Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Problems at the VA

The problems are mounting for the Department of Veterans Affairs, including improper procedures for scheduling patient appointments, and efforts to hide excessive wait times.

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Alderman Frank Edwards

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards talks with Joey about the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday night in Springfield.

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Representative Rich Brauer

Joey talks with Representative Rich Brauer on the budget and school funding in the closing days of the spring session.

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“Diary of Anne Frank” at TIP

Joey talks with Kari Catton and Susan Jeffers about the “Diary of Anne Frank” opening this weekend at Theater in the Park.

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Troops in Afghanistan

President Obama has announced a plans to keep a force of 98 hundred in Afghanistan next year but withdraw it by the end of 2016.

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Sen. Manar on School Funding

State Senator Andy Manar talks with Joey about Senate Bill 16 on school funding that should get called for a vote today.

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Missing Nigerian Girls

Joey talks with Steve Lyons from CBS News on the announcement by the Nigerian Air Defense Minister that the missing Nigerian girls have been found.

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Morning Brief

The latest on that shooting in California and the Veterans Administration with the Wall Street Journal this Morning’s Gordon Deal.

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Wreaths Across America

David McKnelly with the local chapter of Wreaths Across America talks with Joey about the start of this years fund raising campaign to get wreaths on the graves of those heroes at Camp Butler Cemetery.

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The ACA and Small Business

Many small businesses won a reprieve on providing health insurance under the affordable care act until 2015 or beyond.

Recent Headlines

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Local Expert Favors Net Neutrality

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UIS expert says those without "deep pockets" will have equal access to internet.

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Rauner Holding Fast to Reallocation to Get Through Rest of the Fiscal Year

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The Governor holds General Assembly responsible for budget shortfalls.

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Winter Weather Advisory Effective 6PM Saturday – 6PM Sunday

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4 - 6 inches of snow expected in the area; snow emergency in effect at 7pm tonight in Springfield.

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Snow Emergency Declared in Springfield; Salt Supplies Plentiful

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The City of Springfield has declared another snow emergency -- it's in effect from 7:00 Saturday night through 7:00 Monday night.

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Quinn’s Back, Suggests Voters Have “Buyer’s Remorse” with Rauner

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Former Gov. Pat Quinn thinks Illinois may be feeling buyer’s remorse after hearing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget plan.