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‘Simpsons’ voice actor has regret over Apu

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Actor Hank Azaria, who voices the character Apu on “The Simpsons,” tells “The Late Show’s” Stephen Colbert that he feels regret for anyone who may have been marginalized or bullied from the character’s negative portrayal.

Big John Howell Show Notes 5-23-16

A Chicago Alderman wants to offer $200 rebates as an incentive for homeowners to install exterior surveillance cameras. Theoretically, the cameras could then be linked to the city’s existing camera network. How would feel about giving Big Brother a good view of your front yard? Alderman Raymond Lopez from the 15th Ward joined John to talk about the proposal. (Listen here)

Hillary Clinton called out Donald Trump on Meet The Press. She said it’s possible he’s not releasing his taxes because he’s not as successful as he claims. It’s just the start of what figures to be a very heated Presidential race this summer. Fox News Anchor Bret Baier joined John to talk about just about bad the 2016 election will get before it’s all over. (Listen here)

President Barack Obama has lifted the arms export embargo on Vietnam, saying the decision is based on a desire to complete what has been a lengthy process of normalizing relations between the two governments. Obama, who is on a three-day visit to the country, says the U.S. will continue to analyze weapons sales case-by-case, but it won’t have a ban based on an ideological division between the two countries. Fox News National Security Analyst K.T. McFarland joined John with reaction. (Listen here)

The Chicago Fire Department on Friday rolled out its first ambulance outfitted to transport patients suffering from an infectious disease. The new equipment is a direct result of the city’s reaction to the worldwide Ebola scare of 2014.

McHenry High School decided to block a girl from walking with her class at graduation after she showed up in her Marine uniform. She finished school months ago and joined the Marines, but came back for graduation. The school says everybody has to wear caps and gowns, so she wasn’t allowed to participate. She said she knew about the strict dress code requirements but decided to show up in her dress blues anyway. That hasn’t stopped some of her outraged classmates from protesting on her behalf. Rules are rules, but this is a girl who worked to graduate early so she could serve her country. Isn’t that an example you’d want people to follow?

Can we just have a mulligan for the 2016 election? A new poll has Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied, but they also have the highest negatives in history.

Simpsons Actor Hank Azaria addressed the graduates at Tufts University over the weekend. He spoke as Chief Wiggum, Moe the Bartender, Apu, the Old Sea Captain and Comic Book Guy, with each character sharing a few words of wisdom for the new graduates.

A 70 year old man in Australia fought off a crocodile with nothing but spark plugs and a screwdriver. He was crab fishing with a friend when their boat capsized.