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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Springfield Alderman and Deputy Chief of Staff for Judy Baar Topinka Cory Jobe

Springfield Alderman and Deputy Chief of Staff for Judy Baar Topinka Cory Jobe shares his thoughts on the passing of Judy Baar Topinka.

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Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon on the passing of Judy Baar Topinka

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon talks with joey about the passing of her opponent for Comptroller in this past falls election, Judy Baar Tokinka.

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Political Consultant Thom Serafin on Judy Baar Topinka

Joey talks with Thom Serafin from Serafin and Associates about the death of Judy Baar Toinka.

Morning Newswatch

Race relations – where do we go from here?

Joey talks with Kamau Kemayo, Associate Professor and Chair of African-American Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield about next steps for better race relations.

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What is the state of Illinois wine?

Joey talks with Jennifer Montgomery, the new Executive Director Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Association, about the Illinois wine industry.

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Oil prices are good news for President Obama

President Obama is looking for some good news heading into the new year, and he is getting some from oil prices.

Matt Koch, vice president at the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy

Joey talks with Matt Koch about energy in Illinois and how well Illinois is positioned for the future.

Weekend Newswatch

Mike Lyons on the failed weekend hostage rescue

Protests continued over the weekend over gran jury decisions, and Mike Lyons talks about the failed U.S. hostage rescue.

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Weekend protests continue over grand jury decisions

It was another weekend of protests around the country over police violence following grand jury divisions in New York and Missouri not to indict white police officers involved in the deaths of two black men.

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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.

Recent Headlines

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U.S. Attorney James Lewis: Racially Biased?

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Questions have been raised about possible racial bias on behalf of U.S. Attorney James Lewis.

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Cattle Rustling: 18-year-old Gets 180 Days In Jail

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18-Year-Old gets 180 days in jail for taking part in cattle rustling.

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Cuba Relations: Could Be Boon For Illinois Farmers

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A relationship with Cuba could mean up to $7 million more a year for Illinois Farmers.

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Prison Lockdown: Chicken Pox To Blame

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Chicken Pox has locked down Illinois prisons.

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Illinois Tollway Expects Spike in Holiday Traffic

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Free coffee will also be available at tollway oases.