WSIU InFocus turns the spotlight on the unique people, places,
events, and issues important to southern Illinois.
Co-hosted by George Norwood and Roz Rice, the half-hour program explores the interesting stories and people of southern Illinois and the surrounding region. The series examines a variety of topics which include: arts and education, family and community, regional history, cultural identity, and news and public affairs.
On the Next Episode of WSIU InFocus:
Herb Russell; L. O. Trigg
Thu, April 16 @ 9:30pm (repeats 4/17 @ 5pm & 4/19 @ 1:30pm)
Local historian Herb Russell takes
WSIU producer Jak Tichenor on a walking tour of photographs used to
illustrate his new book, The State of Southern Illinois, recently
featured as an exhibit at SIU's University Museum. Later in the show, Mary
McCorvie of the Shawnee National Forest discusses recent efforts to
reintroduce Ozark Tours, originally created in the 1930s by local
newspaperman and self-appointed regional promoter L.O. Trigg, as a way
to celebrate National Public Land Days in our region. Trigg wanted both
influential Illinoisans and national leaders to experience the wonders
of southern Illinois with the hopes that a new National Forest would be
established in the region.