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Flatboats were the most prevalent form of transportation on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers through the late 1700's and early 1800's. While the harsh, active river currents and salvaging settlers have left little to explore of these boats, the remains of one vessel have been found in the muddy banks of the Ohio. Kate Lochte welcomes SIU Carbondale Center for Archaeological Investigations Director Dr. Mark Wagner to Sounds Good to discuss his new book "The Wreck of the America in Southern Illinois: A Flatboat on the Ohio River."

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Highway 91 goes north from Marion, Kentucky to the Ohio River, where there's a small ferry crossing to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. That limestone cave, now a feature of a small state park along the banks of the river, was said to have harbored vicious river pirates at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, including the infamous Harpe Brothers. Dr. Mark Wagner, interim director and staff archeologist of Southern Illinois Carbondale's Center for Archeological Investigations, says that historical record only places one particular pirate there and his name was Samuel Mason. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Wagner on Sounds Good to learn more about the fearsome figure who prowled the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

A SIU Carbondale student has started a petition drive to remove Governor Bruce Rauner as one of the keynote speakers for the university's graduation ceremony next month.

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In a message from SIU President Randy Dunn, faculty, staff, and students were told of Sarvela's passing Sunday evening.

Dunn says Sarvela's character was one of his greatest strengths.

"As much as we value his many contributions as a mentor and a colleague, it is his friendship and compassion for those around him that we will miss the most."

An Administrative Law Judge with the education labor relations board has found that SIU Carbondale administrators bargained in bad faith during contract negotiations with the schools unions in 2011.

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SIU Carbondale's new acting Chancellor says he has a list of priorities he plans to start work on immediately. The SIU Board appointed Paul Sarvela to the post Tuesday.

SIU's President is retiring sooner than expected. Glenn Poshard will step aside at the end of this month.

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The Carbondale Police have found the the body of the Southern Illinois University student missing since last Wednesday. 

Southern Illinois University’s executive board has hired a Texas search firm and chose its 20-person search committee to help find its new president.

R. William Funk and Associates of Dallas specializes in higher education. The search committee includes faculty, staff, students and community members.

The Southern Illinois University system's governing board is taking the next step in searching for a replacement for the university's retiring president.

The Southern Illinoisan reports that the executive committee of SIU's Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday to name an advisory committee and to hire an outside search firm. Glenn Poshard announced in July that he plans to retire June 30 of next year, even though his contract expires in 2015.

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