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Big John Howell Show Notes 5-2-16

The Chicago Teachers Union might not be going on strike before the end of the school year. The Chicago Teachers Union has expressed concerns about a potential strike’s impact on teachers’ health insurance and paychecks if a walkout were to continue into the summer break. The soonest teachers could go on strike would be May 16, with little more than a month left in the school year.

Paul Dailing has created a new tour through the city of Chicago, spotlighting the graft and corruption in the city. He thinks people make too much life of our corruption politicians and is trying to shine a light on them. (Listen here)

The confrontation between debt-swamped Puerto Rico and its creditors is intensifying as the U.S. territory will default on payments due Monday. Puerto Rico was expected to default on about $422 million in bonds. Wall Street Journal columnist Stephen Moore joined John with some solutions for Puerto Rico. (Listen here)

A student was attacked on the CTA Blue Line in broad daylight last week. The truly upsetting thing is she says other people on the train just watched as she was beaten. There were at least two other people on the train who did nothing to help her. There have been a number of robberies on the CTA lately, including someone who is robbing lone travelers on the Red Line. Would you help a stranger who was being attacked or would you stay out of it? (Listen here)

John Kasich just can’t win. He did a “promposal” video for a young woman at an event in California. The good news is, the person in question did says yes. The bad news is the young said that both she, and her date will be voting for Hillary Clinton in the Presidential race.

A TV sportscaster in Nashville did a sports report containing a ton of references to Prince in memory of the late artist. The TV station didn’t find it amusing, and actually fired him.

When residents of a city in northeastern Utah noticed two stop signs had gone missing at a busy intersection, they decided to find out why. It turned out the city manager had them removed after he got a traffic ticket because of them.

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.

Kasich vows to win Ohio, do well in Illinois.

By John Dempsey, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) Republican Presidential Candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich was on WLS this morning, predicting he will win his home state of Ohio, and it’s winner-take-all 66 delegates on Tuesday.

Kasich told “The Big John Howell Show” he will also do well in Illinois, and rejected the notion that our polarized country does not want to buy his moderate message.

“I am gonna win Ohio, in some of the suburbs around Chicago we’re tied for first, we’re rising in Illinois, we’re second.   No, I don’t think this country’s too polarized to hear a good message, a message of what we can do to turn things around, not at all.”

The campaigns of Kasich and Florida Senator Marco Rubio have been struggling, and both men will most likely have to pull out of the race if they do not win their respective states of Ohio and Florida on Tuesday.

Rubio, in an effort to deny delegates to Donald Trump, has gone as far as to suggest his supporters in Ohio vote for Kasich, with the hope that Kasich would return the favor and encourage his backers to vote for Rubio in Florida.

However Kasich told WLS he will not do that.   “How do you go on the ballot, when you have people that support you, and you’re running for President, and you tell people ‘vote for somebody else?’ Wouldn’t that be kind of crazy?”

Kasich also blamed Trump for the violence we have seen on the campaign trail, including at Trump’s canceled Chicago rally this past Friday, at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion.

LISTEN to John kasich speak with “Big” John Howell on WLS-AM 890 here.

“I said he created a toxic atmosphere, which I believe that he has done.  That comes about from dividing people, and incendiary remarks, that’s not a good thing.   There’s no question that some people actually showed up and probably wanted to cause trouble.   But when you pit one person against another, when you say a quote like ‘I’d like to punch him in the face, I’d like to knock the crap out of them, maybe he should have been roughed up’, I mean these are quotes.  I mean, come on.  You’re running for President of the United States. You can’t use language like that. It’s wrong.  What is your positive vision?  How are you gonna fix things?  Don’t divide people.  That’s not what makes America strong.”

In recent days Kasich has backed away from a promise he made to support Trump if he is the Republican nominee.   On WLS this morning he would not answer the question, saying  “He’s not gonna be the nominee, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens here.”

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