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

New Recording Surfaces of Jimi Hendrix Gig in London

By Clark Boyd/The World


(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


(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.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 13, 2013

Politics in the Family: Linda Frank and Deb Frank Feinen

By Jim Meadows


(Duration: 3:39)

Linda Frank and Deb Frank Feinen

Linda Frank and her daughter, attorney Deb Frank Feinen are both Republicans, with decades of political experience between them. Frank recently retired after serving five terms as Champaign County Circuit Clerk, while her daughter Deb serves on the Champaign City Council.

Categories: History, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 12, 2013

Politics in the Family: Tim Johnson

By Jim Meadows


(Duration: 3:43)

Former Congressman Tim Johnson (R-Urbana)

You can find family businesses in any number of walks of life – third generation doctors, plumbers, lawyers, architects, accountants – you name it. Not surprisingly, the same could be said for politics. Former Congressman Tim Johnson is the product of a family political tradition reaching from his grandparents to his own grown children.

Categories: Government, History, Politics

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