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  • 8-21-14 6pm: Ice Bucket Update & Supreme Court Candidate

    August 22, 2014

    John talked to Jennifer Hjelle from the ALS Association about how much money the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised. Then he talked with listeners about whether the MN GOP is right to keep it's endorsed Supreme Court candidate out of their booth because she's accused of DUI.
  • 8-21-14 5pm: Popcorn Patent & Numbers in the News

    August 21, 2014

    John talked to Brenda Lamb who's trying to enforce her trademark on "Chicago Style" popcorn. Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News
  • 8-21-14 4pm: ALS, John Hines & 6th District

    August 21, 2014

    John talked to a listener about his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Then he talked with John Hines about the political drama earlier on his show. Finally he spoke with the DFL candidate for the 6th District, Joe Perske
  • 8-21-14 3pm: U of M Alumni Band & Social Security

    August 21, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! First he welcomed memebers of the U of M Alumni Band! Then he talked to Jim Czechowicz from the Social Security Administration about how people can manage their information online.
  • 8-20-14 6pm: Outside Magazine, Blue Plate & Missing Dog Owners

    August 21, 2014

    John talked to Jonah Ogles from Outside Magazine about why they ranked Minneapolis one of the top places to live. Then he replayed some audio from John Hines who talked to the owner of the Blue Plate restaurant group about how they're dealing with the minimum wage increase. Finally he talked to the owners of the missing dog he talked about earlier in th
  • 8-20-14 5pm: Helicopter Training & Weird News

    August 20, 2014

    John read responses from an Army official who talked about the urban helicopter training going on in the Twin Cities. Then it was time for the weekly reading of the strangest stories in the news: The Weird News Roundup
  • 8-20-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Viral Video & Perry Indictment

    August 20, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on the news tonight. Then he described an amazing viral video. Finally he talked with TX reporter Tony Plohetski about Gov. Rick Perry being indicted.
  • 8-20-14 3pm: Super Bowl Halftime, New Phone App & Lost Dog

    August 20, 2014

    John talked about the NFL asking it's halftime show performers to pay THEM. Then he talked about a smartphone app for parents who's kids won't call them back. Finally he found out about a lost-dog Facebook page from MN that's made an impact in Peoria, IL
  • 8-19-14 6pm: Honest Tea & Ferguson

    August 20, 2014

    John talked to Dan Forman from Honest Tea about their "Honesty Index" and why Minnesota scored so poorly. Then, he talked about a grand jury being convened in the case of the officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, MO
  • 8-19-14 5pm: Ferguson & Fair Fight

    August 19, 2014

    John talked about the latest happenings in Ferguson and how that story is developing. Then, in this week's "Fair Fight", he moderated a discussion about the level of force being used in Gaza by the Israelis
  • 8-19-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Don Pardo Passes & School Heart Monitors

    August 19, 2014

    John talked with Frank about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he talked about the passing of SNL voice guy Don Pardo and his remarkable career. Finally, he talked to a school rep from Dubuque Iowa where they're going to use heart monitors to gauge students participation in gym class
  • 8-19-14 3pm: LLWS & Pedestrians

    August 19, 2014

    John talked about several inspiring stories from this year's Little League World Series. Then he talked about pedestrians and the amount of time they spend in cross walks.
  • 8-15-14 5pm: Ferguson, MO & Bright Side

    August 15, 2014

    John talked to Charlie Brennan from KMOX in St. Louis to get the latest on the turmoil in Ferguson. Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio: the Bright Side of Life
  • 8-15-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, "When Momma Prayed" & "Alive Inside"

    August 15, 2014

    John talked with Frank about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he spoke with Darryl Harrel, writer/director of the play "When Momma Prayed". Finally, he spoke with Michael Rossato-Bennett, the director of an amazing documentary called "Alive Inside"
  • 8-15-14 3pm: Ferguson, MO & Pat Kessler

    August 15, 2014

    John talked with Chad Hartman about the latest developments in the police shooting in Ferguson, MO. Then he caught up with Pat Kessler to find out more about his latest "Reality Check"
  • 8-14-14 6pm: More Animal Encounters & Ferguson, MO

    August 15, 2014

    John talked with more listeners about their "close encounters" with wildlife. Then he got folks up-to-date on the latest happenings in Ferguson, MO
  • 8-14-14 5pm: Close Animal Encounters & Numbers in the News

    August 14, 2014

    With the story of a Minnesota girl being attacked by an otter, John asked listeners what kind of "close encounters" they've had with wildlife. Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News!
  • 8-14-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Ice Bucket Challenge & Ferguson, MO

    August 14, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he talked to to Jennifer Jelle from the ALS Association about the amount they've raised from the "Ice Bucket Challenge". Finally he talked to Michael Calhoun from KMOX in Missouri about the turmoil in Ferguson
  • 8-14-14 3pm: Outlet Mall, Ferguson & Ice Bucket

    August 14, 2014

    John talked with John Ewoldt from the Star Tribune about the new outlet mall in Eagan. Then he caught up on some of the events in Ferguson, MO. Finally, the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" has raised how much money?!
  • 8-13-14 6pm: Andy Lugar & Jeff Johnson

    August 14, 2014

    John talked to US Attorney Andy Lugar about the crime ring authorities broke up this week. Then he talke to Jeff Johnson, now the sole remaining GOP candidate for Governor.
  • 8-13-14 5pm: Sexy Movie Lines & Weird News Roundup

    August 13, 2014

    In light of Lauren Bacall's passing, John talked about who delivered some of the "sexiest" lines in all of cinema. Then it was time for th eweekly reading of the strangest stories in the news: The Weird News Roundup
  • 8-13-14 4pm: Amelia Santaniello & Williams Coverage

    August 13, 2014

    John talked to Amelia about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he talked to Professor Jane Kirtley from the U of M about how the media is handling coverage of Robin Williams' death
  • 8-13-14 3pm: Lauren Bacall & Movies and Theft

    August 13, 2014

    John talked about the passing of silver screen legend Lauren Bacall and one of her famous sexy movie lines. Then he talked with listeners about the rash of theft stories in the news.
  • 8-12-14 6pm: Frugal Traveler & Antiques Roadshow

    August 13, 2014

    John talked to Seth Kugal from the NY Times about his Frugal Traveler column. Then he talked to one of the executive producers from Antiques Roadshow about their recent million-dollar find
  • 8-12-14 5pm: Neal Justin & Shark Week

    August 12, 2014

    John talked to Star Tribune TV critic Neal Justin about his rememberances of Robin Williams. Then he talked to shark researcher George Burgess about Shark Week and our fascination with those animals

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