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Public broadcasting’s roots in Urbana

In 1948, Illinois Professor of Communications Wilbur Schramm brought a loose-knit group of educational radio station managers, called the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB), to Urbana to discuss their mission and how to attract funding. These discussions and subsequent conferences would go on to form the philosophical cornerstone of public broadcasting as we know it today.

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Blue Plate Special (1026)

It's an hour of songs about food! We’ll share some BBQ with Jonah Jones, The Andrews Sisters talk about their favorite dish, Peggy Lee gives us some sugar, plus a…
Evening Concert
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Celebrating the career of Duain Wolfe

Tuesday night June 28 at 7:00 on the Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 it’s the “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast”.  The program features the…
Classic Mornings
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Lessons in Harmoney

Do you wonder what I’m doing during those minutes just before showtime?


The 21st Show
Former U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed Illinois Sen. Darren Bailey for governor Saturday at a rally for U.S. Rep. Mary Miller in Mendon, Illinois.

Trump comes to Illinois as primary season ends

Former President Donald J. Trump endorses two Republicans in the weekend before the 2022 primary.  
The 21st Show
Supporters gather for an abortion rights rally at Federal Plaza, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Chicago, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade.

Lawmakers and historian respond to SCOTUS abortion decision

Two state lawmakers who support abortion rights, and a University of Illinois historian respond to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.    
The 21st Show
Anti-abortion rights protesters celebrate after the news of Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade elimination the constitutional right to abortion, gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases.

Abortion rights opponents cheer Supreme Court decision

Two abortion rights opponents cheer the 2022 US Supreme Court decision striking down the legal right to abortion in America and talk about what's next.


County Fair

County Fair

County Fair takes an intimate look at a treasured American pastime through the lives of six people whose passion, preparation, and pride come together at the local fair. The…
Mid-American Gardener

Mid-American Gardner - June 16, 2022

After a couple of weeks off, we return to the studio in style with a full panel for you.
Mid-American Gardener

Mid-American Gardner - May 2022

In May, we get out and about as we make a return visit to Chuck Voigt's family farm to see some fun things he's planting this year. Also, we visit a popular local area…

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