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  • 7/3/15 John Williams Show: 5 PM Hour

    July 4, 2015

    Thomas Jefferson enlightens us with his sage wisdom and truth about our constitution. Then it’s the Brightside.
  • 7/3/15 John Williams Show: 4 PM Hour

    July 3, 2015

    Heather Brown from WCCO TV checks in and later film critic Tim Lammers talks movies.
  • 7/3/15 John Williams Show: 3 PM Hour

    July 3, 2015

    Author Ken Davis talks about some American historical facts. Later Rachel Abbott of the MN Historical Society fills you in on some events taking place this holiday weekend.
  • 7-2-15 6pm: St. Paul Saints GM & Shark Attacks

    July 3, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Derek Sherrer, the GM of the St. Paul Saints, about their hot start. Then he talked to George Burress from the University of Florida about the rash of east coast shark attacks
  • 7-2-15 5pm: State Flag & Numbers in the News

    July 2, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about the MN state flag. Are there potentially offensive details in it? Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News!
  • 7-2-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Firework Photos

    July 2, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Frank about todays top news. Then he spoke with Jefferson Graham from USA Today to find out how to take great fireworks photos with your phone!
  • 7-2-15 3pm: MN Orchestra & Bill Pohlad

    July 2, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Michael Adams from the MN Orchestra about some Summer concerts. Then he talked to producer/director Bill Pohlad about his latest movie "Love and Mercy"
  • 7-1-15 6pm: Galleria Robbery & Bristol Palin

    July 2, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about today's robbery at the Louis Vuitton store at the Galleria. Then he asked whether people are being too hard on Bristol Palin?
  • 7-1-15 5pm: Pay Raises & Weird News

    July 1, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with listeners about the pay raises state commissioners received today. Were they too much? Then it was time for the strangest stories in this weeks news: The Weird News Roundup!
  • 7-41-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Aquatennial

    July 1, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Frank about today's big news stories. Then he spoke with Stve Cramer from the Downtown Council about some of the changes coming to the Aquatennial
  • 7-1-15 3pm: MN Pass

    July 1, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Bobbie Dahlke from MNPass about why customers can't get transponders and what they should do if they want one
  • 6/30/15 John Williams Show: 6 PM Hour

    July 1, 2015

    More Confederate flag talk before a visit with Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Brad Bourn.
  • 6/30/15 John Williams Show: 5 PM Hour

    June 30, 2015

    John takes your calls about the use of Confederate flags and then it’s the Green Line.
  • 6/30/15 John Williams Show: 4 PM Hour

    June 30, 2015

    Frank Vascellaro from WCCO TV checks and later Auto reporter Jeff Gilbert talks about the most “made in the USA” cars.
  • 6/30/15 John Williams Show: 3 PM Hour

    June 30, 2015

    Attorney Jeff Anderson talks about a video encouraging sex abuse victims in Catholic churches to come forward. Later Suzanne Kantra of Techlicious.com talks about the newest ways to stream music.
  • 6-29-15 6pm: Fizzies & Mike Max

    June 30, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to the CEO of a MN company that makes the classic treat, Fizzies! Then he talked with Mike Max about the Twins and Bo Ryan retiring as Wisconsin's basketball coach
  • 6-29-15 5pm: David Schultz & SCOTUS Rulings

    June 29, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Prof. David Schultz about last week's same-sex ruling by SCOTUS and Justice Scalia's scathing dissent. Then he talked to listeners. How will this affect their lives?
  • 6-29-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Jet Packs & Escaped Convict

    June 29, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Frank about today's top news. Then he talked to Mark Wachter who rents out jet packs for people to fly over a lake. Finally, Rick Rojas from the NY Times filled John in on the capture of the final NY escaped convict
  • 6-29-15 3pm: Jill Schlesinger

    June 29, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to CBS business analyst Jill Schlesinger about the financial troubles in Greece and how worried we should be
  • 5-26-15 5pm: Going to the Lake - Lake City

    June 26, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Mary Rassmussen who owns the Lake Pepin Pearl Button Co. in Lake City. Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio- The Bright Side of Life
  • 6-26-15 4pm: Going to the Lake - Lake City

    June 26, 2015

    In this hour John talked to Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis live from Lake City. Then he talked to Adam Scher from the MN Historical Society about water skiing being invented in Lake City. Finally he talked to a local business owner about doing business in Lake City!
  • 6-26-15 3pm: Going to the Lake - Lake City

    June 26, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Josh Hutchinson, an ambassador for Lake City and to Mary Lou Waltman from the Lake City city council
  • 6/25/15 John Williams Show: 4 PM Hour

    June 26, 2015

    Frankie V. runs down the headlines of the day. John gets a preview of his trip to Lake City. And Tim Lammers tells us about the films to go see.
  • 6/25/15 John Williams Show: 5 PM Hour

    June 26, 2015

    There were some interesting statements coming out of Washington on Thursday. Then, it's the weekly Numbers in the News quiz.
  • 6-25-15 3pm: Monarch Butterflies

    June 25, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Liz Klisch, a butterfly house owner, about the decreasing number of monarch butterflies in Minnesota, and what we can do to bring them back

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