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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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Live From the Library: Enos Park and Park Police

Live from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library we'll talk about a moment in African American history, a home for people with mental and physical disabilities, and Springfield Parks Police ... plus we'll be joined live by host of the Metro Variety Show, Mario Ingoglia. Join Greg Bishop from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

 

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. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Common Core, Audits, Range Wars and More

Common Core criticism, audits show absurdities, and range wars -- that's all ahead with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

Common Core

The morning after a meeting for District 186 to applaud their efforts to implementing Common Core curriculum in Springfield Schools, Robin Eubanks joins the show to break down the key criticisms of the "standards" being put into schools around the country. What is Common Core? Where did it come from? Where is going? We'll get all the detailed concerns at the top of the show with Bishop On Air. We'll also hear about Robin's appearance in Springfield later this week.

Audits

Several absurd findings in some recent government audits are in front of us this morning including audits of grant funds being misused and IRS employees accused of not paying taxes getting bonuses. These are just a few examples of government wasting with impunity ... We'll also get more into the case brought against Gov. Quinn over IDOT employees getting jobs because of political consideration. It's time to hold people accountable! There needs to be forensic audits across the board!

Range Wars

 

Just after 11 we'll be joined by CJ Hadley from Range Magazine. Range is an award-winning quarterly publication that has worked as an advocate for resource providers for 25 years. They focus on cowboys and sheepherders, mostly in the "public lands" western states. The magazine has subscribers in all 50 states plus 22 foreign countries and is distributed on select newsstands nationwide. Readers number about 170,000 each quarter. "Range is a small magazine with a big fist." Hadley says she has "numerous examples of bad behavior by federal employees. USFS, BLM, NPS, USFWS. Our own government is destroying our country." We'll hear about those examples today with Bishop On Air.

 

The Second Amendment Works

 

We'll also address the ignorance of critics of the Bundy Ranch standoff and hopefully convey to people the importance of standing up to big bully government!

 

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. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Pensions, Immigration, and News on the March

Greg Bishop brings a local liberty perspective to the airwaves with Bishop On Air. Today we'll talk Police and Fire Pensions, immigration, media consumption, constitutional convention and more. Don't miss a minute of the show from 9 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

Pensions

He's been ringing the alarm bell ever since he took the seat of Ward 7 on the City Council and today Alderman Joe McMenamin responds to mayors across the state calling for something to be done. Yesterday Springfield Mayor Mike Houston took to the Newsfeed to talk about how there may need to be some "revenue enhancements" to shore up the problem, but wouldn't commit to any proposal. What's McMenamin's take? What's the alderman's proposals?

Immigration

Some notable Illinois republicans are taking to a meeting in Chicago to support immigration reform. What are some of the proposals being floated, and is this really a policy matter or is it more about politics. What do you think needs to happen to fix America's problem with Immigration? We'll get your calls in during Bishop On Air!

News on the March

What sources do you get your news from? What media do you subscribe to? A case being heard by the Supreme Court about an internet start-up providing broadcast TV to internet streams could change the landscape. We'll also dig more into the possibility of a Constitutional Convention, plus the latest on national and international news during News on the March.

 

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. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Lighting the Lamp of Liberty, Bundy Ranch, and Gambling

Back from the Easter weekend, Greg Bishop hosts 3 hours of Liberty-minded talk you won't find anywhere else on the local airwaves. Today we'll review the Lighting the Lamp of Liberty event from Friday, talk gambling with Springfield Alderman Cory Jobe and cover some of the state, national and international news you need to know! That's all ahead with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

Lighting the Lamp of Liberty

Friday's event featuring Sheriff Richard Mack was a wonderfully inspiring event. The room was packed with hundreds of people thirsty for a message of individual liberty and state sovereignty from an ever encroaching Federal Government. With speakers like attorney Krisanne Hall and Sheriff Richard Mack, the topics of the states being sovereign from the Federal Government and the true meaning of the Supremacy Clause of the US constitution were central. Sadly though, there were no candidates for Sangamon County Sheriff present.

 

We'll also discuss the latest in the saga of Cliven Bundy's ranch. What is Harry Reid saying about the supporters and what are the federal agents accused of doing? We'll bring you the latest with Bishop On Air!

Gambling

Alderman Cory Jobe will join the show to discuss his proposal to limit what kinds of establishments can get their hands on a video gambling license. Also, we'll find out what's the latest with the idea of an Inspector General at city hall. That's ahead with Ald. Cory Jobe just after 9:30.

 

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. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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DOWNLOAD: Full ISP Report on Graham and Carpenter

It's taken nearly 10 years for a report on police misconduct to surface.  City officials once told the public it didn't exist or that it was off limits or whatever reason, but after a court order to release the record as a public file city officials have finally released the entire 2,300 page report on the conduct of Springfield Police officers Paul Carpenter and Jim Graham. 

 

This document is expected to provide a look not just into the conduct of two detectives skirting the law to collect evidence on possible criminals, but also a look at the culture of the Springfield Police Department. 

 

It must be noted that this document would not have been made public without the efforts of Calvin T. Christian, III, who worked through the courts to force the city's hand in releasing the report. 

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW FOR THE DOWNLOAD LINK

(very large PDF download)

 

ISP Report

From the Library: From Rumors of Wars to America the Oligarchy

Join Greg Bishop broadcasting from the historic Lincoln Presidential Library from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY. We'll begin with a conversation about "One Destiny" being performed at the library, talk with Crime Stoppers, get into international, national, and local news with your phone calls.

 

On the agenda: Ukraine, Range Wars, America the Oligarchy, Calvin Christian's latest motion, Ald. Simpson's recent comments and your phone calls!

 

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. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Sheriff Mack on Bundy Ranch and More

Greg Bishop takes on the status quo statists try to promulgate with a liberty perspective you won't find anywhere else on central Illinois radio. Tune in from 9 to noon for a conversation with Sheriff Richard Mack about the Bundy Ranch Standoff, among other important issues of the day. Get Bishop On Air only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield

Sheriff Mack on Bundy Ranch

Right at the top of the show, and with the latest on the Bundy Ranch situation, famed Sheriff Richard Mack will join the show! Sheriff Mack is favored among the circles of people who really know what's going on this country and he'll break down the latest and why it's important not to let our guard down. Mack will also be in Springfield this Friday evening at the Northfield Inn Conference Center as part of the Constitutional Sheriff's and Peace Officers Association's tour. More details today with Bishop On Air.

Vaccines

We'll jump into the vaccine debate to air comments made by Jenny McCarthy and also talk about a new policy in Springfield District 186. We'll also investigate what possible lemoves there may be in the state legislature to remove the religious exemption when it comes to vaccinating kids.

Taxes

It being tax day, it's only fair that we fully criticize the monopoly of government and work to ensure a more free and liberty minded system that would really spur on economic activity.

City Business

We'll jump into Springfield City Business to discuss a Springfield Police officer who was arrested over the weekend under suspicion of DUI. Should the officer be allotted paid administrative leave or should officers be held to a higher standard and be suspended without pay for finding themselves in situations that would lead to an arrest (let alone possible criminal charges)? We'll sound off today with Bishop On Air.

 

Also in City Business we'll talk with Alderman Frank Edwards about tonight's Springfield City Council Meeting. We'll talk about what's on the agenda, where the ordinance for the proposed Ward Map stands and the possible NAPA contract.

 

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. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Feds Stand Down, Taxes, and Open Letter From Calvin

Greg Bishop takes over the airwaves to give you liberty-minded talk you won't find anywhere else in Central Illinois! We'll talk state's rights, taxes, the local Good Ol' Boys Network and more with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

Feds stand down at Bundy Ranch

What in the world happened in Nevada the past few weeks? And, more importantly, why wasn't the mainstream media reporting on the story? We'll talk about Cliven Bundy's range wars with the Bureau of Land Management, Harry Reid's connection, militiamen's response, why the feds stood down and what it means that the majority of the mainstream fell asleep on the story. That conversation is coming up with Bishop On Air.

Taxes

Tuesday is tax day with millions of Americans being forced through the violence of government to incriminate themselves on how much money they made in a year. Aside from highlighting the argument that your 5th amendment right to remain silent is thrown out the window when the IRS is concerned. But, when it comes to Illinois, should we be OK with the temporary income tax hike being continued? Should we be OK with funding incompetent government--the same government that buys over 80 State Police squad cars that sit idle in a Springfield parking lot for nearly a year?

Open letter from Calvin

An early morning letter sent to area media outlets from Calvin Christian says that he was going to drop his federal harassment case with the city as part of a deal to handle a bunch of tickets against him, but since the State's Attorney motioned to repeal the sentence of court supervision and fines, Christian says he's gonna expose the "good ol' boys network" in Springfield. We'll read his letter and ask the question ... is there a good ol' boys network in Springfield and Sangamon County?

 

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. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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From the Library: License Plate Readers in Springfield

Greg Bishop broadcasts from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library from 9 to noon only on 970 WMAY! Tune in to hear a fascinating conversation about a moment in history, a discussion about public safety pensions, and how Springfield Police are woefully behind on getting policies and procedures in place for technology that could be used for surveillance without a warrant. We'll get to it all with Bishop On Air! Don't miss it.

License Plate Readers in Springfield

Way back in August of 2011 I saw some interesting cameras on the back of a Springfield Police squad car. I reached out to then Deputy Police Chief Cliff Buscher to get more information about what I thought was license plate recognition technology. I was correct. Watch a video from 2 1/2 years ago here:

 

A year after revealing the LPRs at SPD, the American Civil Liberties of Illinois wanted more information. From a story posted to WMAY.com July of 2012, the ACLU wanted details about how:

 

[T]he information which Springfield police have gathered with the cameras could violate the rights of its citizens. The ACLU has requested a response on the issue from the Department and expects to hear back from City Police on Monday.

As we patiently awaited for the policies and procedures, the Springfield Police File Shredding Scandal of 2013. That took attention away from other matters.

 

Just the other week, I thought why not revisit the issue. Surely, with a new police chief and some perceived bad apples no longer with SPD they have the policies and procedures in place, right? A FOIA request for that info provided this response:

 

The Springfield Police Department has no finalized policy or procedure in place for license plate reading cameras. A draft policy is under review, but it is exempt from release ...

A person familiar with the situation says that Springfield Police currently have two LPR systems being used daily for things like finding people with excessive parking tickets and people with outstanding warrants. So, the Springfield Police Department has been using this technology for 2 1/2 years without having policies and procedures in place. How do you feel about that? We'll get your reaction today with Bishop On Air from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library!

 

Education, Second Amendment, Internal Revenue Service, and More

Greg Bishop takes over the airwaves from 9 to noon weekdays on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Tune in to talk about education, the Second Amendment, death and taxes and more! It's a liberty perspective you won't find anywhere else on the airwaves with Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

Education

A rally in Springfield today meant to boost the prominence of Charter Schools brings up the debate of "public schools of choice" versus "public schools of force." A slew of bills in Illinois is considered the strongest opposition to the system in a couple of decades. We'll take your temperature on how you feel about charter schools in Illinois.

Second Amendment

Where do we begin? Do we start with DOJ's Eric "Brainwash Kids Fast and Furious" Holder urging new technology like biometrics on firearms or how about Springfield Public Schools seemingly unwilling to acknowledge the political implications of the erroneous Second Amendment assertions? Either way, it's surely going to fire you up when we sound off on the constant attacks on the right to keep and bear arms.

Internal Revenue Service

We'll cover a couple of different issue when it comes to taxes and the Internal Revenue Service--including criminal charges being posited for Lois Lerner, revelations that progressive groups were not targeted because of their name but conservative groups were, and Tax Freedom Day is three days later this year. There's nothing certain in life other than death and taxes ... and Bishop On Air will get you the latest criticism.  Don't miss it!

News on the March

From support for Windows XP expiring to reports of the US supplying Syrian rebels with anti-tank weapons, to the Reverend Al Sharpton's relationship with the FBI -- we'll get these and other stories out during News on the March.

Council preview

Tonight's a Springfield City Council Committee of the Whole. What could be the big issues of the night? Will the long-stalled NAPA contract come back up? We'll be there with our recorders on and all the analysis you've come to expect with The Council Roundup Wednesday morning with Bishop On Air on 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. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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