Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Is Your Teen Working this Summer?

Just because your teenager doesn’t have a job this summer, doesn’t mean they can’t earn a few bucks.

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Chef Curtis Aikens

The Food Networks Chef Curtis Aikens joins joey to discuss his appearance in Springfield next week.

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Sangamon Auditorium Season

Sangamon Auditorium announced it’s new season this week. Director of the auditorium Bob Vaughn stopped by to talk about it some challenging shows this season.

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Dog Park

The Washington Park Dog Park group is looking at a new location and working with the Franklin Park Neighborhood Association.Karen Hoelzer talks about the changes with Joey.

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Mike Lyons of CBS on Sgt. Bergdahl

Mike Lyons with CBS Radio News talks with joey on the latest with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier that was swapped for Taliban detainees.

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I-55 Reconstruction

Illinois Department of Transportation engineer Roger Driscoll gives Joey on the latest on the long term plans of the reconstruction of I-55 around Springfield.

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Prisoner Swapping and the Obama Administration

A classified briefing has been held for senators who are unhappy with how president Obama handled the release of sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, afraid of setting a bad precedent.

Ask the Mayor — June 4, 2014

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the city’s inspector general, the never-ending NAPA contract and potential uses for the Bel-Aire Motel… if it can be sold.

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Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter

Clatfelter joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the village’s video gambling extension, and how its public infrastructure fared in the wake of heavy thunderstorms.

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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.

Recent Headlines

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Rauner Dodges Question about Football and Domestic Violence

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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.

Criminal allegations against pro football players are finding their way into the Illinois governor's race

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Former Glenwood HS Student Arrested for Twitter Threat

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A non-specific Twitter threat sent Chatham Police and Glenwood High School staff into action Wednesday.

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Police Seek Tips on East Side Arson

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Springfield Police are looking for help finding those responsible for a couple of arson incidents on the city's east side.

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Illinois Farm Deaths Are on the Rise

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Drought credited with previous year's low