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  • 7-31-14 6pm: 494 Chase & Airline Fares

    August 1, 2014

    John talked about the man caught in a police chase on 494 that was initially presumed to be part of yesterdays fatal officer shooting. Who actually was the 494 suspect? Then he talked about how airlines advertise their fares, and how that might change.
  • 7-31-14 5pm: James Hohman & Weird News Roundup

    July 31, 2014

    John talked to James Hohman from Politico about the House suing President Obama. Then it was time for the weekly reading of strange stories in the news: The Weird News Roundup
  • 7-31-14 4pm: Summer Music & Movies, House Sues President & Tough Day On Wall Street

    July 31, 2014

    John talked to Sheryl Mousely from the Walker Art Center about their Summer Music & Movies series. Then he talked with listeners about the House lawsuit against President Obama. Finally he caught up with CBS's Jill Schlesinger about a rough day on Wall Street today
  • 7-31-14 3pm: Sharknado 2 & Esme Murphy

    July 31, 2014

    John talked about SyFy's sequel to the cult hit "Sharknado". Then he talked with WCCO's Esme Murphy about her interview with Archbishop John Nienstedt.
  • 7-30-14 6pm: Breaking News - Officer Shooting

    July 31, 2014

    John talked more about today's tragic breaking news, getting the latest on the death of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick from Reg Chapman and Edgar Linares
  • 7-30-14 5pm: Breaking News & Ventura Comments

    July 30, 2014

    John took a press conference from Mendota Heights police on their fallen officer, and checked in with Edgar Linares who was on the scene. Then he played some comments from Jesse Ventura who was on CBS This Morning talking about winning his lawsuit
  • 7-30-14 4pm: Breaking News - Continuing Coverage of Police Shooting

    July 30, 2014

    John got more information on today's tragic shooting death of a Mendota Heights officer from Frank Vascellaro, Laura Oakes and Kim Johnson
  • 7-30-14 3pm: Breaking News - Officer Shooting

    July 30, 2014

    John talked with Esme Murphy, Edgar Linares and Laura Oakes about today's breaking news of the shooting of a Mendota Heights police officer.
  • 7-29-14 6pm: Marino Eccher, Taya Kyle's Father & Lightning Revisit

    July 30, 2014

    John talked to Marino Eccher from the Pioneer Press about today's verdict in Jesse Ventura's lawsuit. Then he talked to Kent Studebaker who's the father of Chris Kyle's widow, Taya. Finally, he revisited a call from yesterday about getting hit by lightning.
  • 7-29-14 5pm: Ventura Calls

    July 29, 2014

    John threw open the phone lines and got listener reaction to today's Ventura verdict.
  • 7-29-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Stephen A. Smith Punishment & Joe Tamburino

    July 29, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he talked about the suspension ESPN handed out to Stephen A. Smith. Finally, he talked to attorney Joe Tamburino about why attorneys would agree to a non-unanimous verdict
  • 7-29-14 3pm: Ventura Verdict & Ebola

    July 29, 2014

    John talked about the verdict in Jesse Ventura's lawsuit with reporter Susie Jones and law professer David Schultz. Then he talked to Kris Eheresmann from the MN Dept. of Health about the ebola stories in the news
  • 7-28-14 6pm: Sex Spreadsheet, Not Michele & Jury Duty

    July 29, 2014

    John talked to a marriage & family therapist about couples who document "relations" on a spreadsheet. Can that marriage be fixed? Then he revisited his conversation with "Not Michele Bachmann". Finally he talked to listeners about being holdouts on juries.
  • 7-28-14 5pm: NYT Weed Editorial & Pat Kessler

    July 28, 2014

    John talked about an edotorial in the NY Times on legalizing marijuana. Then he talked with Pat Kessler about the latest in the jury deliberations in Jesse Ventura's lawsuit
  • 7-28-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Fringe Festival

    July 28, 2014

    John talked with Frank about the stories they're working on for tonight's WCCO-TV news. Then he talked to Jeff Larson, the Executive Director of the Fringe Festival about what's on tap for this years Festival
  • 7-28-14 3pm: "Not" Michele Bachmann, Ventura Jury & Getting $1K

    July 28, 2014

    John checked in with his good friend "Not" Michele Bachmann. Then he talked with attorney Joe Tamburino about the possibility of a hung jury in the Ventura lawsuit. Finally he talked to one of his producers who was randomly given $1000
  • 7-25-14 5pm: Stephen A. Smith Comments & Bright Side

    July 25, 2014

    John talked about comments from sports commentator Stephen A. Smith that have him in hot water. Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio: The Bright Side of Life!
  • 7-25-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Leah Wong & Ventura Jury

    July 25, 2014

    John talked with Frank about what's coming up on tonight's WCCO TV News. Then he spoke with the Aquatennial's Leah Wong about tomorrow night's firewoks finale. Finally, he spoke with a local attorney about the Ventura lawsuit. What does the jury being out this long mean?
  • 7-25-14 3pm: Green Line & Pat Kessler

    July 25, 2014

    John talked about the Green Line LRT. Is it too slow? Should it have priority over cars at stoplights? Then he caught up with Pat Kessler who's covering the Ventura lawsuit, where there's still no verdict.
  • 7-24-14 6pm: Knoblauch, President Comments & Mike Max

    July 25, 2014

    John talked about former Twin Chuck Knoblauch getting arrested, and the Twins cancelling his induction into the Twins Hall of Fame. Then he talked about comments the President made on companies reorganizing outside the country. Finally he talked to Mike Max live from Vikings training camp
  • 7-24-14 5pm: Blitzer/Bloomberg Dust-Up & Numbers in the News

    July 24, 2014

    John talked about a contentious interview between Wolf Blitzer and former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg. Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz, Numbers in the News!
  • 7-24-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Birds & Windows and Car2Go

    July 24, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on tonight's WCCO TV news. Then he talked more about concerns over birds flying into the Vikings stadium windows. Finally he talked with Josh Johnson from Car2Go about their expansion into St. Paul.
  • 7-24-14 3pm: Weird Al is #1 & MN Orchestra

    July 24, 2014

    John talked about Weird Al Yankovic hitting #1 on the Billboard charts. Then he spoke with Andrew Litton - the Sommerfest Artistic Director - about reading "Casey At the Bat" tomorrow night
  • 7-23-14 6pm: Jordana's Dress & Gaza Revisit

    July 24, 2014

    John talked with Jordana about what to do with her old wedding dress. What does she mean she can't wear it again?! Then he revisited his conversation with a Middle East expert from earlier today.
  • 7-23-14 5pm: Southwest Passenger & Weird News

    July 23, 2014

    John talked about a passenger on Southwest Airlines being told he couldn't get on a plane until he deleted a tweet critical of the company. Really? Then it was time for the strangest stories in the news: the Weird News Roundup!

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