WPGU News

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By: WPGU 107.1 FM

Headlines from Champaign and beyond, five days a week. Hosted, written, and produced by WPGU correspondents.

June 11, 2021
Last Friday at 11:00 AM

Illinois' move to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan, the expansion of COVID-19 saliva testing into elementary schools, the cancelation of the Keystone XL Pipeline, additional FEMA teams in Illinois, and more. Support this podcast


June 10, 2021
Last Thursday at 11:00 AM

Man hospitalized following Champaign shooting, UIUC professor discovers a link between high cholesterol and breast cancer, President Joe Biden takes first international trip while in office, Illinois caverns reopen and more. Hosted by Josie Alameda Stories by Anne McKeown, Tori Gellman, Owen Henderson, Jane Knight and Jackson Janes Music by Boxout Support this podcast


June 9, 2021
Last Wednesday at 11:00 AM

Champaign plans to spend $25.3M from American Rescue Plan, a juvenile justice partnership in central Illinois, slowing vaccination rates threaten the White House's July 4th goal, and Japan residents show hesitancy about summer Olympics. Hosted by Justin Malone Stories by Josie Alameda, Owen Henderson, Kayla Mish, Tara Mobasher, and Barrett Wynn Music by Boxout Support this podcast


June 8, 2021
Last Tuesday at 11:00 AM

Champaign area shooting, updated Illinois Covid-19 statistics, a new Alzheimer's drug, Bezos goes planetary, and Illinois Men's Tennis honors. Hosted by Reese Armstrong Stories by Josie Alameda, Mac Dudley, Tori Gellman, Owen Henderson, and Jackson Janes Music by Boxout Support this podcast


June 7, 2021
06/07/2021

Rain barrel and composter sale, Phase 5 guidelines, overturn of assault weapons ban, G7 corporate tax ban, and Cubs and Cardinals updates Hosted by Tori Gellman Stories by Mac Dudley, Emily Crawford, Tara Mobasher, and Reese Armstrong Music by Boxout Support this podcast


June 4, 2021
06/04/2021

A shooting in Champaign, Chicago's updated reopening plans, US contributions to the global vaccination effort, tickets to Ebertfest, and more. Hosted by Owen Henderson Stories by Emily Crawford, Reese Armstrong, Da Yeon Eom, Barrett Wynn, and Tara Mobasher. Music by Boxout Support this podcast


June 3, 2021
06/03/2021

U of I Extension receives $45 million gift, Ilinois Senate votes to create elected school board, Illinois COVID updates, Lollapalooza lineup, and more. Hosted by Tara Mobasher Stories by Emily Crawford, Jackson Janes, Tori Gellman, Owen Henderson, and Justin Malone Music by Boxout Support this podcast


June 2, 2021
06/02/2021

Champaign city council resumes in-person sessions, Unit 4 schools summer meal distribution begins, a $42.3 Billion state budget passed in Springfield, Illini out at the NCAA Golf Championships, and more. Hosted by Justin Malone Stories by Josie Alameda, Tara Mobasher, Barrett Wynn, Kayla Mish, and Reese Armstrong Music by Boxout Support this podcast


June 1, 2021
06/01/2021

Covid case and vaccination stats, Paxton's Grand Old Flag, Illinois General Assembly's last day of session, China's updated child policy, and Illini NCAA Men's Golf Championship. Hosted by Reese Armstrong Stories by Josie Alameda, Mac Dudley, Owen Henderson, Tori Gellman, and Jackson Janes Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 31, 2021
05/31/2021

City facilities reopening, Memorial Day in CU, athlete endorsement bill, Illinois Covid-19 ratings, and Illini golf update Hosted by Tori Gellman Stories by Justin Malone, Tara Mobasher, Owen Henderson, Mac Dudley, and Reese Armstrong Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 28, 2021
05/28/2021

Illinois COVID-19 vaccine and case updates, lane closures open up for Memorial Day weekend, the Illinois baseball team travels to New Jersey to take on Rutgers, unemployment rates remain stable in Illinois and more. Hosted by Jane Knight Stories by Tori Gellman, Josie Alameda, Jackson Janes, Neshmia Malik and Da Yeon Eom.  Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 27, 2021
05/27/2021

PZ/NZ deadline, UIUC and IBM collaboration, travel COVID-19 vaccination clinics, Tennis quarterfinals, and more. Stories by Mac Dudley, Owen Henderson, Reese Armstrong, Jackson Janes, Barrett Wynn, and Justin Malone Hosted by Tara Mobasher Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 26, 2021
05/26/2021

Champaign NOAA Radio returns late this week, a study from the University of Illinois looks at student motivation during the COVID-19 pandemic, Moderna approved for children 12-18, one year since the death of George Floyd, and more. Hosted by Emily Crawford Stories by Owen Henderson, Josie Alameda, Justin Malone, Tori Gellman, and Tara Mobasher Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 25, 2021
05/25/2021

IDPH announces wastewater monitoring system for COVID-19, an arrest is made in sorority house burglary, vaccination updates, civilian airliner intercepted in Belarus and more. Hosted by Josie Alameda Stories by Tara Mobasher, Tori Gellman, Owen Henderson, Barrett Wynn and Jackson Janes Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 24, 2021
05/24/2021

Memorial service for Chris Oberheim, ARC reopening, new legislative maps, Bitcoin volatility, and Illini baseball recap Hosted by Tori Gellman Stories by Anne McKeown, Mac Dudley, Reese Armstrong, Barrett Wynn, and Jackson Janes Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 21, 2021
05/21/2021

COVID cases in Champaign county rise, a ceasefire agreement is reached in the Gaza Strip, a new Amazon Prime series features UIUC students, three former Illinois men's golfers compete in the PGA Championship and more. Hosted by Josie Alameda Stories by Da Yeon Eom, Tori Gellman, Justin Malone, Reese Armstrong and Jackson Janes Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 20, 2021
05/20/2021

Champaign officer killed on duty, Picnic with the Peonies Fundraiser, J. B. Pritzker infrastructure updates, Biden calls for de-escalation of conflict in the Gaza Strip, and more. Hosted by Tara Mobasher Stories by Anne McKeown, Da Yeon Eom, Reese Armstrong, Barrett Wynn, and Owen Henderson. Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 19, 2021
05/19/2021

University of Illinois researchers develop a new, rapid saliva test, The United States announces a tax credit for those with children, The Biden Administration sends vaccines abroad, Fighting continues in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, and more. Hosted by Emily Crawford Stories by Mac Dudley, Josie Alameda, Tara Mobasher, Owen Henderson, and Jane Knight Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 18, 2021
05/18/2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health updates its mask mandate, the University of Illinois makes changes to COVID-19 testing for the summer, the University’s BFA acting showcase is now available online, the Supreme Court agrees to hear a case challenging Roe v. Wade and more.  Hosted by Jane Knight Stories by Kayla Mish, Tori Gellman, Owen Henderson, Jane Knight and Jackson Janes. Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 17, 2021
05/17/2021

Construction closures in C-U, crime up in Champaign, businesses drop mask requirements, violence escalates in Gaza, and an Illini sports update Hosted by Tori Gellman Stories by Tara Mobasher, Anne McKeown, Da Yeon Eom, Barrett Wynn, and Reese Armstrong Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 14, 2021
05/14/2021

The state of Illinois enters the Bridge to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, Carle Health is vaccinating individuals ages 12 years and older, the U.S. eases mask-wearing requirement for those vaccinated, public health officials announce plan to subsidize COVID-19 testing at public middle and high schools and the Chicago Bears release their schedule for the upcoming 2021 season.  Hosted by Jane Knight Stories by Tori Gellman, Jackson Janes, Justin Malone, Mac Dudley, Da Yeon Eom and Meagan Vicens.  Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 13, 2021
05/13/2021

Train derailment in Pesotum, Champaign eases COVID restrictions, gas prices spike, J. B. Pritzker announces plans for state tourism, and more. Hosted by Tara Mobasher Stories by Josie Alameda, Mac Dudley, Jane Knight, Reese Armstrong, and Owen Henderson Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 12, 2021
05/12/2021

Governor Pritzker visits Champaign to announce funds from the Rebuild Illinois Grant, Illinois Representative Mike Zalenski introduces the "Shot and Beer" Bill, A vote to recall Congresswoman Liz Cheney as the Chair of the Republican Conference, Krannert Art Museum exhibitions close this weekend, and more. Hosted by Emily Crawford Stories by Mac Dudley, Josie Alameda, Tara Mobasher, Neshmia Malik, and Tori Gellman Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 11, 2021
05/11/2021

Pfizer vaccine approved for children 12-15, vaccine clinics in Chicago area, vaccination rates fall nation-wide, violence in the Gaza strip, and more. Hosted by Josie Alameda Stories by Anne McKeown, Anisha Kasem, Kalya Mish, Justin Malone, Barrett Wynn and Jackson Janes Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 10, 2021
05/10/2021

Construction and heavy rain in Champaign County, electric vehicle plant coming to IL, bombing in Kabul kills 50, and Kentucky Derby winning horse fails drug test Hosted by Tori Gellman Stories by Meagan Vicens, Anne McKeown, Da Yeon Eom, Kayla Mish, and Reese Armstrong Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 7, 2021
05/07/2021

Gov. JB Pritzker announces Illinois will move into bridge phase of reopening, the City of Champaign opens applications to give local businesses relief, the Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign is accepting bike donations and more.  Hosted by Jane Knight  Stories by Da Yeon Eom, Tori Gellman, Tara Mobasher, Josie Alameda and Neshmia Malik.  Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 6, 2021
05/06/2021

Champaign-Urbana vaccination efforts, Pfizer testing results in 12 to 15-year-olds, Peloton recalls treadmills, Madigan & associates bribery case, and more. Hosted by Tara Mobasher Stories by: Anisha Kasem, Reese Armstrong, Anne McKeown, Owen Henderson, and Kayla Mish Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 5, 2021
05/05/2021

The University of Illinois opens up study spaces around campus, Walgreens begins offering walk-in vaccinations, the Chicago Auto Show returns for 2021, the Illinois climate continues to warm as new climate normals are released, and more. Hosted by Emily Crawford Stories by Mac Dudley, Tara Mobasher, Tori Gellman, Josie Alameda, and Neshmia Malik Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 4, 2021
05/04/2021

Herd immunity unlikely, severe thunderstorm watch, Unit 4 reopening for in-person instruction next school year, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin asks FBI director to comment on allegations surrounding the January 6th insurrection, and more. Hosted by Josie Alameda Stories by Anne McKeown, Owen Henderson, Barrett Wynn, Kalya Mish, and Jackson Janes Music by Boxout Support this podcast


May 3, 2021
05/03/2021

Illini astronaut comes home, COVID cases continue to rise in Illinois, shooting in Green Bay, NFL draft ends, tennis and golf B1G championship Hosted by Tori Gellman Stories by Anne McKeown, Da Yeon Eom, Kayla Mish, Reese Armstrong, and Meagan Vicens Music by Boxout Support this podcast


April 30, 2021
04/30/2021

The University of Illinois plans to replace COVID-19 testing with vaccine proof, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot eases restrictions on Chicago, Illinois Representative proposes to remove ban on betting on in-state college sports, the FDA moves to ban menthol products and more.  Hosted by Jane Knight Stories by Mac Dudley, Josie Alameda, Meagan Vicens, Da Yeon Eom and Jackson Janes.  Music by Boxout Support this podcast


April 29, 2021
04/29/2021

U of I professor awarded Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, Illinois announces two new manufacturing training facilities, 2021 NFL Draft, President Biden's first 100 days in office, and more. Hosted by Tara Mobasher Stories by: Anne McKeown, Owen Henderson, Reese Armstrong, Barrett Wynn, and Neshmia Malik Music by Boxout Support this podcast


April 28, 2021
04/28/2021

Faculty members from the University of Illinois win national recognition, Governor Pritzker passes a law addressing racial inequities in healthcare, the CDC issues new guidance on masks and gatherings, Biden issues an executive order raising the minimum wage for government contractors, and more. Hosted by Emily Crawford Stories by Josie Alameda, Mac Dudley, Tori Gellman, Tara Mobasher, and Justin Malone Music by Boxout Support this podcast


April 27, 2021
04/27/2021

Illinois loses one seat in the US House of Representatives, the second COVID wave grips India, Illinois vaccine supply soon to outweigh demand, vaccines available in Champaign County, and more. Hosted by Josie Alameda Stories by Jackson Janes, Kayla Mish, Anisha Kasem, Tori Gellman, and Owen Henderson Music by Boxout Support this podcast


April 26, 2021
04/26/2021

Virtual undergrad research symposium, lifted pause on J&J vaccine, Biden recognizes Armenian genocide, 93rd Academy Awards, Illini softball and baseball updates Hosted by Tori Gellman Stories by Reese Armstrong, Da Yeon Eom, Kayla Mish, Mac Dudley, and Meagan Vicens Music by Boxout Support this podcast


April 23, 2021
04/23/2021

Illinois COVID-19 cases increase statewide, Biden administration combats climate change, Illinois Department of Transportation continues closures on I-57, the U.S. House of Representatives passes legislation to grant D.C. statehood and more.  Hosted by Jane Knight Stories by Anne McKeown, Da Yeon Eom, Mac Dudley, Neshmia Malik and Meagan Vicens.  Music by Boxout  Support this podcast


April 22, 2021
04/22/2021

Illinois hospitals experience COVID surge, Earth Day at the University of Illinois, Illinois passes bill guaranteeing admission to the U of I system for community college students, Department of Justice investigation into Minneapolis Police Department, and more. Hosted by Tara Mobasher Stories by: Da Yeon Eom, Anne McKeown, Reese Armstrong, Barrett Wynn, and Jackson Janes Music by Boxout Support this podcast


April 21, 2021
04/21/2021

Updates on COVID-19 in the Champaign-Urbana Area, Shootings continue across America, the Jury reaches a verdict in the trial of Derick Chauvin, the death of former Vice President Walter Mondale, and more Hosted by Emily Crawford Stories by Jane Knight, Josie Alameda, Tori Gellman, Neshia Malik, and Tara Mobasher Music by Boxout Support this podcast


April 20, 2021
04/20/2021

All Americans eligible for the COVID vaccine, freeze warning over Central Illinois, 2 shootings in Champaign, NASA completes the first flight on Mars, and more. Hosted by Josie Alameda Stories by Kayla Mish, Anisha Kasem, Barrett Wynn, Owen Henderson and Reese Armstrong Music by Boxout Support this podcast


April 19, 2021
04/19/2021

Newspaper program goes online, vaccination campaign targets students, Adam Toledo shooting protests, mass shooting spikes, and Illini sports roundup Hosted by Tori Gellman Stories by Mac Dudley, Da Yeon Eom, Tara Mobasher, Kayla Mish, and Meagan Vicens Music by Boxout Support this podcast