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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 27, 2013

At 85, ‘Old-School’ Politician Shows No Signs Of Quitting

By Ina Jaffe

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(Duration: 6:35)

Fred Risser

Increasingly, people are continuing to work past 65. Almost a third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 70 are working, and among those older than 75, about 7 percent are still on the job. In Working Late, a series for Morning Edition, NPR profiles older adults who are still in the workforce.

Categories: Health, History, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 26, 2013

UIUC Chancellor: Chief Illiniwek’s Retirement is Permanent

By Jim Meadows

Chief Illiniwek

Six years since the University of Illinois retired Chief Illiniwek, the symbol is still a point of controversy. A non-binding referendum on next week’s student election ballot asks if Chief Illiniwek should return as the symbol of the university.

Categories: History, Sports







Public Radio International - Illinois Public Media News - February 21, 2013

New Recording Surfaces of Jimi Hendrix Gig in London

By Clark Boyd/The World

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(Duration: 7:24)

Jimi Hendrix

Guitar great Jimi Hendrix continues to inspire legions of music fans more than 40 years after his death. In the coming months, there will be a new release of some of Hendrix’s recordings, and a movie about the musician’s life.

Categories: Art and Culture, History, Music

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 18, 2013

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco: ‘I Finally Felt Like I Was Home’

By Terry Gross

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(Duration: 43:55)

Richard Blanco

"I just got the phone call one day," is how poet Richard Blanco describes to Fresh Air's Terry Gross how he learned he had been selected to write and read the inaugural poem for President Obama's second swearing-in on Jan. 21.


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