Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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President Obama on the VA Crisis

Gordon Deal with the Wall Street Journal this Morning has analysis of the Presidents news conference yesterday on the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Representative Tom Cross

Joey talks the state budget with Illinois treasurer candidate, and former House Minority Leader, Representative Tom Cross.

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Alderman Thielen on the City Council

Joey talks with ward 8 Alderman Kris Thielen about the new Springfield ward map and the continuing issues with the NAPA contract.

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Taxes Going Down in Sherman

Mayor Trevor Clatfelter joins Joey to discuss lower property taxes in the Village of Sherman.

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Another Scandal at the Capitol?

UIS Professor Dr. Kent Redfield talks with Joey about ethical questions concerning Governor Quinn’s former chief of staff.

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District 186 School Board President

Springfield School Board President Mike Zimmers joins Joey to discuss the schedule changes the board made last night.

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China Hacking Charges

The U.S. has leveled cyber theft charges against Chinese arm officers. Gordon Deal with the Wall Street Journal this Morning has the latest.

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Is Your Boat Dock Safe?

Molly Hall, Executive Director of SafeElectricity.Org Talks with Joey about making sure boats and docks are ready for the season, and how to avoid electric shock drowning.

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Are you Gluten Free?

Gluten free food is almost everywhere. Joey talks with Registered Dietician Sarah Lopinski about Celiac Disease.

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Another Massive Media Merger

Another media merger is on the horizon. Get the latest on that and the California wildfires with Gordon Deal with the Wall Street Journal this Morning.

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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.