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Friday, June 22nd
6-22-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John chatted with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he talked with Dr. Robert Kudrle, International Trade professor from the U of M about the latest round of tariffs and their effect on trade
Thursday, June 21st
Show Highlight: What's it like to get a shout out from the President?
State Senator Karin Housely was at last night's rally with President Trump in Duluth. What was it like to hear her name called out and what was the atmosphere like? She joined John Hines to discuss that and her campaign for US Senate.
6-21-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John was live from Target Plaza ahead of today's Twins/Red Sox finale and got a preview from Twins broadcaster Kris Atteberry
6-21-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John was live from Target Plaza ahead of the Twins/Red Sox finale. He talked with Twins reliver Matt Magill about his roller coaster ride of a career. Then Greg Stohr from Bloomberg joined him to talk about today's SCOTUS decision that allows states to collect sales tax from online retailers. Finally Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know
6-21-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John chatted with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings" and then talked to State Sen. Karin Housely about attending last night's Trum Rally in Duluth and her campaign for US Senate
Wednesday, June 20th
Show Highlight: How do state politicians handle a presidential visit?
Amy Koch, former MN Senate Majority Leader, joined John Hines to discuss the President's visit to Duluth. Some state politicians are heading there and trying to get face time with the President. Others are staying away. What are the considerations they make when deciding how to handle a visit like this, especially in light of the current immigration controversy? Amy gave her take.
6-20-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John got a preview of this weekend's "Back to the 50's" car show. Then he listened in on a meeting between the President and Congressional leaders on immigration. Finally he chatted with comedian Arj Barker about headlining Acme Comedy Co. this weekend.
6-20-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to TPT's Katie Carpenter about the Vietnam Memorial wall exhibit at the State Capitol. Then David Dorn from the MN Special Olympics talked about their summer games this weekend. Finally Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know!
6-20-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John chatted with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he talked to Republican strategist & former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch about the President's visit to Duluth and how state politicians are either trying to get time with him or deliberately staying away.
Tuesday, June 19th
Show Highlight: Rep. Tim Walz discussed the immigration debate and why he thinks DFL voters should choose him in the upcoming primary.
Congressman Tim Walz was the latest in John Hines' series of interviews of MN gubernatorial candidates ahead of the August 14th primary. Rep. Walz discussed the immigration controversy at our southern border and what he's doing to stop it and how he'd react as Governor. He also made his case to DFL voters ahead of the August 14th primary.
6-19-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked with John Garland, Deputy Editor at Growler Magazine for their monthly craft beer and spirits chat, plus they talked about some of the new State Fair foods.
6-19-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to Allina addiction specialist Dr. Roger Laroche about the WHO naming "gaming addiction" as a mental health disorder. Then Craig Bane from Bane O'Leary checked in on Mid Morning Money. Finally Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know!
6-19-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John chatted with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he spoke with DFL candidate for governor, Congressman Tim Walz
Monday, June 18th
Show Highlight: Separating Kids From Families
Children of undocumented immigrants are being separated from their parents as they're taken into custody for entering the country illegally. Bloomberg's Alex Wayne joined John to describe the situation and then WCCO listeners chimed in with their support and opposition for the policy.
6-18-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked with listeners this hour. First, about the immigration controversy and kids being separated from the parents at the border. Then about a viral video of a 5-year-old knocking over a statue for which his parents got a $132k bill.
6-18-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to Max Armstrong from "This Week in Agribusiness" about the escalating trade war with China and its impact on farmers. Then he talked with business analyst Dale Kurschner on Mid-Morning Money. Finally Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know.
6-18-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked to Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he discussed the immigration controversy with Alex Wayne from Bloomberg. Is the policy that's separating children from their parents a negotiating tactic?
Friday, June 15th
Show Highlight: Kerry Alexander from Bad Bad Hats talks Minnesota music with John
John talked to the lead singer from Bad Bad Hats, Kerry Alexander about meeting her husband/bandmate at Macalester and how the band has grown and changed as musicians, as well as highlighting their upcoming gig at First Ave.!
6-15-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked about new movie releases with Bob Cashill of Cineaste Magazine. Then he talked to the lead singer for Bad Bad Hats, Kerry Alexander!
6-15-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to listners about the growing trend of automated checkouts. Then Chris Iles from the Twins joined him to talk about the Business of Baseball. Finally Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know.
Thursday, June 14th
Show Highlight: SCOTUS strikes down a MN voting law
Andy Cilek from the MN Voters Alliance joined John to talk about the Supreme Court ruling in his favor after he challenged a MN law that restricted what voters could wear to their local polling place. The Court agreed with Andy that MN's law was overbroad.
6-14-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to Kris Atteberry live from Detroit as the Twins get set to try and take the series from the Tigers before they move on to Cleveland
6-14-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to TV Guide's Sr. Critic Matt Roush about all things television. Then Kevin Brasler from Twin Cities Consumer Checkbook joined him for Mid-Morning Money. Finally, Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know.
6-14-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John chatted with Dave Lee on Extra Innings. Then GOP-endorsed candidate for governor, Jeff Johnson talked about his campaign. Finally, Andy Cilek from the MN Voters Alliance talked about SCOTUS ruling in his favor, striking down the MN law that limits what voters can wear to the poll.
Wednesday, June 13th
Show Highlight: How to get your hands on Hamilton tickets
John was joined by Dale Stark from the Hennepin Theatre Trust to talk about the process of buying tickets for "Hamilton". What is a "Verified Fan" and how does it help tickets end up in fans hands rather than brokers? Dale explained and talked about how you can enter for a chance to win front row seats.
6-13-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to Dale Stark from the Hennepin Theater Trust about how to get your hands on "Hamilton" tickets and the efforts they're making to give fans a chance at them without having to go through the secondary market. Then comedian Joe Zimmerman joined him to talk about headlining at Acme Comedy Club
6-13-18 John Hines Show 9AM
JOhn talked with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he learned about the US/Canada/Mexico winning the right to host the 2026 World Cup from the Washington Post's Steven Goff who's in Moscow covering the current tournament and Chris Wright, President of MN United.
Tuesday, June 12th
Show Highlight: Dr. Daniel Pinkston Analyzes The Summit With North Korea & Callers React
Dr. Daniel Pinkston is an International Relations lecturer based in Seoul, South Korea. He joined John to analyze the historic Singapore Summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Then, did you think it was a success? WCCO listeners weighed in.
6-12-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to Lance Klatt from the MN Professional Towing Association about the "Spirit Ride" coming to Minnesota to raise awareness of the state's "Move Over" law.
6-12-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to listeners about the Singapore Summit. What did they think of the agreement signed by President Trump & Kim Jong Un? Then Craig Bane from Bane O'Leary joined him to talk about protecting your IRA. Finaly Kim Johnson joined him with 4 Things You Need to Know.
6-12-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John chatted with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he talked with Prof. Daniel Pinkston from Troy University who teaches International Relations in Seoul - what did he think of the Singapore Summit?
Monday, June 11th
Show Highlight: MN Native Matt Goldman joined John in-studio to discuss his new book set at the State Hockey Tournament
Matt Goldman grew up in Minnesota before becoming a successful TV writer in Los Angeles. Now he's releasing his second novel called "Broken Ice" which is set, in part, at the MN State High School Hockey Tournament. He joined John Hines in studio to talk about it and his plans for a third novel.
6-11-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Mirza Baig about suicide awareness in light of a couple of high-profile celebrity suicides.
6-11-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to author Matt Goldman about his new book, "Broken Ice" which is set in part at the MN State HS Hockey Tournament. Then Russ Wiles from the AZ Republic joined him to talk tax myths on Mid Morning Money. Finally Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know
6-11-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John chatted with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he talked to CBS News reporter Don Kirk who's in Singapore covering the summit with North Korea
Friday, June 8th
Show Highlight: Former Governor Tim Pawlenty Discussed Suicide Prevention, Immigration and More Campaign Topics With John Hines
Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty is campaigning for his old job. He joined John Hines to talk about passing on the state GOP convention, suicide awareness, immigration and a host of other campaign topics.
6-8-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to Bob Cashill from Cineaste Magazine about this weekends new films. Then Jeff Maday from Canterbury Park joined him to preview the Belmont Stakes and another shot at a Triple Crown winner.
6-8-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked with Dave Aeikens from MNDOT about the 35W closures that begin tonight. Then Quinn Handahl from the Twins joined him for the "Business of Baseball". Finally Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know!
6-8-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John opened the show chatting with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he was joined by former MN governor, Tim Pawlenty, to discuss his campaign to regain his old job.
Thursday, June 7th
Show Highlight: SCOTUS is Considering a Series of Important Cases - How Might They Decide?
OSU Law Professor Christopher J. Walker is a former clerk for SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy. He joined John Hines to talk about the decisions that have been announced, and those that are yet to come this session.
6-7-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John chatted with Kris Atteberry about today's finale for the Twins in a 4 game set with Chicago
6-7-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to listeners about the upcoming closures on 35W - how bad will it be? Then he talked with Taylor Tepper from Bankrate.com about how many Americans know what they'll need to retire. Finally Kim Johnson joined him with 4 Things You Need to Know!
6-7-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John opened the show chatting with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he talked to Ohio State law professor Christopher Walker about the Supreme Court decisions yet to come in this session.
Wednesday, June 6th
Show Highlight: The Cast From "Chicago" Visits In-Studio
Dylis Croman and Terra C. MacLeod play "Roxie" and "Velma" respectively in the touring version of "Chicago" which is now playing at the Orpheum. They talked about being part of a touring company and the crowd reaction in Minneapolis.
6-6-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to some of the cast of "Chicago" now playing at the Orpheum. Then he visited with comedian Dean Edwards who's headlining at Acme Comedy Company.
6-6-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to Rachel Stassen-Berger from the Des Moines Register about yesterday's Iowa primaries and how Iowa politics compares to her former beat in Minnesota. Then Kevin Brasker from Twin Cities Consumers' Checkbook joined him for Mid Morning Money. Finally Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know.
6-6-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John opened the show chatting with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he was joined by Daily Beast Congressional Reporter Andrew Desiderio to discuss the Senate cancelling most of their August recess.
Tuesday, June 5th
Show Highlight: The Electric Fetus Celebrates 50 Years
The music business has undergone several sea-changes over the years, but The Electric Fetus has weathered them all. General Manager Bob Fuchs joined John Hines to discuss their amazing longevity and where the business is headed.
6-5-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked with Heavy Table's James Norton for their monthly food chat. Then Electric Fetus GM Bob Fuchs joined him to discuss their 50th anniversary.
6-5-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to Dr. Adriana Seelye from the VA Medical Center about her research into early-stage dementia. Then Craig Bane joined him for Mid-Morning Money to talk about whether your IRA is vulnerable to creditors.
6-5-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John opened the show chatting with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he talked with NY Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak about yesterday's ruling in the Colorado baker case.
Monday, June 4th
Show Highlight: Blois Olson Recapped a Dramatic Weekend of State Political Conventions
State politics is never boring, but the drama ramped up in a big way this weekend with the state endorsing conventions. Blois Olson joined John with a recap and previewed more drama that continued to unfold throughout the day.
6-4-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to author Carl Zimmer about his new book, "She Has Her Mother's Laugh". Then he talked with listeners and gave away tickets to see James Taylor!
6-4-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to Allina oncologist Dr. Michaela Tsai about a study that says fewer breast cancer patients actually need chemotherapy. Then business analyst Dale Kurschner joined him for Mid Morning Money
6-4-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John Hines opened the show welcoming Dave Lee back after his vacation. Then he talked with WCCO political analyst Blois Olson about this weekend's state political conventions
Friday, June 1st
Show Highlight: US Allies' Reaction to Tariffs - is the President Getting What He Wants?
Mike Max was in for John and talked to Bloomberg's Joe Deaux about how allies of the US are reacting to the imposition of steel tariffs, and whether the President is seizing the upper-hand in NAFTA negotiations. Listeners chimed in as well.
6-1-18 John Hines Show 11AM
Mike Max was in for John. He talked to senior athlete and organizer Lowell Thompson about his trip to North Korea. Then he talked with John Dovolis, longtime friend of Dark Star, on the 6th anniversary of the Dark Man's passing
6-1-18 John Hines Show 10AM
Mike Max was in for John. He talked to entrepenuer Drew Boe about how he's turning used/surplus athletic wear into money to fund missions trips. Then Criag Gumz from the Twins joined him to talk season tickets on The Business of Baseball. Finally, Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know
6-1-18 John Hines Show 9AM
Mike Max was in for John. In this hour he talked to Bloomberg's Joe Deaux about the response of US allies to steel tariffs, and then with listeners about whether they agree with the administrations trade strategy
Thursday, May 31st
Show Highlight: Could the North Korea Summit Still Happen?
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean officials today at the UN in New York. Could the summit with North Korea still be salvaged? Might other countries lift their sanctions on North Korea without US support? Mike Max talked to CBS News Foreign Affairs Analyst Pam Falk about all that and more.
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