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WGN Radio Account Executive Kevin McDonough joins John Williams to share about the 65-mile bike ride he will embark on Friday, to help raise awareness for brain tumor research. That’s in honor or Pat McNamara, who died of an 11-year on-off battle with brain cancer at 13. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3876376/kevin_mc_2021-09-16-202116.64kmono.mp…
 
Felicia Dechter covers the Lakefront for Inside Publications and joins John Williams to explain the hold-up on the city’s installation of life preserver equipment on waterfront locations. That’s after yet another person lost his life swimming. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3876357/Inside_Columnist_Felicia_Dechter_on_the_delay_to_install_life_pre…
 
Ald. Anthony Beale (9th Ward) joins John Williams to explain why he is pushing the city to modify the speed cameras to ticket those going 11 over the speed limit, instead of six. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3876352/Ald_Anthony_Beale_If_the_speed_cameras_are_for_revenue_the_city_should_say_so_2021-09-16-192352.64kmono.mp3…
 
Dr. Janice Jackson, formerly the CEO of Chicago Public Schools, is now the Senior Fellow at Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She joins John Williams to share advice she has for the new superintendent, Pedro Martinez, and to reflect on her responsibilities. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3876350/Dr_Janice_Jackson_shares_her_ins…
 
Father Medard Laz joins of Inverness joins John Williams to share about his virtual fundraiser to help with construction of a school that suffered destruction from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that occurred last month. You can join the fundraiser tomorrow at 7pm CT at foodforthepoor.org/buildingdreams. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3875939/Annual_…
 
KTLA Los Angeles reporter Carlos Herrera joins John Williams to recap the recall vote of Governor Gavin Newsom, who was not voted out. He also explains that there is no evidence of widespread fraud, though President Trump has made such allegations. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3875931/KTLA_Reporter_Carlos_Herrera_These_numbers_don_t_add_up_in_C…
 
Senator John Curran (41st District) joins John Williams to explain the problems with the Illinois State Board of Education punishing schools for violating the mask mandate. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3875926/Sen_John_Curran_There_is_no_defined_process_by_ISBE_if_you_re_a_private_school_who_breaks_mask_rule_2021-09-15-185826.64kmono.mp3…
 
Endeavor Properties, LLC CEO and President Roy Arnold joins John Williams to explain his bid to acquire the Arlington Racetrack to keep horse races going. His bid is competing with the Chicago Bears and Rivers Casino. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3875486/Former_Arlington_Racetrack_owner_left_hanging_on_bid_2021-09-14-180326.64kmono.mp3 Leave th…
 
Ald. Samantha Nugent (39th) joins John Williams to explain the ordinance the City Council is proposing that would require restaurants to exclude plasticware from your order unless you ask for it. She also addresses Mayor Lightfoot’s idea to sue gang members. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3875474/Ald_Samantha_Nugent_39th_Plasticware_will_not_be_i…
 
Dr. Kevin Most joins John Williams to answer whether there is any need to be vaccinated if you’ve already had COVID. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3875464/Dr_Kevin_Most_You_are_safer_than_the_vaccinated_if_you_ve_already_had_COVID_and_still_get_the_vaccine_2021-09-14-181904.64kmono.mp3 More coronavirus coverage…
 
Robert Bunting, Jr. joins John Williams to weigh in on the effectiveness of his idea to install magnets of the same poles on car bumpers. John thinks that would prevent rear-ender accidents and gapers delay in traffic. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3875457/John_finds_out_if_magnetizing_car_bumpers_would_prevent_gapers_delay_2021-09-14-181757.64k…
 
Northwestern was able to get back into the win column after taking care of business against the Sycamores of Indiana State. NU play-by-play-announcer Dave Eanet, and former Wildcats quarterback, Dan Persa, take a look ahead to this week’s game where Northwestern heads to Durham, N.C. for their first road game of the season against Duke. Dave and Da…
 
Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward) joins John Williams to address gun violence and the Mayor’s introduction to lawsuits against gang members. Then, Ald. Ramirez-Rosa explains why he thinks it’s important to require proof of vaccination in public indoor settings. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3875045/Alderman_Carlos_Ramirez-Rosa_35th_Ward_Puert…
 
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