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  • I’m Spiritual Dammit | Eric Soderholm

    Jenniffer talks with Eric Soderholm, former Chicago White Sox third baseman, about his spiritual journey, the power of hypnosis and meditation, and his wellness center “Soderworld”.

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    The John Williams Show Full Podcast 09.22.17: Low-Line, Lettuce Entertain You, Field Museum ID Day

    Today, is busy with requests to define the word, “dotard,” after it was used by Kim Jong Un to describe President Donald Trump. John tries to understand why that particular word choice was made. Then, Dillon Goodson of Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and Andrew Moddrell of PORT Urbanism describe their plan to build a Low-Line below the CTA brown line. Listeners call in with their questions about the project. Then, John celebrates with R.J. Melman his new position of […]

  • Field Museum Collections Manager Jim Holstein will identify your artifacts tomorrow!

    Tomorrow is ID Day at the Field Museum and Collections Manager Jim Holstein describes how the event works when you bring in your fossils, rocks or even leaves. Find out the strange, large artifact that was found right here in Chicago, at the Pritzker School.

  • Lettuce Entertain You New President R.J. Melman: “‘Entertain’ will be in our DNA forever”

    Lettuce Entertain You has a new president, and it’s Founder Rich Melman’s son, R.J. Melman. He joins John to talk about the Chicago restaurant giant, restaurant qualities he finds most important, naming restaurants and more.

  • Low-Line Creators will bring beauty beneath the CTA rail lines

    Lakeview Chamber of Commerce Community Development Manager Dillon Goodson and PORT Urbanism Partner Andrew Moddrell join John to describe the Low Line their team is creating below the Brown Line. They answer listeners’ questions addressing what the pathway will bring to the community.

  • Paul Lisnek’s – “Behind the Curtain”: Illinois Gubernatorial race and “United 232”

    The race for Illinois Governor is underway and lots of democrats are seeking the nomination to challenge incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner. Paul begins a Meet the Candidates series on this edition of Behind the Curtain. The series is designed to let candidates set out their plans and policies for the state so YOU can decide who you want to support. This week, Paul interviews State Senator Daniel Biss, a former mathematician and professor who has been serving in Springfield for nearly 8 years. Then, Paul takes […]

  • The Mincing Rascals 09.21.17: Amazon Headquarters, Lisa Madigan, Kenneka Jenkins’ freezer death, the homeless, Trump at the U.N.

    The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. First, they question whether tactics to lure Amazon to Chicago are worth it to bring 50,000 jobs here. Then, the Rascals discuss who Attorney General Lisa Madigan is professionally. That’s after she announced she wouldn’t be running re-election. The group dissects possibility that the case of Kenneka Jenkins is a conspiracy theory. She is the young woman who […]

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    The John Williams Show Full Podcast 09.21.17: 2018 Toyota Camry ad, Congressman Krishnamoorthi, Amazon HQ, Jimmy Kimmel on health care

    John remains mystified by the question of who sings the song in that cool 2018 Toyota Camry ad. Listeners continue trying to help figure that out. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi explains his proposed Presidential Pardon Transparency Act. And listeners tell us what some of the draws, and some of the drawbacks would be, if Amazon were to build its next headquarters space in Chicago. Finally, Kaiser Health News Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal joins John again to discuss the latest on Jimmy Kimmel […]

  • Kaiser Health News: “Affordable and adequate” are words whose definitions may differ to a Conservative state legislator

    Kaiser Health News Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal explains the Graham-Cassidy health care bill that Jimmy Kimmel angrily referred to the last two nights. That’s also after another tweet from our president this morning, which highlighted a promise.

  • Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi: Perhaps most worrisome is that a president could pardon himself

    Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (8th) joins John to explain his Presidential Pardon Transparency Act in light of reports that the FBI informed Paul Manafort of a possible indictment. He tells John what would happen to the Russia probe if Manafort has already been pardoned in secret.