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Study Reveals Who's Voting — And Who's Not — At Illinois State University

10/22/2019
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A recent study of Illinois State University shows the number of students who voted in the 2018 midterm election rose 13% from 2014.

Duration:00:06:03

Rep. Sommer Turns Focus To DCFS, Medical Exams For Abused Children

10/22/2019
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A Central Illinois lawmaker said he’s encouraged by first steps taken by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the its director’s pledge to “re-focus on safety.”

Duration:00:02:07

ISU Guest Soledad O'Brien: Media Struggles With Diversity

10/21/2019
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Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien, the guest speaker for Illinois State University's Latino Cultural Dinner next month, said many of her journalism colleagues struggle with reporting on diversity issues.

Duration:00:06:17

NPR's Korva Coleman On Diversity In Media

10/18/2019
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After nearly 30 years, NPR newscaster Korva Coleman thinks public media has taken great strides towards creating a more diverse workforce.

Duration:00:09:25

ISU Professor: US Treatment Of Migrant Children Parallels Dark Past

10/18/2019
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A history professor from Illinois State University says children today are being ignored.

Duration:00:12:06

Datebook: Authenticity Takes Center Stage in 'Twelfth Night'

10/18/2019
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Tempest-tossed twins crash in a strange land, only to rush into adventure, romance and gender confusion in Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night.”

Duration:00:07:31

Bloomington And Normal Water Reclamation District To Host 100th Anniversary Open House

10/18/2019
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About 100 years ago, Sugar Creek running through Bloomington-Normal was "pretty disgusting," according to Randy Stein, the director of the Bloomington and Normal Water Reclamation District.

Duration:00:14:56

Bloomington's Aggertt Named State Capitol Architect

10/17/2019
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A Bloomington architect is taking her passion for historic architecture to one of the state's most iconic structures: the Illinois Capitol building.

Duration:00:05:16

Chris Corkery's New Album A Deep Dive Into Honky-Tonk

10/17/2019
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Alcohol and anger fuel many of the original songs on the just released "The Gill Street Sessions" live album from Saybrook singer-songwriter Chris Corkery .

Duration:00:05:21

Route 66 Advocates Aim To Keep Its Legacy Alive

10/17/2019
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Route 66 advocates from across the Midwest will gather in Normal this weekend looking for ways to help the historic highway bring more tourism to their communities.

Duration:00:04:07

Why Bloomington-Normal Still Has Two School Districts

10/16/2019
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Anyone who’s lived in Bloomington-Normal has probably wondered the same thing: Why are there two different school districts here, and why is one donut-holed inside the other?

Duration:00:14:56

BPD Chief Wants To Hire More Minority, Women Cops

10/16/2019
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New Bloomington Police Chief Dan Donath said he's making diversity on the police force a priority.

Duration:00:05:45

Route 66 Conference Speaker Uncovers New Findings About Green Book Sites

10/16/2019
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Cultural historian Candacy Taylor traveled Route 66 to document her findings on businesses and history for her second book. But once she got deeper into Route 66 culture, she uncovered findings about the culture of historically black "green book" sites that are still operating today.

Duration:00:05:41

Herbariums Explain The Biodiversity Of The Past, Present, And Future

10/15/2019
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As climate change and human industry destroy once thriving habitats, scientists are using samples from herbariums to piece together the history of our ecosystem.

Duration:00:12:35

Bridgestone Plant Renovations Near Completion

10/15/2019
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The Bridgestone Off-Road Tire plant in Normal is nearly finished with a $12 million renovation.

Duration:00:05:08

McLean County Panel OKs Outside Help To Resolve Bookkeeping Dispute

10/15/2019
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Members of a McLean County government panel expressed frustration and confusion Monday over a public dispute between the county’s two elected financial officers, a spat which county officials claim has delayed bills getting paid on time and threatened to tarnish the county’s reputation.

Duration:00:06:44

ISU Speech Clinic Helps Transgender Clients Find Their Voice

10/14/2019
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Our voice is something many of us take for granted—not only that it’s there when we need it but that it accurately reflects who we are.

Duration:00:06:40

Chef Shakes Off Record To Thrive In Bloomington-Normal Culinary Industry

10/14/2019
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“After you get your life taken away for a little while, the way you value it if given a second chance becomes a passion.”

Duration:00:03:47

Q&A: Rivian's Manufacturing Chief On What's Happening Inside The Plant

10/14/2019
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While Uptown Normal was filled with Rivian buzz during Sunday’s community event, the real action is taking place 5 miles west at the automaker’s manufacturing plant.

Duration:00:04:07

Datebook: The Psych Geeks Declare The Joker Wild

10/11/2019
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With a new film that’s no joke at the box office, the Joker is the man of the hour.

Duration:00:11:28