Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Did “Bridgegate” hurt Governor Christie?

Professor emeritus at the University of Illinois Springfield, Dr. Kent Redfield, joins Joey to talk about how Governor Chris Christie is handling the traffic gridlock scandal.

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Flips and flops with gubernatorial candidates on the minimum wage

Joey McLaughlin talks with John Gregory of the Illinois Radio Network about what the republican candidates for governor are saying about the minimum wage.

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Springfield Clinic celebrates 75 years by giving back.

Mark Kuhn and Patty Kuhn talk with Joey about how Springfield Clinic is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary by giving back to the community with GIVE75

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U.S. Senate candidate Doug Truax

Joey talks with Doug Truax who faces Jim Oberweis in the primary to see who will run against long time senator Senator Dick Durbin.

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Even without a Polar Vortex, winter can be dangerous!

Joey talks with Illinois Department of Health Director LaMar Hasbrouk about frostbite and hypothermia.

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Why isn’t Jennifer Gill the new District 186 superintendent yet?

Joey Talks with District 186 Superintendent designee about why things were not finalized last night at the school board meeting.

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What does the Governor’s disaster declaration mean?

Joey McLaughlin talks with Illinois Emergency Agency Director Jonathan Monken about Governor Quinn declaring the state a disaster area.

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Don’t let the cold freeze your pipes

Gary Hurley from City, Water, Light and Power joins Joey to talk about frozen pipes, and how to avoid them.

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A look at the Springfield city budget

Joey McLaughlin talks with the director of the Office of Budget and Management for the city of Springfield on the cities new budget.

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Credit card and identity theft.

Scott Mulford of the Illinois Attorney General’s office joins Joey McLaughlin to talk about identity theft.

Recent Headlines

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Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

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Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.

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Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

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Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.

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Durbin Envious of Scottish Independence Vote Turnout

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Not because it almost separated from the United Kingdom through a vote rather than a war, but because of how many voters turned out.

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SUV Rollover Crash at 11th/Jefferson Causes Injuries

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The crash happened around 12:45 Friday afternoon.

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Man Arrested in Connection With Rochester Body

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Bradley D. Perkins is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $250,000 bond.