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October 20, 2014, 1:03 pm
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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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Poorhouse Retirement, Helping the Poor, City Council Preview and NOTM

Greg Bishop hosts Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Today, we'll talk the poorhouse in retirement, helping the poor and a City Council preview.


Being 30-years-old, I'm reserved to the position that I will not have Social Security when I decide to take it up upon whatever retirement age the government thinks I should retire. My current plan is poorly funded and totally reliant on the whims of Wall Street (which drastically shifts course anytime the Federal Reserve passes gas). With the latest on what Social Security says will be a 1.5% increase in assistance per year and pension systems for public sector workers still in flux with plans of taking more of my tax dollars ... what should private sector employees do? What are you doing to save for retirement? Or are you reserved to working in retirement? We'll talk tips and tricks coming up with Bishop On Air.

Helping the homeless

Private groups should step up and help those who can't help themselves, but too often we scuttle their ability to do so. The Helping Hands Homeless Shelter here in Springfield is an example of that very problem. The Springfield City Council is set to vote on Helping Hands' plan to move into the old Ace Sign company site on North 4th. It's apparent that plan will not be approved. We'll talk with Helping Hands Executive Director Rod Lane about the issue and what will happen in the future. Also we'll kick around solutions for the problem of how to help the homeless and what we as a community need to do to get them off the streets.

News on the March

If there's time, we'll get a preview of tonight's Springfield City Council Meeting. What will be the big sticking points? Will we hear more about the Foriegn Fire Insurnace Fund reimbursing the city over a vacation ... 'er I mean training session in Colorado? Or how about the Helping Hands Homeless shelter ... will that dominate the meeting? We also have the issue of executive orders from the Mayor and if those should be filed with the City Clerk. If there's time, we'll also go through some items for 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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