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Community Conversation - Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center


Published: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 02:40:21 -0500
Summary: The Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center holds Friday prayer every week at 1:00. Friday, June 21, WILL staff Jim Meadows and Lindsey Moon visited the mosque to talk with its members as part of the station’s Community Conversations initiative. ..


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Community Conversation - Guns Save Life


Published: Wed, 15 May 2013 15:00:38 -0500
Summary: Members of the organization Guns Save Life met last night in Rantoul, to discuss a number of issues, including firearm safety and a possible new concealed carry law in Illinois. Two members of WILL's staff, Lindsey Moon and Kimberlie Kranich, spoke with..


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Community Cinema - The Revolutionary Optimists


Published: Tue, 14 May 2013 12:45:36 -0500
Summary: Henry Radcliffe joins us to discuss tonight's Community Cinema event, a screening of The Revolutionary Optimists. The film looks at an effort to alleviate poverty in Kolkata slums through dance and art...


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Nick Offerman on Parks & Rec and Woodworking


Published: Fri, 03 May 2013 12:28:27 -0500
Summary: Nick Offerman has made a very unique career for himself. He graduated from the University of Illinois theater program, and bounced around for a bit, getting small roles in TV shows like Deadwood and Gilmore Girls. That's before he got the role of a lifeti..


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Peter Sagal, host of Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me!


Published: Thu, 02 May 2013 12:47:35 -0500
Summary: When Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me! debuted in 1998, it was considered a weird curiosity, a very silly "news quiz" nestled in the schedule of an otherwise serious news organization. Now, it's arguably the network's second biggest weekend show, after Car Talk. ..


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Haskell Wexler on Roger Ebert, ‘Days of Heaven’


Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:09:51 -0500
Summary: Haskell Wexler is one of the most influential cinematographers ever - his credits include 'The Conversation', 'In the Heat of the Night', 'The Thomas Crown Affair', 'Bound For Glory' and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' He's in Champaign Illinois this we..


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Thomas Burrell on Racism


Published: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:00:22 -0500
Summary: Thomas Burrell is the founder and former CEO of Burrell Communications, an advertising agency based in Chicago that is one of the largest multi-cultural marketing firms in the world.  Among his many honors, Burrell has been inducted into the Advertis..


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Community Cinema - The Island President


Published: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:40:00 -0500
Summary: The Island President screens Tuesday night at the Champaign Public Library as part of our Community Cinema series. Henry Radcliffe joins us to discuss a film that explores the immediate implications of climate change for the small island nation of the Mal..


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Chicago Critics Remember Roger Ebert


Published: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:40:05 -0500
Summary: Roger Ebert passed away yesterday - it's a great loss for movie lovers everywhere, and it's being felt very deeply among film critics. He was possibly the most infleuntial critic ever, and a staple of the Chicago film community. Even after Ebert became ho..


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Andy Carvin on his book, Distant Witness


Published: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:31:45 -0500
Summary: During the Arab Spring, almost everyone got their news from Twitter, and one man managed to make himself a hub for a lot of a newsreaders. Andy Carvin works for NPR, but he's not a reporter. Last year, Carvin Tweeted incessantly, sometimes over one hundre..


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Walter Dean Myers on Literacy


Published: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:40:07 -0500
Summary: Walter Dean Myers is a giant of American young adult literature. He's won the Newberry Medal, and was a finalist for the National Book Awards three times. Myers' books are gritty and realistic, exploring a side of American life not often seen in kids book..


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Sheldon Jacobson on Bracketology


Published: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:40:02 -0500
Summary: For March Madness neophytes, it's hard to know if our bracket predictions make any sense. But there's a new tool to determine if your choices are statistically likely to be correct. Sheldon Jacobson joins us to discuss his magical probability tool, and th..


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Mike Pesca on March Madness


Published: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:40:17 -0500
Summary: March Madness begins today, with the Illini tipping off Friday against Colorado. For public radio listeners, typically not a group enamored with sports, this is a tough time of year to keep up with conversations at work or school. Joining us for a quick p..


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Iraq War Veteran Eric Swenson


Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:40:41 -0500
Summary: Today marks the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. Eric Swenson, who now lives in Paxton, Illinois with his family, joined the military straight out of high school in 2004. He didn't expect to be involved in combat, but was close to the a..


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Stephanie Mencimer on the Online Gun Market


Published: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:40:50 -0500
Summary: While the debate over guns has largely broken down to "more regulation" vs. "better enforcement," few are talking about one of the biggest issues surrounding firearms in America--the gray market of online gun sales. Websites like Armslist have created a m..


Download | Episode Information

Community Conversations - March 2013


Published: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:40:03 -0500
Summary: From time to time, Illinois Public Media organizes or participates in other organizations’ “community conversations.” They’re opportunities to discuss a wide range of issues and ideas, to hear what various communities care about, a..


Download | Episode Information

Scott Jaschik on University Rankings


Published: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:40:38 -0500
Summary: In the past two weeks, the two biggest university ranking surveys - from the Times Higher Education and the US News & World Report - were released. The news was mixed for the University of Illinois. The school finished #24 on the THE world poll, ahead..


Download | Episode Information

Community Cinema - Wonder Women


Published: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:40:34 -0500
Summary: At this month's community cinema screening in Champaign, we'll be showing Wonder Women, a documentary about the creation of America's first female superhero and her evolution into a feminist icon. Henry Radcliffe joined us to discuss the film, which is sc..


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Jim DeRogatis on David Bowie and the ‘Nostalgia Trap’


Published: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:40:42 -0500
Summary: Tuesday is a big one for music: the release of the first David Bowie album in a decade. Most fans and critics are very excited - the owners of the record shop Exile on Main Street are even having a special 'David Bowie Day,' with the mayor of Champaign pe..


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Phil Plait on Asteroids


Published: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:40:56 -0600
Summary: A few weeks ago, astronomy was back in the news after a meteor exploded over Russia, injuring scores of people, the same weekend that an asteroid narrowly missed the Earth. Phil Plait writes about these kinds of phenomenon for his Slate blog, Bad Astronom..


Download | Episode Information

Community Conversation - Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center


Published: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 02:40:21 -0500
Summary: The Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center holds Friday prayer every week at 1:00. Friday, June 21, WILL staff Jim Meadows and Lindsey Moon visited the mosque to talk with its members as part of the station’s Community Conversations initiative. ..


Download | Episode Information

Community Conversation - Guns Save Life


Published: Wed, 15 May 2013 15:00:38 -0500
Summary: Members of the organization Guns Save Life met last night in Rantoul, to discuss a number of issues, including firearm safety and a possible new concealed carry law in Illinois. Two members of WILL's staff, Lindsey Moon and Kimberlie Kranich, spoke with..


Download | Episode Information

Community Cinema - The Revolutionary Optimists


Published: Tue, 14 May 2013 12:45:36 -0500
Summary: Henry Radcliffe joins us to discuss tonight's Community Cinema event, a screening of The Revolutionary Optimists. The film looks at an effort to alleviate poverty in Kolkata slums through dance and art...


Download | Episode Information

Nick Offerman on Parks & Rec and Woodworking


Published: Fri, 03 May 2013 12:28:27 -0500
Summary: Nick Offerman has made a very unique career for himself. He graduated from the University of Illinois theater program, and bounced around for a bit, getting small roles in TV shows like Deadwood and Gilmore Girls. That's before he got the role of a lifeti..


Download | Episode Information

Peter Sagal, host of Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me!


Published: Thu, 02 May 2013 12:47:35 -0500
Summary: When Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me! debuted in 1998, it was considered a weird curiosity, a very silly "news quiz" nestled in the schedule of an otherwise serious news organization. Now, it's arguably the network's second biggest weekend show, after Car Talk. ..


Download | Episode Information

Haskell Wexler on Roger Ebert, ‘Days of Heaven’


Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:09:51 -0500
Summary: Haskell Wexler is one of the most influential cinematographers ever - his credits include 'The Conversation', 'In the Heat of the Night', 'The Thomas Crown Affair', 'Bound For Glory' and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' He's in Champaign Illinois this we..


Download | Episode Information

Thomas Burrell on Racism


Published: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:00:22 -0500
Summary: Thomas Burrell is the founder and former CEO of Burrell Communications, an advertising agency based in Chicago that is one of the largest multi-cultural marketing firms in the world.  Among his many honors, Burrell has been inducted into the Advertis..


Download | Episode Information

Community Cinema - The Island President


Published: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:40:00 -0500
Summary: The Island President screens Tuesday night at the Champaign Public Library as part of our Community Cinema series. Henry Radcliffe joins us to discuss a film that explores the immediate implications of climate change for the small island nation of the Mal..


Download | Episode Information

Chicago Critics Remember Roger Ebert


Published: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:40:05 -0500
Summary: Roger Ebert passed away yesterday - it's a great loss for movie lovers everywhere, and it's being felt very deeply among film critics. He was possibly the most infleuntial critic ever, and a staple of the Chicago film community. Even after Ebert became ho..


Download | Episode Information

Andy Carvin on his book, Distant Witness


Published: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:31:45 -0500
Summary: During the Arab Spring, almost everyone got their news from Twitter, and one man managed to make himself a hub for a lot of a newsreaders. Andy Carvin works for NPR, but he's not a reporter. Last year, Carvin Tweeted incessantly, sometimes over one hundre..


Download | Episode Information

Walter Dean Myers on Literacy


Published: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:40:07 -0500
Summary: Walter Dean Myers is a giant of American young adult literature. He's won the Newberry Medal, and was a finalist for the National Book Awards three times. Myers' books are gritty and realistic, exploring a side of American life not often seen in kids book..


Download | Episode Information

Sheldon Jacobson on Bracketology


Published: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:40:02 -0500
Summary: For March Madness neophytes, it's hard to know if our bracket predictions make any sense. But there's a new tool to determine if your choices are statistically likely to be correct. Sheldon Jacobson joins us to discuss his magical probability tool, and th..


Download | Episode Information

Mike Pesca on March Madness


Published: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:40:17 -0500
Summary: March Madness begins today, with the Illini tipping off Friday against Colorado. For public radio listeners, typically not a group enamored with sports, this is a tough time of year to keep up with conversations at work or school. Joining us for a quick p..


Download | Episode Information

Iraq War Veteran Eric Swenson


Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:40:41 -0500
Summary: Today marks the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. Eric Swenson, who now lives in Paxton, Illinois with his family, joined the military straight out of high school in 2004. He didn't expect to be involved in combat, but was close to the a..


Download | Episode Information

Stephanie Mencimer on the Online Gun Market


Published: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:40:50 -0500
Summary: While the debate over guns has largely broken down to "more regulation" vs. "better enforcement," few are talking about one of the biggest issues surrounding firearms in America--the gray market of online gun sales. Websites like Armslist have created a m..


Download | Episode Information

Community Conversations - March 2013


Published: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:40:03 -0500
Summary: From time to time, Illinois Public Media organizes or participates in other organizations’ “community conversations.” They’re opportunities to discuss a wide range of issues and ideas, to hear what various communities care about, a..


Download | Episode Information

Scott Jaschik on University Rankings


Published: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:40:38 -0500
Summary: In the past two weeks, the two biggest university ranking surveys - from the Times Higher Education and the US News & World Report - were released. The news was mixed for the University of Illinois. The school finished #24 on the THE world poll, ahead..


Download | Episode Information

Community Cinema - Wonder Women


Published: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:40:34 -0500
Summary: At this month's community cinema screening in Champaign, we'll be showing Wonder Women, a documentary about the creation of America's first female superhero and her evolution into a feminist icon. Henry Radcliffe joined us to discuss the film, which is sc..


Download | Episode Information

Jim DeRogatis on David Bowie and the ‘Nostalgia Trap’


Published: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:40:42 -0500
Summary: Tuesday is a big one for music: the release of the first David Bowie album in a decade. Most fans and critics are very excited - the owners of the record shop Exile on Main Street are even having a special 'David Bowie Day,' with the mayor of Champaign pe..


Download | Episode Information

Phil Plait on Asteroids


Published: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:40:56 -0600
Summary: A few weeks ago, astronomy was back in the news after a meteor exploded over Russia, injuring scores of people, the same weekend that an asteroid narrowly missed the Earth. Phil Plait writes about these kinds of phenomenon for his Slate blog, Bad Astronom..


Download | Episode Information

Community Conversation - Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center


Published: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 02:40:21 -0500
Summary: The Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center holds Friday prayer every week at 1:00. Friday, June 21, WILL staff Jim Meadows and Lindsey Moon visited the mosque to talk with its members as part of the station’s Community Conversations initiative. ..


Download | Episode Information

Community Conversation - Guns Save Life


Published: Wed, 15 May 2013 15:00:38 -0500
Summary: Members of the organization Guns Save Life met last night in Rantoul, to discuss a number of issues, including firearm safety and a possible new concealed carry law in Illinois. Two members of WILL's staff, Lindsey Moon and Kimberlie Kranich, spoke with..


Download | Episode Information

Community Cinema - The Revolutionary Optimists


Published: Tue, 14 May 2013 12:45:36 -0500
Summary: Henry Radcliffe joins us to discuss tonight's Community Cinema event, a screening of The Revolutionary Optimists. The film looks at an effort to alleviate poverty in Kolkata slums through dance and art...


Download | Episode Information

Nick Offerman on Parks & Rec and Woodworking


Published: Fri, 03 May 2013 12:28:27 -0500
Summary: Nick Offerman has made a very unique career for himself. He graduated from the University of Illinois theater program, and bounced around for a bit, getting small roles in TV shows like Deadwood and Gilmore Girls. That's before he got the role of a lifeti..


Download | Episode Information

Peter Sagal, host of Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me!


Published: Thu, 02 May 2013 12:47:35 -0500
Summary: When Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me! debuted in 1998, it was considered a weird curiosity, a very silly "news quiz" nestled in the schedule of an otherwise serious news organization. Now, it's arguably the network's second biggest weekend show, after Car Talk. ..


Download | Episode Information

Haskell Wexler on Roger Ebert, ‘Days of Heaven’


Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:09:51 -0500
Summary: Haskell Wexler is one of the most influential cinematographers ever - his credits include 'The Conversation', 'In the Heat of the Night', 'The Thomas Crown Affair', 'Bound For Glory' and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' He's in Champaign Illinois this we..


Download | Episode Information

Community Cinema - The Island President


Published: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:40:17 -0500
Summary: The Island President screens Tuesday night at the Champaign Public Library as part of our Community Cinema series. Henry Radcliffe joins us to discuss a film that explores the immediate implications of climate change for the small island nation of the Mal..


Download | Episode Information

Thomas Burrell on Racism


Published: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:00:22 -0500
Summary: Thomas Burrell is the founder and former CEO of Burrell Communications, an advertising agency based in Chicago that is one of the largest multi-cultural marketing firms in the world.  Among his many honors, Burrell has been inducted into the Advertis..


Download | Episode Information

Chicago Critics Remember Roger Ebert


Published: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:40:04 -0500
Summary: Roger Ebert passed away yesterday - it's a great loss for movie lovers everywhere, and it's being felt very deeply among film critics. He was possibly the most infleuntial critic ever, and a staple of the Chicago film community. Even after Ebert became ho..


Download | Episode Information

Andy Carvin on his book, Distant Witness


Published: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:31:45 -0500
Summary: During the Arab Spring, almost everyone got their news from Twitter, and one man managed to make himself a hub for a lot of a newsreaders. Andy Carvin works for NPR, but he's not a reporter. Last year, Carvin Tweeted incessantly, sometimes over one hundre..


Download | Episode Information
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