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Get Away From It All: Kickapoo State Park
By Kimberlie Kranich Community Engagement Director
The woods, river and ponds make great
classrooms. Canoeing and paddleboating burn more fun calories than a Wii. Fishing teaches patience and slows the heart rate (until there’s a fish on the line). These are the direct experiences of 10 teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Danville, who spent part of their summer at Kickapoo State Park in Oakwood with professionals from WILL, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the University of Illinois Department of Advertising and Prairie Rivers Network. The teens are turning their experiences into video public service announcements (PSAs) to encourage their peers to enjoy all the park has to offer. “Get Away From It All” is the theme the teens came up with for their video PSAs. Get away from the classroom. Get away from the video games. Get away from the noise. This summer project, Kickin’ It at Kickapoo, was inspired by the PBS series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (see article on page 1). Illinois Public Media taught the students how to videotape footage of the park and the Advertising Department taught them how to create their PSAs. To see how their spots turned out, watch The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, where the teens’ PSAs will air during series breaks. Or come to the celebration of their work at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Danville Public Library. All videos will also be posted on their project Web site: youthmediaworkshop.org/kickapoo.
Preserving public lands from sea to shining sea Known for telling America’s stories in his
40 interviews, plus what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography of his career, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction. These historical accounts are paralleled by contemporary anecdotes of people who continue to be transformed and inspired by the parks today.
The 12-hour, six-part documentary series, directed by Burns and co-produced with his longtime colleague, Dayton Duncan, who also wrote the script, is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved for everyone to enjoy.
New to this documentary effort is a largescale community engagement initiative, including Illinois Public Media’s project with the Boys & Girls Club of Danville (see facing page). Participating teens learned more about the Kickapoo State Park and encouraged young people to enjoy the area’s natural resources. As with all of Burns’s films, an interactive Web site—www. pbs.org/nationalparks/—provides more information about the film, the parks and the companion book.
engaging signature style, Ken Burns has turned his focus to the birth and 150-year evolution of America’s public lands. The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, airing on WILL-TV at 7 pm Sunday, Sept. 27-Friday, Oct. 2, joins other PBS blockbusters Burns has created over the past 28 years, including The War (2007), Jazz (2001), Baseball (1994) and The Civil War (1990).
Filmed over more than six years in some of nature’s most spectacular locales, the documentary is really a story of people from every conceivable background who were willing to devote themselves to saving a precious portion of the land they loved, and, in doing so, reminding their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than
Don’t miss a two-part encore broadcast of Great Lodges of the National Parks Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 7-9 pm.
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Illini Night on WILL-TV Photo: U of I Div. of Intercollegiate Athletics
Tuesday, September 8
Red Grange Remembers: Highlights and Reflections of Football’s First Superstar
When Harold “Red” Grange went out
for football at the University of Illinois, he found himself on the field with 90-100 other freshmen. At only 160 pounds, he was smaller than most of them and he’d read about many of them in the Chicago newspapers. “I thought, ‘What chance do I have against these guys?’ I didn’t even ask for a suit. I turned around and went back to the fraternity house.” After his friends convinced him to return, coaches lined up the players and told them to run 50 yards. Grange outran them all. From then on, he had everyone’s attention. He became a national sensation in 1924 the day he ran for four touchdowns in the first 12 minutes of a game against archrival Michigan. Nicknamed the Galloping Ghost, Grange was a three-time All-American at Illinois and went on to help launch professional football as a player for the Chicago Bears. ESPN named him the greatest college football player of all time. Red Grange Remembers, a new WILL-TV production, features never-before-broadcast portions of Grange’s last significant video interview, interspersed with photos and film of his career. Included is new footage of Kemper Peacock, who interviewed Grange in 1982, describing their interaction and how Grange was such a powerful presence that he seemed to climb “through the camera.”
Before Grange came along, professional football was essentially a club sport, said Peacock, a sports producer who interviewed Grange for two hours for a 90-second CBS Sports halftime segment. Grange helped draw the crowds to turn it into a spectator sport. In the program produced by Denise La Grassa, and co-produced and hosted by John Paul, Grange talks about how he handled his lifelong status as a sports hero; his relationships with Ty Cobb, Jack Dempsey, Babe Ruth and other sports figures; why he was superstitious about the number 77; how he would loaf in practice but get fired up for games; and why baseball was his true sports passion. The program is being distributed to PBS stations around the country by NETA, the National Educational Telecommunications Association. Red Grange Remembers is made possible by a grant from the Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters. Additional funding was provided by Ronald Filler, Charles Finn and Robert O. Endres. Repeated 8:15 pm Thursday, Sept. 10
Photo: Brace Photo
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Memorial Stadium: True Illini Spirit The memories built in the 86 years since the Memo-
rial Stadium opened—from the Galloping Ghost who emerged on dedication day, to crucial wins and losses, to the feats of players with names like Butkus, Grabowski, and Halas—have made it a place of legend. This program looks at the legends and the history that have emerged within the limestone columns, and the spirit that is reawakened every game day at Memorial Stadium.
The Legacy of Illinois Bands 8:15 pm
The appointment of A. A. Harding as the
University of Illinois’ first director of bands more than 100 years ago took the bands from the military parade ground into the concert hall. Harding’s transcriptions of scores of orchestral classics into music for the concert band remain standard repertoire to this day and paved the way for original compositions for band. U of I bands have had only four directors in their illustrious history. A documentary about the four, The Illinois Legacy, produced by Joe Rank and George Brozak for the University of Illinois Alumni Association, looks at the close relationship between Harding, who led the bands for 43 years, and the legendary bandmaster, John Philip Sousa. It also shows how the second director, Mark Hindsley, developed the pageantry of the football halftime show in pre-computer times by using half-inch screws to represent band members in his
elaborate plans. Directors Harry Begian and James Keene continued Illinois’ tradition of leadership by mentoring dozens of the nation’s top college and high school band directors. Interspersed in segments about the bands’ history is an interview with Robert Rumbelow, the incoming director of bands, as well as live performances in the WILL-TV studio by members of the U of I Alumni Band. Rank, a band alumnus who produced the film in 2005 for a band reunion on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Harding’s appointment, said he’s glad that a wider audience will have the opportunity to learn the fascinating story of the U of I bands. “The innovations that were made at Illinois literally transformed bands around the world,” he said. Repeated 9:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 10 PATTERNS • SEPTEMBER 2009
What a week of music! Start the first week of September on
a full note when Great Performances features Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration From Madison Square Garden at 8:30 pm Monday, Sept. 7. Seeger, who turned 90 in May 2009, first learned to play the ukulele, graduating to the five-string banjo in the mid-1930s, ultimately mastering the instrument and in the process, revitalizing the American folk music movement. He is joined by more than 40 artists, including Joan Baez, Ani DiFranco, Arlo Guthrie, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Richie Havens, Kris Kristofferson, Taj Mahal, Dave Matthews, Roger McGuinn, John Mellencamp, Peggy Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, all performing songs inspired by his music and activism.
Words in the WIND Come to a concert-style
performance of books for children presented by central Illinois adult actors and musicians. Hear your favorite stories as you’ve never heard them before. Saturday, Sept. 12 7:30 pm Faith United Methodist Church 1719 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign Tickets $10 (available at the door)
Proceeds from this benefit concert will be used to support WILL’s Book Mentor Project. For more information, contact Tom Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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American musician Dolly Parton wows a sell-out crowd in Dolly: Live in London O2 Arena at 7 pm Wednesday, Sept. 9 as she performs many of her classic hits, including “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” “Two Doors Down” and “I Will Always Love You,” as well as new songs from her most recent release, Backwoods Barbie. Following at 8:20 is Great Big Sea In Concert—Live. This Canadian band—Alan Doyle (vocals, bouzouki, and acoustic and electric guitars), Sean McCann (vocals, guitar, bodran, shakers, and tin whistle) and Bob Hallett (vocals, button accordion, bouzouki, fiddle, tin whistle, and banjo)—is a favorite worldwide for its energetic interpretations of traditional Celtic-flavored songs from the maritime provinces. Then at 7 pm Thursday, Sept. 10, look back at the Fab Four with Rain 2: A Tribute to the Beatles. It’s an offshoot of the Broadway production of Beatlemania and now continues to share this iconic sound with new generations.
See you at Allerton!
Prairie Performances moves to Thursday evening
Beginning with its season premiere on Sept. 3,
Prairie Performances, WILL-FM’s regional concert showcase, moves to Thursday evenings as a regular part of The Evening Concert. The premiere coincides with the opening night of this year’s Allerton Music Barn Festival, and Prairie Performances host Roger Cooper will pay tribute with a mix of pieces from last year’s festival, ranging from jazz to classical to klezmer. Subsequent September installments will feature highlights from U of I School of Music concerts from the first half of 2009. “With the wealth of talent in central Illinois, we’re looking forward to sharing a variety of symphony and ensemble performances originating in Danville, Decatur, Springfield and Bloomington, in addition to those in Champaign-Urbana,” Roger said. “We added the EIU Symphony from Charleston to our groups last year and we hope to have them back this season.” Roger plans to include more faculty recitals, including a remix from the U of I Faculty Jazz Band’s 2008 Music Barn opening concert, “Beyond Cool,” which featured newly commissioned works for the original instruments of the Miles Davis/Gil Evans nonet. He also intends to showcase larger programs with perennial favorites Amasong and the U of I Black Chorus. And, of course, this year’s Music Barn performances will be on future editions of Prairie Performances.
Illinois Public Media is once again a sponsor of the U of I School of Music’s Allerton Music Barn Festival Sept. 3-7 at Allerton Park. New this year is an expanded array of pre- and post-concert activities, from tango lessons to star-watching. Kicking off the festival Thursday evening is Astor Piazzolla’s tango opera in one act, Maria De Buenos Aires, with a repeat performance Saturday morning. The American Brass Band Journal, circa 1853, features marches, waltzes, quicksteps and more in Friday evening’s performance. On Saturday evening, Czech chamber music takes the stage with a Dvorak-Janacek-Smetana program. Sunday, a morning performance features three Bach cantatas, while internationally-acclaimed pianist Boris Berman takes the evening stage. The festival continues Monday morning with the U of I Faculty Jazz Band capturing the West Coast sound of Shorty Rodgers, Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker, and wraps up that evening with a tribute to the great American songbook, featuring the songs of Gershwin, Mercer, Carmichael, Kern, Porter and Rodgers and Hart. See the Festival Web site, www. allertonmusicbarn.com, for full program details, including how to order tickets.
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Jake Schumacher, Program Director
WILL-FM 90.9 and HD1
101.1 in Champaign-Urbana and 106.5 in Danville
6 am The Morning Express with Vic Di Geronimo Everything you need to start your day, in one handy place! • Great classical music and companionship all morning long • A complete weather forecast at the top of each hour • NPR news headlines at 7:01, 8:01, 9:01 & 10:01 am • Frequent time and weather checks each hour • Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac @ 7:45
10:06 am Mid-Morning Classics with Jeff Esworthy Noon Live and Local with Kevin Kelly Kevin’s lunchtime get-together features music and a daily serving of news about, and interviews with, area music-makers, plus a calendar of regional music events. Now also available on-demand each afternoon at will.illinois.edu!
1:01 pm NPR News Headlines 1:06 pm Afternoon Classics Julie Amacher, Lynn Warfel, Mindy Ratner, Gillian Martin and Bob Christiansen keep you company throughout the afternoon and early evening with music and occasional news updates, including NPR headlines at 4:01 pm and 7:01 pm.
8 pm (M-Th) The Evening Concert Great orchestras from the great concert halls!
Monday: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28
SPECIAL: Mendelssohn’s Lost Treasures Yan Pascal Tortelier, cond; Horacio Gutierrez, piano VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, BEETHOVEN Juraj Valcuha, cond; Gil Shaham, violin WEBER, MENDELSSOHN, DVORAK, R. STRAUSS Andre Previn, cond; William Cabellero, horn BRAHMS, MOZART
Tuesday: New York Philharmonic/ Chicago Symphony Orchestra 9/1
SPECIAL: Ballet Russes, A Century of Revelation
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s Horacio Gutierrez (8 pm, 9/14) 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29
The NY Philharmonic and Young People. Chinese-American conductor Xuian Zhang makes her CSO debut. The first of three concerts from the CSO’s Dvorak Festival. The NY Philharmonic’s Ballet Russes Centenary.
Wednesday: Live! @ the Concertgebouw 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Mikhail Pletnev, cond; Arcadi Volodos, piano RACHMANINOV, GLAZUNOV Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Simon Rattle, cond; Thomas Zehetmair, violin R. SCHUMANN, BRAHMS, R. SCHUMANN Royal Concertgebouw Leonard Bernstein, cond; Vadim Repin, violin SCHUBERT, MAHLER Rotterdam Philharmonic Valery Gergiev, cond MOZART, PROKOFIEV, TCHAIKOVSKY Royal Concertgebouw Daniel Harding, cond; Lars Vogt, piano MOZART, BARTOK, DVORAK
Thursday: Prairie Performances Roger Cooper begins a new season of regional concert presentations with an Allerton Music Barn Festival preview on 9/3, and continues with a month of highlights from U of I School of Music concerts from the first half of 2009. (See article page 5.)
10:01 pm NPR News Headlines 10:06 pm (M-Th) Night Music Gillian Martin, Bob Christiansen, Ward Jacobson, Scott Blankenship or John Zech keep you company through the wee hours.
Friday evening 3:59 pm Living Music Weekend To guide your choices, a calendar of weekend musical events in our area, presented by Roger Cooper.
4:01 pm NPR News Headlines 4:06 pm Broadway Revisited The American musical theater, explored by Art Hilgart. 9/4 Pete Seeger. From union halls to Carnegie Hall. 9/11 The Summer’s New Paper and Plastic. 9/18 The Songs of Harold Arlen. 9/25 Mary Poppins.
5:06 pm Fascinatin’ Rhythm Michael Lasser examines the history of American popular song. 9/4 Working Stiffs. Labor Day songs. 9/11 Songs for World’s Fairs. 9/18 That Eccentric Rag. There were early rags, then Joplin’s classic rags, then the “eccentric” rags, intricate and ornate. 9/25 Why We Sing. Because we like to, because we have to.
6 pm The Song Is You Bonnie Grice talks with all sorts of people about the sorts of music that influenced them. 9/4 Paige Peterson. Artist, mother, actress, survivor. 9/11 Frank McCourt. In tribute, a reprise of the show with the late author. 9/18 PT Walkley. A singer/songwriter and now film composer. 9/25 Sam Robards. Actor son of Jason Robards and Lauren Bacall.
7 pm Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Great playing, great conversation! 9/4 Keith Jarrett. 9/11 Bud Shank. The late pianist as heard in 2006. 9/18 Matthew Shipp. Avant-garde pianist/ composer. 9/25 Roy Eldridge. From 1987, one of the all-time great swing musicians.
8 pm Riverwalk Jazz The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays classic jazz. David Holt co-hosts. 9/4 A Night at Nick’s: Hot Jazz in the Big Apple. 9/11 Melancholy Blues: Clarinetist Johnny Dodds. 9/18 Under a Southern Moon: Blues Queens and Tent Shows. 9/25 The Rise and Fall of Joe ‘King’ Oliver.
s Pete Seeger (4:06 pm, 9/4)
9 pm Rhythm, Sweet & Hot Rare and wonderful recordings from the 20s through the 50s, primarily from 78s.
10 pm Radio Deluxe Jazz singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli, his vocalist wife Jessica Molaskey and occasional guests (and family members) host a two-hour weekly music party from their “deluxe living room.” Smart and funny chat and a whole lot of classics from the American Popular Songbook! [Also Sundays from 4 to 6 pm]
Midnight Bluegrass Breakdown Nashville’s Dave Higgs presents bluegrass music, often with live performances in the mix.
1 am The Bluegrass Review More bluegrass music, interviews and features, with host Phil Nusbaum providing an historical perspective.
2 am The Folk Sampler From the foothills of the Ozarks, Mike Flynn presents folk, traditional, bluegrass and blues.
3 am The Art of the Song Exploring creativity in songwriting and other arts.
4 am Celtic Connections From Carbondale, Brian Crow plays music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales andPATTERNS Brittany. • SEPTEMBER 2009
Saturdays 4:06 pm Footlight Parade Bill Rudman presents musical theater from Broadway to Hollywood. 9/5 Television Musicals, Part 2. 9/12 For the People. Broadway “folk songs.” 9/19 1948 on Stage. “Kiss Me, Kate” and others. 9/26 Vocal Minority. Female songwriters.
5 pm A Prairie Home Companion s Ledward Ka’apana (10 pm, 9/19)
5 am Classical Music Ward Jacobson and Lynn Warfel help you wake up, or go to sleep, depending.
Garrison Keillor and friends present music, skits, and the latest news from Lake Wobegon. [Also Sundays at 2 pm.]
7 pm etown
Vincent Trauth puts on the coffee, along with classical music, weather, NPR news headlines at 7:01 and Garrison Keillor’s almanac at 8:01 am.
A live show featuring top bluegrass, folk and country artists, as well as conversation about our communities and our world. 9/5 Earl Scruggs/Hot Rize. 9/12 Joe Jackson/Paddy Casey. 9/19 The Del McCoury Band/Eddie Kowalczyk. 9/26 David Gray/Harper Simon.
9:01 am NPR News Headlines
8 pm American Routes
7 am Weekend Blend
9:06 am Classics By Request John Frayne plays requests at this time each Saturday morning. Submit requests at classreq@ illinois.edu or 217-265-5084.
10 am Classics of the Phonograph John Frayne’s weekly exploration of classical music from the pre-digital recording era. 9/5 Glenn Gould’s Two Goldbergs. 9/12 Manchester’s Halle with Harty. 9/19 Classic Manuel de Falla Records. 9/26 Great “Old-Fashioned” Haydn Conductors.
11 am From the Top America’s best young classical musicians in live performances hosted by pianist Chris O’Riley. (Also Sundays at 6 pm, which is where you will find listings.)
Noon Afternoon at the Opera San Francisco Opera performances. John Frayne is your after-party host. 9/5 IDOMENEO: Mozart. Donald Runnicles, cond, with Kurt Streit and Alice Coote. 9/12 BORIS GODUNOV: Mussorgsky. Vassily Sinaisky, cond, with Samuel Ramey. 9/19 THE ELIXIR OF LOVE: Donizetti. Bruno Campanella, cond, with Inva Mula and Ramon Vargas. 9/26 THE BOHEMIAN LIFE (LA BOHEME): Puccini. Nicola Luisotti, cond, with Angela Gheorghiu.
4:01 pm NPR News Headlines PATTERNS • SEPTEMBER 2009
The roots and branches of American music, with host Nick Spitzer. 9/5 Labor Day. Celebrate workers and the music they have inspired. 9/12 Recordmen. A collector, a producer, a DJ. 9/19 Bustin’ Loose: Go-Go and Zydeco with Chuck Brown and Jeffrey Broussard. 9/26 Looking for America: Elvis Costello and Carla Bley.
10 pm Tapestry of the Times Aaron Henkin guides you through the archives of Smithsonian/Folkways recordings. 9/5 Richard Carlin, author of “Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways,” plays Woody Guthrie and Mary Lou Williams. 9/12 Comanche flute music, Native American cowboy ballads, Carolina medicine show hokum & blues, Langston Hughes, Kentucky mountain music, slave shouts, and protest music from Pete Seeger and Peggy Seeger. 9/19 Dock Boggs, Reverend Gary Davis, Ledward Ka’apana and songs of love and loss from Chile to Canada . 9/26 Lonnie Johnson, Pete Seeger and Joe Glazer, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, fado music from Portugal’s Maria Marques, and songs of hope from Uganda.
11 pm The World Music Hour Dan Storper and Rosalie Howarth take you through music of many different cultures.
Midnight Blues Before Sunrise Where every month is Black History Month! Steve Cushing explores the highways and byways of African-American music on the best blues show on the radio!
s Shuann Chai (10:06 pm, 9/20)
5 am Classical Music
6 pm From the Top
Scott Blankenship and Lynn Warfel select classical music for your Sunday morning, with NPR news headlines at 7:01 am and Garrison Keillor’s daily almanac at 8:01 am.
Suzanne Bona provides relaxing early music by the likes of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, at this new time. You’ll also hear NPR news headlines at 9:01 am and 12:01 pm.
NPR’s young musician showcase. Listings are for yesterday’s 11 am broadcast and today’s repeat. 9/6 From Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts, trumpeter Daniel Taubenheim, 17, from the Chicago area. 9/13 Violinist, composer and arts advocate William Harvey, who appeared on one of From the Top’s first episodes. 9/20 Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops join the fun. 9/27 A dynamic, McDonald’s-loving percussion ensemble from the Chicago area.
1 pm The Thistle and Shamrock
7 pm Classical Music
Fiona Ritchie hosts this program from Scotland, featuring traditional and contemporary music from Scotland, Ireland and elsewhere. 9/6 New Writing. 9/13 Common Currency. Musical traditions connected across miles and oceans. 9/20 Tale O’ the Bank. Traditional and contemporary song celebrating rivers. 9/27 Viking Invasion. Nordic music.
10:06 pm Harmonia
9 am Sunday Baroque
2 pm A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor and friends with skits, music, comedy and the news from Lake Wobegon! [Also Saturdays at 5 pm]
4 pm Radio Deluxe Jazz singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli, his vocalist wife Jessica Molaskey and occasional guests (and family members) host a two-hour weekly music party from their “deluxe living room.” Smart and funny chat and a whole lot of classics from the American Popular Songbook! [Also Fridays at 10 pm]
Valerie Kahler is your Sunday evening host; NPR news headlines air at 7:01 and 10:01.
Angela Mariani presents an hour of Baroque and early music, including the latest releases. 9/6 Medieval Instruments. 9/13 A Purcell Celebration, Part 2. 9/20 Highlights from the 2009 Bloomington Early Music Festival, Part 1. Hesperus, Shuann Chai, L’AURA, and Chatham Baroque. 9/27 Highlights from the 2009 Bloomington Early Music Festival, Part 2. Nigel North, Sacabuche, and Fenix de los Ingenios.
11:06 pm The Romantic Hours Music, poetry and romance, seamlessly woven by Mona Golabek.
Midnight Classical Music Scott Blankenship eases you into the new week. PATTERNS • SEPTEMBER 2009
september tv features
What dark secrets lurk in Oxford? September brings six more thrilling episodes of Inspector Lewis, Series II at 8 pm Sundays. Teamed with his cool, cerebral partner, James Hathaway (Laurence Fox, A Room with a View), Robbie Lewis tackles murder and mayhem in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford. In Music to Die For (below) on Sept. 6, the worlds of no-rules boxing, academia and Cold War intrigue surround the death of a prominent Oxford Don. Sept. 13’s installment, Life Born of Fire, focuses on a serial killer who seems to be targeting a religious group. In The Great and the Good (Sept. 20), a teenage girl is assaulted, leading Lewis and Hathaway on the path of a possible suspect—only to find that he has a seemingly watertight alibi provided by three pillars of the Oxford community.
All aboard for new adventures in learning! A new CGI-animated series from PBS Kids, Dinosaur Train, debuts at 7 am Monday, Sept. 7 with a stack of four episodes. It will air each weekday at 8:30 am beginning Sept. 8.
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Music gives peace a chance Grammy-winning producer/engineer Mark Johnson and his team traveled the globe with a single-minded passion to connect the world through music. Their ambitious journey took them from post-apartheid South Africa, though the ancient sites of the Middle East, to the remote beauty of the Himalayas and beyond. The result is Playing for Change: Peace Through Music, a multimedia effort that unites musicians and vocalists from around the globe. Now, at 7 pm Monday, Sept. 7, you can join Johnson’s movement to strike a chord for peace. Playing for Change pictured (l-r): Kevin Krupitzer, Jeremy Goulder, Mark Johnson, William Aura, Enzo Buono and Jon Walls in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Come along with Buddy, a preschool-aged Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his adoptive family of Pteranodons, as they take the Dinosaur Train to meet all kinds of dinosaurs in different eras and learn fascinating new facts about these incredible creatures. It’s a fun way to learn about natural science, natural history and paleontology.
A new prescription for health care In an unprecedented collaboration among PBS public affairs producers, The NewsHour, NOW on PBS and Tavis Smiley will provide a seamless 90-minute PBS Special Report on Health Care Reform at 8 pm Thursday, Sept. 24. Correspondents and producers from all three shows will contribute analysis, discussion and insight on the proposal to provide universal health care in the U.S.
Photo: Courtesy of Playing For Change
Music + dance = magic The athleticism of Parsons Dance joined the exhilarating vocal performance of East Village Opera Company (EVOC) in a live performance of Operatic Heat: Remember Me, taped by WGBH in April 2009. Now the visually stunning performance of high-energy, contemporary American dance, opera and rock music comes to public television at 9:40 pm Wednesday, Sept. 9. Remember Me, a thoroughly modern re-telling of a classic story of tragic love, is the most ambitious production created by Parsons Dance in its 22-year history.
Strength for children, strategies for families In our current economic environment, children are subjected to new stresses and emotions as their families grapple with tensions and uncertainty. An innovative program, Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times, features brief documentaries of reallife families, along with the story of a Muppet family coping with the ups and downs of our trying times. Hosted by Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Elmo and his friends, the special airs at 7 pm Tuesday, Sept. 15, offering hope and strategies for families, as well as encouraging children to express their feelings and ideas as their families adjust to a new life.
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Monday-Friday Nightly News Programming 9:00 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer 10:00 Nightly Business Report 10:30 Worldfocus
Solid Black Solid Black
(midnight-2 am; 6-8am; noon-2pm, 6-8pm) Sun and Wed: America’s Test Kitchen, Lidia’s Italy, Secrets of a Chef, Barbeque University Mon and Fri: Simply Ming, Lidia’s Italy, Daisy Cooks, Joanne Weir Tue and Thu: Mexico-One Plate at a Time, Baking with Julia, Christina Cooks
Travel (2-3am, 8-9am, 2-3pm, 8-9pm) Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri: Rick Steves, Travelscope Tue and Thu: Rick Steves, Burt Wolf
Gardening/Home Improvement (3-5am, 9-11am, 3-5pm, 9-11pm) Sun and Wed: Garden Smart, Ask This Old House, For Your Home, Cultivating Life, Katie Brown Workshop Mon and Fri: Garden Smart, This Old House, American Woodshop, Cultivating Life Tue and Thu: Victory Garden, New Yankee Workshop, Glass with Vicki Payne, Woodsmith Shop
Sundays 7:00 7:30 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 11:30
NOW on PBS McLaughlin Group Bill Moyers Journal Global Voices Wide Angle NOW on PBS McLaughlin Group
Mondays 7:00 8:00 11:00
Inside (9/7) History of the Chicken (9/14) Pursuit of Excellence (9/21) Niagara Falls (9/28) Nature (9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28) Desert Wars (9/7) Pursuit of Excellence (9/14, 9/21) Niagara Falls (9/28)
Tuesdays 7:00 8:00 11:00
In Search of Myths & Heroes (9/1) Whispers of Angels (9/8) Mystery of Chaco Canyon (9/15) The Greatest Good (9/22) Call of the Wild (9/29) History Detectives (9/8, 9/15, 9/22) In Search of Myths & Heroes (9/1) Safe Harbor (9/8) Secrets of the Dead (9/15) The Greatest Good (9/22) Call of the Wild (9/29)
s Katie Brown
s Burt Wolf
Arts and Crafts (5-6am, 11-noon, 5-6pm, 11-midnight) Sun and Wed: Knit and Crochet, Beauty of Oil Painting Mon and Fri: Sewing with Nancy, Donna Dewberry Tue and Thu: Your Brush with Nature, Best of Joy of Painting
Saturday Marathons in September
7:00 8:00 11:00 11:30
P.O.V. (9/2, 9/16) Independent Lens (9/23) Migrant’s Masterpiece (9/30) Voces (9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/30) Independent Lens (9/2) Expose: America’s Investigative Reports (9/9) Going on 13 (9/16) P.O.V. (9/9, 9/23)
Thursdays 7:00 8:00 11:00
NOVA Scientific American Frontiers NOVA ScienceNow (9/3) Scientific American Frontiers (9/10, 9/17, 9/24)
Six-hour block of themed programming
September 5: Goodbye Summer Best ways with the season’s favorite foods.
7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 11:00
September 12: Better with Butter One of our chefs’ secret ingredients for all foods. September 19: The Great Outdoors Global vacation spots with unique outdoor activites. September 26: Beats and Eats Fun and flavorful meals inspired by lively tunes!
American Masters (9/11) Appalachians (9/18) Winslow Homer (9/25) P.O.V. (9/4) George Lopez (9/11) Mystery of Chaco Canyon (9/18) Cezanne in Provence (9/25) Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (8/28) Independent Lens (9/4) American Masters (9/11) Appalachians (9/18) Winslow Homer (9/25)
Saturdays 7:00 8:00 10:00 11:00
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Nature History Detectives Scientific American Frontiers Nature
David Thiel, Program Director
Monday - Friday
Market to Market (M) World Focus (T-F)
Sunday Guten Tag/ French in Action*
Body Electric (M, W, F) Sit and Be Fit (T, Th)
Sesame Street/ Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood* Angelina Ballerina (begins 9/12 at 5:30)
Between the Lions
French in Action/ Curious George*
Martha Speaks/ Cyberchase*
Sid the Science Kid
Make Way for Noddy/ Sid the Science Kid*
Curious George (Dinosaur Train stack on 9/7)
Sid the Science Kid
Clifford the Big Red Dog/ Dinosaur Train*
Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood/Super WHY!* Mama Mirabelle/ Dinosaur Train*
Bob the Builder/ Thomas & Friends* (1-hr. Thomas special 9/12)
Zula Patrol/Clifford the Big Red Dog*
Clifford the Big Red Dog/ Dinosaur Train*
Thomas & Friends/ Bob the Builder*
Wunderkind Little Amadeus/Word Girl*
Design E2 / Martha Speaks*
Saddle Club/ Electric Company*
Woodsmith Shop/A Place of Our Own*
Solid Black Black Solid
To the Contrary
WordWorld Super WHY!/Barney & Friends*
10:00 This Old House Hour 10:30 11:00 Illinois Gardener
11:30 Victory Garden
Market to Market
It's a Big Big World
Noon America’s Test Kitchen 12:30 Cook's Country
The McLaughlin Group
1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30
Chefs A’ Field
Secrets of a Chef
Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class
This Old House Hour
5:00 5:30 6:00
Rick Steves’ Europe
Red Green Show
A Place of Our Own
Martha Speaks Arthur WordGirl Fetch!/Electric Company* Cyberchase/Design Squad (F) Fetch/Design Squad (F)* BBC World News Nightly Business Report The NewsHour
Travelscope History Detectives
Wealthtrack America’s Heartland
eligion + Ethics R Newsweekly
*Please note: New schedule begins 9/7
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: Love to Paint with Mimi W: Jerry Yarnell Th: Beauty of Oil Painting F: Passport & Palette
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7:00 American Masters (TV-G) Trumbo. Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was jailed after refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, but continued to write under pseudonyms, winning an Oscar for The Brave One, along with public praise for Exodus. Repeated midnight Thursday; 2 am Friday; and 2 am Monday. 8:30 Fighting for Life (TV-14) A powerful documentary about American military medicine working to help 21-year-old Army Specialist Crystal Davis recover from the loss of a leg in the Iraq War. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Now on PBS 8:00 Bill Moyers Journal Solid Black Solid Black
BritCom Saturday Night
8:00 As Time Goes By 8:30 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 Are You Being Served? 9:30 Ever Decreasing Circles 10:00 Your Weather 10:04 Red Green Show 10:30 Doctor Who 11:15 Doctor Who Confidential
1Tuesday 7:00 NOVA (TV-G) (DVS) Is There Life On Mars? Discover the latest scientific information coming from NASAâ€™s twin robot explorers, Spirit and Opportunity, along with NASAâ€™s Phoenix probe, which just â€œtastedâ€? water ice this past July, in the search for life on the Red Planet. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 NOVA ScienceNOW (TV-G) (DVS) Series 4, Episode 8. Using cave stalagmites and the Mississippi riverbed to understand earthquake strikes in the Midwest; how sleep strengthens memories and learning; marine geologist Sang-Mook Lee; paleontologist Jonathan Bloch. Repeated midnight Wednesday; and 4 am Friday. 9:00 Inside (TV-PG) Miami International Airport. A look at the precise orchestration needed to move an average of 90,000 passengers, 1,000 planes and 5,000 tons of freight in 24 hours. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
3Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Are You Being Served? Marathon with Nicholas Smith See article page 19. Repeated 8:40 pm 9/12. 10:28 Your Weather 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
4Friday 7:00 Public Affairs See page 14. 9:00 P.O.V. (TV-PG) Ella Es El Matador (She Is The Matador). Discover the surprising history of women bullfighters, and meet two current female matadors. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
5Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Tucson, Ariz. Part 1 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday.
A Taste of Schubert Sunday, September 13, 2009 6:30 pm s 4IERNANS (ALL TH &LOOR 7 -AIN 3TREET 5RBANA A special season-opening adventure in Tiernanâ€™s Hall, an old opera house in downtown Urbana, enriched with tastes of food and Austrian wine and beer Franz Schubert /CTET IN & 3EATING IS LIMITED AND THE ORDER DEADLINE IS 3EPTEMBER SO ORDER YOUR TICKETS EARLY
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tv 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 14. 11:30 Legends & Lyrics (TV-G) (DVS) Susan Tedschi/Kip Winger/James Slater.
6Sunday 7:00 Nature (TV-G) Life In Death Valley. In this exquisite, yet brutal landscape, mountains rise nearly two vertical miles above sprawling salt flats, and canyons are painted in strokes of blue, pink, violet and green from sunrise to sunset. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) (DVS) Inspector Lewis, Series II: Music to Die For. See article page 10. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 9:30 When Learning Comes Naturally (TV-G) A look at innovative outdoor-education programs around the country created to help children understand and experience the wonders and joys of nature. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders. 11:00 Jubilee (TV-G) Fire The Saddle/Down On Fifth.
7Monday 7:00 Playing for Change: Peace Through Music (TV-G) See article page 10. Repeated 9 pm Friday. 8:30 Great Performances (TV-G) Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration From Madison Square Garden. See article page 4. 10:29 Your Weather 10:33 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
8Tuesday 7:00 Red Grange Remembers (TV-G) See article page 2. Repeated 8:15 pm Thursday. 8:15 The Illinois Legacy See article page 3. Repeated 9:30 pm Thursday. 9:00 Memorial Stadium: True Illini Spirit See article page 3. 10:20 Your Weather 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
9Wednesday 7:00 Dolly: Live In London O2 Arena (TV-PG) See article page 4. 8:20 Great Big Sea in Concert Live (TV-G) See article page 4. 9:40 Operatic Heat (TV-PG) See article page 4. 11:10 Charlie Rose
10Thursday 7:00 Rain 2: A Tribute to the Beatles (TV-G) See article page 4. Repeated 6:45 pm Sunday. 8:15 Red Grange Remembers (TV-G) Repeated from Tuesday.
9:30 The Illinois Legacy Repeated from Tuesday. 10:15 Your Weather 10:20 Last of the Summer Wine 11:03 Charlie Rose
11Friday 7:00 Public Affairs See page 14. 9:00 Playing for Change: Peace Through Music (TV-G) Repeated from Monday. 10:28 Your Weather 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
12Saturday AM 8:59 Sit and Be Fit Special 9:56 QiGong for Weight Loss 10:54 Pilates for Healthy Bodies with Karena Thek Lineback 11:52 Julia Child Memories: Bon Appetit! PM 1:51 Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! 5:01 Welk Stars Through the Years 7:00 Big Band Years (TV-G) A retrospective of the original music legends from the World War II era, featuring a mix of vintage live, rare and unreleased footage. 8:40 Are You Being Served? Marathon with Nicholas Smith Repeated from Thursday, 9/3. 11:40 Legends & Lyrics (TV-G) (DVS) Charlie Daniels/ Phil Vassar/Jimmy Webb.
13Sunday 2:15 Pilates for Healthy Bodies with Karena Thek Lineback 3:15 Happiness 101 with Tal Ben-Shahar 4:45 Julia Child Memories: Bon Appetit! 6:45 Rain 2: A Tribute to the Beatles Repeated from Thursday. 8:00 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) (DVS) Inspector Lewis, Series II: Life Born of Fire. See article page 10. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Western Canada. 11:00 Jubilee (TV-G) Hazel Dickens/Wade and Julia Mainer.
14Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Tucson, Ariz. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; 3 am and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 History Detectives (TV-G) Season 7, Episode 711. The site where a bridge may have been burned to thwart General Sherman’s attempt to cross into Columbia, S.C.; a penny stamp that may be connected to a landmark civil rights case; and metal sheets that look like printing plates for Billy Strayhorn’s “Take the A Train,” performed by Duke Ellington. Repeated 4 pm Saturday. PATTERNS • SEPTEMBER 2009 15
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tv 9:00 Note By Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 (TV-G) Follow the creation of a Steinway concert grand from the Alaska forest to the concert hall, a process that spans 12 months, 12,000 parts and 450 craftspeople. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose Solid Black Solid Black
15Tuesday 7:00 Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times (TV-G) (DVS) See article page 11. 8:00 Your Life, Your Money (TV-G) From banking basics to credit debit, a broad range of fundamental financial information for young adults. 9:00 Retirement Revolution: The New Reality (TV-G) From light-hearted stories to solid advice about money, health and Medicare, this program offers retirees tips on navigating tough financial waters with determination and good cheer. Repeated midnight Wednesday. 10:28 Your Weather 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
16Wednesday 7:00 Live from Lincoln Center (TV-G) New York Philharmonic Opening Night Gala Concert. Alan Gilbert takes the reins as music director for the Philharmonic’s 2009 season opener, featuring a brand-new overture by composer-in-residence Magnus Lindberg, and soprano Renee Fleming singing Messiaen. Repeated midnight Thursday; 3 am Friday; and 2 am Monday. 9:00 Great Performances (TV-G) Vienna Philharmonic Summer Concert 2009. An open-air event in the gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schonbrunn Palace that includes
Mozart’s “A Little Night Music,” and Strauss’ “1001 Nights Waltz.” Repeated 2 am Thursday. 10:28 Your Weather 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
17Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Life (Part 2) (TV-PG) Boomer Marriage. The secrets to marriages that last decades; ways that older workers can thrive in the modern workplace; fears of mortality, as seen by comic Eric Kornfeld. 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 10 am Saturday; and 3 pm Sunday. 9:00 Wild River: The Colorado (TV-G) The beauty of the Colorado River on its path from Colorado to Mexico is set to classical music by some of the world’s greatest composers. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
18Friday 7:00 Public Affairs See page 14. 9:00 P.O.V. (TV-PG) The English Surgeon. An exploration of acclaimed British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh, who has traveled to Ukraine for 15 years to treat patients who have been left to die. 10:28 Your Weather 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
19Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Tucson, Ariz. Part 3 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday.
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Susan Kundrat MS, RD, LD
Listen to Susan the first Monday of every month at 1 p.m. on AM 580’s Afternoon Magazine with Celeste Quinn or visit her from 11-1 every Wednesday at Strawberry Fields.
tv 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 14. 11:30 Legends & Lyrics (TV-G) (DVS) Ed Bruce/Gordon Kennedy/Angela Kaset.
20Sunday 7:00 Nature (TV-G) Violent Hawaii. Shot in high definition by a team of award-winning filmmakers who live on the islands, this program features everything Hawaii is known for, but also, surprisingly, snow. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) (DVS) Inspector Lewis, Series II: The Great and the Good. See article page 10. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 9:30 PBS Previews: The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (TV-G) A sneak preview of the newest film from Ken Burns. See article page 1. Repeated 1:30 am Monday; 3:30 am Tuesday; 3:30 am Wednesday; and 1:30 am Sunday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) East Africa. 11:00 Jubilee (TV-G) Lonesome River Band.
21Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Providence, R.I. Part 2 of 3. Repeated 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 History Detectives (TV-PG) A PsychoPhone, which may have been invented by Thomas Edison to record messages from the afterlife; a cryptic letter between two soldiers; a watch fob commemorating Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus, New Mexico. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 4 pm Saturday. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) Our Disappeared/Nuestros Desaparecidos. Director Juan Mandelbaum returns to his native Argentina to discover what happened to friends and loved ones who were among
those kidnapped during the 1976-1983 military dictatorships. Repeated 2 am Wednesday. 10:28 Your Weather 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
22Tuesday 7:00 NOVA (TV-PG) (DVS) The Ghost In Your Genes. In a provocative report from the frontiers of biology, NOVA explores new findings that call into question the long-held belief that all inherited traits are passed on by our genes. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 Wide Angle Time for School 3. Part 1 of 2. This 12-year documentary project returns with seven extraordinary children in seven countries who are struggling to get a basic education. 9:00 Wide Angle Time for School 3. Part 2 of 2. This 12-year documentary project returns with seven extraordinary children in seven countries who are struggling to get a basic education. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
23Wednesday 7:00 Great Lodges of the National Parks (TV-G) Part 1 of 2. A look at the charming historic lodges in national parks of Hawaii, California, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 3 am Friday. 8:00 Great Lodges of the National Parks (TV-G) Part 2 of 2. This episode features lodges in Alaska and the Rocky Mountains. Repeated 1 am Thursday; and 4 am Friday.
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tv 9:00 Wallace Stegner A portrait of the conservationist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose works address the landscape, humankind’s footprint and the evolution of a region and nation. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose Solid Black Solid Black
24Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Life (Part 2) (TV-PG) Intergenerational. A look at the differences between baby boomers and 20-somethings and how to bridge the gaps; comedian Eric Kornfeld explores how quickly age catches up with us. 8:00 PBS Special Report On Health Care Reform See article page 11. 9:30 Surviving Abundance: Overweight Kids In Crisis (TV-G) Local, state and national childhood health experts discuss the epidemic of childhood obesity and the systemic changes needed to overcome it. Repeated 1 am Sunday. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine 10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
25Friday 7:00 Public Affairs See page 14. 9:00 P.O.V. (TV-PG) The Principal Story. To show the difference a dedicated principal can make in the lives of low-income students, this documentary shadows two principals for a year to discover their unique styles. 9:58 Your Weather 10:02 Last of the Summer Wine
10:32 Are You Being Served? 11:03 Charlie Rose
26Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Providence, R.I. Part 2 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 14. 11:30 Legends & Lyrics (TV-G) (DVS) Shawn Colvin/John Hiatt/Jessi Colter.
27Sunday 7:00 The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (TV-G) (DVS) The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890). See article page 1. Repeated 9 pm; midnight and 2 am Monday. 11:00 Jubilee (TV-G) Butch Waller & High Country.
28Monday 7:00 The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (TV-G) (DVS) The Last Refuge (1890-1915). See article page 1. Repeated 9:30; and 1 am and 2:30 am Tuesday.
29Tuesday 7:00 The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (TV-G) (DVS) The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919). See article page 1. Repeated 9 pm; and midnight and 2 am Wednesday. 11:03 Charlie Rose
30Wednesday 7:00 The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (TV-G) (DVS) Going Home (1920-1933). See article page 1. Repeated 9 pm; and midnight and 2 am Thursday. 11:03 Charlie Rose
The 2009–2010 Season
Ian Hobson, music director
Tales of Shakespeare Yvonne Redman, soprano Ricardo Herrera, baritone Tchaikovsky Bernstein Mendelssohn Walton Nicolai Porter
7:30 p.m. Friday October 9
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Excerpts from Midsummer Night’s Dream Excerpts from Henry V Overture to Merry Wives of Windsor Songs from Kiss Me Kate
For more information contact the Krannert Center Ticket Office, call 217/333-6280 or 800/kcpatix or visit www.krannertcenter.com
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We are unanimous in welcoming Mr. Rumbold! Don’t miss Nicholas Smith, Cuthbert Rumbold from Are You Being Served?, when he visits our studio at 7:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 3, for a special British comedies fundraising event. Find more information at will.illinois.edu.
Illinois Public Media Agriculture at the
2009 Farm Progress Show! Illinois Public Media agriculture director Dave Dickey and Closing Market Report and Commodity Week host Todd Gleason will be at the Sept. 1-3 Farm Progress Show in Decatur. Please drop by and watch the Closing Market Report live each day at 1:50 pm at the University of Illinois tent on West Progress Avenue. Turn right just inside the main entrance and walk three blocks south. Immediately following the Closing Market Report, we’ll have an agriculture marketing panel with some of the nation’s top analysts. We’ll also have a tent alongside AgriGold Hybrids on West Progress Avenue—that’s a left turn and a two block walk north from the main entrance—where we will hold agricultural marketing panels every half-hour from 9-11:30 am and again at 1 pm. In all, 16 analysts will be on hand at the show, including our complete line-up of WILL AM 580 grain, livestock and outside market analysts. You will also be able to sign up for our free weekly Illinois Public Media Ag E-Newsletter—a $1,000 annual value. And we’ll have other show giveaways as well. For a complete schedule of analysts, visit willag.org.
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Jake Schumacher, Program Director
5:00 6:00 6:30 7:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 11:30 Noon 1:00
BBC Overnight Continued
City Club Forum
Commodity Week Illinois Gardener Weekend Edition Car Talk Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me State Week in Review Commodity Week Travel with Rick Steves This American Life
2:00 4:00 5:00
The Midnight Special
On the Media Media Matters with Bob McChesney The Tavis Smiley Show
All Things Considered
All Things Considered
The People’s Pharmacy
Keepin’ the Faith with Steve Shoemaker This American Life
7:00 8:00 8:30 9:00 10:00 10:30 11:005 am
Living on Earth
BBC World Briefing
The Afternoon Magazine hwith Celeste Quinn
3:00 4:00 7:00
BBC World Service
Focus 580 with David Inge
All Things Considered Fresh Air The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Mon: Commonwealth Club Tue: City Club Forum Wed: A World of Possibilities Thurs: Bookworm Fri: State Week in Review Thurs: New Letters on the Air Fri: Washington Week
11:00- BBC World Service 5 am Bold Listing = National/International News AM 580 Listener Comments: 217-333-0853 / email@example.com
For further news, weather and Webcasts, visit us online at will.illinois.edu.
Focus 580: 10:06 am 9/2 9/8 9/18 9/21 9/28
Cooking Lawn & Garden Personal Finance Home Care Women’s Health (11 am)
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Humankind BBC World Service
BBC World Service
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; Closing Market Report: 2:06 pm. To listen to archived ag reports, sign up for the AM 580 Ag E-Letter, or download our agricultural podcasts, visit www.willag.org. Call 217-333-3434 for daily market analysis.
Talk to Ed & Talk to Mike Fridays 7:50 am & 12:40 pm Call 217-333-9455 or 800-222-9455 with your weather-related questions. Watch WILL-TV for nightly YourWeather.
Saturday Specials: 6 pm
Backstory: Looking for Work— A History of Unemployment
To the Best of Our Knowledge
Ed Kieser, chief meteorologist; Mike Sola, weather producer
9/4 Dog Behavior 9/8 Diet and Nutrition 9/21 Computers & You
Labor Day Special: 2 pm, 9/7
Says You Car Talk
The Afternoon Magazine: 1:06 pm
9/5 Sidetrack 9/12 Engineers of the New Millennium: Dream Jobs 9/19 The State We’re In: The Right to a Good Boss 9/26 The Promised Land: Work in Progress
Latino USA World Vision Report
Monday-Friday Weather Forecast: 5:35, 6:35, 7:35, 8:35, 9:35 am; 12:35, 4:33, 5:33 pm Saturday and Sunday Occasional Updates
AM 580 News Tom Rogers, news director
The news from AM 580’s award-winning staff of reporters — Tom Rogers, Jim Meadows and Jeff Bossert—can be heard during Morning Edition, The Afternoon Magazine and All Things Considered.
Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters
Building our communities Not surprisingly, Harold
“Red” Grange still has a stalwart group of admirers throughout Illinois. And they’re preserving the house he made famous—Memorial Stadium—for the future. These admirers are members of Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters (MCIRCC). Their ties to the stadium run so deep that they didn’t hesitate last year to underwrite Memorial Stadium: True Illini Spirit, a documentary produced by WILL-TV. This year, they’re continuing their support with funding for the new documentary from WILL-TV, Red Grange Remembers (see article page 2). “It’s no surprise that our members—5,000 carpenters across 41 Illinois counties—are so supportive of these programs,” said Shelley Wilcoxson, MCIRCC’s spokesperson. “Their strong association with Memorial Stadium and the University of Illinois began four generations ago when Carpenters Local #44 built the stadium; it has continued with our members working on every renovation since that time.” The stories echo from one generation to the next. One retiree remembers that his family moved to Champaign County after his father was hired for the original English Brothers stadium crew. The skills of three subsequent generations have assured that the stadium remains a viable, safe and thoroughly enjoyable venue—including the 2008 completion of the Illinois Renaissance project that
s MCIRCC members are now involved in the construction of Ikenberry Commons, the U of I’s first new residence and dining hall in 40 years. Expected to achieve a silver LEED rating for sustainability when completed, the project also features accessibility for students with disabilities who are currently in Beckwith Hall.
added luxury seating suites, an outdoor terrace named the 77 Club (in honor of Grange) and the Colonnades Club lounge area. “The idea of a memorial, the achievement of the building’s construction and Red Grange’s feats on the field are intertwined in the stadium’s history,” said Randy Johnson, business agent of Carpenters Local #44. “That’s why our members
so clearly wanted to support the newest documentary.” All of these elements will once again come together when a new statue of Grange on the west side of Memorial Stadium greets fans for the Sept. 12 home opener against Illinois State. Naturally, the keepers of his house will be there. It is, after all, part of the tradition.
Arboretum workers beautify Campbell Hall Thanks to workers
from the U of I Arboretum who enhanced our front entrance by planting beautiful flowers in front of Campbell Hall, including purple fountaingrass, New Zealand flax, celosia, coleus and several colors of lantana. These and hundreds of other labeled varieties are on display at the Miles C. Hartley Selections Garden located at the U of I Arboretum. Pictured (l-r) are Luke Brown, Kurt Nofftz, Carlos Donaldson Jr. and Tim David.
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ELLNORA Pre-Festival Jam Session with the Delta Kings Opening Night Party ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival Dan Zanes and Friends Interval: Brasil Guitar Duo Traffic Jam: The Jerry Douglas Band Evening Raga: Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya The Long Count A Story of Floating Weeds with live music by Alex de Grassi Keb’ Mo’ Band Afterglow: The Sisters Euclid Morning Raga: Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya Bachfest Interval: Natalia Zukerman and Erin McKeown Interval: Jake Hertzog Trio with Harvie S and Victor Jones
Bill Frisell’s Disfarmer Project: Musical Portraits from Heber Springs Brazilian Bash Traffic Jam: Richard Julian and Jim Campilongo Ani DiFranco The Goddess with live music by the Leni Stern Quartet The National Laurie Morvan Band Nathan Gunn, baritone Krannert Uncorked Pygmalion Music Festival: Iron and Wine with Opening Act The Books Pygmalion Musical Festival Afterglow: Ra Ra Riot with Princeton Celebrating Navaratri with Subrata and Friends Krannert Uncorked Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Nearly Ninety