Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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The latest on who could be the Speaker of the House

Joey talks with CBS Radio News Steven Portnoy live from Capitol Hill to get the latest on Paul Ryan and others who might be Speaker of the House.

Weekend Newswatch

Crime reporting system lags behind

As law enforcement officials struggle to cope with a sudden unexplained rise in violent crime in many cities, they find themselves hampered by an outdated system for gathering national crime data that leaves them blind on such basic questions like how many murders happened last month.

Weekend Newswatch

Governor Rauner and the Democrats spar over the budget impasse

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Dr. Kent Redfield about the talk from the Governor and the Democrats on the budget.

Morning Newswatch

The ‘Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk’ is back

Joey talks with Mary Alice Davis, chairman of the Cemetery Walk committee and president of the Sangamon County Historical Society about the return of the Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk.


Illinois isn’t the only state with budget issues

Most states right now are benefiting from growing tax collections as the national economy continues to grow….this allows them to balance budgets in the spring largely avoiding deep cuts or tax increases.


The budget impasse is hurting public health departments

Joey talks with the President of the Illinois Public Health Association, Miriam Link-Mullison about how the budget stalemate in Illinois is hurting public health departments.


Why have we not heard from Gallup in the presidential polls?

A name that has been absent from the current presidential race is Gallup. The big polling company has been the country’s gold standard for election polling for nearly 80 years.

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University of Illinois Springfield Chancellor Susan Koch

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Chancellor Susan Koch about the current financial situation at the school and the state of Illinois.


Springfield Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner

Joey talks with Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner about the CWLP rate restructure at the city council meeting last night.

Weekend Newswatch

The United States involvement in Syria

President Obama’s gamble that the U.S. could steer Syria toward a better outcome without having to intervene directly has not worked.

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Leaders at Odds after Budget Meeting


Radogno accuses Cullerton of being two-faced; Madigan disdains term limits and redistricting

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Chicago Mayor Fires Police Chief

12-1-15 Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has fired Garry McCarthy.

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Man Charged in Library Knife Attack to Get Mental Exam


Dustin Brown, 19, charged with stabbing chess instructor.

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Leaders Meet, Play Blame Game


They came. They met. They'll probably meet again.

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Last Car Made at Normal Mitsubishi Plant


900 workers out of jobs.