Bob Meyer

Host / Production Manager

Bob Meyer is in charge of production at WUIS, and also serves as the station's main on-air host.  Bob joined the station in February of 2000.

He can be reached at 217-206-6409.

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Yona Stamatis talks with Alastair Willis, Dale Rogers, and Ralph Shank about the Illinois Symphony Orchestra's "Lincoln Train" concerts this weekend at Sangamon Auditorium and the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

Listen to the WUIS broadcast of the 12th Annual Lincoln Legacy Lectures, recorded at UIS Brookens Auditorium in October - a presentation of the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership.  Hosted by Barbara Ferrara.

The UIS Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series calls on scholars and policy experts to talk about issues that engaged Abraham Lincoln and the citizens of his era, and issues that are still timely today.

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Arguments before the Illinois Supreme Court on the state's pension reform law.

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This week, continuing debate among lawmakers over how to fix the state's budget woes, a Senate plan to sweep special funds into the general revenue fund for FY2015, and Governor Rauner continues to push for "right to work zones".

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This week, continuing concerns over the state's budget, Governor Rauner holds his first cabinet meeting, and Rahm Emanuel faces a run-off election in his bid to remain Mayor of Chicago.

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A preview of WUIS' broadcasts of Illinois Symphony Orchestra performances from last season, beginning this Saturday night at 7pm.  Hosted by Yona Stamatis.

Broadcasts are 7:00-9:00pm Saturday nights:

2/21/2015:
Illinois Symphony Orchestra: "Holidays in the Heartland"

2/28/2015:
Illinois Symphony Orchestra: "Centennial Celebration"

03/07/2105:
The Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra - "Britain's Beauty"

03/14/2015:
Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra - "Magical Masters"

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This week, discussion of Governor Bruce Rauner's state budget plan.

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This week, Governor Rauner's efforts toward allowing government workers to stop paying union dues and toward revising the state's criminal justice policies.

Listen to the WUIS broadcast of the 12th Annual Lincoln Legacy Lectures, recorded at UIS Brookens Auditorium in October - a presentation of the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership.  Hosted by Barbara Ferrara.

The UIS Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series calls on scholars and policy experts to talk about issues that engaged Abraham Lincoln and the citizens of his era, and issues that are still timely today.

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This week, discussion of Governor Bruce Rauner's first State of the State address.

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Discussion of the new Bruce Rauner administration's latest actions - just a few days before Governor Rauner's first State of the State Address.

This week, Governor Bruce Rauner gave a glimpse of what he may say during his State of the State Address.  Also, questions about Rauner's claims that he's putting his personal investments in a "blind Trust".

WUIS is looking forward to a new set of entries for this year’s WUIS “This I Believe” Essay Contest.  As in the past, ten winners – current area high school seniors - will be selected from among the entries.  The deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 29th, just a week away!  Ten winners will be welcomed here at the WUIS studios to read their essays for broadcast in February.  Each winner will also receive a a modest scholarship from the Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise.  Submissions at WUIS.org.

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A discussion of the first days of the Rauner Administration.

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This week, discussion of the special session of the General Assembly, Bruce Rauner's preparations to assume the Governor's office and Pat Quinn's thoughts on the end of his own administration, and more news about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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This week, Daily Herald political editor Mike Riopell joins the regular panel to look back at some of the top stories in state government and political for 2014, and what's ahead in the new year.

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This week, we take a historical look back at the 1964 "Bedsheet Ballot".  That year, due to a disagreement over Illinois redistricting, every candidate ran state-wide on a ballot that was over three feet long.  The effects of that election and the way it was conducted strongly influenced the future course of state politics, the state constitution, and more.

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A note that this week's State Week in Review was recorded before Governor Pat Quinn's announcement that he is appointing his budget chief, Jerry Stermer, to fill the office of state Comptroller.  Stermer will serve until Governor-elect Bruce Rauner takes office on Jan. 12, at which time the new governor will announce a full four-year replacement.

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This week, a look back at the long political career of state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who died this week following a stroke.

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The two-year session of the 98th General Assembly comes to a close.

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This week, further discussion of the circuit court ruling on the unconstitutionality of Illinois' pension legislation, as well as more on the fall veto session.

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The Sangamon County Circuit Court rules last year’s pension legislation unconstitutional.  Bruce Rauner is busy making preparations to move into the Governor’s Mansion.  And Frerichs beats Cross in a very close Treasurer’s race.

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A look ahead at the upcoming Veto Session, the aftermath of the results in the Governor's race, and the race for Treasurer is still too close to call.

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This week, a recap of the results of the Mid-Term Elections.

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Education funding was among the disagreements between gubernatorial candidates Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner in a debate this week in Chicago.  Meanwhile, spending on political ads continues to increase.

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When the world sees our children, it sees them as they are at this moment and in this environment, through a narrow lens.  Their teacher at school sees how well they internalized today’s math lesson (or not).  Their dentist sees the condition of their teeth as they are today, including that new cavity in a molar.  The neighbor sees them as the sweet child who brought in their garbage can for them or the nasty brat who littered in their front lawn.

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This week, opponents in the gubernatorial race Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner traded barbs during a joint interview before the Chicago Tribune's Editorial Board.  Also, a proposal to increase the number of cameras used by on-duty police.

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This week, gubernatorial candidates Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner weighed in property taxes and the minimum wage.

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This week, more political sparring in the Illinois gubernatorial campaigns.

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