Kevin Boucher

Community Engagement Producer, WSIU Radio

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio.  Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.

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The Gemenids meteor shower starts this weekend, and the SIU Physics Department is hosting a public viewing.  WSIU's Kevin Boucher has a preview:

Here's your WSIU Almanac for Wednesday , December 3

Here's today's WSIU Almanac for Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Here's your WSIU Almanac for Monday, December 1, 2014.

Here's your WSIU Almanac for Friday, November 28, 2014.

Here's your WSIU Almanac for Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Here's your WSIU Almanac for Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Winter birds to see

Nov 26, 2014

Laraine Wright of the Southern Illinois Audubon Society talks about the winter birds we can see.

Here is your WSIU Almanac for Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Here's your WSIU Almanac for Monday, November 24, 2014

John A. Logan Biology  Instructor Abel Kinser talks winter plant life

Alex Wilson, WSIU

Communities all over Illinois are looking back today, remembering the series of tornadoes that claimed lives and property one year ago.

November Astronomy Highlights: The Great Square of Pegasus,the Pleiades Star Clusters  hot young stars, only 100 million years old and Mars is  still visible very low in the southwest.For more information, visit  the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois Website at:

Southern Illinois will have a front row seat for today’s partial solar eclipse.

This month marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall. The Autumnal Equinox also ushers in a change in the night sky. Cheryl Ernst with the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois gives us a preview of autumn in this edition of  Radio Voices.

If you're interested in a little star-gazing this month, Cheryl Ernst with the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois takes us on a tour of the August night sky in this special edition of  Radio Voices.

Cheryl Ernst is with the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois.  Some of upcoming viewing events will take place on August 22nd at Riverside Park in Murphysboro, August  29th at Evergreen Park in Carbondale, and August 30th at the Giant City State Park Visitor Center.  All events begin just after dusk.


WSIU's Kevin Boucher turns his attention to the night sky in this special edition of Radio Voices.  The Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois' Cheryl Ernst talks about what you can observe during the month of July.

Chirs Benda

Wildflowers of the southern Illinois region are in full bloom this summer.  

As part of his ongoing nature series, WSIU's Kevin Boucher explores the flora of the Ozark Hills Nature Preserve.

If you'd like to experience more native flora, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is planning a wildflower walk at Cave-in-Rock State Park on July 27th.