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Cynthia Barrett, Barb’s Mom on “Stranger Things”

Cynthia Barrett, Barb’s Mom on “Stranger Things”

By Aaron Navarro and Joseph Longo

December 10, 2017


Filed under Podcasts, To the Orange

“To the Orange” is a DI podcast with Illinois alumni about their time on campus and how that time helped them get to where they are now. In this episode, we talk to Cynthia Barrett, an Atlanta-based actor best known for her role as Barb Holland's mom on the hit Netflix series "Stranger Things."...

Weekly Illini: December 4, 2017

Weekly Illini: December 4, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Podcasts, Weekly Illini

The Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode looks at recent events surrounding bus company Suburban Express, who in an email advertisement sent to students and customers, said "You won't feel like you're in China when you're on...

Weekly Illini: November 28, 2017

Weekly Illini: November 28, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Podcasts, Top Stories, Weekly Illini

The Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode mainly looks at an incident between graduate student Tariq Khan and LAS Freshman Joel Valdez, that occurred before Thanksgiving break at an anti-Trump rally. We talked to Valdez to talked...

Robin Kaler, University spokeswoman

Robin Kaler, University spokeswoman

By Aaron Navarro and Joseph Longo

November 26, 2017


Filed under News, Podcasts, To the Orange

“To the Orange” is a DI podcast with Illinois alums about their time on campus and how that time helped them get to where they are now. In this episode's interview, Robin Kaler talks about: -her experience at the University as a student, and still living at home as a freshman (3:20) -balancing...

Weekly Illini: November 13, 2017

Weekly Illini: November 13, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under News, Podcasts, Weekly Illini

The Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode takes an inside look at the life of Steven Douglas, a Vietnam War Veteran. A Rantoul native, Douglas opens up about his time at war, and his life after. Thanks to Fatima Fahra for...

Erin Carlson, Author of “I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy”

Erin Carlson, Author of “I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy”

By Aaron Navarro and Joseph Longo

November 12, 2017


Filed under News, Podcasts, To the Orange

“To the Orange” is a new DI podcast with Illinois alums about their time on campus and how that time helped them get to where they are now. In a wide-ranging interview, Erin Carlson discusses the Harvey Weinstein scandal, how she pushed for her dreams despite what her professors may have said,...

Weekly Illini: November 6, 2017

Weekly Illini: November 6, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, Podcasts, Weekly Illini

The Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode takes a look at the job of Duane Northrup, the Champaign County Coroner. From autopsies to notifying a family about a death, Northrup talks about his career and how it has affected him....

Will Leitch, creator of Deadspin

Will Leitch, creator of Deadspin

By Joseph Longo, Managing Editor for Reporting

October 31, 2017


Filed under To the Orange, Top Stories

“To the Orange” is a new DI podcast with Illinois alums about their time on campus and how that time helped them get to where they are now. In a wide-ranging interview, Leitch discusses heading to college of the big city of Champaign, creating Deadspin and continuing the legacy of the late Roger...

Weekly Illini: October 30, 2017

Weekly Illini: October 30, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under News, Podcasts, Weekly Illini

The Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode looks at two major stories from this week. The first is about protests against Chief Illiniwek being in the Homecoming Parade. We talk to Shani Benezra, a student journalist working for...

Weekly Illini: October 23, 2017

Weekly Illini: October 23, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under News, Weekly Illini

Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode looks at a $25 million research project into war technology, and how our University is teaming up with the army for that one. We also look at a new resolution passed by the Illinois Student...

Weekly Illini: October 16, 2017

Weekly Illini: October 16, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, Weekly Illini

Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode looks at two studies that reveal discrepancies in classes for two categories: grades and gender. With October being National Domestic Violence Awareness month, we also look at the Women’s...

Weekly Illini: October 9, 2017

Weekly Illini: October 9, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Weekly Illini

Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode looks at a new study that shows sexual assaults on college campuses increase by 28 percent on game days. We also look at a new Illinois Student Government department combating sexual assaults...

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