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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 29, 2005

The Fall of Saigon, 30 Years Later

April 29 is the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War - the day Saigon fell to North Vietnamese troops. Ron Yates had been in southeast Asia for several weeks reporting for the Chicago Tribune, and he headed to South Vietnam when it became clear that the long war was ending - and ending badly for US troops. He was among the last American reporters, soldiers and diplomats to flee, along with thousands of South Vietnamese families - a fraction of those who wanted to leave.

Yates (left, with camera) is now dean of the University of Illinois College of Communication. He recollects that final day with AM 580's Tom Rogers.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 28, 2005

Laurel Prussing Prepares for Office

Prussing is getting ready to return to elected office after a ten-year absence. The Democrat will be sworn in this coming Monday as the new mayor of Urbana. In an interview with AM 580's Jim Meadows, Prussing discussed her priorities for the city.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 05, 2005

Stopped Just Shy

Illinois' bid for a national title has fallen short. AM 580's Jeff Bossert looks at the last night of a historic season -- a 75-70 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels that lived up to its billing.

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