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Clinton Makes History As Democratic Presidential Nominee

The Democratic National Convention made history Tuesday evening: Amid applause, shouts, cheers and in some cases tears, the delegates on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia nominated Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.Clinton is now the first female presidential candidate of a major American party.It is a historic moment 150 years in the making, starting when suffragettes demanded the right to vote and Victoria Claflin Woodhull became the first woman to run...
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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her father's job ... as speaker of the Illinois House ... IS a factor in whether she'd ever run for governor.

Madigan did not elaborate. But she stepped back from a possible 20-14 bid, saying it would not be good for Illinois to have two members of the same family in those positions.

The American Red Cross is urging area residents to donate blood and platelets throughout the rest of the summer.

Red Cross spokesman Joe Zydlo says blood supplies are usually lower in June and early July, but he says they are significantly lower this year...partly due to unfortunate timing.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Jonathon Moore, a member of Carbondale's Black Love Adjoining Communities Collectively - or BLACC - the local Black Lives Matter organization.

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner has already said he plans to run for re-election in two years.

Democrats don't have a single obvious candidate for governor.

Illinois voters like labor unions, but generally find Governor Bruce Rauner's approach to labor negotiations to be unfavorable, according to a new poll.

Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack from suburban Chicago says he is resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues."

book cover for The Jaguar Man
Central Recovery Press

The Jaguar Man is the latest from  Author and documentary playwright Lara Naughton.  It's a memoir that chronicles a harrowing event that took place in her life while on vacation in Belize.  WSIU's Jeff Williams talked with Naughton about the book, the experience, and her journey of healing in this edition of In The Author's Voice.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about the university's new Diversity Initiative:

Republicans had their turn last week in Cleveland; now it’s Democrats turn. Illinois’ delegates to the Democratic National Convention are in Philadelphia, where they’re set to nominate Hillary Clinton for President.

Labor unions are attacking Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner for several vetoes issues late last week. The Republican governor rejected measures that would have raised wages for state contractors that take care of the elderly and disabled.

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Michael Jordan Speaks Up For Black Lives And Police Officers

Michael Jordan is condemning violence against both African-Americans and police. His forceful and emotional statement, released by ESPN's The Undefeated, is a marked change for the NBA legend. Jordan has been famously apolitical during his career — first as a Hall of Fame basketball player for the Chicago Bulls and more recently as an owner of the Charlotte Hornets — avoiding public statements on politics and civil rights, when other athletes have spoken out."I can no longer stay silent,"...
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WSIU InFocus: Black Lives Matter Organization Urges Dialogue

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Jonathon Moore, a member of Carbondale's Black Love Adjoining Communities Collectively - or BLACC - the local Black Lives Matter organization.
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