The Afternoon Magazine Archive

WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - March 05, 2013

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax on the Sequester

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(Duration: 9:54)

With sequester cuts and furloughs beginning to roll out this week, some are wondering if Illinois is being hit harder than other states. There's the $33.4 million cut to education spending, the $6.4 million hit to clean water initiatives, the 14,000 furloughed defense jobs, and the list goes on. Marilyn Geewax, a senior business at NPR in Washington, joins us to discuss the cuts, and the next big financial crisis on Capital Hill - the dreaded continuing resolution.

Categories: Economics, Politics

WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - March 03, 2013

“The Sequester Will Affect People you Know”

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(Duration: 8:28)

Without a budget deal, $85 billion in automatic budget cuts will begin to take effect.

Earlier this week, we looked at the political situation around the sequester. Now, the economic impact. While some legislators say the automatic budget cuts won't be as bad as the President is suggesting, economist Elizabeth Powers warns they might be worse than expected. She joined us to discuss how the sequester will impact Illinois.

Categories: Economics, Government
Tags: sequester


WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - January 29, 2013

Dan Rutherford and Jeff Brown on Pensions and Illinois’ Bond Rating

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(Duration: 9:49)

Squeezy, Illinois' pension python, was introduced by governor Pat Quinn last year.

Last week, Illinois' bond rating was reduced again by several credit agencies, making it the lowest rated state in the union. What can be done about the state's pension issue? State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and economics professor Jefferey Brown of the University of Illinois talk us through it.

Categories: Economics, Politics

WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - May 31, 2012 ~ Comment (0)

Art Theater Co-op

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.

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WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - April 24, 2012 ~ Comment (0)

Boxcar to Board Rooms

My Formula for 14 Years of Average Annual Double Digit Growth, Restoring The Harlem Globetrotters, and Changing Business Perceptions Along the Way

Mannie Jackson, President of Boxcar Holdings LLC; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball of Fame; Chairman of the Board and Owner of the Harlem Globetrotters;and Chairman and a Founder of the Executive Leadership Council.

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WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - February 23, 2012 ~ Comment (0)

America Saves Week: Savings Strategies

Kathy Sweedler, Extension Educator, Consumer Economics Champaign/Ford/Iroquois/Vermilion Unit, University of Illinois Extension

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