WJPF Morning Newswatch


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.


Mark Wagner 03-22-2016

Mark Wagner is the associate professor of Anthropology at SIU, and director of the Center for Archaeological Investigations. He spoke with Tom Miller this morning about the diversity of archeological finds right here in Southern Illinois.


Ben Calcaterra 03-22-2016

President Elect of the Illinois Pharmacy Association, Ben Calcaterra discussed the dangers of opiate drugs and painkillers and how so many Americans suffer from opiate addiction and overdose.


David Luechtefeld 03-21-2016

Senator Dave Luechtefeld spoke with Tom Miller this morning about the spending bill sent by Senate Democrats for higher education and social services, among other programs. The bill awaits a decision by the Governor, but many argue


CJ Baricevic 03-21-2016

CJ Baricevic is running against Congressman Mike Bost for his seat for the 12th congressional district. The Democratic candidate spoke with Tom Miller and explained why he believes he can represent the people of Southern Illinois.


Chad Deaton 03-18-2016

Wildlife biologist at Shawnee National Forest, Chad Deaton, spoke with Tom Miller about the closing of “Snake Road” and the controlled burns of areas of the forest.