Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire: Episode 11 - April 2024

In celebration of Earth Month, Prairie Fire presents "Cetacean (The Whale)," a one-hour special filmed by the Media and Cinema Studies students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This multimedia performance created by artists Deke Weaver and Jennifer Allen provides a look at the creation and presentation of the show, along with excerpts from last fall's live performance. 

Taylor Studios, Inc.

Have you ever wandered through a museum and wondered how an exhibit actually gets made? Taylor Studios is a leading exhibit design and fabrication firm right here in central Illinois.

Prairie Fire: Episode 9 - February 2024

In celebration of Black History Month, we sit down with Gerald "Candy" Foster, one of the most recognizable names in R&B and blues classics in central Illinois and visit some notable stops on the Underground Railroad in southern Illinois with historian Eric Robinson. We also share a bit about a new initiative here at Illinois Public Media to amplify black voices: Illinois Soul. 

Operation Wild Horse

Home to wild mustangs and burros, Operation Wild Horse pairs these magnificant creatures with U.S. military veterans, active duty service members, and their families for a unique bonding experience. 

A House That Made History

First Lady of Illinois MK Pritzker gives the Prairie Fire team an exclusive walking tour of the newly redecorated Illinois Governor's Mansion, a project she documented in the new coffee table book, "A House that Made History."

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