Book cover of "Look At You Now", by Liz Pryor
July 12, 2016

‘Look At You Now,’ A Memoir; Millennium Park Protest; Pokémon Go Goes To College (And Everywhere)

In 1979, Liz Pryor lived in a wealthy Chicago suburb when she found she was pregnant. Her parents decided to keep this a secret forever. Now she's telling her story in a new memoir, which we discussed with the author. Also, we spoke with Sophia Byrd, one of the four teenage women who organized yesterday's Black Lives Matter protest of more than 200 people at Millennium Park. Finally, Pokémon Go — it's a phenomenon everywhere. We heard from people playing it on college campuses, as well as from Jennifer Golbeck, Director of the Social Intelligence Lab at the University of Maryland.


Dickslon Mounds Museum
Mike Hucke / Wikimedia Commons
July 12, 2016

Dickson Mounds Museum Reopens

The agreement that made possible the reopening of the Illinois State Museum in Springfield also allowed the state of Illinois' Dickson Mounds Museum to reopen in the west-central part of the state. Both had been put on a nine-month hiatus, due to the state budget impasse.


Robert Moore addresses the crowd at the Black Lives Matter rally in Springfield.
(Rachel Otwell/WUIS)
July 11, 2016

BLM Activists In Central Illinois Organize In Response To Recent Shootings

Kadeem Fuller organizes community engagement for the Black Lives Matter chapter located in Champaign-Urbana. He says the time for educating white people on the cause has passed - now is time for action. Numerous events were held in Central Illinois throughout the weekend after the shootings of African-Americans in Minnesota and Louisiana, and the sniper shootings of officers in Dallas.


 In this May 11, 2016 file photo, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, alongs with his wife Karen, right, launches his campaign for re-election during an event in Indianapolis. Republican Donald Trump has narrowed down his vice presidential shortlist to a handfu
Michael Conroy/Associated Press
July 09, 2016

Indiana Trump Rally Planned Amid Pence VP Consideration

Donald Trump's campaign is planning a rally in the Indianapolis area following a fundraiser in the city with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Tuesday. Pence is considered a leading candidate to be Trump's running
mate, and he's listed as a host of Tuesday's private fundraiser.


A photo of the band Las Cafeteras
Las Cafeteras
July 08, 2016

Las Cafeteras Headlines ‘Outside’ Concert

The Los Angeles band headlines Friday night's "Outside at Research Park" concert, hosted by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline talked with four members of Las Cafeteras about their unique fusion of musical styles, and how the group came together in their East Los Angeles neighborhood.


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