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Morning Newswatch Podcasts


The benefits of congressional endorsements

Public endorsements from members of congress don’t carry the weight they used to when it comes to influencing voters, but the support of law makers on capitol hill has other benefits.

Morning Newswatch

Ward 10 Alderman Ralph Hanauer

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 10 Alderman Ralph Hanauer on City Council Committee of the Whole last night.

Weekend Newswatch

The ‘Smarter Sentencing Act’

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Associate Professor in the department of Criminal Justice, Ryan Williams about the Smarter Sentencing Act.


Using risk assessment in criminal justice

Is it possible to predict whether someone will commit a crime.

Illinois State Fairgrounds

Illinois Agriculture Director on the Illinois State Fair

Joey has a conversation with Illinois Agriculture Director Philip Nelson about the Illinois State Fair and it’s turn back toward Ag.

Weekend Newswatch

Sherman Village President on a proposed sales tax increase

Joey talks with Sherman Village President Trevor Clatfelter on proposed 1% sales tax increase for the Rail Pointe Business Development District.


Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel on the Iran nuclear deal

The U.S. has to make a decision on the Iran nuclear agreement in the coming weeks.

Making Strides

The ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ Kick-off is Tuesday

Joey talks with ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ Community Manger Morgan Trump about the Kick Off Breakfast that happens tomorrow at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.


A report on criminal justice reform in Illinois

Joey talks with criminal justice expert at The Illinois Policy Institute, Bryant Jackson-Green about a new report on criminal justice reforms he says can make a budget impact and also help reduce the amount of people in prison.


More violence in Ferguson a year after the riots

A day of peaceful vigils to mark the one year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri turned ugly when two shooting incidents left two people wounded….one critically.

Recent Headlines

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

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.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.