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WATCH & LISTEN: Ambitious Media Group Manager Breaks Down The Complex Radio Industry
2:35The media landscape in the Springfield area is highly competitive, and traditional media such as print and broadcast have faced major challenges in the past few years. Kevin O’Dea, General Manager at Neuhoff Media, has witnessed these changes and challenges first hand.
WATCH & LISTEN: St. John's Breadline Supervisor Inspires Change
3:27Shawna Harris is the supervisor of St. John’s Breadline in Springfield, Illinois. Her organization provided over two hundred thousand nutritious meals each year to those who are struggling with hunger within our community. Friends, neighbors, and those facing difficult circumstances depend on St. John’s Breadline to provide a warm meal without shame or stigma.
WATCH & LISTEN: UIS Professors' Passion for Justice Helps Free 12 Innocent Illinoisans
3:39Dr. Larry Golden is a founding member and Director of the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield, and current Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Legal Studies at UIS. Dr Golden was recently awarded the 2019 U of I Distinguished Service award for his political activism and work with the Illinois Innocence Project.
WATCH & LISTEN: From Happy Meals to Hospitals:Talking with Ronald McDonald House Program Coordinator
3:15In 1986 the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois officially opened its doors as a way for family members to stay close to their children in the hospital. Program Director Katie Alsup explained how she first got involved with the charity house.
WATCH & LISTEN: Local Violinist Speaks Out About Social Issues Through Podcasting
3:21Last year, Chenoa Alamu, a talented violinist from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, started a podcast called Black, White, and in Color, to speak about social issues, spirituality, and relationships. I had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with her about why she chooses to be vocal about what she is passionate about.