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October 22, 2014, 7:15 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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Shutdown Redux, Bankrolling Education, File Shred Scandal and More

Coming up with Bishop On Air: is student achievement based on funds or teacher and parent collaboration? Also, we'll talk with the attorney for Calvin Christian about reporter's privilege, among other things. That's ahead when Bishop takes to the airwaves from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Miss something? Catch the Bishop On Air podcast here. Check out past blog post with show topics here.

Shutdown redux

Here's the fix: delay Obamacare's individual mandate for a year to appease the GOP house. You can still have people enroll and get the bugs worked out. Then extend the existing debt ceiling without increasing it. As for the ongoing shutdown ... keep it going. Let's find what is considered essential. When it really become burdensome for most Americans, that's where we can keep the levels of spending. We've gotta wake up and realize business as usual is bankrupting this country.

Bankrolling education

With now two different proposals on the table for raising revenue for public education, the question has be asked: Does throwing money at education make kids smarter? Or does more involvement from teachers and parents working together and with kids make for better educated kids? Let's have that conversation today.

File shred scandal

The latest in the ongoing saga of shredded files in Springfield has shifted to files that weren't destroyed. In particular files that are older than the 4 year threshold are still on had, according to a recent affidavit. That begs the question: why the rush to destroy existing officer's files but keep the files of retired or no-longer-employed officers who had high-profile cases against the city? Calvin Christian asked that question on Frank McNeil's show Monday.


Today, we'll talk with Christian's attorney Don Craven about their response to the city's request for a deposition of the plaintiff ... in particular they city is looking for private phone records, emails and any information on who may have helped Christian with the FOIA requests that have been so controversial. That's ahead with Bishop On Air.

Council preview and NOTM

If there's time, we'll break down what is expected during tonight's Council Committee of the Whole Meeting. Also, if there's time, we'll go through some other items with News on the March.


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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