NPR Illinois Podcast Academy / PodCamp

NPR Illinois Podcast Academy / PodCamp


Latest Episodes

WATCH & LISTEN: Illinois Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Discusses Career
July 26, 2019

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra is an institution based on inspiring audiences with live orchestral music. A season in the orchestra takes a lot of effort from its donors, members, and 75 musicians.

WATCH & LISTEN: UIS Professors' Passion for Justice Helps Free 12 Innocent Illinoisans
July 26, 2019

Dr. Larry Golden is a founding member and Director of the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield, and current Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Legal Studies at UIS. Dr Golden was recently awarded the 2019 U of I

WATCH & LISTEN: The Scary Secret About the Lower Northwest
July 26, 2019

Earlier this month, there was a series of earthquakes that struck California, but there are also ones that tend to hit closer to home. The closest fault to us is New Madrid. Samantha Reif is a geology professor at Lincoln Land Community College.

WATCH & LISTEN: Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club Connects Community
July 26, 2019

Being community-minded comes fairly easily for Bill Legge. He’s the executive director of the boys and girls club, and more recently, the owner of the local coffee shop, Grab A Java.

WATCH & LISTEN: From Happy Meals to Hospitals:Talking with Ronald McDonald House Program Coordinator
July 26, 2019

In 1986 the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois officially opened its doors as a way for family members to stay close to their children in the hospital. Program Director Katie Alsup explained how she first got involved with the charity

WATCH & LISTEN: St. John's Breadline Supervisor Inspires Change
July 26, 2019

Shawna Harris is the supervisor of St. John’s Breadline in Springfield, Illinois. Her organization provided over two hundred thousand nutritious meals each year to those who are struggling with hunger within our community. Friends, neighbors, and those

WATCH & LISTEN: The Meaning Behind Miss. Black Illinois USA
July 26, 2019

University of Illinois Springfield graduate Kayla Ross traveled back to central Illinois as the new 2019 Miss Black Illinois. Ross’ watched pageants since she was little and she wanted to participate.

WATCH & LISTEN: Ambitious Media Group Manager Breaks Down The Complex Radio Industry
July 26, 2019

The media landscape in the Springfield area is highly competitive, and traditional media such as print and broadcast have faced major challenges in the past few years. Kevin O’Dea, General Manager at Neuhoff Media, has witnessed these changes and

WATCH & LISTEN: Local Violinist Speaks Out About Social Issues Through Podcasting
July 26, 2019

Last year, Chenoa Alamu, a talented violinist from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, started a podcast called Black, White, and in Color, to speak about social issues, spirituality, and relationships. I had the opportunity to sit down and have a

WATCH & LISTEN: Rochester Football Coach Looks Forward to a Winning Year
July 26, 2019

Derek Leonard is the football coach for Rochester High School and has won seven state championships in eight years.