Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Weekend Newswatch

Give the gift of life during the holidays

With so much to do, blood donations fall off during the holidays. Joey talks with Tara Matheson and Ana McFarland from the Central Illinois Community Blood Center.

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Are you ready for First Night?

President of the Springfield Area Arts Council Craig McFarland joined Joey to talk about the lineup for the 28th annual First Night Springfield.

Morning Newswatch

New hacking threats from North Korea

North Korea says it was launching a counter attack that was thousands of times greater than that against the one against Sony Pictures.

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New York cops murdered

The assassination of two New York city police offices has emboldened law enforcement and it’s supporters to lash out at weeks of nationwide criticism that they has left police officers more vulnerable.

Morning Newswatch

Chatham Village President Tom Gray on Chatham water

Chatham Village President Tom Gray joins Joey to talk about the latest on the situation with water in Chatham.

Weekend Newswatch

Mark Albertson on the work of the Illinois Cuba Working Group

Joey talks with Mark Albertson with the Illinois Soybean Association on the work of the Illinois Cuba Working Group, and what improved relations with the nation could mean for Illinois farmers.

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Obama administration contemplates retaliation against North Korea

The internal debate continues for the Obama administration …how can it retaliate against North Korea for the apparent attack on…

Morning Newswatch

UIS professor Adriana Crocker on U.S./Cuba relations

Joey talks with UIS Associate Professor of Political Science Adriana Crocker about the surprise announcement of new U.S./Cuba relations.

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You will not see “The Interview” any time soon.

There are some new developments this morning on the Sony pictures hacking scandal, and the movie “The Interview”.

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Alderman Cory Jobe on the Inspector General ordinance

Joey talks with Springfield Alderman Cory Jobe on the Inspector General ordinance that passed at the city council meeting last night.

Recent Headlines

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House Dems Against Rauner Cuts, House GOP Neutral

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Illinois House Democrats have sent a clear message to Gov. Bruce Rauner that they disagree with his proposed cuts to human services in next year's budget.

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Springfield Budget Chief Says Finances Are Mostly Good

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The City of Springfield says finances are in much better now than when Mike Houston once again became mayor four years ago.

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Springfield Park Police Captain Resigns

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Springfield Park District Police Captain Jonathan Davis has called it quits.

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More Medical Marijuana Applications Approved

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2,300 now approved for medical marijuana in Illinois.

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Feds to Look Into Oversight Agency Following Fatal Crash

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The U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general will look at how effective a federal safety oversight program is after a fatal truck crash in Illinois.