Lead Stories


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.

Thu @ 9:30pm, Fri @ 5pm & Sun @ 1:30pm on WSIU 8.1 | Watch Online


Dog & Vets/Dog Park

Thu, March 26 @ 9:30pm
3/27 @ 5pm & 3/29 @ 1:30pm

Behesha Doan, founder and chief trainer at Extreme K-9, a world-class dog training facility in Carbondale, Ill., is also the founder of This Able Veteran, a program that pairs specially trained dogs with veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 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.

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.