Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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South Korean Ferry Disaster

The president of South Korea says she is accepting responsibility for her governments poor handling of last months ferry disaster which let more than 300 people dead or missing.

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Rep. Brauer on the Budget

Representative Brauer joins Joey to discuss the passing of numerous spending bills at the Capitol Thursday.

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Caitol Roundup

Dave Dahl joins Joey to discuss the happenings on a busy week at the Illinois State Capitol.

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Wildfires & Turkey Mine Explosion

Gordon Deal with the Wall Street Journal This Morning get’s you caught up on the California wildfires and the latest on that mine explosion in Turkey.

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Pension Reform on Hold!

AFSCME Council 31 executive director Henry Bayer joins Joey to talk about a Sangamon County judges order halting the pension reform in the state.

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Bill gives yet another chance for DUI offenders

Joey discusses a bill that would give those with four DIU offenses another chance a getting behind the wheel with the bills sponsor Representative Elaine Nekritz.

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Alderman Frank Edwards on the NAPA contract

Joey talks with Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards on the situation surrounding the NAPA contract and the city garage consolidation.

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IDPH Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck on MERS

Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health talks with Joey about the MERS virus.

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Art of Illinois Wine Festival

Megan Pressnall from the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association joins Joey to discuss the Art of Illinois Wine Festival this weekend in downtown Springfield.

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Old Capitol Farmers Market

Ann Frescura from Downtown Springfield Inc. visits with Joey on the opening day of the Old Capitol Farmers Market on Wednesday.

Recent Headlines

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Senators Say Real ID Is Not a Real Good Idea

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Federal act does not gain favor with senators

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Clean Jobs Bill Examined

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Citizens Utility Board pushes bill

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Schakowsky: Revamp Income Tax to Hit Millionaires Harder

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Right now, $413,200 puts you in the top tax bracket

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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.