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How Animals Use Physics To Survive

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How does a gecko manage to walk on the ceiling? Do cats drink like we do? And what happens when a dog shakes water off its coat? A new book explores how animals use physics in their daily lives.

On Saturday morning a team of six aid workers from the Grassroots Education and Development Organisation in South Sudan decided to get an early start on their day.

Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?

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There was no such thing as Classic Rock in 1976 — the phrase, and the radio format it inspired, wouldn't come into common usage until the mid-1980s. But there was already some notion of a rock and roll canon, a list of key albums that FM listeners needed to have in their collection. At the start of 1976, Bob Seger had zero albums on that list. Twelve months later, he had two: Live Bullet, the double LP documenting some blistering hometown sets at Detroit's Cobo Hall, and Night Moves, his first platinum album, whose title single would peak at No. 4 as 1977 began.

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On August 21st, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse will pass over a large portion of the United States putting southern Illinois and Carbondale at the intersection of this rare event.

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The new Republican health care legislation in Congress could cost Illinois $40 billion dollars in federal funding over the next decade. That’s according to the recent report by the Congressional Budget Office.

Democratic state senators Wednesday rejected a push by Republicans to give Governor Bruce Rauner extraordinary budget powers.

It would've let Rauner cut spending across government -with few areas of government off limits ... such as elementary education and debt payments.  At a hearing, Democratic Senator Don Harmon pushed Rauner's budget director, Scott Harry, to say just what the governor planned to cut.

New on DVD this week is the 2016 Sci-Fi adventure film Passengers.  Film critic Walter Metz takes a closer look at the movie that stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.   Passengers is available at a movie store near you.

Walter Metz is a Professor of Film Studies in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.   You can hear more SIU Reviews here.

WSIU News: AM Update (3/15/2017)

Mar 15, 2017

Good morning, on this Wednesday March 15th, 2017.  Hard to believe Spring arrives in just six days.  Your mid-week forecast calls for Sunny but cold today, high reaching 39 degrees.

WSIU Almanac: March 15th, 2017.

Mar 15, 2017

The Southern 7 Health Department is offering a free public support group for those with diabetes.  For more information visit:

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has jumped another hurdle in his push to reduce the cost of home health-care. But, some people affected by the change are warning of dire consequences.

K-L Cleeton runs a video production company from his parents’ home in Effingham. His parents work for him, but not to grab coffee at his film shoots.

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A seven count superseding indictment has been returned against three people connected with a 2014 bank robbery in Cairo.

Quilts Are More Than For Keeping Warm.

Mar 14, 2017
Photograph courtesy of Jamey Walston, Exhibit Curator.

A display of quilts celebrating and telling family history is on display at Wabash Valley College's Brubeck Arts Center.  The exhibit, titled "Stitch in Time" runs through April 21st, 2017.

On Sunday, March 19th, 2017, the Mt. Carmel Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a reception at 3:00PM in the Brubeck gallery.

WSIU News: AM Update (3/14/17)

Mar 14, 2017

We'll see cold conditions today, Tuesday March 14th, 2017.  For today, mostly cloudy skies with the high reaching 35.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has filed paperwork to ensure a new deputy governor isn't paid from an insurance fund that is $4 billion behind on medical payments.


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WSIU InFocus: SIU President Randy Dunn (3/29/2017 - AM)

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller gets an update from SIU President Randy Dunn on budget issues, and the search for a new SIU Carbondale campus Chancellor.

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