Prairie Fire

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."

The Great Pumpkin Patch

Prairie Fire is on the road this month, and we visited The Great Pumpkin Patch to celebrate the harvest season and catch up with the owner Mac Condill. 

Arcadia: America’s Playable Arcade Museum

We introduce you to John Yates, the owner and creator of the Arcadia, America’s Playable Arcade Museum. He’ll tell us how he combined his love of arcade and pinball machines with his obsession with fixing things into a museum and a playground for children and adults alike.

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