Running Pro Amby Burfoot

Courtesy of Amby Burfoot

Longer Listen - April 24, 2015

Running Pro and Boston Marathon Champion Amby Burfoot Takes On The Illinois Half

Amby Burfoot won the 1968 Boston Marathon. Since then he’s gone on to change the face of running though his stint as Editor-In-Chief of Runner’s World. Burfoot was in town for the Illinois Marathon Expo. He talked with us after his presentation at the expo. He’ll be running the half marathon tomorrow.

Author Michael Perry

Courtesy of Michael Perry

Longer Listen - April 10, 2015

The Pull Of The Farm Inspires Wisconsin Writer

Michael Perry is a New York Times Bestselling author, known for his memoirs of growing up in and returning to rural Wisconsin. He is also a humorist, singer/songwriter, radio host, and intermittent pig farmer. Even with all of that he is visiting Champaign-Urbana Saturday as the keynote speaker for the Champaign Library’s Local Author Festival.