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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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Bishop On Air Put On The Cold Seat

I'll admit, I thought I could possibly squeak by not being tagged in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for the debilitating condition.

 

My nephew Gabe got tagged, then there was Congressman Rodney Davis (and his poor dog), and even Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, for crying out loud. Surely some radio host in Springfield is gonna be safe from this wildly viral craze? ... uh, nope!

 

The latest group put up for a good public splashing includes city officials and radio personalities ... including myself.

 

Watch Springfield City Budget Director Bill McCarty answer his challenge and call me out!

 

 

 

 

Being that I cover Springfield City Hall and regularly question Bill on air live about millions upon millions of tax dollars ... what we call in the biz the hot seat ... I guess Bill is allowed to put me on the cold seat.

 

Be sure to listen live Wednesday morning after The Council Roundup up to discover who I will tag in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS!

 

And, yes, I will still be making a donation to ALS. You should find a worthy cause and donate some time and money! How about the Central Illinois Food Bank? Listen to my latest conversation with Krista Lisser of the CIFB here.

 

Or be listening to 970 WMAY for details about the annual Red Cross Talk-a-Thon coming up real soon!

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Jail Death Settlement, Senate Candidate, Food Study and NOTM

A can't-miss show with Bishop On Air only on 970 WMAY! Today we'll talk with the Sangamon County Sheriff's office, a Libertarian candidate for Senate, details of a recent food study and more! Listen to Bishop On Air from 9 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield!

Jail death settlement

Right at the top of the hour we'll talk with both Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson and Undersheriff Jack Campbell live in studio about a proposed settlement in the death of Paul Carlock at the county jail. We'll also talk with the top law officer of the county about a few other important issues of public safety in reference to what's happening in Ferguson. That's right at the top of Bishop On Air only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield!

Senate candidate

Coming up after 9:30 we'll talk with Sharon Hansen, the Libertarian Candidate for US Senate. We'll not only talk with her about what she would do in DC, we'll also get her reaction to an administrative hearing officer saying the Libertarian slate should be put on the Illinois ballot. That has yet to be conferred by the Democrat and Republican appointed 8-member elections board, something that happens this Friday. We'll get Hansen's take on that and more!

Food study

Just after 10 we'll talk with Krista Lisser from the Central Illinois Food Bank about their most recent hunger study. What do the numbers say about the need for food throughout Central Illinois? How can the average person help improve the numbers? Listen in for this important information!

News on the March

If there's time we'll go through some of the top headlines concerning Ferguson, international news, some background conversations concerning Medicinal Marijuana and a preview of what to expect at tonight Springfield City Council meeting. This and more with Bishop On Air only 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 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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Back to school, Enos Park takes action, Close to Ferguson and more

Back to some normalcy today, Bishop On Air originates from the Riverton studio! Join Greg Bishop on air to talk about the latest news. Today it's back to school, Enos Park taking action, voices from close to Ferguson, News on the March and more! Listen to Bishop On Air from 9 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

Back to school

We'll open up the show to allow parents to sound off on how nice it is to have the kids back in school! What kinds of traditions do you perform when your kids head back to the classroom? Plus, do you feel a bit nostalgic when your dress up the son or daughter for their first day? Sound off right at the top of the show with Bishop On Air!

Enos Park takes action

Just after 9:30 we get local with the Enos Park Neighborhood Association and their continued efforts to clean up the historic neighborhood. When the city seems to fail on cleaning up troubled properties what can citizens do? We'll learn about civil action being taken by the

Close to Ferguson

There will be two Bishops on air today sometime in the 10 o-clock hour when Mike Bishop (Greg's older brother) calls in to discuss his vantage point from close to Ferguson. What has the whole deal been like day-to-day? Has it spilled over into other places close to Ferguson? What about the business owners? We'll get the latest sentiments from Mike and also take your calls about the most recent developments out of the St. Louis suburb including the autopsy and the National Guard being called out.

Post fair review

Now that the 10-day event is over, what's your review of the Illinois State Fair? Prices for food too high? Grandstand acts not enticing enough? Weather was perfect? What are your thoughts? We'll get your calls in during Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY!

News on the March

We'll get the latest news out about Ferguson, Illinois politics and foreign policy. With the national guard taking to the streets of Ferguson, we'll talk about the militarization of police in our backyard and the political alliance byproduct. Plus Libertarians get a big win! We'll give you initial details about their ballot access. Then we'll cover some global news with Gaza, Ebola and China all making headlines. This is all right off the bat with 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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From the Fair: Sen. McCann, Ballot Access and More

Don't miss a minute of a jam-packed Thursday broadcast from the Illinois State Fair with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon! On today's show we'll talk with a Republican State Senator, Downtown Springfield Inc., Racer Charles Roberts, Libertarian Candidate for Comptroller Julie Fox, a young farmer from Future Farmers of America, and Megan Presnell with Illinois Wine! That's all ahead with Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield!

Sen. Sam McCann

At the top of the show we'll talk with State Senator Sam McCann about Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair. Plus we'll get his reaction to another report of what some leading republicans say is grant spending similar to Gov. Quinn's questionable Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

Class of 79 reunion

After 10 we'll talk with Charles Robert who is organizing a class reunion for the AMA Pro Flat Track class of 1979 with a fundraising effort to help injured racers. Listen in to get all the details about the August 30th event at the Illinois State Fair.

Ballot access

After 10:30 we'll talk with Julie Fox. She's running for state comptroller as a Libertarian candidate. That's if she and other Libertarians can get on the ballot. We'll get the latest about their defense of the GOP trying to knock Libertarians off the ballot when we touch base with Ms. Fox via phone live from the State Fair.

Future farmers

After 11 we'll talk with Cody Morris, the 2014-2015 State Future Farmers of America President. Listen in to hear a conversation about the importance of getting young people involved in farming and how FFA can help with that effort.

Illinois wine

We'll finish up the cavalcade of guests with Megan Pressnall from Illinois Wine from the fair grounds!

 

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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Ferguson, City Council Preview, and State Fair Fun

Bishop On Air originates from the Illinois State Fair today. From 9 to noon today take part in the hottest conversations on the most important topics, plus we'll talk with some young members of 4-H.

Ferguson

The latest out of Ferguson isn't pretty. A second day of protests turned violent as the community demands accountability. We'll break down some of the prevailing arguments, eye witness testimony, and how to best combat this type of incident form happening in Springfield. Let's find solutions, not point fingers! Be sure to take part in this important conversation.

City Council preview

We'll review what's coming up on the Springfield City Council Committee of the Whole. Chief among the items for council consideration is zoning for medicinal pot. We'll also revisit the Mayor's contention of in the future seeking taxes on the medicinal herb. Plus we'll go over some other city business today as we preview tonight's Springfield City Council Meeting. Programing note: We will bring you the Council Roundup Wednesday live from the Illinois State Fair.

State Fair fun

Not everything to eat at the fair is deep fried. We'll review some of the other choices you have when taking the family out for some fair fun. In the 11 o'clock hour we'll also talk with some of Illinois' 4-H Leadership Team about the Sale of Champions at the Illinois State Fair.

 

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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