Michael Schlosser, Interim Director, Police Training Institute
Margaret Gray, Graduate of PTI’s 10-week Adult Citizens Academy course
State and university officials have been working on a plan to keep the University of Illinois’ Police Training Institute open. The state’s Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board unanimously agreed earlier this month to re-certify courses there, after initial discussions about closing the facility led to vocal support from area legislators and Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing, among others. While all involved are working to determine what shape PTI will take in the months ahead, we thought it might be helpful for you to learn a bit more about what the Police Training Institute already does now. Craig Cohen will talk with Michael Schlosser, Interim Director of the Police Training Institute, and Margaret Gray, a recent graduate of the PTI’s 10 week long Adult Citizens Academy course.
Sanford Hess, Owner, Art Theater, Champaign
Ben Galewsky, Chairman, Common Ground Co-op
Illinois Public Media's Craig Cohen talks with Sanford Hess and Ben Galewsky about efforts to establish a community co-op, to share ownership and provide the capital needed to purchase digital projection equipment for Champaign's Art Theater. This interview was recorded on May 17, 2012.
David Leake, Staerkel Planetarium Director; Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Parkland College
Illinois Public Media's Craig Cohen speaks with Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake about the "Transit of Venus." The planet will pass across the sun for six hours, beginning at 5:09pm the evening of Tuesday, June 5th, and then not again until the year 2117. Parkland College invites the public to view the transit using Staerkel Planetarium telescopes. The public is invited to park in the C-4 parking lot on the west side of Parkland College, and south of the planetarium, and then walk to the telescopes
Marina Terkourafi, U of I Assistant Professor and Director of Modern Greek Studies
Kathy Sweedler, Extension Educator, Consumer Economics Champaign/Ford/Iroquois/Vermilion Unit, University of Illinois Extension
Subbiah Rajaguru, M.D., Provena Covenant Medical Center Electrophysiologist and Cardiologist
Daisey Bates: First Lady of Little Rock: A Documentary Film, shown on PBS Stations and January 3, 6:00 PM CST, Champaign Public Library
With Sharon La Cruise (Documentary Filmmaker)
Carol Jo Morgan, Co-Founder of the IDEA Store, Champaign
Community Cinema: Troop 1500, Champaign Public Library, December 6, 6:00 PM
With Henry Radcliffe (Community Engagement Producer)