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.

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Medical Marijuana Applications Posted for Business

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Applications for medical marijuana begins September 2 for patients, September 8 for dispensaries.

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Illinois Museum to Display 1916 Military Equipment

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Military equipment from 1916 to be on display starting September 6.

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Reaction to IDNR’s Long-Awaited Fracking Rules Proposal

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One expert laments the length of time it took DNR to write the rules, which he says are too restrictive. Meanwhile, another expert says she'll have to see what the rules are before she calls them restrictive.

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Vallas Says Rauner’s Budget Plan Will Take $$ From Education

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Quinn campaign says Rauner plan will cost education $4 billion.