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Illinois Soul is a not-for-profit public radio station licensed to Illinois Public Media and the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. FM 101.1 amplifies Black voices, music, and culture throughout central Illinois, and online, with the power of public media. Illinois Soul airs NPR shows, produces local news for broadcast and the Web, and works hand-in-hand with the community to address their needs and concerns.


Top row: Michael Roberts and Ollie Watts Davis; bottom row: camera capturing eclipse in Cairo, Illinois; and William Patterson.

A Dialogue with Michael Roberts, Ollie Watts Davis, Remembering William Patterson and the Total Eclipse

Listen to Dialogue - Saturdays at 11am and Tuesday at 7pm on Illinois Soul FM 101.1 and FM 90.9 HD2.

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State of Change

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Impacts of the climate crisis on communities of color

In 2023, the climate crisis became chaotic in Illinois. In our third annual State of Change report, we examine how higher temperatures are taking a toll on people, in particualr communities of color.

State of Change examines how Illinoisans manage carbon

Carbon is a key to life on Earth. Whether its air, animals, people, plants, or water, it would not be possible without carbon. Human use of carbon means Illinois and our planet are in a State of…

Illinois is in a State of Change

Farmers are racing to protect livestock from rising heat, invasive species are on the rise, a fossil fuel debate rages, and America’s national bird is back from the brink.

NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Tiny Desk Concerts
Lucky Daye performs a Tiny Desk Concert on March 25, 2019 (Amr Alfiky/NPR).
Tiny Desk Concerts
Avery*Sunshine performs a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on April 11, 2017. (Emily Bogle)
Tiny Desk Concerts
Raphael Saadiq with Lucky Daye performs during Tiny Desk Fest, on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mhari Shaw/NPR)

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