Podcasts

Podcasts

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Monday, December 9, 201312/09/2013

Springfield School Board Member Scott MacFarland

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

MacFarland joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to update us on the superintendent search — it’s almost over, and the public should get involved at a forum this week.

Law Talk

Saturday, December 7, 201312/07/2013

Law Talk – 12/7

In Law Talk Podcasts

Show Date: December 7, 2013

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Saturday, December 7, 201312/07/2013

Pearl Harbor Remembered

In Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

A solemn ceremony will be held Saturday December 7 at the DAV Club on Lake Springfield to remember those who…

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Saturday, December 7, 201312/07/2013

Springfield’s Christmas Parade

In Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

David Pickett with Springfield Jaycees gives Kirk Farah the details on this year’s parade taking place on Saturday December 7

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Saturday, December 7, 201312/07/2013

Holiday Happenings in Springfield Courtesy of the Illinois Times

In Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Anita Steinstra with the IT makes her weekly visit with Kirk Farah for a run-down on entertainment options for the…

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Saturday, December 7, 201312/07/2013

I-55, Stevenson Drive Interchange to be Reconfigured

In Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Roger Driskell, IDOT highway engineer talked to Kirk Farah about the planned upgrade of this busy interchange.

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Friday, December 6, 201312/06/2013

Focus 12/8 – Winter Weather Preparedness (Encore)

In Focus Podcasts

Guest:  Chris Miller of the National Weather Service in Lincoln.  This is an encore presentation from mid-November.

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Friday, December 6, 201312/06/2013

The Third Annual First Congregational UCC Cookie Walk

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Pounds of cookies to benefit a local church that needs help? I’m not sure there’s a downside here.

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Friday, December 6, 201312/06/2013

Steward Sandstrom talks Springfield Unemployment

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Sandstrom talks with WTAX’s Alex Degman about what looks to be a pretty good report.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

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Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September

in Election 2014, Local

Durbin: Sun-Times Reporter’s Departure “Worrisome”

Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who's represented Illinois on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.

Bruce Rauner’s campaign is being accused of bullying the Chicago Sun-Times, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that should be a troubling sign to voters.

in Local

Sears Announcement Doesn’t Include Springfield Stores

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Sears says it is closing more than 100 stores and laying-off more than 5,400 employees across the nation.

in Election 2014, Local

Analyst: Debate for US Senate Doesn’t Reveal Much

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One more debate scheduled for next week

in Election 2014, Local

Oberweis Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

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GOP challenger to Durbin insists this is not a change

in Local

Springfield Based Reporter Resigns Following Rauner Complaint

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Dave McKinney was the Chicago Sun-Times' Springfield bureau chief.