Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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DSI’s Upper Story Tour

Ann Frescura from Downtown Springfield Inc. joins Joey to talk about the opportunity to see some interesting and historic buildings on the Upper Story Tour.

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Alderman Edwards on Gambling Parlors

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards talks with Joey about the gaming ordinance that moved forward at the city council meeting last night.

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IEMA Director Monken

As storms rake the plains and south this week, IEMA Director Jonathon Monken joins me to talk with severe weather preparedness.

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Alderman Cahnman on the City Council

Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman joins Joey to discuss the opportunity to voice your opinion on the cities ward mapping tonight at the city council meeting, and on the cities gambling proposal which he things is illegal.

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Donald Sterling

Steve Futterman from CBS Radio News joins Joey to discuss the latest possible actions the NBA will take against Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers.

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Park Distric Budget

Springfield Park District Executive Director Derek Harms joins Joey to discuss the recently approved park district budget.

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Les Misérables in Concert

The Les Mis cast from the Muni last year is reuniting for a concert version of the show. It happens this weekend at the Hoogland. Joey talks with Jack McLaughlin (Joey’s son & Gavroche) and Gus Gordon (Thenardier) about the show.

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The State Dems Elect Madigan to Lead… But Not Unanimously

WTAX’s Dave Dahl and Alex Degman chat about the state central committee’s not-unanimous decision to appoint Speaker Madigan to lead the party.

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It’s Time to Preview the Illinois State Fair

Pam McFarland from the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Illinois State Fair joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about what’s new this year, what the theme is and who’s coming to the Grandstand.

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Kids College & community Education at LLCC

Joey talks with Jessica Ingold and Jim Grimes with Lincoln Land Community College about upcoming community education classes and summer activities with Kids College.

Recent Headlines

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Court Date Set to Determine State Retiree Healthcare Refunds

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The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance.

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Durbin: President Did Right Thing on Immigration

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Durbin tells Illinois colleagues to take action, not complain

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New Life For An Old River

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Thousands drive over the Sangamon River every day but, very few give it any thought

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Sangamon Co. Judge Declares Pension Overhaul Unconstitutional; State Will Appeal

FILE - in this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn hands off a pen during the signing of the pension overhaul legislation bill in Chicago. A Sangamon County judge's ruling Friday Nov. 21, 2014 on the constitutionality of the landmark Illinois pension overhaul could determine whether the matter is ultimately decided by the state Supreme Court. Looking on from left are: state Rep. Mike Zalewski, D-Riverside; Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington; Senate GOP leader Sen. Christine Radogno; Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville; Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs and House Speaker Michael Madigan. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Illinois has the worst-funded state pension systems in the U.S., with a roughly $100 billion shortfall.

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Illinois Killer’s Extradition Pending with Missouri Governor

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A Missouri prosecutor says convicted Illinois killer Nicholas Sheley's extradition paperwork remains with Gov. Jay Nixon.