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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 20, 2014

President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are ‘Cowardly’

By Bill Chappell

The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts of violence" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday, referring to the videotaped execution carried out by militants with the Islamic State.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 20, 2014

Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

by Marc Silver

A 10-year old boy suspected having Ebola was found the beach in West Point.

Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, is under nighttime curfew as that country struggles to contain the Ebola epidemic. On Wednesday, an entire neighborhood in Monrovia was quarantined, sealed off from the rest of the city by the government.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 28, 2014

Exploring the U of I Library’s New Digital Newspaper Collections

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 4:13)

December 9. 1941 Daily Illini

The main library at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus has been putting old newspapers on the web since 2005.  But thanks to a recent grant, the newest version includes coverage in areas outside Illinois, and new topics, extending back to the mid-1800's.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 25, 2014

Bresnahan Picked As New CEO of Illinois Public Media and WTVP

By Jim Meadows

Illinois Public Media and Peoria public television station WTVP will continue to share a president and CEO --- with the joint appointment of Maurice “Moss” Bresnahan to the position at both operations.

Categories: Media and journalism


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 14, 2014

Reporters Weigh In On Illinois Issues

By Jeremy Hobson

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(Duration: 8:23)

The Illinois Capitol Building is pictured in Springfield, Illinois, 2009.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson is broadcasting from WILL in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and he’s taking a look at some of the issues facing this Midwestern state with two journalists who work there. Jim Meadows is a senior reporter at WILL, and Niala Boodhoo is the afternoon host at WBEZ in Chicago.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 10, 2014

Report Says FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims

By NPR Staff

Rutgers professor Hooshang Amirahmadi, one of the American Muslims identified by the Intercept as a target of covert surveillance by the FBI and the NSA.

Reporters Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain say, in the online news website Intercept, that based on information provided by Edward Snowden they have evidence that the FBI and NSA used covert surveillance on the email accounts of 202 American Muslims.



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