Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Who is ISIS?

The Islamic militant group ISIS is making made more progress in Iraq…but who is behind the group?

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Gas Prices and Iraq

Expect to reach deeper into your pocket due to unrest in Iraq, and what about U.S. Embassy personnel in Iraq.

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Risky Teen Behavior

If it’s not one risky behavior for teens…it’s another. A new study shows parents don’t have to worry so much about smoking and drinking…but texting while driving is rampant among teens. And there was a major security flaw in Gmail.

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Teacher Tenure

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Bill Phillips about how the California Decision might affect teachers in Illinois

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Illinois Bears

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller joins Joey to talk about bears in Illinois.

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Iraq

The situation in Iraq is deteriorating quickly. How will the United State react?

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The Economy

The economy is slowly improving, but when will wage growth be strong enough to signal that labor market is back to normal?

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Springfield Muni

The Springfield Muni season opens this Friday night with “The Sound of Music” for a three weekend run.

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Eric Cantor Will Leave Leadership

Virginia congressman Eric Cantor, the number two house republican will surrender his post as majority leader at the end of July following his surprise primary defeat.

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Secretary of Defense Grilled at the House

In his first public appearance since the swap of Taliban for Bowe Bergdahl, Defense Secretary spent three hours being grilled by the house armed services committee yesterday.

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City Needs Extra $3.5 Million to Cover Healthcare Costs

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It appears health care costs for city of Springfield employees went over budget by more than three million dollars this fiscal year.

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Lincoln Woman Gets Prison Time: Embezzles Two Million Dollars

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A Lincoln woman will serve nearly 4 years in prison for embezzling two million dollars over 17 years.

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Rauner Pushes “Right to Work” Zones

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”

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Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Cut GA, Officer Salaries

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An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.

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Portions of MacArthur Blvd. Closed due to Sewer Cave In

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Portions of southbound MacArthur Blvd. are down to one lane due to a sewer cave in.