WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Fitness Instructor Tori Gusewelle and Carbondale Spokeswoman Amy Fox about the Fresh Fitness Program, which will join the Winter Farmers Market starting January 6 in Carbondale.
You’re going to hear a lot of Christmas songs between now and December 25th. And you may hear one that features a little boy asking Santa to replace his two central incisors, after losing them in a slide down the banister. The vocalist that made that song famous was George Rock, a trumpeter hailing from the central Illinois town of Farmer City.
A group of 5th graders at Cobden Elementary School in Union County is putting together a school newspaper. WSIU's Brad Palmer talked with teacher Kelly Flamm and the student journalists about their new endeavor.
Leslie Goddard has a PhD in history from Northwestern, but she never lets academia get in the way of having a little fun with history. Illinois Public Radio's Brian O'Keefe talked recently about her latest project, the history of Frank Capra’s ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’.
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.
Now that winter weather has arrived, we take a look at how plants cope with cold. In this first part of this report we hear from a farmer from central Illinois talking about a technique called cover cropping, which can help the soil, and, actually enrich the soil during the typical winter months of December, January and February.
Farmers in Central Illinois are experimenting with cover crops to stop soil erosion. Cover crops can also help stop an environmental threat hundreds of miles away. But, do cover crops cut into a farmer’s finances—or even solvency?
Cameras and machine learning may eventually save farmers a lot of money on chemicals. They may even help prevent water pollution and reduce the need for genetically-modified seeds. That's according to the CEO of Blue River Technology, a company based in California's Silicon Valley that John Deere just bought for $305 million.
WVIK's Michelle O'Neill reports the acquisition may have wide-ranging effects on agriculture and other industries.
Monday was an important date on the way to the 2018 elections. It was the beginning of the period when Illinois candidates have to file petitions with, in some cases, thousands of signatures needed to get on the ballot.
SIU President Randy Dunn talks with WSIU's Brad Palmer about his thoughts on the progress of SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's academic reorganization plan and the kickoff of Illinois' Bicentennial celebration this weekend.
If you drive along the two lane back roads of northern Illinois these days, you’re likely to see farm fields that just a few weeks ago had row upon row of corn. Now, in those fields machines are turning laps leaving just the stub of a corn stalk. Illinois Public Radio's Brian O'Keefe has a look at this years whiskey crop...
Two months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico residents are struggling to recover. Power has not been fully restored, and fresh water and other supplies are still hard to come by.
In the days immediately after the storm, a southern Illinoisan decided to lend his help – in connecting others who could lend a hand. Taylor Vessel of WSIU’s River Region Evening Edition reports on Tim Maloney's trip.