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Illinois Lawmakers To Air Fridays 7:30pm, May 3-31

May 1, 2013
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Monica Tichenor / WSIU Public Broadcasting

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Contact: Jak Tichenor, Senior Producer, WSIU Public Television, (618) 453-6187, jak.tichenor@wsiu.org

Illinois Lawmakers TV Series to Tackle Pension Reform, Gun Control

Statewide Public Affairs Series To Air on WSIU-TV Fridays at 7:30pm in May

Media Advisory - For May 2, May 8, and May 10

May 1, 2013
WGBH

Media Advisory

For the Following Dates:

* Thursday, May 2, 9:30am-10:30am - Ewing Grade School, Ewing

* Wednesday, May 8, 8:30-10am - Giant City School, Carbondale

* Friday, May 10, 12:45-2:45pm - North Side School, Fairfield

Contact: Beth Spezia, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595, beth.spezia@wsiu.org

WSIU, Area Schools To Host “Martha Speaks Reading Buddies" Celebrations

Robby Ballard

Top students from Carterville High School will take on Murphysboro High School in a battle of the brains on the next episode of Scholastic Hi-Q, WSIU Public Television's quiz show featuring regional high school scholar bowl teams.

The quarterfinal round of the half-hour series will air on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University (SIU), on Sunday, May 5 at 5:30pm, with a repeat on Sunday, May 12 at 9:30am.

Following the on-air broadcast, viewers can watch the program online anytime at watch.wsiu.org.

Media Advisory - Free Film Screening Saturday, April 27

Apr 25, 2013
Courtesy of Chiara Goia

Media Advisory - For Saturday, April 27, 2013

Contacts: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, vickie.devenport@wsiu.org

WSIU, Carbondale Library To Present Free Film Screening This Saturday, April 27

Featured Film: The Island President

Media Advisory - Central Park Five Event is Tonight

Apr 17, 2013

Media Advisory

For TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 17

Contact: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, vickie.devenport@wsiu.org

Tonight - Live Conversation with Central Park Five Producers

Local Discussion to follow at Guyon Auditorium, SIU Morris Library

Robby Ballard

Area Families Invities to Neighborhood of Make Believe

Apr 11, 2013
Holly Burke

For Immediate Release

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Contact: Beth Spezia, WSIU Educational Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595, beth.spezia@wsiu.org; Jennifer Sarver, Director of Education, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, (618) 242-1236, ext. 224, jennifer@cedarhurst.org

Area Families Invited to the Neighborhood of Make Believe

Free event coming to Cedarhurst in Mt. Vernon on April 20

Robby Ballard

Top students from Carbondale Community High School will take on Mater Dei Catholic High School in a battle of the brains on the next episode of Scholastic Hi-Q, WSIU Public Television's quiz show featuring regional high school scholar bowl teams.

The quarterfinal round of the half-hour series will air on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University (SIU), on Sunday, April 14 at 1pm, with a repeat on Sunday, April 21 at 9:30am.

Following the on-air broadcast, viewers can watch the program online anytime at watch.wsiu.org.

Local Events to Examine One of Nation's Worst Crimes

Apr 3, 2013
Daily News/Getty Images

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Contact: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, vickie.devenport@wsiu.org

Local Events to Examine One of Nation’s Most Horrific Crimes

Robby Ballard

Top students from Murphysboro High School will take on Sandoval High School in a battle of the brains on the next episode of Scholastic Hi-Q, WSIU Public Television's quiz show featuring regional high school scholar bowl teams.

The second round of the half-hour series will air on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University (SIU), on Sunday, April 7 at 5:30pm, with a repeat on Sunday, April 14 at 9:30am.

Following the on-air broadcast, viewers can watch the program online anytime at watch.wsiu.org.

WSIU, Women's Center to Host Film Screening on April 6

Apr 1, 2013
Courtesy of Kimmer Olesak

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 1, 2013

Contact: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, vickie.devenport@wsiu.org

WSIU, Women's Center to Present Film Screening This Saturday

Film & Discussion To Address Childhood Abuse and Domestic Violence

Robby Ballard

Top students from Carterville High School will take on Pinckneyville Community High School in a battle of the brains on the next episode of Scholastic Hi-Q, WSIU Public Television's quiz show featuring regional high school scholar bowl teams.

The second round of the half-hour series will air on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University (SIU), on Sunday, March 31 at 5:30pm, with a repeat on Sunday, April 7 at 9:30am.

Courtesy of Vaquera Productions.

Thursday, March 21, 2012

Contacts: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, vickie.devenport@wsiu.org

Local Film Screening Traces Evolution of Women's Liberation

Robby Ballard

Top students from Fairfield Community High School will take on Johnston City High School in a battle of the brains on the next episode of Scholastic Hi-Q, WSIU Public Television's quiz show featuring regional high school scholar bowl teams.

The second round of the half-hour series will air on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University (SIU), on Sunday, March 24 at 5:30pm, with a repeat on Sunday, March 31 at 9:30am.

Media Advisory for Sat, March 2 - SIRIS Trivia Night

Feb 28, 2013

Media Advisory

For Saturday, March 2, 2013

Contact:  Vickie Devenport, SIRIS Director and WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, vickie.devenport@wsiu.org

SIRIS Trivia Contest is This Saturday

WSIU TV, Radio to Air Gov. Quinn's Budget Address Live

Feb 27, 2013

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Contact: Jak Tichenor, Senior Producer, WSIU Public Television, (618) 453-6187, jak.tichenor@wsiu.org

WSIU to Air Live Coverage of Governor Quinn's Budget Message

School Closings for Friday, February 22nd:

- Central A&M School District is closed

- Christian Fellowship School in DuQuoin is closed

- Christ Our Savior Lutheran School in Evansville, IL is closed

- Dongola Schools are closed

- ALL Franklin County Schools are closed

- Kell Grade School is closed

- Mt. Vernon Christian School is closed

- Neoga School District is closed

- New Simpson Hill School is closed

- North Wamac Grade School in Centralia is closed

- Project ECHO is closed

Local Film Screening This Saturday

Feb 20, 2013

Media Advisory

For Saturday, February 23, 2013

Contacts: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, vickie.devenport@wsiu.org

WSIU, Carbondale Library Present Free Local Film Screening This Saturday

Featured Film: The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights

Christina Clayton

Top students from Cumberland High School will take on Mt. Vernon Township High School in a battle of the brains on the next episode of Scholastic Hi-Q, WSIU Public Television's quiz show featuring regional high school scholar bowl teams.

The second round of the half-hour series will air on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University (SIU), on Sunday, February 24 at 5:30pm, with a repeat on Sunday, March 24 at 9:30am.

WSIU Film Screening to Profile Civil Rights Leader

Feb 15, 2013
Courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 15, 2013

Contacts: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, vickie.devenport@wsiu.org

Local WSIU Film Screening to Profile Civil Rights Leader

Beth Radtke

Top students from Hamilton County High School will take on Nashville Community High School in a battle of the brains on the next episode of Scholastic Hi-Q, WSIU Public Television's quiz show featuring regional high school scholar bowl teams.

The second round of the half-hour series will air on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University (SIU), on Sunday, February 17 at 5:30pm, with a repeat on Sunday, February 24 at 9:30am.

Beth Radtke

Top students from Massac County High School will take on O'Fallon High School on the next episode of Scholastic Hi-Q, WSIU Public Television's quiz show featuring regional high school scholar bowl teams.

The second round of the half-hour series will air on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University (SIU), on Sunday, February 10 at 1pm, with a repeat on Sunday, February 17 at 9:30am.

WSIU to Air Gov. Quinn's State of the State Address

Feb 4, 2013

For Immediate Release

Monday, February 4, 2013

Contact: Jak Tichenor, Senior Producer, WSIU Public Television, (618) 453-6187, jak.tichenor@wsiu.org

WSIU to Broadcast Live Coverage of Governor Quinn's State of the State Address

WSIU Hosts 17th Annual Love is On the Air Fundraiser

Jan 30, 2013
Ernie Ashby

WSIU is inviting listeners and viewers to share the love this Valentine's Day by supporting WSIU's annual “Love is On the Air” fundraiser.

Now in its 17th year, this popular event has become a Valentine's Day tradition among public media fans across the region. WSIU supporters who make a donation during “Love is On the Air” can send boxes of regular or sugar-free gourmet chocolates made by The Chocolate Factory in Golconda, Illinois anywhere in the continental U.S., courtesy of Mail Boxes Etc. of Carbondale.

Robby Ballard

Top students from East Richland High School will take on Mater Dei Catholic High School in a battle of the brains on the next episode of Scholastic Hi-Q.

Robby Ballard

Top students from Carbondale High School will take on Cisne High School in the second round of WSIU-TV's Scholastic Hi-Q

The half-hour series will air on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University (SIU), on Sunday, January 27 at 5:30pm, with a repeat on Sunday, February 3 at 9:30am.

ITVS

Media Advisory

For Saturday, January 26, 2:30pm

Contacts: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, vickie.devenport@wsiu.org

WSIU, Carbondale Library to Host Free Film Screening This Saturday

Community Cinema Film Featured: Soul Food Junkies

Celtic Connections Announces 2012 Album of the Year

Jan 22, 2013
Brenda Willis

Bryan Kelso Crow, host of the nationally-distributed public radio series Celtic Connections, produced and distributed by WSIU Public Radio, has announced his selection of Album of the Year for 2012. This year's honor goes to the Nashville, Tennessee family band The Willis Clan for their album entitled Chapter One: Roots.

Beth Radtke

Top students from Murphysboro High School will take on Cairo High School in a battle of the brains on the next episode of Scholastic Hi-Q on WSIU TV.

The half-hour episode will air on WSIU channel 8 and WUSI channel 16 on Sunday, January 20 at 5:30 pm, with a repeat on Sunday, January 27 at 9:30 am.

Following the on-air broadcast, viewers can watch the program online anytime at watch.wsiu.org

Local Screening to Explore Soul Food Traditions

Jan 15, 2013
Shawn Escoffery for Independent Lens

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Contacts: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148, vickie.devenport@wsiu.org

Local Film Screening to Explore Soul Food Traditions

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