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SIU Reviews: Lincoln

Feb 21, 2013
Touchstone Pictures

As part of SIU Review's special Oscar preview, film critic Walter Metz takes a closer look at Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. This is an encore presentation of Metz's review that first aired in December.

Lincoln is a theatrical accounting of President Abraham Lincoln’s effort to abolish slavery during a transitional period of the nation’s history near the end of the Civil War.

Walter Metz is the Chair of the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

SIU Reviews: The Artist

Nov 21, 2012
Weinstein Company

The 2011 French film The Artist tells the story of a silent movie star and a young dancer.  Film Critic Walter Mertz turns his attention to this unique movie for this edition of SIU Reviews.

The Artist is currently out on DVD.   Walter Metz is the Chair of the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University.

SIU Reviews is a regular series on WSIU Radio.

Walt Disney

The recent Tim Burton film  Frankenweenie tells the story of young Victor and his science experiment that brings his beloved dog Sparky back to life with some unintended consequences.

Liz Faber takes a closer look in this edition of  SIU Reviews.

Liz Faber is a doctoral student in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. SIU Reviews  is a regular re-occurring series produced by the SIUC Department of Cinema and Photography.
 

American Cancer Society

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the American Cancer Society is holding its 3rd Annual Making Strides walk in southern Illinois in Marion on October 20th.   WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talked with event organizer Alli Arvanis and local breast cancer survivor and ACS board Member Carol Belt for this edition of Morning Conversation.  More information is available from the local American Cancer Society office.

SIUC's new Dean of Library Affairs hopes to use Morris Library's recent transformation as a way to restore it as the "heart of the campus."   WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talked with Dean Anne Cooper Moore about her background and her plans for Morris Library.

BYU

This month's Science Café at the Science Center in Carbondale will feature a presentation about how we can live peacefully with rivers in the wake of severe flooding in recent decades.  WSIU Radion's Brad Palmer talks with Steve Gough of Little River Research and Design about his presentation focusing on the science of river flooding for this edition of WSIU's Morning Conversation.  Gough's presentation is free.  The event is at 7pm Thursday at the Science Center in Carbondale.
 
 

CNN

Most people are aware Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. But, in his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson looks at a part of Robinson's storied history you may not know much about.

Reading Baseball is a series of original essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, editor of the St. Louis Baseball Reader and the author of Growing Up With Clemente.

SIUC

WSIU Radios' Jennifer Fuller interviews Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng for this edition of Morning Conversation.    Chancellor Cheng talks about the upcoming start of the fall semester as well as other campus issues.

ESPN

Youth is being served quite well in Major League Baseball this season.  Two players, not even old enough to legally drink, played in the All Star game last month.  In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson takes a look back at some top young performers from big league rosters of the past.

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news.

Post-Gasette

Pete Peterson's beloved Pittsburgh Pirates haven't made the playoffs, or even had a winning season, in 20-years.  But this season the Pirates are contending for a playoff spot with just over 60-games remaining.  In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete tells us how this year's team is channeling the power of Zoltan.

Reading Baseball is a series of original essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, editor of the St. Louis Baseball Reader and the author of Growing Up With Clemente.

St. Louis Cardinals

Stan Musial is no doubt an all-time great major league baseball player and he's still beloved by St. Louis Cardinals fans nearly 50-years after his last game.  In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson takes a look at Musial's greatness and how he compares with other great players of his era.  Reading Baseball is a series of original essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, editor or the St Louis Baseball Reader and the author of Growing Up With Clemente.

You're probably aware of the on-field baseball rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.
In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us about a pretty good literary rivalry shaping up between fans of the two teams.  Reading Baseball is a series of original essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, editor of the St. Louis Baseball Reader and the author of Growing Up With Clemente.

Illinois' Primary election is now in the history books. WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director David Yepsen and Political Scientist John Jackson about the impact the state's election will have on the Presidential primary as well as what's in store for a variety of state races in the General Election.