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Where Do You Ride A Dirt Bike When You Have No Dirt?

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In Atlanta, the buzzing of dirt bikes and ATVs is loudest on Sundays, when a loose group of riders called ATL Bike Life get together.

About 50 of them showed up outside a park in southwest Atlanta, popping wheelies and revving their engines.

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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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Children in Illinois are doing better than in recent years, and advocates are calling on state and federal leaders to avoid reversing those gains.

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An appellate court in southern Illinois Tuesday heard arguments in a case related to state government's budget fight.

At issue is whether state workers should continue to be paid during the impasse.

Chancellor's Forum: Dr. Rodney Hanley

Jun 13, 2017
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It’s Round two for the SIU Carbondale Chancellor Search.

Dr. Rodney Hanley visited campus Tuesday and answered questions from the hiring committee.

Architect of the Capitol

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Tue, June 13 at 1:30 pm (central). 

How Fluorspar Helped Put Hardin County On The Map.

Jun 13, 2017

This Saturday, June 17th, 2017, several lawmakers, families of former Fluorspar miners and others will gather in Rosiclare Illinois for the official unveiling of the Fluorspar Miners' Memorial.  Ahead of the ceremony, WSIU radio visits with a Rosiclare native, Rhonda Belford, who, is the President of the Ohio River Scenic Byway Board.

Illinois courts have played a crucial role in determining how state government spends money during the budget stalemate. Two of those cases have important hearings this week.

The cases involve two groups: one who has been getting paid; and another who hasn’t, but wants to.

A pair of forums in southern Illinois this week are designed to highlight the job opportunities in alternative energy sources.

A new law in Illinois makes 200-million dollars available to build new solar and wind facilities in the state. So, the forums will offer community leaders ideas on how to bring in new energy jobs.


If you watched any of the Stanley Cup Final on television, you may have seen a band performing inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

One of the band members is originally from Tamms and now lives in Anna.

Numerous crashes shut down portions of Interstates 57 and 24 Sunday -- leaving four people dead and several injured.

A new report says repealing the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — would have a disproportionately negative effect in rural parts of Illinois.


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WSIU InFocus: LSU Balloon Team Visits SIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Greg Guzik, Director of the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium, Delgado Community College Associate Physics Professor Joanna Rivers, and SIU Eclipse Committee Coordinator Bob Baer about the test launch of a special balloon that will track the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Carbondale.

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