Sunday, December 4, 2016

Brooks Simpson: Ulysses S Grant’s Triumph Over Adversity

From Springfield:  We go one on one with Brooks Simpson, author of "Ulysses S Grant, Triumph Over Adversity: 1822-1865"  the first volume of a...

Lincoln Presidential Library expands collection related to Illinois poets with papers...

SPRINGFIELD – The Edgar Lee Masters Home and Museum has given the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a trove of documents, manuscripts and...

A Tour of Abraham Lincoln’s New Salem, where He Lived in...

From the Illinois Channel archives, We take a tour of New Salem Illinois, the reconstructed town of the 1830s, where Abraham Lincoln spent 7...

Giant City State Park

From Southern Illinois: While many think of Illinois as flat farmland, we travel to the hilly, rocky and forested landscape of Southern Illinois.  Here,...

Illinois’ Connection to the Founding of Farm Aid

On the 30th Anniversary of Farm Aid, Speaker Joe Alexander tells the story of how Farm Aid began in Illinois, with a series of...

History on Trial: The Alton School Cases

The Alton School Cases were a series of seven circuit court trials and five Illinois Supreme Court appeals from 1897 to 1908, in which...

Lincoln Biographer Michael Burlingame on Lincoln’s Legacy

On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, we speak One-on-One with Historian Michael Burlingame, author of "Lincoln: A Life." Mr Burlingame discusses why Lincoln matters,...

Lincoln Assassination Artifacts

As we approach the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, who was shot in Ford's Theater in Washington on April 14th, 1865,...

The Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich & Insights Into Illinois Government

From February, 2015: We talk with PhD and author, Bernard Sieracki, who talks about his forth-coming book on the Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich.  As one...

Tour of National Great Rivers Museum in Alton

Angie Smith of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes us on a tour of the National Great Rivers Museum at the Melvin Price...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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