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WILL - WILL Highlights - November 24, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story

8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 25, on WILL-TV: A fresh look at the story of a hiker found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness.

The abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness.

Take a fresh look at the enigmatic story of a young American hiker named Chris McCandless, the accomplished son of successful middle class parents, who was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling Jon Krakauer book and Sean Penn-directed movie Into the Wild. McCandless’ letters, released for the first time, as well as new and surprising interviews, probe the mystery that still lies at the heart of a compelling story that has become part of the American literary canon.



WILL - WILL Highlights - November 24, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Pianist Jeffrey Kahane with Cleveland Orchestra

7 pm Wednesday, Nov. 26, on WILL-FM: He plays Mozart's 25th Piano Concerto.

Jeffrey Kahane

 Cleveland Orchestra: Blossom Festival Concert
Hans Graf, conductor ; *Jeffrey Kahane, piano
RAVEL: “La Valse”
*MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25
STRAUSS, J. JR.: Waltzes and Polkas; Blue Danube Waltz
STRAUSS, J. SR.: Radetzky March
SCHOENBERG: Ten Early Waltzes. Franz Welser-Most, conductor


WILL - WILL Highlights - November 21, 2014

Giving Thanks: A celebration of fall, food and gratitude

2 pm and 8 pm Thursday, Nov. 27, on WILL-AM: Whether you're in the kitchen or relaxing after the feast, memorable words and great music provide the perfect atmosphere.

fall leaves

With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. We remember Dr. Maya Angelou, and she shares her Thankgiving blessing and memories. Nikki Giovanni reads food poems from her new book, and recalls the Thanksgiving she got kicked out of college! Also, Simple Gifts from Copland, a Simple Song from Bernstein, and lots of music about fall, food, and gratitude. For listeners in the kitchen, on the road, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.

The show will be repeated at 10 am Friday, Nov. 28.


WILL - WILL Highlights - November 18, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Uncovering the heart of Chopin—literally

From NPR: It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown novel. But a secret group of 13 gathered earlier this year to exhume the preserved heart of one of the world's most beloved composers, Frederic Chopin.


WILL - WILL Highlights - November 18, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Watch online now: Nina Paley interview

Illinois Pioneers host David Inge talks to the animator and cartoonist who became famous for her feature film "Sita Sings the Blues."

Nina Paley



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