Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Springfield Mayor Mike Houston

The mayor joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to discuss city council action, the majority of which revolved around the 3 year contract not to exceed $3.75 million with NAPA, which will manage parts for the city’s vehicle fleet.

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin appeared on Tuesday’s Morning Newswatch to discuss an array of topic.

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genHkids Has a New Executive Director

Jen Dillman joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about her new role with the organization.

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Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman

Cahnman joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the NAPA deal, which has some new revisions thanks to a glance by Corporation Counsel Todd Greenburg.

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A Brief History of Tax Day

Kenneth C. Davis, author of the “Don’t Know Much” series of history books, joined CBS News to take a closer look at the origins and complexity of America’s tax system.

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Sen. Rand Paul is Walking a Fine Line

The WSJ This Morning explores.

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The Latest on the Ukraine Crisis

The Wall Street Journal this morning talks live with a reporter stationed in Ukraine.

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Change Those Passwords…Maybe

Heartbleed is an internet security bug that could lead to your information being compromised. University of Illinois Springfield’s Information Technology Services Clayton Belott talks about it with Joey. Check out this site to see which passwords are safe to change http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

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The Samsund Galaxy S5 Here!

Joey talks with tech journalist Larry Maggid about the new Samsung Galaxy S5 which is on sale now.

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Sen. Andy Manar on School Funding

State Senator Andy Manar joins Joey to talk about the school funding bill that made it through committee yesterday.

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Benedictine University Holds Q/A For Soon-to-be Former Students

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University officials say traditional program has more than 500 students

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Illini Basketball Coming to Springfield’s PCCC in 2015

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The move is being made due to construction at the State Farm Center.

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Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Take Credit for Early Voting Spike

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Early voting is up in Illinois over the last mid-term election, and a group supporting the minimum wage increase is claiming some of the credit.

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Iles School Locked Down Due To 14th Street Shooting

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Iles School was locked down Thursday afternoon after a shooting involving multiple people.