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October 20, 2014, 3:12 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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Legislation Watch, Doomed to Repeat, and Open Phones

Greg Bishop hosts Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Tune in to hear about the potential of mandatory minimums for UUAW, a historical comparison of the US and Rome, and open phones. That's all ahead when Bishop takes the mic at 10.

Legislation watch

Illinois lawmakers will consider a new tax (imagine that). This time it will be on paint. Let's think about more things we could put a tax on to increase the funds that go to an incompetent government. There are also some proposals still being tossed around for a pension fix. Maybe they could dump the paint tax into the pension fund ... No, that wouldn't work because the paint tax is to keep paint out of landfills (the scourge of society). Also, lawmakers will consider how to best lure several businesses to the Land of Lincoln, including keeping ADM's global HQ here (thought that seems uncertain with Quinn saying "no way").


But one another thing on the radar: We'll talk gun crimes with a bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would increase a mandatory minimum sentence for those convicted of Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Right now a judge can decide the punishment for someone convicted of a gun crime through either a light prison sentence of even other cost saving measures like at home confinement or probation. What say you? Should we enforce mandatory minimums on those who are convicted of UUAW? We'll talk about it with Bishop On Air. Programing note: The John Howard Association of Illinois Executive Director John Mackey will join the show to delve deeper into this issue and the impacts on prison overcrowding.

Doomed to repeat

Not only will Americans be subjected to another laborious debate over funding the Federal Government and the debt ceiling in a few months, but we're sure to repeat history of fallen empires. We'll go through some of the similiarities that the republic of the United States of America has with the ancient empire of Rome. Are we doomed to repeat history because we've failed to learn its lesson?

Open phones

Since The Man Cave takes over Friday and Jim Leach on vacation next week shaking things up to where Bishop will be hosting The Jim Leach Show and Chris Murphy hosting Bishop On Air, we'll open up the final hour to anything you want to talk about. It can be politics, TV, lifestyle, etc. Bring it with open phone and News on the March and Bishop On Air only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.


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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