Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Springfield Budget Director Bill McCarty

McCarty joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about upcoming budget discussions for FY 2016.

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St. Louis Co. Police Chief Jon Belmar

Belmar briefs reporters Wednesday morning on an overnight incident in Berkeley.

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Rabbi Mike Datz — An Interfaith Breakfast on Christmas Morning

Datz joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the 11th annual Interfaith Breakfast at Springfield’s Temple B’rith Sholom.

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Springfield Police Lt. Don Mumaw on NY shootings

Joey talks with Springfield Police Lt.Don Mumaw on reaction here to the shootings of two New York City police officers over the weekend.

Weekend Newswatch

Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter

Joey visits with Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter about rebates from TIF funds.

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NY Mayor and police unions halt war of words

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio police unions in the city have agreed to end a war of words until two police officers shot this weekend are laid to rest.

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.

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Champaign Leads Illinois Cities in 5-Year Growth

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Decatur had drop in population.

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General Assembly to Get Going on Rauner’s Bills

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Several bills coming out of the governor's office are on Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda".

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Special Election Candidate Says Raise in Gas Tax Isn’t the Way to Go

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Mike Flynn says there are alternatives to raising gas tax in order to fund the Highway Trust Fund.

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“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

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The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

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New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

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New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.