Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Troops in Afghanistan

President Obama has announced a plans to keep a force of 98 hundred in Afghanistan next year but withdraw it by the end of 2016.

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Sen. Manar on School Funding

State Senator Andy Manar talks with Joey about Senate Bill 16 on school funding that should get called for a vote today.

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Missing Nigerian Girls

Joey talks with Steve Lyons from CBS News on the announcement by the Nigerian Air Defense Minister that the missing Nigerian girls have been found.

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Morning Brief

The latest on that shooting in California and the Veterans Administration with the Wall Street Journal this Morning’s Gordon Deal.

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Wreaths Across America

David McKnelly with the local chapter of Wreaths Across America talks with Joey about the start of this years fund raising campaign to get wreaths on the graves of those heroes at Camp Butler Cemetery.

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The ACA and Small Business

Many small businesses won a reprieve on providing health insurance under the affordable care act until 2015 or beyond.

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New Lung Treatment

There could be good news on the horizon for those suffering from COPD.

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Voter Discontent

For all the measures showing that, as voters we want fresh faces, the primary election season so far for leaving…

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The Springfield Mile

Rider Jared Mees joins Joey to talk about the AMA races at the Springfield Mile this weekend.

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Swimming Pool Electrical Safety

With swimming pools opening up this holiday weekend, and in light of this video of children being shocked in a pool (WARNING – SOME MIGHT FIND THIS VIDEO DISTURBING – http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/21/video-shows-kids-shocked-in-hialeah-pool). Joey talks with Molly Hall at SafeElectricity.Org about what to do in a similar situation.

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Budget “Circus” Continues Inside Capitol

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The Illinois Senate made a number of moves on a state budget.

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Sugary Drink Tax Still in Play, Says Advocate

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A sugary drink tax is still in the mix at the Capitol.

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New Proposal to Take ALPLM Away from Historic Preservation Agency

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Lawmakers will proceed with making the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum its own entity.

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Bradley Offers Online Nursing Degree

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Bradley University will begin offering advanced nursing courses online this summer.

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Sunset About to Happen on Part of Gay Marriage Law

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A provision of Illinois' gay marriage law that let same-sex couples backdate marriages to the date of their civil unions is about to sunset.