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BabyCenter released a list of the most popular names of 2020. Its writer, Dina Freeman, joins John Williams to discuss those names and why they’re so popular, along with explaining why more traditional names have lost their popularity. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790819/BabyCenter_s_Dina_Freeman_Once_a_name_is_out_there_people_gravitate_towar…
 
‘Author Beth Macy wrote Dopesick, a book about the makers of opioid Oxycontin, the pain reliever drug that’s led to addiction and suffering of millions of American families. She tells John about the Sackler family who manufactured the opioid scheme, and the repercussions they may not face for the irreparable damage they’ve done. https://serve.castf…
 
New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush joins John Williams to address a widely questioned scene involving Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an advisor of President Trump’s, in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” He speaks about Sacha Baron Cohen’s method when he makes expositions about people in his films. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790844/New_York_Times_Reporte…
 
NBC Sports betting analyst Sam Panayotovich joins John Williams to share the sports wagers of the week and to give his predictions on tonight’s debate between President Trump and Vice President Biden. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790838/NBC_Sports_Betting_Analyst_Sam_Panayotovich_on_the_Bears_and_the_second_presidential_debate_2020-10-22-18013…
 
Listener Kim (her husband a UPS driver) texted into the show yesterday to explain why she thinks the stimulus check isn’t being put to the right use. And some other listeners had qualms with that. They joined the show to share their thoughts. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790831/Listeners_tell_us_what_they_think_the_stimulus_checks_should_be_us…
 
Cook County Clerk Deputy of Elections Edmund Michalowski joins John Williams to respond to reports that the County Clerk has delayed sending out mail out ballots. He describes how votes are processed and what takes so long. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790633/Cook_County_Clerk_Deputy_of_Elections_It_is_in_a_backlog_and_we_will_count_every_ball…
 
Stan Bowman’s media tour continued as he stopped by this new Blackhawks Crazy Podcast…Chris Boden gets the backstory on the recent moves involving Corey Crawford & Brandon Saad and whether the Senior VP and General Manager believes that the “core four” are on board with the decision. They also touch on the roots of the roster building philosophy, t…
 
Personal finance expert Terry Savage joins John Williams to address a listener’s call from Tuesday’s show, irate that she hasn’t received her tax refund yet. She explains the six-month delay and shares the right phone numbers to call. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790621/Personal_Finance_Expert_Terry_Savage_You_can_t_push_these_people_about_you…
 
Senator Dick Durbin joins John Williams to explain what’s happened in Congress in discussions over the next stimulus package as Americans wait impatiently for that check. Then, Senator Durbin addresses the rising cases of COVID in Illinois and more on his campaign. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790616/Senator_Dick_Durbin_The_notion_that_I_m_out…
 
Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico join John Williams to respond to Governor Pritzker’s call to reinstate restrictions on restaurants and bars in their cities. That’s after an increased rate of positivity rates in those places. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790612/Geneva_and_Naperville_Mayors_Kevin_Burns_and_Steve_Chiri…
 
WGN Radio’s Mark Carman along with former Bears Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich and Glen Kozlowski react to the Bears win over the Carolina Panthers and take your calls as the team improves to 5-1. You’ll also hear from WGN Radio’s Bears insider, Adam Hoge as he gives you the latest from Halas Hall. Next stop, a matchup against Jared Goff and the LA Ra…
 
Orren Pickell Building Group Media Advisor Dan O’Connell joins John Williams to describe the purposes of the Moderna COVID vaccine trials, and how he’s been since he took his first and second doses of the vaccine or the placebo (he doesn’t know which he’s been given). Then, Dan describes the 2020 version of Open House Chicago, which can be enjoyed …
 
La Grange Park School District 102 students will be given rapid non-diagnostic COVID-19 saliva tests. Stritch School of Medicine Microbiology and Immunology Professor Dr. Edward Campbell is running the testing program and he joins John Williams to explain the test and how it works. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790390/Dr_Edward_Campbell_adminis…
 
Former Assistant US Attorney in the trial of the Chicago 7, Dick Schultz, joins John Williams to compare and contrast the events of the trial, the riots during the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention, and the way it was depicted in the Netflix adaptation of the events in “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790385…
 
State Senator Jim Oberweis joins John Williams to back up his campaign ad’s depiction of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood standing for looting and rioting. That’s even after the Chicago Sun-Times graded the ad “false,” on the grounds of having been the ones to interview Congresswoman Underwood themselves. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790176/Stat…
 
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