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  • 00:35

    100 Days of Giving Black with Jabari Asim

    in Non-Profit

    Jabari Asim was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an author, poet, playwright, and an associate professor of writing, literature and publishing at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He has written 12 books, the most recent is Only The Strong, a novel.
    Since 2007, he has been Editor-in-Chief of The Crisis magazine founded in 1910 by W.E.B. Du Bois and published by the NAACP. Asim was awarded a fellowship in nonfiction by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2009. From 1996-2007 Asim served as deputy editor of The Washington Post book review, as well as children's book editor and poetry editor, and as editor of The Washington Post's Education Review. He was a syndicated columnist on political and social issues for The Washington Post Writers Group for three years. Asim is a former vice president of the National Book Critics Circle. He was Scholar-in-Residence in African-American Studies and in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2008-2010.

  • 00:55

    BTPowerhouse Podcast #41 - Illinois Fighting Illini 2015-16 Season Preview

    in Basketball

    The BTPowerhouse staff previews the 2015-16 season for the Illinois Fighting Illini including the position groups, incoming recruits, scheduling, and prospects for the conference. To help facilitate discussion, Graham Hooten and Grant Labedz of Champaign Room and BTPowerhouse joins the podcast.

  • 01:00

    15 Communities Nationwide Show Us the Future of Gigabit Apps

    in Internet

    The connecting of communities with gigabit networks is only half the battle. The full value of this technology will not be reached until we develop applications that harness the power of the networks.

    15 gigabit cities or cities with gigabit-equiped facilities will participate in a three-year project to develop some of the best and most innovative applications that exploit the capabilities of super highspeed networks. Under the guidance US Ignite, a nonprofit organization that facilitates next-generation Internet creations, these products and services will impact how some Americans work, live, learn and play.

    US Ignite’s COO Joe Kochan discusses the various features and the goals of the program. Kochan expects the respective projects to have their own objectives, but these 15 communities represent an experiment in national gigabit collaboration in which the outcomes are greater in the sum of each community’s efforts.

    Communities participating include: Burlington, VT; Chattanooga, TN; Cleveland, OH; Flint, MI; Kansas City, KS MO; Madison, WI; the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN); Richardson, TX; Utah Wasatch Front cities including Salt Lake City and Provo, UT; Lafayette, LA; Urbana-Champaign, IL; and Austin, TX. Their projects involve an array of software, hardware and services.


  • The Big Perm Show #79 - Hart D. Fisher & Mike "Biggie" Rhodes

    in Entertainment

    Join us this Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST for Horrors & Beat Downs !! 

    In the first hour we'll chat with the creator of American Horrors TV, Hart D. Fisher. Fisher is an American horror crime author, comics book writer and publisher best known for creating the comic, Jeffrey Dahmer: An Unauthorized Biography of a Serial Killer. He's appeared on the "Sally Jessy Raphael" show, on a panel at the 2011 SXSW convention in Austin, Texas, and on The "Larry King Live" show all to discuss the comic. He also appears in the John Borowski documentary, "Serial Killer Culture". 

    In 2008, Fisher released on DVD the film, The Garbage Man. A film he wrote and produced, about an African-American serial killer, was filmed in Champaign,IL. In the midst of filming in 1993, Fisher's girlfriend, Michelle Davis, was raped and murdered during an armed robbery at the motel where she worked. Fisher testified for the prosecution at three seperate trials against the killer.

    In the second hour we'll dial up UFC & RFA veteran Mike "Biggie" Rhodes. "Biggie" is a Waterloo,IA native who currently lives in Milwaukee,WI and trains at Roufusport MMA academy. Mike has a main event battle coming up October 24th in Canada at Prestige FC: Atonement. We'll talk with Mike about his upcoming match, the ups and downs of being a fighter and we'll cover a few other topics that may surprise you !!

    The trainwreck leaves the station at 8:00 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! Don't get left behind !!

  • The Journey Within w/William Von Holst

    in Spirituality

    William von Holst holds a Masters of Arts in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and was granted a scholarship from the University of Chicago, Doctor of Philosophy Divinity School, but turned it down. Instead, William chose to seek wisdom from alternative sources. He has attended workshops from many teachers including Elisabeth Claire Prophet and Ram Das. William met Imre Vallyon in 1986 who has been his exclusive teacher ever since. Over the last 24 years, William has been on over forty month long retreats with Imre all over the world including New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Canada and America. William has conducted many sessions on these retreats as well as teaching classes in Chicago, San Diego and the Bay Area. He has helped in the publishing of Imre Vallyon's material as well. The true spiritual path is participating in an energy field, this is what Imre speaks about in his books and what he radiates on retreats. William has had the good fortune to experience this energy field.

  • 02:00

    Why not the SEC?

    in Football

    Maybe the SEC is the best conference in football. Or maybe we're just overlooking the really bad teams because the really good teams are REALLY good.

    What about the Big 12? Are they actually good, or is Baylor's offense just overshadowing how bad their defense is?

    UCLA lost to Arizona State (great prediction, Nathaniel), so the Pac 12 took a step back. Is it still an elite conference?

    What about the ACC? Why is nobody giving Clemson or Florida State any love?

    Oh my goodness what's happening with Texas? 

    What ON EARTH happened in Champaign, Illinois Saturday?

    We won't forget you, NFL. Oh, no. Not with Kansas City kicking SEVEN field goals and losing by two touchdowns or Dallas picking up players from the hospital to play for them. 

    Great job Bears and Saints. You now have a win! Not so great job Tampa Bay. You're still REALLY bad.

    Join us tonight! Make sure to call in!

  • 00:35

    Philo Barnhart and Charles D. Moisant return!

    in Art

    The Host with the Most Jimmy Falcon and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling's Gremlina welcome the return of two of the funniest guests in Cloverleaf Radio history, Disney Animator Philo Barnhart and Publicist and Artist Charles D. Moisant! JOIN US!

    Charles and Philo will be two of the many wonderful guests, This weekend at DARK HISTORY CON in Champaign, IL. BE THERE!

  • 01:26

    The Big Perm Show #73 - Brian Ward & Seth Ferranti

    in Entertainment

    Join us this week at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! This week's guests are Brian Ward & Seth Ferranti !!

    Brian Ward is the creator/founder of the Dark History Con event.... "Looking at the darker side of history through True Crime and the tragic events that haunt us". The event takes place Sept. 19 & 20 at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign,IL. This event will feature numerous guests, some of which have appeared right here on The Big Perm Show, discussing their work and the events that fuel our imaginations !! We'll talk with Brian about the event, the guests, and a few topics that will surely make your skin crawl !!

    Seth Ferranti is a multi-media writer and journalist who pens amazing true crime and prison related stories for vice.com and thefix.com, among others. He started his career in journalism while incarcerated and is now continuing it in the real world. In 1993, after spending two years as a top-15 fugitive on the US Marshal's most wanted list, he was captured and sentenced to 304 months under the federal sentencing guidelines for an LSD Kingpin conviction and committed to the custody of the Attorney General. 

    He currently works out of St. Louis, MO and it appears there is no stopping him !! Seth also writes for thedailybeast.com , substance.com, hoop365.com, Don Diva and F.E.D.S. magazines and The New York Daily News. In advance of his appearance at the Dark History Con event next month in Champaign, we'll chat with Seth about his life, his career, current projects and who knows what else !! This is an interview you don't want to miss !!

  • 00:56

    SB Nation's Jason Kirk and The Champaign Room on Playoffs, Illinois and more

    in Football

    We chat with Matt from The Champaign Room to get a more detailed scouting report on Illinois right now, as well as the job security status of Tim Beckman, who Illinois fans would like as their coach, and program expectations. We also chat with SB Nation College Football Editor Jason Kirk about the College Football Playoffs, and perceptions of Ohio State and B1G football from somebody who isn't, you know, an Ohio State fan. 

  • 01:01

    Champaign-Urbana Tackle Devilish Broadband Details

    in Internet

    Besides death and taxes, the other sure thing in life is that the devil is indeed in the details when it comes to broadband projects. Today's show takes us behind the scenes of the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) project to look at several operations key to your community broadband success:
    gathering feedback from potential subscribers; pre-launch market education and sales generation; creating effective maps; and on-going research and market analysis. Our guests offer project management insight and practical advice for those working in the trenches deploying broadband networks, Listeners receive tips they can put to work right away in their projects.
    LaEisha Meaderds, Program Coordinator, led canvassing and outreach efforts to support construction and customer acquisition.
    Dr. Maryalice Wu, Director of the ATLAS survey research service, led neighborhood level data collection, identified low Internet adoption areas and tracks Internet trends in these areas.
    Shavion Scott, Program Specialist, with the Graduate School of Library and Information Science provided GIS & fiber management for UC2B's canvassing and construction efforts.

  • 00:25

    Cloverleaf Radio Presents: Author Ruthie Shelton "Inside the Shelton Gang"!

    in Books

    Cloverleaf Radio's hosts, The Host with the Most Jimmy Falcon and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling's Gremlina welcome Author Ruthie Shelton, who has authored numerous books, Including the one on her family's gangster past in "Inside the Shelton Gang" JOIN US!

    Ruthie will be one of the many wonderful guests at this years Dark History Con in Champaign, IL. in Sept! SEE YOU THERE!!

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