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Eye on Education

Eye on Education features interviews with people making a difference in all facets of learning. From Pre-K through higher education, we highlight efforts to prepare students to become the world's future leaders in every discipline. The program also shows how educational institutions provide research and public outreach. WSIU covers all this and more to make learning more accessible through our broadcast and digital platforms.

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All Species Puppet Parade | Eye on Education
Fred Martino interviews Cade Bursell of the All Species Puppet Parade, a Carbondale Earth Day event that raises awareness about the need to care for all species amidst various threats, including climate change.
Danny Valle | Eye on Education
Southern Illinois University Carbondale celebrated the 75th anniversary of the School of Journalism and Advertising in 2022. Fred Martino speaks with SIUC alumnus and WSIL anchor/reporter Danny Valle.
Jorge del Carpio | Eye on Education
Fred Martino interviews Jorge del Carpio, owner of www.farout.store. The website focuses on products and information for those 55 and older. del Carpio received assistance from The Incubator at Southern Illinois University Carbondale to start the business.
Educator Betsy Brown | Eye on Education
Every spring, educators and students prepare for regional and state competitions for Illinois History Day. Fred Martino talks about the events with longtime educator Betsy Brown, a former Carbondale teacher who continues to be involved in the program.
Mont Allen | Eye on Education
Fred Martino talks with Mont Allen, Ancient Practices Program Director at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Allen is author of the book “The Death of Myth on Roman Sarcophagi,” published by Cambridge University Press.
Dr. Marilyn Toliver | Eye on Education
Fred Martino talks with Dr. Marilyn Toliver, professor and advisor for the early childhood education program at John A. Logan College in Carterville. On “Saluki Sleuths,” a look at the history and diverse contributions of the Varsity Theater in Carbondale.
Hillary Esser | Eye on Education
Fred Martino talks with Hillary Esser, Executive Director – Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Leah Wilson | Eye on Education
On “Saluki Sleuths,” a rare journey inside the clocktower at Pulliam Hall on the Southern Illinois University campus, one of the best-known places in Carbondale. Fred Martino talks with Leah Wilson, Executive Director – Kidzeum of Health and Science in Springfield, Illinois.
Brent Pease | Eye on Education
On “Saluki Sleuths,” a look at the fascinating history of Faner Hall, an iconic building on the Southern Illinois University campus.
Aldon Addington | Eye on Education
Fred Martino talks with artist Aldon Addington. The retired Southern Illinois University Carbondale professor is still creating sculptures, some of which were recently installed at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois. A video provided by the college precedes the interview.