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    • Kids & Family

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    WATCH & LISTEN: Connecting People, Organizations and Ideas

    WATCH & LISTEN: Connecting People, Organizations and Ideas

    Karen Witter is a freelance writer for the Illinois Times and the former President of the Rotary Club. She moved to Springfield from Morton, IL, and attended Springfield High School. The Biology and Botany teachers there inspired her to get a degree in biological sciences.

    • 2 min
    WATCH & LISTEN: Illinois Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Discusses Career

    WATCH & LISTEN: Illinois Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Discusses Career

    The Illinois Symphony Orchestra is an institution based on inspiring audiences with live orchestral music. A season in the orchestra takes a lot of effort from its donors, members, and 75 musicians.

    • 3 min
    WATCH & LISTEN: Local Violinist Speaks Out About Social Issues Through Podcasting

    WATCH & LISTEN: Local Violinist Speaks Out About Social Issues Through Podcasting

    Last 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.

    • 3 min
    WATCH & LISTEN: Ambitious Media Group Manager Breaks Down The Complex Radio Industry

    WATCH & LISTEN: Ambitious Media Group Manager Breaks Down The Complex Radio Industry

    The 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.

    • 2 min
    WATCH & LISTEN: The Meaning Behind Miss. Black Illinois USA

    WATCH & LISTEN: The Meaning Behind Miss. Black Illinois USA

    University of Illinois Springfield graduate Kayla Ross traveled back to central Illinois as the new 2019 Miss Black Illinois. Ross’ watched pageants since she was little and she wanted to participate.

    • 2 min
    WATCH & LISTEN: St. John's Breadline Supervisor Inspires Change

    WATCH & LISTEN: St. John's Breadline Supervisor Inspires Change

    Shawna 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. Harris also has many dreams and ideas for the Breadline. She is hoping that she can achieve all of them even if she doesn’t have the

    • 3 min

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