A Taser X 26 model.

Wikipedia Commons

Longer Listen - November 19, 2015

Filmmaker: Tasers Can Be Deadly

Filmmaker Nick Berardini was inspired to make a documentary about Tasers after covering a Taser-related death in Missouri as a reporter.

Portrait of Amanda Lewis

University of Illinois-Chicago

Longer Listen - November 13, 2015

Racial Disparities In A ‘Good School’

A researcher's new book attempts to explain why racial disparities still exist in education, even when a school appears to have everything it needs to eliminate them. 

Former Illini basketball coach Lou Henson at his home in Champaign.

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

Longer Listen - November 09, 2015

Coach Henson Discusses Health, U of I Honors ... And Playing Bridge

It's been another year of health-related setbacks for Lou Henson, the winningest coach in Illini basketball history. About 12 years after battling cancer and encephalitis, he's been diagnosed with pre-leukemia, having to undergo stints of chemotherapy. 

He spoke with Jeff Bossert about how he's feeling, his strict physical routine, and the unveiling of Lou Henson Court.