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Big John Howell Show Notes 5-5-16

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday made one last stab at keeping movie mogul George Lucas’ museum in Chicago. Emanuel asked the federal appeals court to dismiss a Friends of the Parks lawsuit blocking the museum. The lawsuit challenges the mayor’s original plan to give Lucas 17 acres of lakefront land near Soldier Field. Chicago Tribune Reporter Patrick O’Connor joined John to explain the latest in the saga. (Listen here)

Now that both Ted Cruz and John Kasich have dropped out of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination, Donald Trump is turning his attention to the general election. Trump is finalizing a list of potential running mates, and also beginning to directly criticize likely Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton. CNBC Senior Contributor Larry Kudlow told John that Trump’s chances against Clinton might be better than most people think. (Listen here)

Fox Business Network Anchor Cheryl Casone joined John to talk about her new book The Comeback: How Today’s Moms Reenter the Workplace Successfully”. She joined John to talk about her new book and also weighed in on Donald Trump’s search for a running mate. (Listen here)

America collectively rubbed its eyes Wednesday morning and said “What the hell just happened?” and then they immediately ran to their computers. Google searches for the Libertarian Party skyrocketed early in the morning on Wednesday.

Both George W. Bush and his father George H.W. Bush are planning to remain silent in the general election. Neither plan on endorsing presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

“Here Are 7 Reasons Why Donald Trump Could Really Win In November” by Howard Fineman.

The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday in Louisville. Howard Sudberry with Arlington Park joined John to preview the Derby. (Listen here)

A viral video shows a Florida woman chasing a man out of a Target store after he asked her a series of creepy questions. It turns out he’s been doing this to quite a few women at stores in the area. Police identified the man and posted the video online. Is it right for them to do that if he hasn’t been charged with a crime?

Big John Howell Show Notes 5-3-16

Game over: Lou Holtz has endorsed Donald Trump ahead of the Indiana primary. Voters head to the polls today.

Carly Fiorina apparently lost her footing after introducing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at an event in Indiana. Cruz did not notice it and ended up having to deal with some criticism from Donald Trump because of it.

Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 2 points in a head-to-head matchup, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey. Trump gets 41 percent to Clinton’s 39 percent in the new poll.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stole a police bike and took it for a joy ride on Monday. No charges were filed. He did eventually return the bike.

Everyone’s talking about Malia Obama’s decision take a year off before going to Harvard. More and more students around the country, including some here in Chicago are choosing the same path. Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke wrote a column about the issue and ended up getting a lot of flak, ironically enough from more left-leaning readers. He joins John to talk about the Great Gap Year debate in America in 2016. (Listen here)

Doug Sohn’s Dog Dayz of Summer will return to Humboldt Park this June. The second annual fest dedicated to Sohn’s signature Hot Doug’s sausages, Goose Island beer and live music takes over the Goose Island Barrel Warehouse lot, 605 N. Sacramento Blvd., June 24-25.

Big John Howell Book Recommendation: “Politics Lost” by Joe Klein.

Big John Howell Show Notes 4-6-16

Republican Ted Cruz’s decisive victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin gave him momentum at a crucial time and put pressure on the front-running Trump to show he can absorb the shock and bounce back in upcoming primary states. On the Democratic side, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont easily defeated front-runner Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin, adding to Clinton’s frustration that she has not been able to swiftly knock out a rival who has attacked her from the left and march to the presidential nomination. Wisconsin political consultant & President of Edge Marketing Brian Fraley (Listen here) and Howard Fineman from Huffington Post joined John with reaction to the Wisconsin primary. (Listen here)

The crew of a U.S. Navy ship stopped a massive Iranian arms shipment dead in its tracks, seizing thousands of weapons that likely were headed to Yemen. President Obama says Iran was obeying the “letter” of its landmark nuclear agreement with the West, but not the “spirit” of it. Meanwhile, according to officials, North Korea has the capability to mount a nuclear warhead on a medium-range missile that could strike targets in Russia, China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula. Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton joined John with reaction. (Listen here)

Illinois State Representative Ron Sandack from the 81st district joined John to talk about the bill going through the state legislature that would regulate daily fantasy sports websites and the continuing budget battle in Springfield. (Listen here)

CPS accidentally told 500 parents their kid had been accepted into magnet school. There were only 16 slots open, and they went out acceptance letters to 512 families. They’ve since reached out to families to apologize and offer “alternative options.” How would you react if that happened to your little snowflake?

A couple of President Obama’s final exams from his time as a Constitutional Law professor has hit the Internet. He was pretty whimsical with some of his fictional situations for the questions. We’ve posted a few questions on our Reddit page.

Researchers at Stanford University found that humans were “emotionally aroused” when asked to touch a humanoid robot in its “inaccessible” regions. Ten human volunteers responded to commands from an Aldebaran Robotics Nao robot, such as “please touch my buttocks.” A sensor worn on the hand of the participants measured skin conductance, revealing that physiological and emotional arousal took place when such tasks were performed.

Donald Trump’s star almost never shines bright on the Walk of Fame. People keep vandalizing the star he received in 2007 for his work on The Apprentice. The Los Angeles Times reports that his red tile outside of the Hollywood and Highland Center is routinely defaced with spray paint, graffiti and even dog poop.

Cruz: Trump Donated to Blago

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM news

(CHICAGO) Ted Cruz is stumping in Illinois today.

Speaking in Rockford, Cruz said voters can’t trust Donald Trump and brought up ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is still serving time for political corruption.

“Donald Trump gave $7,000 to Rod Blagojevich. That’s a fairly remarkable legacy for a Republican candidate for president,” Cruz said. “He gave $12,500 to the Democratic Party of Cook County.”

Cruz is also making stops in Peoria, Decatur, Springfield and Glen Ellyn.

Cruz has been casting Trump as a hypocrite for weeks, noting his past donations to Democrats including Hillary Clinton, but Cruz also says he will support Trump if he becomes the GOP nominee.

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