Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Chamber of Commerce

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Joey talks about with the CEO and President of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Chris Hembrough about the upcoming job fair and Business Connections.


Officials concerned about murder rates in big cities

A continuing rise in homicides in some U.S. cities during the first two months of 2016 is rattling officials hoping last year’s surge is an aberration.

Jim Langfelder

Mayor Jim Langfelder on coal, ethics and the “Y” block

Joey talks with Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder about the coal contract for CWLP, the ethics committee meeting and the latest on the “Y” block.


Todd Miller with the latest on the Springfield Sliders

Joey talks with the General Manager of the Springfield Sliders about his plans for the Sliders when his deal to purchase the team are completed.


Business Over Coffee with Charlie Ferguson

Business Over Coffee with Charlie Ferguson. Charlie’s guest was Eric Oschwald from Prairie State Bank in Springfield – and the President-Elect of the American Business Club’s National Organization.

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The 2016 presidential race and the markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has turned positive for the year, and oil prices settled above $40 per barrel. But how will the presidential election effect markets?

U.S. Supreme Court

The president’s SCOTUS nomination

Joey talks with CBS Radio News White House correspondent, Pam Coulter about the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

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Spotlight on Ice 2016 “Unforgettable”

Joey talks with Monica Polistina, a Board Member, Assistant Treasurer and Chairperson for the Communications Committee of The Springfield Figure Skating Club on Spotlight on Ice.


What exactly is a ‘Brokered Convention?”

What exactly is a brokered political convention, and how could it unfold if a republican presidential candidate does not secure the 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination?


LLCC political science professor with primary analysis

Joey talks with Professor John Vinzant with Lincoln Land Community College to get some analysis on yesterday’s primary election.

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Local

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election


Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

2 hours ago in Local

Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

ILLINOIS POLITICS 7-24-15 Mike Lawrence and Kent Redfield

University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

2 hours ago in Local, Sports

Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

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The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

2 hours ago in Local

Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.

2 hours ago in Local

Two Die in Separate ATV Accidents


Illinois State Police say an 11-year-old has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in eastern Illinois' Clark County.