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  • 7-25-14 5pm: Stephen A. Smith Comments & Bright Side

    July 25, 2014

    John talked about comments from sports commentator Stephen A. Smith that have him in hot water. Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio: The Bright Side of Life!
  • 7-25-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Leah Wong & Ventura Jury

    July 25, 2014

    John talked with Frank about what's coming up on tonight's WCCO TV News. Then he spoke with the Aquatennial's Leah Wong about tomorrow night's firewoks finale. Finally, he spoke with a local attorney about the Ventura lawsuit. What does the jury being out this long mean?
  • 7-25-14 3pm: Green Line & Pat Kessler

    July 25, 2014

    John talked about the Green Line LRT. Is it too slow? Should it have priority over cars at stoplights? Then he caught up with Pat Kessler who's covering the Ventura lawsuit, where there's still no verdict.
  • 7-24-14 6pm: Knoblauch, President Comments & Mike Max

    July 25, 2014

    John talked about former Twin Chuck Knoblauch getting arrested, and the Twins cancelling his induction into the Twins Hall of Fame. Then he talked about comments the President made on companies reorganizing outside the country. Finally he talked to Mike Max live from Vikings training camp
  • 7-24-14 5pm: Blitzer/Bloomberg Dust-Up & Numbers in the News

    July 24, 2014

    John talked about a contentious interview between Wolf Blitzer and former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg. Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz, Numbers in the News!
  • 7-24-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Birds & Windows and Car2Go

    July 24, 2014

    John talked to Frank about what's coming up on tonight's WCCO TV news. Then he talked more about concerns over birds flying into the Vikings stadium windows. Finally he talked with Josh Johnson from Car2Go about their expansion into St. Paul.
  • 7-24-14 3pm: Weird Al is #1 & MN Orchestra

    July 24, 2014

    John talked about Weird Al Yankovic hitting #1 on the Billboard charts. Then he spoke with Andrew Litton - the Sommerfest Artistic Director - about reading "Casey At the Bat" tomorrow night
  • 7-23-14 6pm: Jordana's Dress & Gaza Revisit

    July 24, 2014

    John talked with Jordana about what to do with her old wedding dress. What does she mean she can't wear it again?! Then he revisited his conversation with a Middle East expert from earlier today.
  • 7-23-14 5pm: Southwest Passenger & Weird News

    July 23, 2014

    John talked about a passenger on Southwest Airlines being told he couldn't get on a plane until he deleted a tweet critical of the company. Really? Then it was time for the strangest stories in the news: the Weird News Roundup!
  • 7-23-14 4pm: Frank Vascellaro, Birds & All-Star Game Profits

    July 23, 2014

    John talked with Frank about what's coming up on tonight's news. Then he talked about the Audobon Society's warning that the new Vikings stadium may kill migratory birds. Finally he found out more about the profits generated by the All-Star Game being in town.
  • 7-23-14 3pm: Middle East Primer & John at the Orchestra

    July 23, 2014

    John talked with Michele LeGall, a consultant on Middle East politics, about the basics of the conflict in Gaza. Then he talked about his upcoming "Casey At The Bat" performance with the Minnesota Orchestra
  • 7-22-14 6pm: Ventura Lawsuit & Police Shoot Dog

    July 23, 2014

    John talked to Marino Eccher from the Pioneer Press about deliberations in the Jesse Ventura lawsuit. Then he talked to the owner of a dog shot and killed by police.
  • 7-22-14 5pm: Filming a Fight & Watermelon Facts

    July 22, 2014

    John talked about a student being punished for filming a fight at school. Is that fair? Then he had some facts about watermelon you might not have known!
  • 7-22-14 4pm: Harassment & Netanyahu Comments

    July 22, 2014

    John talked more about the women videoing men cat-calling her on the street. Helpful or too risky? Then he talked about recent comments by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 7-22-14 3pm: Ruben Rosario & Jean Boeh

    July 22, 2014

    John talked to Ruben Rosario of the Pioneer Press about his column calling on Archbishop Nienstedt to resign. Then he talked to Professor Jean Boeh from Augsburg about the latest MN jobs numbers.
  • 7-21-14 6pm: Street Harassment & Mike Max

    July 22, 2014

    John talked about a woman who records men cat-calling her on the street. Is that fair? Then he talked about the weekend in sports with Mike Max
  • 7-21-14 5pm: Smoking Lawsuit

    July 21, 2014

    John talked with listeners about the monetary award in a smoking lawsuit. How much did this woman win?!
  • 7-21-14 4pm: Angela Davis, Moon Landing & Fox Audio

    July 21, 2014

    John talked to Angela about what's coming up on tonight's WCCO-TV news. Then he talked with listeners about some Apollo 11 trivia, with it being the 45th anniversary of their landing. Finally, he talked about how Fox News handled an interview with John Kerry. Was it inappropriate?
  • 7-21-14 3pm: Milk Carton Boat Race & Corporate Taxes

    July 21, 2014

    John talked to Carmen Hawkins from the Fireman's Fund about participating in the Milk Carton Boat Race. Then he talked to tax expert Ken Levinson about corporations moving outside the US to try and save on taxes
  • 7-18-14 6pm: Goin to the Lake - Battle Lake, MN, Hour 4

    July 19, 2014

    In his final hour at Battle Lake, John talked to Marino Eccher from the Pioneer Press about the Jesse Ventura lawsuit. Then he talked to the owner of a Civil War museum in Battle Lake. Finally he talked to Mike Max about the weekend in sports.
  • 7-18-14 5pm: Goin to the Lake - Battle Lake, MN, Hour 3

    July 18, 2014

    In John's third hour in Battle Lake, he talked to a local musician who's also a teacher. Then it was time for his weekly group-hug on the radio, The Bright Side of Life!
  • 7-18-14 4pm: Goin To The Lake - Battle Lake, MN, Hour 2

    July 18, 2014

    John broadcast live from Battle Lake, MN! In his 2nd hour he talked with WCCO-TV's Natalie Nyhus & Mike Augustyniak. The he talked to Carmen Hawkins about the Fireman's Fund. Finally he talked to Milt Paulson about the price of lakefront property
  • 7-18-14 3pm: Goin To The Lake - Battle Lake, MN Hour 1

    July 18, 2014

    John was in Battle Lake, MN, and talked with Mayor Chuck Reeve & mover and shaker Reba Gilliand. Then he spoke with the Dir. of Econ. Development for South Central Otter Tail, Mike Henkenius. Finally, he caught up on national political news with Pat Kessler
  • 7-17-14 6pm: Ventura Lawsuit, Aquatennial & MH17

    July 18, 2014

    John talked to the Pioneer Press' Marino Eccher who's covering Jesse Ventura's lawsuit. Then he spoke with Leah Wong from the Aquatennial which starts tomorrow. Finally, he revisited his converstation with CBS News' Travel Editor Peter Greenburg
  • 7-17-14 5pm: Kids & Drinking and Numbers in the News

    July 17, 2014

    John Williams talked more with listeners about kids and drinking. Should parents "teach" their kids to drink responsibly? Then it was time for his weekly current events quiz, "Numbers in the News"

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