Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Teach it Forward

Dustin Stott of Horace Mann talks with Joey about how you can “Teach it Forward” during Teacher Appreciation Week.

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Congressman Rodney Davis

Joey talks with the 13th districts Rodney Davis on Governor Quinn, Bruce Rauner and more.

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DSI’s Upper Story Tour

Ann Frescura from Downtown Springfield Inc. joins Joey to talk about the opportunity to see some interesting and historic buildings on the Upper Story Tour.

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Alderman Edwards on Gambling Parlors

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards talks with Joey about the gaming ordinance that moved forward at the city council meeting last night.

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IEMA Director Monken

As storms rake the plains and south this week, IEMA Director Jonathon Monken joins me to talk with severe weather preparedness.

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Alderman Cahnman on the City Council

Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman joins Joey to discuss the opportunity to voice your opinion on the cities ward mapping tonight at the city council meeting, and on the cities gambling proposal which he things is illegal.

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Donald Sterling

Steve Futterman from CBS Radio News joins Joey to discuss the latest possible actions the NBA will take against Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers.

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Park Distric Budget

Springfield Park District Executive Director Derek Harms joins Joey to discuss the recently approved park district budget.

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Les Misérables in Concert

The Les Mis cast from the Muni last year is reuniting for a concert version of the show. It happens this weekend at the Hoogland. Joey talks with Jack McLaughlin (Joey’s son & Gavroche) and Gus Gordon (Thenardier) about the show.

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The State Dems Elect Madigan to Lead… But Not Unanimously

WTAX’s Dave Dahl and Alex Degman chat about the state central committee’s not-unanimous decision to appoint Speaker Madigan to lead the party.

Recent Headlines

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Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

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Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

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Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

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Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

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The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

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Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

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The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.