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WSIU InFocus

WSIU InFocus Turns The Spotlight On Our Unique Region

Fridays at 5pm  I  On Demand

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.

Episode: Dog Park
Airdate: May 22

Patty Bateman recognized how a dog park could bring a community together while visiting a dog park in Kentucky. Thanks to Bateman's efforts, Murphysboro has the first dog park in southern Illinois.

Watch more episodes of WSIU InFocus at watch.wsiu.org

About the Hosts:

George Norwood

George Norwood is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, a position he has held since 1998. Since October 2005, Professor Norwood has served as co-host of InFocus.


Roz Rice

Roz Rice has a background in media and promotions and currently serves as a spokeswoman for the Southern Illinois Healthcare system. Since October 2005, Rice has served as co-host of InFocus.