Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Are you shopping local on Small Business Saturday?

Joey talks with the State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, Kim Clarke Maisch about Small Business Saturday.

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Problems with national crime data

Law enforcement officials in some cities are struggling to cope with sudden unexplained spikes in crime.

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Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath about drones and proposed changes to the ethics committee.

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The search for historic farm houses in Sangamon County

Joey talks with the Chairman of the Sangamon County Historic Preservation Commission, Chuck Pell on the commissions search for for pre-civil war farm houses in Sangamon County.

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What to expect on the roads and at airports today

Today is getaway day for the Thanksgiving Holiday. What can you expect on the roads and in airports today.

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State Representative Tim Butler

Joey talks with State Representative Tim Butler about the budget, new faces in the legislature and Syrian refugees.

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The new Springfield Muni season has been announced

Joey talks with Springfield Muni board member Michelle Eccles about he announcement of the shows coming up next year at the muni.

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How long with the Paul Ryan honeymoon period last?

House Speaker Paul Ryan has been on the job now for a little more than three weeks and appears to have some early momentum with a couple of legislative victories in his pocket

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Sara Wojcicki Jimenez on appointment to the Illinois House

Joey talks with Sara Wojcicki Jimenez about her appointment to fill the seat of Raymond Poe.

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Lisa Clemmons Stott on her new job at DIS

Joey talks with the new Executive Director at Downtown Springfield Inc. Lisa Clemmons Stott about her new job.

Recent Headlines

6 hours ago in Local

UIS Breaks Ground on Student Union

5-4-16 UIS Groundbreaking

Ground has been broken on what is being referred to as the "Living Room" for the students of the University of Illinois Springfield.

7 hours ago in Local

Aeropostale to Close Springfield, Forsyth Stores

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Aeropostale files for Chapter 11.

7 hours ago in Local

Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.

7 hours ago in Local

Trial Set for 2 of 6 Men Accused of Dismembering Woman’s Body

Champaign Police Murder Arrests WAND

Two of the six men charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman will be held for trial after a judge heard testimony from a detective.

8 hours ago in Local

Death Knell for Graduated Income Tax

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Sponsors blame Rauner