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  • 8-29-14 5pm: Ice Bucket Challenge & Bright Side of Life

    August 29, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! First up, probably the only Ice Bucket Challenge that's been done in a pouring rain! Then it was time for the weekly group-hug on the radio: The Bright Side!
  • 8-29-14 4pm: Michelle MacDonald & Fair Fight

    August 29, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! First he talked to MN Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald. Then, in today's "Fair Fight" he moderated a debate on the minimum wage!
  • 8-29-14 3pm: Mike McFadden & Pat Kessler

    August 29, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! First up he welcomed GOP candidate Mike McFadden to talk about his campaign. Then he talked to Pat Kessler about the City Council approving the SW LRT plan.
  • 8-28-14 6pm: Steve Hartman & Jim Cunningham

    August 29, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! First he talked to CBS News' Steve Hartman about his story on Sweet Martha's Cookies. Then he welcomed Jim Cunningham to the stage to talk about his new version of the Domer Bag.
  • 8-28-14 5pm: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge & Numbers in the News

    August 28, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! First he talked more about his upcoming Ice Bucket Challenge. Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News!
  • 8-28-14 4pm: Tommy Mischke & Fair Fight

    August 28, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! First up he welcomed former CCO'er Tommy Mischke to the stage. Then he moderated a "Fair Fight" between the charis of the MN Democratic & Republican parties
  • 8-28-14 3pm: Roshini Rajkumar & Mike Max

    August 28, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! In his first hour he talked to Roshini who's out at the U.S. Open. Then he talked to Mike about tonight's Gopher football opener!
  • 8-27-14 6pm: Don Shelby & Tom Gouttierre

    August 28, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! First he welcomed WCCO vet Don Shelby to the stage. Then he talked to the Dean of International Studies at UNO, Tom Gouttierre about why young people are leaving the US to go fight for ISIS
  • 8-27-14 5pm: Farmers Almanac & Weird News Roundup

    August 27, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! This hour he talked with Peter Geiger the Editor of the Farmers Almanac about their winter prediction. Then it was time for the weekly reading of the strangest stories in the news, including a special guest appearance.
  • 8-27-14 4pm: Chris Coleman & Fair Fight

    August 27, 2014

    John was broadcasting live from the State Fair! First he welcomed St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman to the stage. Then he moderated a debate on MNSure with a pair of MN lawmakers.
  • 8-27-14 3pm: 9-year-old with an Uzi & ALS Challenge

    August 27, 2014

    John was live at the MN State Fair! First he talked with listeners about the tragic story of a 9-year-old who accidentally killed her trainer with an Uzi. Then he shared more information about his upcoming ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, live at the Fair on Friday!
  • 8-26-14 6pm: David Lillehaug & Reclining Airline Seats

    August 27, 2014

    John was live from the MN State Fair! First he finished his converstation with MN Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug. Then he talked about the fight that erupted over reclining an airline seat.
  • 8-26-14 5pm: Super Duper Airlines, Emmys & David Lillehaug

    August 26, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! First he talked again to the fine folks at "Super Duper Airlines". Then he talked about watching the Emmys last night. Finally, he welcomed MN Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug about how much attention his race is getting.
  • 8-26-14 4pm: Fair Vote & Ice Bucket Challenge

    August 26, 2014

    John talked to Jeanne Massey from FairVoteMN.org about ranked choice voting. Then Sweet Martha & Jennifer Hjelle joined him to talk about his plans for Friday's Ice Bucket Challenge
  • 8-26-14 3pm: Super Duper Airlines, Frank Vascellaro & Lift Garage

    August 26, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! First up, he talked to "Super Duper Airlines" about seat-back reclining fees. Then he welcomed WCCO-TV's Frank Vascellaro to the stage. Finally he talked with Cathy Heying from the Lift Garage about how she serves the poor.
  • 8-25-14 6pm: News Alumni & Mike Max

    August 26, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! First, he caught up with Telly Mamayek, Bruce Hagevik, Steve Murphy and Eric Eskola! Then Mike Max joined him on the porch to talk sports
  • 8-25-14 5pm: Jennifer Lewerenz, Ethics & Pat Kessler

    August 25, 2014

    John was live at the MN State Fair! First he talked to the newest addition to the newsroom, Jennifer Lewerenz. Then he talked about an ethics article from the NY Times. Finally he got a "Reality Check" from Pat Kessler!
  • 8-25-14 4pm: Logger Guy, VMA's & ALS

    August 25, 2014

    John talked to a fan of the show out at the Fair about his logging business. Then he played some clips from last night's Video Music Awards. Finally, he found the latest donation numbers on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • 8-25-14 3pm: Al Franken & Betsy Hodges

    August 25, 2014

    John was live at the Minnesota State Fair! First he talked with Sen. Al Franken. Then he welcomed Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges to the stage.
  • 8-22-14 5pm: State Fair & Bright Side

    August 22, 2014

    John was live from the Great Minnesota Get-Together! He talked to folks in the crowd about their Fair experience. Then it was time for the weekly group-hug on the radio: The Bright Side of Life!
  • 8-22-14 4pm: Eric Nelson, Tim Lammers & John Rosengren

    August 22, 2014

    John was live at the State Fair! He talked with Eric Nelson about the Vikings, Tim Lammers about movies and author John Rosengren about his book on an ugly incident in baseball in 1965.
  • 8-22-14 3pm: Dave Mona & Dean Barkley

    August 22, 2014

    John talked with the co-host of the Sports Huddle about the autograph market for a little leaguer and the money going into the Vikings stadium. Then he talked to Sen. Dean Barkley about finally getting his car back
  • 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

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