Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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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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V.P. Biden in the Ukraine

Joey talks with Mike Lyons of CBS News on Vice President Joe Biden’s visit with officials in Kiev.

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Boston Marathon

Heather Bosch from CBS Radio News joins Joey to talk about the Boston Marathon on year after the bombs.

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Springfield Gambling

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe Joins Joey to discuss a new ordinance that would slow the number of new gaming parlors in Springfield.

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Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer

Joey speaks with the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer, Kathleen Passanisi

Weekend Newswatch

Sangamon County Mumps

Joey talks with the Director of the Sangamon County Department of Public Health Jim Stone about a spike in mumps cases in the county.

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The Big Shred

Bill McMahon from Local First Springfield joins Joey to talk about how you can get rid of all of those documents you have been wanting to shred, all at one this weekend in the Salvation Army’s parking lot at 9th and Washington withe the “Big Shred!”

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Sen. Dale Righter on School Funding

State Senator Dale Righter joins Joey to talk about the school funding bill.

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Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter

Clatfelter joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about future road work and a plan to pay for it.

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Local Control of Charter Schools Passes House

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The authority to establish a charter school would belong to the local school board, under a bill which passed the…

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New Panel Will Examine Budgeting

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Expects governor to defend cuts, describe process

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Springfield School Board Opposed to Anti-Gay Conversion Therapy Measure

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The Springfield Public School Board supports the idea of banning what's called "gay conversion therapy" in minors-- but they don't support the idea of telling lawmakers to ban it.

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$2.7 Million Headed to Fight Illinois Veteran Homelessness, $56k to Springfield

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$2.7 million in federal grants will go to housing hundreds of homeless veterans in Illinois.

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Police Investigate Two Shootings in Grandview

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The Sangamon County Sheriffs Department is helping Grandview Police Investigate two separate shooting incidents within hours of each other Sunday.