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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch

Illinois State Senator Andy Manar

Joey talks with Senator Andy Manar about the budget, who is being hurt now by the lack of one, and what it will take to get a budget deal.

Weekend Newswatch

The 2015 ‘Edgar Fellows’ class

Joey talks with the Director of the Office of Public Leadership at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Rick Wink about the Edgar Fellows Program and the announcement of the class of 2015.


The President and the Iran nuclear deal

It appears that an Arizona republican senator represents President Obama’s best shot at getting at least one GOP senate vote for his Iran nuclear accord, and it’s not John McCain. It’s Jeff Flake, who may be the one the administration needs to trumpet bi-partisan support for the agreement.

Morning Newswatch

Congressman Rodney Davis

Joey talks with Congressman Rodney Davis about the GMO labeling bill that the house passed last week, and about the Lafayette theater shooting.

Weekend Newswatch

WLL Radio’s Dave Cohen on the Lafayette theater shooting

Joey talks with WWL Radio’s Dave Cohen and the man who stood up in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater last week and began shooting indiscriminately into the crowd, killing two and wounding nine. Funerals will be held today for both of the women who were killed


The U.S. Army is preparing for the next Humvee

As the U.S. Army gets ready for the next war, are the days of the Humvee over?


Recycling electronics in Springfield

Joey talks with Springfield Public Works Director Mark Mahoney about last weekends recycling event that lead to traffic jams around the fair grounds, and how to get electronics recycled properly in the city.

Morning Newswatch

“With Firmness in the Right: Lincoln and the Jews” at the ALPLM

Joey talks with Museum Director at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Eileen Mackevich about the new exhibit at the ALPLM called “With Firmness in the Right: Lincoln and the Jews”

Weekend Newswatch

The Cannabis Patient Advocacy Coalition

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, Kurt Florian, on the formation of the Cannabis Patient Advocacy Coalition.

Weekend Newswatch

Representative Raymond Poe

Joey talks with Representative Raymond Poe about the budget impasse and how to find a solution to it.

Recent Headlines

4 hours ago in Local

UIS Breaks Ground on Student Union

5-4-16 UIS Groundbreaking

Ground has been broken on what is being referred to as the "Living Room" for the students of the University of Illinois Springfield.

5 hours ago in Local

Aeropostale to Close Springfield, Forsyth Stores


Aeropostale files for Chapter 11.

5 hours ago in Local

Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

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.

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.

5 hours ago in Local

Trial Set for 2 of 6 Men Accused of Dismembering Woman’s Body

Champaign Police Murder Arrests WAND

Two of the six men charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman will be held for trial after a judge heard testimony from a detective.

6 hours ago in Local

Death Knell for Graduated Income Tax


Sponsors blame Rauner