tap water
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April 08, 2016

The 21st: Water Quality Issues & A Stereotype-Smashing Organist

The crisis with lead in Flint’s water has led many communities around the country to ask: could this happen here? Today on the 21st, we talked with people from Chicago, Galesburg, and Decatur, to find out what those communities are seeing regarding lead and other problems with tap water. Also, musician Cameron Carpenter joined us to explain his not-so-traditional approach to playing the organ.


Champaign City Council member Marci Dodds, who's stepping down from her seat. She and husband Cody Sokolski are moving to Chica
City of Champaign
February 24, 2016

Champaign Council Member Dodds Stepping Down, Moving To Chicago

After nearly 11 years, Champaign City Council member Marci Dodds says she's resigning.  She and husband Jon "Cody" Sokolski are moving to Chicago, where Dodds says he can take advantage of his music career.  Dodds says she's proudest to have been part of votes on watershed projects, and a summer youth job program.


The Webern Kammerchor hamming it up for the camera
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February 19, 2016

Sunday’s ‘Voices Unite’ Concert Brings U Of I Choir And Vienna Choir Together

Choirs from Vienna, Austria, and the University of Illinois will come together for a concert this Sunday night at Krannert Center’s Foellinger Great Hall with Sinfonia da Camera titled, appropriately, “Voices Unite.”  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline talked about the concert with U of I Director of Choral Activities Andrew Megill.


The Air Force performing troupe Tops in Blue, in performance.
Robin Cresswell/ US Air Force Photo Archive
December 26, 2015

Scott Air Force Base to Host Possible Farewell Concert

The January 15th performance at Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County may be the final one for Tops in Blue, a military performance troupe which has been targeted for cancellation by the U-S Air Force.


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