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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 04, 2014

Tiananmen Square Diary

Ron Yates is Professor Emeritus and the former Dean of the College of Media at the University of Illinois. He was reporting from Tiananmen Square in 1989 as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.

By Ron Yates

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(Duration: 3:51)

A young woman is caught between civilians and Chinese soldiers, who were trying to remove her from an assembly near the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, June 3, 1989. Pro-democracy protesters had been occupying Tiananmen Square for weeks.

China was the world’s biggest story in the summer of 1989 when several hundred thousand students, labor leaders and other dissidents occupied the 5 million square foot concrete piazza known as Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing. 







WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 19, 2014

WILL Archive: Thurgood Marshall Discusses School Integration

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 3:59)

Pictured in this 1954 handout photo is Louis Redding, center, on the steps of the Supreme Court Building, in Washington, D.C., with other NAACP attorneys who argued the school segregation case, Brown vs. Board of Education, From left are, Special Cou

This month marks the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawed “separate but equal” in public schools. Thurgood Marshall, who would later be appointed to the high court, argued the case. Two years after the ruling -- in 1956 -- Marshall visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to talk about his work to end segregation and the challenges ahead. Marshall said despite efforts by detractors of integration, black and white students were meant to go to school under one roof.




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 06, 2014

Illinois’ Red Light On Sunday Car Sales

This story was produced with Curious City, a news-gathering experiment from WBEZ that's designed to satisfy your curiosities.

By Lauren Chooljian

A car salesman speaks with a customer at the Apple Chevrolet dealership in Orland Park, Ill., Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009. Automakers report U.S. sales for February on Tuesday.

Judging by how many transportation-related questions Curious City receives, we denizens of the Chicago region are obsessed with getting around and will ask about any stumbling blocks — legal or otherwise — that threaten to get in our way.


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