Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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1st Quarter Economic Numbers

Joey discusses some of the new economic numbers that show the economy contracted in the first quarter with Dr. Dyanne Ferk, Associate Dean, College of Business & Management at University of Illinois Springfield.

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42nd Street

Gus Gordon joins Joey to talk about the a production of “42nd Street” that opens next Wednesday at the Little Theater on the Square in Sullivan.

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Clippers and Hackers

The clippers just might have a brand new owner, and its former Microsoft executive Steve Balmer, and how big of a problem is the hacking of U.S. companies for the government.

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Sen. Sam McCann

Joey visits with Senator Sam McCann about the school funding bill, the state budget and his vote to put the minimum wage hike on the ballot this fall.

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District 186 Summer Food Program

District 186 Food Service Director Jan Miller talks with Joey about the summer food service program Which is set to get underway.

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Problems at the VA

The problems are mounting for the Department of Veterans Affairs, including improper procedures for scheduling patient appointments, and efforts to hide excessive wait times.

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Alderman Frank Edwards

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards talks with Joey about the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday night in Springfield.

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Representative Rich Brauer

Joey talks with Representative Rich Brauer on the budget and school funding in the closing days of the spring session.

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“Diary of Anne Frank” at TIP

Joey talks with Kari Catton and Susan Jeffers about the “Diary of Anne Frank” opening this weekend at Theater in the Park.

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Troops in Afghanistan

President Obama has announced a plans to keep a force of 98 hundred in Afghanistan next year but withdraw it by the end of 2016.

Recent Headlines

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Quinn Accuses Rauner of Not Hiring Enough Minorities

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Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Both trying to make inroads in minority communties

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Library Turf War Continues

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Lincoln Presidential Museum

Major donors threaten to withhold donations unless the feuding stops

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Woman Dies in Route 29 Crash Near Edinburg

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Illinois State Police say a van over corrected after swerving off the roadway.

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Attorney Wants Parsons to Pay $1.2 Million Now, $100,000 Monthly

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Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

An attorney representing former THR and Associates employees and creditors wants Jeff Parsons to pony up -- immediately.

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Fake IDs are Easy to Get

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Fake IDs and driver’s licenses are the scourge of the Illinois secretary of state’s office