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From One Illinois, this is Best People, a show about Illinois and the stories that make this state great. On Best People, we share stories from all over Illinois that reporters, documentarians, and citizens, just like you, have found to help bring this beautiful state back together. Hosted by Cher Vincent.
||CleanHappy Birthday Illinois!||It's Illinois’ Bicentennial and we take a look back, as well as look toward our next two hundred years!||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemember Fracking?||Right outside Anna, Illinois, Tabitha Trip and the Southern Illinois Against Fracturing Our Environment are doing their best to keep fracking out of Illinois, no matter if it makes them unpopular.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlue Beginning Canvassing||Marj Halperin and her team at Indivisible Chicago teach canvassing classes, with a comedic twist.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmeya Pawar in conversation with Senator Dick Durbin||One Illinois' executive director, Ameya Pawar, got a chance to speak with United States Senator Dick Durbin this past summer. This is an edited version of that conversation.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiapers are a Luxury?||Since the last week of September is Diaper Need Awareness Week, we spoke to some of the people that help bridge the "Diaper Divide".||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's All Go to the State Fair!||This week, Cher takes us through the 2018 Illinois State Fair.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Who's Janus?"||On June 27th, Justice Anthony Kennedy made his final ruling. So, who's Janus?||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Crossroads at Carbondale"||Late this spring, the Southern Illinois Universities campuses were at a crossroads...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"What's This about Title X?"||In May, the Trump administration announced several updates to the Title X Family Planning Program, drastically challenging reproductive rights. In this episode, we meet patient Grecia Magdaleno and Planned Parenthood's Amy Whitaker, as they take us thro||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Rock Island Radical"||Dylan Parker is an alderman of Rock Island, part of the Quad Cities. He's a husband, father of three, under 30, and happens to be a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. In this episode, can a radical idea like a citywide ISP change a town?||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"How Will They Take Us?"||Chris Lain ran for mayor of Savanna, IL in April 2017. With three other opponents, all of whom were born and raised in the Western Illinois town, Lain was the outlier. He only lived in the town since 2013. In this episode, we hear the story of a gay lib||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"It's Infrastructure Week!"||The Savanna-Sabula Bridge was built in 1932 and demolished this past March. Why did this bridge have to go, and can we get some others to go too? In this episode, we take a look at Illinois' infrastructure policies, and how we can keep the foundation of||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest People Trailer||From One Illinois, this is Best People, a show about Illinois and the stories that make this state great. Coming soon!||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
It is so refreshing to hear content that isn’t recycled or like every other news outlet. I like the new take!
Fantastic and informative show. I never thought I'd care so much about the construction of a bridge, but the story-telling is captivating!
Host Cher Vincent is a friendly, inviting voice and a wonderful storyteller. The material is well covered offering crisp synopses of pertinent facts and information gathered from interesting sources. She always makes the folks she interviews sound great.