Community Voices

Hear the voices of our community:  residents, leaders, visitors, listeners, donors, sponsors, nonprofits, and volunteers discuss what they care about.

If you would like to record a Community Voices segment, contact the Community Voices team at right.

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Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln

A panel from Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln Next 10 Extra series, Activating the State Fairgrounds Year-Round.

Originally aired April 7, 2021.

TEDxUofISpringfield talk from Menno Servaes -- When Should You Choose to Ignore Your Gut?

Originally aired April 7, 2021.

TEDxUofISpringfield talk from Taryn Christy -- Why Aren't Prisons Built for Periods?

Originally aired April 7, 2021.

TEDxUofISpringfield talk from Dean Cantu -- Why Are We Obsessed with the Image of Death?

Originally aired April 6, 2021.

TEDxUofISpringfield talk from Elizabeth Ross Wake -- Are You Paying to Perpetuate Poverty?

Originally aired April 6, 2021.

TEDxUofISpringfield talk from Sudeep Sharma -- Why Should You Master the Art of Negotiation?

Originally aired April 6, 2021.

Two speakers:

Meg Shadid -- How Do You Combat One-Sided Facts?

Dr. Sarah L. Webb -- How Can We Heal from the Shades of Colorism?

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illinoisstatemuseum.org

Originally aired April 1, 2021.

The Women of Sangamon County: A History in ObjectsAn event from the Sangamon Experience featuring Illinois State Museum curator Erika Holst

Two guests: 

Richard -Gilman-Opalsky with his TEDxUofISpringfield talk What's Love Got to Do with Communism?

Joy Anna performs her original song Made It This Far

Beyond the Mouse: 101 Dalmatians

Apr 8, 2021
Walt Disney Animation

 

There was really only one choice for our 101st episode. We are joined by Front Row Classics host Brandon Davis to talk about the 1961 Disney animated classic. We also discuss the films impact, and multiple remakes and sequels. There is also a special check in from Disney Legend Floyd Norman, who worked on the film. This week has completely gone to the dogs!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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When you’re young, it’s important to announce you’re not just six or seven, but “And a half!” NPR Illinois is happy to say our newest program, Community Voices, is passing the six-month mark.

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UIS.edu

Originally aired January 8, 2021.How Medical Crises Change Our Process of Communication

Presenter: Ann Strahle, Associate Professor, Communication

Moderator: Terri Noel, Founder and Owner, Encore Consulting & Publishing

Presented by:

  • UIS Office of Advancement
  • UIS Alumni SAGE Society
  • Illinois State Historical Society

 

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springfieldunitedway.org

Originally aired March 26, 2021.

The whole community benefits when more individuals and families are able to stop walking a financial tightrope and get on solid ground. Financially stable people are more likely to have access to quality health care, provide a good education for their children, and contribute to their local economies. Hear from the panel about how the organizations are helping local people keep more of the money they earned – so they can recover from the pandemic, pay for basic expenses, and save for the future.

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Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln

Originally broadcast January 27, 2021.
 The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln has created a Next 10 Extra series to further discuss the ideas submitted to improve the future of Springfield. One of the most commented on areas has been downtown.  The panel talks about how to lead this revitalization.

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UIS.edu

Originally aired March 18, 2021.

The Future is Now: Business and Social Innovation in a Post Pandemic World 

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UIS.edu

Originally aired February 25, 2021.

As part of Black History Month, this UIS ECCE panel discussion encourages learning about the societal issues that inform and led to the formation and evolution of the Black Lives Matter Movement. 

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cfll.org

Originally aired March 4, 2021.

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln produced this Next 10 Extra panel to discuss investing in the arts to develop Springfield's economy.

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UIS.edu

Originally aired March 13, 2021.

Springfield newcomer Logan Campbell joins Community Voices to discuss his love of music and share his bass and baritone recital -- An Evening of Song: From Schubert to Verdi.

Originally aired March 11, 2021.Research and events of the past year have demonstrated the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the quality of life of everyone in central Illinois. As a balancing of the scales occurs and the benefits of a more just culture are understood, most organizations are prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion – or DEI work. Parts of the process can be difficult or uncomfortable but are necessary and as a bonus, a more robust culture and stronger economy result. The UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership and the Citizens Club of Springfield’s latest Public Policy Forum discusses these affects in today’s Community Voices -- Equity and Inclusion in Workforce and Economic Development.

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UIS.edu

Originally aired February 19, 2021.

Michael Burlingame, UIS Distinguished Professor, joins Community Voices to reflect on Lincoln's birthday, Presidents Day, and his latest writing.

Originally aired January 29, 2021.

Springfield Muni managing board president discusses the cancellation of another season due to COVID-19.

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hellowater.com - Brandt.co

Originally aired February 23, 2021.

hellowater co-founder Rusty Jones and Brandt chief marketing officer Karl Barnhardt discuss the partnership they connected with the support of Innovate Springfield.

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UIS.edu

Originally aired February 24, 2021.

Dr. Robert Smith is the Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield.  

Originally aired February 23, 2021.

José Gobbo, Jr. is a UIS music professor and a jazz guitarist. 

Cherell Wilson's business Soaps by Rell
https://soapsbyrell.com/

Originally aired October 7, 2020.

Cherell Wilson is a recent University of Illinois Springfield gradaute. During the pandemic she was inspired to create her own business Soaps by Rell.

Originally aired February 5, 2021.

Chad Graue is a virtual consultant and online trainer who works with farms and other businesses sell food online and grow their customer base. His first book Five Star Follow-up is coming out soon. Chad talks about this and more with Community Voices' Bea Bonner.

https://www.wedding-spot.com/venue/1719/1912-Barn/ / Wedding Spot

Originally aired January 25, 2021.

Aissa and Hank Norris are the owners of  the 1912 Barn in Niantic, Illinois. The 1912 Barn homestead has a rich history dating all the way back to 1851. In 2004 the homestead was sold to the Norris family. Since then the barn has been used for weddings, receptions, and more. Aissa Norris talks about this and more with Community Voices' Bea Bonner.

The Springfield Mayor's Youth Council will hold a Youth Town Hall on Wednesday February 24 to get insight from Springfield Youth. Participation is limited to middle and high school students while adults may only observe the meeting. Secretary of the Youth Council, Natalie McLaughlin discusses this and more with Community Voices' Bea Bonner.

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UIS.edu

Originally aired January 28, 2021.

The following is a commentary from Dr. Robert Smith, Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield.  

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The opening ceremony and first panel of the UIS Center for Lincoln Studies. Anne Moseley, acting director and UIS Chancellor Karen Whitney cut the ribbon. 

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