A statue of former St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Stan Musial stands outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
(Jeff Roberson/AP)
July 12, 2013

Obama Signs Measure Naming Bridge After Stan Musial

President Barack Obama has signed legislation designating the new Interstate 70 bridge connecting St. Louis and southwestern Illinois over the Mississippi River as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.''


Aaron Ammons at the Speak Cafe
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
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 willnewsroom@illinois.edu.


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Nelson Mandela
(AP)
June 27, 2013

The Day Nelson Mandela Walked Out Of Prison

One of the most remarkable days of Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life was Feb. 11, 1990, when he walked out of prison after 27 years behind bars. Greg Myre, the international editor of NPR.org, covered Mandela's release for The Associated Press and recounts that day.


Violinist Amandine Beyer holds Mozart's own violin backstage at Boston's Jordan Hall on Monday.
(Kathy Wittman/Courtesy of the Boston Early Music Festival)
June 14, 2013

Playing Mozart — On Mozart’s Violin

The violin and viola that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played himself are in the United States for the first time ever. The instruments come out of storage only about once a year at the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria. The rest of the time, they're kept under serious lockup. I talked to the musicians who got to play them at the Boston Early Music Festival earlier this week before the violin's New York premiere at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York tonight.


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