WJPF Morning Newswatch

Phil Gonet

Phil Gonet 04-15-2016

Peabody Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection; Tom Miller spoke with Phil Gonet, President of the Illinois Coal Association about the factors that caused the nation’s largest coal mining company to file for bankruptcy.


Gary Forby 04-14-2016

State Senator Gary Forby spoke with Tom Miller about the spending plan for social services and colleges approved by state Democrats, which now sits at the desk of Governor Rauner. They also discussed Forby’s earlier visit to

mike henry

Mike Henry 04-14-2016

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and Tom Miller of WJPF discussed the concerns of citizens of Carbondale and the surrounding communities about the number of violent events that occurred in the city within the last couple of months.

IL State Rep. John Bradley (D-Marion)

John Bradley 04-12-2016

Illinois Representative John Bradley joined Tom Miller over the phone to discuss the state budget and whether legislators are agreeing on proposals in time for the planning of FY17’s budget.


Dr. Jeffrey Ripperda 04-13-2016

Dr. Jeffrey Ripperda spoke with Tom Miller about the obesity rise in Americans, and how you can combat it.

State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro)

Terri Bryant 04-12-2016

Illinois Representative Terri Bryant spoke with Tom Miller as she returned from Springfield and discussed her bill referred to as Molly’s Law, named after the late Molly Young and is proposed to amend the Freedom of Information


Dave Luechtefeld 04-12-2016

State Senator Dave Luechtefeld spoke with Tom Miller about lack of funding for K-12 schools  and higher education, and whether lawmakers are working on the budget for FY17 while they’re struggling with this year’s state budget.


Rick Linton & Tom Vaughn 04-11-2016

Rick Linton is with the Rend Lake Tourism Council and Tom Vaughn is Chairman of the Franklin County Board. They both joined Tom Miller in the studio to discuss the increased marketing and growth of Rend Lake


Joey Watson 04-11-2016

Illinois State Trooper Joey Watson spoke with Tom Miller over the phone regarding road safety issues during constructions.


Dr. Jeff Lehman 04-08-2016

Allergy season is upon us. Dr. Lehman is the allergist and immunologist at SIH Medical Center. He spoke with Leigh Caldwell of WJPF to explain some tips on how to deal with seasonal allergies as well as