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.
Mark Motsinger is a Social Studies and History Teacher at Carrier Mills High School. In March of 2014 he was recognized for his enthusiasm in the classroom by The Illinois State Historical Society with the Olive Foster Outstanding Illinois History Teacher. In this report, he talks about when he uncovered a portion of a human habitation in southern Illinois which is older than the Cahokia Mounds.
According to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, over 1,500 plants and animals in this country are currently under the strict protection of the Endangered Species Act. The F-W-S is currently assessing the status of five Midwestern amphibians and reptiles to see if populations of these five species of animals have declined to the point where they need to be added to the Endangered Species List. A couple of these animals can be found in southern Illinois.
More than a century ago, Italian immigrants settled in Herrin, Illinois. Recently, the community hosted students from Italy, and organizers say it’s a multi-purpose visit. WSIU’s Jennifer Fuller reports.
Michaelann Stanley usually teaches French at Herrin High School. But after building a relationship with several people in Cuggiono, she added Italian to her repertoire and began working on student-to-student interaction.
Without a state budget, social service agencies all over Illinois are trying to make do with little or no funding. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller takes a look at how that's affecting services in southern Illinois.
Thousands of people get their mental health and substance abuse counseling through Centerstone in southern Illinois. But because state lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner are still at odds over a budget, some of those people may soon be left without the care they need.
Now that June is here, there is a lot to be done in the garden. Here is Nathan Johanning an Extension Educator in Local Food Systems and Small Farms. Nathan can be reached at the University of Illinois Extension Service in Murphysboro at 618-687-1727. For more helpful gardening information visit the U of I Website at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fjprw/hort.html
WSIU InFocus (6/23/2015): Homeless in Carbondale Forum
WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Interfaith Council President and Sparrow Coalition Facilitator Maurine Pyle and SIU Lecturer Josh Phillips about the "Homeless in Carbondale" Community Forum on June 23.
2015 may be a new year, but Illinois leaders will spend it dealing with an old problem: Budget Shortfalls and the possibility of diminished state funding will likely make headlines throughout the year.