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Focus – 7/6
Focus – 7/6

Guests:  Anna McFarland from the Central Illinois Community Blood center on summer blood donations, Paul Palazzolo talks about how to grow Springfield as a future mayoral candidate. Dr. Jason Pierceson from UIS on the Supreme Court’s decision on Hobby Lobby, Alderman Cory Jobe on the city’s contract extension with Comcast, and WTAX’s Kirk Farah on future plans for the Bel Aire Motel. Show Date: July 6, 2014

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Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

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