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  • 5-4-15 5pm: FB Comments & Pat Kessler

    May 5, 2015

    In this hour, John discussed some of the insulting comments posted to Lindsey Vonn's Facebook announcement of her breakup with Tiger. Then he got the latest from the State Capitol with Pat Kessler
  • 5-4-15 4pm: Mayor Betsy Hodges

    May 5, 2015

    In this hour, John welcomed the Mayor of Minneapolis in-studio to talk about a variety of political topics... and Star Wars Day
  • 5-4-15 3pm: Police & Texting

    May 4, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about police texting while driving. Should it be legal?
  • 5-1-15 5pm: Jerseys, Mint Juleps & The Bright Side

    May 1, 2015

    In this hour, John asked listeners if they'd wear a Wild jersey to the Chicago arena. Bad idea? Then he learned how to make a mint julep as the Derby approaches. Finally it was his weekly group-hug on the radio: The Bright Side of Life
  • 5-1-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Kentucky Derby & Tim Lammers

    May 1, 2015

    In this hour, John talked news with Frank, the Derby with Jeff Maday from Canterbury Park & new movies with Tim Lammers!
  • 5-1-15 3pm: Baltimore & Pat Kessler

    May 1, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to an attorney about the kind of defense the police in Baltimore might mount. Then he talked to Pat about the latest at the State Capitol
  • 4-30-15 6pm: Edgar Linares

    May 1, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Edgar Linares from the newsroom, who covered the news conference where Barway Collins' mother spoke to the media.
  • 4-30-15 5pm: Tom Bakk & Numbers in the News

    April 30, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk about soccer stadium financing. Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz: Numbers in the News
  • 4-30-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Boxing

    April 30, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Frank about today's top news stories. Then he talked with "Billy C" about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on Saturday
  • 4-30-15 3pm: Insiders Lunch & Water Pollution

    April 30, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about today's WCCO Insiders Luncheon which he MC'd. Then he talked to Pete Takash from the DNR about this week's water pollution report
  • 4-29-15 6pm: St. Louis Park Trees & Joy Rides

    April 30, 2015

    John talked to Shannon Ferrell about her efforts to save some 150-year-old trees in St. Louis Park. Then he talked about the 8-year-old driving on I35
  • 4-29-15 5pm: Black Lives Matter & Weird News

    April 29, 2015

    In this hour, John found out more about tonight's planned Black Lives Matters protest in solidarity with Baltimore. Then it was time for the weekly reading of the strangest stories in the news: The Weird News Roundup
  • 4-29-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Water Pollution

    April 29, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Frank about today's top news stories. Then he talked to Galen Reetz from the MN Pollution Control Agency about a troubling report for southern MN
  • 4-29-15 3pm: Body Cams & Baltimore Mom

    April 29, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Matt Ehling - President of Public Record Media - about how much body cam footage from police should be made public. Then he asked listeners if that Baltimore mom who swatted her kid for tossing bricks at police should be celebrated.
  • 4-28-15 6pm: NFL Draft & Passing of Verne Gagne

    April 29, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Brian Williams - the father of Gophers TE Maxx Williams - about the upcoming NFL draft. Then he talked with George Shire, author of "Minnesota's Golden Age of Wrestling" about the passing of Verne Gagne
  • 4-28-15 5pm: Phyllis Kahn & The Green Line

    April 28, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to a state legislator that wants to reduce the drinking age. Then it was time for some stories you may have missed, "The Green Line" with Jordana Green
  • 4-28-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Baltimore Riots

    April 28, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about today's news with Frank. Then he talked with Kenny Burns from WYPR in Baltimore about the violent unrest there.
  • 4-28-15 3pm: Baltimore

    April 28, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to listeners about the violence in Baltimore and the underlying issues involved.
  • 4-27-15 6pm: SWLRT, Michael Steele & Mike Max

    April 28, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Adam Duininck - chairman of the Met Council - about the increased cost of a propose SWLRT line. Then he talked to former RNC Chair and Maryland Lt. Governor about the unrest in Baltimore. Finally he caught up with Mike Max to talk about the Wild moving on to the 2nd round!
  • 4-27-15 5pm: Baltimore Unrest & Pat Kessler

    April 27, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about the protests that turned violent in Baltimore. Then he talked to Pat Kessler about a bevy of subjects from the Capitol
  • 4-27-15 4pm: Frank Vascellaro & Doug Johnson

    April 27, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Frank about today's top news stories. Then he talked about the Wild facing the Blackhawks in Round 2 with Doug Johnson from Let's Play Hockey
  • 4-27-15 3pm: SWLRT & Jenner Interview

    April 27, 2015

    In this hour, John talked about the updated costs of the SWLRT. Is the project dead in the water? Then he talked to a pair of LGBT advocates about the Bruce Jenner interview
  • 4-24-15 5pm: Imam Hassan Mohammed & Bright Side

    April 24, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to a local Imam about the Somali teens arrested for terrorism. Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio, The Bright Side of Life
  • 4-24-15 3pm: Frank Vascellaro, Apple Watch & Base Jumping

    April 24, 2015

    In this hour, John talked with Frank about todays news. Then Jordana Green was at the Apple Store checking out the new Apple Watch. Finally he talked to the director of a documentary on base jumping
  • 4-24-15 3pm: Dave Mona & Pat Kessler

    April 24, 2015

    In this hour, John talked to Dave Mona about tonight's Bruce Jenner interview. Then he found out the latest from the State Captiol from Pat Kessler

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