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Richard Mills - Korean War

Counter-Intelligence soldier during Korean War

Newton Minow - General Interest

Former FCC chair for Pres. Kennedy and friend and mentor to Barack Obama

Newton Minow - Obama in Illinois

Former FCC chair for Pres. Kennedy and friend and mentor to Barack Obama

Robert Mitchler - Legislators Project

Republican Illinois State Senator from 1965 through 1980

Robert Mitchler - World War II

Navy chief petty officer (yeoman) during both World War II and the Korean War

Robert Mitchler - Korean War

Navy chief petty officer (yeoman) during both World War II and the Korean War

Julie Cellini, Bob Coomer, and Susan Mogerman - IHPA legacy

A talk with three of the prime movers behind the creation of the Presidential Library and Museum

Susan Mogerman - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Working with Gov. Jim Thompson as assistant press secretary

Susan Mogerman - IHPA legacy

Early years at IHPA and her selection as the Executive Director

Michael Monaghan - Pension Crisis in Illinois

Ex. Director of the IL Community College Trustees Assn shares his views on IL pension crisis

Mike Monaghan - Community College Project

Executive Director of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.

Dan Montgomery - Pension Crisis in Illinois

President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers discusses Illinois's pension crisis

Billie Moore - Girls Basketball

Former women’s basketball coach for California State-Fullerton, 1976 Olympic Games, and UCLA.

Ronald Moorman - People of Faith

Journey from Catholic Priest to Social Work to Lutheran ministry.

Dr. Susie Morrison - Educational Reform Act 1985

Career teacher/educator discusses the 1985 Educational Reform Act.

Frank Moscardelli - World War II

Infantryman with the 89th Division in it's fight across Germany

Don Moseley - Civics Education

Co-Director for the Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence at DePaul University discusses training of journalists

Martha Rose Moser - Immigrant Stories

Born Martha Roswitha Russler in Auerbach, Germany in 1944.

Maryam Mostoufi - People of Faith

Prominent leader of Springfield Muslim community talks about her faith journey.

John Moulton - Vietnam War

Civil Affairs officer with service both in Bosnia and Iraq

John Moulton - War On Terror

Civil Affairs officer with service both in Bosnia and Iraq

Laurence Msall - Pension Crisis in Illinois

President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers discusses Illinois's pension crisis

Tom Murgatroyd - War On Terror

Career Air Force officer, most of that with the Illinois Air National Guard

Bryan Murley - Civics Education

Journalism professor discusses ethics and media bias.

Abigail Murphy - IHSA

Student at Downers Grove North gives her perspective of the IHSA journalism competition.

Charles 'Chuck' Murphy - Vietnam War

Service as a cook with the 25th Infantry Division in 1968

Senator Matt Murphy - Pension Crisis in Illinois

Service as a cook with the 25th Infantry Division in 1968

Carol Murray - Girls Basketball

Former girl's basketball coach at Centralia High School in Illinois .

Warren Musch - World War II

Marine Intelligence officer who saw action at Iwo Jima and Japanese occupation

Robert 'Bob' Muzikowski - Alternatives in Education

Founder and CEO or Chicago Hope Academy talks about the school.

Edwin Myers - World War II

U.S. Navy veteran who served on a LST in the Pacific Theater

Lou Myers - Korean War

Korean War advisor to 8th ROK division artillery

Lucas Naber - IHSA

Downers Grove North participant in the IHSA Journalism competition.

Marilyn Nash - Modern Era

Specialized in sheep at the USDA Animal Research Center

Jamie Nash-Mayberry - Civics Education

Civics education at Shawnee High School.

Norm Neely - Korean War

Army infantryman during Korean War

Representative Elaine Nekritz - Pension Crisis in Illinois

State Representative discusses Illinois Pension Crisis

Philip Nelson - Modern Era

IL Farm Bureau President

Dawn Clark Netsch - Governor Jim Edgar Project

Democratic Candidate for Governor in 1994

Dawn Clark Netsch - ERA Fight in Illinois

IL State Senator during Illinois Legislature's ERA battles

Dawn Clark Netsch - Legislators Project

IL State Senator Democratic Candidate for Governor in 1994

Linda Nevlin - Community College Project

History of Monticello College, a two-year school for women.

Joe Newton - IHSA

Legendary York High School cross country & track coach discusses his career.

Eddy Nicklaus - Gulf War

Marine infantryman during the Vietnam War, and an Army transportation NCO during the 1991 Iraq War

Eddy Nicklaus - Vietnam War

Army National Guardsman who served with a transportation company during the 1991 Iraq War

Stanley Nikulski - Korean War

Infantryman during tumultuous first year of Korean War

Anne Noble - Public School Funding

A broker's view of the Illinois County School Facilities Tax.

Dr. Rene Noppe - Pension Crisis in Illinois

Retired school superintendent, author and frequent speaker on IL pension crisis

Felicia Norwood - Governor Jim Edgar Project

Executive assistant for Edgar on Human Services issues from 1991 to 1994

James Nowlan - General Interest

Former representative and lifelong student of Illinois politics shares his views on the state's future

Jim Nowlan - Pension Crisis in Illinois

Former representative and lifelong student of Illinois politics shares his views on the state's future

Jim Nowlan - Legislators Project

Former representative and lifelong student of Illinois politics shares his views on the state's future

Jeanette Nuckolls - IHSA

High School principal's experiences with the IHSA.

Jim O'Boye - IHSA

Broadcasting sporting events & championships for the IHSA.

James Paul O'Connell - Community College Project

Morton College administrator discusses the school's long history.

Dr. Philip R. O'Connor - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Trusted political strategist and chair of IL Commerce Commission for Gov. Thompson

Carole Oglesby - Girls Basketball

First president of the Assn for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women in 1971-72.

Nick Osborne - School District Reorganization

Career educator discusses challenges faced with school reorganizations.

Joanne Osmond - School District Reorganization

Lake County businesswoman's involvement with local school boards.

Dr. John Palan - School District Reorganization

Superintendent of Grant Park Community Unit School District #6.

Don Palmer - World War II

Sailor prepping beaches for amphibious landings

Dr. Priscilla Palmer - Delta Sigma Theta

Charter member of Springfield Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter & Testing Specialist at Richland Community College

Dr. Sally Pancrazio - Educational Reform Act 1985

IL Department of Education official discusses implementation of 1985 Educational Reform Act.

Sally Pancrazio - ERA Fight in Illinois

Active supporter of ERA in Illinois from 1972 through 2018

Kay Pangle - School District Reorganization

A regional superintendent's views on school reorganizations & consolidations.

Jean Pankonin - Girls Basketball

Former faculty member and women's sports coach at Illinois State University.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki - People of Faith

Roman Catholic Bishop for the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois.

Doug Parrett - Modern Era

University of Illinois faculty teaching Animal Sciences

Marjorie Pasley - World War II

English girl who's parents evacuated her to the country during World War II

Jason Patera - Alternatives in Education

Executive Director of the Chicago Academy for the Arts.

Dr. James Paul - Community College Project

Dr. Jim Paul taught at Kankakee Community College from 1972-2006 and discusses the school's history.

George Pempek - Korean War

Saw action with the 5th in the Pusan Perimeter

Taylor Pensoneau - Governor Jim Edgar Project

Journalist and author reporting on the Illinois Political Scene

Taylor Pensoneau - Journalists View

Journalist and author reporting on the Illinois Political Scene

Taylor Pensoneau - Governor Dan Walker Project

Journalist and author reporting on the Illinois Political Scene

Taylor Pensoneau - General Interest

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter's experiences during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago

Taylor Pensoneau - Obama in Illinois

Journalist and author reporting on the Illinois political scene

Ann Penstone - Girls Basketball

Girl’s head basketball coach for Buffalo Grove High School and John Hersey High School in Illinois.

Dr. John Perkins - Educational Reform Act 1985

Former Educational Service Center director discusses impact of 1985 Educational Reform Act.

Dr. Leon Perley - Community College Project

Former president of Illinois Central Colleges discusses the school's history during his tenure.

Laurent Pernot - Community College Project

Vice Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago discusses the city's community colleges.

James Perry - Korean War

Army officer veteran of World War II & the harrowing first year of the Korean War

James F. Jr. Perry - Vietnam War

A Field Artillery lieutenant assigned to a searchlight unit in 1968-69.

Howard Peters - Governor Jim Edgar Project

Director of the Dept of Corrections and Secretary of Human Services

Thien Khoc Pham - Vietnam War

Former Vietnamese officer's long struggle to flee Vietnam after the war

Thien Khoc Pham - Immigrant Stories

Former Vietnamese officer's long struggle to flee Vietnam after the war.

James 'Pate' Philip - Obama in Illinois

Leader of IL Senate Republicans during 1980s thru 2002

Senator James 'Pate' Philip - Legislators Project

Leader of IL Senate Republicans during 1980s thru 2002.

Dr. William Phillips - School District Reorganization

Dr. William Phillips has conducted over 40 reorganization studies for school districts in Illinois.

Marcus Phillips - War On Terror

Army National Guard helicopter mechanic serving in Afghanistan

Sasha Phillips - War On Terror

Army National Guard aircraft mechanic who served in Afghanistan in 2009-2010

Webster Phillips - World War II

His unit landed at Omaha beach just days after the D-Day invasion

William H. 'Bill" Phillips - Vietnam War

Army medic with the 4th Infantry Division in 1970

Rich Piatchek - IHSA

High School athletic director discusses role of IHSA in Illinois sports.

Lawrence Pickett - War On Terror

Served in Iraq during Desert Shield-Desert Storm in 1990-1991

William Pieper - IHSA

Monmouth High School coach for championship winning golf teams.

David Pierce - Community College Project

A career as a senior administrator in American community colleges.

Dr. Max Pierson - School District Reorganization

Career educator discusses a variety of issues pertaining to school reorganization.

Henry Pillard - Community College Project

Joliet Junior College administrator discusses the school's early history.

Robert S. Pinkerton - Pension Crisis in Illinois

Past President of the IL Retired Teachers Association gives his views on the pension crisis



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