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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 02, 2014

Champaign Label Preserved 1890’s Recording Named To National Registry

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 2:34)

One of the recordings now part of the Library of Congress’ national registry is considered the first ‘hit’ song by an African-American.  A Champaign-based record label is among those who have worked to preserve it.  





WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 20, 2013

Newcomer Stratton Challenges Prussing in Urbana Primary

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 5:34)

Laurel Prussing and Les Stratton.

As she seeks a third term, Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing touts her efforts to boost economic development. But opponent and political newcomer Les Stratton criticizes Prussing's plans as a misuse of taxpayer dollars.