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2015 Illinois Public Media Annual Report

We expanded our coverage with Longer Listen and the formation of Illinois Newsroom; evolved with dynamic web series and an upgraded mobile app; updated our technology and equipment; and connected with our communities through Bump Up the Volume!

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Music Critic Hopes Conversation Leads To Change

Music critic Jessica Hopper recently started a social media conversation about how women and other marginalized groups have been discouraged in their pursuits in the music industry.  Hopper will be in Champaign-Urbana for this weekend's Pygmalion Festival.  She spoke with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline about how that conversation started, and where she hopes it could lead.

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