Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman

Cahnman talks about ward maps and pensions.

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Stuff the Bus is This Weekend!

Paul Wappel, Community Relations Director for Horace Mann, joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about this weekend’s event to benefit Springfield School District 186.

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Congressman Rodney Davis

Davis joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about his vote to sue the president, plus what *didn’t* get done ahead of the August recess.

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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

Recent Headlines

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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.