Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Houston Shooting & Israel

Hamas is sending rockets deeper into Israel…and a father allegedly opened fire in a Houston home killing four children and two adults who were with them.

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Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

Joey visits with Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin on the Springfield City Council meeting and another issue with the National Joint Powers Alliance.

FILE - This March 12, 2014 file photo shows a drone landing after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem in New York. Brian Wilson, the owner, says he uses the aerial drone to document buildings, weddings and news events. The Federal Aviation Administration bars commercial use of drones no matter how seemingly benign. Officials say rules to address the special safety challenges associated with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they can share the sky with manned aircraft and final regulations could be years away. But tempting technology and an eager marketplace are outrunning the aviation agency's best intentions. Photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers, and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.

UAVs on the Farm

With the Precision Aerial Ag Show going on in Central Illinois, Stu Ellis joins Joey to talk about farmers exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on farms.

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4 billion dollars requested for Immigration Crisis

President Obama wants nearly 4 billion dollars in funding and legal changes to address the crisis involving the flow of families and children entering the U.S.

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Israel & Hamas

The latest on the elections in Afghanistan and escalating tensions and violence between Israel and Hamas.

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Israel & Hamas

Joey talks with Robert Berger with CBS Radio News from Jerusalem on the escalation of tensions between Israel and Hamas.

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Unaccompanied Minors

The white house says most Unaccompanied minor flooding into the United States from Central America will not be allowed to stay, and more technical problems for the Affordable Care Act.

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Veterans Administration

The next secretary of the Veterans Affairs Administration, Robert McDonald will face well known problems of mismanagement at VA hospitals, and long waits for Dr. appointments, but he will also be faced with another frustrating issue….the processing of disability claims.

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East Side Farmers Market

Joey talks with Mary Rogers and Wendy White-Mitter about the new East Side Farmers Market and cooking classes.

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Former Staffer on Alan Dixon

Thom Serafin founder and CEO of Serafin & Associates, Inc. who was a member of Senator Dixon’s staff talks with Joey about the late Senator Alan Dixon.

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Illinois Tollway Expects Spike in Holiday Traffic

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Free coffee will also be available at tollway oases.

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Quinn Signs Bill to Pay Jurors More in Illinois

Governor Quinn Signs Historic Pension Reform

Quinn signs bill to increase daily pay for those who serve jury duty in Illinois.

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Central Illinois Food Bank Says Need is Great All Year Long

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Executive Director Pam Molitoris says need remains great the entire year.

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T-Mobile Customers May Be Eligible for Refunds

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Court ruling says cellphone company illegally charged customers