In this Sept. 5, 2015 photo, David He, left, and Bruce Lu broadcast a University of Illinois NCAA college football game from Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. The two Illinois students are broadcasting Illini football games online in Mandarin Chine

David Mercer/AP

October 16, 2015 - News Local/State

Mandarin Play-by-Play At U of I Boosting Fan Base

U of I students David He and Bruce Lu are broadcasting all Fighting Illini home football games this season in Mandarin Chinese.  Reporting for NPR, Rob McColley looks at how it's drawing interest.


Former Chicago Cub Doug Glanville scores in the eighth inning on a Tom Goodwin sacrifice fly to tie the game 3-3 in game two of the National League Division Series at Turner Field in Atlanta Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003 .

John Bazemore/AP

October 16, 2015 - Longer Listen

Former Cub Glanville Profiles Cubs-Mets Playoff

Former major league outfielder Doug Glanville, who broke in with the Cubs in 1996, was also a member of the 2003 team that fell just short of going to the World Series.  But today, he's best known as an analyst for ESPN and writer for the New York Times and Newsweek.  He spoke with Jeff Bossert about the 2015 Cubs.


Bradley Hall at Bradley University in Peoria

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October 16, 2015 - News Local/State

Bradley University Names Next Leader

Bradley University's next president is an Indianapolis law professor and 1970 graduate of the private university.  Bradley said Friday that Gary R. Roberts will take over in January. He will be the Peoria school's 11th president.


Virginia Theatre

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

October 16, 2015 - News Local/State

‘That’s What She Said’ Returns To Virginia Theatre

"That’s What She Said," a night of women exchanging stories, returns to The Virginia Theatre Saturday night.  Show co-founder Kerry Rossow stopped by our studios to talk with Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline about this year’s event, and how it all got started three years ago.


A display at the U of I's National Center for Supercomputing Applications, during the launch of P.O.E.T.S. Thursday.

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

October 16, 2015 - News Local/State

Aim For NSF-Funded Facility At U of I - More Power In Less Space

A new engineering research center was officially launched at the University of Illinois Thursday, with the goal of cramming more power into smaller spaces.  The Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems - POETS for short - will take on the challenges of improving mobile electronics and vehicle design.


US Rep. Rodney Davis meeting with Cuban Foreign Trade officials.

Office of Rep. Rodney Davis

October 15, 2015 - News Local/State

US Reps. Davis & Bustos Voice Hopes For More Illinois-Cuba Trade

Fresh from a trade trip to Havana, US. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-13) says he has hopes that a group formed to promote trade between Illinois and Cuba will be able to open an office in the island nation.


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