Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Ask the Mayor — 12/04/2013

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston joins Alex Degman and WTAX’s Kirk Farah for this month’s segment.

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AFSCME Council 31 Deputy Director Roberta Lynch

Lynch joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about what she says is a terrible pension deal. Plus, are there parallels between the City of Detroit’s pension crisis and the state of Illinois’?

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Springfield Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner

Turner joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to discuss lack of action on a proposal to settle a portion of the police document shredding incident between the city and Calvin Christian III.

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State Reps. Rich Brauer, Raymond Poe on Pension Reform

Tuesday’s Morning Newswatch revisited excerpts of conversations between Poe, Brauer and WTAX’s Ray Lytle.

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Illinois Policy Institute: Pension Deal is a Bad Deal

Kristina Rasmussen joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about what she says is a bad deal for Illinois.

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It’s “Giving Tuesday” — How Can You Help Locally?

Tiffany Simmons, Exec. Director of the Community Child Care Connection, joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to explain.

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State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook)

Nekritz joins WTAX’s Alex Degman, filling in for Bob Murray, to talk about the pension reform legislation likely to get a vote Tuesday.

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Court Monitor Says IDOT Should Clean House on Hiring Rules

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A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules.

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Rauner Wants “Voter Empowerment”

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is using some new rhetoric as he brings his agenda to the public. What was once known…

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Lawmaker Wants AG Opinion on Right to Work Zones

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The drive to dilute union influence in Illinois could hit a snag.

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SNAP Wants Springfield Diocese to Out Pedophile Priests

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The Chicago-based Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is accusing the Springfield Catholic Diocese of not being open when it comes to two alleged pedophile priests who spent time in the diocese.

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Gas Still Cheap, But Cost Increases

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Statewide, the average price is now $2.44.