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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Who is ISIS?

The Islamic militant group ISIS is making made more progress in Iraq…but who is behind the group?

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Gas Prices and Iraq

Expect to reach deeper into your pocket due to unrest in Iraq, and what about U.S. Embassy personnel in Iraq.

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Risky Teen Behavior

If it’s not one risky behavior for teens…it’s another. A new study shows parents don’t have to worry so much about smoking and drinking…but texting while driving is rampant among teens. And there was a major security flaw in Gmail.

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Teacher Tenure

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Bill Phillips about how the California Decision might affect teachers in Illinois

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Illinois Bears

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller joins Joey to talk about bears in Illinois.

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Iraq

The situation in Iraq is deteriorating quickly. How will the United State react?

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The Economy

The economy is slowly improving, but when will wage growth be strong enough to signal that labor market is back to normal?

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Springfield Muni

The Springfield Muni season opens this Friday night with “The Sound of Music” for a three weekend run.

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Eric Cantor Will Leave Leadership

Virginia congressman Eric Cantor, the number two house republican will surrender his post as majority leader at the end of July following his surprise primary defeat.

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Secretary of Defense Grilled at the House

In his first public appearance since the swap of Taliban for Bowe Bergdahl, Defense Secretary spent three hours being grilled by the house armed services committee yesterday.

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Man Arrested for Domestic Stabbing

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A Springfield man is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on Stevenson Dr.

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Ill. U.S. Senate Candidates Disagree on ISIS Strategy

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says no to sending U.S. ground troops back to Iraq, but his Republican opponent in the Senate race says they shouldn’t have left in the first place.

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2014 Crop Harvest: Great Yields, Low Prices

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The 2014 crop year might be best remembered as a year of great yields and short prices.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Hiding Gun

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A Springfield man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting he tried to hide a gun used in a fatal shooting.

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No Lame Duck Tax Increase, Says Rauner

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Rauner does not want repeat of 2011