Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Red Cross emergency services

Joey McLaughlin talks with Capitol Area Red Cross Disaster Response Coordinator Glenn Fisher after a fire put a family.y out of their home on Thursday.

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The ALPLM has a new attraction in its new annex.

Chris Miller from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) talks with Joey about “Lincoln” the movie sets and props in Union Station, the new annex for the ALPLM.

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Sherman gets a $5,000 grant for roads

Mayor Trevor Clatfelter visits with Joey about a $5,000 grant from the Sangamon County Planning Commission, and economic development in Sherman.

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How healthy are the residents of Sangamon county?

Joey talks with Dr. David Steward, from the SIU School of Medicine’s Office of Community Health and Service about Sangamon County ranking as one of the unhealthiest counties in the state.

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Race relations in Springfield

Joey talks with Sandy Robinson with the Springfield Office of Community Relations about race relations in the city.

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You want an open internet, right?

Ray Schroeder, from the University of Illinois Springfield talks with Joey about a recently struck down ruling from the FCC might affect how you stream movies in your home.

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State Senator Sam McCann

Joey talks with State Senator Sam McCann on some of the latest headlines coming out of the Springfield.

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Tom Arnold visits the Morning Newswatch

Joey visits with Tom Arnold who is in town at Donnie B’s Comedy Club this weekend. Somehow cow farts come up in the conversation!

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Ball Charter School gears up for its lottery.

Principle Matt Fraas joins Joey McLaughlin to talk about the lottery process for getting kids into Ball Charter School for the upcoming year.

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A new challenger for the 96th legeslative district.

Joey McLaughlin talks with Landon Laubhan on entering the race on the republican ticket.

Recent Headlines

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Court Date Set to Determine State Retiree Healthcare Refunds

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The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance.

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Durbin: President Did Right Thing on Immigration

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Durbin tells Illinois colleagues to take action, not complain

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New Life For An Old River

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Thousands drive over the Sangamon River every day but, very few give it any thought

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Sangamon Co. Judge Declares Pension Overhaul Unconstitutional; State Will Appeal

FILE - in this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn hands off a pen during the signing of the pension overhaul legislation bill in Chicago. A Sangamon County judge's ruling Friday Nov. 21, 2014 on the constitutionality of the landmark Illinois pension overhaul could determine whether the matter is ultimately decided by the state Supreme Court. Looking on from left are: state Rep. Mike Zalewski, D-Riverside; Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington; Senate GOP leader Sen. Christine Radogno; Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville; Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs and House Speaker Michael Madigan. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Illinois has the worst-funded state pension systems in the U.S., with a roughly $100 billion shortfall.

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Illinois Killer’s Extradition Pending with Missouri Governor

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A Missouri prosecutor says convicted Illinois killer Nicholas Sheley's extradition paperwork remains with Gov. Jay Nixon.