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When General Assembly is in session, this program is a weekly half hour review of politics and current events by some of the region's top journalists.

Fridays at 7:30PM/30 minutes. Miss an episode? See them on our YouTube page here:

Week of 12/5/14
Host: Bernie Schoenberg
Guests: Bob Gough and Kerry Lester
Subject: TBA

Week of 11/21/14
Host: Jamey Dunn
Guests: Mike Lawrence and Kent Refield
Subject: changes in Illinois government

Illinois Stories

From the Decatur Celebration and the Farm Progress Show to the storied ferris wheels of Jacksonville; from Lincoln's footsteps in Springfield and New Salem to the historic barns of the Macomb area; from the river heritage of Quincy and Hannibal to the bounty of the richest farmland on earth, Mark McDonald takes us through a Central Illinois we thought we knew.

Find Mark McDonald on Twitter @MarkILStories and purchase a copy of recent episodes here:


Each month, local and regional law makers discuss, in-depth, the issues and events in-play at the Capitol and around the state.

This is a 30 minute show.


In addition to our series on our PBS Springfield Illinois public television channels, we also produce specials on a variety of topics. Some of our recent specials have included:

State of the Arts

State of the Arts

Join Host Becky Cramblit for this program featuring arts and artists from west Central Illinois. These programs are funded by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

The Ambassador Series

The Ambassador Series features lunch meetings that bring central Illinois residents face-to-face with ambassadors from around the world. The world leaders share business, economic, and political insights. A spirited question-and-answer period follows each presentation. This program is produced in partnership with the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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