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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 08, 2013

Farming Got Hip In Iran Some 12,000 Years Ago, Ancient Seeds Reveal

By Rhitu Chatterjee

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(Duration: 3:57)

The seeds and other evidence of Stone Age farming, including tools that looked like sickles, were uncovered at a dig site in the foothills of Iran's Zagros mountains.

Archaeologists digging in the foothills of Iran's Zagros Mountains have discovered the remains of a Stone Age farming community. It turns out that people living there were growing plants like barley, peas and lentils as early as 12,000 years ago.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 28, 2013

Neighbors: Aaron Ammons

Illinois Public Media’s "Neighbors" series is designed to introduce us all to our neighbors here in east central Illinois. If you have an interesting neighbor you think we should know about, tell us – you can e-mail us at

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 5:42)

Aaron Ammons at the Speak Cafe

Longtime Champaign-Urbana resident Aaron Ammons has been known as a critic of local law enforcement and its treatment of African-Americans, but others are now learning from him.

Categories: Community, History

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 20, 2013

Urbana Library Board Holds Public Meeting Following Weeding Revelation

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 1:48:30)

Urbana Free Library

The Urbana Free Library’s Board of Trustees held a meeting on Wednesday night to hear from the public after it was revealed last week too many books were removed - in part - to make room for newer collections.

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