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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Abortion Pills

By Jason Beaubien

The markets of San Salvador, where abortion pills can be purchased,

An ulcer drug is dramatically changing the face of back-alley abortions in developing countries and cutting the rate of material deaths.  Misoprostol is widely available, even where abortion is banned.





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 29, 2014

Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping

By Alastair Bland

John Stuart (left) of Green Man Brewery grabs a Tater Ridge mash sample from Sierra Nevada's Scott Jennings (center) at the Sierra Nevada brewery in Mills River, N.C.

With more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. And at the third annual Asheville Beer Week this week, this tight-knit beer community is strutting its stuff with tastings of barrel-aged sour beers and fermented Chinese tea saisons, and chocolate truffle and beer pairings.

Categories: Architecture, Business, Food
Tags: breweries

Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - March 24, 2014

Drones: Coming Soon To A Farm Near You?

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

By Peter Gray

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(Duration: 3:44)

A remote-controlled quadcopter hovers over a Bloomington, Ill., parking lot, where Colby offered test flights of new unmanned vehicle models.

Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.

Categories: Architecture, Technology
Tags: drones


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 21, 2014

Allerton Center Takes On ‘Downton’ Feel During English Weekend

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 7:13)

Allerton Mansion

The University of Illinois’ Allerton Park and Conference Center is a frequent location to visit for touring the grounds, or special events like a wedding.  But an event this weekend will give visitors a sense of what it was like about a century ago.




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