WJPF Morning Newswatch


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.

SIU President Randy Dunn

Randy Dunn 03-17-2016

SIU President Randy Dunn stopped by the studio this morning to speak with Tom Miller about the $3.8 billion bill proposed by Senate Democrats for higher education and social services.


Scott Schluter 03-17-2016

Scott Schluter is the Libertarian candidate for the 117th District. He joined Tom Miller in the studio to explain his Libertarian position, and discuss upcoming issues and events in Southern Illinois.


Will Stephens 03-16-2016

Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens joined Tom Miller this morning to discuss upcoming events and the discussion between Stephens and Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry about the border between Murphysboro and Carbondale.


Amanda Barnes 03-15-2016

As today marks the Illinois primary election, Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes gave some vital information when it comes to registering and knowing where to vote.

brandon phelps

Brandon Phelps 03-11-2016

Illinois Representative Brandon Phelps visited Tom Miller in the studio today and discussed topics like the state’s request for flood aid from FEMA that has been denied, as well as the impeding state budget.


Dr. Satyadeep Bhattacharya 03-11-2016

Colon & rectal surgeon, Dr. Satyadeep Bhattacharya of the SIH Medical Group came in the studio and spoke with Tom Miller. They discussed the importance of getting yourself examined during this awareness month and how you can

SIU President Randy Dunn

Randy Dunn 03-14-2016

SIU President Randy Dunn was in Edwardsville today and spoke with Tom Miller of WJPF about the potential layoffs and cuts following Governor Rauner’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017.