The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, William Adams, is in Champaign-Urbana today. He stopped by WILL to talk with Illinois Public Media's Amanda Honigfort about the role the humanities play in the United States and several initiatives the NEH is undertaking.
Kelly McEvers knew from the first story she wrote for the Daily Illini while studying at the University of Illinois that she wanted to be a journalist. You've heard her report more recently as NPR's Beirut Bureau Chief and now as one of the new hosts of All Things Considered.
McEvers recently talked with Illinois Public Media's Amanda Honigfort about being a foreign correspondent, bringing more of Midwest perspective to All Things Considered, and growing up in nearby Lincoln, Illinois.
Sports reporter Julie DiCaro recently wrote an article for Sports Illustrated detailing the abuse that she and other female reporters receive regularly on social media. She discussed the article with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline.
John Frayne talks with Jim Meadows as he prepares to step away as host of "Classics by Request", heard on Saturday mornings on WILL-FM; Vincent Trauth will take over as host. Frayne continues to host "Classics of the Phonograph".
Conventional wisdom says there’s never been a better time to be a woman. For the first time in U.S. History, women make up half of the educated labor force and are earning the majority of advanced degrees. Not so fast. Caryl Rivers says if you look more closely, women now must fight what she dubs the “New Soft War on Women.” That’s the title of a new book she wrote with Rosalind Barnett, just out in paperback.
The founding editor of Deadspin made his name writing about sports, but has turned to politics in time for the 2016 presidential election. Will Leitch stopped by the WILL studios to talk with Brian Moline.
Jack Brighton has been a key to WILL’s behind-the-scenes operations for twenty-eight years, first as "Focus" producer and later moving into the digital sphere. But his last full day in the office was last week. Brighton joined Here & Now host Jason Croft to look back at the changes over those years.