Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Matt Koch, vice president at the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy

Joey talks with Matt Koch about energy in Illinois and how well Illinois is positioned for the future.

Weekend Newswatch

Mike Lyons on the failed weekend hostage rescue

Protests continued over the weekend over gran jury decisions, and Mike Lyons talks about the failed U.S. hostage rescue.

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Weekend protests continue over grand jury decisions

It was another weekend of protests around the country over police violence following grand jury divisions in New York and Missouri not to indict white police officers involved in the deaths of two black men.

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Degman Responds to Critics

Alex Degman took some heat this week for his commentary on the New York City situation in which a NYC police officer is seen choking Eric Garner, who later died.

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Frank Edwards, City Treasurer Candidate, Responds to Candidacy Challenge

Springfield’s Ward 1 Alderman is responding to a critic who says he can’t hold the office of city treasurer due to a conflict of interest.

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Falling Gas Prices = No More Springfield Bump?

Alex Degman talks with Bill Flieschli of the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association about why gas prices have been so stable lately, and why they continue to fall.

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Continued Fallout from the Death of Eric Garner

The Wall Street Journal This Morning reports.

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Wrapping Up the “Action” of Fall Veto Session

WTAX’s Alex Degman wraps up the fall veto action with Dave Dahl… the word “action” is used loosely.

Springfield Business Journal

The Sale of a Major Downtown Hotel

Tom Pavlik of the Springfield Business Journal joins Alex Degman to talk about the sale.

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Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict NYC Officer in Choking Death

Eric Garner, 43, was killed by the NYPD while officers struggled to detain him. He was wanted for illegally selling cigarettes on Staten Island.

Recent Headlines

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Rauner’s Inauguration Committee Announces Concert Lineup

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.

Country star, blues legend part of the festivities

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US Senator Kirk Sounds Alarm in Wake of Sony “Hack Attack”

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May ask Sony executives to appear in Washington DC

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No One Injured in Sunday Shootings, Police Looking for Suspects

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No one's in custody yet after a pair of shootings on Springfield's east side Sunday afternoon.

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Mayor Houston Releases Proposed Budget Numbers

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Council to begin discussions next month

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Governor Makes Annual Trip to Visit Wounded Illinois Soldiers

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Also urges others to donate frequent flier miles