Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Downtown Springfield housing demand is studied

Joey talks with Downtown Springfield Inc. Executive Director Victoria Ringer about the latest on the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (S-DAT) recommendations and progress on new residential space.

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Tom Wolf of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Energy Council on Fracking

Tom discusses with Joey McLaughlin the latest on the hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” hearings being held around the state.

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Springfield School Board Member Adam Lopez

WTAX’s Alex Degman talks with Lopez about this evening’s school board meeting; they’re expected to approve a new temporary superintendent and a revised school day for the high schools.

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WTAX’s Dave Dahl talks with U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria)

They discuss the budget and the pending farm bill action that needs to take place.

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Jennifer Gill talks with WTAX’s Kirk Farah

The superintendent-select talks with Farah about her goals for the district once hired next month.

First Night Springfield is Getting Closer

Craig MacFarland joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the annual event promoting the arts in downtown Springfield.

School Board Member Scott MacFarland

MacFarland joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to recap the public forum looking for a new Springfield superintendent.

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A Federal Budget Deal?

The Wall Street Journal Report takes us through a potential federal budget compromise that’s facing considerable conservative opposition.

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ICC Orders Reduction of Ameren Electricity Delivery Rates

ICC spokesman Beth Bosch explains what went into the decision, and hints at what the ICC is thinking in terms of natural gas delivery rates.

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Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

McMenamin talks about his proposed ordinance to limit aldermanic pay raises to 1 percent over a four year term.

Recent Headlines

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St. John’s Shifting Its Psychiatric Focus

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Psychiatric ward will focus on elderly patients

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Classes Resume at North Mac Intermediate School Carbon Monoxide Free

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Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls; Quickly Turns to Political Fodder

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Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent.

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Libertarian Gov. Candidate to Stay on November Ballot

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A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Rauner: Ethics Problems Are Quinn’s, Not Mine

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Rauner's firm owned a company which settled fraud charges with Georgia