Brad Palmer

All Things Considered Host, WSIU Radio News Producer

As a news producer and news anchor on All Things Considered, Brad provides the listeners with a recap of the day's top local and state news as well as breaking news at any given time.

During a day of news gathering, Brad will receive help from other professional staff members as well as a corps of student volunteers and paid staff members. He also assists the student-led sports department with editorial and content support.

Brad has also assisted with pledge support on both WSIU Radio and Television as well as content for WSIU-TV InFocus and play-by-play of SIU Saluki football and women's basketball.

He also produces a popular essay/commentary segment called Reading Baseball with retired Southern Illinois University Carbondale English Professor Richard "Pete" Peterson.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Over three thousand people visited the site of what will be a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Perryville, Missouri.

They came Sunday for an event called Mark of Remembrance, in which visitors could write messages to loved ones on the concrete support wall.

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Consortium for Educational Change

Schools in 15 southern Illinois counties can participate in a program to help students deal with stress outside the classroom.

The Consortium for Educational Change and the Partnership for Resilience received a 50-thousand dollar grant to support a program to limit the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACES.

The Chester Bridge was reduced to one lane Thursday for a unique reason.

Suntimesnews reports a 10-foot wide restriction was in place so a film crew could work on a documentary for HBO.

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Missouri State Bears

Missouri State has a new men's basketball coach, who grew up in Saluki country.

The school introduced 33-year-old Dana Ford Thursday.

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Carbondale Police

On Wednesday, March 21 around 12:00 p.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department located Mariyiah Turner and Ciara Stidhum in Carbondale.

They were accompanied by a third female juvenile who was also listed as a runaway. The three girls were found safe and healthy. All were returned to the custody of their parents.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Work on a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall continues in Perryville, Missouri.

This weekend, the public has a chance to make its mark in history on the concrete supporting wall before its entombed behind the granite wall.

A Cairo man is sentenced in federal court for his role in the attempted 2014 armed robbery of the First National Bank in Cairo and for other related crimes.

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Union County Sheriff's Dept.

A man wanted for murder in southwest Indiana was arrested over the weekend in southern Illinois.

Union County officials say 35-year-old Jacob Louis Wilson is in custody on a Gibson County, Indiana warrant charging him with one count of murder.

Two men were shot late Sunday night and early Monday morning in two separate incidents in Carbondale.

Police say at around 11:25 p.m., they responded to the 1200 block of North Bridge Street after a report of shots fired. Officers learned that a white vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed prior to officers arriving.

A Marion County man pleaded guilty to five counts of bank fraud.

The U.S. attorney's office says 75-year-old Alfred Cross of Kinmundy will be sentenced on May 9th. Each of the bank fraud counts carries a sentence of up to thirty years in prison.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Schools aren't the only institutions concerned about mass shootings.

Many churches and businesses are offering employees and volunteers active shooter training.

The Vienna City Council recently hired two additional part time police officers to support the local schools.

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The NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament is underway. This is the favorite time of year for college hoops fans.

To commemorate Illinois' bicentennial year, WSIU Radio contributor Pete Peterson gives us a history lesson into the state's most notable teams of all time.

Carbondale Police are searching for anyone involved in the burglary of a construction site.

Officers responded to the 2500 block of East Walnut Street at around 7:30 Thursday morning.

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SIU

SIU-Carbondale has released the amount of money raised from the second annual Day of Giving earlier this month.

School officials say the event brought in 480-thousand dollars from more than 18-hundred donors.

Two democrats are seeking the party's nomination in southern Illinois' 12th congressional district. WSIU's Brad Palmer introduces us to Brendan Kelly and David Bequette.

Murphysboro's Mike Bost is seeking a 3rd term representing southern Illinois' 12th congressional district. His primary opponent is Preston Nelson of Benton. WSIU's Brad Palmer profiles both candidates.

SIU Carbondale will bring students together in residence halls on the west side of campus this fall.

The students will be housed at Thompson Point. The towers will not be used.

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SIU Salukis

SIU guard Marcus Bartley is on the Academic All-America Division I basketball team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The St. Louis University transfer is a sports administration major with a 4.0 GPA. Bartley was named a third team all-academic team member.

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Illinois Dept. of Central Management Services

Illinois hospitals may soon have more money for treating low-income patients. 
Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday signed legislation intended to help them collect billions of dollars.

A workers compensation attorney from Chicago delivered the keynote address at a symposium on the issue in Marion.

Thursday's event sponsored by Southern Illinois Healthcare brought human resources personnel, business managers and municipal leaders together at Rent One Park.

Federal funding is headed to Illinois to help with improvements along Interstate 57 in Williamson County.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is receiving 7.6 million dollars through the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER grant program.

March is National Nutrition Month.

This year's theme is  Go Further With Food in order to achieve the many health benefits that healthy eating habits offer.

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Hardin Co. General Hospital

A southern Illinois hospital says it'll be able to keep its doors open if Governor Bruce Rauner signs a measure into law.

Illinois lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a plan that revamps the way hospitals are paid for treating low-income patients. The current "Hospital Assessment Program" expires in July - and with it billions of dollars in federal matching funds.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

The first class of cadets to provide security at the newly re-purposed Murphysboro Life Skills Re-entry Center graduated Friday.

The 32 cadets will be ready to go when the facility - formerly known as the Illinois Youth Center - welcomes its first 240 inmates on April 16th.

The push is on in Springfield to pass some sort of gun control measures in the wake of the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida on Valentine's Day.

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RealClear Sports

Rivalries in sports can increase pressure on coaches and players, but they might be felt strongest by fans.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson - a Pittsburgh native - tells us why he hates the City of Brotherly Love's sports teams.

Human service agencies across Illinois are taking a new approach to get their message across to lawmakers and the public.

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Southern Illinoisan

The former treasurer of the southern Illinois town of Zeigler has admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands in government funds.

The U.S. attorney says 44-year-old Ryan Thorpe pleaded guilty to five counts of wire fraud and embezzlement.

The person killed in a two vehicle crash in Washington County on Tuesday has been identified.

Illinois State Police say he is 58-year-old John Frye of Freeburg.

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