Community Productions - September 22, 2012

2012: Beyond The Tie-Dye: Counterculture In Champaign-Urbana, 1965-1975

During the height of protests against the Vietnam War on the University of Illinois campus, students confronted the National Guard, conducted sit-ins to protest recruiting on campus by defense contractors and chemical companies, and met in “hippie” houses in the area where the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is today. Beyond the Tie-Dye: Counterculture in Champaign-Urbana, 1965-1975 is a radio documentary and series by Urbana University Laboratory High School students about that era.

(University of Illinois Archives)

Community Productions - November 25, 2011

2011: Breaking Down Disability Barriers, The Legacy Of Tim Nugent

How did the U of I help shape the way the nation thinks about disability? A radio documentary by Urbana Uni High students, airing at 10 am Thursday, Nov. 24, at 11 am Friday, Nov. 25, on WILL-AM 580, looks at the days when disabled students were new on the U of I campus and at the U of I Beckwith program that allows students with severe disabilities to live on campus.

Linda Brown Smith

(AP Photo)

Community Productions - August 11, 2004

2004: In The Wake of Brown: Stories Of Integration And Struggle

In a radio documentary approximately 60 Urbana University High School subfreshmen looked at how African Americans in central Illinois combated racism in their schools and communities after the Brown v. Board of Education court decision.