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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The Alexander County man killed in a car crash early Sunday morning has been identified.

State Police say 38-year old Jason Klein from Olive Branch was driving a 2002 Ford pickup truck south on Route 3 when he lost control.

Centralia Bank Robbed

Sep 10, 2018
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Authorities are investigating a bank robbery in Centralia.

WJBD Radio reports there were no injuries when two men held up the People's National Bank facility around 9 a.m. Monday.

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For the first time in more than 50 years, voters in the City of Marion will receive a municipal election ballot next spring without the name Bob Butler on it.

Butler, who served as mayor for nearly 55 years, stepped down earlier this year for health reasons.

Fall enrollment at SIU-Carbondale is down nearly 12-percent, but school officials say they are seeing some positive signs for the future.

Ten-day numbers released Tuesday show enrollment stands at 12,817 students.

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Pete Peterson

Anyone can get caught up in the excitement of a Major League Baseball game.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us about how his wife, Anita, let loose at a recent trip to a Pittsburgh Pirates game.

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The exact replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is now in place in Perryville, Missouri.

Workers installed the final panel of the granite wall on Tuesday at Missouri's National Veterans Memorial.

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The most expensive inland waterway project in U.S. history is set to open later this year.

A ceremonial ribbon cutting at the Olmsted Locks and Dam in southern Illinois is scheduled for Thursday.

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To say the SIU men's basketball team faces a challenging non-conference schedule might be an understatement.

The Salukis released the schedule Thursday and the season opener is a doozy.

Vienna IGA to Reopen

Aug 23, 2018

Two Vienna natives are planning to re-open the IGA store in the Johnson County town.

Chad and Chance Miles, who currently own Miles Brothers Meats in West Frankfort, will call the store Miles Brothers Foods. It will retain the familiar IGA sign.

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The Trump administration has proposed a major rollback in Obama-era restrictions on climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The plan announced Tuesday gives the states more discretion in choosing how to regulate pollution from the plants.

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Two U.S. congressmen visited the Marion VA Medical Center Tuesday as part of a Veterans Listening Tour.

Congressman Mike Bost of Murphysboro hosted House Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Phil Roe from Tennessee to learn more about the effort to reform hiring practices at the facility.

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The St. Louis District Dairy Council is ready to help southern Illinois schools get off to a nutritionally strong academic year.

The dairy council's Jaelyn  Munson says the agency works with Food Service Directors on ways to promote dairy products in school meals.

A Perry County man was seriously hurt when his concrete truck left the road, hit an embankment and overturned.

One of the nation's largest providers of oxygen and other respiratory therapy services to patients in the home has paid $5.25 million to resolve a lawsuit.

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WSIU Radio contributor Pete Peterson continues his series on the Illinois Bicentennial.

In this edition, Pete takes exception with some of the public's choices in a list of the state's top ten authors.

SIU Move-In Weekend is Underway

Aug 16, 2018
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Traffic is noticeably busier in Carbondale and the SIU-C campus as students move in for the upcoming fall semester.

Mayor Mike Henry even helped with the move-in along with plenty of other volunteers.

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A southern Illinois man just took part in his 18th PGA Championship.

But, last week's tournament at Bellerive Country Club was extra special for Jesse Barge, the retired PGA Professional and Director of Golf Operations at Kokopelli Golf Club in Marion.

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A pharmacist and drug store owner in Red Bud admits to defrauding the government and private insurers.

A five-year-old boy was killed in Carbondale Monday night after being hit by a vehicle.

Carbondale Police say the incident occurred around 8 p.m. in the 500 block of North Wall Street.

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A Mt. Vernon man is accused of shooting two others at a local apartment complex.

Mt. Vernon Police say 26-year-old Kandy Collard is also charged with Home Invasion and two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm in connection with the shooting at Garden Glen Apartments.

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The SIU football team scrimmages Thursday evening and those who attend can help a local organization at the same time.

The football Salukis are collecting diapers for the Women's Center.

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A southern Illinois man had one of the best views of Tiger Woods' electrifying performance Sunday at the PGA Championship in St. Louis.

A southeast Missouri county is dealing with a salmonella outbreak.

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A southern Illinois man received a long prison sentence after a Union County jury convicted him on two counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.

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The former sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, who's credited with creating the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also came up with the idea for another unique sports event. WSIU contributor Pete Peterson has the story.

You can also hear Pete deliver essays and commentaries throughout the year with his series Reading Baseball.

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The SIU men's basketball team is preparing to make a trip to Cuba.

The team leaves this weekend and will play three games next week against the Cuban National Team.

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A recent study from Washington State University showed an alarming amount of prison workers -- 19% -- suffered from diagnosable PTSD. A rate equal to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan  and a higher rate of PTSD than police officers.

The Illinois Department of Corrections has implemented a Staff Wellness Program to help its employees deal with the stress and trauma of the job. WSIU's Brad Palmer talks about the program with Stephanie Rawlings, IDOC's Statewide Staff Wellness Coordinator.

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An employee at SIU-Carbondale presented his comprehensive plan to increase enrollment at a public meeting this week.

Paralegal Studies interim director Daniel Silver says his five-point plan could bring in more students quickly and help keep them on campus.

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Authorities have identified the elderly man wanted in a Franklin County bank robbery.

Benton Police say he is 82-year-old Arthur Bays of Marion. Bays was taken into custody without incident Thursday afternoon in the 1100 block of West Main Street.

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Police are searching for a Cape Girardeau woman wanted for stealing money from a non-profit animal rescue shelter.

Cape Girardeau Police are asking for the public's help in locating 40-year-old Elizabeth Hann.

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