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The Forum

The Forum

The Forum is WSMI's weekly public affairs program and features topics that listeners and area leaders have told us are important. Issues like education, clean drinking water, sewage treatment, road & bridges, health, local & state government, jobs and job services, zoning, & various counceling and support programs are covered each week on The Forum with alternating hosts Rick Davis and Shawn Balint.

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Forum: Primary Election June 28 2022

With Rick Davis

June 25th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Pete Duncan - Macoupin County Clerk

Forum: Forensic Testing and New Forensic Testing Facilities for IL

With Rick Davis

June 11th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Gov. J. B. Pritzker

Forum: Active Shooter Training

With Shawn Balint

June 4th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins

Forum 35 Mile Yard Sale Fundraiser for Life Skill Programs at Area Schools

With Rick Davis

May 28th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Carol Rose- Member of the Fundraiser committee

Forum: Formula Shortage

With Shawn Balint

May 21st, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Elisa Feldman - Nurse Manager Family Maternity Center HSHS St Francis Hospital

Forum: Phreesia Registration at Macoupin County Public Health Department

With Rick Davis

May 14th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Alina Radake - Clinical Information Support Member of MCPHD

Forum: New Hillsboro Economic and Community Planner

With Shawn Balint

May 7th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Sarah McConnell

Forum: Bills Addressing Teacher Shortage Signed into Law

With Rick Davis

April 30th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Gov. J B Pritzker

Forum: State of the City of Witt

With Shawn Balint

April 23rd, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: New Witt Mayor Tim Taylor

Forum: IL Department of Public Health New Covid-19 Tracking and Guidelines

With Rick Davis

April 16th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: ILDPH Acting Director - Amaal Takars

Forum: New Election Mail In Ballot Procedures

With Rick Davis

April 2nd, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan

Forum: Montgomery County Job Center

With Shawn Balint

March 25th, 2022 12:00am

Guests: Dawn Lutz & Melissa Rice with Job Center

Forum: Lewis and Clark Community College State Funding for Renovation Work

With Rick Davis

March 19th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: IL Gov. J. B. Pritzker and other State, Local and School Officials.

Forum: St Francis Way Drug Addiction/Depression Treatment Center

With Shawn Balint

March 12th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Kent Tarro - Macoupin County Health Department

Forum: Illinois State Senate proposed bills concerning education

With Rick Davis

March 5th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: State Senator Dan McConchie and State Senator Christopher Belt

Forum: Mental Health Summit

With Shawn Balint

February 26th, 2022 12:00am

Guest: Dawn Young - Crossover Ministries

Forum: New Macoupin County Transportation Dispatch Facility

With Rick Davis

February 19th, 2022 02:30pm

Guest: Kent Tarro - Administrator of Macoupin County Public Health Dept

Forum: Hillsboro City Pt 2

With Shawn Balint

February 11th, 2022 12:00am

Hillsboro Mayor Don Downs; Parks & Rec Supervisor Jim May; Streets Supervisor Justin Chappalear; Commisioner Fred Butler

Forum: Hillsboro's New City Council Member Fred Butler

With Shawn Balint

January 29th, 2022 02:00pm

Guests: Mayor Don Downs, Streets Supervisor Justin Chappelear, and Parks and Recreation Supervisor Jim MAy

Forum: Constitutional Amendments to Empower Illinois Voters

With Rick Davis

January 21st, 2022 12:00am

Guest: Dan McConchie - IL Senate Minority Leader

Forum: New Additions to the Department

With Shawn Balint

January 16th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins

Forum: Carlinville 2022

With Rick Davis

January 8th, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Mayor Sarah Oswald

Forum: Daniel Robbins leaving Hillsboro City Council

With Shawn Balint

January 1st, 2022 02:00pm

Guest: Montgomery County Circuit Clerk Daniel Robbins

Forum: Covid and Omicron Variant

With Rick Davis

December 25th, 2021 02:00pm

Guest: Christy Blank - Clinical Director Macoupin County Public Health Department

Forum: White Papers/School Safety

With Shawn Balint

December 19th, 2021 02:00pm

Guest: Kevin Schott - Montgomery County Emergency Management

Forum: Zoning

with Rick Davis

December 10th, 2021 12:00am

Guest Brian Zilm - Zoning Economic Development Grant Writer Administrator

Forum: Hillsboro Library Open House

With Shawn Balint

December 5th, 2021 12:00am

Guests: Library Director Shelley Kolb and Bob Mulch with Friends of the Library

Forum: Pandemic Fatigue

With Rick Davis

November 27th, 2021 02:00pm

Guest: Kent Tarro - Administrator of the Macoupin County Public Health Department

Forum: A Look at Witt

with Shawn Balint

November 20th, 2021 01:00pm

Guests: WItt Mayor Shawn Cady and City Councilman Tim Taylor

Forum: Carlinville Tourism

With Rick Davis

November 13th, 2021 12:00am

Guest: Brian Zilm - Zoning Economic Development Grant Writer -City of Carlinville

Fourm: New facility for Hillsboro library

with Shawn Balint

November 5th, 2021 12:00am

Guest: Shelley Kolb - Hillsboro area public library director

Forum: COVID vaccine for children

with Rick Davis

October 29th, 2021 12:00am

Guest: Christy Blank - Clinical Director of the Macoupin County Public Health Department

Forum: Montgomery County Circuit Clerk Holly Lemons

October 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Lemons looks back on 12 years in office

Forum: Economic Impact of Illinois Community Colleges

With Rick Davis

October 16th, 2021 06:00am

Topic: Economic Impact of Illinois Community Colleges

Guest: Dr. Lazaro Lopez - Chairman of the Illinois Community College Board

Forum: Fire Prevention Week

With Shawn Balint

October 9th, 2021 12:00pm

Topic: Fire Prevention Week

Guests: Witt Volunteer Fire Department Chief Don Kaiser and Assistant Chief Dan Rogers

Forum: City of Carlinville and Illinois Alluvial Regional Water Company

With Rick Davis

October 1st, 2021 01:00pm

Topic: City of Carlinville and Illinois Alluvial Regional Water Company

Guest: Sarah Oswald - Mayor of Carlinville

Forum: Rebuild Illinois Program

With Rick Davis

September 17th, 2021 11:35am

Topic: State of Illinois Rebuild Illinois Main Street and Downtown Capital Program.

Guest: Brian Zilm - Carlinville Zoning and Economic Development Grant Writer Administrator.

Forum: School Bus Driver Shortage

August 28th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Carlinville Lake Annexation

August 21st, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: H.S.H.S. St. Francis Hospital

August 14th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Carlinville Zoning/Economic Development/Grant Writer Administrator

August 7th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: American Rescue Plan Act

July 31st, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Macoupin County Tourist and Historic Landmark Online Database

July 24th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Lake Lou Yaeger

July 17th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Prairie State Energy Campus Closing

July 10th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: John's Pharmacy Closing

July 3rd, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Gillespie Community Revitalization Strategy

June 26th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Moving Into the New Hillsboro Library Building

June 19th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Covid Assistance Update

June 12th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Covid Assistance Update

June 12th, 2021 12:00pm