Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Fruits of Our Labor: Champaign’s Summer Youth Jobs Program

Jelani Saadiq is a senior at Piney Woods School in Mississippi. He participated in Champaign’s summer youth employment program this summer. This summer I was bamboozled; I thought that the summer employment program would be a boring 9am-1 pm job, … Continue reading

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Announcements for September

Campus YMCA Fall 2012 Lecture Series All lectures are on Fridays at 12:00pm.| University YMCA| 1001 South Wright Street | Champaign, IL Beyond the Rhetoric: Key Issues in the 2012 Elections.  The Fall 2012 Friday Forum Lecture Series will … Continue reading

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Coal Mine Proposed for Vermilion and Champaign County

Alice Englebretsen lives in Urbana and has been active in the local environmental and social issues for many years. She is currently Political Chair of the local Prairie Group of the Sierra Club, but is tracking the Sunrise Coal/Bulldog Mine … Continue reading

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Community Radio Broadcasters and Builders Converged at GRC 2012

Community radio broadcasters and builders converged at GRC 2012 Originally posted at Radio Survivor on July 31, 2012 by Paul Riismandel   Jennifer Waits and I attended the Grassroots Radio Conference this past weekend in Urbana, IL. These are my … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s War on American Youth: “Dark Knight,” Aurora, Colorado, and America’s Culture of Violence

Hollywood’s War on American Youth: “Dark Knight,” Aurora, Colorado, and America’s Culture of Violence by John Reimann [Editors’ Note: As part of the Public i‘s continuing commitment to political analysis of popular culture, we are publishing a critique of the … Continue reading

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Dark Knight Rises Reimann Response

John Reimann’s article “Hollywood’s War on American Youth” is an error-ridden piece that people should seriously question before accepting its main thesis. While not an overtly revolutionary film, “The Dark Knight Rises” can also be seen as a criticism of … Continue reading

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