Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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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.

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New Life for Springfield’s Meisenbacher House

Court Conn joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about a new coffee shop opening in the landmark, saved from demolition in 2009.

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Springfield Ward 8 Alderman Kris Theilen

Theilen offers his opinion on the proposed $100,000 settlement between Calvin Christian III and the city of Springfield to settle a FOIA dispute.

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County Highway Engineer Tim Zahrn on Highway Conditions

Zahrn says for all intents and purposes, county roads look pretty good Monday morning.

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An Open-House Discussing High-Speed Rail on 3rd Street

IDOT’s Joe Schacter joins Alex Degman to talk about the forum, being held Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Springfield Hilton to go over the plans.

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Springfield School Board Member Scott MacFarland

MacFarland joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to update us on the superintendent search — it’s almost over, and the public should get involved at a forum this week.

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The Third Annual First Congregational UCC Cookie Walk

Pounds of cookies to benefit a local church that needs help? I’m not sure there’s a downside here.

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Steward Sandstrom talks Springfield Unemployment

Sandstrom talks with WTAX’s Alex Degman about what looks to be a pretty good report.

Recent Headlines

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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.

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Six Arrested in Pair of Sex Assaults

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Weekend crimes at SIUC