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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Longtime Williamson County State's Attorney Charles Garnati has died.

The Phonics of Cairo concert is a joint effort between the Carbondale Park District and the SIU-C Student Center to bring the community and the university together.  WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with Carbondale Park District executive director Kathy Renfro about the show that will benefit the park district.

Carbondale Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery over the weekend at the Staples retail store.

Officers say they were sent to the store at around 6:30 Saturday evening.

A Grand Tower man is in custody after leading authorities on a slow speed pursuit through the Jackson County community.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says 29-year-old Keith Ticer is jailed on two unrelated warrants, but additional charges are expected.

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SIU, the City of Carbondale and VFW Post 2605 held a joint Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Carbondale.

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The Houston Astros just won their first World Series championship, dethroning the defending champion Chicago Cubs.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us how although the Cubs dominate the headlines in Chicago, it was the city's other team that gave its baseball fans their first World Series title at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Construction of the Missouri National Veterans Memorial continues on a site just north of Perryville. WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with Mike and Vicky Lundy about the current and future plans for the project.

Illinois comptroller Susana Mendoza is applauding passage of the Debt Transparency Act and reductions in the state's massive bill backlog.

The Cambria Village Board will vote Thursday on a proposed residential Tax Increment Financing District.

Village President Steve Gottschalk says this will help Cambria improve its infrastructure, streets, water and sewer lines.

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One of the four men accused in the 2011 killing of a Mt. Vernon cab driver has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department says 25-year-old Mark Taylor of Mt. Vernon will be sentenced to prison in the shooting death of 75-year-old Charles Ellis.

The Illinois Department of Revenue is announcing details about the recently enacted Illinois tax-credit scholarship program.

The Invest in Kids initiative provides a tax credit to individuals or businesses donating towards scholarships for low-income students to go to private school.

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The Franklin County town of Orient is celebrating its 100th birthday.

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The third annual Women's Health Naturally Expo is coming up later this month in Carbondale.

The all-day event includes vendor booths, demonstrations and face-to-face meetings with over 30 natural healthcare practitioners.

The company planning to conduct a hydraulic fracturing operation in White County has decided to withdraw its application.

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Two programs at SIU-Carbondale that help students with leadership and career awareness are once again getting financial support from AT&T.

AT&T Illinois vice president Jim Maurer visited the Carbondale campus Thursday to deliver a 50-thousand dollar award for the Rising Scholars Program and Metro East Leadership Weekend.

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A Williamson County teenager was killed when an Amtrak train hit his vehicle in Jackson County.

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An investigation continues into a bomb threat Wednesday at a Union County business.

A Secretary of State Bomb Disposal Unit neutralized the device that appeared to be hazardous in nature at Clark and Sons Salvage in rural Cobden.

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A legendary late night snack stop in Carbondale is re-opening soon under new ownership.

Winston Mezo, better known as Winston the Bagel Man, shut down his business cart this past spring.

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For those of you adept at lip-reading, you probably notice Major League Baseball players can use crude language at times.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us about his introduction to swearing in baseball at a very young age and how baseball still takes him back to the language of his upbringing.

A national fishing tournament series is coming to southern Illinois.

Lake of Egypt will host a 2017 Kayak Bass Fishing Trail Event Series Tournament this weekend.

WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with world renowned eclipse chaser Kate Russo about her fascination with eclipses and how her interviews with eclipse viewers help her gather data for books and lectures.

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SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno presented his academic reorganization plan Thursday to the university's faculty.

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A suspect has been arrested for an armed robbery last week at the Circle K convenience store in Carbondale.

The Carbondale Police Department says 43-year-old Arthur Eckles, Jr. of Calumet City was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail, where his bond is set at 500-thousand dollars.

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A southern Illinois woman avoids jail time for resisting a peace officer earlier this year.

The Jackson County State's Attorney's office says 29-year-old Lauren Stoelzle of Herrin was sentenced to serve 12 months' probation and perform 100 hours of public service work. She was found guilty in a bench trial.

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Doctors and nurses at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale conducted a drill in dealing with babies and mothers in distress.

Tuesday's mock scenario - in collaboration with St. Louis Children's Hospital - involved a baby with an abdominal wall defect in which the intestines are outside the body.

The Jackson County Health Department says now is the time to get a flu shot for the upcoming season.

Director of Nursing Karen Brown says it's difficult to predict the severity of each flu season. But, she says the best thing to do is get the vaccine before any positive cases hit the community.

A southern Illinois lawmaker is part of a newly established task force that will try to increase the use of Illinois coal.

House Minority Leader Jim Durkin appointed Representative Dave Severin of Benton to the group that will study the costs and benefits of using the latest scrubber technology to allow Illinois coal mined in the state to be burned in the state as well.

The Southern Illinois University Press is struggling financially and a committee is currently studying the best way for the press to move forward, if at all.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson talks about how a baseball series at the SIU Press many years ago helped bolster its reputation across the country.

A democratic candidate for governor is dropping out of the race.

In an email sent to supporters, Amaya Pawar says he does not have the money to conduct a meaningful statewide campaign.

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Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin delivered the keynote address Tuesday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

Durbin said Simon had plenty of offers to teach when he retired from the Senate. So, he decided to follow his heart.

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