Coming up with Bishop On Air, we'll talk about government snooping and what we can do about it, the President's State of the Union address, plus State Treasurer Dan Rutherford joins the show to talk about his bid for governor. That's all ahead with Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.
Several stories concerning the NSA snooping on the world came out over the past couple of days including one that the government agency uses smart phone aps like Angry Birds and Google Maps to gather intelligence from users, including being able to determine sexual orientation. The White House denies they're targeting average Americans, but we're supposed to take them for their word, I guess. Then there's a story about the NSA trying to write code to keep others from sniffing out their snooping. At the top of the show we'll talk with the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Dave Maass about what we as individuals can do to protect ourselves and to hold the government accountable.
The POTUS gives his SOTU address this PM. There he's gonna talk about ways to work around congress to obtain certain objectives like minimum wage and possibly immigration reform. But what will be really telling is what the president won't talk about. We'll review what media reports indicate President Obama plans to address and speculate about what he wont address and in particular why he won't address certain things.
Illinois' State Treasurer will be in Sherman this evening at Flossie and Delzena's Gourmet Grind and Gifts for a meet and greet and sign delivery. We'll welcome the gubernatorial candidate on the air to talk about a variety of hot election cycle issues like the income tax, pension reform and even his opponents. Don't miss this conversation on 970 WMAY!
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