Illinois Public Media has joined with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) to bring you Community Cinema, a series of monthly screenings (September - June) of independent documentaries shown at the Champaign Public Library. Each hour-long film is viewed and then discussed with the audience and a community panel of people with knowledge of the topic locally. These screenings are free and open to the public.
Illinois Youth Media is the umbrella name for youth media projects generated and supported by Illinois Public Media at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois.
Programs, stories, events and community resources for people and organizations committed to reducing obesity in east central Illinois. For stories on health and wellness topics relating to Central Illinois, please click on the individual links below.
Youth Media Workshop partners with public schools in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, to teach African-American youth how to make radio and television documentaries that link their generation, the hip-hop generation, to the civil rights and black power generations.
WILL staff members organize and moderate "community conversations" with small, diverse groups of people across east central Illinois. These discussions lead to stories addressing the concerns raised by the participants. For instance, worries about the community image of Danville prompted reporters to give special coverage to a visit by the Walldogs, a group of artists who portrayed Danville's cultural heritage in wall murals throughout the downtown area.
"Growing Hope Against Hunger: An Illinois Response" is your connection to regional resources and content that:
- raises awareness of hunger in Illinois
- looks at the public-private-government response to the need
- connects you to resources in your community.
Since 1995 WILL has worked with students at the University High School to produce radio documentaries. Choose from the following list to view details of each project, and listen to the documentaries.
From Champaign, to LeRoy, to Danville...east central Illinois is a big place. From Inside Your Hometown focuses on the towns and people that make up East Central Illinois.