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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 18, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

‘Pink Slime’ Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

By Joyce Russell

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(Duration: 4:12)

South Dakota-based meat processor Beef Products Inc. shows a sample of its lean, finely textured beef in September 2012.

A much-maligned beef product that was once frequently added to hamburger is making a comeback. Two years ago, beef processors cut back sharply on producing what they call "lean, finely textured beef" after the nasty nickname for it, "pink slime," caught on in the media. Now, higher beef prices are leading to increased demand for the product.

Categories: Animals, Business, Food, Health






Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - June 09, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Farmers Hope For River System Improvements

By Rich Egger

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(Duration: 4:38)

Shipping via barge is crucial for farmers near the Illinois River and across the Midwest, but many say U.S. river infrastructure is out of date.

Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with proposed improvements in legislation recently passed by Congress.  



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 04, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

By Alex Schmidt

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(Duration: 3:54)

At a student-run Union Bank branch located inside Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, Calif., students can build credit and learn about finances with their real money.

Wearing a red Union Bank polo shirt, high school senior Jerry Liu politely helps a peer with a bank deposit. With a waiting area and even a decorative plant on the table, this could be any bank branch — but right outside this island of adulthood are the hallways of Lincoln High School in Los Angeles.

Categories: Business, Economics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 30, 2014

Private Partner to Build Out UC2B Broadband System

Updated May 30th to add additional information about UC2B's existing customers.

By Jim Meadows

Officials of UC2B and iTV-3 at news conference announcing their partnership.

Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband, or UC2B, announced a partnership Thursday with iTV-3 to provide its high-speed broadband service to homes and businesses in Champaign-Urbana.


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