Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

school_bus

Springfield TIF district expires – What it means to Springfield Schools

Joey McLaughlin talks with interim District 186 School Superintendent Bob Lemming on the expiration of the Park South TIF district and what it means for schools.

gas stove

Citizens Utility Board on the Ameren gas hike

Joey talks with the Jim Chilson from the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on the new rate increase approval for Ameren.

municipal_east_2

Daniel Noll on the “Shred Gate” settlement

Daniel Noll, who was a member of the city’s legal team joins Joey to talk about the settlement with Calvin Christian over the shredding of police documents.

first night logo

First Night Springfield Preview

Get a preview of some of the new activities that are slated for this years First Night Springfield with Springfield Area Arts Council Executive Director, Penny Wollen Kriel.

An Update on the Auburn Ambulance Subscriber Program.

Joey talks with Dave Hallerberg, and gets an update on the Auburn Ambulance Subscriber Program.

bob_murray

An Open Letter from Bob Murray

Joey McLaughlin and Alex Degman read a letter from Bob Murray to Springfield and the central Illinois community, written as he battles aggressive brain cancer.

local_news_generic

The Minority Participation Plan is launched

The City of Springfield, Sangamon County and Hanson Professional Services Inc. have jointly launched the Minority Participation Plan to provide paid internship and networking to minority students. Joey talks with 6th Ward Alderman Cory Jobe.

downtown_springfield_generic_4

Downtown Springfield housing demand is studied

Joey talks with Downtown Springfield Inc. Executive Director Victoria Ringer about the latest on the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (S-DAT) recommendations and progress on new residential space.

local_news_generic

Tom Wolf of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Energy Council on Fracking

Tom discusses with Joey McLaughlin the latest on the hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” hearings being held around the state.

school board headquarters

Springfield School Board Member Adam Lopez

WTAX’s Alex Degman talks with Lopez about this evening’s school board meeting; they’re expected to approve a new temporary superintendent and a revised school day for the high schools.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Chicago Lawyer Named to Monitor IDOT Hiring

Noelle Brennan

Noelle Brennan appointed to monitor hiring practices at IDOT.

in Local

Illinois Quarantine for Those Who Touched Ebola Patients

Quarantine

IDPH calls for 21 day quarantine for those exposed to Ebola virus.

in Local

Illinois GOP Unhappy About Counting of Absentee Ballots

voter

State GOP alleges law is not being followed in counting of absentee ballots.

in Local

Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

gun

Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

in Local

Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

computer

Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world