History http://peoriapublicradio.org en Wilhelm brings Wyatt Earp to the Apollo stage http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/wilhelm-brings-wyatt-earp-apollo-stage <p>This week, we're talking with Jim Wilhelm. The host of "Illinois Adventures" on WTVP will portray Wyatt Earp in a new one-man show, “Wyatt Earp: The Other Side.” Earp was raised in Monmouth, and spent an eventful year in Peoria in his twenties, long before the fateful shootout at the OK Corral. Wilhelm talks about what inspired the production, and what to expect from the show. Performances are Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Apollo Theatre in Peoria.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:55:32 +0000 Nathan Irwin 26998 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Wilhelm brings Wyatt Earp to the Apollo stage Mother Jones Monument to get upgrades http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/mother-jones-monument-get-upgrades <div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A labor group hopes that efforts to upgrade a nearly 80-year old monument in downstate Illinois will also bring a history lesson to new generations. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:25:38 +0000 Jeff Bossert 24979 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Mother Jones Monument to get upgrades Governor campaign could become most expensive in history http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-campaign-could-become-most-expensive-history <div>With the outcome of the primary election settled, Illinois politicians are turning their attention to November. The campaign for governor could become the most expensive race in the state's history.</div><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:05:24 +0000 Patrick Smith 20500 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Governor campaign could become most expensive in history Out and About - July 5, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-july-5-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with Kristan McKinsey from the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Their exhibit, "Ansel Adams: Western Exposure" includes more than 120 of Adams' photographs, including many which have rarely been publicly displayed. Other items in the exhibit include drawings, camera equipment&nbsp;and Adams' personal items. The exhibit has been curated by daughter-in-law, Jeanne Adams. It continues through September 22nd. Also on display at the museum is "Lincoln: Self-Made in America," which chronicles Lincoln's early life, political career, Presidency and assassination. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 8313 at http://peoriapublicradio.org