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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: 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

Forum: Redistricting

June 5th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Macoupin County Permits, Licenses, and Redistricting

May 29th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Was the Covid Vaccine Developed Too Fast?

May 22nd, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: New Covid Guidelines and Vaccine Ages

May 15th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Walmart Fire, New Term, and Westside Cinema

May 8th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Mt. Olive Academic Foundation

May 1st, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: COVID Vaccine Resistance

April 24th, 2021 12:00pm

The Forum: American Rescue Plan Funding for schools

April 17th, 2021 12:00pm

The Forum: Litchfield Mayor Race

April 10th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Youth Career Pathways Grant

April 3rd, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Social contact after Covid Vaccine

March 20th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Introducing Senator Turner to the Community

March 13th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: April 6th Consolidated Election

March 6th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Rural Broadband Expansion

February 27th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: New Covid Vaccine Scheduling Procedures

February 20th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: New Covid Vaccine Scheduling Procedures

February 20th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Virtual Classrooms for Area Schools

February 6th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Review of first Covid Vaccination Clinics

January 30th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Covid Vaccine Update

January 23rd, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Covid Vaccine and Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

January 16th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Legislation on Independent Redistricting

January 9th, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Covid Vaccine, State of Rural Hospitals, and Healthcare Workers

January 2nd, 2021 12:00pm

Forum: Covid 19 Vaccination Schedule Update

December 26th, 2020 12:00pm

Forum: Free Smoke Detector Program and Covid 19 Vaccine

December 19th, 2020 12:00pm

Forum: Macoupin Art Collective

December 12th, 2020 12:00pm

Forum: April 2021 Election

November 28th, 2020 12:00pm

Forum: COVID-19 Impacts to Education

November 21st, 2020 12:00pm

Forum: Covid and Education

November 14th, 2020 12:00pm