Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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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.

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District 186 Summer Food Program

District 186 Food Service Director Jan Miller talks with Joey about the summer food service program Which is set to get underway.

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Problems at the VA

The problems are mounting for the Department of Veterans Affairs, including improper procedures for scheduling patient appointments, and efforts to hide excessive wait times.

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Alderman Frank Edwards

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards talks with Joey about the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday night in Springfield.

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Representative Rich Brauer

Joey talks with Representative Rich Brauer on the budget and school funding in the closing days of the spring session.

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“Diary of Anne Frank” at TIP

Joey talks with Kari Catton and Susan Jeffers about the “Diary of Anne Frank” opening this weekend at Theater in the Park.

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Troops in Afghanistan

President Obama has announced a plans to keep a force of 98 hundred in Afghanistan next year but withdraw it by the end of 2016.

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Greens Off, Libertarians On November’s Ballot

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Green Party vows to fight decision

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Arrests Made in January Murder

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Three suspects nabbed for murder

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Political Games Alleged with Student Loans

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Davis: Durbin and Callis make it political.

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Durbin, Schock react to ISIS

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Durbin: We need to help Iraq stand on its own feet. Schock: Example of Obama's failure.