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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Springfield City Budget

Springfield’s Office of Budget and Management Director Bill McCarty talks with Joey about the ongoing Springfield budget process.

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The Ag Census Shows Fewer Illinois Farms

Joey McLaughlin talks with John Hawkins form the Illinois Farm Bureau about the 2012 Ag Census about the state of agriculture in the state.

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The Water Project

Lincoln Magnet School is teaching students about safe water. And you can provide water for one child, just by staying off of your phone. Teacher Ashely Wankel from Lincoln Magnet School talks with Joey about it.

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Springfield Police Chief

Joey talks with Springfield’s Police Chief Kenny Winslow about his future and the future of the police department.

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Park District Executive Director Contract Finalized

Joey talks with Springfield Park District Board President about finalizing Interim Executive Director Derek Harm’s contract.

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Child Death Rates from Car Crashes is Lower

IDOT’s Jennifer Toney talks with Joey on a new government report that says death rates for children are down because of car seats.

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Bullying in District 186

Joey McLaughlin talks with Rick Sanders Director of School Support talks about how district 186 deals with bullying.

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Are Potholes Breaking Your Car?

Joey Talks with Chad Loy with Brahler Tire and Auto Center about all of those potholes that litter the streets, and the toll they take on your car.

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Frank Edwards on the City Council Meeting

Alderman Frank Edwards joins Joey to talk about the brief hiccup before approving Chief Winslow, and the city budget.

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The Gubernatorial Debate

Joey is joined by WTAX’s Alex Degman, a panelist at the most recent gubernatorial debate, to see if there were any surprises, and if the candidates stayed civil to one another.

Recent Headlines

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Fire Displaces Seven

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No injuries reported

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Report: State Unemployment Rate Drops Again

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Lowest in more than 6 years

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State Lawmakers May Return to Springfield Earlier Than Planned

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But will Senate and House leaders agree?

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Jacksonville Area Teacher Arrested

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ISP working with Morgan County State's Attorney

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Durbin Weighs in on Cuba Relations

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For the the first time since 1961, the United States is moving towards official diplomatic relations with Cuba — and…