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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Analysis of the 18th Congressional seat debate

University of Illinois Springfield professor of political science Dr. Kent Redfield talks with Joey about last nights’ debate between Darin LaHood and Rob Mellon who are running for the 18th Congressional seat in the special election coming up September 10th.

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Should you be doing something different with your investments?

Asian markets rebounded today with the help or central bankers around the globe and encouraging signs from China where volatility in stocks dropped off significantly from previous sessions.

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Springfield Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath

Springfield Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath joined Joey to discuss last nights’ Springfield City Council meeting.

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Rep. Tim Butler on the Committee of the Whole session in the Illinois House

Joey talks with Representative Tim Butler about yesterday’s Committee of the Whole session at the Illinois House of Representatives, and the budget stalemate.

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It was a volatile day on the markets yesterday in China

Trading in China’s main index was rocky yesterday before closing down 1.3%.

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Concern over markets continue today

Joey talks to the Dean of the College of Business & Management at the University of Illinois Springfield, Ron McNeil about concern over the market turmoil.

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Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin on Hunter Lake

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin, who doesn’t think Hunter Lake is a good move right now, to get his thought son the latest developments on the lake.

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Stunning statistics about heroin overdoses

The centers for disease control reports that the heroin death toll from heroin overdoses have quadrupled in the decade that ended in 2013, and it has only gotten worse.

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Department of Public Health Director Jim Stone on West Nile

Now that there are two cases of West Nile Virus in Illinois, Joey talks with the Director of the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, Jim Stone on how to recognize West Nile virus and how to reduce the chances of getting it.

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3 Americans receive the French Legion of Honor

Five passengers who were aboard a french high speed train and attacked a gunman were honored with the highest recognition in France, the Legion of Honor.

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Friday Hearing in Schock Case Cancelled

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A judge has canceled a Friday hearing on former Congressman Aaron Schock's cooperation with a federal investigation.

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Judge: Salaita Can Amend Lawsuit Against U of I

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Steven Salaita can amend his lawsuit to include the previously dismissed claim that administrators deleted emails pertinent to the case.

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Protest Over GMO Labeling at Sen. Durbin’s Office

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A small protest outside U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s Chicago office asked for him to vote against a bill which would prevent states from making the labeling of genetically modified foods mandatory.

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Rauner Vetoes Bill For Better Police, Fire Pensions

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Rauner says public -- not city councils -- should decide.

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Springfield Unemployment Down, but “Skills Gap” Remains

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4.9% unemployment, but skills gap still a concern.