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The John Hines Show

The John Hines Show

  • 5-5-15 John Hines Show 10AM

    May 5, 2015

    The former CMO of McDonald's, Larry Light, joins the show to discuss what the fast food giant need to do to turn things around. Plus Jason DeRusha sits in for Jamie and chats about listener/viewer complaints
  • 5-5-15 John Hines Show 9AM

    May 5, 2015

    Dave Lee is in for Extra Innings and author Mark Schatzker discusses his book "The Dorito Effect" and how good food is losing flavor while bad foods are manipluted to taste great
  • 5-4-15 John Hines Show 9AM

    May 4, 2015

    John recaps a big weekend in sports with Dave Lee in Extra Innings. Plus a bonus edition of The Morning Take with Blois looking at the end of the legislative session
  • 5-1-15 John Hines Show 11AM

    May 1, 2015

    Bob Cashill from reviews the new Avengers movie and the first lady of murder mystery Mary Higgins Clark returns to talk about 40 years of writing
  • 5-1-15 John Hines Show 10AM

    May 1, 2015

    TV and Movie Star Michael Rooker is in-studio to talk about Wizard World and his favorite roles. Carrie Rosha has 3 Free Things and Jamie shares 4 Things
  • 5-1-15 John Hines Show 9AM

    May 1, 2015

    Dave and John close out the week with Extra Innings and Ret. General Harry Sieben on the report that says our kids are to out of shape to be able to join the military
  • 4-30-15 John Hines Show 11AM

    April 30, 2015

    Matt Roush with the latest from the boob tube and Lyle Fitzsimmons from CBS Sports explains the hype behind the Mayweather Pacquiao fight this weekend
  • 4-30-15 John Hines Show 10AM

    April 30, 2015

    David Itzkoff from the NYT got to sit down with David Letterman to reflect on his final days on the Late Show. Plus a new tool sharing service in Minneapolis
  • 4-30-15 John Hines Show 9AM

    April 30, 2015

    Dave and John chat about the most annoying office habits. Then Ken Vogel from POLITICO updates us on the lastest in the Clinton Foundation scandal and how it's hurting Hillary's campain
  • 4-29-15 John Hines Show 11AM

    April 29, 2015

    John Sandford return to talk about his newest novel 'Gathering Prey' and a big announcement for the future of Virgil Flowers. Then John opens up the phones to hear the funniest things your mom used to say
  • 4-29-15 John Hines Show 10AM

    April 29, 2015

    George Hobica from talks about the Strib story on personalized pricing and if airlines can charge more based on your profile. Also how did Jamie Yuccas do throwing out the first pitch last night?
  • 4-29-15 John Hines Show 9AM

    April 29, 2015

    Dave runs through his most played songs during Extra Innings and Prof. Jeff Ross on the inequalties in Baltimore that lead to this weeks protests
  • 4-28-15 John Hines Show 11AM

    April 28, 2015

    John looks back on the life of Verne Gagne with his son Greg, Larry "The Ax" Hennig, Mean Gene Okerlund and "Jumpin" Jim Brunzell
  • 4-28-15 John Hines Show 11AM

    April 28, 2015

    Most of the Jersey Boys are in-studio to talk about the show coming to the Orpheum today and the fun of recreating Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons. Dale Carpenter from the U discusses today's SCOTUS hearing on gay marriage
  • 4-28-15 John Hines Show 9AM

    April 28, 2015

    John Cox from WaPo checks in from Baltimore to discuss last night's protest and then Jamelle Bouie a columnist with Slate talks about the race problems in Baltimore
  • 4-27-15 John Hines Show 11AM

    April 27, 2015

    Rory Kennedy, director of the Oscar nominated "Last Days in Vietnam" talks about the movie and the fall of Saigon. Plus there is a shot Jell-O could go away, what is the best way to eat Jell-O
  • 4-27-15 John Hines Show 10AM

    April 27, 2015

    John replays some of the audio from Friday's Bruce Jenner interview, Dale Kurschner discusses the rising cost of the SWLRT line and Jamie has 4 Things
  • 4-27-15 John Hines Show 9AM

    April 27, 2015

    Dave and John chat about doing announcing for sporting events, David Mark discusses the Clinton Foundation tax problems and GOP Presidential candiates gay marriage woes
  • 4-24-14 John Hines Show 10 AM

    April 24, 2015

    Joachim J. Savelsberg, professor of sociology and law at the U’s Center for Holocaust and Gencide studies talks about the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. On a happier note, John takes calls on your dream job.
  • 4-24-15 John Hines Show 9 AM

    April 24, 2015

    Dave and John take a look at song that are proven to make you smile in Extra Innings. Thomas Oliver author of Real Coke, Real Story: 30 years and a day after the release of “New Coke”
  • 4-23-15 John Hines Show 10AM

    April 23, 2015

    Bethany Miller – founder of Doors of Success Etiquete School talks about kids taking etiquete classes for Prom and tries to better John Hines. Plus why IKEA might be ruining marriages
  • 4-23-15 John Hines Show 9AM

    April 23, 2015

    A birthday edition of Extra Innings, former Viking Matt Blair discusses the concussion settlement and what would be the official Minnesota hot dish
  • 4-22-15 John Hines Show 11AM

    April 22, 2015

    The one and only Josh Groban joins John Hines to talk about his newest CD "Stages" and his love of Broadway music. Also should we ban inmates from doing interviews on camera?
  • 4-22-15 John Hines Show 10AM

    April 22, 2015

    John takes calls on if Ben Affleck should have blocked PBS from airing that his ancestors owned slaves. Andrew Cohen from on the news half of Americans don't have a will
  • 4-22-15 John Hines Show 9AM

    April 22, 2015

    John tried to figure out what the name of his yearbook meant in Extra Innings and Dr Tim Beyers discusses his research into how vitamins could be giving people cancer

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