Joe Schmit fills in for Souch today. Joe talks to local celeb and PA announcer Jim Cunningham about Jim's company buying the baggie from the Metrodome in order to make some bags.
Joe and Rookie chat about winter and their young drivers relearning how to drive when it is slippery outside. Schmit once pumped gas at a gas station.
Tom Hauser sits in for the Mayor today. Tom chats about the new stadium deal and what went on during the press conference earlier this week.
MN politicians that are in the know, join Tom for hour two. Kurt Daudt and Phil Thissen join the show to chat about the state's surplus and where it will go. Next, Gary Schwitzer, a health care expert, discredits many media health care stories.
We are having a significant weather event across the state. Joe reminds GL'ers that this is not an opportunity to chat with Euphorians about global warming. What is the weather supposed to be?
Two Mpls police officers have been fired by Chief Harteau. Their actions in Green Bay are under review. Joe wonders how long they will be paid, even though they have been relieved of duty. Souch gets the story of how NORAD tracks Santa every year.
The Metrodome's event today staging the demolition commencement looked like a real funeral at a grave site. The media is trying to put blame on the vehicle in the Paul Walker crash. Joe wonders why they are doing that. Joe has a weird dream.
Joe learns of some major government waste at the time of the government shutdown, involving some of our embassies across the globe. Infrastructure has been neglected in this country and is shows for sure.
The entire staff is back in the studio and Joe has some desk clearing to do after a Thanksgiving wrapup. Joe is sent a flashlight that he will cherish. Chicago columnist Mary Schmich is not funny. What is she writing about? Wages are newsworthy.
Amazon is planning on delivering their packages with drones. Is this a good idea? Joe thinks that this is unnecessary. Package delivery will never be the same again.
Scott Korzenowski is filling in for the GL crew
More Korzo in for the GL guys!
Joe reviews the Vikes at Green Bay tie. Nature is bigger than man and Joe picks a few examples that prove this, like new islands being formed by a volcano, a star that implodes and sends light for light years. What is the age of the sun?
A fun story is e-mailed to Joe concerning Bob Newhart when he was in Mpls many years ago. It's the Fish House Parade in Aitkin, MN! Rookie loses the Bear Update Theme. Cheese made out of body parts. Yuck!
The fiftieth anniversary of the JFK assassination. Walter Cronkite's reports were replayed, as well as Joe mentioning a Jimmy Breslin column about JFK's gravedigger. It was an amazing hour.