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  • 4-17-15 5pm: Medical Marijuana & Bright Side

    April 17, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to the husband of a woman who was charged with "child endangerment" for giving her child medical marijuana oil about the disposition of their case. Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio: The Bright Side of Life
  • 4-17-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Children's Defense Fund & Tim Lammers

    April 17, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Frank about today's news, to Marian Wright Edelman who created the Children's Defense Fund and finally to Tim Lammers about this weekend's new movies
  • 4-17-15 3pm: Wild Hockey & Pat Kessler

    April 17, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Doug Johnson from "Let's Play Hockey" about last night's Wild win in Game 1. Then he talked to Pat Kessler from the Capitol. Might Sunday liquor sales still be alive?!
  • 4-16-15 6pm: ESPN Reporter & Alan Horton

    April 17, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about an ESPN reporter who got caught berating an impound lot employee on camera. Then he talked to the voice of the Wolves, Alan Horton about the finish to their season
  • 4-16-15 5pm: Adrian Reinstated & Numbers in the News

    April 16, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about AP's reinstatement with callers. Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News
  • 4-16-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Brain Teaser & Estate Taxes

    April 16, 2015

    In this hour, John talked news headlines with Frank, revealed the answer to the brain teaser he posed yesterday, and found out more about estate taxes
  • 4-16-15 3pm: Dog Map & Pastor Smith

    April 16, 2015

    In this hour, John talked more about Minneapolis' "Dangerous Dogs" map. Then he revisited his conversation yesterday with Pierre Collins' pastor
  • 4-15-15 6pm: Tim Johnson

    April 15, 2015

    In this half-hour, John talked with UFC fighter and MN National Guardsman Tim Johnson
  • 4-15-15 5pm: Tyus Goes Pro & Weird News

    April 15, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about Tyus Jones going to the NBA. Then it was time for the strangest stories in the news - The Weird News Roundup
  • 4-15-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Robert Fowler

    April 15, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Frank about today's top news. Then he talked with Robert Fowler from Fowler-Ditsch lawfirm about defending police accused of abuse
  • 4-15-15 3pm: Estate Taxes & Pastor Harding Smith

    April 15, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Kim Crockett from the Center of the American Experiment about a City Pages article on estate taxes. Then he talked to Pastor Harding Smith who has been working with the Collins family about the death of young Barway and the arrest of his dad Pierre
  • 4-14-15 6pm: Kids Safety & Immigration

    April 15, 2015

    In this hour, John revisited his conversation on kids saftey and got tales from baby boomers about the dangerous things they survived as kids. Then he talked to Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargus about giving undocumented workers drivers licenses
  • 4-14-15 5pm: Mike Freeman, Tom Bakk & The Green Line

    April 14, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Henn. County Attorney Mike Freeman about pressing charges against Pierre Collins for alegedly murdering his son. Then Sen. Tom Bakk talked about public funding for a soccer stadium. Finally, Jordana Green caught us up on some random stories with "The Green Line"
  • 4-14-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Jeff Strickler

    April 14, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Frank about today's top stories. Then he talked with Jeff Strickler from the Star Tribune about his column on baby boomers surviving without today's child safety standards
  • 4-14-15 3pm: Barway Charges & "IRIS"

    April 14, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with reporter Susie Jones about Barway Collins' father being charged with his murder. Then he talked to Rebekah Maysles, director of "IRIS" which is showing at the TC International Film Festival
  • 4-13-15 6pm: Free-Range Parenting, Pat Kessler

    April 14, 2015

    Lenore Skenazy pioneered "free-range parenting". Now she responds to the backlash. Pat Kessler talks about what light rail freeloaders are costing us.
  • 4-13-15 4pm: Frank Vascellero, Chessmaster

    April 14, 2015

    John talks to Frank about the latest in the Barway Collins murder case. Then the strange tale of one of the world's best chess players.
  • 4-13-15 3pm: Hillary Clinton, Worlds Fair in MN

    April 13, 2015

    John listens back to the SNL spoof of Hillary and speculates on her campaign. Then we talk to former Secretary of State Mark Ritchie about MN's bid to get the 2023 Worlds Fair.
  • 4-10-15 5pm: Bert's Tweet & Bright Side

    April 10, 2015

    In this hour, John asked listeners if Bert Blyleven needed to apologize for a tweet that took a shot at Detroit. Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio, The Bright Side of Life!
  • 4-10-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Int'l Film Festival & Tim Lammers

    April 10, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Frank about today's top news stories. Then he found out what to look for in the Twin Cities International Film Festival. Finally, he found out what movies are opening this weekend with Tim Lammers
  • 4-10-15 3pm: Pat Kessler, Steve Hartman & Twins Opener

    April 10, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Pat about the Governor's State of the State Address last night. Then he talked to CBS's Steve Hartman about his latest piece. Finally he talked to the Twins' Kevin Smith about the home opener festivities!
  • 4-9-15 6pm: Ivy League Schools

    April 10, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to a MN high school student who has been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools!
  • 4-9-15 5pm: South Carolina & Numbers in the News

    April 9, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about the latest in the story of the SC officer charged with murder. Then it was time for his current events quiz: Numbers in the News
  • 4-9-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Allie Davis

    April 9, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Frank about today's top news stories. Then to Allie about her "Beyonce Quiz" she gave a boyfriend that's gone viral
  • 4-9-15 3pm: Vijay Chokalingam

    April 9, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Mindy Kaling's brother about his new book about racism and affirmative action

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