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Dave Luechtefeld 04-21-2015

Has Illinois already fallen off the fiscal cliff? Tom Miller speaks with IL State Senator Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) to find out.

Matt Donkin 04-21-2015

Matt Donkin, Regional Superintendent for Franklin and Williamson County Schools joins Tom Miller for a conversation about school funding

Mike Pinto 04-20-2015

Tom Miller discusses the upcoming Frontier League baseball season with Southern Illinois Miners Manager Mike Pinto.

John Bradley 04-20-2015

IL State Rep. John Bradley (D-Marion) joins Tom Miller for a conversation regarding the state’s current financial condition

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  • New Jersey doctor, Google exec among Nepal earthquake victims on Everest April 26, 2015
    A Google executive-turned-mountain climber and a New Jersey doctor working at a Mount Everest base camp were among three Americans killed in Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal.
  • Republican presidential contenders woo evangelical voters April 26, 2015
    By Luciana Lopez DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa and elsewhere have recently begun sounding a call to arms to Christian conservatives, describing what they say is an urgent threat to religious liberty. Citing high-profile dust-ups over religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas, the contenders are painting a vivid picture […]
  • Freddie Gray protests show how much America has already changed April 26, 2015
    Eight months ago, the future of the civil rights movement that convulsed Ferguson, Mo., remained an open question. The protests in Baltimore this weekend are the latest proof that something has already changed. In the end, it seems, it has not mattered that the groups that came together in Ferguson have not been able to […]
  • Shocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake that killed 2,500 April 26, 2015
    An aftershock adds chaos to an already devastated region.
  • Wake held in Baltimore for black man who died after arrest April 26, 2015
    By Shannon Stapleton BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A wake was held on Sunday for the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died after being taken into police custody and sustaining a mysterious spinal injury, a death that has angered many residents of this predominantly African-American city. The wake for Freddie Gray on Sunday afternoon came the day after […]
  • Top U.S. court appears on cusp of declaring right to gay marriage April 26, 2015
    By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's arguments on Tuesday over same-sex marriage will cap more than two decades of litigation and a transformation in public attitudes. Based on the court's actions during the past two years, a sense of inevitability is in the air: That a majority is on the verge […]
  • Oklahoma lethal injection drug faces U.S. Supreme Court test April 26, 2015
    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week on whether a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection mix should be banned in a case that comes as a shortage of execution chemicals has sent some states scrambling for alternatives. The main question before the nine justices in the case brought by three […]
  • Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner April 26, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself.
  • Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year: NYT April 26, 2015
    Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials. "There is no evidence that the president's email account itself was hacked, White House officials said. Still, the fact that some of Mr. Obama's communications […]
  • A dozen arrested as Freddie Gray protests turn violent April 26, 2015
    Fredricka Gray tells demonstrators to "stop the violence" in her first public remarks since her brother's death.

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