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WSIU InFocus


WSIU InFocus Turns The Spotlight On Our Unique Region

Thursdays @ 9:30pm & Fridays @ 5pm  I  WATCH 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.

Thursday, Dec 18 @ 9:30pm
Friday, Dec. 19 @ 5pm


You'll meet a Carbondale couple who are keeping old world crafts alive by creating works of art. Polly has become a self-taught expert in the traditional German art of papercutting called Scherenschnitte while her husband Marion has carved out his own niche by teaching himself how to make bentwood boxes.

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.