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  • NoMBe brings zen to Wicker Park at Chop Shop

    Originally published in Third Coast Review NoMBe brought relaxing and catchy melodies to Wicker Park’s Chop Shop Wednesday, with his LA crew. Noah McBeth introduced himself a few songs through his set, and included his German heritage. But the European flair does not hide from a NoMBe audience. And it seems to be due to a combination of confident stage presence and McBeth’s smoothly produced transitions throughout. The moment McBeth hits the stage, he pulls you into a blender of […]

  • ​”Superstar Shakeup: Ziggler to Raw, Giuliani to Legal Team” Episode 76, April 20, 2018

    A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee What will have a more lasting impact: Cena and Nikki breaking up or Comey’s book? James Comey = Kevin Nash Mitch McConnell = Linda McMahon We preview the most anticipated Pay-Per-View since Great Balls of Fire, The Greatest Royal Rumble Buy The Donald: How Trump Turned Presidential Politics Into Pro Wrestling for only $3.16! So The Donald and Vince’s life can be totally destroyed […]

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 04/20/18: Self-scanning improved, Gen Z in the workforce, Money Smart Week and an improved sales force

    Andrea Hanis checks in with Steve Bertrand, on yet another innovation in self-scanning at grocery stores. And she fills us in on Record Store Day, happening tomorrow. Then, LaSalle Network CEO Tom Gimbel tells Steve how new college graduates are faring in the workforce. MorningStar Director of Personal Finance Christine Benz answers some of your financial questions and concerns for Money Smart Week. And, Sales QB Founder David McAley describes how the industry of sales is improving.

  • John Williams is Going to Make it After All

    The John Williams Show Full Podcast 04.20.18: Queer Eye star, sanctuary city ruling, Dermot Mulroney, Bright Side of Life

    Joe Gallois is a comedian from Atlanta, who was made over on an episode of the Netflix reboot show, “Queer Eye.” He tells John about his experience on a reality show that revolved around his life for a week. Then, Chicago Law Department Head Ed Siskel explains how Mayor Rahm Emanuel won his case in the sanctuary city ruling. Actor Dermot Mulroney joins the show to share with John what some of his favorite roles have been in his 33 […]

  • Actor Dermot Mulroney is beyond nice!

    Actor Dermot Mulroney joins John to share what some of his favorite roles and lines have been, from “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” to “Young Guns,” to “New Girl.” See the Northwestern University alumnus tonight with Stephen Colbert in “A Starry Night.”

  • Chicago Law Dept. Head Ed Siskel on the sanctuary city ruling: “Most of the investigations…are not even for criminal offenses”

    Chicago Law Department Head Ed Siskel describes Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s victory in the sanctuary city ruling today.

  • Comedian Joe Gallois from “Queer Eye:” “I was long overdue for a makeover”

    Joe Gallois is a comedian whose work is previewed in the Netflix reboot of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” now titled, “Queer Eye.” He joins John to share his takeaways from the show, and compare them with John’s. See him at Bourbon on Division tomorrow night!

  • The Mincing Rascals 04.19.18: “A Higher Loyalty,” Sean Hannity and Michael Cohen, babies on the Senate floor, baseball season

    The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio and Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune. They discuss certain obscure details in James Comey’s newly released A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. The Rascals also debate the value of Sean Hannity’s defense of his relationship with Attorney Michael Cohen. They debate on the vote for babies to be allowed on the U.S. Senate floor. Plus, they discuss Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s […]

  • CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg: The Southwest Airlines incident is nothing new

    CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg tells John the landing made by Southwest Airlines pilot Tammie Jo Shults is not an isolated incident for an airline. He reminds us of an incident of metal fatigue in 1988, that led to a fatality by the same cause as that which killed the passenger who almost got sucked out of her window Tuesday. And, he has one surprising tip for air travelers.

  • Chicago Tonight Anchor Elizabeth Brackett: “Patti Blagojevich is doing a pretty good job!”

    Chicago Tonight Anchor Elizabeth Brackett joins the show to comment on Patti Blagojevich’s efforts to persuade President Trump to pardon her husband, former Governor Rod Blagojevich. She writes Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Sideshow, and she tells John how likely it is that Trump will grant Blagojevich that pardon.