A pie chart showing the state of Illinois' power generation capacity in 2013

Graph created by Brian Moline

September 11, 2015 - Longer Listen

Fullerton: Wind Most Cost-Effective Energy Source For Illinois

A recent paper from Don Fullerton with the University of Illinois IGPA argues that increasing wind energy is the best way for Illinois to lower its carbon emissions as required by the EPA by the year 2030.  Fullerton talked about his conclusions with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline.


Indian Farm

Courtesy of Alan Guebert

July 17, 2015 - Longer Listen

Agriculture Will Return To ‘The Land Of Milk And Uncle Honey”

Alan Guebert has written a syndicated newspaper column about agriculture for about 20 years. Several of those columns have recounted what life was like on the “Southern Illinois dairy farm of his youth” – near St. Louis – and the beloved great uncle who came to “help.” At his daughter’s suggestion, the two of them have gathered those stories into a book, The Land of Milk And Uncle Honey. 


A group of female African Savannah Elephants take a dust bath in Tanzania

Linda Honigfort

June 16, 2015 - Longer Listen

The African Elephant Is Actually Two Separate Species - And In Danger

According to researchers the African elephant is actually two different species of elephant - a development with big implications for conservation. We talk with Alfred Roca, a researcher at the University of Illinois who specializes in genetics and wildlife conservation, about the differences in the elephant and what that means for its survival.