Rebecca Makkai

November 14, 2018

Author Rebecca Makkai; Lasting Impact of 2001: A Space Odyssey; Muslims In Amazon Series ‘Jack Ryan’

On the 21st: Chicago author Rebecca Makkai talks about her latest novel, The Great Believers, which has been nominated for a National Book Award. And, it's been 50 years since 2001: A Space Odyssey hit screens in 1968. We examine it's impact and legacy. Plus, we speak with Loyola's Omer Mozaffar about his consulting on the Amazon Prime series 'Jack Ryan.'


People hold candles as they gather for a vigil in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

Matt Rourke/Associated Press

October 28, 2018

Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims Identified

At a press conference Sunday morning, officials said victims of a shooting rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue range in age from 54 to 97. All but two of the victims were over the age of 65, and include one married couple, and two brothers. Six others were wounded, including four police officers.


Megan Flowers/University YMCA

August 24, 2018

Hindu Festival To Kick Off Immigrant ‘Welcoming Week’

The Freedom Festival will bring the vibrant colors, food and traditions of South Asia to Champaign this weekend. The festival will kick off Welcoming Week, an initiative of the University YMCA’s New American Welcome Center, which works to help new immigrants flourish in the Champaign-Urbana area.


Birth control pills.

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July 23, 2018

Planned Parenthood Speaks Out Against Proposed Changes To Title X

Planned Parenthood of Illinois is speaking out against proposed changes to the only federal program that provides funding for birth control. Those changes include a so-called "gag rule" that could affect thousands of Illinois residents.


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