Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards

Joey talks with Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards about the city council meeting last night and decisions on PILOT funds, and the Bel Aire.

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More Sanctions for Russia

The U.S. and the European Union had adopted new and sweeping economic sanctions against Russia for events in the conflict against Ukraine.

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The Gaza Strip

Fifteen people have reportedly died today after a explosions struck a United Nations school being used as a shelter for displace Palestinians. Hamas is blaming Israel and Israel is investigating.

Weekend Newswatch

Keep Kids in School Coalition

Dr. Tracy Milbandt, Division Chief of General Pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine talks with Joey about the effort to make sure kids get physicals and immunizations before school starts.

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Redneck Fishing Tourney

Mike Chrysler joins Joey to talk about the Redneck Fishing Tournament that is coming up in Bath this weekend. Ger more into here – originalrednickfishingtournament.com

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Russia & Malaysian Flight MH17

The U.S. is accusing Russia of violating a 27 year old missile treaty, and investigators are still unable to get to the Malaysian flight MH17 crash site.

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Gaza Strip

Some say last night was the busiest one yet of Israel’s effort to knock out the military equipment and tunnel network of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Morning Newswatch

Syria & War Crimes

U.S. investigators now believe that at least 10 thousand people were tortured and killed between 2011 and 2013 in Syria as part of a crackdown on opponents of Syrian president Assad.

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Russia and Ukraine

The U.S. says it has proof of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, and the latest on Malaysian flight MH17’s black boxes.

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Broken Truce

Another truce has been broken in the Gaza strip.

Recent Headlines

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City Council Candidates Propose Pillsbury Solution

4-1-15 Pillsbury

The two candidates for Ward Four alderman in Springfield disagree on how important it is to do something with the former Pillsbury plant.

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Springfield Aldermen Avoid Pension Fix

3-31-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council has essentially punted on eliminating a city retirement incentive that allows unused vacation and sick time to be counted toward their pension contribution.

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Girl Found, Jail Escapee Still Wanted

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A 15-year-old girl who was thought to be with a man who escaped from a Kankakee jail Wednesday morning after allegedly beating a jailer has been found.

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Davis Visits Clinton Power Plant, Talks Gifford Tornado

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The nuclear power plant at Clinton is an important economic engine for Downstate Illinois, says U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

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Illinois: 2,000 Legal for Medical Marijuana

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There are now officially 2,000 people in Illinois who will be allowed to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.