7 pm Monday, March 10, on WILL-TV: Learn how to manage money and make smarter choices towards an economically secure future.
Suze Orman knows that everyone has financial issues and problems and in this new television special sharply focuses on helping individuals find financial solutions that fit their situation. As always, her advice is based not just on numbers, but grounded in a critical understanding of people and their emotional needs. SUZE ORMAN’S FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS FOR YOU is a sparkling hour of television that will tangibly help viewers manage their money today and make smart choices toward a more economically secure tomorrow.
The central theme of SUZE ORMAN’S FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS FOR YOU is that financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of “the goal of money,” which Suze perceptively defines as “to make you feel secure.” Financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal, and Suze stresses the importance of feeling comfortable with those decisions. Financial problems arise when we do things with money that do not seem “right” to us — despite pressures and advice from others.
In the program, taped at American University’s Greenberg Theatre in Washington, DC, Suze gives up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues, and responds with savvy, humor and empathy to specific questions from the enthusiastic audience. She insightfully covers a wide range of topics that will resonate with television viewers, including how to invest, whether to buy or rent a home, saving for retirement, what kind of life insurance to buy, wills and trusts, student loans and more.
Suze Orman has been called “a force in the world of personal finance” and a “one-woman financial advice powerhouse” by USA Today. A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is undeniably America’s most recognized expert on personal finance.
WILL-AM will re-launch Focus in January 2015 with a new permanent host and a renewed commitment to exploring the stories that directly affect our region and community.
For more than three decades, Focus has been a rich source of information and conversation. As technology and media advance, so do the ways we communicate. Over the next year, the production team will lay the groundwork for an even stronger and more inclusive Focus.
Beginning March 17, Focus will temporarily become a weekly show, airing every Friday, as the production team reimagines the program and continues a search for a permanent host.
“In the coming months, we’ll have the opportunity to talk with our audience and identify the ways we can best serve them across all platforms for the next 30 years,” said Focus producer Lindsey Moon.
Focus will continue to host conversations that connect with listeners’ lives, including telemedicine and access to health services in central Illinois, the science of laughter, talking across ethnic and racial differences and other topics.
“Public radio listeners have told us they want to learn something new in every segment.They want stories that are relevant to them and their community. And they want to hear a diverse range of experiences and opinions. That’s our vision for Focus,” said news and public affairs director Scott Cameron.
Jim Meadows' insight, knowledge and willingness to take on new challenges gave new life to Focus at a turning point for the show. After a year as interim host, Jim will return to his duties in the newsroom.
The NPR program Tell Me More will air Monday-Thursday at 10 am until January 2015, when Focus will return to the daily line-up.
Hosted by Michel Martin, the program’s regular weekly segments include spirited discussions of recent headlines, including the “Barbershop” and the “Beauty Shop.” The regular “Moms” segment is among the most popular, featuring practical advice from every day parents and recognized experts. “Faith Matters” addresses the powerful role of faith and spirituality in everyday life across denominations and faith traditions.
4 pm TODAY on Live and Local: Trio of sisters from County Donegal in Ireland.
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7 pm on WILL-FM: Highlights of Dranoff 2 Piano Compeition featuring Ayaka and Yuka Yamamoto and other pairs.
On Mondays in March, WILL-FM's The Evening Concert airs the Dranoff 2 Piano Competition: 176 Keys to the World. The program features highlights of the 2013 competition, following the eight top professional semifinalist piano teams from seven countries.
In addition to performances from the competition, the program offers insightful interviews from many of the finalist and semi-finalist teams, including Duo Yoo and Kim; Duo Yamamoto, pictured; Duo Ping and Ting (Hong Kong); Lavrova/Primakov Duo (Russia); Duo Bohemes (France/Romania) and Duo ImPuls (Germany).
The Dranoff event is the only exclusively duo piano competition in the world accredited by the World Federation of International Musuc Competitions.
7 pm Tuesday, March 11, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
On the program are Berlioz's Queen Mab Scherzo and Symphonie Fantastique.