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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 28, 2014

Decrying Washington Stalemate, Obama Calls For ‘Year Of Action’

By Eyder Peralta

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Obama discussed a range of topics including education, income inequality, climate change and immigration reform.

With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 15, 2013

Cellphones As Radios: Immigrants Dial In To Native Stations

By Margot Adler

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Boubacar Sanogo from Mali drives a cab in New York City and listens to ZenoRadio on his smartphone — though it can also be accessed using a more basic model.

A year and half ago, Baruch Herzfeld, an entrepreneur in New York City, had a novel idea: connect immigrants in the U.S. with radio stations in their home country using nothing more than a cheap cellphone.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 11, 2013

University YMCA Loses Funding From Catholic Church

By Sean Powers

The YMCA on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus says it has lost support from the Catholic Church over its connection to a group that supports same-sex marriage.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 17, 2013

Obama Calls For Budget, Immigration Reform By Year’s End

By Scott Neuman

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President Obama slammed the partisan standoff "spectacle" that he said had damaged the economy and America's international credibility, and called on Congress to pass a comprehensive budget, immigration reform and a farm bill by year's end.




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