Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Keeping the Power Grid Safe

Professor of electrical and computer engineering form the University or Illinois, Tom Overbye joins Joey to talk about the security of the power grid.

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Snow Days Turn to Cyber Days

Joey talks with Tom Wise from Bishop Donahue High School in McMechen West Virginia about doing away with snow days for the school, and instead, having students work from home on iPads.

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St. John’s new CEO

Joey McLaughlin talks with Dr. Charles Lucore about his new gig as the CEO of St. John’s Hospital.

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Dough for Dresses

Elizabeth Brahler and Michelle Reavy join Joey to talk about prom dresses…and how a young lady in your life can get one on the cheap (or get rid of a closet full of them) with Dough for Dresses.

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United Against Nuclear Iran visits Springfield

Joey talks with Bob Feferman, the Outreach Coordinator for the advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI). Who is in town speaking to several groups this weekend.

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Mother Nature Hammers the Coast

Joey McLaughlin talks with Jim Krusula with CBS News about the massive winter storm that is now moving up the East Coast.

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Texting Your Emergencies :)

The ability to text emergency information to 911 operators is not so far away. Brian Fontes with the National Emergency Number Association talks with Joey about in on the Newswatch.

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The President and his Pen

President Obama signed an executive order increasing minimum wage for certain federal workers Wednesday. Joey talks with Dr. Chris Mooney on the scope of executive order.

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The PCCC Dynasty?

General Manager Brian Oaks talks with Joey about the possibility of a reality show centered on the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

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District 186 Board Member Weighs in on School Funding

District 186 Board Member Mike Zimmers talks with Joey about the two referenda that could make it to the ballot in November to help fund schools.

Recent Headlines

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Springfield Aldermen Want to Keep Pay Flat

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The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.

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Rail “Flyover” Planned Between Stanford & I-72, Though Work Still Years Away

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The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.

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Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money

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An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.

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Boys and Girls Club Awarded Grant

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Facility was close to shutting its door a few years ago

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Man Arrested for Domestic Stabbing

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A Springfield man is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on Stevenson Dr.