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John Howell has been a daily presence on Chicago radio for 30 years. Arriving in 1988 to host mornings at WCKG, he spent the next 17 years at WUSN, followed by an 8 year run at WIND, and for the last 4 years at WLS AM890. In addition, John hosted a nationally syndicated weekend show for Westwood One Radio from 1998-2006. John grew up in Holland Michigan and graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He lives in Chicago’s northern suburbs with his wife Sarah, children Will and Penny, and an ever growing brood of canines.

“I’m very excited about hosting the new afternoon show at WLS AM890,” said Howell. “I intend on presenting Chicago with a quick paced, informative, honest and intelligent summery of the day’s biggest stories. An afternoon wrap of the day’s biggest events featuring prominent newsmakers, reporters, experts and stars. Of course, our town’s most colorful characters will also be welcome. In addition, I’m looking forward to (finally) golfing when the sun’s in the east.”

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John Howell has been a daily presence on Chicago radio for 30 years. Arriving in 1988 to host mornings at WCKG, he spent the next 17 years at WUSN, followed by an 8 year run at WIND, and for the last 4 years at WLS AM890. In addition, John hosted a nationally syndicated weekend show for Westwood One Radio from 1998-2006. John grew up in Holland Michigan and graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He lives in Chicago’s northern suburbs with his wife Sarah, children Will and Penny, and an ever growing brood of canines.

“I’m very excited about hosting the new afternoon show at WLS AM890,” said Howell. “I intend on presenting Chicago with a quick paced, informative, honest and intelligent summery of the day’s biggest stories. An afternoon wrap of the day’s biggest events featuring prominent newsmakers, reporters, experts and stars. Of course, our town’s most colorful characters will also be welcome. In addition, I’m looking forward to (finally) golfing when the sun’s in the east.”

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    Fox News Chief Congressional Correspondent Mike Emanuel discusses the Senate failing to pass a resolution honoring the death of Justice RBG, Democrats calming down their threats, new legislation to avert a government shutdown, and Rep. Ilhan Omar's response to President Trump.

    • 8 min
    Who are the top contenders for the Supreme Court seat?

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    Judge Barbara Lagoa and Judge Amy Coney Barrett have been mentioned by Trump and his team as the front runners for the position. National Review National-Affairs Reporter John Fund examines the nominees and discusses each pick with John.

    • 8 min
    FBI warns of disinformation spread on social media

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    The FBI said in a statement Tuesday regarding the November election warning social media users that, "Foreign actors and cybercriminals could create new websites, change existing websites, and create or share corresponding social media content to spread false information." Indiana University Professor of Law Fred Cate discusses how bad it might get with John Howell.

    • 8 min
    Chicago blues singer Toronzo Cannon retires from CTA

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    • 9 min
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    Republicans are trying their best to push through President Trump's nomination for the next Supreme Court Justice but Democrats continue to threaten drastic retaliation, such as stacking the courts, if the nomination is voted in. The Federalist Political Editor John Daniel Davidson discusses with John Howell.

    • 7 min
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    Author Tom Callahan joins John to discuss their favorite sports moments and his new book Gods at Play: An Eyewitness Account of Great Moments in American Sports. More Information: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Play-Eyewitness-Account-American/dp/1324004274

    • 10 min

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