This week on Route 150by Celeste Quinn (Editor, WILL Connect)
on Jun 13, 2011
After visiting community kitchens and state parks last week, we're back on the road with stops in Farmer City, Mansfield, Urbana, and McLean County.
First up: Sean Powers takes the wheel and we pull into the Farmer City Raceway where people are engaged in a decades-long tradition of weekend races. Sean's report airs June 13th on "Morning Edition" and June 14th on "The Afternoon Magazine."
Next WILL's Jim Meadows and Pam Dempsey of CU-CitizenAccess look into the difficulties some area residents face finding quality food. They report on the concept of food deserts. They're areas where a lack of nearby full-service supermarkets makes it tough for people with low incomes to put healthful foods on the table.
Our last stop this week is McLean County where we're in search of all things alpaca. Did you know McLean County is home to no fewer than three alpaca farms? The long, silky, soft alpaca fiber is highly prized, and the people who raise these natives of South America are quite taken with their personalities. Jeff Bossert is our guide on this trip. Listen to his report Friday on "Morning Edition" and "The Afternoon Magazine."
Of course, you can listen to these stories and look at the photos and slideshows that are part of the project whenever you'd like here on WILL Connect. We'll be making more stops along Route 150 as June continues. So, there are more stories to come. Thanks for riding along.
If you'd like to learn more about CU-CitizenAccess.org, take a look at the organization's website. Visit CU-CitizenAccess