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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 02, 2014

Champaign Label Preserved 1890’s Recording Named To National Registry

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 2:34)

One of the recordings now part of the Library of Congress’ national registry is considered the first ‘hit’ song by an African-American.  A Champaign-based record label is among those who have worked to preserve it.  







NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 26, 2014

Talking History: Black Senators Celebrate Their Legacy

By Brakkton Booker

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(Duration: 51:54)

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action in Oct. 2013.

Five current and former black senators appeared together Tuesday at an unprecedented event celebrating the legacy and contributions of the nine African-Americans to serve in the U.S. Senate.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 07, 2014

U Of I Forum Held Following Personal Attacks Against Chancellor

By Sean Powers, with production assistance by Amanda Tugade

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(Duration: 3:58)

University of Illinois students Kimberly Arquines and Jennifer Sun attend a forum on digital hate and civil discourse on Feb. 6, 2014 on the U of I’s Urbana campus. Arquines was one of the students who posted personal attacks on Twitter last mo

The University of Illinois hosted a forum on digital hate and civil discourse on Thursday night, following a recent barrage of racist and sexist tweets targeting the chancellor on the Urbana campus. 




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