Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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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.

Morning Newswatch

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.

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Gaza Strip

Some say last night was the busiest one yet of Israel’s effort to knock out the military equipment and tunnel network of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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Syria & War Crimes

U.S. investigators now believe that at least 10 thousand people were tortured and killed between 2011 and 2013 in Syria as part of a crackdown on opponents of Syrian president Assad.

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Durbin Disappointed in Quick Fixes for Highway Funding and Import Export Bank

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Dick Durbin hopes those issues will be addressed when Congress returns in September.

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Kelly Contemplates Another Run for Office

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William Kelly has run for several offices and says the Illinois GOP has gotten away from it's values.

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Hastert Closes PAC, Moves Money to Legal Defense Fund

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Former Speaker of the House under investigation for violating banking laws and lying to the FBI.

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Task Force Hopes to Help Mitsubishi and It’s Employees

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Task force includes Governor Rauner and Congressmen Durbin, Kirk, and Rodney Davis.

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St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

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Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.