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Jerri Locke is an author, and has written a play about single parenthood, which will be presented on August 1st at Carbondale's Varisty Center for The Arts.  In this interview, Jerri describes the inspiration for her work.

Kevin Boucher

Spring Wildflowers With Botanist Chris Evans

Apr 17, 2015
Photo by Chris Evans

Emily Rose Cole

April Astronomy

Apr 1, 2015

Radio waves are very common in space.  All across the Earth, huge specially-designed radio-telescopes allow us to listen in on these cosmic travelers.  When you look up in the night sky if often seems calm and quiet.  However that is only part of a bigger picture. 

WSIU Radio's Kevin Boucher talks with Bob Baer, a Computer and Electronics Specialist in the Physics Department at SIU-Carbondale.

The inspiration of art with Betty Jesse

Mar 17, 2015

Winter is when many gardeners start thinking of what they will be planting.  Potatoes and Blueberries are two crops that can be grown here in southern Illinois.  WSIU Radio's Kevin Boucher talks with Nathan Johanning of the University Of Illinois Extension Service branch in Murphysboro about how to grow these tasty, nutritious foods.

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Nathan Johanning is an Extension Educator with the U of I Extension Service.   WSIU's Kevin Boucher talks with Johanning about a series of upcoming gardening webinars.

Nathan Johanning, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms in the greenhouse surrounded by Fennel, Chard and Spinach, all growing in mid December. Photo by Kevin Boucher. Edit | Remove

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Beefsteak plant in full bloom at Giant City State Park. Photo by Kevin Boucher. Edit | Remove

View of the Mississippi River and Big Muddy River valley from the overlook at Little Grand Canyon. Photo by Kevin Boucher Edit | Remove

Winter Gardening

Dec 18, 2014

With winter here there are a number of gardening chores that can be done to prepare your gardens for a long winter's nap...    Kevin Boucher has more in this special edition of Radio Voices.

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

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.

Radio Voices: Amy Goodman

Jul 31, 2014

Today we conclude our month long special  Radio Voices Series - "Telling Stories for Radio."

Radio Voices: Young at Heart

Jul 24, 2014

Today we continue our special  Radio Voices series – "Telling Stories for Radio."

Student producer Eliseo Carmano tells the story of a local skate–boarder who is following his passion.

Eliseo Carmano is a Radio–Television and Digital Media student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Next week, join us for a conversation with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman.


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.

Radio Voices: Winston "The Bagel Man"

Jul 17, 2014

WSIU continues a special four–part Radio Voices series – "Telling Stories for Radio."

Telling Stories for Radio: Kendo

Jul 10, 2014

Welcome to a special edition of Radio Voices featuring "Telling Stories for Radio"   A group of original essays produced by students in SIU Carbondale's Department of Radio, Television and Digital Media.

Our first story is by producer Anthony Lee who takes a look behind the scenes of SIU's Kendo club.

"Telling Stories for Radio" is a collaboration with the Department of Radio, Television and Digital Media in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at SIUC.