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The John Williams Show Full Podcast 12.06.17: Jerusalem becomes the capital, "One Book, One Chicago," Rod Blagojevich

This morning, President Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and announced that the United States embassy would move there. DePaul University History Professor Tom Mockaitis joins John to describe what political and emotional effects this decision will have on Israel and Israelis themselves. 84 more words

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Former Chicago Tonight Anchor and Author Elizabeth Brackett: "You kind of wonder where they were when Rod Blagojevich was on trial"

Former Chicago Tonight Anchor and Author Elizabeth Brackett joins John to discuss the reason Rod Blagojevich was incarcerated, including the famous quid pro quo case in which he is thought to have been selling Barack Obama’s senate seat. 43 more words

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Blagojevich Makes Another Attempt At High Court Review

(CBS) — It’s a long shot, but for the second time in less than two years, attorneys for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are asking the nation’s highest court to review the grounds for his corruption conviction. 230 more words


The 4 Books Rod Blagojevich Is Reading in Prison

Earlier this week, Chicago magazine scored the first interview with former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich since he began a 14-year prison sentence for more than a dozen federal crimes. 303 more words


Blagojevich Behind Bars: 'He's More Mellow, Sounds Humbler'

(CBS) – Rod Blagojevich, the disgraced former governor of Illinois, talks for the first time about his life, his family and life in prison.

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole sat down with the Chicago Magazine reporter who heard firsthand how Blagojevich has and hasn’t changed. 380 more words


Rod Blagojevich breaks from the silence

David Bernstein of Chicago Magazine wrote an article that contains Rod Blagojevich’s first conversation since his sentencing, 5 years ago. David talks with John Williams and shares various aspects of Rod’s sentencing including how his family is handling this, his adjustments and changes he’s experienced since starting his sentence, and more. 25 more words

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