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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Illinois Basketball Museum to Open in Pontiac

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A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.

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Effingham Cross Draws Nearly 10k Visitors

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9,479 people visited the Cross at the Crossroads.

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Illinois Threatens to Withhold Funds if School Districts Don’t Test

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Chicago Public Schools have already declined to offer the PARCC assessment tests.

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Springfield Teen Taken Charged in Tuttle Murder

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A 16 year old Springfield youth has been charged with First Degree Murder in Tuttle's death.

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.