Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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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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District 186 Summer Food Program

District 186 Food Service Director Jan Miller talks with Joey about the summer food service program Which is set to get underway.

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Problems at the VA

The problems are mounting for the Department of Veterans Affairs, including improper procedures for scheduling patient appointments, and efforts to hide excessive wait times.

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Alderman Frank Edwards

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards talks with Joey about the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday night in Springfield.

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Representative Rich Brauer

Joey talks with Representative Rich Brauer on the budget and school funding in the closing days of the spring session.

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CWLP Mulls $12 Monthly Increase for Residential Electric Customers

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Customer charges would go up, but electricity rates would go down in 2015.

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Southeast Student Faces Weapons Charges as Juvenile

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A student accused of bringing an unloaded gun to school on Friday has been charged as a juvenile.

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Competing Springfield Outlet Mall Proprietors Join Forces

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Two competing interests both looking to build outlet malls have reportedly joined forces.

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North Mac Intermediate School Closed Again Wednesday

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The district recreated the carbon monoxide leak that sent nearly 150 people to area hospitals

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Rauner: Medical Marijuana Program “Ripe for Corruption”

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Bruce Rauner wants the application process changed for companies vying for dispensary and cultivator licenses.