8 pm Friday, Oct. 24, on WILL-TV: They perform selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for a special concert from the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York City, performing selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording, Cheek to Cheek.
Watch a preview of them singing "Nature Boy":
WILL-FM's Vic Di Geronimo selected five pieces of music to get people excited about classical music, and then talked about them with NPR's Jeremy Hobson, a former WILL Radio staff member.The interview will be featured on Here & Now's DJ Sessions segment sometime between 12 pm and 2 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Tune in and hear what Vic has to say!
Read Vic's blog.
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Health news from NPR: Some doctors think if you stop the first psychotic break, you could stop the illness in its tracks.
7 pm Thursday, Oct. 23, on WILL-FM: The New York Philharmonic This Week
The New York Philharmonic This Week
Alan Gilbert, conductor; *Carter Brey, cello
*DVORAK: Cello Concerto
TCHAIKOVKSY: Symphony No. 5
J.S. BACH: Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello
Rodney Davis and Ann Callis met on Oct. 16 in the WILL-TV studio.
Republican Rodney Davis (Taylorville) and Democrat Ann Callis (Edwardsville) debated the issues of the 13th Congressional District before a live studio audience at WILL-TV on October 16, 2014. WCIA¹s Jennifer Roscoe moderated and candidates answered questions from Tom Kacich, reporter/columnist for The News-Gazette and Hannah Meisel, reporter for WILL radio. #IL13th2014.
The League of Women Voters, NAACP, News-Gazette and WCIA3/WCIX49 also sponsored the debate.
5 pm Saturday, Oct. 25, on WILL-AM: Imagining the unimaginable – including unexpected events labeled “black swans” – and how we weigh the risk for any of them.
We all have at least some musical talent. But very few of us can play the piano like Vladimir Horowitz. His talent was rarefied, and at the tail end of the bell curve of musical ability – that tiny sliver of the distribution where you find the true outliers. Outliers also exist with natural events: hurricane Katrina, for example, or the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs. Such events are rare, but they often have outsized effects.
In this hour we imagine the unimaginable – including the unexpected events labeled “black swans” – and how we weigh the risk for any of them. Also, how a supervolcano explosion at Yellowstone National Park could obliterate the western U.S. but shouldn’t stop you from putting the park on your vacation itinerary.
- Donald Prothero – Paleontologist, geologist, author of many books, among them, Catastrophes!: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters
- Dawn Balmer – Ornithologist at the British Trust for Ornithology
- Jake Lowenstern – Geologist, USGS, Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
- Hank Heasler – Yellowstone National Park geologist
- Andrew Maynard – Director of the Risk Science Center at the University of Michigan
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