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Where NPR Illinois turns the mic and listens to your community.
  • Bea Bonner speaks to a group of community members at LISTEN.
    Vanessa Ferguson
    Thanks to a Healing Illinois grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Field Foundation of Illinois, administered by the United Way of Central Illinois, the NPR Illinois team is visiting several diverse communities to discuss what it's like to live in central Illinois. In this LISTEN session you hear from members of the Black community at the Springfield Urban League's Empowerment Center as they discuss the challenges they face and how they work toward positive change in Springfield.
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    Randy Eccles
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    nprillinois.org
    LISTEN to what life is like for some in the greater Springfield Muslim community.
  • NPR Illinois hosted its first LISTEN session, a program designed to hear feedback about the media from unheard parts of the community. For this first session the Community Voices team visited Southeast High school to ask students what it's like to be a student today, how they find news and how the media can change to entice younger listeners. The program was created thanks to a donor through the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln. If you have a group that would like to be heard, please email communityvoices@nprillinois.org.