Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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What is the state of Illinois wine?

Joey talks with Jennifer Montgomery, the new Executive Director Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Association, about the Illinois wine industry.

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Oil prices are good news for President Obama

President Obama is looking for some good news heading into the new year, and he is getting some from oil prices.

Matt Koch, vice president at the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy

Joey talks with Matt Koch about energy in Illinois and how well Illinois is positioned for the future.

Weekend Newswatch

Mike Lyons on the failed weekend hostage rescue

Protests continued over the weekend over gran jury decisions, and Mike Lyons talks about the failed U.S. hostage rescue.

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Weekend protests continue over grand jury decisions

It was another weekend of protests around the country over police violence following grand jury divisions in New York and Missouri not to indict white police officers involved in the deaths of two black men.

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Degman Responds to Critics

Alex Degman took some heat this week for his commentary on the New York City situation in which a NYC police officer is seen choking Eric Garner, who later died.

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Frank Edwards, City Treasurer Candidate, Responds to Candidacy Challenge

Springfield’s Ward 1 Alderman is responding to a critic who says he can’t hold the office of city treasurer due to a conflict of interest.

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Falling Gas Prices = No More Springfield Bump?

Alex Degman talks with Bill Flieschli of the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association about why gas prices have been so stable lately, and why they continue to fall.

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Continued Fallout from the Death of Eric Garner

The Wall Street Journal This Morning reports.

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Wrapping Up the “Action” of Fall Veto Session

WTAX’s Alex Degman wraps up the fall veto action with Dave Dahl… the word “action” is used loosely.

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Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

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Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

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Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

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The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

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Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

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Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.

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Illinois Receives Federal Grant to Help SNAP Recipients to Greater Self-Sufficiency

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$21.9 million dollars allocated over three years to teach SNAP recipients job skills and job etiquette.

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United Way Sees Increase in Giving

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This year's annual campaign has raised more money.