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After years of calls to change its team nickname, the Washington Redskins NFL franchise has finally relented. The team will be known this season as the Washington Football Team.

In this commentary, WSIU Radio contributor Pete Peterson looks back at the origin of the Redskins' name and how history shows changing nicknames is pretty common in professional sports.

The Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day is planned for Saturday October 26th, 2019 at the Kincaid Mounds Site, near Brookport, in Massac County.

The Stone Walls of Southern Illinois, Part 2

Jul 30, 2015
Mark Motsinger

Last week we heard about the existence of numerous prehistoric stone walls in southern Illinois from Mark Motsinger, a History teacher at Carrier Mills High School.  In this feature, Mark tells us more about these structures, which were built before the more well know Cahokia Mounds.  We will also hear about evidence that suggests that there were humans living in southern Illinois between one-thousand and three-thousand B.C.  In the spring of 2014 Mark received the Olive Foster Outstanding Teacher Award by the Illinois State Historical Society.