WSIU InFocus

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WSIU takes a closer look at issues around the region. From arts and entertainment, to science and nature, the environment, politics, and other topics people are talking about.

Basketball Practice
Jennifer Fuller, WSIU

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.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Fr. Joseph Brown about his role in the upcoming film screening and discussion of "Against All The Odds."

A Photo Shoot with Pluto

Jul 10, 2015
New Horizons Spacecraft
NASA

On Tuesday, July 14th, NASA's New Horizons Space Probe will pass within 7,000 miles of Pluto, taking high resolution pictures and gathering valuable scientific data. 

Centerstone Logo
Centerstone / Centerstone

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.

Orphan Train
www.childrensaidsociety.org

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews Director Kevin Purcell and actor Annie Kefalas about the upcoming production of "Healin' Home" at The Stage Company.

Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky reports on the remaining days of the fiscal year, with no budget in place for the new year that starts July 1.

June In the Garden With Nathan Johanning

Jun 25, 2015


Randy Dunn
SIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn.


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. 

Our week-long series about how agencies that receive state funds are preparing for an uncertain budget scenario continues today with the impact on public safety.

Illinois' budget crisis will likely affect operations in every corner of the state. In part three of WSIU's look at the possibilities, we focus on Social Services.

WSIU InFocus: K-12 Education Budget

Jan 6, 2015


It’s no secret Illinois has been battling tough budget issues for the last several years. The state’s financial status became a big part of the contest for Governor in 2014.

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