Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Stuff the Bus is This Weekend!

Paul Wappel, Community Relations Director for Horace Mann, joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about this weekend’s event to benefit Springfield School District 186.

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Congressman Rodney Davis

Davis joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about his vote to sue the president, plus what *didn’t* get done ahead of the August recess.

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Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

McMenamin joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about underfunded police and fire pension funds and his revised proposal to deal with both of those issues.

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U.S. House Votes to Sue President Obama

The House voted to sue the president due, in part, to the perception he’s overstepping his bounds and isn’t upholding the law.

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Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards

Joey talks with Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards about the city council meeting last night and decisions on PILOT funds, and the Bel Aire.

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More Sanctions for Russia

The U.S. and the European Union had adopted new and sweeping economic sanctions against Russia for events in the conflict against Ukraine.

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The Gaza Strip

Fifteen people have reportedly died today after a explosions struck a United Nations school being used as a shelter for displace Palestinians. Hamas is blaming Israel and Israel is investigating.

Weekend Newswatch

Keep Kids in School Coalition

Dr. Tracy Milbandt, Division Chief of General Pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine talks with Joey about the effort to make sure kids get physicals and immunizations before school starts.

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Redneck Fishing Tourney

Mike Chrysler joins Joey to talk about the Redneck Fishing Tournament that is coming up in Bath this weekend. Ger more into here – originalrednickfishingtournament.com

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Russia & Malaysian Flight MH17

The U.S. is accusing Russia of violating a 27 year old missile treaty, and investigators are still unable to get to the Malaysian flight MH17 crash site.

Recent Headlines

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Cameras and Microphones Could Be Used in Sangamon Co. Trial Coverage

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There could be extended coverage of Sangamon County's court system coming to a radio or television near you.

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Manar: Rauner Has Changed During Budget Process

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One local lawmaker says it's not the same Governor Bruce Rauner talking about the budget now as it was a few months ago.

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State Police, IDOT Give R-E-S-P-E-C-T — and H-E-L-P — to Aretha Franklin

New York premiere of 'Selma' at Ziegfeld Theater - Red carpet arrivals

Featuring: Aretha Franklin
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 14 Dec 2014
Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

Aretha Franklin's spokesman says the Queen of Soul is grateful to the state of Illinois for its help when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago.

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Mel Reynolds No-Show for Arraignment

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Former U.S. Congressman Mel Reynolds has failed to appear at a scheduled arraignment to enter a plea on federal tax charges.

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Iowa Prisoner Used Pipes to Escape

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Authorities say an Iowa inmate later caught in Henry County, Illinois managed to escape from one of the state's most secure cells by sneaking through the building's piping and onto the roof.