Illinois Public Media News

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 30, 2014

Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

More on Illinois Public Media's coverage of mental health issues in central Illinois.

By Maanvi Singh

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(Duration: 4:30)

Lauren Kay has never met her therapist in person. The 24-year-old entrepreneur found it difficult to take time off work for appointments.






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 11, 2014

iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School’s Band

By Eric Westervelt

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(Duration: 7:15)

Practice time for the PS 177 band.

There's a steady stream of hype surrounding the pluses and pitfalls of classroom tablet computers. But for a growing number of special education students tablets and their apps are proving transformative. The tablets aren't merely novel and fun. With guidance from creative teachers, they are helping to deepen engagement, communication, and creativity.

Categories: Education, Music, Technology


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 29, 2014

Text To 911 Expanding In Indiana; Champaign County A Few Months Away

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 2:40)

The country’s major wireless carriers recently began providing service that allows cell phone users to contact emergency service via text message. But local emergency agencies are only hooked up to take Text-to-911 in a handful of areas.  And downstate Illinois is not among them. 

Categories: Technology

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 27, 2014

Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

By Jon Hamilton

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(Duration: 3:47)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain.



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