Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

An Update on the Auburn Ambulance Subscriber Program.

Joey talks with Dave Hallerberg, and gets an update on the Auburn Ambulance Subscriber Program.

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An Open Letter from Bob Murray

Joey McLaughlin and Alex Degman read a letter from Bob Murray to Springfield and the central Illinois community, written as he battles aggressive brain cancer.

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The Minority Participation Plan is launched

The City of Springfield, Sangamon County and Hanson Professional Services Inc. have jointly launched the Minority Participation Plan to provide paid internship and networking to minority students. Joey talks with 6th Ward Alderman Cory Jobe.

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Downtown Springfield housing demand is studied

Joey talks with Downtown Springfield Inc. Executive Director Victoria Ringer about the latest on the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (S-DAT) recommendations and progress on new residential space.

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Tom Wolf of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Energy Council on Fracking

Tom discusses with Joey McLaughlin the latest on the hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” hearings being held around the state.

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Springfield School Board Member Adam Lopez

WTAX’s Alex Degman talks with Lopez about this evening’s school board meeting; they’re expected to approve a new temporary superintendent and a revised school day for the high schools.

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WTAX’s Dave Dahl talks with U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria)

They discuss the budget and the pending farm bill action that needs to take place.

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Jennifer Gill talks with WTAX’s Kirk Farah

The superintendent-select talks with Farah about her goals for the district once hired next month.

First Night Springfield is Getting Closer

Craig MacFarland joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the annual event promoting the arts in downtown Springfield.

School Board Member Scott MacFarland

MacFarland joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to recap the public forum looking for a new Springfield superintendent.

Recent Headlines

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U.S. Attorney James Lewis: Racially Biased?

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Questions have been raised about possible racial bias on behalf of U.S. Attorney James Lewis.

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Cattle Rustling: 18-year-old Gets 180 Days In Jail

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18-Year-Old gets 180 days in jail for taking part in cattle rustling.

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Cuba Relations: Could Be Boon For Illinois Farmers

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A relationship with Cuba could mean up to $7 million more a year for Illinois Farmers.

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Prison Lockdown: Chicken Pox To Blame

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Chicken Pox has locked down Illinois prisons.

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Illinois Tollway Expects Spike in Holiday Traffic

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Free coffee will also be available at tollway oases.