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Radio News and information: NPR, BBC, news, weather, agriculture, talk shows 580 AM and 90.9 FM HD2 and HD3; live streaming on will.illinois.edu. See page 20. Music and performance: Classical music during the week and a mix of musical genres on the weekends. 90.9 FM and HD1 (101.1 in Champaign-Urbana and 106.5 in Danville). See pages 4-7.
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march 2010 Volume XXXVII, Number 9 Changes at Illinois Public Media By Mark Leonard, General Manager You may have heard by now about some changes we are making at Illinois Public Media, both to address ongoing budget concerns and position us for future opportunities in a changing media environment. I want to make sure you know about the steps being taken by our organization’s leadership and why we are taking them. The changes include eliminating our dedicated staffing for weather coverage for WILL Radio and WILL-TV. WILL-FM will become a dual-format station, airing classical music and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, along with local news. As part of these programming changes, we will eliminate nine staff positions. Illinois Public Media has been operating with a deficit during the current fiscal year as a result of $110,000 in budget cuts from the Illinois Arts Council that were announced in October. Our arts council funding has decreased by more than $280,000 since 2006. Overall, the state funding picture continues to be bleak, and the University of Illinois’ financial situation is precarious. It has become clear that WILL needs to reduce its ongoing operating expenses, yet it is necessary to make some staff investments in areas of revenue growth and increased efficiency. Three new positions are being created in the areas of member services, on-air Morning Edition hosting, and Web site development. We are eliminating our dedicated staffing of locally based weather forecasting because much of that information is now available through other services. The Web now provides a level of on-demand weather information that was not possible in the past, and makes our service less unique. We are proud of WILL’s long tradition of full-service weather, but providing that service costs Illinois Public Media $140,000 a year, with only $40,000 of that cost underwritten by businesses. Our on-air radio staff will continue to update listeners on the weather using National Weather Service information. Listeners to the west of Champaign-Urbana have long requested that WILL provide a stronger signal to their area for our AM 580 and NPR (continued on the inside back cover)
Stay home and attend great concerts! WILL-TV brings you a variety of music concerts this month, from Alison Krauss celebrating the birthday of her record label, to a flamboyant Spanish guitarist to five siblings who perform together on five separate pianos. And you don’t even have to leave your easy chair to enjoy the performances!
Photo: Missing Piece Group
The Spanish Guitar Described as “The Latin Riverdance,” this show features Benise pushing the boundaries of traditional Flamenco/Spanish guitar. Integrating footage of Benise in Old Havana, Venice, Spain, Paris and India, the show features guest performances by American Idol finalist Kimberly Locke, vocalist Giorgia Fumanti, Dancing with the Stars couple Nick Kosovich and Lena Bacheva, along with the Los Angeles Gospel Choir. It airs at 8:30 pm Tuesday, March 9.
Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert
Photo: Rounder Records
Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player A group of A-list musicians gathered in Nashville in May 1987 to celebrate the influence of guitarist Chet Atkins on their lives and careers. Airing at 9 pm Friday, March 12, this program includes performances by Atkins with Mark Knopfler, the Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald and a band of Music City’s finest players. Photo: KBYU Provo
Photo: Melodie Gimple
Film and television star Minnie Driver hosts this starstudded variety concert at 7 pm Wednesday, March 10, with a who’s who of Rounder Records’ artists, including Champaign-Urbana native Alison Krauss (and her band, Union Station), Robert Plant, Steve Martin (right), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Madeleine Peyroux, Irma Thomas, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas and many more.
The 5 Browns: In Concert
Photo: LeAnn Mueller
Experience the musical virtuosity of The 5 Browns, Julliard-trained pianists and siblings who offer inventive interpretations of classical and jazz standards. Catch them at 7:30 pm Sunday, March 14. Chris Botti in Boston: Part II Following the 5 Browns that evening at 9 pm, it’s a continuation of trumpeter Chris Botti’s amazing 2009 performance at Boston’s Symphony Hall. Joining Botti are Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban and Yo-Yo-Ma, with Keith Lockhart conducting the Boston Pops.
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Illinois Pioneers looks at founding of Champaign
s Excavation of University Ave.
As the city of Champaign begins celebrating its 150th anniversary this month, a new WILL-TV production, Illinois Pioneers, looks at the creation of the city after the Illinois Central Railroad arrived in 1854.
The town that grew up around the tracks was originally called West Urbana, he said, but it was renamed Champaign when the town took action to acquire a city charter in 1860. Both the city and county name were derived from Champaign County, Ohio.
Airing at 7:30 pm Thursday, March 25, the program hosted by John Paul will examine the factors that helped Champaign get its start. “Illinois Central laid its rail track two miles west of downtown Urbana,” John said. “There are a lot of good stories about why the tracks weren’t built closer to Urbana, and we’ll look at some of those.”
Approximately 10,000 men labored at any one time on the railroad line, and the depot, called Urbana Station, was built in time for the first train to arrive on July 24, 1854. “We’ll talk about some of the people who contributed to the early growth of the city, and look at photos from the era,” John said.
Join us for a St. Patrick’s Day to remember!
Then at 8:30, stay tuned for Celtic Thunder — It’s Entertainment!, the group’s newest and largest musical review to date.
War who fought for the Mexican side. Special guest appearances by Linda Ronstadt, Lila Down, Carlos Nunez and many others illuminate the musical and historical bonds between Ireland and Mexico.
And on FM 90.9, don’t miss a new Chieftains & Ry Cooder special at 10 pm Saturday, March 13, preempting Tapestry of the Times. The groups revisit legends of the San Patricio Battalion, Irish immigrant soldiers in the U.S.-Mexican
Plus, from our “Music You Can Use” series on FM, we bring you Carolan’s Dream at 7:06 pm March 17. It’s two hours of gentle music from the great Baroque harpist/composer Turlough Carolan, uninterrupted by talk.
Pulitzer-prize winning author Malachy McCourt (A Monk Swimming) wrote and produced When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars (7 pm Wednesday, March 17, WILL-TV) featuring Ireland’s most beloved ballads and folk songs.
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s Linda Ronstadt
Great BritCom Vote XI is here!
Photo: Living Images by Carol Walker
Our slate of five candidates awaits your scrutiny Saturday, March 6. Your votes will determine which of the following shows will ascend to BritCom Saturday Night. First up at 7 pm is May to December, the ongoing adventures of middle-aged widower Alec Callendar and 27-year-old physical education teacher Zoe Angell as they fall in love. At 7:40, it’s time for The Brittas Empire and the chaos that ensues when Gordon Brittas takes over as manager of Whitbury New Town Leisure Center—sending much of the staff out on strike over his misguided and micromanaging ways. New to WILL and the BritCom Vote line-up at 8:20 is The Old Guys, featuring housemates Tom and Roy—one well-read, organized, clean and sensitive; the other, not. Original, funny and only a little distasteful, this new comedy takes a fresh look at retirement and the joys of growing old disgracefully. Then at 9 pm, Open All Hours takes a hilarious look at life in Arkwright’s Emporium, a traditional British corner shop, complete with a rude, pennypinching proprietor and his nephew as
s The Old Guys
hapless assistant. Last up at 9:45 is Next of Kin. When their son and daughter-in-law are killed in a car crash, s Open All Hours perennially selfish couple Maggie and Andrew are left to bring up three demanding grandchildren—with adventures and stress galore! For the record, Next of Kin and May to December have aired previously on WILLTV. The Brittas Empire and Open All Hours have been featured in other BritCom votes, while The Old Guys is a completely new program.
Showcasing Central Illinois singers
A Cappella BEATdown—Live! Spurred by the popularity of the TV show “Glee” and groups like Straight No Chaser, which became a YouTube sensation with its version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a cappella singing is experiencing a surge in popularity that is inspiring groups to take up the musical style. s U of I student group, The Girls Next Door A cappella, singing without accompaniment, is cool again. TV December pledge special featuring Central Illinois is home to dozens of a Straight No Chaser. “We were talking about cappella groups, some affiliated with high the large number of a cappella groups in schools and colleges, others more casual the area, and it struck me that we could groups of friends who get together to sing. have fun by inviting some of them into our WILL-TV is bringing some of these troupes studio for a little competition.” into the studio at 7 pm Monday, March 8, for a competition and television show sure to We’ll have in-studio expert judges, and entertain the whole family! viewers can vote for a favorite group by calling in or voting online at will.illinois. Project director David Thiel said the idea edu/beatdown. was born during a discussion of the WILLPATTERNS • MARCH 2010
Jake Schumacher, Program Director
WILL-FM 90.9 and HD1 101.1 in Champaign-Urbana and 106.5 in Danville
6 am The Morning Express with Vic Di Geronimo
Tuesday: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Everything you need to start your day in one handy place—a friendly local voice, music, time and weather checks, and just enough news! • Great classical music and companionship all morning long • A complete weather forecast at the top of each hour • School closings at 6:30, 7:04 and 7:30 am • NPR news headlines at 7:01, 8:01, 9:01 & 10:01 am • Frequent time and weather checks each hour • Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac at 7:45
10:06 am Mid-Morning Classics with Jeff Esworthy 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.
1:01 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.
7:06 pm 3/17 SPECIAL: Carolan’s Dream. Two hours of gentle music from the great Baroque harpist/composer Turlough Carolan, uninterrupted by talk. A WILL “Music You Can Use” special for your St. Patrick’s evening!
8 pm (M-Th) The Evening Concert Great orchestras from the great concert halls!
Monday: Cleveland Orchestra 3/1
3/8 3/15 3/22 3/29
Pinchas Steinberg, cond; Nikolaj Znaider, violin BARBER, BRAHMS, TCHAIKOVSKY Colin Davis, cond; Mitsuko Uchida, piano BERLIOZ, MOZART, SIBELIUS Franz Welser-Moest, cond; Uri Caine, piano; Joshua Smith, flute BEETHOVEN/CAINE, BERNSTEIN, PISTON Franz Welser-Moest, cond; Truls Mork, cello STRAVINSKY, PROKOFIEV, BEETHOVEN/ MITROPOULOS Franz Welser-Moest, cond BRUCKNER: Sym No 9
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Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Bernard Haitink, cond; Yo-Yo Ma, cello BLOCH, MAHLER Daniel Barenboim, Georg Solti, Fritz Reiner, cond; Jacqueline du Pre, cello; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano; Jascha Heifetz, violin DVORAK, BEETHOVEN, TCHAIKOVSKY
New York Philharmonic 3/16 3/23 3/30
David Robertson, cond; Gil Shaham, violin RAVEL, BARBER, BARTOK Riccardo Muti, cond; Andras Schiff, piano BRAHMS, HINDEMITH Riccardo Muti, cond; Vadim Repin, violin BEETHOVEN, FRANCK
Wednesday: Concerts from Spoleto & The Library of Congress 3/3
3/17 3/24 3/31
Performers include soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment BACH, BRAHMS, MOZART Performers include the Venice Baroque Orchestra MOZART, KODALY, RACHMANINOFF, BARBER, TARTINI, VIVALDI SPECIAL: Carolan’s Dream continued Performers include Alisa Weilerstein, cello SCHUBERT, VILLA LOBOS, DVORAK, BEETHOVEN, R. SCHUMANN Performers include Joshua Bell, violin MARAIS, SCHUBERT, MOZART, R. SCHUMANN
Thursday: Prairie Performances 3/4 3/11 3/18 3/25
Illinois Symphony Orchestra (11/21/09) Mendelssohn Bicentennial Karen Lynne Deal, cond; Julieta Mihai, violin All-MENDELSSOHN program Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra (1/23/10) Faith, Tragedy & Joy Steven Larsen, cond; Jonathan Keeble, flute BAXTER, MENDELSSOHN, ROUSE, TCHAIKOVSKY Illinois Chamber Orchestra (1/23/10) English Suites and Serenades Karen Lynne Deal, cond PURCELL, PARRY, ELGAR, BRIDGE Sinfonia da Camera (2/6/10) Spring Enchantment Ian Hobson, Fred Stoltzfus, cond MOZART, HANDEL, R. SCHUMANN
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.
friday evenings 3:59 pm Living Music Weekend To guide your choices, a calendar of weekend musical events in our area, presented by Kevin Kelly.
4:01 pm NPR News Headlines 4:06 pm Broadway Revisited The American musical theater, explored by Art Hilgart. 3/5 Rock Musicals. 3/12 Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, Live! 3/19 Spring Is Here. 3/26 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
5:06 pm Fascinatin’ Rhythm Michael Lasser examines the history of American popular song. 3/5 Whatever Happened? Fascinations fade, love ends. 3/12 Mr. Jazz Himself. Jazz Age songs about jazz. 3/19 Where Are The Songs? We like what we grew up on, especially the songs. 3/26 Among My Souvenirs. Objects conjure precious memories.
6 pm The Song is You Bonnie Grice talks with all sorts of people about the music that has influenced their lives.
7 pm Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz Great playing, great conversation! 3/5 Remembering Stacey Rowles. 3/12 Loston Harris. Michael Feinstein hosts. 3/19 Remembering Jimmy McPartland. 3/26 Bill Frisell.
8 pm Riverwalk Jazz The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays classic jazz. David Holt co-hosts. 3/5 Behind Every Great Man: Lil Hardin and Louis Armstrong. 3/12 Keeping it Hot: Bria Skonberg & Dave Bennett. 3/19 Not Just Another Pretty Face: “Girl Singers” of the Big Band Era. 3/26 Let’s Talk Jazz: A Conversation with Gary Giddins.
9 pm Rhythm, Sweet & Hot
s Ella Fitzgerald (4:06 pm, 3/12)
10 pm Radio Deluxe Jazz singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli and his vocalist wife, Jessica Molaskey, host a two-hour weekly music party with snappy patter, classics from the American Popular Songbook, interesting guests and a lot of fun! [Also Sundays from 4 to 6 pm]
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.
2 am The Folk Sampler 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.
Rare and wonderful recordings from the ’20s through the ’50s, primarily from 78s.
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saturdays 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.
9:01 am NPR News Headlines 9:06 am Classics By Request John Frayne plays requests. Submit them at email@example.com or 217-265-5084.
10 am Classics of the Phonograph John Frayne’s weekly exploration of classical music from the pre-digital recording era. 3/6 The Long Career of Claudio Arrau. 3/13 After Lenny Came Pierre! 3/20 Ricci and Accardo: Two Italian Violinists. 3/27 1979: The Advent of Digital.
11 am From the Top A live performance program featuring America’s best young classical musicians, with pianist Chris O’Riley. [Also Sundays at 6 pm; look there for program listings.]
Noon Afternoon at the Opera An exciting world premiere closes the Houston Grand Opera season, and the Met’s new season opens the following week! John Frayne is your host. 3/6 ATTILA (Verdi). Riccardo Muti, cond, with Violeta Urmana and Ramon Vargas. 3/13 THE NOSE (Shostakovich). Valery Gergiev, cond, with Andrei Popov and Gordon Gietz. 3/20 FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD (Janacek). Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond, with Stefan Margita and Kurt Streit. (11/12/09) 3/27 HAMLET (Thomas). Louis Langree, cond, with Natalie Dessay and Jennifer Larmore.
4:01 pm NPR News Headlines 4:06 pm Footlight Parade Bill Rudman presents musical theater from Broadway to Hollywood. 3/6 Shows Within Shows. 3/13 Recycling. 3/20 The Year 2001 on Stage. 3/27 The Noble Working Man (and Woman).
s Brandi Carlile (7 pm, 3/6)
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 etown A live variety show featuring top modern bluegrass, folk and country artists. 3/6 John Hiatt / Brandi Carlile. 3/13 KT Tunstall / Adrienne Young. 3/20 Joan Baez / Brett Dennen. 3/27 CAKE / Chuck Prophet.
8 pm American Routes All the roots and branches of American music, with host Nick Spitzer. 3/6 American Routes Goes to the Movies. 3/13 J.J. Cale / Cedric Watson. 3/20 Herbie Hancock / The Neville Brothers. 3/27 Elvis Costello / Carla Bley.
10 pm Tapestry of the Times A rebroadcast of this great series showcasing music from the Smithsonian Folkways archives. 3/13 SPECIAL: The Chieftains & Ry Cooder: San Patricio. The San Patricio Battalion were unsung heroes of the Mexican-American war. With Linda Ronstadt, Van Dyke Parks, Los Tigres del Norte and others. (See page 2.)
11 pm The World Music Hour Dan Storper and Rosalie Howarth take you through music of many different cultures.
Midnight Blues Before Sunrise Steve Cushing explores the highways and byways of African-American music.
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s Stephanie Nilles (6 pm, 3/28)
5 am Classical Music
6 pm From the Top
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.
A rebroadcast of NPR’s young musician showcase. Listings are for yesterday’s 11 am broadcast and today’s repeat. 3/7 From Stanford University. 3/14 Five teenagers awarded $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist scholarships, including Indiana pianist Jingxuan Zhang. 3/21 From the big island of Hawaii! 3/28 Featuring alumna Stephanie Nilles, now a rapidly-rising singer/songwriter.
9 am Sunday Baroque Suzanne Bona provides relaxing early music by the likes of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. 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. 3/7 Fiddle Styles. 3/14 Daithi Sproule. 3/21 Mando Banjo Magic. 3/28 The Silver Collection. Musical masterpieces from the last 25 years.
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 with snappy patter, classics from the American Popular Songbook, interesting guests, and a lot of fun!
7 pm Classical Music Valerie Kahler is your Sunday evening host; NPR news headlines at 7:01 pm.
10 pm Harmonia Angela Mariani presents Baroque and early music, including NPR news headlines at 10:01 pm. 3/7 Women in Music of the Baroque. 3/14 Circa 1500. 3/21 A Purcell Celebration, Part 1. 3/28 The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra… Live!
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.
5:58 pm Living Music Week Kevin Kelly provides a quick guide to some of the live music performances throughout our listening area in the coming week. PATTERNS • MARCH 2010
Arts & Crafts
(midnight-2 am; 6-8 am; noon-2 pm; 6-8 pm) Sun and Wed: Cook’s Country, Lidia’s Italy, Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie, Jacques Pepin Mon and Fri: Simply Ming, Lidia’s Italy, Daisy Cooks! With Daisy Martinez, Sara’s Weeknight Meals Tue and Thur: Mexico: One Plate at a Time, Julia and Solid Black Jacques, Uncorked: Wine Made Simple, Burt Wolf: What We Eat
Saturday Marathons in March
(2-3 am; 8-9 am; 2-3 pm; 8-9 pm) Sun and Wed: Rick Steves Europe, Travelscope Mon and Fri: Rick Steves Europe, Rudy Maxa’s World Tue and Thu: Rick Steves Europe, Open Road
Gardening/Home Improvement (3-5 am; 9-11 am; 3-5 pm; 9-11 pm) Mon and Fri: Garden Smart/Garden Home (F), This Old House, Make, Cultivating Life Tue and Thu: Victory Garden, New Yankee Workshop, Woodsmith Shop, Moment of Luxury Wed and Sun: Garden Smart/Garden Home (S), Ask This Old House, For Your Home, Katie Brown Workshop
(5-6 am; 11-noon; 5-6 pm; 11-midnight) Sun and Wed: Knit and Crochet, Landscapes Through Time Mon and Fri: Sewing with Nancy, Donna Dewberry Tue and Thu: Scheewe Art Workshop, Best of the Joy of Painting Six-hour block of themed programming March 6: Caribbean Spice Daisy Martinez, John Shields and Steve Raichlen offer sure-to-please tropical dishes. March 13: Top o’ the Morning Join Rick Steves, Rudy Maxa and Burt Wolf for a tour of the Emerald Isle. March 20: Creative Quilts Georgia Bonesteel, Donna Dewberry and Nancy Zieman offer tips for crafters of all skill levels. March 27: Spring is in the Air Burt Wolf and Katie Brown with Passover and Easter meal ideas; P. Allen Smith helps with flowers of the season. Don’t miss special pledge drive programming on Create from 7-10 pm March 5, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17 and 19-21.
Monday-Friday Nightly News Programming 9:00 PBS NewsHour 10:00 Nightly Business Report 10:30 Worldfocus
7:00 Faces of America (3/1, 3/8), Secrets of Shangri-La (3/22), America’s Lost Landscape (3/29) 7:30 Anatomy of a Hurricane (3/15) 8:00 Nature 11:00 African-American Lives 2 (3/1, 3/8), Krakatoa (3/15), Lost Cave Temples (3/22), Buffalo Flows (3/29)
6:30 National Geographic Magazine’s Top 10 Photos (3/16*) 7:00 American Experience (3/9, 3/23) 7:30 American Experience (3/2), Science Trek (3/16*) 8:00 P.O.V. (3/9), Narcotic Farm (3/23), Citizen Tanouye (3/30) 11:00 Global Voices (3/2), Independent Lens (3/9), Shipping Out (3/16), Imagining Robert (3/23), American Experience (3/30)
6:00 Secrets of the Vatican (3/10*) 7:00 Independent Lens (3/3, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31) 7:30 Playing for Change (3/10*) 8:00 Frontline (3/3, 3/24, 3/31), Independent Lens (3/17) 11:00 Best in Broadcast Journalism (3/3), Independent Lens (3/10), Miller Center National Debate Series (3/17), Bhutan: Path to Happiness (3/24), World’s Toughest Math Contest (3/31)
6:00 Playing for Change (3/18*) 7:00 NOVA (3/4, 3/11, 3/25) 7:30 Secrets of the Vatican (3/18*) 8:00 Phoenix Mars Mission (3/4), Scientific American Frontiers (3/11), 400 Years of the Telescope (3/25) 11:00 Barbara Morgan (3/4), Scientific American Frontiers (3/11, 3/18, 3/25)
6:00 The National Parks (3/12*) 7:00 America Beyond the Color Line (3/19) 8:00 The Greatest Good (3/5), Colorblind (3/19), Zora’s Roots (3/26) 11:00 The National Parks (3/5), America Beyond the Color Line (3/12, 3/19), Novel Reflections (3/26)
7:00 Nature 8:00 History Detectives 9:00 History Detectives 10:00 Phoenix Mars Mission (3/6), Scientific American Frontiers (3/13, 3/20), 400 Years of the Telescope (3/27) 11:00 Nature
7:00 The National Parks (3/7*), NOW on PBS (3/14, 3/21, 3/28) 7:30 McLaughlin Group (3/14, 3/21, 3/28) 8:00 Bill Moyers Journal (3/14, 3/21, 3/28) 9:00 Global Voices (3/14, 3/21, 3/28) 10:00 P.O.V. (3/14), Miller Center National Debate Series (3/21), Bhutan: Path to Happiness (3/28) 10:30 Ribbon of Sand (3/7) 11:00 NOW on PBS 11:30 McLaughlin Group * Special pledge drive programming.
See full schedules online at will.illinois.edu. PATTERNS • MARCH 2010
daytime tv WILL-TV
David Thiel, Program Director
Monday - Friday
Market to Market (M) World Focus (T-F)
Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
French in Action
Body Electric (M, W, F) Sit and Be Fit (T, Th)
Between the Lions
6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00
Sid the Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid
Thomas & Friends
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Bob the Builder
Cyberchase Curious George Sid the Science Kid Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Sesame Street
Solid Solid Black Black
Barney & Friends
9:30 A Place of Our Own 10:00 This Old House Hour 10:30 11:00 Illinois Gardener
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
1:00 1:30 2:00
Tommy Tangs Thai Cooking
3:00 3:30 4:00
This Old House Hour
WordGirl Electric Company/ Sci Girls (F)
To the Contrary Wealthtrack America’s Heartland
America’s Test Kitchen
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions History Detectives
Fetch/Design Squad (F)
BBC World News
Nightly Business Report
Rick Steves’ Europe
Red Green Show
*Illinois Lawmakers FY 2011 Budget Address, 3/10, noon. Note: Daytime programming will vary during the fund drive (March 4-21). See listings for information.
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
1:30 pm Painting M: Best of Joy of Painting Tu: Jerry Yarnell’s School of Art W: Gary Spetz’s Watercolor Quest Th: Painting with Paulson F: Passport & Palette
2:00 pm How Tos M: Piano Guy Tu: Wai Lana Yoga W: Garden Smart Th: For Your Home F: Scrapbook Memories
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march tv features Our local connection to Last of the Summer Wine It’s a British sitcom with fans around the world, including Charis Bacheller (far right), a Champaign resident who’s helped with production of the show over the last three summers. Now at 8:10 pm Monday, March 15, WILL-TV viewers will get their first chance to see three recent episodes, including one filmed in 2008 which features Charis in a small role. Like last year, producer and director Alan J.W. Bell will join us in the TV studio during this Last of the Summer Wine Marathon. When Charis visited England several summers ago, she made a point of seeking out the Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, location where the show’s exteriors are filmed. Before long, Charis was traveling back across the Atlantic to help the show as an extra, and to assist the production crew as needed. Last summer she worked the full five weeks of filming exterior shots for the six episodes of
the 2010 series. Six episodes in five weeks? “Yes, I was surprised by how well-organized everything is,” Charis said. “For example, they film all of the scenes for multiple episodes that occur at the same location—tough for the actors, but better for the production budget,” she added. “A lot of time is spent setting up camera shots, and it’s very dependent on getting the lighting just right, “ she added. “But Alan has found the most efficient ways of working because he sketches out the scenes ahead of time. The actors’ movements get much more difficult when there are four or more people in a scene. We had one in a pub with 30!” She hopes Summer Wine fans like the direction of the most recent episodes. “There’s good chemistry between the new characters, and it’s fun to see how the show has evolved over 38 years.”
Help for your financial future It’s time to take charge of your financial planning, and this program takes an entirely new approach in light of the current economic climate. Let award-winning money guru Jonathan Pond help you redefine what it means to be financially comfortable— and what is required to have a brighter financial future. Get on a positive financial footing with New Affluence: Money Help is on the Way With Jonathan Pond at 9 pm Friday, March 5.
Relive the beginning of an era The T.A.M.I. Show–Rock and Roll’s First Concert Film, one of the rarest and most sought-after performance films from its time, featured future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes and many other American and British Invasion hit-makers in their prime. This legendary film hasn’t been seen in its entirety since it originally appeared in theaters in 1964, but now it’s remastered from a new High Definition transfer and features the Beach Boys’ performances that were removed following the film’s initial theatrical run. Catch it at 8:20 pm Saturday, March 20.
Defining a First Lady Style icon, extravagant hostess, humanitarian, doting mother, trusted political advisor, and diplomat—roles of a First Lady, first created by President James Madison’s wife, Dolley. American Experience: Dolley Madison (8 pm March 1) features Tony Award-nominee Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), left, as Dolley Madison and Tony Awardwinner Jefferson Mays as James Madison.
Explore the genius of I.M. Pei Noted architect I.M. Pei (left), who left his native China in the 1930s, was invited to design a modern museum to house the antiquities of Suzhou, where he grew up. American Masters follows his seven-year personal and architectural journey in I.M. Pei: Building China Modern at 8 pm Wednesday, March 31. The film includes commentary from local residents, design specialists, Suzhou officials and an array of architects, designers and scholars commenting on Pei’s life and work and his literal “coming home” with this project.
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WILL-TV 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 Chef! 10:00 Red Green Show 10:30 Doctor Who 11:15 Doctor Who Confidential
1Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Madison, Wis. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 2 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 3 am Saturday. 8:00 American Experience (TV-G) (DVS) Dolley Madison. See article page 11. Repeated midnight Tuesday; 2 am Wednesday; midnight 3/8; and 2 am 3/9. 9:30 Morristown: Where America Survived (TV-PG) A look at the log hut camp that saved General George Washington’s army during the winter of 1779-80. Repeated 1:30 am Tuesday; 3:30 am Wednesday; 1:30 am 3/8; and 3:30 am 3/9. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
2Tuesday NOVA (TV-G) (DVS) Pluto Files. Explore our best-loved planet and the firestorm that ensued when the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 Frontline (TV-PG) (DVS) The Suicide Tourist. Experience a Chicago native’s decision to pursue physician-assisted suicide in Switzerland. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) The Eyes of Me. Follow four teens who have lost their sight—their struggles to fit in, prepare for college and live independently. Repeated 2 am Thursday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose 7:00
3Wednesday 7:00 Faces of America (TV-PG) Know Thyself. Part 4 of 4. The search for the program guests’ ancestries begins where the historical record leaves off. Repeated 4 am Friday; and 4 am Monday. 8:00 The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (TV-G) (DVS) The Morning of Creation (1946-1980). A stubborn iconoclast fights a lonely battle on
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behalf of a species while Alaska becomes a testing ground for the future of the park idea. Repeated midnight Thursday; 2 am Friday; and 2 am Monday. Your Weather Last of the Summer Wine Are You Being Served? Charlie Rose
4Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener 7:35 Celtic Thunder – It’s Entertainment! (TV-PG) See article page 2. 9:00 Leonard Cohen Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 Musician and poet Leonard Cohen wowed a crowd of 600,000 at this infamous music festival. Repeated 10:30 Saturday. 10:25 Your Weather 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
5Friday 7:00 Public Affairs See left. 9:00 New Affluence: Money Help Is on the Way with Jonathan Pond See article page 10. Repeated 8 pm Sunday; and 4 pm 3/14. 11:03 Charlie Rose
6Saturday am 10:00 11:30 pm 1:00 2:00 3:30 5:00 7:00
Cosmetics Cop with Paul Begoun Steph Olson: The Power of Money
Primal Grill with Steve Raichlen Car Care for Everyone with Pat Goss Best of Daniel O’Donnell on Film Welk Stars – Through the Years Great Britcom Vote XI See article page 3. 10:30 Leonard Cohen Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 Repeated from 9 pm Thursday.
7Sunday 1:30 Car Care for Everyone with Pat Goss 3:00 Dr. Christiane Northrup: Menopause and Beyond – New Wisdom for Women 5:00 Rick Steves Mediterranean Mosaic 7:00 National Geographic Magazine’s Top 10 Photos of The Year (TV-G) Discover the stories behind the most amazing 10 photos with the magazine’s senior photo editor, along with the award-winning photographers and editors. 8:00 New Affluence: Money Help Is on the Way Repeated from 9 pm Friday. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Greece. 11:00 Song of the Mountains (TV-G) New Road/Kody Norris & the Watuaga Mountain Boys.
1:00 Steph Olson: The Power of Money 7:00 A Cappella Beatdown - Live! See article page 3. 9:00 Visions of Canada A celebration of the best Canada has to offer, from the Atlantic Maritime Provinces to British Columbia. Repeated 2:30 pm 3/20. 10:28 Your Weather 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
1:00 Car Care for Everyone with Pat Goss 7:00 Illinois Gardener 7:30 Dr. Christiane Northrup: Menopause and Beyond – New Wisdom for Women 9:30 Daniel Pink: Living on the Right Side of the Brain (TV-PG) Bestselling author Daniel Pink describes the rise of “right-brain” thinking in our everyday lives. Repeated 1 pm Wednesday; and 1 pm 3/20. 11:03 Charlie Rose
1:00 Sewing with Nancy: 12 Easy Sew Bags 7:00 GoGreener (TV-G) Learn simple, practical ways to become a more mindful consumer and save money. Repeated 10 am Saturday; and 1 pm Monday. 8:30 Benise: The Spanish Guitar (TV-G) See article page 1. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
10Wednesday noon Illinois Lawmakers FY 2011 Budget Address. 1:30 Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen 7:00 Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert (TV-G) See article page 1. Repeated 10:30 pm Friday; and 8:20 pm 3/18. 8:20 Roy Orbison: In Dreams All-time favorites from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Roy Orbison. 9:15 Michael Bolton Live at the Royal Albert Hall (TV-G) See article page 1. Repeated 9:50 pm Sunday. 10:45 Illinois Lawmakers FY 2011 Budget Address. 12:15 Charlie Rose
12Friday 12:30 Diet Free with Zonya Foco 7:00 Public Affairs See page 12. 9:00 Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player (TV-G) See article page 1. Repeated 7 pm Thursday. 10:25 Your Weather 10:30 Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert (TV-G) Repeated from 7 pm Wednesday.
13Saturday am 10:00 11:30 pm 1:00 4:00 6:00 7:00
Go Greener Jillian Michaels Master Your Metabolism
Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! Rick Steves Mediterranean Mosaic Lawrence Welk Show Pat Boone: Love Letters in the Sands of Time (TV-G) Revisit Boone’s hit show when his guests were the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Repeated 2:30 pm 3/21. 8:20 More Funny Ladies of British Comedy (TV-PG) Join host Penelope Keith for a look at many of the great women of British comedy. Repeated 10:02 pm Wednesday.
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Listen to Susan the first Monday of every month at 1 p.m. on AM 580’s Afternoon Magazine with Celeste Quinn or visit her from 11-1 every Wednesday at Strawberry Fields.
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Barber at 100— Mozart’s 39th Friday, April 9, 2010 7:00 pm Concert Conversation 7:30 pm Concert Begins First United Methodist Church 210 W. Church St., Champaign
With soprano Desirée Hassler
Order tickets online at www.PrairieEnsemble.org, or call 217-355-9077. Pre-concert box dinners are available. Call to order.
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14Sunday 2:00 Diet Free with Zonya Foco 4:00 New Affluence: Money Help is on the Way 6:00 Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned Repeated 10:10 Saturday. 7:30 The 5 Browns: In Concert (TV-G) See article page 1. 9:00 Chris Botti Live In Boston, Part II (TV-G) See article page 1. 9:50 Michael Bolton Live at the Royal Albert Hall (TV-G) Repeated from 9:15 Wednesday. 11:30 Jammin at Hippie Jack’s (TV-PG) The New Familiars, Part 2.
15Monday 1:00 Go Greener 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Baltimore, Md. Part 1 of 3. 8:10 Last of the Summer Wine Marathon See article page 10. Repeated 9:40 pm Thursday. 10:28 Your Weather 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
16Tuesday 1:00 Jillian Michaels Master Your Metabolism 7:00 Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency (TV-G) A 2009 WILL-TV documentary that explores Abraham Lincoln’s life in central Illinois from 1837-1860. 8:20 Independent Lens (TV-PG) Young @ Heart/George and Rosemary. Meet the members of the Young@Heart Chorus, followed by an animated romantic comedy about two golden agers. 11:03 Charlie Rose
17Wednesday 1:00 Daniel Pink: Living on the Right Side of the Brain
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7:00 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars (TV-G) See article page 2. Repeated 4 pm Sunday. 8:30 Celtic Thunder – It’s Entertainment! (TV-PG) See article page 2. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 More Funny Ladies of British Comedy (TV-PG) Repeated from 8:20 pm Saturday. 11:03 Charlie Rose
18Thursday 1:00 You on a Diet with Dr. Michael Roizen 7:00 Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player (TV-G) See article page 1. Repeated from 9 pm 3/11. 8:20 Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert (TV-G) See article page 2. Repeated from 7 pm 3/10. 9:40 Last of the Summer Wine Marathon See article page 11. Repeated from 8 pm 3/15.
19Friday 12:30 Dr. Christiane Northrup: Menopause and Beyond – New Wisdom for Women 7:00 Public Affairs See page 12. 9:00 Peter, Paul and Mary: Carry It On: A Musical Legacy (TV-G) Featuring rare archival performances and tributes from fellow musicians, a look at the 40-year career of Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers. 11:03 Charlie Rose
20Saturday am 10:00 Sewing with Nancy: 12 Easy Sew Bags 11:30 You on a Diet with Dr. Michael Roizen 1:00 Daniel Pink: Living on the Right Side of the Brain 2:30 Visions of Canada 4:00 Legendary Bing Crosby 5:30 Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra 7:00 The Priests in Concert at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (TV-G) A special performance at Liverpool’s historic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. Repeated 5:30 pm Sunday.
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8:20 The T.A.M.I. Show – Rock and Roll’s First Concert Film See article page 10. Repeated 10 pm tomorrow. 10:10 Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned
21Sunday 2:30 Pat Boone: Love Letters in the Sand 4:00 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars 5:30 The Priests in Concert at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 7:00 To Be Announced 10:00 The T.A.M.I. Show – Rock and Roll’s First Concert Film Repeated from 7 pm Saturday.
22Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Baltimore, Md. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 American Experience (TV14) (DVS) The Lobotomist. A medical procedure that promised hope to the mentally ill became the epitome of medical intervention gone awry. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday. 9:00 American Masters (TV-PG) John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature. A look at Audubon’s dream of publishing The Birds of America, a collection of 435 life-size prints, from his detailed drawings. 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
NOVA (TV-PG) (DVS) Cracking the Maya Code. Explore how a handful of pioneers deciphered the intricate
system of hieroglyphs developed by the Maya. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 Frontline (TV-PG) (DVS) Close to Home. An updated version of Ofra Bikel’s chronicle of the recession’s effect on the middle class. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas). The story of filmmaker Monika Navarro’s uncles who were deported from the United States to Mexico. Repeated 3 am Thursday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
24Wednesday 7:00 Great Performances (TV-G) Dance In America: N.Y. Export – Opus Jazz. A new vision for Jerome Robbins’ 1958 masterpiece, filmed on locations throughout New York’s five boroughs. Repeated 4 am Friday. 8:00 Great Performances at the Met (TV-PG) Les Contes D’hoffman. Offenbach’s fictionalized take on the life and loves of German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, starring Anna Netrebko and Alan Held. Repeated midnight Thursday; 1 1 am Friday; and 2 am Monday. 11:03 Charlie Rose
25Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Illinois Pioneers See article page 2. 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 10 am Saturday; and 3 pm Sunday. 9:00 Next American Dream (TV-G) Examples of the resurgence of American downtowns. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine PATTERNS • MARCH 2010 15
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Public Affairs See page 12. Journeyman (TV-PG) A look at the crisis of boys’ increasing violence and poor school performance through the journey of two at-risk youth who overcome the odds. Your Weather Last of the Summer Wine Are You Being Served? Charlie Rose
27Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Baltimore, Md. Part 3 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Ben Harper and Relentless 7.
28Sunday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Clever Monkeys. Learn how and what monkeys teach their young, and explore the complex traits we share with our closest relatives. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Sharpe’s Challenge. Sean Bean returns as British soldier-hero Richard Sharpe, dispatched to India to protect British interests during the Napoleonic War era. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders. 11:00 Song of the Mountains (TV-G) Ryan Holladay/David Parmley & Continental Divide.
29Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Denver, Colo. Part 1 of 3. Repeated 4 am Wednesday.
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8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS) Victory in the Pacific. A look at the escalation of bloodletting in the final months of WWII. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
30Tuesday 7:00 NOVA (TV-PG) (DVS) Rat Attack. A species of bamboo that covers 30% of the Indian state of Mizoram blooms every 48 years, bringing rats by the thousands to feed off the bamboo’s fruit. Repeated 1 am Wednesday. 8:00 Frontline (TV-PG) (DVS) The Wounded Platoon. Follow Charlie Company’s Third Platoon as they return to their lives after the Iraq War. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) Whatever It Takes. Meet a visionary rookie principal at the Bronx Center for Science & Mathematics. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
31Wednesday 7:00 Tavis Smiley Reports MLK: A Call to Conscience. Tavis examines the context and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King’s April 1967 speech on liberty, responsibility and freedom. 8:00 American Masters (TV-G) I.M. Pei: Building China Modern. See article page 11. 9:00 Street Stops Here (TV-PG) A profile of legendary Jersey City high school basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr. 10:28 Your Weather 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
vice president for research, ADM Investor Services, Chicago; and Chip Flory of Pro Farmer. • Large producer panel, including Denny Stevens from Indiana and John Bondurant from Tennessee. National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) division director Joe Prusacki will look at the year just past, tell us about new undertakings by NASS, along with taking your questions and comments.
2010 All Day Agricultural Outlook: Dealing with Market Volatility It’s our 20th annual All Day Agriculture Outlook Meeting and we’re pulling out all the stops. We have a lineup that rivals any you will see this winter. AM 580 Agriculture Director Dave Dickey says, “This may be our strongest outlook yet—and with the uncertainty surrounding the markets, this is a great chance to get information that will increase chances for producer profitability.”
AM 580 chief meteorologist Ed Kieser will give us the latest on agricultural weather. We will also have our popular corn, soybean and cash basis panels. Registration at the Beef House in Covington, Ind., begins at 8 am eastern time (7 am central). Cost of the event is $20 and includes a light continental breakfast and lunch buffet. To avoid the registration lines, you may pre-register through March 1 by calling us for tickets at 1-800-528-7980. We accept all major credit cards. Full details are on our Web site at willag.org.
Among those presenting at the Beef House in Covington, Ind., on March 9 are: • Keynote panel—Sue Martin of Ag and Investment Services, Webster City, Iowa; Glen Ring of Glen Ring Enterprises, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Steve Freed,
Save the date!
WILL and Sun Singer Wine & Spirits are hosting a wine and beer tasting event with a wide selection of artisanal beverages, now scheduled for Thursday, April 29, at the Champaign Country Club. We’ll have full details in the April issue of Patterns!
Vintage Vinyl 201 Vintage Vinyl drop-offs begin in March Please plan to bring your donations of gently used records, CDs, DVDs, stereo equipment, CD players, turntables, speakers, video games and video game players to the former Dr. John’s School of Cosmetology space in Lincoln Square Village beginning Tuesday, March 30. This year’s sale to benefit WILL’s Illinois Radio Reader is set for Saturday, May 8, also at Lincoln Square. Spread the word! PATTERNS PATTERNS • OCTOBER • MARCH 2009 2010 17
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Janice McGladrey Wilson Like her parents before her, Janice McGladrey Wilson has a commitment to advocacy, service and philanthropy. Janice’s parents pioneered services for people with developmental disabilities when Janice’s brother was born with Down Syndrome in 1937. Refusing to accept the usual practice of institutionalizing their son, they got involved in early efforts with education and employment opportunities in the Cloquet, Minn., area. “Thanks to my parents’ efforts, my brother, along with hundreds of other developmentally disabled Minnesotans, became a contributing member of society,” Janice said. “I saw firsthand how each of us can make a difference for others,” she added.
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Now Janice is pleased to see her grandchildren carrying on the family trait. Her granddaughter, Karen, now a college freshman, was among a small group of tenth graders who raised $20,000 for relief efforts in Darfur. During 50 years in the Champaign-Urbana community, Janice and her husband, Curt, who died in February 2009, made their own impact. Janice served as a school nurse in the Urbana school system for 15 years. Curt, a University of Illinois professor of agronomy and a USDA researcher, was active as a scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts. The couple hosted international students from the University of Illinois and Bradley University and made Church World Service mission trips to Mexico and India. WILL
is among the many organizations that benefited from the couple’s time and energy. “I think we first donated 35 to 40 years ago, as soon as we were able to financially support the stations,” Janice recalled. “We also enjoyed volunteering to help with radio and TV pledge drives and other events.” Now Janice has set up a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) that allows her to give to WILL while also receiving a fixed annual income herself. Her financial adviser, Karen Folk, explained how a CGA could also help save on taxes. “We’re seeing increased interest in CGAs,” said Danda Beard, Illinois Public Media director of major gifts. “As the name suggests, a Charitable Gift Annuity consists of two elements: 1) an outright charitable gift, and 2) the purchase of a fixed income annuity contract. This means that an individual or couple can establish a CGA by making a gift to WILL through the University of Illinois Foundation and, in exchange, can receive a fixed annual dollar amount for life,” she said. While gift annuities can be funded at a younger age, this type of gift might be especially attractive for those age 70 or above, since the fixed rate of interest increases with the donor’s age at the time of the contract. In addition, a CGA also generates an immediate charitable income tax deduction. (See the sidebar article at right for more details on how a Charitable Gift Annuity works.) “For all that WILL has provided over the years, I thought I should contribute in a meaningful way,” Janice explained. “I get my news from Morning Edition on AM 580, I enjoy solving (or trying to solve) Will Shortz’s puzzles on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and I love Nature on WILL-TV. The Nature program on hummingbirds in January was amazing and I keep finding more people who also enjoyed it.” “I wouldn’t consider an organization other than WILL for this gift,” she added. “It’s a great community resource to support.”
What is a Charitable Gift Annuity?
It is a way to make a gift to an organization and still receive an income for yourself or others. A CGA works as a contract under which a charitable organization, in return for a transfer of cash or other property, agrees to pay a fixed sum of money for a period measured by the life expectancy of one or two lives. The person who contributes an asset for the annuity is called the donor, and the person who receives payments is called the annuitant or beneficiary. Usually the annuitant is also the donor, but this is not always the case. The maximum number of annuitants is two, and payments can be made to them jointly or successively. For example, a gift annuity might be right for people who want to provide financial assistance to an elderly parent, a sibling or another person in a tax-advantaged manner. How do payments work? Payments from a Charitable Gift Annuity are fixed from the outset. They will neither increase nor decrease, no matter what happens to interest rates or the stock market. For more information Please consult your financial adviser about whether a Charitable Gift Annuity could benefit you. To learn more about CGAs that benefit WILL, contact Danda Beard, director of major gifts, at 217-333-9393.
Just a reminder … If you’d like to mail a contribution to WILL, send a check to UIF/Friends of WILL, P.O. Box 3429, Champaign IL 61826-3429. Thank you!
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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: 1:50 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 217-3333434 for market analysis, updated at 9:15 am and 3:15 pm daily.
Weather Ed Kieser, chief meteorologist; Mike Sola, weather producer
Talk to Ed & Talk to Mike Fridays 7:50 am & 12:40 pm Call 217-333-9455 or 800-222-9455 with your weather-related questions. Watch WILL-TV for nightly YourWeather.
Monday-Friday Weather Forecast: 5:35, 6:35, 7:35, 8:35, 9:35 am; 12:35, 4:33, 5:33 pm Saturday and Sunday Occasional Updates
AM 580 News Tom Rogers, news director
The news from AM 580’s award-winning staff of reporters — Tom Rogers, Jim Meadows and Jeff Bossert—can be heard during Morning Edition, The Afternoon Magazine and All Things Considered.
Thanks to Clark-Lindsey Village WILL welcomes Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana as one of our newest sponsors of American Experience on WILL-TV. Clark-Lindsey, the area’s premier and only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), provides an entire campus of living choices. With options including private apartments offering active, resortstyle living in The Village to assisted living, skilled nursing care, therapy services and memory care in Meadowbrook Health Center, you live the lifestyle you want without having to move off campus as your needs change. As a pioneer in retirement living in Champaign County, Clark-Lindsey has been providing exceptional services and amenities for more than 30 years to the senior community. The Village offers well-appointed resortstyle living with apartments customized to suit individual tastes. Boasting a grand library with 10,000 pieces in the collection, a computer center with wireless Internet access, a well-equipped workshop for the craftsman or hobbyist and a fitness
center with state-ofthe art equipment and organized fitness activities, Village residents stimulate their minds and bodies. Situated on 27 acres, The Village provides a scenic retreat overlooking neighboring farmlands and the prairies of Meadowbrook Park. The close proximity to the University of Illinois provides abundant activities and events in which to participate.
Recently named one of America’s best nursing homes by U.S. News and World Report, Meadowbrook Health Center at Clark-Lindsey is one of only 44 facilities in the nation with a 15-star rating. Personal relationships with residents and their families allow them to tailor services to each resident’s unique situation. Whether you need therapy and rehabilitation services with the goal of returning home, a short-term respite stay, assistance with daily living activities or more complex long-term care, Meadowbrook offers a unique place to call home. Meadowbrook, a Health Alliance and Medicare preferred provider, is not exclusively for Village residents, but members of the larger community seeking quality nursing services as well. To learn more, visit their Web sites at www.clark-lindsey.com or www. MeadowbrookHealthCenter.com. For a personal tour of either The Village or Meadowbrook Health Center at ClarkLindsey, call 217-344-2144 or toll free, 800998-2581.
Continued from inside front cover programming. Any change in coverage pattern for AM 580 is impossible due to FCC licensing stipulations, and we have been unable to locate an affordable means of acquiring an additional license and transmitter to serve that region. Therefore, in response to many of our listeners’ requests, we are changing WILL-FM’s format so we can provide national and local news to areas west of Champaign-Urbana where the signal for WILL-AM doesn’t reach. We will be taking NPR’s signature
news magazines, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and offering them along with local news on our FM station where they can be heard by more people. By increasing our audience and fundraising, we will be able to sustain our classical music service, which will still make up much of the programming on WILL-FM. Details of the changes with frequently asked questions can be found at will.illinois.edu/ realignment.
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Abraham Inc. featuring David Krakauer, Fred Wesley, and Socalled A History of the American Film
Krannert Uncorked Dance for Parkinsonâ€™s Disease Mark Morris Dance Group Afterglow: Gloria Deluxe International Festival Dessert and Conversation: A History of the American Film Artemis Quartet Studiodance I Maly Drama Theatre: Uncle Vanya Sinfonia da Camera: Rhapsody for Two DanĂş San Francisco Symphony What It Is! featuring Mavis Staples, Booker T., and JJ Grey History Makers Project
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Published on Feb 22, 2010