WJPF Morning Newswatch


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.


Tom McNamara 03-28-2016

Tom McNamara is with the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group. He joined Tom Miller in the studio this morning to discuss the heroin and meth epidemic, among other harmful drugs, in Southern Illinois.


Marsha Griffin 03-28-2016

Marsha Griffin is the Democratic candidate running against Representative Terri Bryant for the 115th District. She spoke with Tom Miller to introduce herself as a candidate and state what she has to offer.


Dr. Stephen Kanne 03-25-2016

April is Autism Awareness Month. Dr. Stephen Kanne is the associate professor and executive director of the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri. He spoke with Tom Miller over the phone about


Teresa Gilbert 03-25-2016

Teresa Gilbert is the Executive Director of Bald Knob Cross of Peace, and they’re celebrating their 80th anniversary of their sunrise service on Easter Sunday. She talks with Tom Miller about the expected large turnout at this

State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro)

Representative Terri Bryant 03-24-2016

Illinois State Representative Terri Bryant and Tom Miller discuss House Bill 4990, which details private funding foundations for state fairgrounds, along with other topics regarding the state budget.

keith roberts

Keith Roberts 03-24-2016

IDOT engineer Keith Roberts, joined Tom Miller in the studio and discussed upcoming spring constructions and the number of traffic accidents due to drivers failing to follow speed limits.


Governor Bruce Rauner 03-23-2016

Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner joined Tom Miller in the studio to discuss the private funding for state fairs, the budget impasse, and his attempts to work with House Speaker Michael Madigan.


Iva Dell Clay 03-23-2016

Iva Dell Clay is the Campaign & Resource Development Director of United Way of Southern Illinois. She spoke with Tom Miller about the 2-1-1 service, a non-emergency telephone number that connects people with essential community information and services.