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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Representative Tom Cross

Joey talks the state budget with Illinois treasurer candidate, and former House Minority Leader, Representative Tom Cross.

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Alderman Thielen on the City Council

Joey talks with ward 8 Alderman Kris Thielen about the new Springfield ward map and the continuing issues with the NAPA contract.

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Taxes Going Down in Sherman

Mayor Trevor Clatfelter joins Joey to discuss lower property taxes in the Village of Sherman.

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Another Scandal at the Capitol?

UIS Professor Dr. Kent Redfield talks with Joey about ethical questions concerning Governor Quinn’s former chief of staff.

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District 186 School Board President

Springfield School Board President Mike Zimmers joins Joey to discuss the schedule changes the board made last night.

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China Hacking Charges

The U.S. has leveled cyber theft charges against Chinese arm officers. Gordon Deal with the Wall Street Journal this Morning has the latest.

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Is Your Boat Dock Safe?

Molly Hall, Executive Director of SafeElectricity.Org Talks with Joey about making sure boats and docks are ready for the season, and how to avoid electric shock drowning.

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Are you Gluten Free?

Gluten free food is almost everywhere. Joey talks with Registered Dietician Sarah Lopinski about Celiac Disease.

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Another Massive Media Merger

Another media merger is on the horizon. Get the latest on that and the California wildfires with Gordon Deal with the Wall Street Journal this Morning.

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South Korean Ferry Disaster

The president of South Korea says she is accepting responsibility for her governments poor handling of last months ferry disaster which let more than 300 people dead or missing.

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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.

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Quinn v Rauner on Minimum Wage

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Both candidates for governor say they support raising the state’s minimum wage—but under different circumstances