WJPF Morning Newswatch


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


Dr. Linda Chous 04-08-2016

Dr. Chous is the Chief Eye Care Officer of United Healthcare. She spoke with Leigh Caldwell of WJPF to talk about how watching 3D movies can help detect vision problems.


Steve O’Keefe 04-07-16

Steve O’Keefe is the Marketing Director of John A. Logan College. He joined Leigh Caldwell in the studio to discuss how the community college is functioning without state funding for the ninth month in a row.


Fred Kondritz 04-07-16

Benton Mayor Fred Kondrtiz spoke to Leigh Caldwell of WJPF. One of the topics of discussion is the prevention of the Zika virus, and a particular recycling program that the city is implementing to reduce the numbers

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Mike Henry 04-05-2016

Leigh Caldwell of WJPF spoke with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry about the talks of the city budget being affected by the lack of a state budget, along with the excitement of the upcoming solar eclipse.


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