Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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WTAX’s Dave Dahl talks with U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria)

They discuss the budget and the pending farm bill action that needs to take place.

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Jennifer Gill talks with WTAX’s Kirk Farah

The superintendent-select talks with Farah about her goals for the district once hired next month.

First Night Springfield is Getting Closer

Craig MacFarland joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the annual event promoting the arts in downtown Springfield.

School Board Member Scott MacFarland

MacFarland joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to recap the public forum looking for a new Springfield superintendent.

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A Federal Budget Deal?

The Wall Street Journal Report takes us through a potential federal budget compromise that’s facing considerable conservative opposition.

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ICC Orders Reduction of Ameren Electricity Delivery Rates

ICC spokesman Beth Bosch explains what went into the decision, and hints at what the ICC is thinking in terms of natural gas delivery rates.

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Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

McMenamin talks about his proposed ordinance to limit aldermanic pay raises to 1 percent over a four year term.

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New Life for Springfield’s Meisenbacher House

Court Conn joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about a new coffee shop opening in the landmark, saved from demolition in 2009.

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Springfield Ward 8 Alderman Kris Theilen

Theilen offers his opinion on the proposed $100,000 settlement between Calvin Christian III and the city of Springfield to settle a FOIA dispute.

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County Highway Engineer Tim Zahrn on Highway Conditions

Zahrn says for all intents and purposes, county roads look pretty good Monday morning.

Recent Headlines

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Chicago Lawyer Named to Monitor IDOT Hiring

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Noelle Brennan appointed to monitor hiring practices at IDOT.

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Illinois Quarantine for Those Who Touched Ebola Patients

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

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Illinois GOP Unhappy About Counting of Absentee Ballots

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

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

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

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Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

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