Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Ernie Goetsch of the National Weather Service

Meteorologist Ernie Goetsch updates WTAX’s Alex Degman on the latest weather information as heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to move through central Illinois.

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Alderman Jobe on the Bel-Aire Motel

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe joins Joey to talk about the Bel-Aire Motel being on the block, and finding new homes for its residents.

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The Illinois Coal Association on EPA Regulations

Joey has a conversation with Phil Gonet, President of the Illinois Coal Association on proposed EPA regulation limiting emissions.

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The Sierra Club of Illinois on EPA Regulation

Jack Darin Director of the Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club talks with joey about the proposed EPA regulations limiting emissions.

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Adam Lopez on the School Board Meeting

Joey talks with District 186 Board Member Adam Lopez on the latest school board meeting.

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Concussions in Kids

Joey talks with Devin Spears with Memorial’s SportsCare on what parents need to know about concussions when it comes to kids.

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1st Quarter Economic Numbers

Joey discusses some of the new economic numbers that show the economy contracted in the first quarter with Dr. Dyanne Ferk, Associate Dean, College of Business & Management at University of Illinois Springfield.

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42nd Street

Gus Gordon joins Joey to talk about the a production of “42nd Street” that opens next Wednesday at the Little Theater on the Square in Sullivan.

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Clippers and Hackers

The clippers just might have a brand new owner, and its former Microsoft executive Steve Balmer, and how big of a problem is the hacking of U.S. companies for the government.

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Sen. Sam McCann

Joey visits with Senator Sam McCann about the school funding bill, the state budget and his vote to put the minimum wage hike on the ballot this fall.

Recent Headlines

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IDOT Eliminates 58 “Political” Positions

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The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices.

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Ill. GOP Predicts a Red U.S. Senate

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If the predictions of Illinois Republicans hold true, the U.S. Senate will be painted red come next year.

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Long-Awaited Rail Project Finally Kicks-off

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The project is designed to make freight trains and high speed rail traffic move more efficiently through Springfield

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Police Capture Man in SMTD, West Side Hotel Incident

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Several law enforcement agencies are staging off I-72 just east of Veterans Pkwy.

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Illinois to get $300 Million in BOA Settlement

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Illinois consumers who believe they were impacted by "shoddy'' mortgages through Bank of America can call her office or the bank for help.