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Sisters on the courthouse steps before their separation

‘Ten Sisters: A True Story’ on WILL-TV

9 pm Fri., Aug. 1: Emotional story of central Illinois sisters separated in childhood.

A scene from 'Sita Sings the Blues,' Nina Paley's 2008 award-winning animated film, part of the 1st Interdependent Film Festival.

First Annual Interdependent Film Festival

Illinois Public Media's Jeff Bossert looks at the new Urbana event.

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Can Pinterest compete with Google’s search?

NPR's All Tech Considered: Google is great when you know what you are looking for; Pinterest can help you figure out what you want.

A view from inside the officers' car.

Welcome to the Nuclear Control Bunker

A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, courtesy of NPR.


Backyard Industry: Fungus Among Us

Hey--who invited basil downy mildew to the pesto party? In this episode, Lisa Bralts consults local experts on the new-ish plant disease.

a member of the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir performs at the Newport Festival

Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir, Live in Concert

Listen to NPR audio of their performance at the Newport Folk Festival.

Prairie Farmer newspaper

Exploring the U of I Library’s new digital newspaper collections

Illinois Public Media's Jeff Bossert found out about some of the newest online material.

Re-enactment scene of Lincoln on horseback with colleagues

Fund Your Favorites Winner: Lincoln on the circuit

Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency, 8 pm Friday, Aug. 1, on WILL-TV. Ten Sisters: A True Story follows at 9 pm.

Kenneth Young

POV: 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story

9 pm Monday, Aug. 4, on WILL-TV: Follow a boy’s struggle for redemption in a place that routinely condemns children to die in prison.

Danielle Lee

Using hip hop to teach science

Sean Powers talked to biologist Danielle Lee about how she uses hip hop in the classroom.

National/International News

July 31, 2014

CIA Chief Apologizes To Sens. Feinstein, Chambliss Over Computer Intrusion

Ending a contentious and very public spat between two branches of government, Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Saxby Chambliss because some CIA officers improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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