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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Late last year, Major League Baseball decided to alter its record books by adding Negro League statistics to baseball's official record.

In his annual Black History Month essay for Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson highlights some of the top players from the Negro Leagues, some of whom made it to the big leagues and others who didn't get the chance.

High school basketball games are starting this week across southern Illinois.

Gyms with adequate spacing are allowed to have up to 50 fans -- mainly players' parents.

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Wednesday was Missouri Valley Football Conference Media Day ahead of the spring season.

An Anna man is charged with four counts of child pornography.

The Union County State's Attorney says 33-year-old Robert Louis Craft is accused of possessing child pornography, which depicts children under 13 years of age.

The body of a Cape Girardeau woman was found Monday in a sparsely wooded creek bank.

Carbondale Police are searching for two suspects wanted in connection to an armed robbery this past weekend.

Officers responded to the 300 block of East Mill Street around 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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The superintendent of Herrin Unit 4 says the school district misspent money from its share of the county's school facilities sales tax in a good way.

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Justin Maze is the new Williamson County Circuit Clerk.

Williamson County's Board of Commissioners appointed Maze to the position on Thursday.

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Based on reports from weather observers around the region, the heaviest snowfall on Wednesday occurred in the Missouri Ozark Foothills.

After receiving the go ahead from the Illinois Department of Public Health to start playing high school sports in regions that have reached Phase 4 mitigation status, the Illinois High School Association Wednesday released its schedule for its each sport for the remainder of the school year.

Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion is revising its visitor policy.

A Franklin County man is dead following a traffic crash on Interstate 57 before dawn Friday morning.

Illinois State Police say 70-year-old James Bean of West Frankfort was pronounced dead at the scene near the Benton exit.

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A traffic stop Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a Carbondale teenager.

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A man was sentenced to 84 years in prison Wednesday for a 2019 shooting incident in the area between Tres Hombres and ABC Liquor Mart in downtown Carbondale.

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SIU released its updated spring football schedule on Thursday.

The Salukis open up the 8-game Missouri Valley Conference-only season on February 20 at conference newcomer North Dakota.

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The SIU men's basketball team is set to return to game action on Monday at Indiana State after what will amount to a 3-week layoff due to COVID-19.

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Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost released a brief statement following the inauguration of democratic President Joe Biden.

SSM Health began providing COVID-19 vaccinations to Phase 1B patients on Wednesday at its primary care office in Mt. Vernon. 

Jackson County will be conducting a warrant amnesty initiative for all active traffic matters.  

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A Marion man was arrested in Jackson County over the weekend for an outstanding warrant and possessing a stolen handgun.

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A Carbondale man has been arrested for impersonating a police officer.

Carbondale Police say 31-year-old Lukas Jones is accused of attempting to steal a car late Monday night from a business on South Illinois Avenue. Jones is also accused of disorderly conduct.

When the SIU football season kicks off next month, season-ticket holders, students and player families will be able to attend the games at Saluki Stadium. 

Seating capacity for the four games will be limited to approximately 15 percent, based upon a plan approved by the campus Emergency Operations Center.

Safety measures will include socially-distanced, assigned seating. Tailgating will not be permitted, and fans will be required to wear a mask or facial covering inside the stadium.

The Egyptian Health Department says all of its COVID-19 vaccination appointments are full at this time.

Officials ask residents of Saline, White and Gallatin counties to monitor the Harrisburg Medical Center Facebook page for further announcements as more vaccine becomes available.

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2020 was a year that many people want to forget – in large part thanks to a deadly pandemic – which killed hundreds of thousands of Americans.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson looks at how America’s pastime was not spared the suffering.

The two Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball series SIU had to postpone because of COVID positive tests have been rescheduled.

A single engine Cessna plane lost engine power and made an emergency landing Wednesday night in the median of Interstate 57 at milepost 47 in Williamson County.

The Jackson County Health Department is offering appointments for administering the COVID-19 vaccine during Phase 1B of the state's plan.

This includes those 65 and older as well as frontline workers. The department estimates around 12,000 people in Jackson County are eligible under this phase.

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State Representative Dave Severin of Benton filed a House Resolution honoring the man who started a much loved holiday tradition in southern Illinois. 

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A southern Illinois lawmaker is reflecting on his time in the State Senate.

Republican Paul Schimpf of Waterloo decided not to seek a second term because he was being considered for a federal judgeship.

A Pinckneyville man died after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday evening in Perry County.

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