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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Weekend Newswatch

Springfield mayoral candidate Jim Langfelder

Joey talks with Springfield candidate Jim Langfelder about his plan for the city should he be elected mayor.

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Measles outbreak in seven states

With outbreaks at Disneyland and in at least 7 states now, Joey talks with Dr. Steven O’Marro with Springfield Clinic about the measles.

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Monster snowfall expected in the Northeast

So much for coasting through a mild winter in the northeast, threats against planes over the weekend, and another republican takes a step toward running for president.

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The Horace Mann Educator of the Year nominations are open

Horace Mann’s Community Relations Director Paul Wappel talks with joey about the opening of nominations for the Horace Mann Educator of the Year award.

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The Patriots coach and QB talk about deflate-gate

Not many Xs and Os being discussed by the New England Patriots as the prepare to play in Superbowl 49 next week. Reporters are more interested in talking about deflate-gate.

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies & turmoil in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died, and the latest on the turmoil in Yemen.

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Senator Dick Durbin talks President Obama’s agenda

Joey talks with Senator Dick Durbin about the State of the Union and the president’s agenda, tax laws, free college and Obamacare.

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Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow on police body cameras

Joey talks with Chief Winslow about what the community and police officers think about body cameras, and about why he wants to wait on a decision from the statehouse before buying them.

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President Obama hits the road & defining the middle class

President Obama is on a two day trip to push his message that everybody should stand to gain from an economy that is all but recovered from a deep recession…and what exactly is the middle class?

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Congressman Rodney Davis on the State of the Union Address

Joey talks with Congressman Rodney Davis to get his reaction on some of subjects the president touched on in his State of the Union Address.

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Springfield Aldermen Avoid Pension Fix

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3-31-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council has essentially punted on eliminating a city retirement incentive that allows unused vacation and sick time to be counted toward their pension contribution.

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Girl Found, Jail Escapee Still Wanted

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A 15-year-old girl who was thought to be with a man who escaped from a Kankakee jail Wednesday morning after allegedly beating a jailer has been found.

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Illinois: 2,000 Legal for Medical Marijuana

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There are now officially 2,000 people in Illinois who will be allowed to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.

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Rauner, Kirk Criticize Indiana Religious Freedom Law

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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says Indiana's religious objections law may open the door to discriminatory behavior.

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Durbin vs. Schumer in Senate Leadership Fight

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats.