Greg Bishop broadcasts from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in downtown Springfield from 9 to noon! Listen in for important conversations on transparency, drones, budgets, and history! That's all ahead with Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield!
The Barber and the President
Coming this Sunday to the Presidential Library, it's “The Barber and the President.” We'll talk with Kathryn Harris, head of library services, and historian Sam Wheeler about what this event is all about!
Last week we heard from Illinois Times reporter Bruce Rushton about his Freedom of Information Act request of the years-old ISP report about the conduct of two Springfield Police Detectives. Rusthon said it's been over 80 business days since the request, which was upheld in court. Now we're finding out that it could take 9 months more to release the report. Does this show a lack of transparency? And what is the city really afraid of? We'll allow you to sound off today with Bishop On Air!
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are in the news again this week after Yemen and US officials' accounts differ from the accounts of human rights groups about a drone strike in Yemen. One side says all or most of those killed were militants or associates of Al-Qaeda while another side says drones killed people attending a wedding party. Also there are stories about how law enforcement used a drone to arrest someone, plus questions about how the press can use drones ... We'll lay it all out today with Bishop On Air.
State Republican lawmakers are laying out their demands about what they want to happen for the state budget. If you were in that position, what would you demand? Sound off with Bishop On Air!
Next week, the city of Springfield is expected to approve a budget, but not without some amendments for things Aldermen feel are important. We'll be joined on location by Springfield Budget Director Bill McCarty to discus the budget process and what we can expect to change from what has been initially proposed.
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.