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August 28, 2010

2010: From East To West: Journeying Through The Lives Of Asian-Americans In Champaign-Urbana

Sharon Lee never felt like she fit in growing up in Cleveland in the ’70s and ’80s. As the only Korean American at her high school, she was asked if she knew karate or if she was related to Bruce Lee. “I was very aware, when I was very young, of not being white, and I really struggled with that, growing up, feeling embarrassed about my parents, not feeling like I fit in, always wishing I was taller and had bigger eyes,” she said.

September 27, 2008

2008: Competing Against Discrimination: Achieving Equality In Athletics At The U of I

Students in the class of 2011 researched and interviewed 16 people who overcame obstacles because of race, gender or disability, talking to them about their experiences, said Uni student Maria Gao, who along with Anne Machesky, produced the hour-long documentary, Competing Against Discrimination: Achieving Equality in Athletics at the University of Illinois. It aired at 6 pm Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, on WILL-AM 580.

November 16, 2003

2003: The Essence of Jazz: Conversations With Illinois Artists

A dictionary would define jazz as "American music often characterized by syncopation and polyphonic ensemble playing."  But for musicians who have spent their lives performing, jazz can't be so simply defined.  University Laboratory High School students talk with local jazz musicians about their craft.

September 03, 2001

2001: Memories Are Made Of This

The objects looked ordinary to the casual observer: a model boat, a toy train set, a couple of hand-made dresses. An old pipe, some ticket stubs and an angel doll. But for the students who held them, the objects opened a flood of memories.


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