Podcasts

Podcasts

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Friday, December 5, 201412/05/2014

Continued Fallout from the Death of Eric Garner

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

The Wall Street Journal This Morning reports.

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Thursday, December 4, 201412/04/2014

Wrapping Up the “Action” of Fall Veto Session

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

WTAX’s Alex Degman wraps up the fall veto action with Dave Dahl… the word “action” is used loosely.

Springfield Business Journal

Thursday, December 4, 201412/04/2014

The Sale of a Major Downtown Hotel

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Tom Pavlik of the Springfield Business Journal joins Alex Degman to talk about the sale.

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Thursday, December 4, 201412/04/2014

Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict NYC Officer in Choking Death

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Eric Garner, 43, was killed by the NYPD while officers struggled to detain him. He was wanted for illegally selling cigarettes on Staten Island.

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Wednesday, December 3, 201412/03/2014

Ask the Mayor — Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Mayor Mike Houston joins Alex Degman for the monthly segment

Rauner Announces Chief of Staff

Wednesday, December 3, 201412/03/2014

Rauner: The State Budget is Even Worse Than I Thought

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Bruce Rauner says the state budget picture is getting more grim by the day.

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Wednesday, December 3, 201412/03/2014

Oak Ridge Cemetery’s Restored Original Entrance is Unveiled

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation President Jen Aholt joins Alex Degman to preview Wednesday’s festivities.

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Wednesday, December 3, 201412/03/2014

Difficult to Tell Who’s Being Killed by Police?

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

The Wall Street Journal found that hundreds of homicides by law enforcement agencies between 2007 and 2012 weren’t reported to the FBI.

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Tuesday, December 2, 201412/02/2014

A Toys for Tots Drive Dec. 7

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Springfield’s Ward 8 Alderman, Kris Theilen, is heading it up at Babies ‘R Us.

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Tuesday, December 2, 201412/02/2014

Springfield BOE’s Scott McFarland on Test Scores; SB16

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Test scores district wide are improving.

Recent Headlines

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Mayoral Candidates Debate on WTAX — And Ask Each Other Questions

3-26-15 Mayoral Debate

Minimum wage, right to work zones, and other questions were posed.

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Springfield Opens New Park

3-26-15 Playground

Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened.

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Legislature Passes Budget Fix, Governor Says He’ll Sign

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The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

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Schock Leaves Congress with “Humility, Sadness”

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Congressman Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility.

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National Guard Talks More About Guardsman Accused of Terrorism

3-26-15 National Guard

An Illinois National Guard soldier is one of two people arrested for allegedly providing support to ISIS.

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Former U.S. Rep. Jackson Leaves Prison

FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

Jackson will serve the remainder of his sentence at a Washington, D.C., halfway house.