Michael Chrzastowski worked for years as a geologist at the University of Illinois. Instead of retirement, however, he decided to pursue a second career in religion. Now, the Lutheran helps Christians better understand Islam.
Bestselling author Wes Moore's Book, "The Other Wes Moore," is the current selection of the University of Illinois' "One Book, One Campus" program. Before speaking Tuesday night at the Illini Union, he spoke with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline about the book, the Freddie Gray case, and his Bridge EDU program.
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.
Steve Inskeep has written a new book: Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab. We talk with Inskeep about his new book, and the lessons within for today.