Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Food, Glorious Food!

Joey talks with Jennifer Tirey about the Illinois Products Expo happening at the Orr Building on the State Fair Grounds this weekend.

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Memories of Bob Murray with Michelle Eccles and Gus Gordon

Gus Gordon from the Hoogland Center for the Arts and former WTAX News and Program Director Michell Eccles join Joey to remember Bob.

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Memories of Bob Murry with Raymond Poe and Mayor Houston

State Representative Raymond Poe and Springfield Mayor Mike Houston join Joey to talk about Bob.

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Memories of Bob Murray with Ron Rector

Former WAND Sports Director Ron Rector joins Joey to remember Bob.

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Memories of Bob Murray with Lee Davis

Joey visits with former chief meteorologist at WAND-TV Lee Davis.

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It’s Almost Tax Time!

Sue Hofer form the Illinois Department of Revenue talks taxes with Joey McLaughlin….are yours done yet?

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Are Allergies Killing School Snacktime?

Michelle Eccles from Horace Mann joins Joey to talk about new research about how teachers are dealing with allergies when it comes to school treats.

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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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City Needs Extra $3.5 Million to Cover Healthcare Costs

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It appears health care costs for city of Springfield employees went over budget by more than three million dollars this fiscal year.

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Lincoln Woman Gets Prison Time: Embezzles Two Million Dollars

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A Lincoln woman will serve nearly 4 years in prison for embezzling two million dollars over 17 years.

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Rauner Pushes “Right to Work” Zones

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.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”

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Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Cut GA, Officer Salaries

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An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.

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Portions of MacArthur Blvd. Closed due to Sewer Cave In

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Portions of southbound MacArthur Blvd. are down to one lane due to a sewer cave in.