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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 21, 2005

George Mitchell on Iraq

The former US Senate Majority Leader and negotiator in the Northern Ireland peace accord visited the UI Law School, saying it will take a self-governing Iraq before the US government can again focus on other priorities, including terrorism. AM 580's Jeff Bossert spoke with Mitchell on his principle of letting the democratic process take its course.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 20, 2005

Portion Size Me

Eastern Illinois University consumer sciences professor James Painter (left, holding drink) has produced a film that he says counters Morgan Spurlock's popular documentary Super Size Me, in which he falls ill eating nothing but McDonalds food in portions offered by the fast food chain. Painter's point is that limiting your serving portions -- even portions of fast food -- is the key to maintaining your health. He spoke with AM 580's Jeff Bossert.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 13, 2005

One Foot in Front of the Other

What may be the first scientific conference devoted to the health benefits of walking is taking place on the UI campus. The three-day "Walking for Health" conference builds on years of research showing that moderate exercise like walking can be as beneficial as more strenuous exercise. AM 580's Jim Meadows took a walk with one of the organizers of the conference. Kinesiology professor Weimo Zhu (left) says there are still plenty of things that walking researchers want to know.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 11, 2005

The Dangers of Campus Traffic

For 32 years, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District operated on the University of Illinois campus without a fatal accident. But in the last year, buses have struck and killed two students on campus. As AM 580's Kate Pokarney reports, that leaves many people wondering how to keep future accidents from happening.

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