Greg Bishop takes over the airwaves from 9 to noon CST on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Tune in for some of the most important information you won't find discussed anywhere else: state provoked terror, rooting out corruption at city hall, utility safety, nuke escapades and fighting back against the NSA. Three hours of unapologetic talk from a liberty-minded perspective comes at you only on 970 WMAY!
At the top of the show, we'll review the case of three guys acquitted of terrorism charges in Chicago. It all stems from the 2012 NATO summit in the windy city. The three were charged with terrorism after working with an undercover officer who helped plan a Molotov cocktail attack on an office for President Obama's reelection campaign. The Chicago Sun Times reported some just absurd rantings from the prosecuting attorney in the case. She said "We saved people from being hurt, OK? Do we have to wait for a Chicago Police officer to be set on fire? I don’t think so. Do we have to wait for that neighborhood bank to go up in flames? I don’t think so. You know what? My job is public safety and that’s exactly what we did. Have we forgotten about Boston? Have we forgotten about homemade bombs in backpacks?"
Alderman Cory Jobe will join the show just after 9:30 to talk about his idea for an inspector general at Springfield City Hall. With the city's fiscal year 2015 budget getting ready to take over at the beginning of next month, city aldermen will have to scramble to get amendments in before it's approved. We'll hear what Jobe's strategy will be on the IG option and also we'll get his take on a few appointments from Mayor Mike Houston. Plus, we'll try to get an update on his FOIA of the city's Communications Director.
How has Springfield's public utility been handling the bitter winter? Have revenues from increased electric heating bills been welcomed? And what tips does CWLP have to ensure water pipes don't freeze overnight with an expected -12 degree wind chill. Also, we'll find out how the utility is handling this story about a terror attack on vulnerable power grid operations out west. That's all ahead just after 10:30 with City Water Light and Power's Chief Engineer Eric Hobbie.
With mounting stories about the problems at facilities housing nuclear weapons, including cheating on proficiency exams, we'll be joined in studio by a familiar local face who says he worked around nuclear weapons when he served in the army. Richard Falzone joins Bishop On Air in the 11 o'clock hour.
We'll end the show to sound off on the National Security Agency's wholesale spying on the world with TheDayWeFightBack.org. What can we do to fight back against the absolute infringement of the 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure. That's ahead as we wrap up today's Bishop On Air!
Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 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.