Author Archives: Lori Serb

Get Your WEFT On!

by Lori Serb WEFT has been a terrestrial radio station since 1981. WEFT began webcasting in 2007. WEFT contributes to artist royalties through both of these avenues. A snapshot of recent programming includes a live set by electric blues guitarist … Continue reading

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Independent Media Still Remains Unequal

WOMEN’S VOICES ARE JUST NOT HEARD. If you randomly turn on the radio for an hour during any program (music or public affairs), count how many times you hear a woman’s voice and even more rare, a woman of color … Continue reading

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Orchard Downs: The Fate of a Community

Orchard Downs is University-owned 160-acre site of graduate student housing – bordered by Race Street, Kirby Avenue and Windsor Road in Urbana. Chancellor Herman’s Strategic Plan for the Urbana campus requires that Orchard Downs be redeveloped over the next few … Continue reading

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Police Encounter

I know a type of discrimination. I know how it feels to be unwanted in a space; to be perceived as not normal. I have felt stares of hate that have burned through my exterior as well as had my … Continue reading

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