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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 05, 2013

To Join ‘63 March On Washington: ‘Like Climbing A Mountain’

For the Month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capitol from all over the country for the mass demonstration.

By Michele Norris

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(Duration: 7:46)

Jack Hansan, who made signs for the March on Washington, and his wife Ethel now live in Northern Virginia.

Through The Race Card Project's six-word stories, we'll meet some of the people who witnessed that history and hear their memories and reflections on race relations in America today.





Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - August 05, 2013

Ecologists Turn To Planned Grazing To Revive Grassland Soil

The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.

By Luke Runyon

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(Duration: 3:57)

Fox Ranch, outside Yuma County, Colo., is a 14,000-acre nature preserve and working commercial cattle ranch. The ranch is used by the Nature Conservancy to put into practice its panned grazing technique.

The world's soil is in trouble. Ecologists say without dramatic changes to how we manage land, vast swathes of grassland are at risk of turning into hard-packed desert.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 03, 2013

Lawmakers Want End To Ban On Gay Blood Donors

By The Associated Press

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Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley has joined more than 80 members of Congress in a renewed push to end a ban on donating blood by men who have engaged in gay sex.


Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - August 03, 2013

Pickling A Veggie Feast For Your Next Picnic

The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.

By Abbie Fentress Swanson

Mike Odette, chef and co-owner of Sycamore Restaurant, finds beets and turnips that will make tasty refrigerator pickles at the Columbia, Mo., farmers market.

Mike Odette, chef and co-owner of Sycamore Restaurant in Columbia, Mo., is trolling the local farmer's market. He usually hunts for ingredients for his next menu, but today he's searching for veggies to take on a picnic.

Categories: Agriculture, Food


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