Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce President and CEO

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce about recent restaurant closings and the latest feedback the chamber is getting from local businesses.

Weekend Newswatch

Egypt air strikes, Denmark shooting and more snow in the North East

Shootings in Denmark, more snow in the northeast, and Egypt earlier today said it launched air strikes against Islamic State targets in Libya.

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Presidential politics – a new announcement on the way?

Ohio governor John Kasich is traveling to South Carolina this week, because he is considering a run for president, and South Carolina is an early primary state seen as a key stop for republicans.

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2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition Chair Katie Spindell

Joey talks with Katie Spindell, the Chair of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition about funding, events and what big names might be in Springfield for the events.

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Dr. Doolittle Jr. opens tonight (2-13-15) at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

Joey talks with cast members Sarah McLaughlin, Carmen Remolina, Eva Griffin, Kennedi Branson, Justin Brandon and Assistant Director Becky Bertram about Dr. Doolittle Jr. at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.

Morning Newswatch

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston on shredding decision

Joey talks to Springfield Mayor Mike Houston to get his reaction on the announcement that the city will not face charges over police document shredding.

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The President’s war powers & 60 Minutes corespondent Bob Simon dies

President Obama is asking for new powers to engage military operations against Islamic terrorists and longtime 60 minutes correspondent Bob Simon has died.

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Alderman Joe McMenamin on the Springfield City Council

Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin joins Joey to talk about the Springfield City Council meeting last night where money was budgeted for the Lincoln Funeral event.

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UIS Political Science Professor on Governor Rauner and the Unions

Joey talks with University of Illinois Political Science Professor Dr. Kent Redfield about Governor Rauners actions regarding ‘Fair Share’ union dues.

Weekend Newswatch

New Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray

Joey talks with Don Gray, who was approved by the Sangamon county board to become the next Sangamon County clerk, replacing Joe Aiello, who left the office last month to take a state job.

Recent Headlines

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Sanitary District Wants $70m+ in Bonds for Plant Upgrades

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The Springfield Metro Sanitary District could need $70 million in bond money to pay for upgrades to the Sugar Creek Treatment Plant

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Police Seek Sangamon Co. Fugitives

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Three fugitives who've stolen from a number of Springfield stores are being sought.

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Cornel West Cancels U of I Appearance over Salaita

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A prominent civil rights activist and academic has cancelled a speech at the University of Illinois because of the school's decision to rescind a job offer to a Native American studies professor.

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Court Monitor Says IDOT Should Clean House on Hiring Rules

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A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules.

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Rauner Wants “Voter Empowerment”

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is using some new rhetoric as he brings his agenda to the public. What was once known…