Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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The Gubernatorial Debate

Joey is joined by WTAX’s Alex Degman, a panelist at the most recent gubernatorial debate, to see if there were any surprises, and if the candidates stayed civil to one another.

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Sherman Continues to Grow

Joey McLaughlin talks with Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter about Sherman being a bright spot in Sangamon County when it comes to building permits.

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Falling down

With Springfield covered ina sheet of ice, Joey talks with Randy Rodomka with Memorial Express Care on falling down, and how to keep yourself safe.

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The latest from Sochi

CBS correspondent Steve Futterman joins Joey from Sochi Russia.

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Keeping the Power Grid Safe

Professor of electrical and computer engineering form the University or Illinois, Tom Overbye joins Joey to talk about the security of the power grid.

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Snow Days Turn to Cyber Days

Joey talks with Tom Wise from Bishop Donahue High School in McMechen West Virginia about doing away with snow days for the school, and instead, having students work from home on iPads.

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St. John’s new CEO

Joey McLaughlin talks with Dr. Charles Lucore about his new gig as the CEO of St. John’s Hospital.

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Dough for Dresses

Elizabeth Brahler and Michelle Reavy join Joey to talk about prom dresses…and how a young lady in your life can get one on the cheap (or get rid of a closet full of them) with Dough for Dresses.

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United Against Nuclear Iran visits Springfield

Joey talks with Bob Feferman, the Outreach Coordinator for the advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI). Who is in town speaking to several groups this weekend.

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Mother Nature Hammers the Coast

Joey McLaughlin talks with Jim Krusula with CBS News about the massive winter storm that is now moving up the East Coast.

Recent Headlines

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Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

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Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

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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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Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

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Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

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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.