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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

5-3-15 Lincoln Funeral

Lincoln Funeral Procession Re-enactment video premiere

Joey talks with the Central Illinois Film Commission President Dean Williams about free showings of the Lincoln Funeral Procession Re-enactment video this Friday.

Morning Newswatch

President Obama’s plan to close Gitmo detention facility

President Obama has given congress a plan to close the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay Cuba and transfer dozens of remaining detainees to secure prisons on american soil.

City of Springfield

Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin on city pensions

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin about his no vote on the city budget and about pensions.

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Congressman Darin LaHood on the U.S.-China Working Group

Joey talks with Congressman Darin LaHood about taking up the co-chair position of the U.S.-China working Group.

Weekend Newswatch

Many young adults not getting needed mental health care

The government says about 20% of adolescents suffer from a diagnosed mental health condition like depression or anxiety, yet more are not getting the help they need.

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The Illinois Soybean Growers on the President’s trip to Cuba

Joey talks with the Director of Strategic Market Development, Illinois Soybean Growers Mark Albertson, about President Obama’s upcoming trip to Cuba.


Wins for Trump and Clinton over the weekend

Joey talks with CBS News political analyst Leonard Steinhorn on the Presidential races.


The presidential race and the economy

Even though stocks had a decent few days last week, the financial markets have been in a precarious state lately, as the underlying U.S. economy looks increasingly shaky.

The Muni

The Springfield Muni Audition Workshop is tomorrow

Joey talks with a member of the Springfield Muni Board of Managers, Dan Humphries about the Springfield Muni audition workshop which is coming up tomorrow at the Hoogland.


Jason Goch on spring training and the new U of I AD

Joey talks with WTAX sports anchor Jason Goch about Cardinal, Cub and White Sox spring training and about the new University of Illinois Athletic Director.

Recent Headlines

19 mins ago in Local

One Shot Left at Changing Remap This Year


Independent Maps petitions arrive today

23 mins ago in Local

Remove Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Offenders?

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Could prevent another Hastert

15 hours ago in Local

Capitol Honors Fallen Police Officers

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Secretary of State Jesse White says police officers should still be revered as heroes.

15 hours ago in Local

Holocaust Remembered at Old State Capitol


The state's annual Yom Hashoah service brought Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Old State Capitol Thursday morning.

19 hours ago in Local

Langfelder Enlists Manar to Help Extend Downtown TIF


Mayor Jim Langfelder says he's working with state lawmakers to get legislation passed to extend by 12 years the city's downtown Tax Increment Financing District, which is otherwise set to expire soon.