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Gary Forby 05-26-2016

With less than a week away from the end of the legislative session, Senator Gary Forby spoke with Leigh Caldwell of WJPF to discuss what he has been experiencing in Springfield the past couple of weeks and

Ron Ellis 05-26-2016

Williamson County Commissioner Ron Ellis spoke with Leigh Caldwell of WJPF to continue the discussion regarding the property tax formula on farmland, as well as the HerrinFesta Italiana.

Mike Henry 05-25-2016

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry joined Tom Miller in the studio to discuss lighter topics regarding the city, including the upcoming Memorial Day ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery. Over 100 years ago, this ceremony was one of the first in

Brandon Phelps 05-25-2016

State Representative Brandon Phelps spoke with Tom Miller about the many pieces of legislation being proposed and passed, while lawmakers are working to reach a bipartisan agreement on a state budget before the legislative session ends.


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