Ian Gindes performing on stage.

Ian Gindes

News Local/State - May 13, 2016

Ian Gindes Shares His ‘American Visions’ With Listeners

Pianist Ian Gindes, who received his doctorate from the University of Illinois, has released a new album, "American Visions," which features the music of American composers.  Gindes spoke with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline about the project.

RACES Executive Director Mary Evans addresses reporters outside her agency's Urbana office Thursday.

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - May 12, 2016

Rape Crisis Center Reducing Operations To 24-Hour Hotline

Urbana-based RACES, or Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services, says the 11-month budget impasse has forced the agency to cut services like one-on-one counseling, and medical advocacy.  A part-time employee, funded by the local United Way, will help maintain the agency's 24-hour crisis hotline. 

The 21st Show - May 12, 2016

Homeless Youth In Illinois; The Cahokia Mounds; NPR’s Kelly McEvers

On The 21st: What is the experience of being a homeless youth in Illinois? We talked with one formerly homeless youth and those trained to help. Also, Sen. Durbin and others say the Cahokia Mounds should be named a National Monument. And NPR's Kelly McEvers talked about her new podcast.

Signs on the door for the RACES agency in Urbana.

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - May 11, 2016

Illinois House Proposes $700M For Human Service Programs

Democrats are proposing $700 million to partially finance various human service programs that have gone without state funding since last summer because there's no budget. A House committee on
Wednesday unanimously advanced the bill to the full chamber.

Portrait of Erik McDuffie

U of I Department of African-American Studies

News Local/State - May 11, 2016

Campus Groups Use ‘Freedom Forum’ To Respond To Recent Racial Incidents

Swastikas spray-painted on three campus buildings.  A white groundskeeper tossing a noose on a worktable used by a black co-worker.  Chalk messages saying “Build the Wall” and “Trump Deportation Force” written on sidewalks in front of the building that houses the Department of Latina/Latino Studies.  Associate Professor of African-American Studies Erik McDuffie discusses these University of Illinois Urbana campus incidents and the "Freedom Forum" his department hosted in response with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline.

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