Brad Palmer

All Things Considered Host, WSIU Radio News Producer

As a news producer and news anchor on All Things Considered, Brad provides the listeners with a recap of the day's top local and state news as well as breaking news at any given time.

During a day of news gathering, Brad will receive help from other professional staff members as well as a corps of student volunteers and paid staff members. He also assists the student-led sports department with editorial and content support.

Brad has also assisted with pledge support on both WSIU Radio and Television as well as content for WSIU-TV InFocus and play-by-play of SIU Saluki football and women's basketball.

He also produces a popular essay/commentary segment called Reading Baseball with retired Southern Illinois University Carbondale English Professor Richard "Pete" Peterson.

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No one was injured, but two vehicles were struck by gunfire Tuesday in Carbondale.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1400 block of East Main Street at around 5:30 p.m.  Tuesday.

Illinois State Police

The Christian County Coroner's office is reporting the skeletal remains found Saturday in rural Pana are those of a missing Carterville man.

Coroner Amy Calvert Winans has identified the remains as those of 26-year-old Danny Crosby.

The SIU Football Salukis will not play their April 3 Missouri Valley Conference game at Illinois State.

Illinois State Police

The search for a missing southern Illinois man will expand starting Saturday.

Carbondale District 95

Carbondale Elementary School District 95 has hired a new leader from within.

Carbondale Police

The 15-year-old missing teenager from Carbondale has been located in Eldorado.

Isaiah Pryor was found safe and in good health late Thursday night. He had been reported missing since before dawn Thursday morning.

Carbondale Police

The Carbondale Police Department is seeking help in locating a missing teenager.

Officers say 15-year-old Isaiah Pryor was last seen at approximately 4:17 a.m. Thursday morning in the 300 block of South Marion Street in Carbondale.  


The mysterious death of a SIU-Carbondale student is the subject of an upcoming documentary on Discovery+.

The two-hour program focuses on the February 2014 death of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese, whose body was found in a wooded area on the east side of Carbondale five days after he was reported missing.

A Paducah man is headed to federal prison after pleading guilty to two counts of child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois reports 25-year-old Jace Faugno received a six-year sentence.

SIU Salukis

The SIU football team has climbed to number five in this week's national FCS rankings

After Saturday's one-point win over then 4th ranked Northern Iowa, the Salukis welcome 6th ranked South Dakota State to Carbondale this Saturday.

Head Coach Nick Hill says his players want to play in big games like these.

Illinois State Police investigators are searching for answers into the finding of a woman's body Sunday in rural Gallatin County.

Harrisburg Police called in the State Police to look into the disappearance of a woman.

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WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with 2019 hammer throw world champion and former Saluki Deanna Price about the difficulties of training during the pandemic, regaining her competitive edge, overcoming injuries and trying to make history.

17 firefighters from U.S. Forest Service units in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Oregon are in southern Illinois to help their counterparts from the Shawnee National Forest battle a wildfire in the Fountain Bluff area of the Shawnee.

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department will offer walk-in mass vaccination clinics just for those 65 and older at the Pavilion in Marion and the VF Outlet Store in West Frankfort.

Southern 7 Health Dept.

Southern Seven Health Department is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to administer the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Southeast Missourian

After COVID-19 shut down Major League Baseball’s spring training in 2020, teams are back at it again with the pandemic still impacting our lives.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson looks back at how World War II changed baseball’s spring training schedule and brought teams to our own backyard.

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost Thursday introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to emergency funding for rural areas.

Carbondale Police are asking for help in learning more about a shooting incident in the 400 block of East Chestnut Street late Wednesday night.

SIU Salukis

Saluki Athletics and the SIU Foundation Friday launched a four-year, 25 million dollar fundraising campaign to raise money to support the future of the department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The goal is to raise private funds to support the mission of the SIU Athletic Department through June 30, 2024.  

SIU football's spring season kicks off Saturday at the University of North Dakota.

Saluki Head Coach Nick Hill says the team is excited to get the Missouri Valley Conference schedule started against the MVC newcomer.


WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with representatives from five different southern Illinois schools about how they're offering basketball games to their fans via video streams It's in response to the fact that most -- if not all -- fans are restricted from attending games in person.


Starting on Monday, February 22, the Jackson County Courthouse will be returning to its regular hours of operation.

Due to severe winter weather, all American Red Cross blood drives were canceled and donor centers closed on Wednesday.

But, the blood drives and donor center will resume on Thursday.

City of Murphysboro

The Murphysboro Public Works Department got some help clearing area roads of snow from an unlikely source.

Mayor Will Stephens posted on Facebook he helped snowplow driver John Spradling push snow for about 45 minutes on Monday afternoon.

In addition to the heavy snow, temperatures are dangerously cold.

The West Frankfort Police Department Lobby is now open as a warming center.

The City of Marion opened a Warming Center at the Marion Training Center at 211 East Boulevard Street.

The Warming Center will be open daily from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. until further notice.

The National Weather Service in Paducah is calling out for additional weather observers in the region.


A southern Illinois lawmaker is cheering the announcement that Honeywell’s Metropolis Works facility is in the process of reopening.

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced the appointment of a local attorney as a Resident Circuit Judge for Union County in the First Judicial Circuit.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah says our region is in for an active winter weather pattern this week.