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  • 9-19-14 5pm: Little Billy, NFL & Bright Side

    September 19, 2014

    Little Billy & Mrs. Johnson rejoined the show. Has she really abandoned the NFL?! Then John talked to listeners. Should Roger Goodell have resinged today? Finally, it was John's weekly group-hug on the radio: The Bright Side of Life
  • 9-19-14 4pm: Amelia Santaniello, Surly Fest & Alibaba

    September 19, 2014

    John talked with Amelia about what's coming up on tonight's WCCO-TV News. Then he spoke with Omar Ansari, President of Surly Brewing, about tomorrow's SurlyFest. Finally he spoke with internet analyst Praveen Menon about Alibaba's IPO and what it is they do
  • 9-19-14 3pm: Little Billy, NFL & Pat Kessler

    September 19, 2014

    Little Billy & Mrs. Johnson led off the show. Is she no longer a Vikings fan?! Then John talked about Roger Goodell's press conference, and checked in with political reporter Pat Kessler
  • 9-18-14 6pm: Adrian Peterson & Scotland Revisit

    September 19, 2014

    John talked more with listeners about AP. Are we over-reacting to the story? Then he revisited his conversation with Professor David Scheffer on the independence vote in Scotland
  • 9-18-14 5pm: Hardin Email & Numbers in the News

    September 18, 2014

    John read an email he got from Adrian Peterson's attorney, and offered some more free advice. Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News!
  • 9-18-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Enterovirus

    September 18, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he spoke with Dr. Kurt Belk about the D68 enterovirus and what parents need to know.
  • 9-18-14 3pm: Scotland & St. Thomas Letter

    September 18, 2014

    John talked with Professor David Scheffer to learn more about today's Scottish vote on independence. Then he talked with Dr. Bernard Brady about the open letter he and 11 colleagues from St. Thomas wrote to the Archbishop.
  • 9-17-14 6pm: Text Recall

    September 18, 2014

    John talked about how he wants to delete a mis-sent text. Shouldn't he be able to do that? Then
  • 9-17-14 5pm: Cover Girl & Weird News

    September 17, 2014

    John talked about Cover Girl's announcement that they *won't* pull their NFL sponsorship. Should they? Then it was time for the strangest stories in this week's news: The Weird News Roundup
  • 9-17-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, AP's Mom & School Athletics

    September 17, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he read a statement from the mother of Adrian Peterson. Finally, he talked about private school kids who want to play on public school teams
  • 9-16-14 3pm: Jearlyn Steele & Target's Reaction to AP

    September 17, 2014

    John talked to Jearlyn about her take on Adrian Peterson and his reaction to it. Then Edgar Linares joined him with a statement from Target on pulling AP merchandise from their shelves.
  • 9-16-14 6pm: Joel Stein & Clay Jenkinson

    September 17, 2014

    John talked to Time Magazine's Joel Stein about "outsourcing" his column for $5. Then he caught up with Clay Jenkinson who plays Thomas Jefferson & Teddy Roosevelt and who's a part of Ken Burn's "Roosevelts" documentary
  • 9-16-14 5pm: Peterson Case & Kat Perkins

    September 16, 2014

    John talked more with listeners about Adrian Peterson. Do they want him on the field on Sunday? Then he caught up with Kat Perkins from "The Voice" about her upcoming performance
  • 9-16-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Rhianna Open & Mike Erlandson

    September 16, 2014

    John talked with Frank about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he discussed CBS pulling Rhianna's music from their Thursday Night Football open. Finally he talked to PR strategist Mike Erlandson about what the Vikings *should* be doing to improve their image
  • 9-16-14 3pm: Peterson Case & Maureen Ryan

    September 16, 2014

    John talked about the latest developments in the Adrian Peterson child abuse case. Then he talked to TV critic Mo Ryan about the upcoming fall season and what's "must see"
  • 9-15-14 6pm: Chris Kluwe & Mike Max

    September 16, 2014

    John talked to former NFL punter Chris Kluwe to get his take on the Adrian Peterson case. Then Mike Max came in studio to talk about the latest details in the case.
  • 9-15-14 5pm: Peterson Case & Pat Kessler

    September 15, 2014

    John talked more with listeners about the latest developments in Adrian Peterson's child abuse case. Then he caught up with Pat Kessler who was at today's Vikings press conference and what he learned.
  • 9-15-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Department of Human Services

    September 15, 2014

    John talked with Frank about the biggest story in the news: Adrian Peterson. Then he talked to Erin Sullivan Sutton from MN's DHS about what the child abuse reporting rules are in our state.
  • 9-15-14 3pm: Adrian Peterson Story

    September 15, 2014

    John talked to the latest developments in the Adrian Peterson story and talked with listeners.
  • 9-12-14 5pm: Mike Max & Bright Side

    September 12, 2014

    John talked to Mike to get the latest on the breaking news of Adrian Peterson's indictment on child abuse charges. Then he tried to lighten the mood with his weekly radio group-hug, "The Bright Side of Life"
  • 9-12-14 4pm: AP Story, John Hines & Mushrooms

    September 12, 2014

    John talked about breaking news on Adrian Peterson being indicted on child abuse charges. Then he talked with John Hines about tomorrow's "Purple Ride-Stride". Finally he talked with Chef Alan Bergo about safely finding & cooking wild mushrooms
  • 9-12-14 3pm: Ray Rice Video & Pat Kessler

    September 12, 2014

    John talked to a Baltimore reporter about the latest news in the controversy in the NFL. Then he caught up with Pat Kessler to talk about his latest "Reality Check"
  • 9-11-14 6pm: Trish Regan & Dr. Richard Kurin

    September 12, 2014

    John talked to Bloomberg's Trish Regan about her book on the marijuana industry. Then he talked with the Smithsonian's Dr. Richard Kurin about how artifacts tell American History, specifically 9/11
  • 9-11-14 5pm: Chad's Guest & Numbers in the News

    September 11, 2014

    John played back some comments from a guest on the Chad Hartman Show who was reacting to the President's plan to combat ISIS. Then he had his weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News
  • 9-11-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Offensive Phrase?

    September 11, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he talked about a phrase uttered by a colleague. Is it offensive? Should she have known?

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