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  • 4-24-14 6pm: Christopher Mihm & Service Dog Story

    April 25, 2014

    John talked to local filmmaker Christopher Mihm about the B-Movie Film Festival he's put together. Then he talked about a disabled man's perserverence when a McDonalds told him he couldn't bring his service dog into the store.
  • 4-24-14 5pm: Topeka Graduation & Numbers In The News

    April 24, 2014

    John talked about a Topeka HS asking the First Lady *not* to speak at their graduation because it would limit the number of families who get to go. Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News!
  • 4-24-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Potholes

    April 24, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on tonight's WCCO TV news. Then he checked in with Minneapolis pothole guru Mike Kennedy about a particularly rough winter on the roads
  • 4-24-14 3pm: News & Student Loan

    April 24, 2014

    John caught listeners up on a few news stories. Then he talked to Josh Mitchell from the Wall Street Journal about his story about forgiving student debt.
  • 4-23-14 6pm: Climbing Everest & Kat Perkins

    April 24, 2014

    John talked with local attorney and mountain climber Doug Kelly about the tragedy that befell a group of Shirpa guides last week, and what that means for future Everest climbers. Then he caught up with Kat Perkins who continues to advance on The Voice!
  • 4-23-14 5pm: Joe Tamburino & Weird News

    April 23, 2014

    John talked to attorney Joe Tamburino about the Byron Smith trial. Then it was time for the weekly reading of the strangest stories in the news, The Weird News Roundup!
  • 4-23-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Apple Stock

    April 23, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on tonight's WCCO-TV News. Then he talked to a financial writer about Apple's pending stock split and it's history
  • 4-23-14 3pm Smith Trial & Michael Lewis

    April 23, 2014

    John talked about the latest developments in the Byron Smith trial. Then he spoke with author Michael Lewis about his latest book, "Flash Boys" and asked, is Wall Street rigged?
  • 4-22-14 6pm: TV Distribution

    April 23, 2014

    Does Aereo's business model violate broadcast networks copyrights? John talked to Jim du Bois from the MN Broadcasters Association about why networks are so against this new technology
  • 4-22-14 5pm: Boston Story & Senser Work Release

    April 22, 2014

    John talked to a reporter from the Washington Post about a heart-warming story from the Boston Marathon. Then he asked listeners what they think about Amy Senser getting work release.
  • 4-22-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Smith Trial & Grandaddy

    April 22, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on the news tonight. Then he took more calls on the Byron Smith trial. Finally he spoke with the creater of "Grandaddy", the Gilman, MN snowman. How much is left?
  • 4-22-14 3pm: Dog Owner & Smith Trial Update

    April 22, 2014

    John talked to the owner of a dog killed by a pitbull in a public park over the weekend. Then he tlaked about the latest developments in the Byron Smith trial
  • 4-21-14 6pm: New Planet & Mike Max

    April 22, 2014

    John talked to Professor Vicky Hansen about a newly discovered planet which may be hospitable to life. Then he caught up with Mike Max about Rick Adelman's retirement and more.
  • 4-21-14 5pm: Disney Earworms & Boston Marathon Runner

    April 21, 2014

    John talked about how some of the songs from "Frozen" are starting to drive parents nuts, and asked listeners for their classic earworms. Then he talked to a Minnesotan who ran in today's Boston Marathon.
  • 4-21-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Wolves Coach & How to Fix Golf

    April 21, 2014

    John talked with Frank about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he touched on the Wolves' coaching search. Finally, he talked about one wild idea to "fix" the game of golf
  • 4-21-14 3pm: Boston Marathon & South Korean Ferry

    April 21, 2014

    John talked to Steve Alexander live from Boston as he observed today's Boston Marathon. Then he talked about the latest developments in the South Korean ferry sinking. Should the captain have gone down with his ship?
  • 4-18-14 6pm: Teddy Roosevelt, Best Cities & Mike Max

    April 19, 2014

    John talked about his upcoming show with Teddy Roosevelt. Then he talked about which MN cities were on a list of the best cities to live in. Finally he caught up with Mike Max to talk about last night's Wild loss in Game 1 of the playoffs
  • 4-18-14 5pm: Disaster Stories, Yacht Couple & Bright Side

    April 18, 2014

    John talked about the missing plane, capsized ferry & Mt. Everest avalanche. Then he asked if their lawyer's interview changed people's opinion of the "yacht couple". Finally it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio: The Bright Side of Life!
  • 4-18-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Facebook Suspension & Thomas Kelly

    April 18, 2014

    John talke to Frank about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he told the story of a man suspended for posting a pic on Facebook. Finally he talked to attorney Thomas Kelly who's representing half of the "Yacht Couple". What's their defense?
  • 4-18-14 3pm: Teddy Roosevelt, Protests & Styrofoam Containers

    April 18, 2014

    John talked more about his upcoming show with Teddy Roosevelt. Then he asked listeners how they'd feel if their college kid protested a speech. Finally he talked to Minneapolis Councilman Andrew Johnson about a potential ban on styrofoam containers
  • 4-17-14 6pm: Criminal Record Revist & Teddy Roosevelt

    April 18, 2014

    John revisited his conversation from yesterday on getting criminal records expunged and took listeners' stories. Then he talked to "Teddy Roosevelt" to preview their May show.
  • 4-17-14 5pm: Jane Kirtley, High 5 Record & Numbers in the News

    April 17, 2014

    John talked to Jane Kirtley from the U of M. Could "liking" a business on Facebook prevent you from suing them? Then he listened in as 12-year-old Evan broke a world record for High 5's in. Finally it was time for John's weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News
  • 4-17-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Alan Horton

    April 17, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on tonight's WCCO-TV news. Then Wolves broadcaster Alan Horton joined him in studio to review the Wolves season.
  • 4-17-14 3pm: Teddy Roosevelt, High 5 Record & Mark Rosenker

    April 17, 2014

    John talked about his upcoming show with Teddy Roosevelt. Then he spoke with an artist trying to help set a record for High 5's for a good cause. Finally he talked about the tragic circumstances surrounding a sinking South Korean ferry with CBS analyst Mark Rosenker
  • 4-16-14 6pm: Criminal Records

    April 16, 2014

    At what point should criminal records be expunged? John talked to two young women trying to turn their lives around.

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Teddy Roosevelt: The Teddy Bear

When you see Teddy Roosevelt with John Williams, on May 10th at Concordia University, you’ll hear him answer questions like: ” Was the Teddy Bear named after you?”

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