this hour John talked to Frank about today's top news stories.  Then he talked about guns in schools.  Good or bad idea?
  • 1-18-17 John Williams Show 3pm: Mike Lindell & Playing Politics

    28:53
    In this hour John talked to My Pillow creator Mike Lindell who's out in Washington for the Inauguration.  Then he talked with John Rash & DJ Tice from the Star Tribune on "Playing Politics"  
  • Tuesday, January 17th
  • 1-17-17 John Williams 6pm: Frontline & New TV

    28:25
    In this hour John talked to Frontline producer Mike Wiser about their latest documentary.  Then Kellie Freeze from The Channel Guide talked about the best in debuting TV shows...  
  • 1-17-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Maine Governor & Green Line

    25:53
    In this hour John talked to Scott Thistle from the Portland Press Herald in Maine about some controversial comments from their governor.  Then on this week's "Green Line" he and Jordana Green discussed little known inauguration facts
  • 1-17-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Amelia Santaniello & Sheriff Stanek

    29:10
    In this hour John talked to Amelia about today's top news stories.  Then Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek joined him to explain why "sanctuary cities" may be more rhetoric than actual fact
  • 1-17-17 John Williams Show 3pm: GM Jobs & Gun Bills

    30:45
    In this hour John talked with CBS News' Jeff Gilbert about GM's decision to keep some business in the US.  Then he was joined by both sides of the debate over some new gun bills introduced at the Capitol
  • Monday, January 16th
  • 1-16-17 John Williams Show 6pm: Kroc Book & Mike Max

    30:25
    In this hour John talked to author Lisa Napoli about her new book on Ray & Joan Kroc.  Then Mike Max joined him to talk about the weekend in sports
  • 1-16-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Rep. Lewis Comments & Womens March

    29:50
    In this hour John talked about some controversial comments by Rep. Lewis of Georgia.  Then he talked to Alicia Donahue about the Womens March that's scheduled for the day after the inauguration
  • 1-16-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Amelia Santaniello & Eric Nelson

    30:12
    In this hour John talked to Amelia about today's top news.  Then he was joined by Eric Nelson to review this past weekend's NFL Playoff games...
  • 1-16-17 John Williams Show 3pm: "Young Pope" & Jennifer Carnahan

    31:51
    In this hour John talked about a new HBO series he found interesting.  Then he talked to Jennifer Carnahan who's running for MN GOP Chair.
  • Friday, January 13th
  • 1-13-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Exorcist Stories & Bright Side

    30:09
    In this hour, John talked with listeners about the passing of the author of "The Exorcist".  Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio - The Bright Side of Life!
  • 1-13-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Tattoo Convention & Eric Nelson

    30:36
    In this hour John talked to Frank about today's top news. Then was joined by a pair of interesting characters from this weekends tattoo convention.  Finally Eric Nelson previewed this weekends NFL playoff games
  • 1-13-17 John Williams Show 3pm: Protest Punishment & Nicollet Mall

    32:30
    In this hour John talked to State Rep. Kathy Lohmer about her bill to increaes the penalty for protesting on a freeway.  Then he talked to Minneapolis engineer Don Elwood about the Nicollet Mall project
  • Thursday, January 12th
  • 1-12-17 John Williams Show 6pm: Business of Basketball & Endangered Bees

    31:32
    In this hour, John talked to Timberwolves CRO Ryan Tanke on his "Business of Basketball" segment.  Then he talked to Dr. Elaine Evans about why bumblebees have been added to the endangered species list
  • 1-12-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Protest Charges & Numbers in the News

    31:35
    In this hour John talked to the attorney for protesters who had the charge of "riot" thrown out.  What should the penalty be?  Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz - Numbers in the News!
  • 1-12-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & College Loans

    32:54
    In this hour John talked to Frank about today's top news stories.  Then he was joined by Ron Ramsdale from College Aid Consulting Services about what parents who have trouble getting financial aid should do
  • 1-12-17 John Williams Show 3pm: Health Care Subsidies & Graduation Dress Code

    32:02
    In this hour John talked to State Sen. Jeff Hayden about proposals to subsidize health care in MN.  Then, should students be allowed to adorn their graduation robes with cultural symbols?
  • Wednesday, January 11th
  • 1-11-17 John Williams Show 6pm: Coaches Salaries

    12:14
    In this hour John talked with listeners about the amount of money college football coaches are paid.  Is it too much?
  • 1-11-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Jane Kirtley & Weird News

    29:05
    In this hour John talked with Jane Kirtley from the U of M's Silha Center about the intelligence report on Russia & Trump that's causing controversy.  Then it was time for the strangest story in this week's news - The Weird News Roundup
  • 1-11-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Rick Nelson

    28:09
    In this hour John talked to Frank about today's top news stories.  Then he was joined by Star Tribune food guru Rick Nelson for their weekly food & dining chat
  • 1-11-17 John Williams Show 3pm: Trump Presser & Playing Politics

    27:55
    In this hour John talked about President-elect Trump's first press conference in 6 months.  Then he was joined for more discussion by members of the Star Tribune editorial board
  • Tuesday, January 10th
  • 1-10-17 John Williams Show 6pm: "Tunnel Tree" & Sessions Hearings

    30:12
    In this hour John talked with Calaveras Big Tree's State Park Ranger Tony Tealdi about the loss of an iconic Sequoia.  Then he was joined by Eric Lichtblau from the NY Times about the confirmation hearing for Sen. Jeff Sessions as AG
  • 1-10-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Urban Animals & Green Line

    27:31
    In this hour John talked with Edie Harer who's getting some heat for raising chickens & a pig in Ramsey.  Then in this week's Green Line, he and Jordana talked about "junk science"
  • 1-10-17John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Joe Tamburino

    28:50
    In this hour John talked to Frank about today's top news stories.  Then he talked with local attorney Joe Tamburino about his Star Tribune Op/Ed criticizing the pay of the Gophers football coach
  • 1-10-17 John Williams Show 3pm: Obama's Speech & Steve Dorsey

    26:44
    In this hour John talked to some friends who'll be attending President Obama's farewell address tonight.  Then he was joined by CBS's Steve Dorsey to talk about Sen. Jeff Session's confirmation hearing for AG
  • Monday, January 9th
  • 1-9-17 John Williams Show 6pm: Mike Max

    12:13
    In this hour John was joined by Mike Max to talk Timberwolves basketball and college football
  • 1-9-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Streep Speech & Pat Kessler

    25:07
    In this hour John talked to listeners about Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech.  Grand or grandstanding?  Then Pat Kessler joined him from the Capitol to talk politics
  • 1-9-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Patrick Kennedy

    25:47
    In this hour John talked to Frank about today's top news.  Then he talked to Star Tribune reporter Patrick Kennedy about their survey of economists for 2017 predictions
  • 1-9-17 John Williams Show 3pm: Streep Speech & Diet Pop

    28:03
    In this hour John talked to Courtney Radsch from the Committee to Protect Journalists - an organization referenced by Meryl Streep at last night's Golden Globes.  Then dietician Susan Moores joined him to discuss a new study on diet soda
  • Friday, January 6th
  • 1-6-17 John Williams 5pm: Mike Max & Airport Security

    13:55
    In this half-hour, John got the latest on the Gophers new football coach from Mike Max.  Then he found out more about todays tragic shooting in Ft. Lauderdale
  • 1-6-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Eric Nelson & Eric Geller

    25:11
    In this hour, John talked to Frank about today's top news stories, to Eric Nelson about the NFL Playoffs and to Eric Geller about cyber warfare and security
  • 1-6-17 John Williams Show 3pm: PJ Fleck Press Conference

    37:39
    In this hour John listened to, and commented on the introductory press conference for the new Gophers football coach, PJ Fleck
  • Thursday, January 5th
  • 1-5-17 John Williams Show 6pm: Business of Basketball

    28:12
    In this hour John talked with Timberwolves VP Mike Welch in this week's "Business of Basketball" segment  
  • 1-5-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Intelligence Report & Numbers in the News

    27:26
    What will intelligence officials be briefing the President-elect on tomorrow? John talked to Karoun Demirjian from the Washington Post. Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz - Numbers in the News!
  • 1-5-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Real ID

    28:58
    In this hour, John talked to Frank about today's top news stories.  Then Rachel Stassen-Berger from the Pioneer Press talked about MN Lawmakers efforts to pass a Real ID bill
  • 1-5-17 John Williams Show 3pm: BBB & "Hidden Human Computers"

    29:00
    In this hour John talked to Barb Greeman from the BBB of MN & ND about their downgrading of "My Pillow".  Then he was joined by Duchess Harris - Macalester professor and author of "Hidden Human Computers" - about her grandmother who was one of the 11 black female mathemiticians at NASA
  • Wednesday, January 4th
  • 1-4-17 John Williams Show 6pm: Macys Closing

    26:23
    In this hour John talked to Adam Platt from Twin Cities Business Journal about Macys making the closing of their downtown store official
  • 1-4-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Obamacare Repeal & Weird News

    24:47
    In this hour John talked to Mary Agnes Care from Kaiser Health News about how healthcare may change post-Obamacare.  Then it was time for the strangest stories in this week's news - The Weird Nwes Roundup
  • 1-4-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Rick Nelson

    26:27
    In this hour John talked to Frank about today's top news stories.  Then Rick Nelson from the Star Tribune joined him for their weekly food and dining chat
  • 1-4-17 John Williams Show 3pm: Dan Raviv & Playing Politics

    27:59
    In this hour John talked to CBS News Correspondent Dan Raviv about the House GOP backing off gutting the Congressional Ethics board.  Then he played a portion of the "Playing Politics" podcast with John Rash & Lori Sturdevant
  • Tuesday, January 3rd
  • 1-3-17 John Williams Show 5pm: Mike Max

    14:58
    In this half-hour, John was joined by Mike Max with the latest on the dismissal of Gophers football coach Tracy Claeys
  • 1-3-17 John Williams Show 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Tracy Claeys Fired

    24:19
    In this hour, John talked to Frank about today's top news stories.  Then he talked with listeners about the U of M firing football coach Tracy Claeys
  • 1-3-17 John Williams Show 3pm: DAPL Protestor & WI DNR Website

    27:57
    In this hour, John talked to one of the protesters who hung a banner at US Bank Stadium during the Vikings game.  Then he talked to Steven Verberg from the Wisconsin State Journal to find out why the WI DNR changed some climage change language on their website
  • Monday, January 2nd
  • 1/2/17 John Williams Show: 6 PM Hour

    32:11
    Laura Oaks from the news room joins the show to talk movies. Then Mike Max drops in early to talk sports.
  • 1/2/17 John Williams Show: 5 PM Hour

    30:58
    John talks about the protest at yesterday’s Vikings. Later John plays some bizarre clips from New Year’s Eve.  
  • 1/2/17 John Williams Show: 4 PM Hour

    31:43
    Jennifer Mayerle of WCCO TV joins the show. Then Star Tribune columnist James Eli Shiffer gives an update on police body cameras.
  • 1/2/17 John Williams Show: 3 PM Hour

    34:51
    John shares Trumps New Year’s tweets add later author Mara Einstein talks about advertising.
  • Friday, December 30th, 2016
  • 12-30-16 John Williams Show 5pm: Little Billy & Bright Side

    29:33
    In this hour John revisited Little Billy & Mrs. Johnson's final Vikings prediction of the season.  Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio - The Bright Side of Life
  • 12-30-16 John Williams Show 4pm: Liz Collin & Doug Johnson

    31:40
    In this hour John talked to Liz about today's top news stories.  Then Doug Johnson filled him in on a historical hockey game taking place NYE in St. Paul!
  • 12-30-16 John Williams Show 3pm: Little Billy & Larry Millett

    32:41
    In this hour John got the final Vikings prediction this season from "Little Billy & Mrs. Johnson".  Then he talked with author Larry Millett about a couple of historic St. Paul buildings
  • Thursday, December 29th, 2016
  • 12-29-16 John Williams Show 6pm: Business of Basketball & Hydrate MN

    30:37
    In this hour JOhn talked to Sianneh Mulbach, VP of Human Resources with the Timberwolves in this week's "Business of Basketball" segment.  Then Brynn Ahrens and staff from Hydrate MN joined him in-stduio to show him first-hand the benefits of hydration therapy

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