Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Israel and Immigrants

The U.S. government is scrambling to find temporary housing for thousands of children streaming across the border., and the latest on the situation in Israel.

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Veterans Ousted

Dozens of veterans with brain injuries are being kicked our of their group homes.

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Illinois Tourism

Joey talks with Jennifer Hoelzle, deputy director of the Illinois Office of Tourism on new stats concerning the number of visitors to Illinois.

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Unlocking You Mobile Phone & the “Supermoon”

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to repeal the cell phone unlocking ban, which could set the stage for allowing consumers to take any mobile device to any wireless carrier…and check out the “Supermoon” if it’s not too cloudy.

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Speeding Up Deportation

Senate Democrats are expressing concern that the President Obama’s plans to speed up deportation of thousands of children crossing the southern border could hurt the careful review of the migrants cases and potentially return them to danger back home.

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IRS Scandal

The Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal just keeps getting messier.

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“All Shook Up”

Sophie Lanser and Jacob Deters Joey Joey to talk about the second show in the Springfield Muni season opening tomorrow…”All Shook Up”.

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Border Crossing Crisis

Republican lawmakers are calling for a change in the law so that many children crossing the U.S. border illegally could be deported more quickly.

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Houston Shooting & Israel

Hamas is sending rockets deeper into Israel…and a father allegedly opened fire in a Houston home killing four children and two adults who were with them.

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Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

Joey visits with Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin on the Springfield City Council meeting and another issue with the National Joint Powers Alliance.

Recent Headlines

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Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

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Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

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Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

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Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

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The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

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Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

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The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.