Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Art of Illinois Wine Festival

Megan Pressnall from the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association joins Joey to discuss the Art of Illinois Wine Festival this weekend in downtown Springfield.

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Old Capitol Farmers Market

Ann Frescura from Downtown Springfield Inc. visits with Joey on the opening day of the Old Capitol Farmers Market on Wednesday.

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Dee Dee Duffy – Educator of the Year

Joey visits with Dee Dee Duffy, recipient of the the Horace Mann Educator of the Year award.

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Adam Lopez on 186 School Board

Joey Talks with Adam Lopez, district 186 School Board Member on schedule changes and school funding.

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Jeff Vose Sangamon County Supt. of Schools

Jeff Vose, Sangamon County Regional Superintendent of Schools joins Joey to talk about school funding and Common Core.

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This Week at the Statehouse

Dave Dahl and Joey discuss this weeks happenings at the Illinois Statehouse.

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Kidzeum of Health & Science Update

Kidzeum Board President Rachael Thompson joins Joey to discuss the latest developments on the children’s museum coming to downtown Springfield.

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Sen. Manar on School Funding

State Senator Andy Manar joins Joey to talk about teaks being made to the education reform bill to gain bipartisan support.

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Rep. Rich Brauer

Joey talks with Representative Rich Brauer about the Legislative Audit Commission and it’s investigation into the Governor’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

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Illinois Products Farmers Market

Kendra Schilling from the Department of Ag and Patty Kuhn from Springfield Clinic join Joey to talk about the Illinois products Farmers Market at the State Fairgrounds.

Recent Headlines

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Illinois Video Gambling Revenue Doubles in Second Year

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The state made nearly $165 million in 2014 from video gambling

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Durbin: Consolidate 15 Federal Food Agencies Into One

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he hopes the fifth time’s the charm for legislation to create a new food safety agency.

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A Huge Benefit for a Taylorville Elementary School

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"Kids are well fed, happy, smiling and being themselves rather than being in a situation where their stomachs are empty, they have headaches and stomach aches, they may be nauseous."

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Rockford Facility for Juvenile Wards Closes

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A facility that houses wards of the state in Rockford is closing following a newspaper's reports of assault and other issues.

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Banner Year for SPI — Now What?

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Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport had one of its best years ever for passenger flights last year -- so what's next?