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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 29, 2007

Urbana Man in the PRC to Hone Kung Fu

Each day China opens itself to thousands of visitors -- some on business, others on vacation. Still others come to China because there's no better place to learn their careers. AM 580's Tom Rogers is in China -- and last week he traveled into the interior to visit an Urbana man who's come to hone his craft.

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Categories: Biography, Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 25, 2007

World War II Oral Histories

World War II Oral Histories

World War II was a transforming event in American history. But the number of people who have direct memories of the war is shrinking by the day. In September, WILL-TV will air the Ken Burns documentary "The War." In conjunction with the program, WILL is helping with an effort to record as many oral histories as possible from those who lived through that era, either on the battle lines or on the home front. AM 580's Tom Rogers introduces us to people who have made it their mission to get memories on tape.

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Categories: History
Tags: history

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 21, 2007

China Trade

China is a nation of 1.3 billion people. In other words, multiply the US population by more than four, and you have China. That's a highly attractive business market for people in Illinois who have something to sell. But the head of the state of Illinois' trade office in Shanghai says setting up shop in China is NOT a simple proposition. On the other hand, as AM 580's Tom Rogers reports from Shanghai, it can be done, and done very well.

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Categories: Economics
Tags: economy, china

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 14, 2007

Antibiotic Research

Each year antibiotics save millions of lives. But many antibiotics are increasingly losing their effectiveness. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana are now tackling this problem. In their search for new lifesaving antibiotics, the National Institutes of Health have awarded a group of scientists a $7 million grant. Michael Koliska reports.

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Categories: Health, Science
Tags: health, science