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Morning Newswatch Podcasts


The Interview is Out — Now What?

The Wall Street Journal This Morning explores what’s next.


The Media Community in Springfield is a Strong One.

Alex Degman takes a few minutes to thank his direct competitor for taking time to remember Bob Murray, the long-time fixture in central Illinois media who died in February 2014.


Springfield Budget Director Bill McCarty

McCarty joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about upcoming budget discussions for FY 2016.


St. Louis Co. Police Chief Jon Belmar

Belmar briefs reporters Wednesday morning on an overnight incident in Berkeley.


Rabbi Mike Datz — An Interfaith Breakfast on Christmas Morning

Datz joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the 11th annual Interfaith Breakfast at Springfield’s Temple B’rith Sholom.

Morning Newswatch

Springfield Police Lt. Don Mumaw on NY shootings

Joey talks with Springfield Police Lt.Don Mumaw on reaction here to the shootings of two New York City police officers over the weekend.

Weekend Newswatch

Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter

Joey visits with Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter about rebates from TIF funds.


NY Mayor and police unions halt war of words

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio police unions in the city have agreed to end a war of words until two police officers shot this weekend are laid to rest.

Weekend Newswatch

Give the gift of life during the holidays

With so much to do, blood donations fall off during the holidays. Joey talks with Tara Matheson and Ana McFarland from the Central Illinois Community Blood Center.

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Are you ready for First Night?

President of the Springfield Area Arts Council Craig McFarland joined Joey to talk about the lineup for the 28th annual First Night Springfield.

Recent Headlines

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

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The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

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.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.