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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 07, 2014

U Of I Forum Held Following Personal Attacks Against Chancellor

By Sean Powers, with production assistance by Amanda Tugade

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(Duration: 3:58)

University of Illinois students Kimberly Arquines and Jennifer Sun attend a forum on digital hate and civil discourse on Feb. 6, 2014 on the U of I’s Urbana campus. Arquines was one of the students who posted personal attacks on Twitter last mo

The University of Illinois hosted a forum on digital hate and civil discourse on Thursday night, following a recent barrage of racist and sexist tweets targeting the chancellor on the Urbana campus. 



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 06, 2014

Former Olympians Blair, Savoie Weigh In On Sochi Winter Games

by Jeff Bossert and Scott Cameron, with additional reporting from the Associated Press

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(Duration: 4:43)

Matt Savoie practices at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship Colorado Springs in 2006.

Illinois Public Media spoke with Champaign native and Olympic speed skater Bonnie Blair, who's representing the U.S. in Russia, as well as Peoria native and former figure skater Matt Savoie.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 06, 2014

Snowfall Makes Mobility Nearly Impossible For Wheelchair Users

By Ryan Weber

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(Duration: 3:32)

More than 30 inches of snow have fallen on Champaign-Urbana this winter. Too often in this weather, property owners neglect shoveling city sidewalks. That can make it nearly impossible for some people to get around safely, including those who use a wheelchair or have trouble seeing well.

Categories: Disabilities, Environment

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 05, 2014

Pogo Studios Archives Donated to the Sousa Archives

By Jason Croft

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(Duration: 4:60)

Recently, Champaign’s famed Pogo Studio closed its doors after nearly 30 years when owner Mark Rubel left for a new job in Nashville, Tennessee. But the music that was recorded there will live on at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois.




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