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.


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.


Nelson Mandela
(Denis Farrell/AP)
June 09, 2013

Nelson Mandela in Hospital as South Africans Pray

Prayers have been said in churches across South Africa for former President Nelson Mandela, who is spending a second day in hospital for treatment for a lung infection.


Abraham Lincoln
(Wikimedia Commons)
June 07, 2013

Early Lincoln Math Papers Discovered

Researchers at Illinois State University have turned up new information about Abraham Lincoln's school boy days in 1825.


Erma Bridgewater
(Kimberlie Kranich/WILL)
June 05, 2013

Champaign Street to Be Named After Erma Bridgewater

Part of Washington Street in Champaign will be soon be named for the one of biggest names in local civil rights history. The portion between Fourth and Wright Streets will become Honorary Erma Bridgewater Way. 


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