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.

Recent Headlines

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Local Expert Favors Net Neutrality

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UIS expert says those without "deep pockets" will have equal access to internet.

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Rauner Holding Fast to Reallocation to Get Through Rest of the Fiscal Year

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The Governor holds General Assembly responsible for budget shortfalls.

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Winter Weather Advisory Effective 6PM Saturday – 6PM Sunday

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4 - 6 inches of snow expected in the area; snow emergency in effect at 7pm tonight in Springfield.

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Snow Emergency Declared in Springfield; Salt Supplies Plentiful

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The City of Springfield has declared another snow emergency -- it's in effect from 7:00 Saturday night through 7:00 Monday night.

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Quinn’s Back, Suggests Voters Have “Buyer’s Remorse” with Rauner

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Former Gov. Pat Quinn thinks Illinois may be feeling buyer’s remorse after hearing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget plan.