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Draft Day

In this week's episode, we dive into everything about the draft in all the major pro sports. As we discuss the recent NFL Draft and evaluate the picks and more. We also talk about the Illinois Marathon that wrapped up this weekend and the One and Done rule in college basketball. 

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Oral History Interview: Richard Bartolotti

Richard Bartolotti of Valier, Illinois was drafted after high school, joined the Marines and was sent to Vietnam in 1965 where he was involved in dozens of “skirmishes,” as he calls them, and injured by a grenade. Bartolotti reflects on the positive and negative effects of war and military training, and how his experiences shaped his life and perspective on the battlefield and life back home.

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