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Ken Carr 09-12-2014

Ken Carr with the Murphysboro Apple Festival committee joins us to discuss this year’s festival.

Dr. Daniel Correa 09-12-2014

Dr. Daniel Correa joins us to discuss cardiovascular health.

Bill Enyart 09-11-2014

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart joins us to discuss his reaction to the President’s plan for Syria and Iraq.

Mark Collins 09-11-2014

Herrin Unit 4 Superintendent Mark Collins joins us to discuss the money and politics behind school lunches.

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  • Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat September 14, 2014
    LONDON (AP) — Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.
  • Fourth Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola September 14, 2014
    Freetown (AFP) - A fourth Sierra Leonean doctor, a woman, died Sunday after contracting the dreaded Ebola virus, a top health official said, while a Dutch charity repatriated two doctors suspected of having been contaminated with the disease.
  • Obama 'shocked' by Ray Rice video, supports NFL suspension, aide says September 14, 2014
    President Barack Obama was shocked by the video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee and the White House believes the NFL's indefinite suspension of the former Baltimore Ravens star is appropriate, his chief of staff said. "The president was shocked by what he saw, let's put it that way," Denis McDonough said on Sunday on the NB
  • NFL's Carolina deactivates Hardy as NFL draws more fire September 14, 2014
    The NFL's Carolina Panthers deactivated defensive end Greg Hardy for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, according to the team's website, in a reversal of an earlier decision to let him play while he appeals a domestic violence conviction. The move comes after a week of fierce criticism over the National Football League's handling of
  • Liberal Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016 September 14, 2014
    Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, could pose a challenge from the left to Hillary Clinton, widely seen as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders is serving his second six-year term in the Senate. He has cultivated a following among some American liberals, especially on economic issues like the growing income disparity
  • U.S. man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor September 14, 2014
    Matthew Miller was accused of entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage.
  • Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on ISIL September 14, 2014
    By Jason Szep PARIS (Reuters) - Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. The officials declined to identify which countries had made the offers but said they were under consideration as the United States begins to identify roles for each country in its emerging coalition against jihadist
  • Islamic State attracts female jihadis from U.S. heartland September 14, 2014
    At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have female relatives who have gone missing in the past six weeks and may have tried to join Islamic State, said community leader Abdirizak Bihi. In a separate case, a 19-year-old American Somali woman from St. Paul snuck away from her parents on Aug. 25 saying she was going to a bridal shower.
  • Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists September 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists.
  • Islamic State executes British hostage September 14, 2014
    Prime Minister David Cameron calls the slaying of David Haines 'an act of pure evil.'

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