National Public Radio
After 39 Years, Iowa Inmate Inches Toward Freedom
A convicted murderer praised for maintaining a stellar record during his 39 years behind bars may soon become the rare Iowa inmate to be freed after being sentenced to life in prison.
Oswego Graduate's HBO Documentary Gets an Oscar Nod
He didn't take home a gold statue, but Oswego High School graduate Edgar Barens was among the nominees at Sunday Night's Academy Awards ceremony.
Fox Valley filmmaker favored to bring home Oscar
Aurora's own Maud Powell may have won a Grammy earlier this year, but the international violinist, who died in 1920, wasn't able to enjoy her Lifetime Achievement Award a or the local parties thrown in her honor.
Hospice at the Oscars
If hospice can work in a prison, maybe it can work anywhere. That's the feeling I got after viewing the astoundingly tender Oscar-nominated documentary, Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall .
The Des Moines Register
Roses and Thistles: These graduates earned a degree in compassion
Eleven inmates recently graduated from a training program by Lee County Hospice to work in the prison's hospice unit.