Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Weekend Newswatch

Crime Stoppers Piant & Social Night

Joey talks with Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties board Member, Ernie Slottag about the paint and eat night coming up on the 21st to benefit Crime Stoppers.


The Federal Reserve leaves interest rates where they are

The Federal Reserve has decided to leave interest rates where they are for the time being.

Morning Newswatch

Earl Moorman’s daughter Dana on his rescue from the railroad tracks

Joey talks with the daughter of Earl and Jean Moorman, Dana Beck about the rescue of her dad from certain death bye Ashley Aldridge after Earl’s wheelchair got stuck in the railroad tracks.

Weekend Newswatch

Analysis of last nights GOP presidential debate

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Jason Pierceson about yesterday’s Republican debate.


The fantasy sports industry is catching the eye of Congress

All of the advertising and marketing from the fantasy sports industry, specifically FanDuel and DraftKings, may have brought some unwanted attention.

Morning Newswatch

Springfield Ward 9 Alderman on the city council meeting

Joey visits with Springfield Ward 9 Alderman Jim Donelan about last night’s Springfield City Council meeting.


Numbers on the 2016 election from CBS News/New York Times poll

Joey talks with CBS Radio News Manager of Surveys Jennifer De Pinto on the CBS News/New York Times poll on 2016 Democratic candidates.


The Utah flash floods and the Republican debate

The death toll from flash flooding along the Utah and Arizona boarder is now at least 16.

Morning Newswatch

Mayor Langfelder on the Springfield’s new microloan program

Joey talks with Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder abut partnering with microloan provider Justine Petersen.


Illinois State Senator calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Ryan Williams on new calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty in Illinois.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Local

Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).

Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

3 hours ago in Local

State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

2-8-16 Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

4 hours ago in Local

Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

2-8-16 Davis

Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.

4 hours ago in Local

Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen


A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment obtained with the help of the Peoria Police Department.

5 hours ago in Local

Democrats Vying for US Senate Talk Up Experience, Background

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The Democrats running for U.S. Senate are working to distinguish themselves from their rivals as they meet for the first time this election season.