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A longtime southern Illinois judge has passed away.

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois says Judge Kenneth Meyers died on Saturday.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Over three thousand people visited the site of what will be a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Perryville, Missouri.

They came Sunday for an event called Mark of Remembrance, in which visitors could write messages to loved ones on the concrete support wall.

March For Our Lives in Carbondale and Elsewhere

Mar 23, 2018

Two Carbondale Community High School seniors are leading the way to gun reform.

Across the nation thousands will come together on Saturday for March for Our Lives. This march comes in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting where 17 people lost their lives and thousands are calling on Congress for gun reform including, Alexis Jones and Maria Maring.

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Work on a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall continues in Perryville, Missouri.

This weekend, the public has a chance to make its mark in history on the concrete supporting wall before its entombed behind the granite wall.

Carbondale Plans a Halloween Festival

Mar 16, 2018

After Shadowfest for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Carbondale officials are planning another large scale event - a Halloween festival.

Amy Fox, the City of Carbondale's Public Relations Officer, says though Halloween parties got out of hand years ago, the city is under new management and they're moving forward with the festival.

Schools Are Using Poverty Simulations To Build Empathy, But Do They Work?

Feb 21, 2018

About 100 teachers and school support staff spent the better part of three hours inside a junior high school gymnasium in rural, east central Illinois in early January. They were role playing people living in poverty.

President Donald Trump’s administration has been in power for a year now. “State of Trump” is our series discussing what’s changed in Illinois, and what might be ahead

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Ramesh Neupane and Vamsi Manne about the upcoming SIUC International Festival.

President Donald Trump’s administration has been in power for a year now. “State of Trump” is our series discussing what’s changed in the state, and what might be ahead.

Southern Illinois Nonprofit Symposium Set For Wednesday

Jan 22, 2018

On Wednesday, Illinois Partners for Human Service is kicking off the Southern Illinois Nonprofit Symposium at John A Logan College.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Liz Hunter and Annette Jaymes of the Women United Network about their upcoming "Southern Illinois March To The Polls."

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What do the Coca-Cola building in Du Quoin, Kornthal Church in Jonesboro and the Riverlore Mansion in Cairo have in common?

They are three of the entries on Baysinger Architects' Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois. The Marion-based firm has been releasing a top 10 list for five years now.

Ameren Illinois is helping a Williamson County organization that serves the needy.

The utility donated over five thousand dollars and nearly three thousand canned goods to the Herrin House of Hope on Wednesday.

The issue of gun ownership has returned to the forefront after mass shootings at a Las Vegas country music festival in October and in a Texas church last month. Most of the concerns revolve around restrictions on gun purchases and who can own what type of weapon.

Things could get a little murky from a legal standpoint if you happen to inherit a gun from a loved one. In This week’s Friday Forum, we look at the case of a Rockford woman who found herself in such a situation.

Saluki Athletics and the Carbondale Police Department are extending their Coats for Kids collection dates to include two additional SIU men's basketball games.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Debate Coach Todd Graham about recent sexual harassment scandals that continue to grab headlines across the nation.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition Chair Wally Paynter about World AIDS Day.

The Carbondale Park District has approved a plot of land for the city's first dog park.

The site will be at the southwest corner of Parrish Fields.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with author and journalist Carla Power, who delivers the Charles D. Tenney University Honors Lecture.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Fr. Joseph Brown of SIUC's African Studies department about the Indie Lens Popup screening of, "I Am Not Your Negro."

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

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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Chicago Tribune

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.

About a hundred students traveled to Washington D.C. last week to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act. Among them was Bruna Cardoso, a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduate student,

Saturday is the 16th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

One group in Carbondale plans to hold a vigil in protest of violence.

It's time for the yearly squirrel count in Olney.

The 39th annual event starts this Saturday, Oct. 7.

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Daily Mail UK

A leading worldwide researcher on total solar eclipses will visit southeast Missouri to gather input from area residents on what they experienced during the August 21st event.

Kate Russo says she enjoys watching people describe their first total solar eclipses because it was transformative for her.

In 2011, Aaron Murray bought his first gun at a sporting goods store — a .40 caliber Beretta pistol. He and his wife were fixing up a foreclosed home in a tough neighborhood in the northern suburbs of St. Louis, and he wanted to protect himself.

Two years later, a bullet from his own gun during a home invasion would leave him paralyzed from the waist down.

The Du Quoin State Fair kicks off Friday in southern Illinois.

Spokesperson Morgan Booth says this year's fair features free entertainment, harness racing, livestock shows, food, carnival rides and a great grandstand concert lineup.

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Live Science

The City of Carbondale estimates approximately 50,000 people came to Carbondale to see the total solar eclipse on Monday.

Mark the Eclipse With A Commemorative Stamp

Aug 17, 2017
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U.S. Postal Service

There are many different keepsakes available to commemorate the total solar eclipse throughout the southern Illinois region and the nation as a whole. 
 
Mark Saunders with the U.S. Postal Service says they have special stamps and post marks for the eclipse.

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