WJPF Morning Newswatch


Vanessa Sneed 04-04-2016

Vanessa Sneed is with the Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, located in Harrisburg.  She spoke with Leigh Caldwell of WJPF in the studio to talk about the organization and what they provide for the surrounding communities.


Mariah Hayes 04-05-2016

Mariah Hayes is the executive director of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Franklin County. She spoke with Leigh Caldwell of WJPF about CASA, the organization that supports abused and neglected children.


Tom Jordan 04-04-2016

Leigh Caldwell of WJPF sat down with West Frankfort Mayor Tom Jordan to discuss the beautification of the city along with other improvements to the city.


Bob Butler 04-01-2016

Marion Mayor Bob Butler spoke with Tom Miller about the growing businesses facing the city of Marion.


Michael Gauch 04-01-2016

Michael Gauch is the superintendent of the Harrisburg Community Schools District Unit No. 4. He spoke with Tom Miller about the lack of funds K-12 schools in Southern Illinois has received and whether schools like those in

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Randy Osborne & Tina Carpenter 03-31-2016

Executive Director Randy Osborne and Program Director Tina Carpenter of the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale joined Tom Miller in the studio to explain the program and what they offer to the children of the community.

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Brandon Phelps 03-31-2016

State Representative Brandon Phelps represents the 118th District in Illinois. He spoke with Tom Miller this morning about the legislation he’s pushing in Springfield regarding back-pay for state workers and AFSCME.


Michael J. Zalewski 03-30-2016

Michael Zalewski is the State Representative of the 23rd District. He spoke with Tom Miller about House Bill 2343, which would define and regulate fantasy sports services in Illinois.


Gary Forby 03-30-2016

State Senator Gary Forby spoke with Tom Miller about many issues surrounding the state and it’s budget, including the spending bill sent by Senate Democrats and Forby’s own bill regarding SIU.

Congressman John Shimkus

John Shimkus 03-29-2016

Congressman John Shimkus joined Tom Miller in the studio to discuss the general election coming up in November.