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AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 01, 2014

Americans Detained In North Korea Call For US Help

By The Associated Press

North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and --- watched by officials as they spoke --- called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.  







WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 30, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

AAUP Urges U Of I To Pay Salaita

Scott Cameron with additional reporting from the Associated Press

portion of the letter from AAUP to Chancellor Phyllis Wise

A national association dedicated to protecting academic freedom expressed deep concern over the University of Illinois’ recent withdrawal of a job offer to Steven Salaita.

Categories: Education

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - August 29, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Springfield Performs The Mikado - Is It Racist?

By Rachel Otwell

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Photo of the cast of The Mikado

Putting on older theater productions can be a dilemma for those who want to preserve the art in its original form. Some production groups may decide to reinvent pieces that could be seen as problematic in modern times. An operetta currently being performed in Springfield by local actors has sparked controversy for what many consider to be racist qualities.

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