Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Illinois Tourism

Joey talks with Jennifer Hoelzle, deputy director of the Illinois Office of Tourism on new stats concerning the number of visitors to Illinois.

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Unlocking You Mobile Phone & the “Supermoon”

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to repeal the cell phone unlocking ban, which could set the stage for allowing consumers to take any mobile device to any wireless carrier…and check out the “Supermoon” if it’s not too cloudy.

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Speeding Up Deportation

Senate Democrats are expressing concern that the President Obama’s plans to speed up deportation of thousands of children crossing the southern border could hurt the careful review of the migrants cases and potentially return them to danger back home.

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IRS Scandal

The Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal just keeps getting messier.

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“All Shook Up”

Sophie Lanser and Jacob Deters Joey Joey to talk about the second show in the Springfield Muni season opening tomorrow…”All Shook Up”.

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Border Crossing Crisis

Republican lawmakers are calling for a change in the law so that many children crossing the U.S. border illegally could be deported more quickly.

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Houston Shooting & Israel

Hamas is sending rockets deeper into Israel…and a father allegedly opened fire in a Houston home killing four children and two adults who were with them.

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Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

Joey visits with Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin on the Springfield City Council meeting and another issue with the National Joint Powers Alliance.

FILE - This March 12, 2014 file photo shows a drone landing after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem in New York. Brian Wilson, the owner, says he uses the aerial drone to document buildings, weddings and news events. The Federal Aviation Administration bars commercial use of drones no matter how seemingly benign. Officials say rules to address the special safety challenges associated with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they can share the sky with manned aircraft and final regulations could be years away. But tempting technology and an eager marketplace are outrunning the aviation agency's best intentions. Photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers, and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.

UAVs on the Farm

With the Precision Aerial Ag Show going on in Central Illinois, Stu Ellis joins Joey to talk about farmers exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on farms.

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4 billion dollars requested for Immigration Crisis

President Obama wants nearly 4 billion dollars in funding and legal changes to address the crisis involving the flow of families and children entering the U.S.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.