Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Daniel Noll on the “Shred Gate” settlement

Daniel Noll, who was a member of the city’s legal team joins Joey to talk about the settlement with Calvin Christian over the shredding of police documents.

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First Night Springfield Preview

Get a preview of some of the new activities that are slated for this years First Night Springfield with Springfield Area Arts Council Executive Director, Penny Wollen Kriel.

An Update on the Auburn Ambulance Subscriber Program.

Joey talks with Dave Hallerberg, and gets an update on the Auburn Ambulance Subscriber Program.

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An Open Letter from Bob Murray

Joey McLaughlin and Alex Degman read a letter from Bob Murray to Springfield and the central Illinois community, written as he battles aggressive brain cancer.

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The Minority Participation Plan is launched

The City of Springfield, Sangamon County and Hanson Professional Services Inc. have jointly launched the Minority Participation Plan to provide paid internship and networking to minority students. Joey talks with 6th Ward Alderman Cory Jobe.

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Downtown Springfield housing demand is studied

Joey talks with Downtown Springfield Inc. Executive Director Victoria Ringer about the latest on the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (S-DAT) recommendations and progress on new residential space.

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Tom Wolf of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Energy Council on Fracking

Tom discusses with Joey McLaughlin the latest on the hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” hearings being held around the state.

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Springfield School Board Member Adam Lopez

WTAX’s Alex Degman talks with Lopez about this evening’s school board meeting; they’re expected to approve a new temporary superintendent and a revised school day for the high schools.

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WTAX’s Dave Dahl talks with U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria)

They discuss the budget and the pending farm bill action that needs to take place.

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Jennifer Gill talks with WTAX’s Kirk Farah

The superintendent-select talks with Farah about her goals for the district once hired next month.

Recent Headlines

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Quinn: Tighter Controls On Medicaid Payouts

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Illinois has been paying for Medicaid services for dead people

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Democrats: State Central Committee Organizational Meeting

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Illinois Democratic Party Holds Organizational Meeting Tuesday

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Republican GOP Elects New Members

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Six of seven GOP Committee members replaced

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Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

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CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…

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Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

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Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.