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  • Swearing as an expression of intimacy

     
    John Williams made a good point earlier this week on WGN AM: The use of profanity is sometimes -- not always, of course -- a way in which we express friendship, trust and a degree of closeness. By using a......
  • Spicing up the Hall of Governors

     
    WGN AM 720 host John Williams has asked his listeners to contribute suggestions for a suitable portrait of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to hang in the Hall of Governors in the State Capitol, given the controversy over the cost. Here's......
  • World's Greatest Lunchbox

     
    John Williams is off today so there will be no World's Greatest Podcast with him, Mary Schmich and me. I will be attempting to fill the void with another appearance on the live-chat show The Lunchbox at noon (and archived......
  • Blago belongs in the Hall

     
    Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich should hang. No, not from the gallows. The federal corruption charges on which he'll be tried later this year are not capital offenses. And neither are his excruciating antics on "Celebrity Apprentice," though he...
  • L.A. County High School for the Arts has celebrity lineup to celebrate its 25th anniversary

     
    These may be tough times for maintaining excellence in public education, given the condition of the California state government that's primarily responsible for funding it, but that's not stopping the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts from...
  • World's Greatest Podcast -- a grab-bag of timely topics

     
    Mary Schmich, John Williams and I carry on in a desultory but we hope entertaining fashion. Click to play: World's Greatest Podcast 4/7 (.mp3)...
  • The union side of the McCormick Place work-rules story

     
    Greg Lydon of Crete, a show electrician at McCormick Place who has posted eloquently here, appeared today on WGN AM 720s "The Noon Show" with host John Williams. Click on the arrow on the left side of the icon to......
  • WGN AM 720s John Williams gets a second radio job

     
    Posted by a Minneapolis radio station this afternoon: WCCO Radio is announcing the return of host John Williams. Williams will host 1pm to 3pm Monday through Friday. Williams is currently one of Chicago's most well-known radio personalities at WGN. John.....
  • Am I being too hard on Pat Quinn? Williams says yes on the World's Greatest Podcast

     
    Mary Schmich wasn't with us today -- I think it may have something to do with a dispute over fish ice -- but John Williams and I soldiered ahead and talked about mispronouncing names, Pat Quinn's non-campaign and much more:......
  • Steeped in rhetoric: My visit to the tea party rally

     
    The question has been on my mind for a while now: What is it, exactly, that tea party activists want? Go to their Web sites, listen to sound bites from their rallies or study what their leaders say when interviewed......
  • Old hard drives, proposed new `iTax' and cussin' on Facebook -- The World's Greatest Podcast

     
    Host John Williams entertained me and Mary Schmich today on WGN AM 720. Click the arrow to play The World's Greatest Podcast, 4-21 Download....