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Growing

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april 2010 Volume XXXVII, Number 10 Moving forward to build the future By Mark Leonard, General Manager April marks the beginning of several changes to the WILL schedules that we announced in February. We received many comments from our viewers and listeners regarding the changes, particularly about the elimination of WILL’s dedicated weather department. We attempted to respond to every comment, allowing us to discuss in more detail the reasons behind the changes. Our state is facing an incredible budget problem, and WILL is one of countless services being dramatically affected. Eliminating local weather forecasting was one of several steps necessary to offset the reduction in state support and prepare for what appears to be a very challenging year. With that said, we are still committed to serving the community in meaningful ways. This month’s edition of Patterns highlights several exciting steps, including our role in creating a garden to help address area hunger. There is also a new lineup of programs on FM—the addition of NPR Morning Edition and All Things Considered, along with the launch of Classic Mornings with Vic Di Geronimo. Change of any sort is often difficult, but we truly believe that these steps will help position WILL for audience growth that will help offset the reductions in state and university funding. We will continue to refine our schedule and programs, and we anticipate having some additional good news to share in the coming months. Meanwhile, we are actively seeking grants for program production, educational efforts and community initiatives.  WILL is many things to many people. We serve listeners and viewers who come to us with a wide range of interests. These program interests are often very distinct, and don’t necessarily cross over from one service to another. A classical music fan may not listen to agricultural reporting. Preschoolers won’t be watching PBS NewsHour. WILL is challenged to balance the needs and interests of many. Funding reductions make this much harder as we are forced to reduce some of our offerings—a painful and unfortunate process. I ask that you bear with us through these changes, that you continue to give us open and honest feedback and that you give these changes a chance before reducing your support of WILL. We need you now more than ever!


arden g k n dba o o F

It’s not much to look at yet—a muddy, two-acre field off of Old Church Road southwest of Champaign. But Illinois Public Media (IPM) staff members and our community partners envision a garden full of sweet corn and other vegetables, planted and harvested by volunteers, which will provide fresh produce this summer and fall for hungry residents of central Illinois. Dave Dickey, IPM director of agricultural programming, said Provena Covenant Medical Center has donated the farmland for the garden, most of which will be used for sweet corn the first year. “We know it’s important to have a successful first year, and we know we can get a crop of corn,” he said. “We may designate a small part of the garden the first year for other crops that are drought and insect resistant. We’re still working on the issue of getting water to the site. If we can do that, we’ll be able to increase the variety of crops in future years.” “We’re excited to be involved,” said Doretta Herr, community benefits/mission manager at Provena Covenant. “Any time you can get this many groups together united in a cause, it’s wonderful.” Since the Champaign Urbana Public Health District designated fighting obesity as a priority need in the community, Provena Covenant wants to contribute toward efforts to help people eat healthier food, Doretta said. She helped recruit Illini Foundation Seeds to donate the seed, Dan Schaefer of Illini FS to plant the seed, and producer Chris Wise to prepare the land and apply fertilizer. The plan is for community volunteers to help plant and harvest crops other than corn, Dave said. The corn and other produce will be distributed to food pantries

project targets hunger

s Doretta Herr discusses the location of the community garden with Dave Dickey.

by the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, whose executive director Jim Hires has been involved in the planning. University of Illinois Extension, the Champaign County Farm Bureau and Common Ground Food Co-op are also part of the planning process. The garden project is an extension of Illinois Public Media’s initiatives on hunger and childhood obesity, and demonstrates the organization’s changing approach to the community. “We’re reallocating resources to try to make more of an impact,” said Kimberlie Kranich, director of public engagement for IPM. As Illinois Public Media faces shrinking state funding, it is trying to use the resources it does have to make a difference in the community. “Our local content producers and news reporters will continue to focus on local issues,” Kimberlie said. “We want to be a catalyst to help bring attention and resources to community efforts for change.” In the case of the garden, IPM brought together a group of community partners, C-U Fit Families, to tackle the problem of childhood obesity in the community, and in another project, conducted community conversations on the economy in central Illinois. “The issue of hunger kept coming up. What we learned from the community resulted in news stories and interview segments on the problem on our radio talk (continued on page 3) PATTERNS • APRIL 2010 


Telling stories of

tolerance and hope Photo: © Darlow Smithson Productions for MASTERPIECE

years finding Arab heroes who saved Jews during the Holocaust—and whose stories would change the way Arabs view Jews, themselves and their own history. The result is Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands, which airs at 9 pm Monday, April 12. During his journey, Satloff found a vast, lost history of what happened to the half-million Jews of the Arab lands of North Africa under Nazi, Vichy and Fascist rule. At 8 pm Wednesday, April 14, a groundbreaking documentary explores the worldwide phenomenon of genocide.

This acting ensemble recreates what it was like for the eight fugitives to live in close quarters in their secret hiding place, and how a kind of normal life evolved, complete with chores, meals, parties, arguments and philosophical musings. Then, Robert Satloff, head of a respected Washington policy center, spent eight  PATTERNS • APRIL 2010

Based on Daniel Goldhagen’s book of the same title, Worse Than War offers profound insights into genocide’s dimensions, patterns, causes and tragic role in politics and human affairs. Follow Goldhagen’s travels through nine countries —including

Photo: Matt Vogel/JTN Productions

New programs are coming to WILL-TV in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week. Masterpiece Classic debuts an incredibly accurate adaptation of Diary of Anne Frank at 8 pm Sunday, April 11. Adapted by Deborah Moggach (Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley), this production draws on Anne Frank’s actual words to a greater extent than any previous dramatization. The account of life hiding from the Nazis stars newcomer Ellie Kendrick (An Education) as Anne, a typical 13-year-old at the outset of the film who pours out her heart to her diary during her family’s extraordinary two-year ordeal. Iain Glen (Into the Storm) stars as Anne’s steadfast father, Otto; Tamsin Greig (Emma) as her reticent mother, Edith; and Felicity Jones (Northanger Abbey) as her studious older sister, Margot. Kate Ashfield (Collision) plays Miep Gies, an employee of Otto Frank’s firm who serves as a link to the outside world, along with her co-workers Johannes Kleiman (Roger Frost), Victor Kugler (Tim Dantay) and Bep Voskuijl (Mariah Gale).

s Elie Ngarambe, one of an estimated one million perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide, at a prison work camp outside Kigali, Rwanda.

Rwanda, Guatemala, Bosnia and Ukraine— as he speaks with victims, perpetrators, witnesses, politicians, diplomats, historians, humanitarian aid workers and journalists, all with the purpose of explaining and understanding the critical features of genocide and how to stop it. “By the most fundamental measure—the number of people killed­—the perpetrators of mass murder since the beginning of the 20th century have taken the lives of more people than have died in military conflict,” Goldhagen asserts. “This is a little-known fact that should be a central focus of international politics,” he said.


ances has your ticket to Hamlet

Don’t miss the 7 pm performance Wednesday, April 28, when Shakespeare’s tortured Danish prince receives a contemporary spin in this critically acclaimed production from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starring David Tennant as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as Claudius, this interpretation by innovative director Gregory Doran utilizes location shooting at St. Joseph’s College, London, as the setting for a present-day Elsinore Castle. Tennant and Stewart are joined by Oliver Ford Davies as Polonius, Penny Downie as Gertrude and Mariah Gale as Ophelia.

Photo: Ellie Kurttz ©Illuminations/Royal Shakespeare Company

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s Mariah Gale as Ophelia and David Tennant as Hamlet.

P.O.V. looks inside the food industry

Kenner marshals mountains of data, vérité visits to production sites and footage of meat-packing operations secretly shot by workers, plus eye-opening testimony from farmers, workers, consumers’ advocates and the few industry people willing to talk in their own defense. Food, Inc. also features the onand off-screen guidance of Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and such practitioners of organic, sustainable farming as Joel Salatin of Virginia’s Polyface Farms.

Garden (continued)

Photo: Participant Media and River Road Entertainment

In the Oscar-nominated Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner (below) lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry. The film, airing on WILL-TV at 8 pm Wednesday, April 21, exposes the highly mechanized aspect that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. We have biggerbreasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticideresistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

programs,” Kimberlie said. The garden is a natural extension of the other projects. “From our childhood obesity and hunger initiatives, we learned that access to healthy foods is a real need in our community,” she said. In addition to coordinating and facilitating the garden project, Illinois Public Media can tell the story of the garden on television, radio and the Web and put it in the context of the larger picture of hunger and childhood obesity in the community, Kimberlie said. Dave said the project is an important next step in community outreach for the Illinois Public Media agriculture department. “We already do ag outlook programs for farmers,” he said. “This broadens our outreach efforts and includes a different audience. And it builds on our efforts with C-U Fit Families and the economy initiative.”

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weekdays WILL-FM 90.9 and HD1

101.1 in Champaign-Urbana and 106.5 in Danville

6 am NPR Morning Edition

with Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep and Tom Rogers

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

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.

s NPR Morning Edition’s Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep 4/14 4/21 4/28

1 pm Afternoon Classics Julie Amacher, Lynn Warfel and Mindy Ratner keep you company throughout the afternoon. Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac is at 1:01. NPR News Headlines at 3:01.

5 pm NPR All Things Considered with Robert Siegel, Melissa Block and Michele Norris

7 pm The Evening Concert (M-Th) Great orchestras from the great concert halls!

Monday: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 4/5

4/12 4/19 4/26

Manfred Honeck, cond; Garrick Ohlsson, piano BEETHOVEN, BRUCKNER Mariss Jansons, cond; Pamela Frank, violin HAYDN, MOZART, SATIE Mareck Janowski, cond; Arabella Steinbacher, violin BRUCH, BERLIOZ, R.STRAUSS Michael Lancaster, cond; Jonathan Biss, piano MOZART, R.STRAUSS, MOZART

Tuesday: Chicago Symphony Orchestra 4/6

Daniel Barenboim, cond; An all-R. Strauss program. 4/13 Claudio Abbado, cond; Ivo Pogorelich, piano PROKOFIEV, CHOPIN, BERLIOZ                        4/20 Bernard Haitink, cond RAVEL, MAHLER 4/27 Retrospective: Music from Eastern Europe from their archive of commercial recordings. DVORAK, KODALY, JANACEK

Wednesday: Live at the Concertgebouw! 4/7

Jaap van Zweden, cond; An all-BEETHOVEN program.

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Christoph Eschenbach, cond SCHUMANN, BRAHMS Ivan Fischer, cond; Maria Joao Pires, piano An all-MOZART program. Jaap van Zweden, cond; Simone Lamsma, violin MAHLER/BRITTEN, SHOSTAKOVICH, VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Thursday: Prairie Performances

Illinois Symphony Orchestra (2/13/10) Karen Lynne Deal, cond; Paul Vermel, guest cond Rachel Barton Pine, violin KORNGOLD, FAURE 4/8 Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra (2/19/10) Steven Larsen, cond; Mark Smart, the Haken Continuum Gernot Winischoper, violin HAKEN, SALIERI, MENDELSSOHN, DVORAK 4/15    Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra (3/5/10) Immortal Classics Steven Larsen, cond; Chu-Fang Huang, piano HORST, STRAUSS, RACHMANINOV, NIELSEN 4/22    Sinfonia da Camera (3/13/10) Ian Hobson, cond DEBUSSY, CHOPIN, SCHUMANN 4/29    Illinois Symphony Orchestra (3/13/10) Karen Lynne Deal, cond Jefferson - In His Own Words (World Premiere) JUDITH SHATIN 4/1

Friday: Classical Music

9 pm Night Music Gillian Martin, Bob Christiansen, Ward Jacobson, Scott Blankenship or John Zech keep you company through the night and into the morning. NPR News Headlines at 9:01.


saturdays & sundays saturdays

sundays

7 am NPR Weekend Edition

7 am NPR Weekend Edition

with Scott Simon

with Liane Hansen.

9 am Classics By Request

9 am Sunday Baroque

John Frayne plays requests for two hours at this time each Saturday morning. Submit requests at classreq@illinois.edu or 217-265-5084. Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac at 9:01.

Suzanne Bona provides relaxing early music by the likes of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi.

1 pm From the Top

11 am Classics of the Phonograph John Frayne’s weekly exploration of classical music from the pre-digital recording era. 4/3 Concert of the Century!: Carnegie Hall 85th Anniversary, 1976. 4/10 Concertgebouw after Willem Mengelberg: Eduard van Beinum and Bernard Haitink. 4/17 78 rpm Singles: One Hit Composers. 4/24 Hans Swarowsky’s Conducting Pupils: Zubin Mehta and Claudio Abbado.

A live performance program featuring America’s best young classical musicians, with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

Noon Afternoon at the Opera

4 pm NPR All Things Considered

2 pm A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor and friends present music, skits, and the latest news from Lake Wobegon.

Host John Frayne notes that the 4/10 broadcast features U of I music professor Nathan Gunn in the role of Papageno. 4/3 AIDA (Verdi). Paolo Carignani cond, with HuiHe and Salvatore Licitra. 4/10 DIE ZAUBERFLÖETE [THE MAGIC FLUTE] (Mozart). Adam Fischer cond, with Matthew Polenzani and Nathan Gunn. 4/17 LA TRAVIATA [THE LOST ONE] (Verdi). Leonard Slatkin, cond, with Angela Gheorghiu and James Valenti. 4/24 TOSCA (Puccini). James Levine, cond, with Karita Mattila and Bryn Terfel.

5 pm Classical Music Mindy Ratner and Valerie Kahler are your hosts. NPR News Headlines at 7:01.

10 pm Harmonia Angela Mariani presents Baroque and early music. NPR News Headlines at 10:01.

4 pm NPR All Things Considered

11 pm The Romantic Hours

5 pm A Prairie Home Companion

midnight Classical Music

Garrison Keillor and friends present music, skits and the latest news from Lake Wobegon. [Also Sundays at 2 pm]

Scott Blankenship and John Zech are your hosts throughout the night and into the morning.

Music, poetry and romance with Mona Golabek.

7 pm Classics All Night Bob Christiansen and Scott Blankenship keep you company Saturday night and into Sunday morning. NPR News Headlines at 7:01 and 10:01.

s

Nathan Gunn (noon, 4/10)

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radio features

Vic Di Geronimo’s new Classic Mornings WILL-FM’s Vic Di Geronimo has a way of drawing in the listener by conveying his own enthusiasm for the music. He makes it clear he wants you to enjoy it as much as he does. If you liked Vic’s early morning show, join him in his new time slot of 9 am-noon for Classic Mornings following Morning Edition on WILL-FM. He’ll be welcoming both regular classical music listeners, and those who listen from time to time or are curious about it and would like to know more. “I’m excited about all the music I present. I spend a lot of time searching for and reading about the music I play,” he said. Vic says the new show’s later time will allow him to give the music “more space to breathe.” Early mornings were partially filled with frequent weather forecasts, time checks and weather-related closing announcements, he said, which provided information people needed at that time of day. He’ll still try to satisfy people who are looking for music to get them going in the morning, even at a later hour. “Some

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people need that—it’s like a coffee jolt for them. But other people want to sit back and relax at that time of morning,” Vic said. “I’ll try to offer a variety.” Vic, who has been with WILL-FM since 1989, is known for his extensive knowledge of performances and repertoire. He’s always looking for a connection to relate the music to that day in your life, whether it’s a composer’s or performer’s birthday, something happening in the musical world or the news. “I notice in classical music so many associations with things in everyday life,” Vic said. “Maybe that’s why this music has endured for centuries. If you approach classical music only formally, you may miss some of those things.” “I look for stories or I’ll add some comments that enhance enjoyment of the music, but don’t get in the way of it,” he said. “Some people are listening for background and some people are listening more closely. I try to keep both types of listeners happy.”


FM 90.9 HD2 and HD3

Saturday

Sunday

5:00

BBC Overnight Continued

City Club Forum

6:00

Commodity Week

Inside Europe

6:30

Illinois Gardener

7:00

Weekend Edition

BBC World Briefing

9:00

Car Talk

Focus with David Inge NPR News 10:01/11:01

10:00

Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me

Says You

11:00

State Week in Review

Car Talk

11:30

Commodity Week

The Afternoon Magazine with Celeste Quinn NPR News 10:01

Noon

Travel with Rick Steves

On the Media

Fresh Air

1:00

This American Life

Media Matters with Bob McChesney

The Closing Market Report NPR News 2:01

2:00

The Midnight Special

The Tavis Smiley Show

The World

3:00

All Things Considered

4:00

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

5:00

The People’s Pharmacy

Keepin’ the Faith with Steve Shoemaker

6:00

Commonwealth Club (Sidetrack 4/3)

This American Life

Fresh Air

7:00

Living on Earth

BBC World Service

8:00

Latino USA

To the Best of Our Knowledge

8:30

World Vision Report

9:00

Alternative Radio

New Dimensions

10:00

Bookworm

Le Show

10:30

New Letters on the Air

11:005 am

BBC World Service

Monday–Friday NPR Morning Edition

On Point

BBC World Service Bold Listing = National/International News

Monthly guests on Focus 4/7 4/12 4/13 4/16 4/19

Cooking Family Health (11:06 am) Lawn & Garden Care Personal Finance (2 hours) Home Care

Weather Monday-Friday Weather Forecast: 5:33, 6:33, 7:33, 8:33, 9:33 am; 12:35, 4:33, 5:33 pm Saturday and Sunday Occasional Updates

Weekend Edition

Wait Wait ...

BBC World Service

AM 580 Listener Comments: 217-333-0853 / willamfm@illinois.edu

Agriculture Dave Dickey, agriculture director; Todd Gleason, host, Closing Market Report & Commodity Week

Pre-Opening Market Report: 8:49 am; Opening Market Report: 9:49 am; Market Update: 10:58 and 11:58 am; Ag and Stock Market Report: 12:55 pm; Settlements: 1:58 pm; Closing Market Report: 2:06 pm. To listen to archived ag reports, sign up for the Illinois Public Media Ag E-newsletter, or download our agricultural podcasts, visit www.willag.org. Call 217-333-3434 for market analysis, updated at 9:15 am and 3:15 pm daily.

Illinois Public Media News Tom Rogers, news director

The news from Illinois Public Media’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. PATTERNS • APRIL 2010 


tv

12.3

Cooking

(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, Tommy Tang’s Easy Thai Cooking Solid Black Tue and Thur: Mexico: One Plate at a Time, Julia and Jacques, Christina Cooks, Burt Wolf: What We Eat

Travel

(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, Smart Travels: Europe with Rudy Tue and Thu: Rick Steves Europe, Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge

Gardening/Home Improvement

Arts and Crafts

(5-6 am; 11-noon; 5-6 pm; 11-midnight) Sun and Wed: Knit and Crochet Today, Landscapes Through Time Mon and Fri: Sewing with Nancy, Donna Dewberry Tue and Thu: Scheewe Art Workshop, Best of the Joy of Painting

Saturday Marathons in April

Six-hour block of themed programming; this month, marathons are dedicated to great cities across the U.S. April 3: West – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas April 10: South – Miami, New Orleans, Atlanta April 17: Midwest – Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Cincinnati April 24: East – New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.

(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

Primetime Schedule 12.2

Monday-Friday Nightly News Programming 9:00 PBS NewsHour 10:00 Nightly Business Report 10:30 TBA

Mondays

7:00

8:00 11:00 11:30

Independent Lens (4/5); Secrets of the Dead (4/26) Nature Wolves in Paradise (4/5); Knee Deep (4/12); Worse Than War (4/19); Swimming in Auschwitz (4/26) Independent Les (4/12)

Tuesdays 7:30 8:00

11:00

American Experience (4/27) Independent Lens (4/6); American Experience (4/13); A Sense of Wonder (4/20) The Mormons, Part 1 (4/6); The Buddha (4/13); American Experience (4/20); Global Voices (4/27)

Wednesdays 7:00 8:00 11:00

Independent Lens (4/14, 4/21, 4/28) The Adventists (4/7); Frontline The Mormons, Part 2 (4/7); Public Affairs National Debate Series (4/14); Children of the Amazon (4/21); Dhamma Brothers (4/28)

Thursdays 7:00 8:00 11:00 11:30

Fridays

7:30 8:00

8:30 11:00

Global Voices (4/30) Tavis Smiley Report (4/2); Brown v. Board of Education (4/9); Come Walk in My Shoes (4/16); Knee Deep (4/23) Global Focus (4/23) American Experience (4/2, 4/9, 4/16); P.O.V. (4/23); Independent Lens (4/30)

Saturdays 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00

Sundays 7:00 7:30 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 11:30

Nature History Detectives History Detectives Scientific American Frontiers Nature

NOW on PBS McLaughlin Group Bill Moyers Journal Global Voices Not in God’s Nam (4/4); Independent Lens (4/11); Public Affairs National Debate Series (4/18); Children of the Amazon (4/25) NOW on PBS McLaughlin Group

NOVA Scientific American Frontiers Scientific American Frontiers Scientific American Frontiers

See full schedules online at will.illinois.edu.  PATTERNS • APRIL 2010


WILL-TV daytime

David Thiel, Program Director

Monday - Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Market to Market (M) Nightly Business Report (T-F)

5:00

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

French in Action

Body Electric (M, W, F) Sit and Be Fit (T, Th)

5:30

Angelina Ballerina

Destinos

Between the Lions

6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00

Curious George

Curious George

Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid

Super WHY!

Super WHY!

Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Thomas & Friends

Clifford the Big Red Dog

8:30 9:00

Bob the Builder

Word Girl

Martha Speaks

Electric Company

Cyberchase Curious George Sid the Science Kid Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Sesame Street

Biz Kid$

Barney & Friends

9:30 A Place of Our Own 10:00 This Old House Hour 10:30 11:00 Illinois Gardener

Dragon Tales

11:30 Victory Garden

Market to Market

It's a Big Big World

Noon

The McLaughlin Group

A Place of Our Own

12:30 Cook's Country

eligion + Ethics R Newsweekly

Sewing Programs

1:00 1:30 2:00

Simply Ming

European Journal

Tommy Tangs Thai Cooking

Motorweek

Everyday Food

Woodwright’s Shop*

Martha Speaks

2:30

Lidia’s Italy

Hometime

Arthur

3:00

Winemakers/Illinois Adventure This Old (begins 4/17) House Hour

WordGirl

3:30

Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions /Heartland Highways (begins 4/10)

Electric Company/ Sci Girls (F)

4:00

History Detectives

Fetch/Design Squad (F)

4:30

BBC World News

5:00

Prairie Fire

My Generation

Nightly Business Report

5:30 6:00

Rick Steves’ Europe

Red Green Show

Lawrence Welk

Doctor Who

Clifford WordWorld

How Tos

Painting Programs

PBS NewsHour

To the Contrary Wealthtrack America’s Heartland

America’s Test Kitchen

Garden Home

Victory Garden

*Great Performances at the Met: Der Rosenkavalier, 4/25.

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/ Beauty of Oil Painting (begins 4/9)

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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april tv features Finding a pathway to peace Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment. In a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, he claimed to have found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. Combining biographical revelations and artistic representations with testimony of contemporary Buddhists, award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha’s life. The Buddha (7 pm Wednesday, April 7) features insight from Pulitzer prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin and the Dalai Lama.

The end of an era Friday, April 30, marks the last broadcast of NOW on PBS and Bill Moyers Journal. The May issue of Patterns will have all the details of the new PBS program, Need to Know, which debuts Friday, May 7, focusing on the economy, energy and environment, health, security and culture.

When species collide When animals of astounding ability connect with each other, there is a unique “moment of impact”— the violent collision of cheetah with gazelle, the blink-ofan-eye strike of a deadly snake or the dexterity of an elephant’s trunk as it feeds, fights or reaches out with affection. But how do these creatures accomplish such extraordinary feats? Live action footage reveals only part of the answer. Using the latest technologies, HD camera lenses and computer graphics, Nature: Moment of Impact takes you inside the animal to present an innovative look at the bio-engineering of how animals work. Part one, Hunters and Herds, airs at 7 pm Sunday, April 4; part two, Jungle, follows a week later at the same time.

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A fitting tribute to an early environmentalist A new documentary-style film—A Sense of Wonder—depicts Rachel Carson, author of the controversial book, Silent Spring, in the final year of her life. Writer and actress Kaiulani Lee (A Midwife’s Tale) embodies Carson as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people. Don’t miss this moving Earth Day tribute to a pioneering environmentalist at 9 pm Thursday, April 22.


Sesame Workshop program offers coping tips New data shows that one in 20 American children under the age of 15 experiences the death of a parent from illness, suicide, accident or war-related incident. Now Sesame Workshop continues its Talk, Listen, Connect initiative of support for military families with When Families Grieve. Debuting at 7 pm Wednesday, April 14, the new program features CBS News anchor Katie Couric and the Sesame Street Muppets presenting strategies to help children and families cope with the death of a parent.

Revisiting the My Lai incident What drove a company of American soldiers to murder more than 300 Vietnamese civilians? Were they following orders or did they break under the pressure of a misguided military strategy? In American Experience: My Lai, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Barak Goodman focuses his lens on the 1968 massacre, its subsequent cover-up and the heroic efforts of the soldiers who broke rank to halt the atrocities. The program airs at 8 pm Monday, April 26.

The key to understanding the scope of the universe In a two-part special, NOVA examines how the telescope fundamentally changed the understanding of our place in the universe. What began as a curiosity ultimately revolutionized human thought across science, philosophy and religion. Hunting the Edge of Space (7 pm Tuesdays, April 6 and 13) takes viewers on a global adventure of discovery, dramatizing the innovations in technology and the achievements in science that have marked the rich history of the telescope. Now, at the center of an international space race, a new generation of ever-larger telescopes is poised to reveal answers to longstanding questions about our universe—and, in turn, to raise new questions.

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WILL-TV Friday Night Public Affairs

3Saturday

BritCom Saturday Night

7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Denver, Colo. Part 1 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See left. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Wilco.

7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Now on PBS 8:00 Bill Moyers Journal

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

4Sunday

1Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Life (Part 2) (TV-PG) Boomer Grandparenting. Redefining grandparenting, plus information from author Dr. Dennis McCullough on caring for your aging loved ones. 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 10 am Saturday and 3 pm Sunday. 9:00 The Adventists (DVS) Explore the realities and ironies of Seventhday Adventism, one of the few American-born religions. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

2Friday

7:00 Public Affairs See above. 9:00 Not In God’s Name (TV-PG) (DVS) In a world ravaged by divisions between religions, an examination of the similar values of all faiths, and their potential for drawing us together to share a common ground. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Moment of Impact: Hunters and Herds. Part 1 of 2. See article page 10. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Sharpe’s Peril. British soldier-hero Richard Sharpe travels across India in 1818, escorting the beautiful Marie-Angelique Bonnet to meet her fiancée. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Holy Lands: Jerusalem & The West Bank. 11:00 Song of the Mountains (TV-G) No Speed Limit/Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain.

5Monday

7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Denver, Colo. Part 2 of 3. Repeated 4 am Wednesday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 The Mormons (TV-PG) (DVS) History. Part 1 of 2. The complexities and controversies of the Mormons’ story as told through interviews with members of the church, leading writers and historians, as well as the religion’s critics. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

6Tuesday 7:00 NOVA (TV-G) Hunting The Edge of Space. Part 1 of 2. See article page 11. Repeated 4 am Thursday. 8:00 The Mormons (TV-PG) (DVS) Church & State. Part 2 of 2. The complexities

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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WILL-TV and controversies of the Mormons’ story as told through interviews with members of the church, leading writers and historians, as well as the religion’s critics. Repeated midnight Wednesday; and 2 am Thursday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

9:00 Survival: Lives in the Balance The Struggle to Breathe. Part 1 of 4. A look at the prevalence of pneumonia, the world’s number one child killer, through the experiences of a family in the Philippines. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:01 Charlie Rose

7Wednesday

10Saturday

7:00 The Buddha (TV-G) (DVS) See article page 10. Repeated midnight Thursday; 3 am Friday; and 2 am Monday. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) Unmistaken Child. The search for the reincarnation of the late Master Lama Konchog following his death in 2001. Repeated 1 am Sunday. 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Denver, Colo. Part 2 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Kings of Leon/Roky Erickson.

8Thursday

7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Life (Part 2) (TV-PG) Survive and Thrive. A look at why some people crumble while others thrive in the face of adversity. 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 10 am Saturday; and 3 pm Sunday. 9:00 Roots of Health From London to India to California, discover why people stay healthy or fall ill, including how social and economic policies affect the health of entire populations. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

9Friday

7:00 Public Affairs See page 12.

11Sunday

7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Moment of Impact: Jungle. Part 2 of 2. See article page 10. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) The Diary of Anne Frank. See article page 2. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Senegal & Cape Verde. 11:00 Song of the Mountains (TV-G) World International Bluegrass Band/Cleghorn/ Night of the Banjo.

12Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Denver, Colo. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS) Polio Crusade. Based on David Oshinsky’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, a chronicle of the crusade by researchers, scientists and the American public to eradicate polio. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday.

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9:00 Among The Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands (TV-PG) See article page 2. Repeated 3 am Wednesday; 4 am Friday; and 4 am Monday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

13Tuesday

7:00 NOVA (TV-G) Hunting The Edge of Space. Part 2 of 2. See article page 11. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 Frontline (TV-PG) (DVS) Obama’s Deal. A sobering expose of the realities behind the President’s first large policy deal of health care reform, including the political battles and costly compromises. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 3 am Thursday; and 1 am Sunday. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) Blessed Is The Match. Hannah Senesh, a World War II-era poet and diarist, parachuted behind enemy lines to rescue Jews in her native Hungary before being captured, tortured and executed by the Nazis. Repeated 2 am Thursday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

14Wednesday

7:00 When Families Grieve (TV-G) (DVS) See article page 11. Repeated 3 am Friday. 8:00 Worse Than War (TV-PG) See article page 2. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 2 am Monday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

15Thursday

7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Heartland Highways From WEIU-TV, a look at special places throughout the Midwest.

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8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 10 am Saturday; and 3 pm Sunday. 9:00 Forever Wild (TV-G) This film combines original music, stunning images of undeveloped places and stories of wilderness preservation volunteers who ensure that the public lands they love remain forever wild. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

16Friday

7:00 Public Affairs See page 12. 9:00 Survival: Lives in the Balance Distant Places, Forgotten Lives. Part 2 of 4. A plan to distribute drugs that target five tropical diseases which affect tens of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:01 Charlie Rose

17Saturday

7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Denver, Colo. Part 3 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) My Morning Jacket.

18Sunday

7:00 Nature (TV-PG) Frogs: The Thin Green Line. Large-scale dieoffs of frogs around the world have prompted scientists to take desperate measures to try to save those they can. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Small Island. Part 1 of 2. Adapted from Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel, a saga of two couples whose lives intertwine in friendship and tragic misunderstanding in post-WW II Britain. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday.


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9:30 Autism: We Thought You’d Never Ask (TV-G) Six adults with autism talk about their thoughts and feelings in ways that are revealing, touching and surprising. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Madrid City Guide. 11:00 Song of the Mountains (TV-G) Kruger Brothers/Williams and Clark Expedition.

9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) Dirt! The Movie. Urban development, along with destructive methods of agriculture and mining are threatening this important substance, but now visionaries are offering viable solutions to repair this natural resource. Repeated 2 am Thursday; and 3 am Friday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:01 Charlie Rose

7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Phoenix, Ariz. Part 1 of 3. Repeated 4 am Wednesday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 American Experience (TV-G) Earth Days. A look at the development of the modern environmental movement, from its post-war rumblings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Silent Spring, to the first 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action. Repeated midnight Tuesday; 2 am Wednesday; 1 am Friday; and 2 am Saturday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:01 Charlie Rose

7:00 Through A Dog’s Eyes (TV-G) Meet dog trainer Jennifer Arnold and learn about her non-profit organization, Canine Assistants, along with the families whose lives have been changed by amazing service dogs. Repeated 4 am Friday; and 4 am Monday. 8:00 P.O.V. (TV-PG) Food, Inc. See article page 3. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 2 am Monday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:01 Charlie Rose

19Monday

20Tuesday

7:00 NOVA (TV-G) (DVS) The Big Energy Gamble. A look at California’s efforts for energy conservation and efficiency, along with development of new sources of carbon-free power. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 Frontline (TV-PG) (DVS) The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan. Known as the Bacha Bereesh, boys as young as 10 are being trained to entertain male audiences, then traded for sexual favors among former warlords and powerful businessmen. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 3 am Thursday; and 1 am Sunday.

21Wednesday

22Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Heartland Highways From WEIU-TV, a look at special places throughout the Midwest. 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 10 am Saturday; and 3 pm Sunday. 9:00 A Sense of Wonder (TV-G) See article page 10. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

23Friday

7:00 Public Affairs See page 12. PATTERNS • APRIL 2010 15


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9:00 Survival: Lives in the Balance The Plant That Cures Malaria. Part 3 of 4. After malaria killed a Ugandan’s daughter, he began farming the plant that provides the main ingredient of the drug that could have saved her. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:01 Charlie Rose

24Saturday

7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Phoenix, Ariz. Part 1 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel.

25Sunday

2:00 Great Performances at the Met Der Rosenkavalier. 7:00 Nature (TV-G) Fellowship of the Whales. Follow a humpback whale in her first year of life as she learns the lessons of life from her mother during their journey from Hawaii to Alaska and back again. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Small Island. Part 2 of 2. Adapted from Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel, a saga of two couples whose lives intertwine in friendship and tragic misunderstanding in post- WW II Britain. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 9:30 Great American Seafood Cook-Off 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Las Vegas City Guide. 11:00 Song of the Mountains (TV-G) Rhonda Vincent.

26Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Phoenix, Ariz. Part 2 of 3. Repeated 4 am Wednesday; and 7 pm Saturday.

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8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS) My Lai. See article page 11. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday. 9:30 All The Way Home (TV-PG) (DVS) A story of coming home from war-torn Iraq as seen through the experiences of veteran Jeff Stinchcomb, who now suffers the flashbacks and paranoia of post traumatic stress disorder. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:01 Charlie Rose

27Tuesday

7:00 NOVA (TV-G) Mind Over Money. A look at the new science of behavioral economics, revealing the mysterious and surprising interaction of the human mind and money. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 Frontline (TV-PG) (DVS) The Vaccine War. An increasing number of parents are battling scientific medicine and the public health establishment by choosing not to vaccinate their children, citing alarming rises in disorders such as ADHD and autism. Repeated midnight Wednesday; and 1 am Saturday. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) Garbage Dreams. Follow three teenage boys growing up on the outskirts of Cairo in the world’s largest garbage village as their community faces the sudden globalization of the local trash industry. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose

28Wednesday

7:00 Great Performances (TV-PG) Hamlet. See article page 3. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 1 am Friday. 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose


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WHAT’S ON SALE: Bikes: $50 off retail price of any Trek Fitness (FX Series), hybrid (7000 Series) bicycles or select Gary Fisher MTB models. Get ready for Spring with 10 - 50 % off essential cycling accessories. Bags, racks, computers, clothing, helmets, tires, locks, lights, and more. 506 S. Country Fair Drive Champaign (217) 352-7600

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29Thursday

7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Illinois Pioneers A new WILL-TV production on the creation of the city of Champaign after the Illinois Central Railroad arrived in 1854. 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 10 am Saturday; and 3 pm Sunday. 9:00 Children of the Amazon (TV-G) After a road was built through the heart of the Amazon forest, filmmaker Denise Zmekhol returns to the area in search of the Indigenous Surui and Negarote children she photographed 15 years earlier. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose

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30Friday 7:00 Public Affairs See page 12. 9:00 Survival: Lives in the Balance Fit for Life. Part 4 of 4. A comparison of home versus medical clinic births in rural Bangladesh, where over 90% of mothers give birth at home. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose

The 2009–2010 Season

Ian Hobson, music director

Sinfonia at Rush Hour 5:30 p.m. Tuesday April 27

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, in C Minor This hour long concert is a great way to introduce classical music to any age. Youths under 18 admitted free.

For more information contact the Krannert Center Ticket Office, call 217/333-6280 or 800/kcpatix or visit www.krannertcenter.com

PATTERNS • APRIL 2010 17


membership news & events

A public TV library for the Web

Public television has long embraced the Web as another important way to serve audiences. During its early years, the Web wasn’t ready for video. Connections and computers were too slow, and the technology for moving video through the “tubes of the Internet” wasn’t mature. Let’s be frank: In the good old days of the Web (i.e., before viruses and spam), online video was just plain ugly. Not anymore. If further evidence is required, please take a look at COVE, which you can now enjoy on our Web site (video.will.illinois.edu). COVE is to the first generation of Web video systems as a hybrid car is to a Model T. And while we aren’t endorsing any particular automotive products, we are pretty enthusiastic about COVE, which stands for Comprehensive Online Video Ecosystem. What’s so great about COVE? Let’s say you couldn’t catch the Frontline program, A Death in Tehran or missed the entire Ken Burns documentary series The National Parks. You can watch them using COVE any time you want. Actually there’s an entire library of PBS archives in COVE, including American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Art:21, Austin City Limits—and that’s just the A’s. You can also find program archives by topics and collections, the latter of which is comparable to genres. But there’s more: Program archives from local public TV stations across the United States are also available through COVE, including your very favorite (we hope!) local station WILL-TV. One of the great things about the Web is it can connect one thing to many related things by what we call semantics. If you’re interested in a particular program or topic, COVE has ways of connecting the dots to other related programs and topics you might like finding. Go to video.will.illinois.edu now to experience COVE for yourself. Jack Brighton, Director of New Media & Innovation 18 PATTERNS • APRIL 2010


A first to benefit WILL It’s more than a wine tasting; it’s a special wine and beer tasting event to benefit WILL television and radio on Thursday, April 29, from 5-8 pm at the Champaign Country Club. Come taste dozens of wines, enjoy some of the area’s finest craft beers, get a chance to win door prizes and more. This event, held in cooperation with Sun Singer Wine & Spirits, brings in many wine and craft distributors to pour wines and beers for you to taste and enjoy. At the tasting, held in the grand ballroom, you can sample over 120 items. Best of all, you can purchase by the bottle or by the case. You can even mix and match to make up your own case from a variety of vintners and brewers. “Sun Singer believes public broadcasting is a valuable community resource, so we’re happy to be able to do something special to help support the WILL stations,” said Mark Yarbough, owner of Sun Singer Wine & Spirits. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and may be purchased at Sun Singer Wine & Spirits, 1115 W. Windsor Rd., Champaign. What kind of food should you serve with that certain wine? Join us for a very special wine dinner following the Artisanal Beverage Event at the Champaign Country Club to learn more about pairing food and wine. A special menu will be served in the formal dining room beginning with a sparkling reception at 8:15 pm. The menu prepared by Champaign Country Club’s executive chef Doug Richter was designed to showcase the featured Italian wines, which will be available for purchase at the end of the evening. Daniel Parrott of Small Vineyards Imports will be our guest presenter of five estate-grown Italian wines. Every grape is picked by hand and only the ripest of grapes are used for the wine. These family vineyards use sustainable growing methods to create earth-friendly wines each year. A limited number of $100 dinner tickets are available. For tickets or more information, call Sun Singer Wine & Spirits at 217-351-1115 or visit the Web site at www.sunsingerwines.com. PATTERNS • APRIL 2010 19


membership news continued

American Archive materials now online

DoCha Chamber Music Festival

Illinois Public Media recently took part in the American Archive Pilot Project funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to find and make available local TV and radio programs related to the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1975, and local productions related to the Ken Burns documentary, The War.

Plan to head to downtown Champaign for the first ever DoCha Chamber Music Festival April 1-3, a free, all-ages event featuring the Pacifica Quartet, Rudolf Haken, Stefan Milenkovich, Dmitry Kousov, Ann Yeung, Jonathan Keeble and U of I student musicians. Illinois Public Media is cosponsoring the event, which begins at 7 pm Thursday, April 1, at Radio Maria. Visit DoCha.org for more information.

“Using our grant from CPB, we found and digitized a great deal of material on civil rights issues in the University of Illinois Archives,” said Jack Brighton, director of new media & innovation at Illinois Public Media. “Among the hundreds of hours of WILL recordings we found were a 1956 talk by Thurgood Marshall on human rights, a 1968 talk on racial discrimination by Dr. Benjamin Spock and a program on the Chicago Seven Trial featuring lead counsel Howard Kuntsler,” he added. In addition, we located a 1972 conference on women’s rights with Gloria Steinem and a 1973 conference on the changing status of women with Betty Friedan.

Vintage Vinyl 201

These and many more pieces of history join some 100 hours of content produced during WILL’s Central Illinois WWII Stories project. All of these materials have been digitized, catalogued and submitted to the American Archive Pilot Project, and are also now available at will.illinois.edu/americanarchive.

Keep those CDs and records coming! Along with the DVDs, video games and players, stereo equipment, speakers, CD and DVD players! Each item you donate goes into the Vintage Vinyl sale to benefit WILL’s Illinois Radio Reader, which provides news and information to blind and visually-impaired residents of central Illinois. Throughout April, please bring your donations to the former Dr. John’s School of Cosmetology space in Lincoln Square Village. And if you can volunteer to help sort and price items, we would appreciate that, too! “With your help, we can make the 2010 Vintage Vinyl sale on Saturday, May 8, at Lincoln Square the biggest yet,” said Deane Geiken, event organizer and director of WILL’s Illinois Radio Reader program.

s Volunteer Mary Gabb records material for Illinois Radio Reader.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Deane at 217-333-6503.

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Thanks to our Program Underwriters Private support accounts for the largest single source of funds necessary to make the

WILL stations a great community resource. I am proud to salute the businesses across central Illinois that step forward to join the individuals and families in supporting these public broadcasting services. Thank you for your generosity! Les Schulte, Corporate Support Director AAA Storage ADM Investor Services— Tabor Grain AgriGold Hybrids Allerton Park ALTO Vineyards Amasong Ameren The Andersons Archer Daniels Midland art mart Associated Antique Dealers Auditory Care Center Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana (BACH) Bates Commodities Beckman Institute The Beef House Bevier Café and Spice Box The Blindman Bloomington Auction Gallery Body Therapy Shop Bodywork Associates The Brown Bag Deli Busey Bank C-U Craft League Carl Reisman, Attorney Carle Cancer Center Carle Foundation Hospital Carle Spine Institute Carpenters Local 44 The Center for Advanced Study Central Illinois Antique Dealers Central Illinois Regional Airport Champaign County Forest Preserve Champaign Cycle Champaign-Danville Overhead Doors Champaign Park District Champaign Telephone Company Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Champaign-Urbana Symphony Chevy’s Fresh Mex Restaurant The Chorale City of Urbana Farmer’s Market College of Education College Illinois Columbia Street Roastery Common Ground Food Co-op Community Blood Services of Illinois Community Shares Illinois Corkscrew Wine Emporium Corley Photography Country Arbors Nursery Danville Gardens Danville Symphony Decatur Earthmover Credit Union

Donald E. Janoff, D.D.S, M.B.A. Eastern Rug Gallery English Hedgerow Esquire Lounge Farren’s Farm Credit Services of Illinois First Midwest First State Bank Corp. Flooring Surfaces Freestar Bank Friar Tuck’s Grainfield Marketing The Great Impasta Heel to Toe Hendrick House Hickory Point Bank & Trust IBEW Local 601 IGA Supermarkets INCCRRA Illini FS Illinois Farm Bureau Illinois Shakespeare Festival Illinois State Bar Association Illinois State University School of Music Illinois Symphony Orchestra Infant-Parent Institute Jane Addams Book Shop Kennedy’s at Stone Creek Kirkland Fine Arts Center Kraft Foods Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Landscape Recycling Center Learnard Seed LeRoy Veterinary Clinic Lincoln Square Village McKinley Church & Foundation Meijer The Meredith Foundation Mervis Family Foundation Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters Monticello Chamber of Commerce The Music Shoppe Natural Gourmet Owens Funeral Home Parkland College Theatre Patterson Office Supplies Provena Covenant Medical Center John T. Phipps Law Offices, P.C Prairie Ensemble Prairie Village Radio Maria Ramada Hotel Ratio Architects Regent Ballroom Rental City Risk Management Commodities

R.G.P. Enterprises Studio St. Joseph Apothecary Sangamon Auditorium The Sea Boat Sew Sassy Silver Creek/Courier Cafe SIU School of Law Sinfonia da Camera Smith Manor Spurlock Museum Guild State Farm Insurance Steamatic of C-U Stewart-Peterson Strategic Farm Marketing Strawberry Fields Sun Singer Wine & Spirits Supervalu Sweeney Brothers Rug Gallery Tate & Lyle Ten Thousand Villages That’s Rentertainment Theatre Council Thrifty Nickel TK Service Center Trophy Time U of I Center for Business and Public Policy U of I College of Law U of I Employees Credit Union U of I German Choir University of Illinois Mike Weaver Ballroom Dance Westchester Group Women’s Health Practice Woolard Marketing Consultants, Inc. Worden-Martin Subaru World Gourmet Foods World Harvest International & Gourmet Foods The Yoga Institute


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Armitage Gone! Dance: Three Theories

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Celebrating African Women Writers: Lorado Taft Lectureship

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Joshua Bell, violin Krannert Uncorked with the Darden Purcell Trio and Special Guests, vocal jazz

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Dance for Parkinson’s Disease

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Romeo & Julia Kören: Beauty and Burlesque— Songs of the Renaissance

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Studiodance II

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James Farm: Featuring Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, Eric Harland

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Krannert Center Debut Artist: Chen-Yu Huang, harp

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Sinfonia da Camera: Sinfonia at Rush Hour

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