Podcasts

Podcasts

Morning Newswatch

Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

Representative Tim Butler on marijuana bill

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Representative Tim Butler about the $26 million to help re-fund TAP, the Quit Line and others, and ‘decriminalizing’ marijuana bill.

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

The latest on the Lincoln Funeral Coalition

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Katie Spindell with the Lincoln Funeral Coalition on the latest on the reenactment.

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

Here’s why you’ll see all of those motorcycles in town on Sunday

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois is having its 25th Annual Safety & Awareness Rally and parade this Sunday. You will probably notice hundreds of motorcycles in town. Joey talks to Bobbi Ozanic about it.

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner on tourism and the Illinois Turnaround.

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner about the upcoming Lincoln Funeral commemoration events, the Illinois Turnaround, ‘fair share’ dues and more.

Weekend Newswatch

Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

Baltimore police and the Iran nuclear deal

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Five of the six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of a man who died while in their custody have been interviews by officials, and the latest on the Iranian nuclear deal.

Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards on the City Council meeting

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 1 Alderman about last nights Springfield City Council meeting and CWLP.

Weekend Newswatch

Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

The Central Illinois Food Bank needs your help

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Krista Lisser with the Central Illinois Food Bank talks with Joey about wasy you can help the food bank through a WalMart program, and about how many people are ‘food insecure’ in Central Illinois.

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

Dave Dahl with Governor Bruce Rauner

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

WTAX reporter Dave Dahl sat down with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner yesterday. Here is a portion of that interview.

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

Senator Andy Manar with the latest on the school funding formula bill

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with State Senator Andy Manar to get the latest on reports that the bill changing the way Illinois schools are funded has little chance of passing this session.

Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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.

Recent Headlines

5 hours ago in Local

Springfield City Council to Discuss Waste Hauling Fee Increase

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The Springfield City Council may or may not consider raising garbage fees next month.

11 hours ago in Local

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election

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Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

12 hours ago in Local

Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

ILLINOIS POLITICS 7-24-15 Mike Lawrence and Kent Redfield

University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

12 hours ago in Local, Sports

Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

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The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

12 hours ago in Local

Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.

12 hours ago in Local

Two Die in Separate ATV Accidents

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Illinois State Police say an 11-year-old has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in eastern Illinois' Clark County.