Podcasts: Focus Podcasts

Focus Podcasts


Focus for April 24, 2016

Show Date: April 24, 2016


Focus – 4/17

Guests: Springfield Ward 2 Alderman Herman Senor, Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor, IL Representative Tim Butler, and Rachael Thomson…


Focus – 4/10

Guests:  Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder and State Senator Andy Manar.  Show Date:  April 10, 2016.

Morning Newswatch

Focus – 4/3/16

This week’s guests: UIS Prof. Jason Piercson, Devon Spears with Memorial Medical Center, Evan Westlake, and Erika Holst.


Focus – 3/27

Show Date: March 27, 2016


Focus – 3/20

Guests: Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder, LLCC’s Professor John Vinzant, Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor, and Heidi Brown-McCreery of the…


Focus – 3/13

Show Date: March 13, 2016


Focus – 3/6

Guests: Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder, State Representative Tim Butler, David Butt on Severe Weather Preparedness, and more. Show Date: March…

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Focus 2-28-16

Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin, Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner, Rep. Darin LaHood, and more join Joey McLaughlin on this week’s edition of Focus.


Focus – 2/21

Show Date: February 21, 2016

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