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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Dog Park

The Washington Park Dog Park group is looking at a new location and working with the Franklin Park Neighborhood Association.Karen Hoelzer talks about the changes with Joey.

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Mike Lyons of CBS on Sgt. Bergdahl

Mike Lyons with CBS Radio News talks with joey on the latest with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier that was swapped for Taliban detainees.

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I-55 Reconstruction

Illinois Department of Transportation engineer Roger Driscoll gives Joey on the latest on the long term plans of the reconstruction of I-55 around Springfield.

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Prisoner Swapping and the Obama Administration

A classified briefing has been held for senators who are unhappy with how president Obama handled the release of sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, afraid of setting a bad precedent.

Ask the Mayor — June 4, 2014

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the city’s inspector general, the never-ending NAPA contract and potential uses for the Bel-Aire Motel… if it can be sold.

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Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter

Clatfelter joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the village’s video gambling extension, and how its public infrastructure fared in the wake of heavy thunderstorms.

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Ernie Goetsch of the National Weather Service

Meteorologist Ernie Goetsch updates WTAX’s Alex Degman on the latest weather information as heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to move through central Illinois.

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Alderman Jobe on the Bel-Aire Motel

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe joins Joey to talk about the Bel-Aire Motel being on the block, and finding new homes for its residents.

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The Illinois Coal Association on EPA Regulations

Joey has a conversation with Phil Gonet, President of the Illinois Coal Association on proposed EPA regulation limiting emissions.

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The Sierra Club of Illinois on EPA Regulation

Jack Darin Director of the Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club talks with joey about the proposed EPA regulations limiting emissions.

Recent Headlines

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Extension Sought for Medical Marijuana Program

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Medical marijuana has gotten off to a slow start in Illinois, so one state lawmaker wants to push back the finish line.

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SEIU Rallies to Find Funding for Child Care Program

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The program's money is about to run out, part of the current fiscal year's budget problems.

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U of I Asks Court to Dismiss Professor’s Lawsuit

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University lawyers say Steven Salaita had no "binding contract''.

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U.S. Court Declines to Decide Illinois Benefits Issue

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A federal appeals court in Chicago has declined to resolve a contentious issue over whether Illinois' constitution strictly bars the reduction of retiree benefits.

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Deere & Co. Prepares for Largest Revenue Drop Ever

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Sales are forecast to fall 17 percent this fiscal year from 2014.