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WILL - WILL Highlights - July 23, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character

8 pm Friday, July 25: WILL's Fund Your Favorites poll winner in the arts category.

Carol Burnett

America in the 1960s and 70s was in turmoil. The civil rights struggle, the war in Vietnam and the sexual revolution defined a nation in conflict. But at 10 o’clock every Saturday night, in dorms and dens, in living rooms and bedrooms across the country, Americans watched “The Carol Burnett Show.” For 11 years, the wacky performer yelled like Tarzan and won — and sometimes broke — our hearts with her edgy, always sympathetic, characters. She could fall down a flight of stairs or hold her own in a duet with Julie Andrews. Yet, as with so many brilliant comedians, hers was a difficult childhood. A glimpse of something deeper and darker began to emerge in the dramatic career that followed her TV variety show.

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WILL - WILL Highlights - July 20, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Hold your (literary) horses!

From classic Westerns to racy romances, horses carry so many beloved books. NPR tells you about 10 four-legged tales.

Herd of horses

WILL - WILL Highlights - July 17, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Josefowicz plays Stranvinsky Violin Concerto

WILL-FM's Evening Concert, 7 pm Tuesday, July 29, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Leila Josefowicz

Tuesday July 29:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki conducts La mer

Sibelius: Suite No. 1 from The Tempest
Stravinsky:  Violin Concerto in D Major (Leila Josefowicz, violin)
Thomas Adès (British, b. 1971):   but all shall be well
Debussy: La mer 
Dvorák:   The Water Goblin (Sir Mark Elder, conductor)
J.Williams: Excerpt from film score for Lincoln


WILL - WILL Highlights - July 16, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Frontline: Losing Iraq

9 pm Tuesday, July 29, on WILL-TV: Frontline examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq: What went wrong? How did we get here? And what happens now?

Iraqi with face wrapped and gun

In a special developing report, Frontline examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the investigative team traces the U.S. role from the 2003 invasion to the current violence — exploring how Iraq itself is coming undone, how we got here, what went wrong and what happens next.

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WILL - WILL Highlights - July 15, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

A Stellar Job on ‘Big Picture Science’

5 pm Saturday, July 26, on WILL-AM: Stars can tell us a lot about other celestial phenomena.

Hand giving thumbs up in front of a celestial body

The stars are out tonight. And they do more than just twinkle. These boiling balls of hot plasma can tell us something about other celestial phenomena. They betray the hiding places of black holes, for one. But they can also fool us. Find out why one of the most intriguing discoveries in astrobiology – that of the potentially habitable exoplanet Gliese 581g – may have been just a mirage.

Plus, the highest levels of ultraviolet light ever mentioned on Earth’s surface puzzles scientists: is it a fluke of nature, or something manmade?

And a physicist suggests that stars could be used by advanced aliens to send hailing signals deep into space.

Guests:

Paul Robertson – Postdoctoral fellow, Penn State Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds
Mike Joner – Research professor of astronomy at Brigham Young University
Nathalie Cabrol – Planetary scientist, SETI Institute
Anthony Zee – Theoretical physicist at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara


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