Kankakee Public Library Podcasts

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Sinopsis

The Kankakee Public Library features a periodic Podcast from the Library featuring programs with famous authors and local newsmakers.

Episodios

  • 2015 Kankakee Black History Celebration of Education

    2015 Kankakee Black History Celebration of Education

    25/02/2015 Duración: 27min

    The 2015 City of Kankakee Black History Celebration of Education welcomed keynote speaker Roger Powell Jr. Mr. Powell was a standout University of Illinois basketball player and is currently assistant men's basketball coach at Valparaiso University.

  • 2015 Kankakee Aldermanic Primary Candidates Forum

    2015 Kankakee Aldermanic Primary Candidates Forum

    11/02/2015 Duración: 01h26min

    The 2015 City of Kankakee Black History Celebration of Education welcomed keynote speaker Roger Powell Jr. Mr. Powell was a standout University of Illinois basketball player and is currently assistant men's basketball coach at Valparaiso University.

  • Mysterious Monster of Illinois

    Mysterious Monster of Illinois

    24/10/2014 Duración: 50min

    Cryptozoologist Terry Fisk talks about the many Illinois reports of strange creature sightings, some of non-native animals such as kangaroos and lions, others of supernatural beings such as phantoms and vampires. Fisk will share illustrations, case histories, and eyewitness accounts while speaking about cases that he has personally investigated.

  • Kankakee County Executive Town Hall Meeting

    Kankakee County Executive Town Hall Meeting

    24/10/2014 Duración: 01h09s

    A town hall meeting was held to discuss the proposed changing of Kankakee County to an executive form of government. This program is sponsored by the Kankakee County chapter of the NAACP.

  • Illinois State Representative Candidates Forum 2014

    Illinois State Representative Candidates' Forum 2014

    24/10/2014 Duración: 01h06min

    State Representative Kate Cloonen discusses issues with Glenn Nixon, her challenger for the 79th Illinois Representative district. This program is sponsored by the Kankakee County chapter of the NAACP.

  • Kankakee County Public Safety Sales Tax Town Hall Meeting

    Kankakee County Public Safety Sales Tax Town Hall Meeting

    15/10/2014 Duración: 59min

    Kankakee County Board Chairman Mike Bossert and County Board Member Andy Wheeler hosted this informational town meeting concerning the proposed public safety sales tax increase to be on the November 4, 2014 ballet. Bossert and Wheeler took questions from the audience about the potential impact of passing or not passing the tax increase referendum. Representatives of the probation and sheriff's department also participated. A short information video was shown.

  • Little Known Essentials: 10 Ways to Supercharge your Genealogy

    Little Known Essentials: 10 Ways to Supercharge your Genealogy

    07/10/2014 Duración: 01h24min

    Peterson-Maass explores ten genealogical concepts that are essential to success in many genealogical endeavors. She discusses the importance of knowing and using accredited research and process methods. Valuable tips are given.

  • A World Gone Mad: World War I

    A World Gone Mad: World War I

    03/10/2014 Duración: 01h26min

    Historian Jim Gibbons takes listeners through the first of two of the most catastrophic wars in history, World War I, which started on July 28, 1914. Gibbons highlights significant events that thrust the United States into this unwanted war.

  • The Wizard of Oz FAQ: All Thats Left to Know About Life According to OZ

    The Wizard of Oz FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Life According to OZ

    24/09/2014 Duración: 01h29min

    Author David J. Hogan celebrates 75 years of The Wizard of Oz by discussing his book "The Wizard of Oz FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Life According to OZ." Explore everything there is to know about the 1939 musical fantasy that has become a classic of American cinema. Hogan talks about the production and meaning of the timeless movie.

  • Kankakee Housing Summit, pt. 4: Moving Kankakee Forward

    Kankakee Housing Summit, pt. 4: Moving Kankakee Forward

    19/09/2014 Duración: 54min

    On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the City of Kankakee hosted a multipart panel discussion to explore the problems of housing in the city. The theme of part four was "Moving Kankakee Forward". Panel members John Gruhn of Farmers Bank of Danforth, Carl Brown, Kankakee 7th ward alderman, Kankakee Mayor Nina Epstein, Kari Nugent of Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley, Scott Snavely of Midland State Bank, Amy LaFine, of Presence St. Mary's Hospital, Sylvia Barajas of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Dr. Genevra Walters, Superintendant of Kankakee School District 111, and Chris Curtis, realtor and Kankakee 6th ward alderman.

  • Kankakee Housing Summit, pt. 3: Keynote Speaker Carol Naughton

    Kankakee Housing Summit, pt. 3: Keynote Speaker Carol Naughton

    19/09/2014 Duración: 50min

    On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the City of Kankakee hosted a multipart panel discussion to explore the problems of housing in the city. Part three includes the keynote speech by Carol Naughton of Purpose Built Communities.

  • Kankakee Housing Summit, pt. 2: Kankakee Today

    Kankakee Housing Summit, pt. 2: Kankakee Today

    19/09/2014 Duración: 44min

    On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the City of Kankakee hosted a multipart panel discussion to explore the problems of housing in the city. The theme of part two was "Kankakee Today". Panel members were Mark Enns, a Kankakee area contractor, Fred Tedder, Kankakee 7th ward alderman, Matt Olszewski of Peoples Bank of Kankakee County, and Lisa Sanford of Speckman Realty.

  • Kankakee Housing Summit, pt. 1: Looking to Other Communities for Ideas and Inspiration

    Kankakee Housing Summit, pt. 1: Looking to Other Communities for Ideas and Inspiration

    19/09/2014 Duración: 01h15s

    On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the City of Kankakee hosted a multipart panel discussion to explore the problems of housing in the city. The theme of part one was "Looking to Other Communities for Ideas and Inspiration". Panel members were Brian Hollenback of the Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation, Nick Brunick of Brunick, Applegate and Thorne-Thomsen, Dr. Don Daake of Olivet Nazarene University, and Mayor Nina Epstein of the City of Kankakee.

  • Kankakee Chronic Nuisance Abatement Meeting

    Kankakee Chronic Nuisance Abatement Meeting

    07/07/2014 Duración: 01h05min

    The City of Kankakee sponsored a nuisance ordinance information meeting on Thursday, July 3, 2014. The panel included Cliff Cross, Kankakee City Planner and Code Official; Larry Regnier, Chief of the Kankakee Police Department; and L. Patrick Power, Kankakee Assistant City Attorney. Mike O'Brien of HomeStar Bank hosted the program. Topics included a detailed explanation of the city's nuisance ordinance, when to call the police and issues surrounding the abandoned properties in Kankakee. Documents distributed at the event are available in PDF format at the bottom of this page

  • Retired McDonalds CMO Bill Lamar

    Retired McDonalds CMO Bill Lamar

    18/03/2014 Duración: 23min

    At the 2014 Black History Celebration of Education, the City of Kankakee celebrated the life and work of former McDonald's CMO Willam Lamar. As a business and marketing strategist and public motivator, Lamar helped introduce Americans to Premium Chicken Sandwiches, McGriddles, Snack Wraps, and the Dollar Menu. He helped increase McDonald's market share in the US and spearheaded the "I'm Lovin' It" advertising campaign.

  • Jennifer OToole: Asperkids

    Jennifer O'Toole: "Asperkids"

    20/11/2013 Duración: 01h37min

    As a mother of children with Asperger's, the wife of a husband with Asperger's, and an adult who has been diagnosed with Asperger's herself, O'Toole speaks with a unique perspective on the condition. She has been lauded as an authority on Asperger's Syndrome children, earning such distinctions as the 2012 Temple Grandin Award. Her books focus on ways to understand Asperger's Syndrome children and foster their growth in society. This event is sponsored by Kankakee Valley Autism.

  • Susan Fox Little Women of Baghlan

    Susan Fox "Little Women of Baghlan"

    20/11/2013 Duración: 30min

    Susan Fox's new book Little Women of Baghlan focuses on the journals of Jo Carter during her time in Afghanistan. Taking place in 1968 as the Peace Corps attempted to found a nursing hospital for girls in Kabul, this book opens a window into a long-lost age of the once-developing nation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kankakee Public Library.

  • The Affordable Healthcare Act Forum

    The Affordable Healthcare Act Forum

    18/10/2013 Duración: 01h02min

    "The Affordable Healthcare Act Forum" was sponsored by the Office of Representative Robin Kelley and the Kankakee Public Library. Featured speakers are Illinois Second District Representative Robin Kelly, Tiffany Hill of the Illinois Healthcare Marketplace, and Elizabeth Lively Vice President at Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. The speakers describe the technicalities of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare.)

  • Surviving Heartbreak Valley With Linda Fay Walls

    Surviving Heartbreak Valley With Linda Fay Walls

    18/10/2013 Duración: 40min

    In 1989, Linda Fay Walls was on her way up: free of an abusive relationship, graduated from college, and ready for a new life. All that changed, however, when her ex-husband lit her house on fire, trapping her four children inside. Nearly 25 years later, she tells her story of carrying on with Surviving Heartbreak Valley. This podcast contains themes and language that may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • The Dollar a Day Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

    The Dollar a Day Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

    18/10/2013 Duración: 01h09min

    In the deep shadow of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt conceived the Civilian Conservation Corps as a way for the nation to get back to work. Join Bill Jamerson as he shares the songs, stories, and history of the boys who reshaped America.

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