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february 2011 Volume XXXVIII, Number 8 Celebrating radio’s past and future By Kate Dobrovolny, Station Manager Recently, I met a woman whose first words, when she heard that I worked for WILL, were, “I love David Inge’s show. I’m always surprised and intrigued and want to learn more.” David’s show, Focus 580, now called Focus, has been surprising people for 30 years (see page 2). Focus’ anniversary is one of several we’ll mark this year, including NPR’s 40th and WILL-FM’s 70th! NPR was the first national network for public radio stations. Before then, stations like WILL didn’t have the resources to cover distant live events on their own. NPR’s first live program was All Things Considered, which debuted (on both AM 580 and FM 90.9) May 3, 1971. Today, listeners can connect to ATC with podcasts, live streaming, digital radio, Twitter and Facebook as well as WILL Radio. There are some things about public radio, however, that remain constant. According to a Patterns article from 1971, NPR set out to “preserve and transmit the cultural past, but also to encourage and broadcast the work of contemporary artists. Journalistically, it seeks to explore, investigate and interpret issues of national and international import.” Inspiring, informing and educating through fact-based journalism and significant cultural programming are still part of our mission today. Looking ahead, WILL’s strategic plan recognizes the importance of maximizing all of our distribution platforms to be wherever the audience is—on mobile devices, social media, games and online as well as on the radio and TV. That means we have to invest in interactive new media while at the same time upgrading our old radio studio equipment—some of which is older than Focus. The strategic plan also calls for an increased emphasis on community engagement, although serving the community isn’t new. Focus 580 set out to listen to the community 30 years ago, and it has been addressing community concerns ever since. Hunger is one of the topics we’re helping to address. This month, we’ll be conducting a weekend fund drive to raise money for WILL Radio, and we’ll again be partnering with the Common Ground Food Co-op to donate meals for families through the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. With your continuing financial support we can keep on serving the community and surprising the listener.
February Community Cinema Screening:
Me Facing Life
Join Illinois Public Media for a screening and discussion about the independent documentary, Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story [www.itvs.org/ films/me-facing-life]. The Peer Ambassadors and the ACCESS Initiative of Champaign County are our partners for the event. The screening, the second in a monthly series by Illinois Public Media, takes place at 6:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Robeson A & B Rooms at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. The event is free and open to the public. The film explores what led a 16-year-old girl who grew up in a seemingly reasonable home environment to wind up in prison for murder. There was no question that a 43-year-old man was dead and that she killed him. What mystified filmmaker Daniel Birman was just how common violence among youth is, and how rarely we stop to question our assumptions about it. The program airs March 1 on WILL-TV’s Independent Lens. Every month through June, Illinois Public Media will join with the Independent Television Service to sponsor screenings of independent documentaries, followed by discussions facilitated by community groups with an interest in the topic. Grant-funded by the Champaign County Mental Health Board, the Peer Ambassadors are a group of primarily African-American teens (ages 13–18) who are peer mentors and advocates in schools and in the community for youth involved in the juvenile justice and mental health systems. ACCESS Initiative is a community movement to build a system of care for youth who have been impacted by the juvenile justice system or with social, emotional or behavioral challenges. Henry Radcliffe, community engagement producer for Illinois Public Media, said that during the discussion, participants will look at the situation in our own community. “Could our youth fall through the cracks if no one is keeping an eye out for them?” he asked.
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Q & A with David Inge
Do you really read all the books written by the authors you interview? No, I can’t. We’re interviewing too many authors for me to be able to keep up. What I try to do is to spend a couple of hours with each book to get a basic sense of what it is about. I read reviews, read interviews with the authors, and find talks on the Web that people have given about the book. Are you reading several books at once for future interviews? I take it one day at a time. Otherwise I’d lose my mind. I find I try not to look ahead too far because I easily get overwhelmed. Saturday is the only day I don’t think about the show at all. Sunday, I’m preparing for Monday. What keeps you interested after all these years? Every day is different. I have the luxury of doing anything I want to do. If I’m interested in a subject, I’ll try to make it engaging to the listener. I get a chance to learn new things all the time and talk to really interesting people. So it’s the variety and the ever-changing nature of it. That’s also the big challenge of the job. Trying to prepare for each interview is the challenge. It’s like cramming for finals every night.
An interview with
U of I President Hogan WILL’s David Inge first interviewed University of Illinois President Michael Hogan several days after he took office in July 2010. Now that the president has spent seven months on the job, David will talk to him again to discuss some of the top issues on campus, and give listeners and viewers direct access to the president through 2 PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2011
Why has Focus kept the long-form interview? We like it because it really gives you an opportunity to have a conversation in depth. Surprisingly, if you are having a good conversation, if the guest is really excited and I find the subject really interesting, an hour can go like “that” (snaps fingers). I like the idea that you can have a relaxed but indepth conversation about something. Who are some of the most famous people you’ve interviewed? Some of the names we’ve run across in looking through the old audiocassettes are Noam Chomsky, Tom Paxton, Randy Shilts, Jeremy Rifkin, Peter Arnett, Newton Minow, Andrei Codrescu, Tom Hayden, Jean Auel, Andrew Young and Harold Kushner. Do you apply what you learn from your regular guests about home repair, medicine, cooking, etc. in your daily life? I have tried to pay attention to my gutters. I know that most of the water that ends up in people’s basements comes from their roofs. Why are you re-airing old programs for the 30th anniversary? I think they will give us a perspective on issues that we’re still wrestling with after all this time. I’ve been going through the tapes and I can see that issues that we dealt with then are still with us: global climate change, how technology changes the way we live, race relations, how to influence what government does.
phone calls during the show. You can also email your questions before the show to firstname.lastname@example.org. The interview will air at 9 pm Wednesday, Feb. 2, on WILL-TV and WILL-AM, with live video and audio online at will.illinois.edu. “I’m sure we’ll talk about the continuing fiscal crisis in the state of Illinois and what that means for the U of I,” David said. “We’ll probably discuss his proposed restructuring of the administration,
30 years of
Photo: Darrell Hoemann, The News-Gazette
insightful interviews on Focus
o celebrate the 30th anniversary of WILL-AM’s Focus in February, host David Inge and producer Harriet Williamson are sifting through what they call the “deep archives” to find some of the best interviews from years past.
They’ll air the archived interviews at 11:06 am on Friday, Feb. 12, and Friday, Feb. 26, and every second and fourth Friday for the rest of 2011.
David Inge in brief First job at WILL: classical music announcer Years as Focus host: 29½
“These old interviews are on audiocassette, and they’re not available on the Web. They haven’t been heard in many years,” said David. “On each of these Fridays, we’ll air portions of several interviews that are complementary or on a similar topic.” We’d also appreciate your comments about what listening to Focus 580, now called Focus, has meant to you over the years or about your favorite Focus interviews or guests. We’ll print some of the comments in future issues of Patterns during 2011. Share your comments online at will. illinois.edu/focus or email your comments to will-talk@ illinois.edu.
Number of Focus interviews conducted: more than 12,000 Favorite interview topics: psychology, sociology, history Least-comfortable topics: economics, hard science Dream guest (living): Eric Clapton Dream guest (dead): Mark Twain Interviewers he admires: Robert MacNeil, Jim Lehrer, Bill Moyers, Brian Lamb Most challenging guests: shy or nervous people Biggest annoyance: bad phone connections
Photo: Michael Owen Thomas
and some of the recommendations of the Stewarding Excellence committees such as closing the Police Training Institute and aviation program.” Campus safety and academic freedom for faculty are other issues that may come up, David said.
Favorite personal reading: science fiction, mysteries Cover photo: L. Brian Stauffer, U of I News Bureau
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weekdays WILL-FM 90.9 and HD1 106.5 in Danville
6 am NPR Morning Edition with Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep and Jim Meadows
9 am Classic Mornings with Vic Di Geronimo Join Vic for music and companionship and make each morning a classic morning!
s Sarah Coburn (7 pm 2/28)
Noon Live and Local with Kevin Kelly Kevin’s get-together features music and a daily serving of news about, and interviews with, area musicmakers, plus a calendar of regional music events.
1 pm Afternoon Classics Julie Amacher, Lynn Warfel and Mindy Ratner keep you company throughout the afternoon. Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac is at 1:01. NPR News Headlines at 3:01.
5 pm NPR All Things Considered with Robert Siegel, Melissa Block and Michele Norris
7 pm The Evening Concert Great orchestras from the great concert venues.
Monday: New Jersey Symphony 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28
Rossen Milanov, cond; Arabella Steinbacher, violin GLAZUNOV; PROKOFIEV; RACHMANINOFF; BRAHMS SPECIAL: A Prairie Valentine. See article page 6. Kristjan Jarvi, cond; Mikhail Simonyan, violin DEBUSSY; MILHAUD; SAINT-SAENS; RAVEL; TCHAIKOVSKY Jacques Lacomb, cond; Sarah Coburn, soprano; Vale Rideout, tenor DEBUSSY; JANACEK; ORFF; HINDEMITH; STRAVINSKY
Tuesday: Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22
Paavo Jarvi, cond NIELSEN; SHOSTAKOVICH Michael Tilson Thomas, cond COPLAND; STRAVINSKY Antonio Pappano, cond; Jonathan Biss, piano, Hannah Chang, cello MOZART; BEETHOVEN; MENDELSSOHN; SHOSTAKOVICH Lorin Maazel, cond BRAHMS; BARTOK; PROKOFIEV
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s Mikhail Simonyan (7 pm 2/21)
Wednesday: Chicago Chamber Musicians/Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2/2 2/9 2/16
Joseph Genualdi, violin: MOZART; BRAHMS Ida Kavafian, violin: BACH; DVORAK Joseph Genualdi, violin: MENDELSSOHN; SCHUMANN Anne-Marie McDermott, piano: MENDELSSOHN; STRAVINSKY; MOZART Jasmine Lin, violin: an all-TCHAIKOVSKY program Marji Danilow, double bass: VIVALDI; SCHUBERT
Chicago Chamber Musicians 2/23
Joseph Genualdi, violin: BEETHOVEN; NIELSEN Gail Williams, horn: SCHEIDT; BRAHMS; WAGNER
Thursday: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 2/3
2/10 2/17 2/24
Edo de Waart, cond; Joyce Yang, piano WININSKY; RACHMANINOFF; CHOPIN arr. LISZT; RACHMANINOFF Edo de Waart, cond; Kiri Deonarine, soprano GABRIELI; FAURE; BEETHOVEN: 9th Symphony Edo de Waart, cond; Ingrid Fliter, piano; Theodore Soluri, bassoon SALONEN; MOZART; WAGNER; MOZART Edo de Waart, cond; Vadim Repin, violin BEETHOVEN; ROUSSEL; BEETHOVEN
Friday: Prairie Performances 2/4
2/11 2/18 2/25
Illinois Symphony (9/24/10 & 9/25/10) Karen Lynne Deal, cond Boldly Beautiful Soovin Kim, violin All-TCHAIKOVSKY program Sinfonia da Camera (11/5/10) Extraordinary Voices Ricardo Herrera, baritone; U of I Chorale and Oratorio Society SCHUMAN; SCHUMANN TBA Millikin-Decatur Symphony Michael Luxner, cond Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Wendy Warner, cello; WEBER; BRAHMS; DVORAK
9 pm Night Music Gillian Martin, Bob Christiansen, Ward Jacobson, Scott Blankenship or John Zech keep you company through the night and into the morning. NPR News Headlines at 9:01.
saturdays & sundays
s Susan Graham (noon, 2/26) s Barbara Frittoli (noon, 2/5)
s James Maddalena (noon, 2/12)
7 am NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon
9 am Classics By Request John Frayne plays requests for two hours at this time each Saturday. Submit requests at classreq@illinois. edu or 217-265-5084. Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac at 9:01.
11 am Classics of the Phonograph John Frayne’s weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century. 2/5 Famous Black Composers and Artists 2/12 Young Alfred Brendel: The Vox Years 2/19 Stokowski the Arranger: A Recent Revival? 2/26 Conductors as Composers: Furtwaengler, Dorati, Previn
Noon Afternoon at the Opera
Live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. 2/5 SIMON BOCCANEGRA (Verdi). James Levine, cond, with Dimitri Hvorostovsky, Barbara Frittoli and Ramon Vargas. 2/12 NIXON IN CHINA (Adams). John Adams, cond, with James Maddalena, Robert Brubaker and Janis Kelly. 2/19 DON PASQUALE (Donizetti). James Levine, cond, with John Del Carlo, Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani. 2/26 IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE (Gluck). Patrick Summers, cond, with Susan Graham, Placido Domingo and Paul Groves.
4 pm NPR All Things Considered 5 pm A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor and friends present music, skits, and the latest news from Lake Wobegon. [Also Sundays at 2 pm]
7 pm Classics All Night
s Placido Domingo (noon, 2/26)
sundays 7 am NPR Weekend Edition with Liane Hansen
9 am Sunday Baroque Suzanne Bona provides relaxing early music by the likes of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac at 9:01.
1 pm From the Top A live performance program featuring America’s best young classical musicians, hosted by pianist Christopher O’Riley.
2 pm A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor and friends present music, skits and the latest news from Lake Wobegon.
4 pm NPR All Things Considered 5 pm Classical Music Mindy Ratner and Valerie Kahler are your hosts. NPR News Headlines at 7:01.
10 pm Harmonia Angela Mariani presents Baroque and early music. NPR News Headlines at 10:01.
11 pm The Romantic Hours Music, poetry and romance with Mona Golabek.
midnight Classical Music Scott Blankenship and John Zech are your hosts throughout the night and into the morning.
Bob Christiansen and Scott Blankenship keep you company Saturday night and into Sunday morning. NPR News Headlines at 7:01 and 10:01. PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2011 5
101.1 and 90.9 HD2
6-9 am Classical Music
7-9 am Classical Music
9 am-noon Classic Mornings with Vic Di Geronimo
9-11 am Classics by Request
Join Vic for music and companionship and make each morning a classic morning!
Noon-1 pm Live and Local with Kevin Kelly Kevin’s get-together features music and a daily serving of news about, and interviews with, area musicmakers, plus a calendar of regional music events.
1 pm - overnight Classical Music/Friday: Prairie Performances 7-9 pm
John Frayne plays requests at this time each Saturday. Submit requests at email@example.com or 217-265-5084.
11 am-Noon Classics of the Phonograph John Frayne’s weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century. See page 5 for listings.
Noon-overnight Classical Music
sundays all day Classical Music
Roger Cooper presents
A Prairie Valentine New for 2011, it’s a Valentine’s Day two-part special from WILL-FM! “For years, we’ve presented romantic music on this special holiday, so it’s only right that we continue the tradition with a new way to involve our listeners,” said Roger Cooper, the program’s producer and Prairie Performances host.
alentine with Roger Cooper
From 7-9 pm Monday, Feb. 14, Roger will host a live music request and dedication show, offering incurable romantics throughout our listening area the perfect opportunity to honor those special people in their lives. Request a romantic classical favorite and a dedication by emailing Roger at willamfm@ illinois.edu or calling 217-333-7300 during business hours and before 5 pm Monday, Feb. 7.
Then from 9-11 pm that evening, don’t miss Roger’s musical tribute to amour, woven from the best of Prairie Performances archives over the years. “I hope that everyone will enjoy the many ways that Illinois musicians have given new expression to the feelings of the heart,” Roger said. Support for A Prairie Valentine is provided, in part, by Pekara Bistro and Bakery. 6 PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2011
FM 90.9 HD3
AM 580 Listener Comments: 217-333-0853 / firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC Overnight Continued
City Club Forum
Monday–Friday NPR Morning Edition with Jim Meadows
NPR Weekend Edition
BBC World Briefing
Focus with David Inge NPR News 10:01/11:01
Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me
State Week in Review
The Afternoon Magazine with Celeste Quinn NPR News 12:01
Travel with Rick Steves
This American Life
The Closing Market Report NPR News 2:01
The Midnight Special
BBC Business Daily
The World All Things Considered with Jeff Bossert
NPR Weekend Edition
On the Media
Media Matters with Bob McChesney The Tavis Smiley Show
Wait Wait ...
NPR All Things Considered
All Things Considered
The People’s Pharmacy
Keepin’ the Faith with Steve Shoemaker
This American Life
Living on Earth
BBC World Service
To the Best of Our Knowledge
World Vision Report
On Point Special 2/2, 9-10 pm Focus: A Conversation with U of I President Michael Hogan
New Letters on the Air
BBC World Service
BBC World Service
BBC World Service
Bold Listing = National/International News
2/2 Cooking 2/8 Lawn & Garden Care 2/9 Nutrition 2/18 Personal Finance 2/21 Home Care
Focus monthly guests
2/3 Computers 2/4 Dog Behavior & Care 2/14 Family Medicine
Weather Monday-Friday Weather Forecast: 5:33, 6:33, 7:33, 8:33 am; 12:35, 4:33, 5:33 pm Saturday and Sunday Occasional updates
Agriculture Dave Dickey, agriculture director; Todd Gleason, host, Closing Market Report & Commodity Week
Pre-Opening Market Report: 8:49 am; Opening Market Report: 9:49 am; Market Update: 10:58 and 11:58 am; Ag and Stock Market Report: 12:55 pm; Settlements: 1:58 pm; Closing Market Report: 2:06 pm. To listen to archived ag reports, sign up for the Illinois Public Media Ag E-newsletter, or download our agricultural podcasts, visit www.willag.org. Call 217-333-3434 for market analysis, updated at 9:15 am and 3:15 pm daily.
Illinois Public Media News Tom Rogers, news and public affairs director
The news from Illinois Public Media’s award-winning staff of reporters — Tom Rogers, Jim Meadows, Jeff Bossert and Sean Powers—can be heard during Morning Edition, The Afternoon Magazine and All Things Considered. PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2011 7
(midnight-2 am; 6-8 am; noon-2 pm; 6-8 pm) Sun and Wed: Cook’s Country; Lidia’s Italy; Joann Weir’s Cooking Class; New Scandinavian Cooking/New Scandinavian Cooking with Andreas Viestad (begins 2/20) Mon and Fri: Simply Ming; Lidia’s Italy; Ciao Italia; Caprial and John’s Kitchen Tue and Thur: Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth; Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way/Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (begins 2/8); Martin Yan’s Hidden China; Avec Eric
(2-3 am; 8-9 am; 2-3 pm; 8-9 pm) Sun and Wed: Rick Steves Europe/Globe Trekker (begins 2/10); Travelscope Mon and Fri: Rick Steves Europe/Globe Trekker (begins 2/10); Open Road Tue and Thu: Rick Steves Europe/Globe Trekker (begins 2/10); Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions/Globe Trekker (begins 2/10)
(3-5 am; 9-11 am; 3-5 pm; 9-11 pm) Mon and Fri: Garden Smart/Garden Home (F); This Old House; Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac; Paint, Crafting at the Spotted Canary Tue and Thu: Victory Garden; Woodwright’s Shop; Woodsmith Shop; Glass with Vicki Payne/Winemakers (begins 2/17) Wed and Sun: Garden Smart/Garden Home (S); Ask This Old House; For Your Home; Katie Brown Workshop
Primetime Schedule Monday-Friday
9:00 PBS NewsHour 10:00 Nightly Business Report 10:30 Journal
7:00 Wolves in Paradise (2/28) 8:00 Nature 11:00 America’s Black Patriots (2/7, 2/14); Global Voices (2/21); Bear Island (2/28)
7:00 American Experience: Greely Expedition (2/1) 8:00 Alaska’s Brooks Range (2/1); Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime (2/8); Kalb Report (2/22) 8:30 First Face: The Buck Starts Here (2/15) 11:00 Masters of the Arctic Ice (2/1); American Experience: Reagan (2/8, 2/15); Jimmy Carter (2/22)
7:00 Independent Lens 8:00 Frontline (2/9, 2/16, 2/23) 8:30 Alma’s Jazzy Marriage (2/2) 11:00 Afropop (2/2, 2/9); The Doha Debates (2/16); Kalb Report (2/23)
7:00 NOVA ScienceNow 8:00 NOVA 11:00 NOVA ScienceNow; Phoenix Mars Mission (2/24)
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Arts and Crafts
(5-6 am; 11-noon; 5-6 pm; 11-midnight) Sun and Wed: Knit and Crochet Now; Passport and Palette/Grand View (begins 2/20) Mon and Fri: Martha’s Sewing Room; Donna Dewberry Show Tue and Thu: Scheewe Art Workshop; Best of the Joy of Painting
Saturday Marathons in February
A six-hour block of themed programming Feb. 5: Big Game Snack Attack With Superbowl Sunday just one day away, it’s time to plan the snacks for your fellow sports fans. Feb. 12: Be My Valentine Our Create cupids—Katie Brown, Julia Child and Burt Wolf—will show you how to make Feb. 14 an unforgettable day! Feb. 19: African Roots Learn about the vast continent of Africa, including its history, wines and influences on foods worldwide. Feb. 26: Island Hoppin’ On today’s journey, travel to the islands of Maui, Hawaii, Oahu and Kauai as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, New Zealand, Fiji and Guam.
See the full Create and World schedules at will.illinois.edu
8:00 Pioneers of Television (2/4, 2/11); Global Voices (2/18); 8:30 Baseball in Sacramento (2/25) 11:00 Baseball
7:00 Ten Sisters (2/5); Boyfriends (2/12); POV (2/19, 2/26) 8:00 POV (2/5); Global Voices (2/12, 2/19) 8:30 Global Voices (2/19); POV (2/26) 9:30 September’s Children (2/5); Independent Lens (2/12) 10:00 Global Voices (2/19); Where Do the Children Play? (2/26) 10:30 Alma’s Jazzy Marriage (2/5) 11:00 The Orphan Trains (2/5); Going on 13 (2/12); Independent Lens (2/19); Global Voices (2/26)
7:00 Washington Week 7:30 McLaughlin Group 8:00 Need to Know 9:00 Global Voices 10:00 Come Walk in My Shoes (2/6); Clinton 12 (2/13); Colorblind (2/20); Fall of Mass Resistance (2/27) 11:00 Washington Week 11:30 McLaughlin Group
David Thiel, Program Director
Monday - Friday
Market to Market (M) Nightly Business Report (T-F)
Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
French in Action
Body Electric (M, W, F) Sit and Be Fit (T, Th)
Between the Lions
The Cat in the Hat Super WHY!
The Cat in the Hat Super WHY!
Thomas & Friends
Bob the Builder
Sid the Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid
6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00
A Place of Our Own Growing a Greener World
Word Girl Woodsmith Shop
10:30 Around the House with Matt
Clifford Curious George The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Sesame Street
and Shari 11:00 Illinois Gardener
Barney & Friends
11:30 Victory Garden
Market to Market
The Cat in the Hat
Noon America’s Test Kitchen
The McLaughlin Group
A Place of Our Own
12:30 Cook's Country
eligion + Ethics R Newsweekly* Specials
Martin Yan’s Hidden China
2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00
This Old House Hour
Martha Speaks Arthur WordGirl Wild Kratts Design Squad Nation (F) Electric Company/ Fetch! (F)
Painting and How To Programs
Illinois Adventure Heartland Highways Hometime
2/6 1:00, A Conversation with UI President Michael Hogan 2:00, Illinois Pioneers 2:30, Pioneers of Television 3:30, Masterpiece Classic 2/13 12:30, Great Performances at the Met: Boris Godunov 4:00, Live from Lincoln Center: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 2/20 1:00, Illinois Pioneers 1:30, Masterpiece Classic 3:00, Sherlock Holmes 4:00, Sherlock Holmes 1/27 1:00, Illinois Pioneers 1:30, Masterpiece Classic 3:00, Sherlock Holmes 4:00, Sherlock Holmes
BBC World News
Nightly Business Report
Rick Steves’ Europe
*Great Performances at the Met: Boris Godunov
1:00 pm Sewing M: Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Tu: Sewing with Nancy W: Quilting Arts Th: Martha’s Sewing Room F: Knitting Daily
1:30 pm Painting and How To M: Best of Joy of Painting Tu: Paint This with Jerry Yarnell W: Artist Toolbox Th: B Organic F: Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer
2:00 pm How Tos M: Woodturning Workshop Tu: Wai Lana Yoga W: Garden Smart Th: For Your Home F: Woodwright’s Shop
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WILL-TV february tv features
Photo: Courtesy of ©Joss Barratt/Channel 4 for MASTERPIECE
Any Human Heart coming to Masterpiece Classic Experience William Boyd’s adaptation of his acclaimed 2002 novel about a man—at various times a writer, lover, prisoner of war and spy— making his often precarious way through the 20th century. Masterpiece Classic presents Any Human Heart, starring Matthew MacFadyen, Gillian Anderson, Hayley Atwell, Kim Cattrall and Jim Broadbent, at 8 pm Sundays, Feb. 13, 20 and 27.
Pioneers of Television: Local kids’ programs
A new installment of the Pioneers of Television (7 pm Tuesday, Feb. 8) pays tribute to the shows that shaped the minds of American children, and that gave many performers— including Willard Scott, Ernest Borgnine and William Shatner—their start in TV. Learn more about the early educational programs created in local markets by Stan Freberg, Jim Henson, actor Chuck McCann (originator of New York’s famous Puppet Hotel), Pat McMahon (a star of Phoenix’s Wallace and Lamdo), Nancy Claster (developer of the Baltimore kids’ series Romper Room, the first franchised show in television history) and Larry Harmon, who licensed Bozo the Clown.
Photo: Courtesy of PBS Pioneers of Television
Can venoms also heal?
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Nature’s most destructive and extreme poisons could contain the building blocks for a new generation of advanced drugs to treat heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and cancer. New from NOVA, Venom: Nature’s Killer (8 pm Wednesday, Feb. 23) follows scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet’s most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it back to the lab.
Photo: Courtesy of Nanak Dhingra
Photo: Courtesy of Robert Hughie
Independent Lens presents For Once in My Life An Indian tiger’s tragic story Irish cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson spent over 18 months filming Broken Tail, a charismatic tiger cub in one of India’s best protected tiger reserves, along with his extended family, for Nature’s Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey. But without warning, Broken Tail went on the run through farmland and scrub until he was killed by a train nearly 200 miles from his home. Afterward, Stafford-Johnson retraces the tiger’s path, piecing together the cub’s last days to reveal the fate of the few surviving tigers in India. The program airs at 7 pm Sunday, Feb. 20. Photo: Louise Grubb/The Carter Center
Don’t miss the featured documentary of Illinois Public Media’s film discussion series for January, For Once in My Life, which tells the story of the Spirit of Goodwill Band—28 musicians and singers who all have severe mental and physical disabilities. Through their talent, humor and tenacity, the band members question preconceived notions of what it means to be mentally challenged. The program airs at 9 pm Tuesday, Feb. 1.
New programs from American Experience
American Experience: Jimmy Carter (8 pm Monday, Feb. 21) traces his years from a peanut farm in Plains, Ga., to the Oval Office. The crowning achievement of his one term in office, the Camp David Accords, established a framework for peace in the Middle East and has inspired his life for the past 30 years. During that time, he has struggled to bring peace to war-torn countries, fought for the eradication of life-threatening diseases and dedicated himself to housing America’s poorest citizens. Also new from American Experience (8 pm Monday, Feb. 28) is an in-depth look at the deadly 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that resulted in improved workplace safety laws.
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WILL-TV Friday Night Public Affairs 7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Need to Know
BritCom Saturday Night 8:00 As Time Goes By 8:30 The Old Guys 9:00 Keeping Up Appearances 9:30 Chef! 10:00 Red Green Show 10:30 Doctor Who 11:15 Doctor Who Confidential
1Tuesday 7:00 Pioneers of Television (TV-G) Crime Dramas. The stars and creators of Dragnet, Mannix, Mod Squad, Police Woman, Columbo and The Rockford Files introduce vintage clips and talk about the success of their program genre. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; 4 am Thursday; 1 am Friday; and 2:30 pm Sunday. 8:00 Frontline Post Mortem. Across the country, deaths under suspicious circumstances are often not investigated, largely due to an increasing number of coroners without medical or scientific background, along with a severe shortage of competent forensic pathologists to perform autopsies. Repeated midnight Wednesday; and 1 am Sunday. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) For Once In My Life. See article page 11. Repeated 2 am Thursday; and 2 am Sunday. 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
2Wednesday 7:00 NOVA ScienceNOW (TV-PG) (DVS) How Does The Brain Work? Can new science help us understand how the brain allows us to think, act, feel, behave and process the world around us? Repeated midnight Thursday; 3 am Friday; and 3 am Monday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-G) (DVS) Making Stuff: Cleaner. Host David Pogue shows us new green materials that will build and power the devices of the future, including batteries grown from viruses and plastics made of sugar. Repeated 1 am Thursday; 4 am Friday; and 4 am Monday. 9:00 Focus: A Conversation with U of I President Michael Hogan See article page 2. Repeated 1 pm Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
3Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Illinois Pioneers Streetcars. A look at the history of mass transportation in Champaign. 8:00 Hustle (TV-14) Series 1, Episode 5. Albert and Mickey target a hard-nosed businesswoman in a scam they
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hope will get the cash they need to pay for a colleague’s nursing care. This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 4:30 pm Saturday. Last of the Summer Wine Are You Being Served? Charlie Rose
4 Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See left. 8:30 Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies (TV-PG) Repeated 10 pm Sunday. 9:00 Friday Night Mystery (TV-G) Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House. Three years after Holmes’ death at Reichenbach Falls, Scotland Yard calls Watson in on a murder case. Before long, Watson finds himself face to face with the “deceased” Sherlock Holmes and surrounded by grave danger. Repeated 3 pm 2/20. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
5Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) San Diego, Calif. Part 2 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See above left. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Dave Matthews Band.
6Sunday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Clever Monkeys. Follow the journey as the babies of two different monkey species are reared, revealing how they learn about their society, complex language and emotions—all traits they share with humans. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Special (TV-PG) The Unseen Alistair Cooke. Many knew him as host of PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre, but this special sheds new light on the fascinating personal life of the intensely private Cooke. 9:00 Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime (TV-G) Former White House staffers and advisers, historians, friends and family offer an intimate look at one of the most influential and controversial first ladies in American history, from her days in Hollywood to her recent support of stem cell research. Repeated 1 am Monday; and 3 am Tuesday. 10:00 Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies (TV-PG) Repeated from 8:30 pm Friday. 10:30 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Las Vegas City Guide. 11:30 Woodsongs (TV-G) California Guitar Trio and Patty Larkin.
7Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) San Diego, Calif. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 4 am Wednesday; and 3 am and 7 pm Saturday.
WILL-TV 8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) Reagan: Lifeguard. Part 1 of 2. When he left the White House in 1988, Ronald Reagan was one of the most popular and controversial presidents of the century, favoring lower taxes, less government and anti-communism. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
8Tuesday 7:00 Pioneers of Television (TV-G) Local Kids’ TV. See article page 10. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; 4 am Thursday; and 1 am Friday. 8:00 Frontline Sex Slaves. In this hidden-camera look at the world of sexual slavery, Frontline follows the journey of one man determined to find his trafficked wife, as he poses as a trafficker himself to buy back her freedom. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 3 am Thursday; and 1 am Sunday. 9:00 Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency (TV-G) To commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday in 2009, this WILL-TV documentary explored the critical 23-year period Lincoln spent in central Illinois before becoming President. Repeated 3 pm Saturday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:29 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
9Wednesday 7:00 NOVA ScienceNOW (TV-PG) (DVS) How Smart Are Animals? This program explores how well we understand what’s going on in the brains of non-human animals and asks whether our pets have the same feelings as humans. Repeated midnight Thursday; 2 am Friday; and 3 am Monday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-G) (DVS) Making Stuff: Smarter. A look at the growing number of smart materials that enable a military tanker truck to mend its own bullet holes, an airplane wing to changes shape as it flies and clothing to monitor the heart rate, health and mood of the person wearing it. Repeated 1 am Thursday; 3 am Friday; and 4 am Monday. 9:00 NOVA (TV-G) (DVS) Smartest Machine On Earth. Go inside an IBM lab where a team is working to perfect a computer that rivals the flexibility and power of a human brain in hopes of having the machine compete against human contestants on the TV quiz show Jeopardy. Repeated 4 am Friday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
10Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Illinois Pioneers U of I History. U of I emeritus professor and historian Winton Solberg shares insight into
student life and the university leaders whose names grace streets and campus spaces. 8:00 Hustle Series 1, Episode 6. After Mickey and Danny “sell” one of London’s top tourist attractions to an arrogant new owner, Albert has selected their next mark—a greedy, secret gambler with a weakness for prostitutes. 9:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 4:30 pm Saturday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
11Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:30 Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies (TV-PG) Repeated 9:30 pm Sunday. 9:00 Friday Night Mystery (TV-G) Sherlock Holmes: The Abbey Grange. Something in the dining room of Abbey Grange is nagging Holmes to reconsider what appeared to be a common burglary that resulted in the deaths of the home’s residents. Repeated 4 pm 2/20. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
12Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) San Diego, Calif. Part 3 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Pearl Jam.
13Sunday 12:30 Great Performances at the Met (TV-PG) Boris Godunov. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vladimir Ognovenko, Ekaterina Semenchuk and Rene Pape star in Stephen Wadsworth’s new production of Mussorgsky’s epic spectacle. Valery Gergiev conducts. 4:00 Live from Lincoln Center The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Beethoven and Bronze. 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) The Himalayas. Explore the diversity of habitats and wildlife, including the mysterious snow leopard, in the Himalayan mountains. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Any Human Heart. Part 1 of 3. See article page 10. Repeated 12:30 am Monday; 2:30 am Tuesday; 1:30 am Saturday; and 1:30 pm Sunday. 9:30 Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies (TV-PG) Repeated from 8:30 pm Friday. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Indonesia: Java & Sumatra. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) South Memphis String Band and the Quebe Sisters Band.
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14Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Des Moines, Iowa. Part 1 of 3. Repeated 3 am and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS) Reagan: An American Crusade. Part 2 of 2. When he left the White House in 1988, Ronald Reagan was one of the most popular and controversial presidents of the century, favoring lower taxes, less government and anti-communism. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday. 10:29 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
15Tuesday 7:00 Pioneers of Television (TV-G) Late Night. The stories of Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson and Merv Griffin headline this episode about the formative years of late-night television. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; 4 am Thursday; and 1 am Friday. 8:00 Frontline A Daughter’s Death. A look at one father’s fiveyear battle to disprove the Army’s ruling of his daughter’s suicide, including new truths about how the Army handled the death of one of its own. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 3 am Thursday; and 1 am Sunday.. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) When I Rise. A profile of gifted University of Texas music student Barbara Smith Conrad who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
16Wednesday 7:00 NOVA ScienceNOW (TV-PG) (DVS) Where Did We Come From? Answers to the questions of where the very first living thing on
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Earth came from and whether a simple injection can erase a painful memory. Repeated midnight Thursday; 2 am Friday; and 2 am Monday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-PG) (DVS) Crash of Flight 447. The fatal chain of events in the 2009 crash of an Air France Airbus A330 that claimed 228 lives. Repeated 1 am Thursday; 3 am Friday; and 3 am Monday. 9:00 NOVA (TV-PG) (DVS) The Deadliest Plane Crash. Using survivor interviews and authentic reenactments, this program looks at the collision of two Boeing 747 airliners on the runway at a tiny airport in the Canary Islands. Repeated 4 am Friday; and 4 am Monday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
17Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Illinois Pioneers Presidential Visits to C-U. From John Kennedy to Bill Clinton, visits by U.S. presidents to the Champaign-Urbana community are always memorable. 8:00 Hustle Series 2, Episode 1. The group visits an old-time grifter in prison and plans their next scams. 9:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 4:30 pm Saturday. 9:59 Last of the Summer Wine 10:29 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
18Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:30 Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies (TV-PG) Repeated 9:30 pm Sunday.
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19Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Des Moines, Iowa. Part 1 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel.
20Sunday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey. See article page 11. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Any Human Heart. Part 2 of 3. See article page 10. Repeated midnight Monday; 2 am Tuesday; 1:30 am Saturday; and 1:30 pm Sunday. 9:30 Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies (TV-PG) Repeated from 8:30 pm Friday. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu & Solomon. 11:00 39th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree (TV-G)
21Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Des Moines, Iowa. Part 2 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 3 am and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS) Jimmy Carter. See article page 11. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday.
Listen to Susan the second Wednesday of every month in the 10 a.m. hour on WILL AM, or visit her from 11-1 every Wednesday at Strawberry Fields.
10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
22Tuesday 7:00 Pioneers of Television (TV-G) Sitcoms. This episode focuses on five key sitcoms: I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, Make Room for Daddy, The Andy Griffith Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; 4 am Thursday; and 1 am Friday. 8:00 Frontline Educating Sergeant Pantzke. As troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. government spending on veterans’ education will more than double to $9.5 billion this year, and a growing percentage of this money has been ending up in the pockets of for-profit colleges. Repeated midnight Wednesday; and 3 am Thursday. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) William S. Burroughs: A Man Within. Burroughs explored the outer boundaries of culture and identity in the 1950s. His work was vilified by conservatives and banned by the U.S. government, but emerged to influence artists for generations to come. Repeated 2 am Thursday; and 2 am Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
23Wednesday 7:00 NOVA ScienceNOW (TV-PG) (DVS) What’s The Next Big Thing? A look at the technologies most likely to revolutionize life in the future. Repeated midnight Thursday; 3 am Friday; and 3 am Monday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-PG) (DVS) Venom: Nature’s Killer. See article page 10. Repeated 1 am Thursday; 4 am Friday; and 4 am Monday.
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9:00 Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century (TV-G) The program demonstrates how digital media, games, smart phones and the Internet are fundamentally transforming the way young people communicate, collaborate, participate and learn. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
26Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Des Moines, Iowa. Part 2 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 12:00 Austin City Limits Allen Toussaint.
7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Illinois Pioneers African-American History. See article page 20. 8:00 Hustle Series 2, Episode 2. Albert poses as a priest to hear the confession of a prominent restaurateur with a gangland background. 9:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 4:30 pm Saturday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves. The strategies of these two predators have taken them to the top of Yellowstone, proving again that each species must know its own strengths and limitations. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Any Human Heart. Part 3 of 3. See article page 10. Repeated midnight Monday. 9:30 Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies (TV-PG) Repeated from 8:30 pm Friday. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Nepal. 11:00 39th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree (TV-G)
7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:30 Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies (TV-PG) Repeated 9:30 pm Sunday. 9:00 Friday Night Mystery (TV-G) Sherlock Holmes: The Second Stain. A letter has been stolen from the home of the Secretary for European Affairs and the disappearance of the missive from a foreign potentate threatens Europe with catastrophe. Repeated 4 pm Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
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7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Des Moines, Iowa. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 3 am and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 American Experience (TV-14) Triangle Fire. Discover how workplace safety laws were changed by the March 1911 fire in New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory that claimed the lives of 146 people, most of them young immigrant women and teenagers. 9:00 Alan K. Simpson (TV-PG) A look at the career of U.S. Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), including his work on immigration reform, veteran’s benefits, the federal Clean Air Act and President Obama’s budget reduction efforts.
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s Student producers Katherine Floess (left) and Sheela Gogula with Tim Nugent
WILL’s Uni High project celebrates 15-year anniversary Jeremy Hobson got his start at WILL Radio, first as one of the children creating Treehouse Radio and then producing a 1996 award-winning documentary on Holocaust survivors, along with other programs when he was an Urbana University High School student. Now the host of public radio’s Marketplace Morning Report with an audience of 5 million people, Jeremy came back in December to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Uni-WILL collaboration. He shared his experiences with Uni students, parents, teachers and community members. “It set me on a career path and I’m so grateful,” he said. Hobson said he hopes that Uni High and Illinois Public Media, “two world-class institutions,” can continue to collaborate so that future students will have the potentially life-changing experiences that he had. When he was home visiting family in Urbana recently, he found an audiotape of the documentary he and other students produced about the remembrances of Holocaust survivors. “I couldn’t find a cassette player so I sat in the car and listened to the piece,” he said. “It was as good as I remembered it. And I found that I remembered the stories.” One of the things he learned at WILL Radio was the value of a pause in an audio story. When every second counts, editors too often want to eliminate them to save
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time. “To this day I will push to keep in the pauses and ‘ums’ because I know the impact they can have,” said Jeremy. In the Uni project, now directed by Uni High teacher Janet Morford and Illinois Public Media’s Dave Dickey, students interview community members about a topic or issue, and edit the interviews into an oral history program that airs on WILL-AM. Two student documentaries aired last year, one about the experiences of Asian Americans in Champaign-Urbana and the other about the legacy of Tim Nugent, whose creativity and tenacity enabled thousands of disabled people to graduate from college at the U of I, providing a model that transformed the way colleges around the nation treated disabled students. Nugent was honored at the 15-year celebration, saying he had been impressed by the Uni student interviewers. “These young people asked such strong questions, such insightful questions. I sometimes felt I was on the witness stand,” he said. PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2011 17 PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2011 17
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Broadcast service keeps the blind informed, entertained By Tony Reid, Herald & Review Staff Writer
Dianne “Dee-Dee” Adams (below) loves the voice of the supermarket inserts found in newspapers such as the one you are reading now. Blind since just after she was born 68 years ago, the Decatur woman can’t see what she is buying. But a sweet, knowing female voice tells her where all the best bargains are in what stores, and even throws in the odd bit of advice, such as how to shake a can to see if you are being lulled into paying for mostly water. “I love the Illinois Radio Reader,” Adams says. “Listening to the lady who reads the coupons, it’s like I have a hold of the cart and we’re walking around the store together.” The Illinois Radio Reader is a service of Illinois Public Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Covering a wide swath of Central Illinois, it’s designed to help the visually impaired and those who Photos by Stephen Haas/Herald & Review
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through illness or disability can’t manipulate the pages of a newspaper or book to read for themselves. Volunteers do the reading for them instead, their recorded words later broadcast on FM signals that can only be picked up by special radios that are issued, free of charge, to patrons. The service runs seven days a week from about 6 am until midnight. A team of more than 60 volunteers, working an intense schedule, plow their way daily through newspapers (the Herald & Review comes on at 2 pm), along with serialized books (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is one of the current choices) and, of course, the grocery store ads. The voice of the supermarket belongs to a 70-year-old volunteer called Alice, who is reluctant to reveal her last name. She reads by systematically working her way around the store shelves in her mind’s eye, giving out the code numbers for any required coupons so her listeners can order them online.
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“I feel like I am taking them by the hand and I am walking them through,” Alice says. “I’ve been doing this now for 10 years. Deane swears up and down I’ve got a fan club.” That’s Deane Geiken (right), the 44-yearold Illinois Radio Reader director and its only paid staff member. He knows Adams well, too, and even recruited her to be in TV ads promoting the reader service. “Isn’t it neat that he allowed me to do that?” Adams says. “Now I just wish I could meet Alice; she is quite a lady.” Adams’ husband, Rich, is also blind and works for Soyland Access to Independent Living in Decatur, a group helping those in need deal with life’s challenges. The group promotes the Radio Reader service, and maybe that’s why it’s going over so big around here: Geiken says that out of a listening audience of 500 patrons, about a quarter of them are in the Decatur area. Now 36 years old, the service broadcasts from a converted 100-year-old home where tiny bedrooms have become studios, along with the kitchen. The volunteer readers breeze in and out while the complex scheduling is presided over by Geiken, who sits in the middle holding all the organizational strings, like a spider in a vast vocal web. Some of the serialized books read out on the air, such as Rise to Rebellion, a two-volume history of the American Revolution by Jeff Shaara, are from the director’s personal library. Readings of stuff ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Newsweek come in
A change of venue is in the works for this year’s sale, but the date is set for Saturday, April 30. It’s not too early to start thinking about your donations of gently-used records, CDs, DVDs, stereo equipment, CD players and video games, as well as whether you’d like to volunteer ahead of time or on the day of the sale. Watch next month’s Patterns for details about donation drop-off locations. To volunteer, contact Deane Geiken, director of Illinois Radio Reader, at 217-333-6503.
from a programming service, while the volunteers take care of everything else. “I would say anybody who listens to an hour of the service here is probably better informed about their local community than someone who listens to the commercial TV news,” said the director. “TV stories last, what, 15 seconds? You get a headline, essentially. Whereas the papers that we are reading from cover local news in-depth, and we give you a whole hour of papers like the Herald & Review.” Excerpted from an article in the Sept. 6, 2010 Decatur Herald & Review. Reprinted with permission of the Herald & Review. PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2011 19
Public stakeholder: Jonathan Goodwin
Offering longtime support for information and entertainment As a retired geologist, Jonathan Goodwin enjoys the sciencebased stories he hears regularly on WILL Radio’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. “No other station in the area, and no networks other than NPR and PBS offer the kind of unbiased, well-informed coverage of science-based stories that one can hear on WILL Radio and TV,” he said. Jonathan said he’s supported the WILL stations ever since he moved to Champaign-Urbana 34 years ago. He values the balanced reporting offered by news programs on radio and TV, and appreciates the cogent discussion on David Inge’s morning talk program, Focus. “David is a superb interviewer who asks intelligent questions that probe to the very heart of his guests’ interests. His program lets us explore what’s going on in the community and the world, and makes us
An ardent lover of classical music who regularly attends concerts at the Krannert Center, he also values classical music programs on WILL. “Vic Di Geronimo’s Classic Mornings, the Evening Concert programs and the afternoon classical music programs—all may introduce me to music I have never heard before,” he said. “Like subscribing to the local newspaper, support for our local NPR and PBS stations is essential if we are to be well-informed voters and citizens,” Goodwin said. Not many communities are blessed with both AM and FM public radio stations with different programming. “Access to highquality news programming, classical music services, educational programming and all the other services provided by WILL AM, FM and TV, are essential elements in making Champaign-Urbana an especially desirable place to live.”
More episodes of Illinois Pioneers are in the works as Patterns goes to press. After starting 2011 with a look back at the development of Parkland College, this month’s program (7:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 24) focuses on the history of African-Americans in Champaign. March’s show will look at athletics, while April’s topic is the past, present and future of industry. For the 2011 programs Tracy Cain assumed the role of researcher and producer, and Rick Atterberry stepped in as host. After completing a bachelor’s degree in communication studies: electronic media production at Eastern Illinois University in 2006, Tracy worked in master control for ABC affiliate WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisc. A native of Walnut, Ill., she began as a part-time WILL-TV studio crew member in March 2010, moving to crew manager last summer. She took on her new Illinois Pioneers responsibilities in December. “Working on this series is a great application of my degree,” Tracy said. “I love 20 PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2011
aware of the subjects that we should understand,” Goodwin said.
history and learning the stories of Champaign’s past. I especially enjoyed the Illinois Pioneers episode on department stores.” A communications specialist in the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Rick is also a stalwart WILL-TV pledge drive volunteer, averaging about four nights onair during each drive over the past 12 years. He and his wife, Gisele, are longtime supporters of WILL. The opportunity to host the remaining episodes of Illinois Pioneers builds on Rick’s nearly 30 years’ experience in commercial news-talk and full-service radio. “In hosting talk shows in the past, I’ve always strived to make them conversational since I believe that draws out the best in the guests,” Rick said. “John Paul did a great job with that in the first nine episodes of Illinois Pioneers. This series is a chronicle of the history of Champaign and there are many more stories to be told,” he said.
It’s February, so we’ll say it: we love our business friends across central Illinois who have chosen to support the many community engagement and educational outreach programs of Illinois Public Media, along with sponsoring local productions and national programs on WILL-AM, WILL-FM and WILLTV as well as the online resources of will. illinois.edu. Here, we’re pleased to share comments from three of these corporate friends on the value they find in public broadcasting.
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“Public television is the perfect complement to th e kind of journali sm we practice here at Illi nois Times. We foc us on local issues and th e art provides intelligent s while public TV , thought provoking programming on important global social issues and nationa l and internationa l news broadcasts th at are second to no ne. It also does an exce llent job of exposin g its viewers to a capt ivating variety of art s and entertainmen t that might other wise never reach the ge neral public. Publi c television is an ex cellent investment for anyone who value s unbiased informa tion and outstanding en tertainment.” Sharon Whalen, Pu blisher Illinois Times Springfield
“We love public media because it is a true voice of the community. There is nowhere else like WILL to hear and see your fellow C-Uers sharing opinions, skills and information that reflect the flavor of our vibrant Champaign-Urbana community.” Jacqueline Hannah, General Manager Common Ground Food Co-op Urbana
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Tango Buenos Aires: Fire and Passion of Tango
Interval: Ball in the House
Marvin Hamlisch: Broadwayâ€™s Greatest Moments
Student Playwrights Outreach Theatre (SPOT)
Krannert Uncorked with FourOnSix, guitar/bass duo
Dance for People with Parkinsonâ€™s Traffic Jam: The Brat Pack
Night Music: John the Revelator
Pacifica Quartet Shostakovich Cycle Part 4
Opole Philharmonic of Poland
Man of La Mancha
Holi: An Indian Festival of Colors
Libretto: Man of La Mancha
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