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It’s the season of thankfulness, and I, of course, am continually grateful for the opportunity to work here at Illinois Public Media. It’s a pleasure to work in an environment where I always have good news to share with you here, and November is no different. Big things are happening with our joint venture Illinois Newsroom. Page 18 introduces you to our new executive editor, Scott Cameron. Read all about his experience in public media, as well as the plans for our statewide news collaboration. Niala Boodhoo and The 21st have joined forces with Joe Tek Yun at Technology Services at Illinois to bring social media’s hot topics to radio. The article on page 17 gives the details on how advertising students gain real-world experience as they help connect us directly to our listeners. And as always, it wouldn’t be November without our Farm Assets conference. Produced in cooperation with the University’s College of ACES, the conference continues to be one of the most popular for farmers across the state in preparation for the next growing season. Registration information is on page 19. Friends, I wish you a joyous kick-off to the holiday season. We remain honored that you include WILL in your homes every day.

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imaginations come true, isn’t it?”

BS presents the classic Lucy Maud Montgomery story of a young girl’s life on Prince Edward Island, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, at 7 pm on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 24. Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager of General Audience Programming, said she is excited to bring the film to viewers on Thanksgiving evening, as it is a great example of the “quality, family-friendly programming PBS strives to provide during the holiday season and all year long.” L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious young girl taken from an orphanage and placed in the care of the uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother, Matthew. The conservative Marilla has a profound effect on the adventurous Anne and creates a journey of learning and personal engagement that has resonated with generations since L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908. The book remains an iconic work of Canadian

literature and has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. Directed by John Kent Harrison and based on the original script by Susan Coyne, this adaptation, filmed in Canada, stars critically acclaimed actor Martin Sheen. Sheen has previously appeared in blockbuster films such as The Amazing Spider Man and The Amazing Spider Man 2, and played the President of the United States in the multi-Emmy winning series The West Wing. In the film, Sheen portrays Matthew Cuthbert, one half of the brother-sister couple who care for Anne Shirley. Additional cast members of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables include 14-year old Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley; Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert; Julia Lalonde as Diana Barry; Kate Hennig as Rachel Lynde; Stefani Kimber as Josie Pye; Drew Haytaoglu as Gilbert Blythe; Kyle Gatehouse as Mr. Phillips; and Linda Kash as Mrs. Barry. PATTERNS • NOVEMBER 2016 1

Spend your Thanksgiving vacation at

Downton Abbey

As the holiday season officially begins, revisit your favorite posh Brits with a nonstop marathon of Downton Abbey. Beginning at 8:30 pm Thanksgiving night, start from the very beginning of this hit show and binge all six seasons in 4 days. Every classic moment, from weddings, babies, scorn, and death, will feel just like the first time. After all, what are the holidays without a little family drama?

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Journalism Assistant Professor Charles “Stretch” Ledford met Yemaya Bordain in the summer of 2014 while Bordain was a Ph.D. student in electrical and computer engineering. Throughout their discussion, Ledford learned that Bordain would be the first African-American woman to be awarded the degree, a feat she achieved in 2015. Inspired by her story and others, Ledford launched the Black Science Matters movement. Ledford worked with University of Illinois students in journalism, graphic design, and industrial and computer engineering to produce eight short films. The films tell the stories of black students in STEM (Science, 2 PATTERNS • NOVEMBER 2016

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Technology, Engineering, Math) programs and their experiences. Now featured as a WILL web series, #blacksciencematters explores the challenges faced by minority students that want to study STEM areas, from financial assistance, unsupportive environments, and difficult curriculums.

scenes look at the birth of new sounds. From the invention of the microphone to the Moog synthesizer, from the phonograph to digital streaming, Soundbreaking moves between past and present to tell the stories behind the sounds and reveals how innovation redefined not only what we listen to and how we listen to it, but our very sense of what music is and can be. Viewers of all ages will hear the songs they love in a whole new way.

Music is a u niv er sa l la ngua ge Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music is an upcoming eight-episode PBS series that explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on the modern world. The series combines unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated artists, producers, and innovators from across the music spectrum, with rare archival studio footage and an extensive soundtrack, to deliver one of the most wide-ranging series on the art of music recording. Soundbreaking will air at 9 pm on weekdays, November 14-23, 2016. Charting a century’s worth of innovation and experimentation in the creation of music, Soundbreaking offers a behind-the-

The series features more than 150 exclusive and original interviews with such luminaries as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Roger Waters, Roger Daltrey, Linda Perry, Barry Gibb, Elton John, Debbie Harry, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Mark Knopfler, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Lindsey Buckingham, Rosanne Cash, Don Was, Steven Van Zandt, Sheila E, Questlove, Ben Harper, Billy Idol, Beck, Imogen Heap, Darryl McDaniels, RZA, Bon Iver, Nile Rodgers, Nigel Godrich, Q-tip, Brian Eno, Mark Ronson, Rick Rubin, Tony Visconti and more.


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9 am Classic Mornings with Vic Di Geronimo Join Vic for music and companionship and make each morning a classic morning!

Noon Afternoon Classics Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac is at 1:01. NPR News Headlines at 3:01.

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7 pm The Evening Concert Great performances from the gr­eat concert venues. Also on Sundays from 7-9 pm. Listings are subject to change. Some programs may be pre-empted last-minute for Election 2016 coverage.

Monday: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

11/7 Conductor: Hans Graf Soloist: Orli Shaham, piano Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique" 11/14 Conductor: Edo de Waart Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68 Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73 11/21 Conductor: Edo de Waart Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90 Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Opus 98 11/28 Conductor: Asher Fisch Soloists: Amber Wagner, soprano; Stefanie Iranyi, alto; Garrett Sorenson, tenor; Morris Robinson, bass; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus Verdi: Requiem

Tuesday: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11/1 Carlos Miguel Prieto and Cynthia Yeh Prokofiev: Suite from Lt. Kijé MacMillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel Cynthia Yeh, percussion 11/8 NPR’s coverage of Election 2016 11/15 Petrenko conducts Rachmaninoff Elgar: In the South (Alassio) Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) (Paul Lewis, piano) Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances 11/22 Sir Mark Elder conducts English Music Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus Elgar: Symphony No. 1 11/29 Uchida plays Mozart and Schubert Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (Trout) (Robert Chen, violin; Charles Pikler, viola; John Sharp, cello; Alexander Hanna; Bass; Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Wednesday: The Cleveland Orchestra

11/2 Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Julia Fischer, violin Brahms: “Academic Festival” Overture, Op. 80


Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 11/9 Severance Hall and BBC Proms, London Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor 11/16 Archival concert in honor of Lorin Maazel Lorin Maazel, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich, cello Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor 11/23 Archival concert Leopold Stokowski, conductor Bach (arr. Stokowski): Toccata & Fugue in d Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 11/30 Cooper International Piano Competition Concerto Final Round

Thursday: The New York Philharmonic This Week

11/3 The New York Philharmonic Celebrates Zubin Mehta at 80 Soloists: Ravi Shankar, sitar; Musical Highlights from: Shankar: Concerto No. 2 for Sitar & Orchestra 11/10 Gilbert and Mutter Perform Currier and Mahler Conductor: Alan Gilbert Soloist: Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin Currier: Time Machines Mahler: Symphony No. 5 11/17 The New York Philharmonic Performs Beethoven and Hindemith Conductor: Alan Gilbert Beethoven: Overture to Egmont Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes of Carl Maria von Weber 11/24 The New York Philharmonic Performs Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen Conductor: Alan Gilbert New York Choral Artists Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus Janacek: "The Cunning Little Vixen"

Friday: Prairie Performances

Concerts are subject to availability. 11/4 Illinois Symphony Orchestra Alastair Willis, conductor "Beethoven Meets the Silk Road" (10/10/14) Colin Jacobsen: Ascending Bird

On Tuesday, November 8,

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WILL-FM 90.9 and HD1 • 106.5 in Danville • online streaming Dinuk Wijeratne: Concerto for Tabla and Orchestra (U.S. Premiere) Sandeep Das, Tabla l. Canons, Circles Il. Folk song: "White in the moon the long road lies(that leads me from my love)' lll. Garland of Gems Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" 11/11 "Of War" (4/9/15) Ui Symphony Orchestra University of Illinois Oratorio Society University of Illinois Chamber Singers Dr. Andrew Megill, conductor also featuring: University of Illinois Women's Glee Club University of Illinois Varsity Men's Glee Club Mileeyae Kwon, soprano Jennifer E. Wiggins, mezzo-soprano Michael Patterson, tenor Ricardo Sepúlveda, bass Mozart: Requiem “Dies Irae” 11/18 To Be Announced 11/25 Illinois Symphony Orchestra Alastair Willis, cond.uctor Fiery Fiddlin'" (5/11-12/16) Jeremy Kittel, fiddle Violetta Todorova, violin Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op 90 Evan Chambers: Concerto for Fiddle and Violin Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

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Classics By Request Submit requests to Vincent Trauth at classreq@illinois. edu or 217-265-5064. Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac at 9:01.

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Classics of the Phonograph John Frayne’s weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century. 11/5 Readers Digest Recordings: Conductors with Many Pseudonyms 11/12 Beethoven Symphony Recordings of the 1950s: Joseph Keiberth in Hamburg, Eric Kleiber in Vienna 11/19 French Chamber Music of the Second Half of the 19th Century: Cesar Franck and Gabriel Fauré 11/26 James Levine as an Orchestral Conductor

s Musa Ngqungwana at noon Saturday, November 5


Afternoon at the Opera A group of operas from the Glimmerglass Festival 11/5 The Thieving Magpie (Rossini). Joseph Colaneri, cond., with Rachele Gilmore (Ninetta), Musa Ngqungwana (Gottardo), Dale Travis (Fernando), Michele Angelini (Giannetto), and the Glimmerglass Festival Ensemble. 11/12 The Crucible (Robert Ward). Nicole Paiement, cond., with David Pittsinger (Reverend John Hale), Brian Mulligan (John Proctor), Ariana Wehr (Abigail Williams), Jamie Barton (Elizabeth Proctor), and the Glimmerglass Ensemble. 11/19 Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (Daniel Schnyder). Corrado Rovaris, cond., with Lawrence Brownlee (Charlie Parker), Angela Brown (Addie Parker), Emily Pogorele (Chan Parker), and the Opera Philadelphia Ensemble. 11/26 Fidelio (Beethoven). Michael Tilson Thomas, cond., with Nina Stemme (Leonore), Brandon Jovanovich (Florestan), Kevin Langan (Rocco), Nicholas Phan (Jaquino), Joélle Harvey (Marzelline), and the San Francisco Symphony and Symphony Chorus.

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Performance Today Weekend Host Fred Child presents a two hour weekly program that features classical music in concert from American Public Media studios and sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features. [Also Sundays at 2 pm]

7 pm The Midnight Special Rich Warren presents folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, traditional and contemporary with gentle irreverence and candid observation.

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s Lori Sims at 8 pm The Evening Concert Sunday, November 11 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 11/6 Viennese Masters Schubert: “Ballet Music No. 2” for Violin and Piano from Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern, D. 797 (arr. Kreisler) Benjamin Beilman, Violin; Yekwon Sunwoo, piano Schubert: “Erlkönig” for Baritone and Piano, D. 328, Op. 1 Yunpeng Wang, baritone; Inon Barnatan, piano Zemlinsky: Quartet No. 2 for Strings, Op. 15 Escher String Quartet 11/13 Baroque Collection Telemann: Suite in G major for Strings Daniel Phillips, Arnaud Sussmann, Violin Vivaldi: Cello Sonata in A minor, RV 43 11/20 Love Songs Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzer for Four Voices and Piano, Four Hands, Op. 52 Michelle Areyzaga, Soprano; Sasha Cooke, Mezzo Soprano; John Bellemer, Tenor; Kelly Markgraf, Baritone; Gilbert Kalish, Wu Han, piano 11/27 Brandenburgs Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major Daniel Phillips, solo violino piccolo Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Erin Keefe, violin solo; Demarre McGill, flute

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The Evening Concert The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival 11/6 Debussy: Brouillards from Preludes, Book II Lori Sims, piano Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27, No. 1 (1801) Till Fellner, piano 11/13 Ravel: La Valse (1919-20) Anderson & Roe Piano Duo Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition Daniel Hsu, piano t Piano duo Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson at 8 pm Sunday, November 13

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Sun and Wed: Daytripper; Journeys in Japan Mon and Fri: Burt Wolf Travels and Traditions; Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Tue and Thu: Get Ready To Rio!; Music Voyager See the full Create schedule at

Primetime Schedule Monday-Friday 9:00 PBS NewsHour 10:00 Nightly Business Report Mondays 7:00 The Contenders: 16 for ‘16 (11/7); Company of Heroes (11/14); Sand Creek Massacre (11/21); Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck (11/28) 8:00 Local USA 8:30 Stories on the Mind (11/7); On Story 10:30 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly 11:00 The Contenders: 16 for ‘16 (11/7); Escape in the Pacific: 1943 (11/14); Forgotten War: The Struggle for North America (11/21); The Cardboard Bernini (11/28) Tuesdays 7:00 America Reframed 8:00 My Louisiana Love (11/29) 8:30 Black Gold Boom (11/1); Women Serving in War (11/8); Ishi’s Return (11/15) 10:30 Global 3000 11:00 America Reframed Wednesdays 7:00 Roadtrip Nation: The Next Mission (11/9); Indians Like Us (11/30) 8:00 POV: What Tomorrow Brings (11/2); Beyond the Divide (11/9); Medicine Woman (11/16); Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience (11/23); Walking into the Unknown (11/30) 10:30 Focus On Europe 11:00 Finding Refuge (11/2); Service: When Women Come Marching Home (11/9); Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (11/16, 11/23); Rising Voices (Hothaninpi (11/30) 11:30 Dream On (11/2) Thursdays 7:00 Secrets of the Dead (11/3); Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield (11/10); Red Power Energy (11/17); The Lost Pueblo Village: A Time Team Presentation (11/24)


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Thanking those who serve Watch USO – For The Troops at 8 pm Monday, November 7 and examine the ways the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years. See how the organization keeps military men and women connected to country, home, family and hope, abroad and on the home front.

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And Still I Rise

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of AfricanAmerican history — from Dr. King to Barack Obama, from James Brown’s “I’m Black and I’m Proud” to Beyoncé’s “Formation” — in Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. The 2-part series airs at 7 pm Tuesdays, November 15 and 22 and charts the remarkable progress black people have made while raising hard questions about the obstacles that remain. Says Gates, “This series looks at the rich history of how we arrived where we are today, through all the highs and lows, and poses provocative questions about how we keep up a momentum of progress.”

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Election Night Join the PBS staff of journalists as they cover the 2016 election at 7 pm Tuesday, November 8. As election results roll in, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will discuss the effects of the vote on both state and national government, as well as the presidential election that will go down in history.


“Here she is, boys!”

“An emotional firestorm” Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs is the name of the hugely acclaimed cabaret show Alan premiered in 2015 at New York’s legendary Cafe Carlyle. It now comes to PBS at 8 pm Friday, November 18. In his most personal and intimate show to date, Cumming has received ecstatic reviews as he wows audiences with his amazing talent.

Great Performances presents Gypsy at 8 pm Friday, November 11. Imelda Staunton stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in London’s hit revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical about stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to fame. See Staunton perform the role that earned her a London Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

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“The greatest predator since the dinosaurs”

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Cats are among the most feared and revered creatures on the planet. Their power, strength, and enigmatic nature have fascinated us for centuries. Using the latest camera technology and working with leading scientists, we are able to tell the story like never before. Join Nature in this epic two-part event The Story of Cats at 7 pm Wednesdays, November 2 and 9, as we journey across the globe tracking down the origins of these diverse creatures. Explore the rainforests, savannah, and mountain peaks all the way into the comfort of our homes to discover the evolutionary tricks and adaptations that truly make a cat, a cat.





7:00 The Contenders - 16 for ‘16 (TV-PG) Bush/Obama - The Master Strategists. Part 8 of 8. Examine the campaign strategies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, candidates at opposite ends of the political spectrum. Both beat out serious big-ticket contenders with pitch-perfect messaging and careful and calculated campaign strategy. Repeated midnight; 2 am 11/4; and 4 am 11/7. 8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS Battle of Chosin. Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts of participants. A harrowing story of bloody combat and heroic survival in the first major military clash of the Cold War. Repeated 1 am 11/2; 2 am 11/3; and 2 am 11/7. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

7:00 Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal 7:30 Charlie Rose: The Week 8:00 Lincoln Center at the Movies (TV-PG) Alvin Ailey American Dance. The special presentation showcases a spectacular range, diversity, and artistry, which includes the company’s signature work, Revelations, along with three other pieces. Repeated 1 am 11/5; and 2 am 11/9. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

2Wednesday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) The Story of Cats: Asia to Africa. Part 1 of 2. See article on page 11. Repeated midnight; 3 am 11/4; and 2 am 11/6. 8:00 NOVA (TV-G) Treasures of the Earth: Gemstones. Part 1 of 3. Gemstones like diamonds, rubies, opal and jade are the ultimate treasures. Delve into Earth’s depths to discover how these precious stones are forged and what explains the unique allure of each captivating gemstone. Repeated 1 am 11/3; 4 am 11/4; and 1 am 11/6. 9:00 Secrets of the Dead (TV-PG) (DVS) Graveyard of the Giant Beasts. Follow scientists who are trying to determine if Titanoboa, a 43-foot snake, or a giant crocodilian was the apex predator in Cerrejon, Northern Colombia, 58 million years ago. Repeated 4 am 11/3; and 3 am 11/5. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

3Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am 11/5. 7:30 Ask This Old House (TV-G) Water Heater, Home Orchard. Repeated 1:30 pm 11/4. 8:00 Doc Martin (TV-PG) Mother Knows Best. Season 5, part 4 of 8. It’s Portwenn Fun Day and the village is buzzing with excitement about this major fund raising event. 9:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Home Fires. Season 1, part 5 of 6. Frances welcomes an evacuee. Laura follows her sister’s footsteps. Spencer is shunned. Teresa gets bad news and makes a confession. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


5Saturday 7:00 As Time Goes By 7:30 Waiting for God 8:00 Last Tango In Halifax (TV-14) Season 2, part 4 of 6. Sad news inspires Alan and Celia to have another wedding ceremony attended by all of their family and friends. Caroline whisks Kate off on a romantic weekend, but a disagreement threatens to end the relationship. Just as Gillian and Robbie are back on friendlier terms, a revelation from Judith changes everything. 9:00 Doctor Blake Mysteries Mortal Coil. Season 2, part 6 of 10. At a funeral, the pallbearers drop the coffin, and it bursts open to reveal two bodies. Repeated 6 pm 11/6. 10:00 Doctor Who: Tom Baker Movies (TV-PG) The Face of Evil. The TARDIS arrives on a planet where a savage tribe called the Sevateem worship a god called Xoanon. The Doctor discovers that Xoanon is in fact a spaceship computer that he tried to repair at some point in his past and inadvertently drove mad by giving it a multiple personality. 11:35 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Paul Simon. Savor a career-spanning set from Paul Simon. The singer/songwriter legend performs his classics, songs from Graceland, Simon & Garfunkel tunes and tracks from his latest LP, Stranger to Stranger.

6Sunday 7:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) The Durrells in Corfu. Season 1, part 4 of 6. Leslie gets thrown out of the house and ends up in court. Theo and Spiros are his attorneys. Margo settles into her new job-and a new dress. Louisa has more man trouble. Repeated 4 am 11/8. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Poldark. Season 2, part 6 of 9. Repeated midnight; and 3 am 11/8. 9:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Indian Summers. Season 2, part 8 of 10. Alice and Aafrin hatch an ambitious plan with Cynthia’s help. Sooni chooses a husband. Ralph is double-crossed. Ian gets a clue in a cold case. Repeated 1 am 11/7; and 2 am 11/8. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-PG) Building England I. Judith Jones visits the Roman edifices in Lindisfarne, Durham Cathedral, Fountains Abbey and the minster in Yorkshire.

WILL-TV 11:00 Bluegrass Underground (TV-G) Sierra Hull. Hull, the mandolin prodigy who has played the White House, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, is the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. She released her third solo album, Weighted Mind. Repeated 12:30 am 11/13. 11:30 Bluegrass Underground (TV-PG) St. Paul & The Broken Bones. This sevenpiece soul-funk band has earned major raves from major media. Repeated 12:30 am 11/20.

7Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Celebrating Asian-Pacific Heritage. Highlights include items with Asian and Pacific Islands origins, including a Hawaiian kou bowl, a Ghandi presentation spinning wheel and an 1888 Nawahi painting. Repeated midnight; 4 am 11/9; and 6 pm 11/12. 8:00 USO - for the Troops (TV-PG) See article on page 10. Repeated 1 am 11/8; 12 am 11/9; 3 am 11/10; 2 am 11/11; and 3 am 11/13. 9:00 Frontline The Choice 2016. Go behind the headlines generated by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, two of the most polarizing candidates in modern history, to investigate what has shaped them, where they came from, how they lead and why they want to be president. 11:00 Charlie Rose

8Tuesday 7:00 PBS Newshour Election Night Coverage 2016 See article on page 10. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

9Wednesday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) The Story of Cats: Into The Americas. Part 2 of 2. Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with the rival Canids, to the rise of domestic cats. Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat and the Sphynx. Repeated midnight; 3 am 11/11; and 1 am 11/13. 8:00 NOVA (TV-G) Treasures of the Earth: Metals. Part 2 of 3. Gold, bronze, iron, steel ... metals are pillars of our civilization, but what makes them so special? Discover their unique properties and explore how our mastery of metals has led us from the stone age to today’s hi-tech world. Repeated 1 am 11/10; and 4 am 11/11. 9:00 Military Medicine: Beyond The Battlefield (TV-PG) Bob Woodruff reports on military medical advances and technology, from the battlefield to the return home. Hear the personal stories of physicians, scientists, active duty military personnel, wounded warriors and their families. Repeated 2 am 11/10; and 2 am 11/13. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline

11:00 Charlie Rose

10Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am 11/12. 7:30 Game Changer The story of how Dr. Tim Nugent changed the world for people with disabilities. Nugent fought against prejudice to establish the first college program for people with disabilities at the University of Illinois. Nugent, who is known as the ‘Father of Accessibility,’ was also a pioneer in the wheelchair sports movement. 8:00 Doc Martin (TV-PG) Remember Me. Season 5, part 5 of 8. P.C. Joe Penhale (John Marquez) has an unexpected visitor - his ex-wife Maggie (Julie Graham). 9:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-14) Home Fires. Season 1, part 6 of 6. Alison tries to escape her troubles before the jig is up. Miriam experiences despair and joy. Pat is freed from tyranny. Laura’s secret is out. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

11Friday 7:00 Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal 7:30 Charlie Rose: The Week 8:00 Great Performances (TV-PG) Gypsy. See article on page 11. Repeated 1 am 11/12; and 2 am 11/14. 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

12Saturday 7:00 As Time Goes By 7:30 Waiting for God 8:00 Last Tango In Halifax (TV-14) Season 2, part 5 of 6. Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel. Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant and receives a further blow from John when he delivers news. A drunk Gillian shares a sinister secret with Caroline. 9:00 Doctor Blake Mysteries The Silence. Season 2, part 7 of 10. The headmaster of the local school is found dead in his office. Repeated 6 pm 11/13. 10:00 Doctor Who: Tom Baker Movies (TV-PG) The Robots of Death. The Fourth Doctor and Leela land aboard a sandminer whose crew are being murdered one by one. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) James Bay/Rhiannon Giddens. Enjoy performances by acclaimed singer/songwriters Bay and Giddens. Englishman Bay plays songs from his chart-topping debut Chaos and the Calm. North Carolina native Giddens performs tunes from her Grammy-nominated solo debut Tomorrow Is My Turn.



13Sunday 7:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) The Durrells in Corfu. Season 1, part 5 of 6. Louisa’s aunt arrives from England to a string of mishaps. Bad moods and bad luck threaten to end the Durrells’ Greek idyll. Sven comes to the rescue. Repeated 4 am 11/15. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Poldark. Season 2, part 7 of 9. Repeated midnight; and 3 am 11/15. 9:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Indian Summers. Season 2, part 9 of 10. With treason charges pending, Aafrin faces a dire fate. Alice’s prospects are no less grim. Ralph’s destiny is also in the balance-not helped by Ian’s disclosure of Ralph’s role in the Sood case. Repeated 1 am 11/14; and 2 am 11/15. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-PG) Building England II. Judith Jones continues her exploration of English architecture with a look at the Georgian and Victorian styles. 11:00 Bluegrass Underground (TV-G) Jason & The Scorchers. The Scorchers crashed out of Nashville and began smashing down the walls between genres with their own brawling brand of country-rock almost 35 years ago. 11:30 Bluegrass Underground (TV-G) Dave Rawlings Machine. Savor the debut of a group that personifies ‘Americana’: Guitaristsinger-songwriter Rawlings with Gillian Welch, Punch Brothers bassist Paul Kowert, violinist Brittany Haas and former Old Crow Medicine Show guitarist Willie Watson.

14Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Junk in the Trunk 6. Travel to all six cities of the season 20 tour for never-before-aired appraisals. Repeated midnight; 3 am 11/16; and 6 pm 11/19. 8:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) New York. Part 2 of 3. Highlights include a Tiffany Studios mosaic inkwell; a show run from the Beatles’ first ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ appearance; and a Joseph Kleitsch oil painting, ca.1925. Repeated 4 am 11/16. 9:00 Soundbreaking (TV-PG) The Recording Artist. Part 1 of 8. See article on page 3. Explore the role of the music producer tasked with turning an artist’s vision into a hit and view the contrasting styles of some of the most accomplished producers. Featuring George Martin, Sam Phillips, Tom Petty, Dr. Dre, and more. Repeated 1 am 11/15. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

15Tuesday 7:00 Black America Since MLK: and Still I Rise (TV-PG) (DVS) Out of the Shadows/Move On Up. Part 1 of 2. See article on page 10. Repeated midnight; 3 am 11/17; 2 am 11/20; and 3 am 11/21. 9:00 Soundbreaking (TV-PG) Painting with Sound. Part 2 of 8. Learn how the recording studio itself became an instru-


ment. From the advent of magnetic tape, chart the evolution of multi-track recording and the ingenuity of artists such as the Beatles, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac. Repeated 2 am 11/16. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

16Wednesday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem. This relentless little creature is one the most fearless animals in the world, renowned for its ability to confront grown lions, castrate charging buffalo, and shrug off the toxic defenses of stinging bees, scorpions, and snakes. Repeated midnight; 3 am 11/18; and 1 am 11/20. 8:00 NOVA (TV-G) Treasures of the Earth: Power. Part 3 of 3. Drill down to discover how Earth’s natural treasures provide bountiful energy to power our modern world yet are also driving us to seek new, cleaner alternatives that can help us keep the lights on. Repeated 1 am 11/17; and 4 am 11/18. 9:00 Soundbreaking (TV-PG) The Human Instrument. Part 3 of 8. Celebrate the most essential part of a song and the most challenging to capture: the vocal track. Consider the ineffable emotional quality that makes a vocal track truly great; with Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Christina Aguilera. Repeated 2 am 11/17. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

17Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am 11/19. 7:30 Ask This Old House (TV-G) Reclaimed Bench, Robotic Wall. Repeated 1:30 pm 11/18. 8:00 Doc Martin (TV-PG) Don’t Let Go. Season 5, part 6 of 8. P.C. Joe Penhale is desperate to keep Maggie and show her he’s changed–that he’s the macho husband she wants, but Maggie plans to return to Bude. 9:00 Soundbreaking (TV-PG) Going Electric. Part 4 of 8. From the electric guitar to synthesized music, learn how innovators used electricity to unleash new sounds. Evaluate the power of technology to continuously redefine music, from Delta blues to the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, and Devo. Repeated 2 am 11/18. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

18Friday 7:00 Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal 7:30 Charlie Rose: The Week 8:00 Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs (TV-PG) See article on page 11. Repeated 1 am 11/19; 2 am 11/21; and 3 am 11/23.

WILL-TV 9:00 Soundbreaking (TV-PG) Four on the Floor. Part 5 of 8. Chart the progression of the beat from drum and bass to beat box and beyond—from Little Richard and James Brown to disco with the Bee Gees, EDM and Beyonce. Witness the endless experimentation that transformed the bedrock of all music. Repeated 2 am 11/19. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

19Saturday 7:00 As Time Goes By 7:30 Waiting for God 8:00 Last Tango In Halifax (TV-14) Season 2, part 6 of 6. A surprise visitor makes Alan’s day. Caroline promises to keep Gillian’s formidable secret, as long as she steers clear of Robbie. Kate’s gesture at Alan and Celia’s wedding stuns both Caroline and the crowd. 9:00 Doctor Blake Mysteries The Ties of the Past. Season 2, part 8 of 10. Dr. Blake must face that his mother’s relationship to the world was more complicated than his younger self could have supposed. Repeated 6 pm 11/19. 10:00 Doctor Who: Tom Baker Movies (TV-PG) The Talons of Weng-Chaing. Part 1 of 2. Arriving in London at the end of the 19th century, the Doctor and Leela make friends with a police pathologist, Professor Litefoot, and learn that hairs taken from the clothing of a dead body found floating in the Thames seem to have originated from a very large rat. 11:20 Doctor Who: Tom Baker Movies (TV-PG) The Talons of Weng-Chaing. Part 2 of 2.

20Sunday 7:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) The Durrells in Corfu. Season 1, part 6 of 6. Big plans are afoot, but the Durrells can’t decide whether to proceed. Larry faces a crisis, and he’s not the only one. Margo’s countess makes a breakthrough. Repeated 4 am 11/22. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Poldark. Season 2, part 8 of 9. Repeated midnight. 9:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Indian Summers. Season 2, part 10 of 10. Aafrin tries to stop Alice and Charlie from leaving for England. A fateful roadblock awaits. Cynthia makes a surprise investment. Sooni has a rite of passage. Repeated 2 am 11/22. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-PG) North East England. Judith Jones travels through Yorkshire and Northumberland.

21Monday 7:00

Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) New York. Part 3 of 3. Highlights include a Tiffany presentation watch; a 1943 Irving Berlin manuscript; and a collection of rare 1903 American Beauty-backed tobacco baseball cards in pristine condition, appraised for $200,000. Repeated midnight. 8:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Austin, Texas. Part 1 of 3. Highlights include a spinning wheel gifted to the owner’s mother by Mahatma Gandhi, a pin designed by pop artist

Roy Lichtenstein, and a diamond and platinum Van Cleef and Arpels necklace. Repeated 4 am 11/23. 9:00 Soundbreaking (TV-PG) The World Is Yours. Part 6 of 8. Meet the pioneers of hip hop and explore how sampling —the practice of borrowing fragments from existing records­—created a new genre of music that took over the world; including Public Enemy, Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, Beck, and more. Repeated 1 am 11/22. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

22Tuesday 7:00 Black America Since MLK: and Still I Rise (TV-PG) (DVS) Keep Your Head Up/Touch The Sky. Part 2 of 2. See article on page 10. Repeated midnight; and 3 am 11/28. 9:00 Soundbreaking (TV-PG) Sound and Vision. Part 7 of 8. Trace the rise of MTV and see how music videos transformed our experience of music - from David Bowie, Devo and Madonna to the Eurythmics and Nirvana. Learn how a marketing tool became an art form and a powerful mediator between artist and audience. Repeated 2 am 11/23. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

23Wednesday 7:00 Pearl Harbor (TV-PG) See article on page 16. Repeated midnight; and 2 am 11/30. 8:00 Expedition Pearl Harbor (TV-PG) Join the first expedition to explore inside the USS Arizona since the date that will live in infamy, as state-of-the-art imaging technology reveals the aftermath and incredible story of the Pearl Harbor attack. Repeated 1 am 11/23. 9:00 Soundbreaking (TV-PG) I Am My Music. Part 8 of 8. From LPs to cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s, discover how listening formats determine how and where we listen, and also the ways we collect, store and share the music we love; featuring Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, and the Grateful Dead. Repeated 2 am 11/24. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

24Thursday 7:00 Anne of Green Gables (TV-G) See article on page 1. 8:30 Downton Abbey Marathon See article on page 2.

25Friday Downton Abbey Marathon continues

26Saturday Downton Abbey Marathon continues PATTERNS • NOVEMBER 2016 15




8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Poldark. Season 2, part 9 of 9. Repeated 2 am. 9:00 Inside Poldark (TV-G) Featuring cast and creator interviews, behindthe-scenes footage and the spectacular Cornish coastline. Repeated midnight; and 1:30 am 11/30. 10:30 Emin: Live from Russia with David Foster Filmed in front of the Hermitage Palace in St. Petersburg, the concert features Emin and David Foster performing some of the world’s best love songs, as well as a tribute to Elvis and brand new material from Emin’s upcoming album. Repeated 1:30 am 11/28; and 12 am 11/30.


28Monday 7:00 Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics: The 60s From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, the greatest music acts in the world were seen by millions of viewers of all ages each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Now, the MY MUSIC series presents a special of classic song performances spanning the years 19631968. Repeated midnight. 9:00 Rock Rhythm & Doo Wop Taped at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, the show reunites the original legends of Rock-n-Roll for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Hosted by legendries Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler (The Iceman), and Lloyd Price, the program boasts a surprise appearance by Little Richard. Repeated 12 am 11/30. 11:00 Charlie Rose

Narrated by veteran Hollywood actor Tom Selleck, Pearl Harbor chronicles the personal stories of veterans and citizens who witnessed the surprise attack by the Japanese on the American Pacific Fleet on December 7, 1941, launching the United States into World War II. Using archival footage, photos, and graph-

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas (TV-G) Home For Christmas stars vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha and Celtic violinist Mairead Nesbitt, performing timeless holiday favorites (‘Silent Night, ‘ I’ll Be Home For Christmas,’ ‘It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,’ ‘Joy To The World’) with their signature Celtic twist. Repeated midnight. 8:30 Under The Streetlamp: Rockin’ Round The Clock (TV-G) Starring recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, the show features tight harmonies and slick dance moves that harken back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. Repeated 1:30 am 11/29. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

30Wednesday 7:00 National Park Symphony - The Mighty Five Shot over four seasons in Zion, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands National Park, KUED presents a symphonic view of Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks. Repeated midnight. 8:00 Rick Steves’ Guide to Cuba 9:00 Soundbreaking: Behind The Greatest Hits Repeated 1:30 am 12/1. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

ics, the documentary shows in detail the bombings on Oahu, along with the fiery explosion of the USS Arizona, the sinking of the USS Oklahoma, and the attacks on Hickam Field, as well as on other parts of the island. Airing at 7 pm Wednesday, November 23, the film documents the 75th anniversary, the tragic events, and the courageous acts of those who were in or near Pearl Harbor on that day.

Honoring the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor 16 PATTERNS OCTOBER 2016

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The 21st collaborates with College of Media students for

Photo: Heather Tucker

real-world experience

In order to provide 21st century radio for the 21st state, The 21st’s executive producer Niala Boodhoo and her staff know they need to develop stories that are relevant to the people of Illinois. The idea is not just to start conversations, but join ones that are already happening. So – social media is a natural outlet. “Tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit give us the advantage of connecting with our listeners on a personal level,” said Boodhoo, Host/EP of the daily talk show. “But we wanted to take it one step further.” That’s when Joe Tek Yun and Nick Vance stepped in. As the Leader of Social Media Analytics at Technology Services of Illinois, Yun also teaches Advertising 490-Social Media Analytics. Yun and Vance describe their role as one that helps University officials listen to and analyze all social media regarding the school. “It’s a great way to gauge the climate of a topic, both locally and nationally,” Yun said. “How often are people discussing it, in what way, is it primarily student-led or is it faculty and staff? All of this information helps officials determine what is important to the University in real time.” The 21st staff was interested in that, as well.

“We want to know not just what’s relevant to listeners throughout Illinois, but what people are talking about,” Boodhoo said. “Joe’s team of colleagues and students make that possible – to not just quickly find out what’s trending in Illinois, but also reach out to provide a deeper analysis. The University has access to social media repositories that contain searchable information of almost every public Tweet, Facebook post, blog site or comment posted to newspaper sites. The information can be narrowed down not just to geographic location, but can also indicate which people are getting the most attention online. “Say, for example, someone in Illinois is tweeting about their new favorite book,” Boodhoo explained, “and that book happened to be on one of the summer readings lists the show put together. Joe and Nick help us locate those people, tell them we’re going to be talking about their favorite new book on the show – and invite them to listen and join our conversation.” For Yun, the experience shows his students how the classroom applies to real life. “These students can now walk into a job interview and say, ‘I can make your social media work for you.’ That’s something that will set them apart, that will lead to success after college.” PATTERNS • NOVEMBER 2016 17

Illinois Public Media

appoints a leader for Illinois Newsroom Illinois Newsroom—the statewide, sevenstation journalism collaborative, spearheaded by Illinois Public Media and funded through a $715,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) as well as support from the public media partner newsrooms—launches with the appointment of a new leader. Scott Cameron, former senior editor of NPR’s Talk of the Nation and current director of news and public affairs at Illinois Public Media, has accepted the executive editor position to lead the regional news collaborative. “This is a strong group of partners that’s come together with an ambitious goal: Transform the way public media journalism informs and engages our communities. I’m excited to help build the team and infrastructure that will serve Illinois audiences with the best news and information available on any platform,” said Cameron. Cameron will lead a team of seven journalists, headquartered across Illinois, and will be responsible for executing the overall editorial strategy of this news collaboration, established to expand the partner stations’ ability to provide comprehensive reports, series, investigations, and video programs across all platforms. “By leveraging the skills, resources and strengths of each of the partners, we will serve local, regional and national audiences in ways we never could individually as stations,” continued Cameron. “Each newsroom already produces strong, communityfocused journalism; Illinois Newsroom will increase our capacities to provide national-


quality, in-depth, multi-platform enterprise and investigative reporting as well as community engagement.” Under his leadership, Illinois Newsroom reporters and editors will deliver in-depth coverage around three key topics—education, health and environment, and state politics and policy—to regional and national audiences. “NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS is looking forward to being a partner station in the Illinois Regional Journalism Collaborative (RJC) led by Scott Cameron as executive editor. Scott’s experience at NPR with Talk of the Nation at WGN, and WILL will lead the RJC to inform Illinoisans further on the state of our state,” said Randy Eccles, general manager of NPR Illinois. Additionally, Illinois Public Media was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Robert

R. McCormick Foundation through the Democracy Program to support Illinois Newsroom earlier this year, with the objective of strengthening the digital-first journalism model and regional engagement. For Cameron this means starting by equipping reporters and editors with the proper tools to create the right content, at the right time, for the right audiences, on the right platforms. “I’m thrilled to have Scott—someone who is so clearly committed to thoughtful journalism, engagement, innovation, and public service through public media—lead Illinois Newsroom,” said Moss Bresnahan, CEO and president of Illinois Public Media. “With his veteran years of experience, both here and at NPR, I know Scott will lead this team in producing stories that are relevant, informative and innovative with a digital-first journalism approach”

Illinois Newsroom collaborating public media stations are Illinois Public Media (WILL-Urbana); WTVP-TV (Peoria); NPR | Illinois Public Radio (WUIS-Springfield and Pittsfield); WSIU (Carbondale, Mt. Vernon and Olney); Tri-States Public Radio (Macomb and Galesburg, Ill., Keokuk and Burlington, Iowa); WVIK Quad Cities (radio, Rock Island); and WEIU-TV (Charleston). They will work with the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting (Champaign-Urbana) and Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Media, opening up opportunities to students and faculty across the state. The collaboration will produce journalism for partner stations and work with national programs, including PBS NewsHour and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Farm Assets Conference on November 22

Farm Assets


Illinois Public Media is excited to partner again with the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois agricultural community to present the 2016 Farm Assets Conference on Tuesday November 22nd at the Marriot Hotel in Normal, Illinois in conjunction with the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s annual meeting. This event is a great opportunity to visit with agricultural leaders and discuss challenges facing the industry. A November institution for the agricultural community in Illinois, the Illinois Commodity Conference has evolved into the Farm Assets Conference. For more than twenty years, WILL’s Ag Department has hosted an Ag Outlook Conference at the Beef House in Covington, Indiana that

draws well over three hundred farmers and leaders. In 2014 WILL hosted its first Farm Assets Conference in Normal the day before the Illinois Commodity Conference. The event drew over 200 participants. Afterward, Illinois Public Media and the Commodity Conference organizers agreed to merge the two Fall conferences into one. Last year’s conference drew more than 300 people. More importantly, the meeting brought together both ag industry leaders with farmers who work in the field every day. The 2016 Farm Assets Conference will be hosted by WILL-AM and Todd Gleason, one of the premiere voices of Illinois Agriculture. Todd is backed with the resources of the University of Illinois’ College of ACES and Extension service. Information about last year’s conference can be found online at: Major support for the conference was provided by Farm Credit, Syngenta, and TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Research. Sponsorship information for the 2016 conference is available from Charles Smith (, 217-333-4994). PATTERNS • NOVEMBER 2016 19

Community Advisory Committee commences a new year

s Left to right:  Front row: Maeve Reilly (vice-chair), Betoel Escobar, Beth Bachtold (secretary), Jan Mandernach, Candice Underhill, Lois Gullerud Back row: Ken Buel, Ritchie Barnett, Jon Dietrich, Janet Picolli, Dave Krchak (chair), Jeff Perkins.

In September, the WILL Community Advisory Committee gathered for their first meeting of the 2016-2017 year. The CAC helps gather information and opinions about community issues and needs; helps heighten community awareness of WILL and its services; advocates for broad-based support of WILL; identifies and encourages new sources of funding for specific proj-

ects to improve or expand service to the community; and reviews and advises on legislation designed to improve the quality of public telecommunications. CAC members may be contacted via this e-mail address:

Vintage Vinyl sale

another great success

Last month’s Vintage Vinyl sale was another “record” success! Over 500 people visited the music sale, with a whopping $8,100 in proceeds. All money raised supports Illinois Radio Readers, our free radio service for the blind and visually impaired community of east central Illinois. Thank you to everyone that came out and supported this great cause!


Thank you, Program Underwriters!

Private support accounts for the largest single source of funds necessary to make Illinois Public Media and the WILL stations great resources for communities across central Illinois. We appreciate the following organizations that have stepped forward to join the individuals and families who support award-winning public media services.

Agrible-Morning Farm Report AgriGold Allerton Park Conference Center Alto Vineyard & Winery Amasong Archer Daniels Midland Company Arends & Sons, Inc. Asahel Gridley Antique Shop Auditory Care Center Bah Humbug Productions, Inc. Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana/InKind Bates Commodities Beckman Institute Beef House Big Grove Tavern Birch Tree Counseling & Consulting LLC Breathe Day Spa & Event Center Busey Bank Campus Middle School Carpet Advantage C-D Overhead Doors Inc Center for Advanced Study Central Illinois Antique Dealers Association Central Illinois Regional Airport Champaign Cycle Champaign Park District/ Virginia Theatre Champaign-Urbana MTD Champaign-Urbana Symphony Charleston Community Theater Cheese & Crackers Chorale Christopher’s Fine Jewelry Design City of Urbana Clark-Lindsey Village Columbia Street Roastery Common Ground Food Co-op Community Foundation of East Central Illinois Community Shares of Illinois Complete Care Pharmacy Concierge Magazine Country Financial Craft League of Champaign-Urbana CU Folk and Roots Festival CU Woodshop Danville Gardens Danville Symphony Orchestra DTN/The Progressive Farmer Eastern Rug Gallery Exceptional Artists Farm Credit Services of Illinois Fein-Bursoni, Inc

First Bank (Savoy Division) Gibson Area Hospital Global Commodity Analytics & Consulting LLC Grain and Feed Association Great Harvest Bread Company Harper Community College Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home Heel to Toe Hendrick House Illini Pella Windows, Inc. Illini Union Ballroom Illinois AgriNews Illinois Arts Council Illinois Beef Association Illinois Corn Growers Association Illinois Pork Producers Association Illinois Program for Resarch in the Humanites Illinois Shakespeare Festival Illinois Symphony Orchestra Illinois Times Iowa State University ISU School of Music John Phipps Law Offices PC Karen’s Kloset Krannert Art Museum Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Landscape Recycling Center Levy Company Little Theatre on the Square Makerspace Urbana McKinley Church and Foundation Meredith Foundation Meyer Capel Law Office Michelle Benson Mike Weaver Ballroom Dance Monticello Railway Museum Natural Gourmet NU-AG Seeds Parkland College Parkland College Theatre Pars Rug Gallery Patterson Office Supplies Paws & Remember Peoria International Airport Peoria Symphony Orchestra Pioneer Hi-Bred Prairie Farmer Magazine Prairie Fire Glass Prairiefire Consulting Pro-Soil Ag Solutions, Inc. Radio Maria Renewal by Andersen Rental City Rick Larimore

Risk Management Commodities Inc River Valley Metro Mass Transit District Ruedi Wealth Management Sangamon Auditorium, UIS Sew Sassy Shannon Lee Hayden Silvercreek/Courier Cafe Sinfonia da Camera Sitka Salmon Shares Smith Moore Sonified Sustainability Festival Spiros Law, P.C. St Joseph Apothecary Standard Grain, Inc. Stewart-Peterson Group Inc. Strategic Farm Marketing Inc Strawberry Fields Subaru of Champaign Susan C. and Lewis D. Hopkins Endowment Sweeney Brothers Fine Floorcovering Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur Syngenta Crop Protection Techline Ten Thousand Villages That’s What She Said Project The Andersons, Inc. The Blindman The Mervis Family Foundation The Organization for Transformative Works These Four Walls Thomas, Mamer & Haughey TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Research Todd’s Wines at Art Mart Tom Brewer Gallery TrophyTime Twin City Squared U of I College of Medicine U of I Department of Engineering U of I Department of Physics U of I Library UI College of Media UI Global Studies University Language Academy for Children University YMCA VCA Heritage Animal Hospital Willard Airport World Harvest Foods Wyffels Hybrids Yoga Institute of Champaign-Urbana

Krannert Uncorked with Brandon Washington




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10-12 Susan Werner


Pablo Sรกinz Villegas, guitar: Americano


Dessert and Conversation: November Dance

Krannert Uncorked and On Topic

Krannert Uncorked

The Havana Cuba All-Stars: Cuban Nights

Naumburg 2015 Cello Competition Winner: Lev Sivkov, cello

12-13 Dessert and Conversation: Poppea

10-13 Poppea

Krannert Uncorked: CU Folk and Roots Festival Collaboration



The Minotaur



10-12 November Dance

Ensemble Basiani




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November 2016 Patterns