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Jeff Biggers 10-17-2014

Jeff Biggers, author of Reckoning At Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland, joins us to discuss his book.

Steve Vorhees 10-17-2014

Steve Vorhees, the Republican candidate for Jackson County Treasurer, joins us to discuss the campaign.

Randy Dunn 10-16-2014

SIU President Randy Dunn joins us to discuss Chancellor Sarvela’s cancer diagnosis, the Tyler Smithpeters situation and the difficulties of recruiting students locally, especially with the perception of crime in town.

Mike Bost 10-15-2014

State Rep. and Congressional Candidate Mike Bost joins us.

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  • U.S. Ebola czar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response October 20, 2014
    By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost. Klain, a former senior aide in two Democratic admin
  • Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars October 20, 2014
    Washington (AFP) - A comet the size of a small mountain and about as solid as a pile of talcum powder whizzed past Mars, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.
  • Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas October 20, 2014
    DALLAS (AP) — Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus.
  • Manning breaks Favre's NFL record for TD passes October 20, 2014
    DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with No. 509. He didn't stop there, either.
  • U.S. airdrops arms to Kurdish forces October 20, 2014
    Military planes provide ammunition and medical aid to troops fighting the Islamic State.
  • Two arrested in death of Saudi student in California: report October 20, 2014
    (Reuters) - Two people have been arrested in the death of a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Reseda on Sept. 17. Authorities discovered his body in Pa
  • Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early October 19, 2014
    By Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent mo
  • U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines, watch lists to shrink October 19, 2014
    By Erwin Seba GALVESTON Texas (Reuters) - The United States will issue strict new guidelines telling American health workers to cover their skin and hair when dealing with Ebola patients, a top health official said on Sunday, while some of the dozens of people being watched for possible exposure to the virus are expected to be cleared. In Texas, a lab worker

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