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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks with Mike Zimmers about the school board meeting last night and why the board did not pass a resolution condemning the practice, and urging lawmakers to ban what’s called “gay conversion therapy” in minors.

Morning Newswatch

What caused the immigrant trafficking ship to capsize?

Initial reports were that the fishing boat that sank over the weekend causing some 700 migrants from Libya to drown, capsized when passengers rushed to one side of the vessel to see a cargo ship that had come to help…but there is another story being told.

Weekend Newswatch

Chris Hembrough from the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Chris Hembrough about the municipal elections and the upcoming ‘Business Connections.’ event.

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Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter

Joey talks with Sherman Mayor Trevor Caltfelter about his reelection and his agenda for the this term, and about some community events coming up in the village.

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The Boston Marathon, two years after the bombing

Joey talks with Heather Bosch form CBS Radio News from the start of the Boston Marathon.

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Why haven’t more Republicans officially announce for a run for president?

A number of Republicans who would like to run for president have yet to declared their intentions yet. And the main reason has to do with fundraising flexibility.

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Saturday is ‘Record Store Day’

Joey talks with Mark Kessler with Recycled Records about how to celebrate ‘Record Store Day’.

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Police Chief Kenny Winslow on body camera progress

Joey talks with Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow on the progress the department has made on getting body cameras for city police officers.

Weekend Newswatch

That gyrocopter pilot is back at home in Florida

The postal worker from Florida who landed his gyrocopter on the lawn of the capitol in Washington to protest campaign finance reform has been charged in federal court.

Morning Newswatch

The Islamic State launches another offensive

Joey has a conversation with Military Analysts Mike Lyons with CBS Radio News about the Islamic State extremist group launching an offensive in Iraq yesterday.

Recent Headlines

20 mins ago in Local

No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

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Maybe Wednesday

31 mins ago in Local

More Higher Ed Funding to be Considered

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Hundreds of millions of dollars would be going to higher education -- in addition to money they just received -- under an amendment to a spending bill an Illinois Senate committee has approved.

8 hours ago in Local

Just Enough Rain for Most of Illinois

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Corn progress best in years

8 hours ago in Local

Flash Index Is More of a Glimmer

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Lowest point since December 2012

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Langfelder: Y Block Proposals Going Online, to be Considered in Matter of Months

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It won’t be at Tuesday night’s Springfield City Council meeting, but it may not be long before aldermen formally consider the proposals submitted for what to do with the former YWCA block downtown near the Governor’s mansion.