Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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DSI’s Upper Story Tour

Ann Frescura from Downtown Springfield Inc. joins Joey to talk about the opportunity to see some interesting and historic buildings on the Upper Story Tour.

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Alderman Edwards on Gambling Parlors

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards talks with Joey about the gaming ordinance that moved forward at the city council meeting last night.

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IEMA Director Monken

As storms rake the plains and south this week, IEMA Director Jonathon Monken joins me to talk with severe weather preparedness.

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Alderman Cahnman on the City Council

Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman joins Joey to discuss the opportunity to voice your opinion on the cities ward mapping tonight at the city council meeting, and on the cities gambling proposal which he things is illegal.

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Donald Sterling

Steve Futterman from CBS Radio News joins Joey to discuss the latest possible actions the NBA will take against Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers.

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Park Distric Budget

Springfield Park District Executive Director Derek Harms joins Joey to discuss the recently approved park district budget.

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Les Misérables in Concert

The Les Mis cast from the Muni last year is reuniting for a concert version of the show. It happens this weekend at the Hoogland. Joey talks with Jack McLaughlin (Joey’s son & Gavroche) and Gus Gordon (Thenardier) about the show.

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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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United Way Sees Increase in Giving

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This year's annual campaign has raised more money.

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Sangamon CEO Program Touts Success

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It's almost two years old, and the Sangamon CEO program says they've had more success than they could ever have imagined.

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Three Arrested in Pawnee on Meth Charges

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The Sangamon County Drug Interdiction Response Team, or DIRT, is reporting some meth arrests in Pawnee.

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39 Percent of Rural Illinois Without High Speed Internet Access

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Thirty-nine percent of people in rural parts of Illinois have no access to high-speed Internet service.

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Reid Supports Schumer, Not Durbin, For Senate Minority Leader

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is praising Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid as "one of the ablest leaders of the Senate Democratic caucus in modern history.''