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Newsradio WJPF interview with Rebecca Clark

Du Quoin State Fair spokeswoman Rebecca Clark joins Tom Miller in the studio on the eve of the big event.

Newsradio WJPF interview with C.J. Baricevic

Congressional Candidate C. J. Baricevic joins Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Phil Gonet and John Dodd

Phil Gonet of the Illinois Coal Association and John Dodd, secretary-treasurer of the Illinois Mining Institute, join Tom Miller in the studio.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Sen. David Luechtefeld

State Sen. David Luechtefeld — who was just named grand marshal of the Du Quoin State Fair Twilight Parade — joins Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch.

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  • Burkini ban: Police force woman to remove top
    Armed police officers forced a woman at a Nice beach to remove some of her clothing as part of the French city's controversial ban on the burkini.
  • Mexico's drug cartels after El Chapo
    As Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman awaits extradition to the United States, he leaves behind what appears to be a new landscape for Mexico's drug cartels.
  • Dozens dead in Italy; rescuers in a race against time
    In the Italian village of Saletta, a tiny settlement of about 20 people, residents used their bare hands to ferret through the rubble of a two-story home in a desperate search for neighbors.
  • University blast injures 21 students
    At least five people were taken to Emergency Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, after an attack Wednesday night on the American University campus there, the hospital said in a tweet.
  • Colombia and rebel group reach peace deal
    Negotiators seeking to end the five-decades-old bloody insurgency in Colombia, one of the world's longest-running conflicts, said Wednesday in Havana that they had reached a final peace deal.
  • Mayor: 'The town is no more'
    It's a haunting reminder of the exact moment an earthquake reduced the historic town of Amatrice to rubble.
  • Desmond Tutu hospitalized
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital on Wednesday "for treatment to a recurring infection," according to a statement from his family.