Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Are Allergies Killing School Snacktime?

Michelle Eccles from Horace Mann joins Joey to talk about new research about how teachers are dealing with allergies when it comes to school treats.

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Springfield City Budget

Springfield’s Office of Budget and Management Director Bill McCarty talks with Joey about the ongoing Springfield budget process.

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The Ag Census Shows Fewer Illinois Farms

Joey McLaughlin talks with John Hawkins form the Illinois Farm Bureau about the 2012 Ag Census about the state of agriculture in the state.

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The Water Project

Lincoln Magnet School is teaching students about safe water. And you can provide water for one child, just by staying off of your phone. Teacher Ashely Wankel from Lincoln Magnet School talks with Joey about it.

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Springfield Police Chief

Joey talks with Springfield’s Police Chief Kenny Winslow about his future and the future of the police department.

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Park District Executive Director Contract Finalized

Joey talks with Springfield Park District Board President about finalizing Interim Executive Director Derek Harm’s contract.

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Child Death Rates from Car Crashes is Lower

IDOT’s Jennifer Toney talks with Joey on a new government report that says death rates for children are down because of car seats.

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Bullying in District 186

Joey McLaughlin talks with Rick Sanders Director of School Support talks about how district 186 deals with bullying.

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Are Potholes Breaking Your Car?

Joey Talks with Chad Loy with Brahler Tire and Auto Center about all of those potholes that litter the streets, and the toll they take on your car.

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Frank Edwards on the City Council Meeting

Alderman Frank Edwards joins Joey to talk about the brief hiccup before approving Chief Winslow, and the city budget.

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Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

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Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

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The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

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The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.

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Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

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Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.

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Coming Soon: Medical Pot

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Those interested in growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes in Illinois should be able to apply soon