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Beyond the Tie-Dye: Counterculture in Champaign-Urbana, 1965-1975

An hour-long documentary that focusing on counterculture movements in Champaign-Urbana from the 1950s to the present day, with a concentration on the 1960s and 1970s.

The history of counterculture is a broad and multi-dimensional topic. Political aspects include organized protests against laws, policies, and cultural practices, teach-ins, the activities of student and community organizations (for example, Students for a Democratic Society), and programmatic changes (such as Project 500 at the University of Illinois).  Cultural aspects concern how people worked to change their daily lives through decisions about food and shelter, work and leisure, relationships with people and the environment, clothing, music, and other lifestyle choices.  To explore both the political and the cultural dimensions of counterculture movements, the program takes into account events occurring on the University of Illinois campus, as well as in the Champaign-Urbana community.


October 10, 2012

Any Means Necessary Radio Short

Students from University Laboratory High School in Urbana in partnership with WILL have prepared a week-long series of reports on 60s Counterculture. In this segment we look at student protests to the Vietnam War on the campus of the University of Illinois.
This report is produced by Uni High Student Nafisa Syed  and is voiced by Linus Erbach.


October 10, 2012

Walking on Paths Radio Short

Students from University Laboratory High School in Urbana in partnership with WILL have prepared a week-long series of reports on 60s Counterculture.  In this story we hear about post World War II don’t walk on the grass conformity on the campus of the University of Illinois.
This report is produced by Uni High Student Gloria Ha and is voiced by Linus Erbach.


October 10, 2012

Project 500 at the University of Illinois Radio Short

Students from University Laboratory High School in Urbana in partnership with WILL have prepared a week-long series of reports on 60s Counterculture.  In this report, we look at University of Illinois attempts to diversify its student population.
This report is produced by Uni High Student Jonathan Yockey and voiced by Linus Erbach.


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