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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 14, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Paying A Visit To The University Of Illinois’ Unusual Landmark

By Jeremy Hobson

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(Duration: 8:28)

The Morrow Plots are the oldest experimental cornfield in the Western Hemisphere.

Harvard has its yard. The University of Illinois has a cornfield. In 1876, agriculture professors Manley Miles and George Morrow planted the Morrow Plots, now the oldest experimental cornfield in the Western Hemisphere.

Categories: Agriculture, Education, History


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 14, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Reporters Weigh In On Illinois Issues

By Jeremy Hobson

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(Duration: 8:23)

The Illinois Capitol Building is pictured in Springfield, Illinois, 2009.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson is broadcasting from WILL in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and he’s taking a look at some of the issues facing this Midwestern state with two journalists who work there. Jim Meadows is a senior reporter at WILL, and Niala Boodhoo is the afternoon host at WBEZ in Chicago.


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