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Southern Illinois Wonders presents "Egypt" featuring Mike Jones

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As part of its new radio program series, Southern Illinois Wonders, produced by WSIU Public Broadcasting, the IHC presents “Egypt” featuring Mike Jones.

Mike Jones will speak on the evolution of the use of “Egypt” as a term for southern Illinois at 6:30a, 8:30a, and 5:29p on Wednesday, March 12th on WSIU 91.9FM / WUSI 90.3FM / WVSI 88.9FM.

Mike Jones is the director of the General John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro, where he interprets southern Illinois’ Civil War-era history through exhibits, programs, and films. A retired middle-school social studies instructor, he taught 33 years in the Murphysboro school district. Jones received an Illinois Humanities Council Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award in 2000, the SIU History Department’s Outstanding History Teacher in Southern Illinois Award in 2001 and the Illinois State Historical Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

This event is part of Southern Illinois Wonders, a series of five-minute radio programs produced by WSIU Public Broadcasting in which authors, scholars, and artists explore humanities topics and themes relating to southern Illinois on Wednesdays at 6:30a, 8:30a, and 5:29p on WSIU 91.9FM / WUSI 90.3FM / WVSI 88.9FM.

Southern Illinois Wonders will return this fall as a monthly series. Stay tuned for more information.




For more information, please call 312.422.5580.