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  • 2-27-15 5pm: Increased Surplus & Bright Side

    February 28, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with State Sen. Karin Housley about the increased forecast for the state surplus and what we should do with the money. Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio: The Bright Side of Life
  • 2-27-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Tim Lammers

    February 27, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Frank about today's big news stories. Then he welcomed film critic Tim Lammers to the show to talk about movies opening this weekend
  • 2-27-15 3pm: The Dress & Pat Kessler

    February 27, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about "The Dress". What colors did YOU see? Then he talked to Pat Kessler about the new surplus forecast. What to do with all that money?
  • 2-26-15 6pm: Taxes & YouTube

    February 27, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to corporate tax attorney Ken Levinson about what triggers audits and how listeners can avoid them. Then he talked more about the upcoming 10th anniversary of YouTube and how they're celebrating
  • 2-26-15 5pm: Toddler Tax Credit & Numbers in the News

    February 27, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to State Sen. Karin Housley about her bill to give parents of kids 5-years and under a $1k tax credit. Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News
  • 2-26-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Eric Nelson

    February 26, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Frank about today's big news stories. Then he talked with Eric Nelson about today's ruling overturning Adrian Peterson's suspension. What's next for the Vikings?
  • 2-26-15 3pm: YouTube & River Cruise

    February 26, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about the 10-year anniversary of YouTube and played some highlights. Then he talked to Terry Mattson from the St. Paul River Centre about upcoming cruises on the Mississippi!
  • 2-25-15 6pm: Timberwolves

    February 26, 2015

    In this half-hour, John previewed the return of KG with VP of Communications Brad Ruiter and John Focke!
  • 2-25-15 5pm: Make A Wish, U of M & Timberwolves

    February 26, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about participating with Make A Wish today. Then he talked with listeners about the U of M's new edict on crime alerts. Finally, John shifted to the Skyway Studios at Target Center to preview the return of KG!
  • 2-25-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Italian Film Festival & O'Reilly's Record

    February 25, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Frank about today's news. Then Frank stuck around to talk about the Italian Film Festival with John and Joe Tamburino. Finally, he talked with Joe Concha from Mediaite about Bill O'Reilly. Is he in trouble? Or much ado about nothing?
  • 2-25-15 3pm: U of M Crime Alerts & Weird News

    February 25, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about today's announcement about the U of M not including race in certain crime alerts. Then it was time for the weekly reading of the strangest stories in the news: The Weird News Roundup
  • 2-24-15 6pm: Medical Marijuana, Restaurant Week & KG Presser

    February 25, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Manny Munson-Regala from the Dept. of Health about the process of making medical marijuana legal in MN. Then he talked with Stephanie March from Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine about "Restaurant Week". Finally, he played some highlights from Kevin Garnett's press conference today
  • 2-24-15 3pm: Kevin Garnett Press Conference & Alan Horton

    February 25, 2015

    In this hour, the Timberwolves (re)introduced Kevin Garnett at a press conference at Target Center. Then John talked with the Voice of the Wolves, Alan Horton about KG's return to Minnesota
  • 2-24-15 5pm: Political Gaffes & Green Line

    February 25, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about an Idaho politician and his "doh!" moment. Then he and Jordana reviewed some of the stories you may have missed this week
  • 2-24-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Matt Brickman & Peter Greenberg

    February 24, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Frank about today's big news stories. Then he talked to Matt Brickman about their efforts for Make-A-Wish. Finally he talked with CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg about United's fare controversy.
  • 2-23-15 6pm: Oscars & Mall of America

    February 24, 2015

    In this half-hour, John talked about the awkward red-carpet exchange between Melanie Griffith & Dakota Johnson at the Oscars. Then he talked about Orono Middle School cancelling a field trip to Mall of America
  • 2-23-15 5pm: Tony Cornish & Pat Kessler

    February 24, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Rep. Tony Cornish about the Mall of America's gun-carrying rules. Then he talked to Pat Kessler to get the latest political news from the Capitol
  • 2-23-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Bus GPS & Hockey Fight

    February 23, 2015

    In his hour, John talked with Frank about today's top stories. Then he talked to Joseph Palmersheim from Robbinsdale School District about their new GPS tracking system for their busses. Finally he talked to Doug Johnson from Lets Play Hockey about the fight that marred the end of a HS tournament game
  • 2-23-15 3pm: Mall of America Threat & Oscars

    February 23, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with listeners about the Al Shabaab terror threat on the Mall. Then, he talked about some of the highlights and lowlights from last night's Oscars
  • 2-20-15 5pm: Hockey Fight, Rudy Comments & Bright Side

    February 21, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about a HS hockey fight and what should happen to those kids. Then he took more calls on Rudy Giuliani's comments about President Obama and finally it was the weekly group-hug on the radio: The Bright Side of Life
  • 2-20-15 4pm: Amelia Santaniello, Lantern Fest & Tim Lammers

    February 20, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about today's news stories with Amelia, the first Downtown Lantern Fest with Leah Wong and Oscars predictions with Tim Lammers
  • 2-20-15 3pm: Twitter, Rudy Comment & Pat Kessler

    February 20, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about a cautionary Twitter tale. Then he talked with listeners about Rudy Giuliani's comments about President Obama. Finally, he got the latest from the Capitol with Pat Kessler
  • 2-19-15 6pm: Top 100 Dishes & Mike Max

    February 20, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Mecca Bos-Williams from City Pages about their list of the Top 100 Twin Cities dishes. Then he talked to Mike Max who's been covering the Kevin Garnett trade story.
  • 2-19-15 5pm: Garnett Trade & Numbers in the News

    February 20, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with listeners about KG coming back. Will they buy more tickets to see him play? Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News!
  • 2-19-15 4pm: Amelia Santaniello, Vikings Stadium Art & Tom Emmer

    February 19, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Amelia about today's big news stories. Then he found out how you could submit art for display in the new Vikings stadium. Finally he talked with Rep. Tom Emmer about the White House's ISIS summit

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