The Beckman Institute

October 15, 2018

U Of I Symposium To Explore Solutions To Climate Change

A climate change symposium at the University of Illinois will honor Theodore "Ted" Brown, the first director of the Beckman Institute when it was founded in 1983. Brown spoke with Illinois Public Media about the challenges of confronting climate change and how society has changed since the 1970s when he wrote his first book on the issue.


Illinois quarterback AJ Bush

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October 14, 2018

Purdue Rolls Over Illini 46-7

Purdue rolled over Illinois 46-7 on Saturday, dampening the Illini homecoming festivities and dimming their postseason hopes.


Roughly 200 teachers, as well as children and union supporters rallied outside the Champaign Unit 4 administration building on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.

Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Public Media

October 12, 2018

Champaign Teachers Union Votes To Authorize Strike

The Champaign Federation of Teachers voted Thursday afternoon to authorize a strike, according to union president Jennifer White. The move comes after she said the union and Champaign District 4 officials failed to come any closer to a contract agreement during a bargaining session earlier this week.


Congressman Rodney Davis

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October 11, 2018

Congressman Rodney Davis; Pumpkin Crop Check In; Pumpkin Spice Alternatives; Chicago Film Festival

On the 21st: We check in on this year’s pumpkin crop with some Illinois farmers. Plus, it’s officially Pumpkin Spice season. We talk about the spice some people love, and others love to hate. And, the Chicago International Film Festival has started. Michael Phillips gives us his picks. But first, we sit down with Congressman Rodney Davis a few weeks before the midterm elections. 


Democrat  Cindy Cunningham, who is running in Illinois' 104th District State House race.

Courtesy of Cunningham campaign

October 11, 2018

A Conversation With Cindy Cunningham, Democratic Candidate For State House In The 104th District

Cynthia Cunningham is the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Mike Marron in the race for Illinois House in the state's 104th district. The resident of Royal, and first-time candidate, spoke with Illinois Public Media about which issues she thinks are most important to her district, such as changing the school funding formula and protecting the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River. 


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