Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Citizens Utility Board on the Ameren gas hike

Joey talks with the Jim Chilson from the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on the new rate increase approval for Ameren.

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Daniel Noll on the “Shred Gate” settlement

Daniel Noll, who was a member of the city’s legal team joins Joey to talk about the settlement with Calvin Christian over the shredding of police documents.

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First Night Springfield Preview

Get a preview of some of the new activities that are slated for this years First Night Springfield with Springfield Area Arts Council Executive Director, Penny Wollen Kriel.

An Update on the Auburn Ambulance Subscriber Program.

Joey talks with Dave Hallerberg, and gets an update on the Auburn Ambulance Subscriber Program.

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An Open Letter from Bob Murray

Joey McLaughlin and Alex Degman read a letter from Bob Murray to Springfield and the central Illinois community, written as he battles aggressive brain cancer.

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The Minority Participation Plan is launched

The City of Springfield, Sangamon County and Hanson Professional Services Inc. have jointly launched the Minority Participation Plan to provide paid internship and networking to minority students. Joey talks with 6th Ward Alderman Cory Jobe.

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Downtown Springfield housing demand is studied

Joey talks with Downtown Springfield Inc. Executive Director Victoria Ringer about the latest on the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (S-DAT) recommendations and progress on new residential space.

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Tom Wolf of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Energy Council on Fracking

Tom discusses with Joey McLaughlin the latest on the hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” hearings being held around the state.

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Springfield School Board Member Adam Lopez

WTAX’s Alex Degman talks with Lopez about this evening’s school board meeting; they’re expected to approve a new temporary superintendent and a revised school day for the high schools.

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WTAX’s Dave Dahl talks with U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria)

They discuss the budget and the pending farm bill action that needs to take place.

Recent Headlines

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Worker Comp Claims Dropping

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Workers’ compensation rates are set to drop in Illinois for the third year in a row

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Fair Time Almost Here

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Preview night Thursday August 7th

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Identified

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Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards has identified the man killed Wednesday in a motorcycle accident.

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Accident at Clear Lake and I-55 Sends Four to Hospital

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Traffic near a stand-still on southbound I-55 near Clear Lake as crews work to clear an accident

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Cuts Are on the Way to IHPA

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Perhaps lawmakers will give historic sites more money