Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Weekend Newswatch

You can sill help Contact Ministries get kids “Ready for Success”

Joey talks with contact Ministries Transitional Shelter Director, Mia Woods about how you can still help gets kids read for school with the “Ready for Success” program.


Government email addresses showing up in Ashley Madison hack leak

Marriage counselors might want to set up shop in the federal government.


Back-to-school tech with CNETs Brian Cooley

Joey talks with CNET Editor at Large Brian Cooley about the latest and greatest in back-to-school technology your kid might want and need.

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The latest on the unrest in St. Louis overnight

Joey talks with Michael Calhoun with CBS Radio News and KMOX radio in St. Louis about arrests in St. Louis as demonstrators gathered last night to protest the fatal police shooting just hours earlier of a black 18-year-old who police say pulled a gun on them.


Sherman Village President Trevor Clatfelter on the Rail Point Development

Joey talks with Sherman Village President Trevor Clatfelter about the public hearing on the proposed Business Development District in the Rail Point Development, and the proposed 1% additional sales tax for the district.

Morning Newswatch

Springfield Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner

Joey talks with Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner about her ‘no’ vote on an ordinance banning residents on the lake from leasing/renting their homes for less than six months without approval from the mayor, the CWLP rate restructuring plan, and Hunter Lake.

Weekend Newswatch

He ran nearly 170 miles to bring awareness to autism funding

Joey talks with Jason Swan of Southern Illinois who ran about 168 miles from an autism clinic at SIU to The Autism Program (TAP) in Springfield to raise awareness about autism and the importance of funding TAP, especially in light of the state’s budget stalemate.


Approval for the ‘Little Pink Pill’

The first drug designed to treat a woman’s low sex drive has received approval from the government.

Morning Newswatch

How long can Illinois go on without a budget?

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Professor Dr. Kent Redfield about how long the state can go on without a budget, and if there is hope that some movement can be made soon.

Weekend Newswatch

District 186 Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks with Springfield District 186 School Board President about the meeting last night, career and technical education and the AVID program.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

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Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

4 hours ago in Local

AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

4 hours ago in Local

House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

4 hours ago in Local

Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving


The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.

5 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers Discuss Gun Ownership and Mental Health


Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.