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October 24, 2014, 7:02 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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Pension Reform with IPI, Your Reaction, Student Loan Debt and More

After a Thanksgiving weekend, Greg Bishop is back at it with Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Today we'll talk pensions, student loans, Springfield City Hall and News on the March. Did you miss a previous show? Be sure to subscribe to the Bishop On Air Podcast for the very latest and up-to-date shows you may have missed.

Pension reform

Right at the top we'll talk with the Illinois Policy Institute's Ted Dabrowski about the latest proposal in front of Illinois lawmakers. Does the IPI think the plan goes too far, not far enough or is just the beginning of more reform? Also, we'll ask if there's a conflict of interest in IPI taking donations from a gubernatorial candidate and then seemingly putting out policy papers that are in lock-step with that donor/candidate. We'll get to the very latest with Mr. Dabrowski right at the beginning of the show.

Your reaction

After talking with Ted Debrowski, we'll open up the phone lines for you. Being that the official plan likely won't hit the public until hours before it's voted on, we'll all playing a guessing game. But, from all you've been able to gather about the pension reform plan, what grade would you give?

Student loan debt

How much student loan debt do you have? How much does your children have? Is there any light at the end of the tunnel for students trudging life with loan debt shackles? We'll talk with Zach Baliva, one of the film makers of in-production documentary Deferred, about the issue and about his film.


If there's time, we'll talk with about Springfield City Hall and some big decisions they're set to make tomorrow. We'll also squeeze in some News on the March with a ton of stories that may have gone under-reported during the holidays. That's all ahead with Bishop On Air.


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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