Podcasts

Podcasts

bob_murray

Tuesday, December 17, 201312/17/2013

An Open Letter from Bob Murray

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey McLaughlin and Alex Degman read a letter from Bob Murray to Springfield and the central Illinois community, written as he battles aggressive brain cancer.

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Tuesday, December 17, 201312/17/2013

The Minority Participation Plan is launched

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

The City of Springfield, Sangamon County and Hanson Professional Services Inc. have jointly launched the Minority Participation Plan to provide paid internship and networking to minority students. Joey talks with 6th Ward Alderman Cory Jobe.

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Tuesday, December 17, 201312/17/2013

Downtown Springfield housing demand is studied

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Downtown Springfield Inc. Executive Director Victoria Ringer about the latest on the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (S-DAT) recommendations and progress on new residential space.

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Tuesday, December 17, 201312/17/2013

Tom Wolf of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Energy Council on Fracking

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Tom discusses with Joey McLaughlin the latest on the hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” hearings being held around the state.

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Monday, December 16, 201312/16/2013

Springfield School Board Member Adam Lopez

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

WTAX’s Alex Degman talks with Lopez about this evening’s school board meeting; they’re expected to approve a new temporary superintendent and a revised school day for the high schools.

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Sunday, December 15, 201312/15/2013

The 10th Annual Holiday Interfaith Breakfast is Coming Up

In Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

WTAXs Kirk Farah visited with Michael Datz,the rabbi at Temple B’rith  Sholom and Les Eastep, volunteer to talk about this…

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Sunday, December 15, 201312/15/2013

The Latest in Area Business News with the Springfield Business Journal

In Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

WTAXs Alex Degman visits with the SBJs Brant Mackey

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Sunday, December 15, 201312/15/2013

Entertainment Calendar with the Illinois Times

In Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Entertainment options for the week of December 15th.

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Saturday, December 14, 201312/14/2013

Focus 12/15 – The Gentleman from Illinois – Senator Alan J. Dixon (Encore)

In Focus Podcasts

Guests:  Sen. Alan J. Dixon and author Taylor Pensoneau.  Encore Presentation.

Law Talk

Saturday, December 14, 201312/14/2013

Law Talk – 12/14

In Law Talk Podcasts

Show Date: December 14, 2013

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Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

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CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…

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Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

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Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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Illinois Medicaid Overpayments Discovered

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CHICAGO (AP) — An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated…

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Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

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Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.

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Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

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The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment

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Fuzzy Language in Law Could Draw University Employees to Retire Early

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A wrinkle in the pension story in Illinois is the almost immediate retirements of hundreds of university faculty members