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Podcast: Live from a Bunker - Prairie Restoration on Midewin

Volunteers & partners talked about prairie restoration at Midewin - live from a bunker.

Podcast: Midewin Hotshots

Hear Squad Leader Mike Bittner talk with WJOL's Scott Slocum about the Midewin Interagency Hotshot Crew

Podcast: Bison Project Talk with WGN TV

NEWS STORY: Watch the Midewin bison and listen to ecologists talk with WGN about the bison experiment.

Podcast: Talking with WJOL's Scott Slocum about Bringing Back Native Plants

Midewin Prairie Supervisor Wade Spang talked LIVE with WJOL AM Radio Host Scott Slocum

Podcast: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, a wilderness haven in Illinois

Listen to Midewin Prairie Supervisor Wade Spang and Midewin Public Affairs Officer and Public Services Team Leader Veronica Hinke talk live with Rick Kogan After Hours / WGN Radio

Podcast: The Land before Lincoln: Illinois in 1818

Podcast: Midewin Archaeologist, Heritage Program Manager and Tribal Liaison talks with WJOL AM Radio's Scott Slocum about "The Land before Lincoln: Ilinois in 1818"