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Friday, Nov. 13th & Saturday, Nov. 14th
at the Independent Media Center
WRFU BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
Celebrating the 4th anniversary of Radio Free Urbana
Community radio by and for the people
The Show 10pm-12am
Watch the making of a live episode of The Show with Ray Morales*
Audio Skill Shares 11am-2pm
Learn how to make great radio! All ages, all skill levels
Potluck Dinner 6pm-8pm
Meet-and-greet for radio lovers & past and current members, unveiling of photo gallery, audio scrapbook listening party, and group history of WRFU
by Deborah Burger
If there is one problem that symbolizes the ongoing national healthcare emergency, it is the rampant price gouging in the healthcare industry that continues to price too many Americans out of access to care and into financial ruin. Not only is the problem not solved by the Affordable Care Act, but it is a likely reason many will continue to demand more effective reform, as in expanding and extending Medicare to cover everyone.
Predatory pricing practices can be found nearly everywhere in healthcare, by the drug companies, insurance companies, medical suppliers, outpatient clinics, boutique medical services, and many others as chronicled this spring in Time magazine.
U.S. hospitals are among the biggest abusers, as illuminated in recent data released by Medicare on hospital charges for a variety of common procedures as well as brand new findings by the Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy, the research arm of the National Nurses United, based on Medicare cost reports.
URBANA TEEN GETS JUVENILE PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED BATTERY
Immigration. Yes. Chicago Youth Violence. Yes. Education. Yes.
On this spoken word project titled ILL POETS SOCIETY, six (6) poets from across the great state of Illinois were brought together to expound on the modern day issues facing America. The crown jewel of this project is a spoken word piece titled "Chi City Youth" by Jazmine McKinney. From the outset, she captivates audiences with her wordplay as she expresses the grief in her soul for her family, friends and community. To download the album for free, visit www.TheShow1045.com.
The film is available for checkout at local public libraries and cultural centers within the Champaign-Urbana community. This project was funded by SORF and supported in part by a City of Urbana Arts Grant.
by Paul Buchheit
WRFU 104.5 FM will be down the next couple of days. We are installing a new tower next to the UC-IMC building which will greatly increase our signal when it is all finished (hopefully Wednesday Nov 28 at the latest.)
We appreciate all our listeners and hope you will bear with us as we fulfill our long-term goals of making WRFU 104.5 FM an important part of the Urbana-Champaign community and surrounding areas.
There is a video being worked on documenting the progress and ultimate installation of our new tower. If you have taken photos or video recorded the installation process and would like to have your footage included in a video to be shown on Urbana Public Television, please contact Dane Spudic at firstname.lastname@example.org
In November 2005, WRFU 104.5 FM's original antenna was installed on the roof the UC-IMC building. That antenna is coming down today to be cleaned and installed on the tower.
Here's a photo-video that documented the process of installing the original antenna back in November 2005 (about 20 seconds into the photo-video the UC-IMC building as it used to look 7 years ago comes into view):
Our mission is to help preserve the post office in it's current form with the least amount of change possible.
We will seek out volunteers to assist in this goal. People of like mind who appreciate the services the post office currently perform.
We will lobby in defense of any rural post office facing closure.
We will lobby in defense of any mail processing center facing closure.
We will lobby in defense of 6 day delivery week to continue.
We will organize peaceful rallies any place where people may congregate.
We will find creative ways to promote our cause.
Our goal is to seek positive media coverage for our cause.
We will raise funds to pay for television, radio, newspaper and internet advertising for our cause.
We will organize email and letter writing campaigns to members of government at all levels.
We will seek funds to print promotional material for our cause. These items will include but not limited to the following. (t-
shirts, hats, pamplets, broshures and associated items)
We will seek the assistance of lawyers and legal professionals.
We will lobby for assistance from any and all labor organizations.
From an Anarchist in Champaign-Urbana:
Every four years, people saying that they are concerned about Capitalism and other Authoritarian constructs end up voting for someone who is not against those issues. Whether its Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Jill Stein or every other politician, they all support Capitalism. All politicians will ultimately support Capitalism, this includes the Left (progressives, liberals, Marxists, and most "anti-capitalists.)The very idea of a politician is authoritarian...how can anyone but you represent your views ?
How about a different way of thinking ?
Post-Left Anarchy: Leaving the Left Behind
by Jason McQuinn
Prologue to Post-Left Anarchy
The RACE RIOT! People of Color Zine Project 2012 Tour is coming to the UCIMC today at 7:00 PM. Featuring Chambana's own Mimi Thi Nguyen, Daniela Capistrano, Mariam Bastani, Osa Atoe, Anna Vo, and Cristy C. Road. We'll have readings, music, and an opportunity to swap/buy zines! If you're interested in reading any of your own zine material, especially any that relates to issues faced by women or people of color, please send an email to email@example.com with your name, and the approximate duration of the piece.
Also, don't miss their panel on campus at Allen Hall at 4:00 in the afternoon!
Unit One Allen Hall's South Rec Room *basement (1005 W. Gregory Dr., MC-050, Urbana, IL 61801)
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center presents:
Chris Mitchell, Institute for Local Self Reliance (expert in municipal broadband)
Greta Byrum, Open Technology Institute (field analyst in broadband)
(public interest telecom expert)
Wally Bowen, Mountain Area Information Network (non-profit internet provider)
Brandon Bowersox-Johnson (Facilitator) - Chair, UC2B Policy Committee, City Council Member, Urbana IMC member
Archived video available below: