Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

McMenamin joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about underfunded police and fire pension funds and his revised proposal to deal with both of those issues.

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U.S. House Votes to Sue President Obama

The House voted to sue the president due, in part, to the perception he’s overstepping his bounds and isn’t upholding the law.

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.

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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.

Recent Headlines

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Gubernatorial Debates Set; No Springfield Plans

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Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Illinois' gubernatorial candidates will appear together at three traditional debates before November -- but not in the state capital.

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More Shootings on Springfield’s East Side

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RAYMOND CREWS

Another night, another couple of shootings

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Travel Advisory…Heavy Rains Close Some Roads

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Heavy rains close some roads in Springfield

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The Sniping Continues

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Vallas wants Rauner to come clean; Rauner accuses Quinn campaign of throwing up distractions

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State’s ACT Scores Are Close to National Average

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Significance: Illinois is one of only twelve states testing everybody