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Morning-drive news anchor and reporter, Greg Bishop also hosts Bishop On Air, Weekdays from 10 to noon, CST.


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Respond to Viral Video, Locks and Dams, and News on the March

For Tuesday's show, we'll talk with the Executive Director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce's infrastructure council about locks and dams, we'll review big scandals against the two big contenders for governor and revisit the state pie conversation ... all coming up with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon only on News/Talk 970 WMAY.

Respond to Viral Video

We'll open the show to talk a bit more about the viral video of a driver going through a roadside safety check. Statists say the driver is a moron. Liberty-minded people think this is encouraging. What say you? We'll refresh the conversation right at the top of the show, but be sure to get your calls in. We may revisit the situation throughout the show.

Locks and dams

Just after 9:30 we'll be joined by Benjamin Brockschmidt, the Executive Director of the Infrastructure Council at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. A new report about locks and dams says Illinois lack of upkeep is diminishing the flow of goods on waterways by 20 percent. We'll hear from Brockschmidt what could be done to ensure Illinois commerce flows as necessary.

News on the March

Where there's time we'll review some of the latest news, be it Illinois, national or international --- we'll work to cover the news you need to know about!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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News on the March, ISP Checkpoint, and Pumpkin Pie

Bishop On Air brings you three hours of unapologetic liberty-minded talk only on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Tune in from 9 to noon and hear about the latest with News on the March, another viral video involving an Illinois State Police trooper's interaction with the public and audio of a potential candidate for Springfield's Ward 2 ... plus, plenty of opportunity for you to call in and sound off!

News on the March

We'll start the show with some of the latest news headlines that you may have missed from over the weekend. Be it what's happening around the block, across the state or around the world, News on the March works to get it covered. Have something you think may have been missed? Call in and sound off!

ISP Checkpoint

A video has surfaced of an interaction between a driver and an Illinois State Police "safety check" Checkpoint. We'll air the video and provide play-by-play plus get your take on who is to blame for things escalating. Watch the video below (note the action doesn't begin until 3:30 in):

 

 

Is it not our right as a driver and citizen to demand whether we're being detained and if not ask if we're free to move? Understanding police officers are under abnormal amounts of stress, is this behavior acceptable? Or should officers be held to a higher standard? We'll get your take today with Bishop On Air.

Pumpkin Pie

Just in time for Thanksgiving, an Illinois lawmaker wants to make Pumpkin Pie the official state pie. We'll go through some of the other official state ... stuff ... and get your take on if Pumpkin Pie or some other sweet confection should be get the official designation. Plus, so much more ... Don't miss Bishop On Air!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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ISIS, Politics, News on the March and More

Back at it with another liberty-minded show you'll only find with Bishop On Air on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Tune in to talk about ISIS, politics, deer collisions, expensive births, growing food-stamp dependence and a call to audit the Federal Reserve. That's all ahead, with your phone calls, from 9 to noon on News/Talk 970 WMAY.

ISIS

What should the US do about the Islamic State group? There's a current option of doing airstrikes not only in Iraq but also in Syria. Early morning reports indicate the US would strike the Syrian Government if they were to strike America for striking their country ... even if it were to attack Islamic State. There is also a plan to fund and arm other Syrian rebels in an effort to go against ... Islamic State. Should the US get more involved, and seemingly play into the hands of the radical terrorists or she we not intervene?

Politics

We'll go over some of the recent political developments and get your take on the current field of contenders, be it for US Senate, Illinois Governor, or southern Illinois congressman. Does video of a state lawmaker-turned congressional candidate getting passionate on the floor harm their reputation? Or does it help? What about a politician walking away from a reporter? Also, what are the big issues for you this election?

News on the March

We'll go over some of the latest news--studies showing Illinois being a bad place to give birth, deer collisions stats, increasing food-stamps outpacing job creation in Illinois and more. Plus we'll talk about a potential vote in Washington today to audit the Federal Reserve and why that's vitally important for the country to understand it's monetary policy.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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What Was Missed, Peace Pipe Extended, Grimm On Air, and Vacation Recap

Bishop on a kayak in Gulf of MexicoBack after a much needed week off, Greg Bishop is back on air with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon only on News/Talk 970 WMAY! Coming up today we'll talk about what happened in the past week, a way you can help the Central Illinois Food Bank, a Peace Pipe offering from Chief AJ to DNR, and the Libertarian Candidate for Governor Chad Grimm! Plus, Bishop's fiance will join the show to talk about their week in Florida.

What Did I Miss?

Being away from work on air and from central Illinois for a solid week meant I (mostly) turned off. I now need you to chime in live on air and fill me in on everything that I missed out on. What were the top local stories? What happened at Springfield City Hall? What kind of other newsworthy events happened in Springfield while I was gone? What about national news? What did I miss? We'll let you fill me in on all that I may have missed at the top of the show, so get your phone ready and call in at 217-629-7970!

Vote CIFB

Beginning today there's a chance for you to click a button online and vote for the Central Illinois Food Bank in their effort at getting $60,000! The Walmart competition can be found online. Follow the link, scroll down and search "IL" or "Illinois" and you'll see the Central Illinois Food Bank button where you can cast your vote. Voting is open now! We'll talk with Krista Lisser from CIFB about what they would do with the winnings ... but that's dependent on your vote. Vote today!

Extending a Peace Pipe

We'll welcome back to the airwaves John "Chief AJ" Huffer. He's the Native American inventor suing Illinois' Department of Natural Resources claiming discrimination because they won't allow his modified sling shot to be used to hunt big game. Just after 10, we'll hear from Chief AJ about his offer to settle the case.

Grimm On Air

He was included in a recent Chicago Tribune poll, but was not included in a recent Chicago Tribune editorial board conversation. Just after 11 this morning, Libertarian Candidate for Governor Chad Grimm joins Bishop On Air to respond to the poll, the debates and the issues. Get the alternative to the Two-Party system of Illinois with Bishop On Air on News/Talk 970 WMAY!

Vacation Recap

Greg and Meghan, sitting on a beach

 

More than 1,600 miles on interstate highways by car, more than 17 miles on Florida trails by foot, four miles by kayak in the Gulf of Mexico ... and one heck of a much needed vacation! Be tuned in as Bishop and his fiance recap their vacation ... Plus, Meghan plans to reveal what she thinks they saw in the gulf, nearly three-quarters a mile from the coast. See where they stayed at with Bishop's Getaway.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Minimum Wage, Council Preview, Guy Next Door, and Great Outdoors

While other stations are in syndication Bishop On Air is live and local from 9 to noon on News/Talk 970 WMAY. We'll talk minimum wage, a City Council Preview, talk about smoking outside and those creepy neighbors that tingled your creeper senses. Don't miss a minute of live and local News/Talk on 970 WMAY ... Depend on us!

Minimum Wage

Move over Ice Bucket Challenge, it's time for the cheapskates to show their skill in the Minimum Wage Challenge. We'll talk about the minimum wage and whether it should be increased because some politicians take the challenge. What really should be the focus of the conversation is the value of your dollar and how the dollar has been devalued by an amazing amount in the past 40-plus years. Minimum wage shouldn't be increased. The value of the dollar should be increased. An increased minimum wage supports inflation. Let's stop the trend and cut the amount of currency in the market ... but that's a fix that many refuse to accept.

Council Preview

We'll recap what took place at last week's Springfield City Council Committee of the Whole where not a lot of controversial issues were raised ... except for a few: the creation of a search committee for a new council coordinator, CWLP finances, and TIF spending. That's up just after 10 this morning with special guest Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin.

Guy Next Door

Have you ever had a suspicion about they guy next door? Maybe there's increased traffic, or strange noises, or maybe their windows are painted black ... We'll get your bizarre stories when we open up the phones to react to a story from Shantel Middleton of WICS about a man area prosecutors say was selling crack out of a home he was keeping a women against her will kicks off our conversation with your calls on News Talk 970 WMAY.

Great Outdoors

There's nothing like the great outdoors ... and stepping outside to get a breath of fresh air. In some instances, you step outside to get a smoke. That's because smoking has been banned indoors at places of public accommodation, despite the business owner's wishes. Now there's a movement to bar smoking from outdoor places, like beer gardens. Is this needed or should there be more of an effort to educate people to speak up if they are "offended" by the smell of smoke. We'll talk about it with your phone calls on News Talk 970 WMAY.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Live from the Library: Class of '79, Rushton On Air, Farm Bureau, and Goreham

Another jam-packed show from the Lincoln Presidential Library with Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY. Listen in from 9 to noon for important conversations, details about a fun fundraiser for a worthy cause, investigative reporter Bruce Rushton, the Sangamon County Farm Bureau and Steve Goreham. Don't miss a minute of today's show only on 970 WMAY!

Class of '79

We'll welcome back Chas Roberts from the Fastest Class Reunion in the world--the AMA Class of '79. They've got a fundraising event this weekend during the races out the fairgrounds. We'll hear why people should hit the tracks and how their donations will be used to help injured racers.

Rushton On Air

The latest news out of the Illinois Times will be our focus when we check in with Investigative Reporter Bruce Rushton. He's got all the disgusting details about a former teacher who is set to serve time. In particular, we'll focus on how a teacher kept his job for years amid allegations of getting too close to students.

Farm Bureau

Later in the show we'll talk with Larry Beaty with the Sangamon County Farm Bureau. We'll talk the latest farming news, be it the Farm Bill, the crop survey and other local issues.

Goreham

Just after 11:30 we'll talk with Steve Goreham, Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of the book The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania. We'll discuss climate change, energy, public policy, and his lecture to the Springfield Tea Party tonight at the Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Medical Cannabis, Grimm for Liberty, and Veteran Walks Country

A jam-packed show today with Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY. Listen in for a conversation about the latest medical cannabis news, plus the Libertarian candidate for Governor, a veteran walking across the country and more! Don't miss a minute of live and local interactive radio with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

Medical Cannabis

The state is now accepting applications for people interested in being on a board to review and approve or disapprove of possible new conditions to be added to what could be treated with medical cannabis. We'll be joined by Dan Linn from the Illinois Chapter of NORML to get a rundown of what conditions will be treatable under the pilot program and what conditions should be included.

Libertarian Chad Grimm

After scores of volunteers, private and taxpayer resources expended, the Libertarians successfully defended tens of thousands of signatures to make it on the statewide ballot. We'll talk with the gubernatorial candidate Chad Grimm about the ballot access victory and what lessons were learned. We'll also find out if he'll fight to be part of three debate between the other candidates. Plus we'll get his reaction to the argument that having the Libertarians on the ballot will split the vote for the GOP. Don't miss this important conversation.

Veteran walks the country

Eric Peters is a 23-year-old army veteran who is walking 2,300 miles across the country to raise awareness and funds for PTSD. We'll talk with Peters about his journey and his cause. We hope to be joined in studio by Peters before he sets out on the rest of his journey to the west coast. That's ahead just after 10:30 with 970 WMAY.

News on the March

Be it what's on the agenda for tonight's Springfield City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting, the latest Islamic State news or what's going on across Illinois, we'll get News on the March where there's time.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Langfelder On Air, Twitter Speech, Objectifying Women and NOTM

Back from the weekend, Bishop On Air is live from 9 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield! Today we'll talk city politics, Twitter free speech, tremors, a women's forum and News on the March.

Mayoral candidate Jim Langfelder

We'll welcome Springfield Mayoral Candidate Jim Langfelder to Bishop On Air for the first time to discuss next year's citywide elections. What are the issues facing the city? Pensions, infrastructure, CWLP? And, what about a recent Langfelder imposter Twitter account? How did the current city treasurer act to address that political issue? Tune in for this important conversation only with Bishop On Air!

Twitter speech

University of Illinois administration officials defend blocking a tenured post for a professor but critics say it was a slap in the face of academic freedom. We'll review the debate about how much academic freedom should be allowed at a public university and review some of the latest information in the ongoing case.

Objectifying women

I hear and see more and more women voicing their anger at being objectified around every corner--be it with so-called "slut walks," Facebook posts or even personal anecdotes. Women are saying they hear the most asinine things from men on the street walking from one place to other, or even at work and they're speaking out against being treated as if they're on a platter. We'll open up the phones for the women out there to share their stories about harassment in public, work or elsewhere.

News on the March

Where there's time, we'll fire out some of the latest news from around the world and up you block with the stories that may have gone unnoticed. Got something to add? Be sure to catch News on the March and add your two cents!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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@BishopOnAir Answers His #IceBucketChallenge

After being called out by Bill "The Budget Director" McCarty in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, I had to answer!

 

In answering the challenge, I not only present you video of me dumping ice water on my boss Jim Leach, I also got to call out three other people I think are deserving of being challenged. Watch below for a good laugh!

 

 

And for those of you who missed it, in answering my Ice Bucket Challenge I called out Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin, Pure News USA Reporter Calvin Christian and Mid-West Family Broadcasting General Manager Mark Birtch.  I also donated some money to ALS Associaton.

 

The ball is in your court, gentlemen!

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Live From The Library: Ballot Access, City Business and More

Coming up today live from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library: Ballot access, dilapidated properties, and News on the March.

Live from the Library

We hope to talk with Daniel Stowell about new Lincoln documents found by the Papers of Abraham Lincoln as well as plans to mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's election to a second term.

Then we'll touch base with Downtown Springfield Inc. about the upcoming Blues and Barb-B-Q event, plus some other DSI news! And, we'll get the Crimestoppers Crime of the Week!

Ballot access

Bruce Rauner's name will be on the ballot, but his initiative won't! Another blow has been leveled against Rauner's attempt to get a ballot initiative in front of voters this November. That joins another citizen-led initiative being excluded. We'll air comments from longtime political observer Kent Redfield about his predictions of what the State Supreme Court may do. We'll also talk about how unfair ballot access is to others that aren't part of the "establishment".

City business

We'll be joined by Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin in the 11 o'clock hour to talk about a variety of Springfield City business, including CWLP's dire numbers, pay raises, and acting against troubled properties.

Other guests

We may just be joined by a few other special guests live from the Presidential Library, so don't miss a minute of Bishop On Air!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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