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!
WILL-AM 580 and WILL-FM 90.9 will air a 13th Congressional District debate sponsored by WUIS/Illinois Issues and AARP Illinois at 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the University of Illinois-Springfield's Brookens Auditorium. The debate between Congressman Rodney Davis (R) and his opponent Judge Ann Callis (D) will be moderated by WUIS content director Sean Crawford and State Journal-Register columnist Bernard Schoenburg.
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":
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
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.
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