patterns june 2009
hitting all the right notes
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A Message to Our Members While it seems that the rest of the
world slows down a bit in June, for WILL it’s one of our busiest and most important times of the year. That’s because June 30 marks the end of our fiscal year. It’s time for the final push to meet our membership and business support goals—so that we have the operating revenue that helps purchase programs for the coming year. Invariably, the end of the fiscal year is also a time to review the previous 12 months, recalling the station’s successes and challenges, while looking at exciting new opportunities for the months ahead. Above all, it’s a chance to reflect on how fortunate we are at WILL to have such strong and wideranging community support. More than 13,000 individuals, families and businesses throughout central Illinois make voluntary contributions to WILL. It’s one of the largest contributor groups of any non-profit organization in our region. This support plays a vital
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role in our ability to serve you and our communities with a wide-ranging variety of public media resources. In fact, nearly 40 percent of the programs and services that WILL provides are made possible by the Friends of WILL. You are one of those Friends of WILL. And for that, I thank you. The successes WILL experienced this year—from a re-vamped, more robust web site (will.illinois.edu) to new programs, such as TV’s Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency, FM’s The Morning Express, AM’s award-winning news and election coverage and more—are a reflection of the partnership we enjoy with the community and with Friends like you. We continue to offer great programs and partnerships as June unfolds. I invite you to read more about them in this issue of Patterns and join us as often as possible. As we look to close out our fiscal year successfully, we must raise just under
$400,000 by June 30 to achieve our goal of $2.1 million in viewer and listener support. To be honest, it’s a tall order. So we will be asking for your continued generosity. When you receive a letter from us, please return it with the largest contribution you can make. Or when you see or hear something you enjoy, please phone in your renewed support or your additional gift to 217-244-9455. As always, you may also choose to contribute online through our secure giving site, willpledge.org. Your support has real impact on our ability to serve you with great programs in the weeks and months ahead. I hope we can count on you again this month as we close out our fiscal year. Thank you for all you do.
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Illinois Public Media Projects Engage Youth in Research, Media Production Solid Black
Teens Research Assets They Can Use in E2Y Project African-American teens in ChampaignUrbana live in the community, but often don’t feel part of the community, says Patricia Avery, executive director of the C-U Area Project. “There’s been a disconnect between youth and adults,” she said. This summer a group of 10 teens in the E2Y (Engaging and Empowering Youth) Project will interview business owners, neighbors, community leaders and others to identify and map opportunities for youth in the cities. When she grew up, said Avery, older men in the community hired boys for odd jobs and helped them learn self-
confidence and a trade. “They got all of that from just being around these older gentlemen,” she said. The E2Y project can connect young people to adults in the community who can provide the kind of information and help that will enable youth to make their lives richer and more rewarding, she said. Avery asks adults in the community who would be willing to be interviewed by the teens to contact her by email at email@example.com or phone at 217-373-2827. Teens will concentrate on mapping assets in the Garden Hills and Holiday Park neighborhoods in Champaign, the Scottswood neighborhood in Urbana and the North End of both cities. They’ll be us-
ing a mapping curriculum developed by the Illinois Rural Families Program. Illinois Public Media is partnering with the C-U Area Project, the Mental Health Center of Champaign County and the University of Illinois Community Informatics Initiative in the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences on the project, funded in part by a $10,000 grant from the Lumpkin Foundation. Illinois Public Media will train the teens to make videos of their interviews with people in the community. The information will be presented in a printed booklet and on a special Web site where asset maps will be displayed.
Youth Radio Series Features Lives of Two C-U Women Growing up in a segregated society, Erma Bridgewater of Champaign and Ruby Hunt of Urbana were turned away from stores, restaurants and schools. Their stories, told to students in the Youth Media Workshop, form the basis of a new radio series, I Remember, I Believe.
University of Illinois journalism graduate student Keri Carpenter, working with WILL-AM’s Dave Dickey, produced the series looking at the experiences of African-American women. It airs on WILL-AM 580 at 4:45 pm and 6:45 pm Mondays and Tuesdays June 8-30. Eight girls from Franklin Middle School participating in the Youth Media Workshop interviewed and made audio recordings of Bridgewater, 96, at left with students, and Hunt, 72, several years ago as part of the Youth Media Workshop in which U of I journalism professor Leon Dash trained the students in “immersion journalism” interviewing techniques. The women talk about what it was like growing up in a segregated country, rais-
ing children in Champaign-Urbana, and watching desegregation take place. “Mrs. Bridgewater remembers everything,” Keri said. “She’s in her 90s, but she can talk about things that happened in her 20s like it was yesterday.” Mrs. Hunt’s stories about dealing with the indignities of segregation impressed her, said Keri. “Not that she was at peace with any of it, but she had the maturity to handle some difficult situations at a young age,” said Keri, who did additional interviews with the two women. Participating students were Lalaina Smith, Amaris Bailey, Isis Griffin, Gabrielle Ceaser, Brooke Harris, Keneasha Terry, Kahlilah Cook and Kayla Carter. Teacher Shameem Rahka worked with the students at Franklin Middle School. The Youth Media Workshop is a partnership between Illinois Public Media and William Patterson, associate director of the U of I African-American Cultural Center. PATTERNS • JUNE 2009
Hitting All the Right Notes Four music specials
bring you front-row seats to outstanding performances by Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Victor Borge and Josh Groban this month. With a career spanning more than four decades and a host of accolades—including 18 Grammy Awards and a record total of three different inductions into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame—guitar legend Eric Clapton is known for his mastery of the blues style and, of course, rocking out on his famed Stratocaster. Great Performances’ In Concert from Madison Square Garden, captures Clapton and his longtime friend, Steve Winwood, performing again for the first time since their days in the supergroup Blind Faith. This reunion concert at 8:30 pm Wednesday, June 3, features a wide range of material from the Clapton catalog, hits from Winwood’s time as front-man for the band, Traffic, and their collaborations from Blind Faith. Victor Borge: 100 Years of Music and Laughter is an unparalleled collection of the entertainer’s classic comedy, including Phonetic Punctuation, Inflationary Language, Autumn Leaves with Robert Merrill, The Opera Singer with Marylyn Mulvey and more. Rare archival footage from the Borge family vault enhances this memorable retrospective, which airs at 7 pm Thursday, June 4. Introduced to the world at the age of 12, superstar Stevie Wonder quickly became known for his expert fusion of soul, funk and R&B styles. Signed to Motown Records by Berry Gordy, “Little Stevie” rocketed to stardom with hits that included My Cherie Amour and Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours), producing nine #1 records and amassing 22 Grammy Awards over the course of four decades. At 8:15 pm Thursday, June 4, Great Performances presents Stevie Wonder: Live at Last, filmed at London’s O2 Arena in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Motown Records. In a Soundstage special event at 7 pm Sunday, June 7, Josh Groban performs favorites from his best-selling albums in an intimate theater setting. Taped at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Josh Groban Live in New York includes Alla Luce del Sole, You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) and February Song. The show features special guest appearances by acclaimed jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and trumpeter Chris Botti.
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A Private Life Made Public With unprecedented access to one of the world’s music
legends, American Masters explores how Neil Young’s unbending dedication to the muse has generated an aweinspiring body of work—and bruised a few egos along the way. Neil Young: Don’t Be Denied airs at 7 pm Wednesday, June 3, tracing his musical journey in his own words. Compiled from three hours of interviews shot in New York and California, the film uses previously unseen performance footage from the singer’s own extensive archives. It also features cohorts Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Nils Lofgren and James Taylor. From Young’s early transcontinental American quest for recognition, through the first flush of success with Buffalo Springfield to the mega-stardom with Crosby, Stills and Nash and the soulful rock of Crazy Horse, his career has enjoyed many guises.
Poirot Leads Off Six of Agatha’s Best Masterpiece Mystery! takes viewers
on new adventures this summer with Agatha Christie’s beloved sleuths, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. David Suchet (Henry VIII, The Way We Live Now) returns to his signature role as Poirot—exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not. In Cat Among the Pigeons at 8 pm Sunday, June 21, Poirot tackles a murder case involving international espionage, a MiddleEastern revolution and a missing princess. In Mrs. McGinty’s Dead at 8 pm Sunday, June 28, Poirot joins forces with famed crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker, Harry Potter) to save Mrs. McGinty’s lodger, James Bentley (Joe Absolom, EastEnders), after he’s sentenced to death for her murder.
N e i l Yo u n g
In July, acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (Cranford) takes over the iconic role of Miss Marple in four new episodes of the fourth season of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple series.
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Create programs air in a six-hour block Hours 1 & 2: Cooking Hour 3: Travel Hours 4 & 5: How Tos Hour 6: Arts and crafts
The schedule below indicates the daytime hours of noon to 6 pm Sunday through Friday. The same program block airs from midnight to 6 am, 6 am to noon and 6 pm to midnight. On Saturday, Create airs a 6-hour block of themed programming.
Saturday Marathons in June
Sundays and Wednesdays
June 6: I Do! Julia Child will show you how to make the perfect three tiered wedding cake. Katie Brown will help you with everything from invitations to food for the reception. And Burt Wolf, Rudy Maxa and Rick Steves will take you to the most romantic honeymoon getaways.
Noon Simply Ming 12:30 L idia’s Italy 1:00 Secrets of a Chef 1:30 Barbeque University 2:00 Rick Steves 2:30 T ravelscope 3:00 Garden Smart 3:30 Ask This Old House 4:00 F or Your Home 4:30 Cultivating Life 5:00 Knit & Crochet Today 5:30 Beauty of Oil Painting
Mondays and Fridays Noon Simply Ming 12:30 L idia’s Italy 1:00 Daisy Cooks 1:30 Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class 2:00 Rick Steves 2:30 Travelscope 3:00 Garden Home or Garden Smart 3:30 This Old House 4:00 American Woodshop 4:30 Cultivating Life 5:00 S ewing with Nancy 5:30 D onna Dewberry
Tuesdays and Thursdays Noon Mexico-One Plate at a Time 12:30 Baking With Julie 1:00 Christina Cooks 1:30 Primal Grill 2:00 R ick Steves 2:30 B urt Wolf: Travels and Traditions 3:00 Victory Garden 3:30 New Yankee Workshop 4:00 Katie Brown Workshop 4:30 Glass with Vicki Payne 5:00 Your Brush with Nature 5:30 B est of the Joy of Painting
June 13: Surf and Turf What can be better than the combination of our favorite foods, meat and seafood, served on one plate? With their diverse cooking specialties, Mary Ann Esposito, Andreas Viestad, Ming Tsai and Rick Bayless will make your mouth water when they put their personal spin on surf and turf! June 20: Make: Today we honor Dad with an all day marathon of Make:. Let dad loose in his workshop where he can combine his love of gadgets, technology and working with his hands to develop the next great invention. June 27: Take it Outside Chef Rick Bayless is ready to dazzle you with an outdoor cocktail party. Enjoy the beauty of the garden at P. Allen Smith’s garden party. Go for a picnic with Katie Brown or to a clambake with Todd English.
Charlie Rose in the Afternoon Can’t stay up to 11 pm weeknights for Charlie Rose? Catch him on World at 4 pm weekdays.
World Primetime Schedule Monday-Friday Nightly News Programming 9:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 10:00 Nightly Business Report 10:30 Worldfocus
Sundays 7:00 7:30 8:00 10:00 10:30
NOW on PBS McLaughlin Group Bill Moyers Journal Anyone and Everyone (6/28) Expose: America’s Investigative Reports Security Theater (6/14)
Mondays 7:00 8:00
Masters of the Arctic Ice (6/1) Water’s Journey - Everglades Currents of Change (6/8) Eden at the End of the World (6/15) Bear Island (6/22) Window to the Sea (6/29) Nature
Tuesdays 7:00 7:00 7:30 8:00
Leonardo’s Dream Machines (6/9) Conquistadors with Michael Wood (6/2, 6/30) Golden Game: Baseball in Sacramento (6/16) Test Tube Babies: American Experience (6/2) Living Weapon: American Experience (6/9) Roberto Clemente: American Experience (6/16) History Detectives (6/23, 6/30)
Wednesdays 7:00 Independent Lens (6/17) 8:00 Frontline
7:00 Tornado Glory (6/11) NOVA (6/18, 6/25) 8:00 Scientific American Frontiers
Digital TV means more viewing choices! WILL World All your favorite local and PBS shows, presented in high definition when available. 12.1 Comcast: Channel 916 in C-U; Channel 917 in Springfield, Decatur Mediacom: Channel 712 in Charleston and Gibson City
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PBS documentary, news and public affairs. 12.2
Cooking, travel, how-tos, arts and crafts. 12.3 Comcast: Channel 219 in C-U; Channel 220 in Springfield, Decatur
7:00 7:30 8:00
Guns, Germs, and Steel: A National Geographic Presentation (6/12) America at a Crossroads: The Mosque In Morgantown (6/19) Golden Game: Baseball In Sacramento (6/5) P.O.V. Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball (6/5) Guns, Germs, and Steel: A National Geographic Presentation (6/12) On A Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly (6/19) Speaking with Music (6/26)
Saturdays 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00
Nature History Detectives History Detectives Scientific American Frontiers
Daytime David Thiel, Program Director Monday - Friday
Maya & Miquel
Body Electric (M, W, F) Priscilla’s Yoga Stretches (T, Th)
Between the Lions
French in Action
Sid the Science Kid
Make Way for Noddy
Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
Sid the Science Kid
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Bob the Builder
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Thomas & Friends
Wunderkind Little Amadeus
Guten Tag/Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood (begins 6/14)
10:00 This Old House Hour
To the Contrary
10:30 11:00 Illinois Gardener/
Barney & Friends
11:30 Victory Garden
Market to Market
It's a Big Big World
The McLaughlin Group
A Place of Our Own
12:30 Cook's Country
eligion + Ethics R Newsweekly
Cooking with Friends
Secrets of a Chef
Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class
New Yankee Workshop
This Old House Hour
Fetch!/Electric Company (F)
Volvo Ocean Race
Cyberchase/Design Squad (F)
Animal Attractions/ Rare Visions (begins 6/27)
BBC World News
Nightly Business Report
Rick Steves’ Europe
Red Green Show
America’s Heartland/ Hometown Housecall (6/28)
Great Performances at the Met (6/20)
1:00 pm Sewing M: Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Tu: Sewing with Nancy W: America Sews Th: Martha’s Sewing Room F: Knitting Daily
America’s Test Kitchen
1:30 pm Painting M: Best of Joy of Painting Tu: Wyland’s Art Studio W: Jerry Yarnell Th: Beauty of Oil Painting F: Scheewe Art Workshop
2:00 pm How Tos M: Piano Guy Tu: Wai Lana Yoga W: Garden Smart Th: Scrapbook Memories F: Katie Brown’s Workshop
All WILL-TV programs are close captioned for the hearing impaired.
Key to Primetime Listings
(DVS) Descriptive Video Service available for the visually impaired through the Illinois Radio Reader. (TV-G) Suitable for all ages. (TV-PG) May contain material unsuitable for younger children. (TV-14) May contain material unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. (TV-MA) Specifically designed to be viewed by adults; unsuitable for children under age 17. (V) Graphic violence. (S) Explicit sexual activity. (L) Crude and indecent language. (HD) Available in high definition on WILL-DT (WS) Wide-screen format available
Friday Night Public Affairs
7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Now on PBS 8:00 Bill Moyers Journal
BritCom Saturday Night
8:00 As Time Goes By 8:30 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 Are You Being Served? 9:30 Ever Decreasing Circles 10:00 YourWeather 10:04 Red Green Show 10:30 Doctor Who 11:15 Doctor Who Confidential Note: Schedule changes on 6/6. See listings.
Daytime Specials Saturday, June 6 9:00am noon 3:00pm 5:00pm
Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! America’s Home Cooking: Easy Recipe Suze Orman: Women & Money Welk Stars - Through The Years
Sunday, June 7
2:00pm Rick Steves’ European Insights 2:30pm Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! 5:30pm Victor Borge: 100 Years Of Music
Opera Great Performances at the Met presents Madama Butterfly at 11am Saturday, June 20. PATTERNS • JUNE 2009
Photo: Courtesy of Hay House
No Excuse Not to Change Your Life For his book, Excuses Begone!, Dr.
Wayne Dyer identified the 18 most commonly used, self-defeating excuses and designed a new method to change damaging habits. Now, he provides this insight in a new public television special based on the book. “A wealth of research now points to a human being’s ability to change these behaviors,” Dr. Dyer said. Excuses Begone! u 7 pm Monday, June 1 Repeated 9 am Saturday; and 2:30 pm Sunday.
7:00 Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! (TV-G) See article above. Repeated 9 am Saturday; and 2:30 pm Sunday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 David Garrett: Live in Berlin (TV-G) This virtuoso violinist, already on the road to international fame, performs Mozart to Metallica in this riveting concert.
7:00 400 Years of the Telescope (TV-G) (DVS) From Galileo’s revelation of mankind’s place in the galaxy to today’s quests to discover new worlds in the universe, the telescope has made it possible. 8:15 Frontline (DVS) Dreams of Obama. An in-depth personal and political biography of the 44th President. 9:30 Roy Orbison & Friends – A Black & White Night (TV-G) Recorded live at the since-demolished Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles, Roy Orbison is joined by Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and many more. Repeated 10:10 Sunday. 10:00 Your Weather 10:04 Brain Fitness Program (TV-G) Learn about the system created by neuroscientists to help the aging brain perform with more agility, speed and comprehension.
7:00 American Masters (TV-PG) Neil Young: Don’t Be Denied. See article page 3. Repeated 8 pm Wednesday, 6/10; midnight Thursday, 6/11; 2 am Friday, 6/12; and 2 am Monday, 6/15.
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In Excuses Begone!, Dyer introduces the foundation for his paradigm to modify behavior, including the four principles of awareness, alignment, contemplation and willingness.
Noon America’s Home Cooking: Easy Recipes for Thrifty Cooking 3:00 Suze Orman: Women & Money (TV-G) Orman shares her surprising insights into the complicated, often dysfunctional, relationship women have with their money and equips them with new financial knowledge. 5:00 Welk Stars: Through the Years (TV-G) A salute to 18 Welk entertainers, including vintage photos from the network television years and clips from past PBS Welk Specials. 7:00 Big Band Years (TV-G) A retrospective look at the biggest songs of the World War II era, including the original hit makers and legends. 8:40 As Time Goes By Reunion Special (TV-PG) Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer bring their beloved television characters back to life as they anticipate additions to their extended family. 10:40 Great Performances (TV-G) Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood: In Concert from Madison Square Garden. Repeated from 8:30 pm Wednesday.
8:30 Great Performances (TV-PG) Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood: In Concert from Madison Square Garden. See article page 2. Repeated 10:40 Saturday. 10:20 Your Weather 10:25 TBA
7:00 Victor Borge: 100 Years of Music & Laughter (TV-G) See article page 2. Repeated 5:30 pm Sunday. 8:15 Great Performances (TV-G) Stevie Wonder: Live at Last. See article page 2. 10:05 Your Weather 10:10 Pete Seeger: Live in Australia 1963 A sold-out concert in Melbourne’s famed Town Hall shows the troubadour at the height of his career. 11:10 Charlie Rose
7:00 Public Affairs See page 5. 9:00 Out & Proud in Chicago Produced by WTTW, known for creating documentaries that explore Chicago’s character, this premiere profiles gay activists and those who choose to live everyday lives with extraordinary dignity. 11:00 Fillmore: The Last Days (TV-PG) A gritty, behind-the-scenes look at a fascinating moment in rock history and a showcase for great performances by iconic artists who epitomized “the San Francisco Sound.”
9 am Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! (TV-G) Repeated from 7 pm Monday.
2:00 Rick Steves’ European Insights 2:30 Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! Repeated from 7 pm Monday, 6/1. 5:30 Victor Borge: 100 Years of Music & Laughter (TV-G) Repeated from 7 pm Thursday. 7:00 Soundstage (TV-PG) Josh Groban Live in New York. See article page 2. 8:20 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) (DVS) Foyle’s War, Series V. Broken Souls. When the colleague of an exiled war refugee is found murdered, Foyle is called upon to investigate. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 10:05 Your Weather 10:10 Roy Orbison & Friends – A Black & White Night (TV-G) Repeated from 9:30 Tuesday.
7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Bismarck, N.D. Part 2 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 3 am; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 The Living Weapon: American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS) An examination of the international race to develop biological weapons in the 1940s and 1950s, revealing the technical challenges and moral dilemmas scientists faced. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2:30 am Wednesday. 9:00 Corporal’s Diary: 38 Days in Iraq (TV-G) Jonathan Santos documented his 37 days in Iraq, never knowing that day 38 would be his last. His video footage and handwritten narrative, including personal musings on life and death, tell a profound story. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 Live from Lincoln Center Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. See article right. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 3:30 am Thursday. 8:30 Frontline (TV-PG) (DVS) The Tank Man. A look at the identity, fate and significance of the lone protester who, on June 5, 1989, stood his ground against a column of tanks advancing across Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 2:30 am Thursday; and 1 am Sunday. 9:30 Business Ethics in the 21st Century (TV-G) High-profile business leaders discuss how many American corporations and individuals are redefining their approach to achieving success to include helping society and the environment. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
A Live Celebration of
7:00 Wildside with Nick Molle – Costa Rica (TV-G) (DVS) Join award-winning filmmaker Nick Molle as he explores Corcovada National Park on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. 8:00 American Masters Neil Young: Don’t Be Denied. Repeated from 7 pm Wednesday, 6/3. 9:00 Ani DiFranco Live at Babeville (TV-PG) Six HD cameras captured singer/songwriter/guitarist Ani DiFranco in her hometown of Buffalo, performing sold-out shows in a downtown church restored as a state-ofthe-art music hall, rechristened Babeville. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Prairie Fire 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 10 am Saturday; and 3 pm Sunday. 9:00 Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie The eldest daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie, and her husband, Frederic, discovered how to create new atoms and sources of radioactive radiation. Repeated 1 am Friday; and 2 am Saaturday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 Public Affairs See page 5. 9:00 Renewal: Stories from America’s Religious Environmental Movement 10:28 Your Weather
Photo: Todd Rosenberg
The Silk Road Ensemble, with the incomparable cellist Yo-Yo Ma, is per-
forming a special free concert June 9 in New York City’s Damrosch Park in celebration of the Lincoln Center’s 50th anniversary. PBS and WILL-TV are broadcasting the concert live. Currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, Live from Lincoln Center the Silk Road Project—under artistic Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble director Ma—brings together artists u 7 pm and audiences from around the globe. Tuesday, June 9 Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 3:30 am Thursday.
10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 Antiques Roadshow Bismarck, N.D. Part 2 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 5. 11:30 Live from the Artists Den (TV-PG) The Hold Steady.
7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Killers in Eden. An extraordinary story of interspecies cooperation between killer whales and whalers in Australia as they joined in hunts for migrating baleen whales. Repeated 4 am Tuesday.
8:00 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) Foyle’s War, Series V. All Clear. Victory is at hand for the British, but when a prominent American is murdered, Foyle must dig into the war’s secrets to solve his final case. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 9:30 Jeep: Steel Soldier (TV-G) Developed for the battlefield during World War II, the Jeep carried soldiers and supplies, acted as a power source, served as an emergency ambulance and quickly became an American icon. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Greece. 11:00 Jubilee (TV-G) Pine Mountain Railroad.
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A Concert Checkmate
Photo: Tristram Kenton
7:00 NOVA (TV-G) (DVS) The Ghost Particle. The story of the 70-year struggle to understand invisible particles known as neutrinos is a tale of atom spies, secret laboratories and mindboggling disappearances. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 Frontline (TV-PG) (DVS) Breaking the Bank. As the federal government contemplates nationalizing the banking industry, Frontline tells the inside story of how things went so wrong so quickly. Repeated midnight Wednesday; and 1 am Sunday. 9:00 Inside Hong Kong’s Big Bang (TV-G) As revelers usher in the Year of the Dog, pyrotechnicians, parade organizers and multinational performers ensure the Chinese New Year is an event to remember. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
Photo: Courtesy Idina Menzel
Long before taking Broadway by storm
s Idina Menzel
Great Performances Chess in Concert u 7 pm Wednesday, June 17 Repeated midnight Thursday; 2 am Friday; and 2 am Monday.
with the hit Mamma Mia, ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus teamed with lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita) to create an original musical, the cult favorite Chess. Set during the Cold War intrigue of international chess tournaments, the musical dramatizes the romantic checkmate between an American chess champion, his lover and a Russian opponent secretly planning to defect to the West. Pop superstar Josh Groban, Idina Menzel (Wicked, Enchanted) and Adam Pascal (Rent) headline a concert production from London’s Royal Albert Hall, performing a captivating score that includes the top-40 single One Night in Bangkok, as well as memorable songs such as Anthem and I Know Him So Well.
7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Bismarck, N.D. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 3 am and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 Roberto Clemente: American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS) Baseball great Clemente’s talent and style drew legions of fans, but he was also a committed humanitarian who challenged
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racial discrimination and worked for social justice. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday. America at a Crossroads The Mosque in Morgantown. Former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Nomani challenges the takeover of her West Virginia hometown’s mosque by extremists. Repeated 3 am Wednesday. Your Weather Last of the Summer Wine Are You Being Served? Charlie Rose
7:00 Great Performances (TV-G) Chess in Concert. See article left. Repeated midnight Thursday; 2 am Friday; and 2 am Monday. 9:30 From the Top at Carnegie Hall – Music Is Where the Heart Is (TV-G) Young musicians join host Christopher O’Riley for great performances. Repeated 2:30 am Thursday; 4:30 am Friday; and 4:30 am Monday, 6/22. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 Illinois Gardener 7:30 Prairie Fire 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 10 am Saturday; and 3 pm Sunday. 9:00 Soundstage (TV-PG) Jackson Browne. Repeated 1 am Friday; and 2 am Saturday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 Public Affairs See page 5. 9:00 Independent Lens Ask Not. A look at the infamous “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, revealing the personal stories of gay Americans who serve in combat under a veil of secrecy. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
20Saturday 11 am Great Performances at the Met (TV-PG) Madama Butterfly. 7:00 Antiques Roadshow Bismarck, N.D. Part 3 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 5. 11:30 Live from the Artists Den (TV-PG) Patty Griffin.
History Detectives Enters Seventh Season
7:00 Nature (TV-G) (DVS) Animals Behaving Worse. New examples of animal-human conflicts based on the highly popular film, Animals Behaving Badly. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) (DVS) Poirot: Cat Among the Pigeons. See article page 3. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 9:30 A Father’s Return (TV-G) (DVS) The 35-year saga of returning the remains of a Vietnam vet for burial in the U.S., told in part by his daughter and mother. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Special: Great Natural Wonders. 11:00 Jubilee (TV-G) Adrienne Young & Little Sadie/Cadillac Sky.
7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Tampa, Fla. Part 2 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 3 am and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 History Detectives (TV-G) See article right. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday. 9:00 Make Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (TV-PG) Nerds, Jerks & Oddballs: Would Ya Hit a Guy with Glasses? From Harold Lloyd, Bob Hope and Jonathan Winters to Phyllis Diller, Woody Allen and Steve Martin, a look at the most famous off-center comedians. Repeated 3 am Wednesday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 NOVA (TV-PG) (DVS) Ape Genius. As a new generation of investigators is revealing the secret mental lives of great apes, we’re learning that our evolutionary next-of-kin are far smarter than ever realized. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 Frontline/World (DVS) 9:00 Inside (TV-G) FIFA Club Championships. As the world’s greatest soccer clubs compete, people behind the scenes struggle to do their jobs. Will they succeed or fail? 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine
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s Eduardo Pagán, professor of history and American studies at Arizona State University, at Pancho Villa State Park
America’s top gumshoes are back
to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. Eduardo Pagán, professor of history and American studies at Arizona State University, has signed on as guest co-host for this new season, joining Wesley Cowan, Gwendolyn Wright, Elyse Luray and Tukufu Zuberi in exploring the stories behind local folklore, prominent figures and family legends. The seventh season debut includes a PsychoPhone, which may have been invented by Thomas Edison to record messages from the afterlife; a cryptic letter from one soldier to another regarding the character of a dog trainer; and a watch fob com-
memorating Francisco “Pancho” Villa’s murderous raid on Columbus, New Mexico. The intrigue continues in the next installment, featuring a patent and an associated letter from the Atomic Energy Commission that might have had explosive results; a 23-pound block of beeswax carved with strange markings; and a French manuscript that may be a 160-year-old collection of family love poems.
History Detectives 8 pm Mondays, beginning June 22 Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday. PATTERNS • JUNE 2009
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s Dr. Oliver Sacks
NOVA also delves into the topic, using remarkable case studies from neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks’ latest book, Musicophilia. Those cases include Tony The Music Instinct: Science and Song Cicoria, who was 8 pm inspired to become u Wednesday, June 24 a pianist after being Repeated midnight Thursday; struck by lightning, 2 am Friday; and 2 am Monday. and Matt Giordano, NOVA who uses drumMusical Minds ming to alleviate his severe Tourette u 7 pm Tuesday, June 30 syndrome. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. Photo: Jennifer Taylor
The Science Behind Song
Neuroscience research is offering new clues about how and why humans are emotionally moved by music. The Music Instinct: Science and Song follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians—including Bobby McFerrin, Yo-Yo Ma, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley and Evelyn Glennie—to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music’s deep mysteries.
10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose (TV-G) (DVS) Bangs explores Norway’s Arctic north, mountainous seacoast and bustling cities to discover how Norway evolved from its marauding Viking history to house the Nobel Peace Center. 8:00 The Music Instinct: Science and Song (TV-G) See article above. Repeated midnight Thursday; 2 am Friday; and 2 am Monday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Prairie Fire 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) 9:00 Soundstage (TV-PG) OneRepublic. Repeated 1 am Friday; and 2 am Saturday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 Public Affairs See page 5. 9:00 P.O.V. New Muslim Cool. See article right.
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A New Season of
Tough Issues on P.O.V.
P.O.V. New Muslim Cool 9 pm Friday, June 26
The story of Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez opens the
22nd season of P.O.V. After leaving drug dealing and street life to become a Muslim, Hamza rebuilt his shattered life and began sharing his message of faith with others through hard-hitting hip-hop music. But when the FBI raids his mosque, he must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world—and himself.
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10:28 Your Weather 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 Antiques Roadshow Tampa, Fla. Part 2 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 5. 11:30 Live from the Artists Den The Swell Season.
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7:00 Nature (TV-PG) Encountering Sea Monsters. Follow a cameraman into the abyss for an up-close look at cephalopods (squid and octopus) in their natural world. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) (DVS) Poirot: Mrs. McGinty’s Dead. See article page 3. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 9:30 Thunder on the Farm An experimental, independent film features original music and stunning images of life on a Midwestern farm, threatened by a looming storm. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Morocco. 11:00 Jubilee (TV-G) Kati Penn/Relic.
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7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Tampa, Fla. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday. 8:00 History Detectives (TV-G) See article page 9. Repeated midnight Tuesday.
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Innovations Are Back!
The fast-paced NOVA ScienceNow returns
with a 10-week season of provocative stories from the frontlines of science, technology and medicine. Hosted by renowned author and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (left), this season introduces a new correspondent, Ziya Tong, former host and producer of Wired Science. The season opener includes breakthroughs in the engineering of artificial diamonds; the science that went into solving the deadly post-9/11 anthrax attacks; “AutoTune,” the controversial computer pitch-correction software; and a profile of computer scientist Luis von Ahn. NOVA ScienceNow
u 8 pm
Tuesday, June 30 Repeated midnight Wednesday and 4 am Friday.
9:00 Make Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (TV-PG) Breadwinners and Homemakers: Honey, I’m Home. Groundbreaking sitcoms, from I Love Lucy to The Simpsons reflect America’s changing view of roles and attitudes. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 NOVA Musical Minds. See article page 10. 8:00 NOVA ScienceNow (TV-G) Season Premiere. Series 4, Episode 1. See article above. Repeated midnight Wednesday. 9:00 Inside (TV-G) Speed Week. From bullet-shaped streamliners to other handcrafted contraptions, thousands of hot-rodders come to the salt flats of Bonneville to go as fast as their wheels will allow. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
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Ag and Stock Market Report 6/1 Diet & Nutrition 6/5 Dog Behavior 6/15 Computers & You
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BBC Overnight Continued Commodity Week with Todd Gleason Illinois Gardener Weekend Edition with Scott Simon (NPR) Car Talk Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me
City Club Forum Inside Europe with Helen Seeney
State Week in Review
Weekend Edition with Lianne Hansen (NPR) Says You
Commodity Week with Todd Gleason Travel with Rick Steves This American Life (repeated 6 pm Sunday) The Midnight Special with Rich Warren All Things Considered (NPR) The People’s Pharmacy
On the Media Media Matters with Bob McChesney The Tavis Smiley Show All Things Considered (NPR) Keepin’ the Faith with Steve Shoemaker This American Life
Sidetrack (6/6) America Abroad: Exiting Iraq (6/13) Intelligence Squared: Diplomacy with Iran is Going Nowhere (6/20) In the Mix: Conversations with Artists... Between Races (6/27)
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New Dimensions with Michael Toms Le Show with Harry Shearer
The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Mon: Commonwealth Club Tue: City Club Forum Wed: A World of Possibilities Thurs: Bookworm Fri: State Week in Review Thurs: New Letters on the Air Fri: Washington Week
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This month offers another stellar Saturday line-up of compelling commentary and opinions on a range of interesting issues, so tune in at 6 pm.
On June 6, it’s time for Sidetrack with Jason Croft, AM-580’s monthly news/ features magazine. Jason combines fun stories, quirky interviews, thought-provoking commentaries, great tunes and much more in a fresh look at happenings in our backyard and around the world. President Obama wants American boots out of Iraq, but that means Baghdad needs to stand on its own two feet. In Exiting Iraq on June 13, America Abroad visits that country to explore the state of its security forces. Beyond military concerns, the program also sheds new light on the challenge of providing the electricity needed to power Iraq’s economy. On June 20, NPR’s Intelligence Squared features Diplomacy with Iran is Going
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More Great Programs Saturdays at 6 Nowhere in Oxford debate style. Moderator John Donvan welcomes guests Liz Cheney, former State Department official overseeing Mideast policy during the George W. Bush administration, and Dan Senor, former advisor to the U.S. Presidential Envoy in Iraq, speaking for the motion. Kenneth Pollack, director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy and former National Security Council staffer, and Dennis Ross, the State Department’s special advisor for the Gulf and Southwest Asia, speak against the motion. In the Mix presents Conversations with Artists…Between Races on June 27. This one-hour personal exploration of mixed race by Dmae Roberts uses the voices of artists who have dedicated their lives to building bridges between races, as well as highlighting interracial issues and themes. Artists featured include actor Lou Diamond Phillips, musician Thomas Lauderdale (of Pink Martini), novelist
s Thomas M. Lauderdale explores race on In the Mix.
Lisa See (Peony in Love), playwright Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) and many others. These actors, writers, musicians, painters, and performance artists share what draws them to perform and what they hope to achieve through their work.
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gaging listeners and viewers, but never has the two-way conversation been as easy as it is today. You can share your views, comments and photos with Illinois Public Media in many ways. Log onto will.illinois.edu/tv for David Thiel’s blog about public television, and add your comments. While you’re on the homepage of the Web site, sign up for WILL’s E-Bulletin. We’ll send an update on programs, projects and events to you every other week. Or visit the AM page to sign up for podcasts.
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6 am The Morning Express with Vic Di Geronimo Everything you need to start your day, in one handy place! • Great classical music and companionship all morning long • A complete weather forecast at the top of each hour • NPR news headlines at 7:01, 8:01 and 9:01 • Frequent time and weather checks each hour • Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac at 7:45
10:01 am NPR News Headlines 10:06 am Mid-Morning Classics with Jeff Esworthy s Benjamin Hochman (8 pm, 6/22)
Noon Live and Local with Kevin Kelly Kevin’s lunchtime get-together features music and a daily serving of news about, and interviews with, area music-makers, plus a calendar of regional music events.
1:01 pm NPR News Headlines 1:06 pm Afternoon Classics Julie Amacher, Lynn Warfel, Mindy Ratner, Gillian Martin and Bob Christiansen keep you company throughout the afternoon and early evening with music and occasional news updates, including NPR headlines at 4:01 pm and 7:01 pm.
8 pm (M-Th) The Evening Concert Great orchestras from the great concert halls!
Monday: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 6/1 6/8 6/15 6/22 6/29
Mariss Jansons, conductor; Itzhak Perlman, violin MOZART, J. STRAUSS Jr., MENDELSSOHN, KREISLER, GOLDMARK Stephane Deneve, conductor; Alfred Brendel, piano ROUSSEL, BEETHOVEN Charles Dutoit, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano DEBUSSY, CHOPIN, JANACEK Pinchas Zukerman, conductor; Benjamin Hochman, piano All-MOZART program Lorin Maazel, cond MAHLER, DVORAK
Tuesday: Chicago Ensembles 6/2 6/9
Civic Orchestra of Chicago Bernard Haitink, cond SHOSTAKOVICH: Sym No 10 Chicago Chamber Musicians Joe Genualdi & Jasmine Lin, violins; Roger Chase, viola DVORAK: Duo for Violin and Cello Civic Orchestra of Chicago Cliff Colnot, cond PROKOFIEV, RESPIGHI Chicago Chamber Musicians Chicago Chamber Musicians Brass All-GABRIELI program
s Sophie Shao (8 pm, 6/18) 6/24
New York Philharmonic 6/16 6/23
Alan Gilbert, cond; Lang Lang, piano SMITH, TCHAIKOVSKY, BEETHOVEN, SIBELIUS Lorin Maazel, cond; Michelle Kim, violin; Renee Siebert, flute; Mindy Kaufman, flute; Philip Smith, trumpet; Stanley Drucker, clarinet KERNIS: New Work for Trumpet and Orchestra [World Premiere] and BACH, COPLAND, RAVEL Lorin Maazel, cond MAAZEL, SIBELIUS
Wednesday: Chicago Symphony Orchestra 6/3
From former Music Director Daniel Barenboim’s final season with the CSO in 2006, Mahler’s Symphony No 5 and a Mozart piano concerto with soloist Alfred Brendel. Young French conductor Ludovic Morlot led this all-Russian program—of Glinka, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Glishic— last November, with pianist Simon Trpceski. A retrospective celebrating this month’s Dvorak festival in Chicago, with Fritz Reiner, Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim, Carlo Maria Giulini, Neeme Jarvi and Seiji Ozawa.
Gustavo Dudamel returned in January with pianist Stephen Hough; from a special concert in the same week, Yo-Yo Ma performs Golijov’s Azul, with percussion and “hyper-accordion!”
Thursday: Music Mountain 6/4 6/11 6/18 6/25
Rossetti String Quartet; Eugenia Zukerman, flute GLUCK, MOZART, DEBUSSY, PIAZZOLLA, FOOTE, GINASTERA Bergonzi String Quartet; Tao Lin, piano MOZART, C. SCHUMANN, BRAHMS, TOUZET, SCHUBERT, BERNSTEIN The Shanghai String Quartet; Sophie Shao, cello BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT The Shanghai String Quartet; The Amernet String Quartet BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS, MENDELSSOHN
10:01 pm NPR News Headlines 10:06 pm (M-Th) Night Music Gillian Martin, Bob Christiansen, Ward Jacobson, Scott Blankenship or John Zech keep you company through the wee hours.
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8 pm Riverwalk Jazz
s Dirk Wittenborn (6 pm, 6/5) 6/12 6/19 6/26
s Daniela Schaechter (7 pm, 6/12)
3:59 pm Living Music Weekend To guide your choices, a calendar of weekend musical events in our area, presented by Roger Cooper.
4:01 pm NPR News Headlines 4:06 pm Broadway Revisited The American musical theater, explored by Art Hilgart. 6/5 Tony Awards Preview. Hear songs from the nominees on this week’s review of the Broadway season. 6/12 Arthur Fiedler’s Broadway. Boston Pops medleys of hit songs from hit shows. 6/19 The Depression. The Depression of the 30s hit Broadway hard, and songs reflected the national condition, some of despair, some of denial. 6/26 Hello, Dollies! Carol Channing, the original star of Jerry Herman’s Hello, Dolly!, and six other Dollies who’ve played the role, along with Louis Armstrong.
5:06 pm Fascinatin’ Rhythm Michael Lasser examines the history of American popular song. 6/5 Tin Pan Alley. Music publishing and song writing became profitable as the 20th century arrived. How did hits spread across the country before TV, before radio and movies?
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Operetta. Before musical comedy took over Broadway, no kind of musical was more popular than Operetta. Take a Little Tip from Father. For Father’s Day, songs about Dad, with a sense of humor. Melodies of Richard Rodgers. Richard Rodgers wrote grand melodies with Oscar Hammerstein, but he also wrote some with the irreverent Lorenz Hart.
6 pm The Song Is You Bonnie Grice talks with all sorts of people about the sorts of music that influenced them. 6/5 Dirk Wittenborn. We can’t recall ever starting a program with the theme song from Sponge Bob, Square Pants, but writer Wittenborn chose it in tribute to his 7-yearold daughter. 6/12 Adam Rapp. The playwright, director, author, musician and performer tells us about himself and his musical selections, which start with Tom Waits and end with Glen Campbell. 6/19 Breena Clarke. We learn how important writing became to her after the death of her son, and how important Taj Mahal and Nikki Giovanni have been throughout her life. 6/26 Jay McInerney. He achieved fame with his first novel, Bright Lights, Big City, and joins us to share some musical favorites including Jimmy Reed (who inspired the book’s title).
7 pm Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz Great playing, great conversation! 6/5 Remembering Studs Terkel. He was a longtime friend of Marian’s as the two shared a love of jazz, of radio and of Stud’s hometown Chicago. 6/12 Daniela Schaechter. This Italian import is a brilliant young pianist and singer who is taking the jazz scene by storm. 6/19 Sherrie Maricle. She’s a drummer, an educator, a writer and the beating heart of the all-female big band the Diva Jazz Orchestra. 6/26 Daryl Sherman. We celebrate the centennial of songwriter Johnny Mercer with pianist/singer and Mercer enthusiast Sherman.
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays classic jazz. David Holt co-hosts. 6/5 It Ain’t Over ‘til the Fat Man Swings: The Music of Fats Waller. Fats was famous for his personality—but he was also a prolific composer, inventive stylist, and a genius at the keyboard. A special encore presentation of the first Riverwalk Jazz national broadcast in 1989! 6/12 Beautiful Changes: The Whiteman Years. Paul Whiteman’s orchestra featured cornet ace Bix Beiderbecke and played a pivotal role in American music of the 20s. 6/19 My Sweet Papa’s Voice: A Jazz Celebration for Dad. Celebrating Father’s Day with pianist Shelly Berg, guitarist John Pizzarelli, bandleader Jim Cullum and others. 6/26 Come Rain or Come Shine: Johnny Mercer, 100 Years, 1000 Songs! The 100th birthday of the man whose songs are among the most popular hits of the 30s through the 50s.
9 pm Rhythm, Sweet & Hot Rare and wonderful recordings from the 20s through the 50s, primarily from 78s.
10 pm Radio Deluxe Jazz singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli and his vocalist, wife Jessica Molaskey, host a two-hour weekly music party from their “deluxe living room!” Snappy patter, classics from the American Popular Songbook, and a lot of fun! Catch it Sundays from 4 to 6 pm as well!
Midnight Bluegrass Breakdown Nashville’s Dave Higgs presents bluegrass music, often with live performances in the mix.
1 am The Bluegrass Review More bluegrass music, interviews and features, with host Phil Nusbaum providing an historical perspective.
2 am The Folk Sampler From the foothills of the Ozarks, Mike Flynn presents folk, traditional, bluegrass and blues.
3 am The Art of the Song Exploring creativity in songwriting and other arts.
4 am Celtic Connections From Carbondale, Brian Crow plays music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany.
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5 am Classical Music Ward Jacobson and Lynn Warfel help you wake up, or go to sleep, depending.
7 am Weekend Blend Vincent Trauth puts on the coffee, along with classical music, weather, NPR news headlines at 7:01 and Garrison Keillor’s almanac at 8:01 am.
s Wildbirds & Peacedrums (10 pm, 6/20)
8 pm American Routes
9:01 am NPR News Headlines s The Raymond Scott Quintette (8 pm, 6/13)
9:06 am Classics By Request John Frayne plays requests at this time each Saturday morning. Submit requests at classreq@ illinois.edu or (217) 265-5084.
10 am Classics of the Phonograph John Frayne’s weekly exploration of classical music from the pre-digital recording era. 6/6 Great Film Composers: Russians, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. 6/13 Cult Conductors. Not the most famous, nor popular—but collectable! 6/20 Preempted by today’s early Lyric Opera start. 6/27 Summer Festivals. Ravinia, Tanglewood, Lewisohn Stadium...
11 am From the Top A live performance program featuring America’s best young classical musicians! Pianist Chris O’Riley hosts. (See Sunday for listings.) 6/20 Preempted by today’s early opera start.
Noon Afternoon at the Opera: Lyric Opera of Chicago/ Los Angeles Opera Host John Frayne guides you through the world of opera each week, providing highlights and insights. 6/6 SPECIAL: The Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert. The finalists in the Met’s 2008-09 auditions; Thomas Hampson, a former auditions winner, hosts. 6/13 THE PEARL FISHERS: Bizet. Lyric Opera Orchestra, John Mauceri, cond, with Nicole Cabell, Nathan Gunn, Eric Cutler and Christian Van Horn. 6/20 TRISTAN AND ISOLDE: Wagner. [EARLY START @ 10:30 AM] Lyric Opera Orchestra, Andrew Davis, cond, with Deborah Voigt, Clifton Forbis, Petra Lang, Jason Stearns and Stephen Milling. 6/27 THE TRIPTYCH: Puccini. LA Opera Orchestra, James Conlon, cond, with Mark Delavan, Anja Kampe, Sondra Radvanovsky and Thomas Allen.
4:01 pm NPR News Headlines 4:06 pm Footlight Parade Bill Rudman presents musical theater, from Broadway to Hollywood. 6/6 On the Town. The knockout score by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with commentary by Comden, Green, director George Abbott and star Nancy Walker. 6/13 Songs of Summer. We’re having a heat wave! Kick back, pour yourself a tall glass of lemonade and enjoy 15 songs for the season. 6/20 Broadway’s Best Dads. A celebration of Father’s Day with Tevye and 17 other dads who pass on wisdom, worry about getting old and share their lives with kids and spouses. 6/27 Spotlight on Dawn Upshaw. A visit with the many-splendored opera and concert artist who has gracefully crossed over to the Broadway songbook.
5 pm A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor and friends present music, skits, and the latest news from Lake Wobegon. You can also hear each week’s program at 2 pm Sunday, right here on FM 90.9!
7 pm etown A variety show recorded live in front of an audience, featuring top bluegrass, folk and country artists, as well as conversation about our communities and our world. 6/6 Calexico / Dave Alvin. 6/13 Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. 6/20 Devotchka / Au Revoir Simone. 6/27 Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks / Vienna Teng.
A program of and about all the roots and branches of American music, with host Nick Spitzer. 6/6 Weddings. June is the month for weddings, and American Routes has lots of different takes on matrimony from Cab Calloway, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams, Etta James and more. 6/13 Raymond Scott / Don Byron. Scott is one of the great unknown composers of the 20th century, who went from Loony Toons to developing some of the first electronic instruments. 6/20 Father’s Day. Musical fathers & sons, such as polka kings Eddie Blazonczyk Jr. & Sr., and music for daddy-os by Horace Silver, Johnny Cash, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Regina Carter. 6/27 Emmylou Harris & Yo La Tengo. We speak with Harris about growing up between South and North, her days on the road with Gram Parsons, and her atmospheric music today.
10 pm The Saturday Special Programs of and about good music and good musicians! 6/6 Concerts from NPR Music: Leonard Cohen. Poet and songwriter Cohen performing at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre with a band including collaborator/singer Sharon Robinson. 6/13 Lincoln Center: NEA Jazz Masters. George Benson, Jimmy Cobb, Rudy van Gelder, Toots Thielemans, Lee Konitz and Snooky Young join the NEA Jazz Masters. 6/20 Nordic Jazz I. The extraordinary Iro Haarla Quintet from Finland and Sweden’s Wildbirds & Peacedrums, with astonishing vocal pyrotechnics and propulsive drumming. 6/27 Nordic Jazz II. Norway’s Ola Kvernberg Trio, re-defining jazz violin, and, from the Faroe Islands, Kristian Blak and Yggdrasil, bringing a mix of nature and mythology to jazz.
11 pm The World Music Hour Dan Storper and Rosalie Howarth take you through music of many different cultures.
Midnight Blues Before Sunrise Where every month is Black History Month! Steve Cushing explores the highways and byways of African-American music on the best blues show on the radio! PATTERNS • JUNE 2009 17
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5 am Classical Music Scott Blankenship and Lynn Warfel select classical music for your Sunday morning, with NPR news headlines at 7:01 am and Garrison Keillor’s daily almanac at 8:01 am.
9 am Sunday Baroque Suzanne Bona provides relaxing early music by the likes of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, at this new time. You’ll also hear NPR news headlines at 9:01 am and 12:01 pm.
1 pm The Thistle and Shamrock Fiona Ritchie hosts this program from Scotland, featuring traditional and contemporary music from Scotland, Ireland and elsewhere. 6/7 Reunion, Part One. At the 10-day Perthshire Amber Festival, a gathering of former members of legendary bands Ossian, Silly Wizard and the Tannahill Weavers. 6/14 Reunion, Part Two. More from the Perthshire Amber Festival. 6/21 One, Two... Some of the great solo artists and duos who play uncluttered, crystal clear acoustic music. 6/28 ...and Three! In guitar/fiddle/accordion trios and other three-way instrumental combinations, you can really hear the interplay between artists.
2 pm A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor and friends with skits, music, comedy and the news from Lake Wobegon!
4 pm Radio Deluxe Singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli and his singing wife, Jessica Molaskey, host a two-hour weekly music party from their “deluxe living room!” Snappy patter, great records from the American Popular Songbook, interesting guests, and a lot of fun!
6 pm From the Top A rebroadcast of NPR’s young musician showcase. 6/6 Where Are They Now? The program’s fifth annual WATN show focuses on kids who have successfully broken into the professional music world. 6/13 This week’s show comes from the western plains of Lubbock, Texas, with a line-up of outstanding performers that includes a 13-year-old pianist and a 9-year-old guitarist. 6/20 From Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a phenomenal 17-year-old mandolin player who spends almost as much time raising chickens as he does playing music.
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s Valerie Kahler (7 pm Sunday evening host)
Pulitzer-Prize winning composer William Bolcom’s works are featured, along with a newly formed quartet named the Bolcom Bros.
7 pm Classical Music Valerie Kahler is your summertime Sunday evening host; NPR news headlines at 7:01 pm.
10:01 pm NPR News Headlines
10:06 pm Harmonia Angela Mariani presents an hour of Baroque and early music.
11:06 pm The Romantic Hours Music, poetry and romance, seamlessly woven by Mona Golabek.
Midnight Classical Music Scott Blankenship eases you into the new week.
Kickin’ It at Kickapoo photos: Michael Owen Thomas
Kickapoo Events Teen participants in the Youth Media Workshop’s “Kickin’ It at
Kickapoo Clenup photos: Kimberlie Kranich
Kickapoo” project, above and above right, experienced the fun the state park has to offer during a project kickoff dinner, riding the paddle boats and meeting the community partners who’ll be working with them. Youth from the Danville Boys and Girls Club will use video technology to create public service announcements about the benefits of the park. Below and below right, more than 500 volunteers gathered trash at Kickapoo during the Keep Vermilion County Beautiful and WILL Public Media Cleanup Day on April 25.
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Mr. Steve and SuperWhy Families came to WILL’s events at
the Champaign Public Library in April to hear musical performances by PBS Kids host Mr. Steve, above and right; to play educational word games, above right; and to meet the PBS Kids walkaround character SuperWhy, far right above.
Red Grange Kemper Peacock, who conducted
Photos: Michael Owen Thomas
one of football hero Red Grange’s last interviews in 1982, was in town during April for interviews with WILLTV’s John Paul, shown at right with Peacock, and Denise LaGrassa, below. WILL-TV is using footage of the original Grange interview, along with new interviews with Peacock, to produce a new documentary, Red Grange Remembers, to air this fall.
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Great Food and Loyal Support Thanks to The Brown Bag Deli Harlean Swing, owner of The Brown Bag Deli in Mon-
ticello, is one of WILL’s most enthusiastic fans. Since becoming an underwriter, Harlean has seen her business experience “incredible growth due to the loyalty of the WILL listeners and viewers.” Located in downtown Monticello’s Old Levee Street Mall, The Brown Bag opened in 1976 and boasts a large assortment of overstuffed sandwiches, homemade soups, and made-fresh-daily salads. Meals are prepared using only the finest foods, including imported meats and breads from Chicago and New York. For a memorable dessert, Pies by Inge offers homemade fruit or cream pies available whole or by the slice as well as brownies, cookies and cakes. Plus, the Soda Shop offers Brown Bag ice cream treats! “If you have a business that wants to attract discerning patrons, WILL is the only way to go,” Harlean said. “By supporting WILL, you’re not only getting your business name out there, but you’re also giving the public access to some extraordinary choices. It’s good business, and it’s the right thing to do!" The next time you visit Monticello, stop by The Brown Bag Deli and experience the extraordinary food choices it offers and be sure to thank Harlean Swing for her business support of WILL. The Brown Bag Deli is open from 9 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday; from 9 am to 8 pm on Friday and from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Call in your order to 217-762-9221 or visit online at www.monticellobrownbag.com
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