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October 24, 2014, 3:25 am
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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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Charges Dropped, Offensive Shirt, Hot Topic, and Gun-Free Zone

Today with Bishop On Air: Donnell Jackson speaks, what's with the shirt and Big Z acquitted.  Be sure to catch the show live from 10 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.  Miss a previous Bishop On Air? Listen and subscribe to the podcast here.

Donnell Jackson's booking photo

Donnell Jackson's booking photo

Charges dropped

We'll talk with Donnell Jackson, who just recently had unlawful use of a weapon charges drop in the shadows of Illinois's ban on concealed carry being reversed.


What's it like to be charged with a felony?  How does it impact your personal life?  Your job prospects?  Your well being?  We'll find out from Mr. Jackson as he joins us in studio.


You don't want to miss this conversation about a man who had to live day-to-day with the cloud of a felony charge over his head for well over a year and a half.

Offensive shirt

Picture taken from Illinois Times website
Buscher booking picture taken from Illinois Times' website

Another topic that we've gotta broach is that of the now infamous booking photo of Cliff Buscher, a deputy police chief from Springfield Police.


The photo shows a somewhat pudgy Buscher (who is no longer pudgy--he's actually much more fit and trim) with a bandage just above his left eye and a white t-shirt that says "Hooked On Ebonics--Get Wit Da Program".


Is that racists? Or should the uproar be over what Buscher was arrested in Missouri for? We'll get into the most recent revelation from the Illinois Times.

Hot topic

We'll also evaluate have to talk about the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. In particular, let's focus on how this is a huge distraction from other things like the trial of Bradley Manning, or how there seems to be no push for accountability in the NSA story and on and on and on ...


In other news, millions of Facebook users suddenly get their law degree

Gun-Free Zone

And I've also got to promote my Gun-Free Zone film series that is doing very well in an online film festival. Would you help me stay on top with Most Rated, Most Viewed and Most Commented? Visit this link, vote 5 stars (just to the right of the video, below if you're on your mobile phone), and be sure to post a short comment below the video on the above linked page.  You can also stay up-to-date with the ongoing series with the Gun-Free Zone Facebook page.


Thanks in advance!


Sound off with Bishop On Air from 10 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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