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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter

Joey talks with Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter about the village’s budget surplus and progress on the new park in front of the Rail Golf Course.


The Iranian nuclear deal

In the complicated debate over the nuclear deal with Iran, there are four silent figures who are not directly part of the conversation, but now far from it either, but their roll might be growing.

Morning Newswatch

Illinois State Senator Andy Manar

Joey talks with Senator Andy Manar about the budget, who is being hurt now by the lack of one, and what it will take to get a budget deal.

Weekend Newswatch

The 2015 ‘Edgar Fellows’ class

Joey talks with the Director of the Office of Public Leadership at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Rick Wink about the Edgar Fellows Program and the announcement of the class of 2015.


The President and the Iran nuclear deal

It appears that an Arizona republican senator represents President Obama’s best shot at getting at least one GOP senate vote for his Iran nuclear accord, and it’s not John McCain. It’s Jeff Flake, who may be the one the administration needs to trumpet bi-partisan support for the agreement.

Morning Newswatch

Congressman Rodney Davis

Joey talks with Congressman Rodney Davis about the GMO labeling bill that the house passed last week, and about the Lafayette theater shooting.

Weekend Newswatch

WLL Radio’s Dave Cohen on the Lafayette theater shooting

Joey talks with WWL Radio’s Dave Cohen and the man who stood up in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater last week and began shooting indiscriminately into the crowd, killing two and wounding nine. Funerals will be held today for both of the women who were killed


The U.S. Army is preparing for the next Humvee

As the U.S. Army gets ready for the next war, are the days of the Humvee over?


Recycling electronics in Springfield

Joey talks with Springfield Public Works Director Mark Mahoney about last weekends recycling event that lead to traffic jams around the fair grounds, and how to get electronics recycled properly in the city.

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“With Firmness in the Right: Lincoln and the Jews” at the ALPLM

Joey talks with Museum Director at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Eileen Mackevich about the new exhibit at the ALPLM called “With Firmness in the Right: Lincoln and the Jews”

Recent Headlines

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Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit


Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

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Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

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Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

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Iran Deal Gives Durbin a Shot at Political Redemption


Dick Durbin leading effort to get votes in favor of nuclear deal with Iran.

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Munger Under Fire Over Outgoing State Funds

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State Senator Daniel Biss says the comptroller’s office is having trouble following court ordered payments to various groups.

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Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 23 and Kills 2 in Quincy VA Home

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is taking steps to prevent more people in a Quincy veterans’ home from contracting Legionnaires’ disease.