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InFocus returns this fall with a new series of episodes focused on health, politics and policy, education, and the arts. Join our award-winning team of reporters as we explore the major issues effecting the region and beyond, and meet the people and organizations hoping to make an impact. 

Taking a digital first approach, segments from each episode will be released online at news.wsiu.org, YouTube, and via the PBS Video App at least five days before the television broadcast.

The series is produced in partnership with Julie Staley of the Staley Family Foundation and sponsored locally by SIU University Communications, Hudgins Orthodontics, Forbes Financial Group, SIU Credit Union, Alto Vineyards and Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation.

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InFocus: Civic Engagement

Oct 30, 2020
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Join us for an exploration into civic engagement. In this episode, we highlight the role of women voters 100 years after the women’s suffrage movement; answer voting-related FAQs and review the history of tax amendments in the Illinois. We’ll also report on local COVID-19 protections to see how local officials plan to keep voters safe during the election season. Hosted by Rosslind Rice.

Like everything else in 2020, this year’s presidential election might be a little different. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your vote counts.

InFocus: Covid-19

Sep 27, 2020

When the novel coronavirus arrived in Illinois, it forced dramatic changes to the way we all live and work. In this episode of InFocus, we explore how those changes affected policy, education, healthcare, and the arts. We learn more about organizations that are stepping up to fill the gaps for people who need help.