Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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What is the state of Illinois wine?

Joey talks with Jennifer Montgomery, the new Executive Director Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Association, about the Illinois wine industry.

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Oil prices are good news for President Obama

President Obama is looking for some good news heading into the new year, and he is getting some from oil prices.

Matt Koch, vice president at the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy

Joey talks with Matt Koch about energy in Illinois and how well Illinois is positioned for the future.

Weekend Newswatch

Mike Lyons on the failed weekend hostage rescue

Protests continued over the weekend over gran jury decisions, and Mike Lyons talks about the failed U.S. hostage rescue.

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Weekend protests continue over grand jury decisions

It was another weekend of protests around the country over police violence following grand jury divisions in New York and Missouri not to indict white police officers involved in the deaths of two black men.

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Degman Responds to Critics

Alex Degman took some heat this week for his commentary on the New York City situation in which a NYC police officer is seen choking Eric Garner, who later died.

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Frank Edwards, City Treasurer Candidate, Responds to Candidacy Challenge

Springfield’s Ward 1 Alderman is responding to a critic who says he can’t hold the office of city treasurer due to a conflict of interest.

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Falling Gas Prices = No More Springfield Bump?

Alex Degman talks with Bill Flieschli of the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association about why gas prices have been so stable lately, and why they continue to fall.

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Continued Fallout from the Death of Eric Garner

The Wall Street Journal This Morning reports.

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Wrapping Up the “Action” of Fall Veto Session

WTAX’s Alex Degman wraps up the fall veto action with Dave Dahl… the word “action” is used loosely.

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Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

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Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

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Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

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Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

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Iran Deal Gives Durbin a Shot at Political Redemption

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Dick Durbin leading effort to get votes in favor of nuclear deal with Iran.

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Munger Under Fire Over Outgoing State Funds

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State Senator Daniel Biss says the comptroller’s office is having trouble following court ordered payments to various groups.

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Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 23 and Kills 2 in Quincy VA Home

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is taking steps to prevent more people in a Quincy veterans’ home from contracting Legionnaires’ disease.