Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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The State Dems Elect Madigan to Lead… But Not Unanimously

WTAX’s Dave Dahl and Alex Degman chat about the state central committee’s not-unanimous decision to appoint Speaker Madigan to lead the party.

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It’s Time to Preview the Illinois State Fair

Pam McFarland from the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Illinois State Fair joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about what’s new this year, what the theme is and who’s coming to the Grandstand.

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Kids College & community Education at LLCC

Joey talks with Jessica Ingold and Jim Grimes with Lincoln Land Community College about upcoming community education classes and summer activities with Kids College.

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V.P. Biden in the Ukraine

Joey talks with Mike Lyons of CBS News on Vice President Joe Biden’s visit with officials in Kiev.

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Boston Marathon

Heather Bosch from CBS Radio News joins Joey to talk about the Boston Marathon on year after the bombs.

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Springfield Gambling

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe Joins Joey to discuss a new ordinance that would slow the number of new gaming parlors in Springfield.

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Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer

Joey speaks with the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer, Kathleen Passanisi

Weekend Newswatch

Sangamon County Mumps

Joey talks with the Director of the Sangamon County Department of Public Health Jim Stone about a spike in mumps cases in the county.

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The Big Shred

Bill McMahon from Local First Springfield joins Joey to talk about how you can get rid of all of those documents you have been wanting to shred, all at one this weekend in the Salvation Army’s parking lot at 9th and Washington withe the “Big Shred!”

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Sen. Dale Righter on School Funding

State Senator Dale Righter joins Joey to talk about the school funding bill.

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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.