Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts


SMTD’s Steve Schoeffel on a Public Meeting for Route 11 Bus Stop Changes

Route 11 serves UIS and part of the east side of Springfield.

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St. John’s Hospital CEO Chuck Lucore on Commemorating the 1908 Race Riots

The hospital helped treat those injured in the riots.

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A New Opportunity for Small Businesses at White Oaks Mall

“Central Illinois Boutique” opens December 12.


It’s Budget Time for Congress

Government is operating on a short-term spending plan.

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Illinois DNR’s Chris Young on Deer Hunting

Deer hunting is helping the deer population, according to the DNR.

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis On Colorado Shooting and More

Rep. Davis on shootings, mental health, and more.


An Update on the Shooting in Colorado, and a Threat in Chicago

The accused shooter in Colorado has a court date, and there’s a threat in Chicago.


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.


Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath

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

Recent Headlines

5 hours ago in Local

UPDATE: Budget Plan Passes Amid GOP Outrage

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$7B unbalanced; $700M bump for schools

9 hours ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

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Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

10 hours ago in Local

AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

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.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

10 hours ago in Local

House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

11 hours ago in Local

Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving


The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.