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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 04, 2014

Farmers Make Money and Paper from Crop Waste

by: Tiffany Jolley

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(Duration: 2:16)

two people making paper

A report from the US Department of Agriculture several years ago found that farmers can do more with the stems, leaves and other materials leftover after harvest than plow it back into the soil. One option is to sell it to make paper products.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 03, 2014

Beyond Ferguson, Part 2: A WILL-AM 580 Special

by: WILL Staff

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(Duration: 59:18)

Marchers protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Last month, host Janice Marie Collins, a University of Illinois journalism professor, began a conversation about some of the questions raised by the shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri.  That conversation continued Friday, Oct. 3, with a live special focusing on what comes next and the search for solutions.





Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 02, 2014

Data Shows Competition To Start Up Medical Marijuana Facilities

By Amanda Vinicky, With Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

A worker cultivates a special strain of medical marijuana in Colorado Springs.

Entrepreneurs looking to get in on the business side of Illinois' new medical marijuana program are facing fierce competition.  The state has come out with numbers showing just how much. 

Categories: Government, Health


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 02, 2014

Renowned Vocalist, U of I Professor Gunn To Perform In Renovated Court Chambers

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Nathan Gunn as the Count, performing in The Marriage of Figaro in Highland Park, Illinois.

A renowned baritone and director of the University of Illinois’ Lyric Theater program will honor his great-grandfather as the Illinois Supreme Court unveils its new quarters next week.

Categories: Art and Culture

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