Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Mike Houston

Ask the Mayor segment 3

Joey talks and takes calls with Springfield Mayor Mike Houston in the Morning Newswatch monthly feature, ‘Ask the Mayor.’

Mike Houston

Ask the Mayor Segment 4

Joey talks and takes calls with Springfield Mayor Mike Houston in the Morning Newswatch monthly feature, ‘Ask the Mayor.’

Morning Newswatch

Aldermen Cory Jobe on the city council meeting

Joey talks with Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe about last night’s city council meeting, snow removal issues and mayoral executive orders.

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District 186 Board President Mike Zimmers on school board meeting

Joey talks with Springfield School Board President Mike Zimmers on funding options for the district of the state doesn’t come through with scheduled payments.

Weekend Newswatch

Keeping an eye on Congressman Aaron Shock’s spending

Joey talks with Political Scientist John Jackson with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on the latest revelations about Congressman Aaron Shock’s spending.

Morning Newswatch

The Springfield Muni auditions are coming up

Joey talks with Michelle Eccles a member of the Board of Managers with the Springfield Muni about the upcoming auditions. If you need more information go to themuni.org.

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress

Ahead of a key speech today before a joint session of congress by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, American and Israeli leaders exchange what’s described as rhetorical embraces.

Morning Newswatch

The choice of party leaders for the 87th is Tim Butler

Joey talks with Tim Butler, who was chosen over the weekend as the replacement to fill former state Rep. Rich Brauer’s vacant seat.

Weekend Newswatch

Another police shooting, and another snow storm for Boston

The storm that left our weekend snow is getting ready to dump some more snow on Boston and the North east…and there was another police shooting over the weekend.

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Terrorists release 19 kidnapped Christians and identifying ‘Jihadi John’

Activists say Islamic state terrorists have released 19 Christians who were part of mass kidnapping…and identifying ‘Jihadi John.’

Recent Headlines

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Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

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The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

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Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

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The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

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Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

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Springfield has an interim fire chief.

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Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.

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Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.