August 21, 2012

Joseph William Royer Urbana’s Architect

Brian Adams, Ph.D., Archeologist, the Prairie Research Institute, the Illinois Archaeological Survey, University of Illinois

Host: David Inge

We’ll review the life of an architect who made a great contribution to the built environment of Urbana. You may not know his name, but you should know his buildings: the Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana High School and the Urbana library. His name was Joseph William Royer, and he was active from 1897 to the early 1950s. Our guest will be Brian Adams…, he author of a book on Royer and his work.

This is a repeat broadcast from Friday, June 29, 2012, 10 am

August 20, 2012

Visit Sunny Chernobyl and Other Adventures in the world’s Most Polluted Places

Andrew Blackwell, Journalist

Host: David Inge

What’s your idea of the ideal travel destination? A pristine beach? A city with a cultural site on every corner? Writer Andrew Blackwell decided he would travel to the places nobody wants to visit, places where the air, soil and water were toxic. In the process, he takes eco-tourism into an entirely new place. Blackwell takes us on a tour of some of the world’s most polluted places. That’s the subject of his new book "Visit Sunny Chernobyl."

This is a repeat broadcast from Thursday, June 28, 2012, 10 am

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