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October 23, 2014, 4:58 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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Eavesdropping, ACLU of IL, Drones and NOTM

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 about surveillance--the government's surveillance of you and your surveillance of the government. Plus we'll talk drones and News on the March!

If you missed it

The Mancave was out at Hobb E Mart on North Dirksen Friday, which is where we'll be the next few Friday's before Christmas. They have a huge inventory of remote control cars, trucks, planes, helicopters, quad-copters, boats and more. They also have a huge inventory of Airsoft guns and accessories. I figured it would be a good idea to see what it would feel like to get shot with an Airsoft gun. Well, Johnny Molson took video. See that here:



Now on to the rest of the show ...


Sangamon County State's Attorney John Milhiser needs to be applauded for his stance on refusing to prosecute cases involving citizens filming police while they're on duty. This is an issue that has on my radar for a while. We'll talk about a few cases where the issue was pressed and the courts eventually threw charges out. We'll also talk about the need to keep police honest and to not let intimidation tactics get the best of you. What are your rights when you get pulled over? We'll talk about that and more!


Just after 10:30 we'll be joined by Adam Schwartz with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois to get their take on Milhiser's announcement. Also, we'll get an update on the case of fusion centers in Illinois and, what the hell, for good measure we'll also talk about drones.


We're expecting to get an update (finally) from the Illinois State Police about their drone program. 970 WMAY has obtained a stack of internal emails about the purchase of a drone by the ISP. What's it being used for? How much did it cost? Why was there an effort to conceal the program? We'll get the details today with Bishop On Air 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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