Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin on the Esquire Theater

McMenamin joins Alex Degman to talk about progress on the Boulevard and what may become of the long-vacant property.

Morning Newswatch

Dr. Kent Redfield on naming a new comptroller

Joey talks with UIS political science professor Dr. Kent Redfield on the controversy surrounding naming a new comptroller.

Weekend Newswatch

The price of oil continues to fall

The price of oil has hit a wall, and that has nervous investors even more anxious.

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The CIA after the Senate report

So what is next for the CIA after a senate report said the interrogation tactics used by the agency are not effective.

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Springfield Alderman and Deputy Chief of Staff for Judy Baar Topinka Cory Jobe

Springfield Alderman and Deputy Chief of Staff for Judy Baar Topinka Cory Jobe shares his thoughts on the passing of Judy Baar Topinka.

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Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon on the passing of Judy Baar Topinka

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon talks with joey about the passing of her opponent for Comptroller in this past falls election, Judy Baar Tokinka.

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Political Consultant Thom Serafin on Judy Baar Topinka

Joey talks with Thom Serafin from Serafin and Associates about the death of Judy Baar Toinka.

Morning Newswatch

Race relations – where do we go from here?

Joey talks with Kamau Kemayo, Associate Professor and Chair of African-American Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield about next steps for better race relations.

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What is the state of Illinois wine?

Joey talks with Jennifer Montgomery, the new Executive Director Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Association, about the Illinois wine industry.

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Oil prices are good news for President Obama

President Obama is looking for some good news heading into the new year, and he is getting some from oil prices.

Recent Headlines

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Could Be Economic Boon

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As Springfield prepares for the re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral in May, officials say the 150th anniversary could be an economic windfall for the city.

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Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

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Springfield Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a non-fatal shooting near King and Stuart earlier this week.

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Springfield Declares Snow Emergency, 5-7″ Expected

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The City of Springfield has declared a snow emergency ahead of this weekend's weather.

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Springfield PD Plans Sunday Saturation Patrols

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Drinking and driving in Springfield is a bad idea every weekend, but it'll be especially bad this weekend as area agencies prepare for Super Bowl parties.