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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.


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A Dialogue with Univ. of Illinois’ DEI leader and why a Black Illinoisan who helps migrants faces an immigration struggle herself

On this episode of Dialogue, we hear from Vice Chancellor for Diversity Equity and Inclusion at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Sean Garrick. Then we learn more about a video game about housing discrimination and woman from the North Side of Chicago who's one of the first advocates to help migrants when they were sent to police stations. And finally, we meet Major General Rodney Boyd, the 41st adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard.

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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

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The Roots featuring Bilal perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 19, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR)
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Ari Lennox plays a Tiny Desk Concert (Ben de la Cruz/NPR).
Tiny Desk Concerts
Raphael Saadiq with Lucky Daye performs during Tiny Desk Fest, on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mhari Shaw/NPR)

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