Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Degman Responds to Critics

Alex Degman took some heat this week for his commentary on the New York City situation in which a NYC police officer is seen choking Eric Garner, who later died.

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Frank Edwards, City Treasurer Candidate, Responds to Candidacy Challenge

Springfield’s Ward 1 Alderman is responding to a critic who says he can’t hold the office of city treasurer due to a conflict of interest.

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Falling Gas Prices = No More Springfield Bump?

Alex Degman talks with Bill Flieschli of the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association about why gas prices have been so stable lately, and why they continue to fall.

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Continued Fallout from the Death of Eric Garner

The Wall Street Journal This Morning reports.

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Wrapping Up the “Action” of Fall Veto Session

WTAX’s Alex Degman wraps up the fall veto action with Dave Dahl… the word “action” is used loosely.

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The Sale of a Major Downtown Hotel

Tom Pavlik of the Springfield Business Journal joins Alex Degman to talk about the sale.

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Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict NYC Officer in Choking Death

Eric Garner, 43, was killed by the NYPD while officers struggled to detain him. He was wanted for illegally selling cigarettes on Staten Island.

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Ask the Mayor — Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014

Mayor Mike Houston joins Alex Degman for the monthly segment

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Rauner: The State Budget is Even Worse Than I Thought

Bruce Rauner says the state budget picture is getting more grim by the day.

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Oak Ridge Cemetery’s Restored Original Entrance is Unveiled

Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation President Jen Aholt joins Alex Degman to preview Wednesday’s festivities.

Recent Headlines

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Phillips 66: 25K Gallons of Diesel Fuel Leaks into Waterway

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Leak discovered Friday morning near Wood River Refinery.

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Department of Transportation to Implement New Rules for Tanker Cars

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Trains will be required to move through urban areas at a slower pace when carrying flammable liquids.

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Independent Record Stores Celebrate Record Store Day Today

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Several labels will have special releases to celebrate today.

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Funeral for Cardinal George Set for Thursday

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Cardinal George died Friday at the age of 78.

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Winslow Still Wants Body Cameras for SPD

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Winslow says he wants to use body cameras as a means to protect officers on every call, every time.