Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Weekend Newswatch

Springfield District 186 Superintendent Jennifer Gill

Joey talks with District 186 Superintendent Jennifer Gill about last night’s School Board meeting.


The City of Ramadi falls to Islamic terrorists

Tensions are still running high in Iraq following the fall of the city Ramadi, the capital of the Anbar Provence to Islamic terrorists.


Greater Springfield Chamber President & CEO Chris Hembrough

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Chris Hembrough on a new survey for Springfield district 186.

Morning Newswatch

Diana Rickert with the Illinois Policy Institute on her pension op-ed in the Trib

Joey talks with Diana Rickert with the Illinois Policy Institute on her op-ed in the Chicago Tribune that offers a pension crisis solution of firing all state employees and rehiring them under a new pension plan.

Weekend Newswatch

Springfield City Treasurer Misty Buscher

Joey talks with Springfield City Treasurer Misty Buscher about her first full week in the office.


Jeb Bush on the war in Iraq

It’s be well more than ten years since the war in Iraq began, but it’s still an awkward conversation piece politically especially on the 2016 presidential campaign trail.


Ward 9 Alderman Jim Donelan

Joey talks hunter lake, new student housing downtown, the downtown TIF district and ward 9 with new Ward 9 Alderman Jim Donelan.

Morning Newswatch

‘North-End Pride, The Story of Lanphier High School Its People and Community’

Joey talks with the author of ‘North-End Pride, The Story of Lanphier High School Its People and Community’ Ken Mitchell about his latest book about the North-end and Lanphier High School.

Weekend Newswatch

It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Joey talks with Ben Silver with the President Abraham Lincoln Doubletree Hotel, where they are giving out FREE chocolate chip cookies all day.


We are getting more information on the Amtrak crash engineer

A safety system to stop speeding trains had been installed on the southbound side of the tracks, but not on the northbound side . . . the side on which the Amtrak train in Philadelphia that derailed earlier this week was on.

Recent Headlines

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“Artification” Continues in Downtown Springfield

Downtown Springfield Inc

A crosswalk in downtown Springfield is about to look like a combination Lincoln history site and Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover.

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Frerichs Cuts Fees on One College Savings Program


Management fees will be cut by 43 percent in the Illinois’ Bright Directions savings program

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Springfield Gold’s Gym Closed Due to Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy converted from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.

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CWLP Head Explains Rate Changes One Last Time


Doug Brown says he's not trying to hide anything.

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State Cutting Free STD Testing

Illinois Department of Public Health IDPH

State has notified jails, health departments, etc.