Found Footage Festival

News Local/State - January 24, 2019

‘Found Footage Festival’ Brings Hilariously Strange Videos to Champaign Audience

The Found Footage Festival showcases the best and funniest discarded videos, found in thrift stores and dumpsters around the country. Illinois Public Media spoke with Nick Prueher, a comedian who co-founded the show with his childhood friend Joe Pickett, to learn more about  the origins of the 'Found Footage Festival.' 

Giorgi Bezhanishvili scores a hook shot over Wisconsin's Nate Reuvers.

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News Local/State - January 24, 2019

Cold-Shooting Illini Fall Again To Wisconsin

The Illini men lost their 14th basketball game of the year, and their fourteenth straight to the Wisconsin Badgers, 72-60 Wednesday night in Champaign.

Surrounded by environmental advocates, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs and executive order making Illinois the 18th state to join the U.S. Climate Alliance on January 23, 2019.

Jaclyn Driscoll/NPR Illinois

News Local/State - January 24, 2019

Illinois Latest State To Join U.S. Climate Alliance

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order making Illinois the 18th state to join the Unites States Climate Alliance on Wednesday. The alliance was created when President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate change agreement back in 2017. 

J.B. Pritzker speaks with campaign supporters in Springfield in this 2017 file photo.

Brian Mackey/NPR Illinois

The 21st Show - January 23, 2019

Governor Pritzker’s Stance On Marijuana; Beating The Winter Blues; Rusty Patch Bumblebees

On The 21st: When it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana, Governor JB Pritzker has made his stance pretty clear, but the legalization process can be complicated. We answer your questions about what Illinois might do about this. Plus, we have some tips for warding off the winter blues. Also, it’s gotten so bad for one particular endangered bee species that the NRDC is suing the federal government.

Joliet Treatment Center

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News Local/State - January 23, 2019

Prisoners With Mental Illness Still Waiting For Treatment

A settlement was reached with Illinois inmates in 2016, when the state agreed to revamp mental health care and provide better treatment. But a federal judge has ruled that care remains “grossly insufficient” and “extremely poor.” The agency has not hired enough mental health staff to provide care to everyone who needs it, and inmates will mental illness suffer as they continue to wait for long-overdue treatment.

Tio Hardiman

Champaign-Urbana Area Project

News Local/State - January 22, 2019

Champaign-Urbana Offers ‘Peace Keeper’ Training To Address Gun Violence

Champaign-Urbana faces an ongoing problem with gun violence. Champaign police report the region had 116 gun-related incidents in 2018, up from 85 the prior year and 112 in 2016. The Champaign-Urbana Area Project is offering training to those who want to help address the problem.

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The 21st Show - January 22, 2019

What Educators Want From Gov. Pritzker; IL Video Gambling; How Shutdown Affects Crisis Hotlines

On The 21st: Video gambling machines were meant to bring in money for the state, but as a ProPublica Illinois investigation found, it’s actually created both financial and social costs. Plus, the government shutdown has started to hurt crisis center hotlines for sexual violence. We’ll hear from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault on how they’re trying to keep things running. But first, what should Governor Pritzker do about our education system? We talk with educators about what they hope to see from our state government.

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