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The Moth Radio Hour

Jun 22, 2016
The Moth Radio Hour
The Moth

The Moth Radio Hour is renowned for the great range of human experience it showcases. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways.

Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.

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Track and field's world governing body has unanimously decided to bar Russian athletes from competing in the upcoming summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro amid allegations of state-sponsored doping.

The International Association of Athletics Federations made the announcement at a press conference Friday in Vienna.

"Because the system in Russia has been tainted by doping from top level and down, we cannot trust that what we call and what people might call clean athletes really are clean," said Rune Andersen, head of the task force that provided recommendations to the IAAF.

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Jun 15, 2016

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Jun 9, 2016

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Pope Francis says contraception might be acceptable for women threatened by the Zika virus. 

John Peller with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago says that’s given him hope that the exception might extend to other communicable diseases.

“We’re glad to see that the Pope is opening the door to condom use in a public health emergency and we think it’s really high time that the church recognized the role that condoms can have as a critical public health tool,” Peller said. 

"Poinsettia" by Flickr User fine_plan / (CC BY 2.0)

Poinsettias are sold by the millions every year, almost all of them between Thanksgiving and Christmas. As popular as these holiday flowers are, there still may be a few things about them that could surprise you. Here are five fun facts about poinsettias we wanted to share.

1. Poinsettias are named after that dog, the pointer


The unprecedented budget stand-off between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders topped the list of Illinois' most important news stories in 2015.

The Associated Press' Top 10 features a number of political scandals and leadership issues, including the legal troubles facing former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

Cheap Trick Wins A Place In Rock Hall Of Fame

Dec 18, 2015
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The 2016 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been named and the roster skews heavily toward classic rock, with Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Chicago and Steve Miller among the acts chosen by the nominating committee.

The rap group N.W.A, possibly getting a boost from the biopic Straight Outta Compton, will also be inducted into the Rock Hall on April 8, at a ceremony to be held in New York.

University Of Illinois

One of the many ways Star Wars has changed the movie industry since the first movie came out in 1977 is through special effects. 

Much of the industry standard in special effects even today has its roots in the original Star Wars trilogy of the late 1970’s and early 80’s.

That’s according to Julie Turnock, a professor of media and cinema studies at the University of Illinois Urbana campus. She spoke with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline this week.

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Depression very early in life can affect the way a child’s brain develops.

A new study by researchers at Washington University is the first to link early childhood depression to physical changes in the developing brain.