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Wednesday, December 18, 201312/18/2013

First Night Springfield Preview

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Get a preview of some of the new activities that are slated for this years First Night Springfield with Springfield Area Arts Council Executive Director, Penny Wollen Kriel.

Wednesday, December 18, 201312/18/2013

An Update on the Auburn Ambulance Subscriber Program.

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Dave Hallerberg, and gets an update on the Auburn Ambulance Subscriber Program.

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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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Reverse Agriculture Trade Mission Kicks Off in Auburn

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Illinois attracts international tourists. They are easy to spot along Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Downstate farm fields, not so much – except for this week.

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McFarland Enters City Council Race, Seeks Ward 4 Seat

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A school board member is switching it up next year -- running instead for Ward 4 on the city council.

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Area Economic Health is Still in Poor but Guarded Condition

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Some guarded optimism for area's business health

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Saturday Shooting Victim Identified; Still in Critical Condition

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A man shot in the face late Saturday night is still in critical condition.

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Rauner Proposes Ban on Outside Employment for Legislative Leaders; Leaders Aren’t Sold

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Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner doesn't want state legislative leaders to hold outside jobs

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Senator Manar Still Pushing Education Funding Reform

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A proposal to change the formula that determines how public schools in Illinois are funded faces an uphill battle