Sidetrack with Jason Croft

WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - April 04, 2009

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On this month's program, we learn about a husband-and-wife circus duo, hear about the increasing popularity of vinyl records, look into the surge of Illinois wines, and we talk to granddaughter of Raggedy Ann creator Jonny Gruelle about the closing of the Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum in Arcola.

The Rolling Diamonds--husband and wife circus duo

Vinyl records making a comeback

Hike to interview Backcounty Ranger George Durkee

New Pirate exhibit at the Field Museum

Butter Lane cupcake shop in New York

http://www.yarnaudioworks.com

Illinois Wines Make Headway

The closing of the Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - March 07, 2009

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On this month's program, local drummer Rocky Maffit visits the WILL studios and shows off a few unusual instruments. We hear about the Garlicky Greens Eating Championship...find out how one Illinois artist has been inspired by starlings...and we remember science fiction writer Philip Jose Farmer.

Garlicky Greens Eating Championship

Artist inspired by starlings

Philip Jose Farmer remembered

http://www.pjfarmer.com

Essay: Judge Street Elmhurst

Martin Atkins

Rock Maffit live in the WILL studios

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - February 07, 2009

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This time around, we learn about a company that's creating "signature scents" for various colleges and universities...we talk to the publisher of the area magazine Innocent Words about its move away from print...take a tour of the unusual and sometimes unsettling Glore Psychiatric Museum...and we hear about one young doctors unexpected lunch with Marlon Brando.

Chicago deaf artist

http://www.mcachicago.org

University Fragrances

https://masik.com/universities/

Lunch with Marlon Brando

http://www.yarnaudioworks.com

Spread Heads

http://thespreadheads.com/zen-cart/

Innocent Words

http://www.innocentwords.com/

Glore Psychiatric Museum

http://www.gloremuseum.org/

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - January 03, 2009

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On this month's program, we look back at some of the best interviews and stories we featured in 2008. We'll have an interview with the curators of the black velvet painting museum, a chat with B-movie queen Tura Satana, star of Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, and we'll hear recording from the 1908 presidential campaign.

Nubrella

Debate '08

Velveteria

World War Two Japanese-American Hostel

Interview with B-movie star Tura Satana

http://www.turasatana.com/

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - December 06, 2008

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On this month's program...We hear about what happens when being Santa doesn't turn out the way you want...a man who gives away Christmas trees...the roller derby revival...and we talk to the official historian for Rankin/Bass Productions, the people behind the holiday classics Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Santa Clause Is Coming To Town.

"The Exquisite City"

http://www.viaducttheatre.com/cms/

"The New York Times: The Complete Front Pages" interview

Roller Derby Revival

The man who gave away Christmas trees

Cell Phone Santa

"My Politically Incorrect Christmas"

Interview with Rick Goldschmidt, biographer and official historian for Rankin/Bass productions

http://enchantedworldofrankinbass.blogspot.com/

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - November 01, 2008

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This time around, we have audio from the '08 election-1908 that is. We hear about the art of carving the perfect political pumpkins. Plus, stories about stolen yard signs, one man's quest for the perfect garage, and a tour of the show "Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics" now at the Krannert Art Museum.

Debate '08 (1908)

http://www.archeophone.com/index.php

Political sign thieves

Using Craigslist to get Obama rally tickets

Political Pumpkins

The Hartville Flea Market

Kombucha

Line dancing teacher audio postcard

The quest for the perfect garage

"Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - October 04, 2008

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This month, we get a lesson in zombie survival with the St. Louis-based Zombie Squad...we hear about the band the Moon-Rays who have based their career on Halloween songs...and we have our annual chat with a ghost hunter!

Classic Music Revolution

Chicago Lyric Opera Singer

The Moon-Rays

http://www.ravenscott2000.com/Moon-Rays.html

Zombie Squad

Interview with ghost hunter Troy Taylor

http://www.prairieghosts.com/

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - September 06, 2008

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This time around, we find out about the sport of mutton busting-young kids riding sheep...revisit an interview from the archives about International Talk Like A Pirate Day...and we present an encore broadcast of a tribute to singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg-a remembrance from those who know him when he played in Champaign-Urbana.

Mutton Busting

Japanese and Euro Bike Lovers in Harley Country

Hummingbird bander

Talk Like A Pirate revisit

Dan Fogelberg: A Remembrance

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - August 02, 2008

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On this month's program, we learn about the poetic side of actor and comedian Bill Murray...visit a tap-dancing competition in Chicago...talk to a man who runs a freak show in California...and hear about a street drummer who plays on just about anything he can get his hands on.

Chicago Tap Dancing

Street Beats

Project Pimento

Poetry Festival/Bill Murray

Disabled Swimmer

The sociology of the Simpsons

Pop Culture Roadtrips

Modern-day Freakshow

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - July 05, 2008

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This month we find out how Hollywood icon Hedy Lamarr is responsible for modern technology...hear about one writer's adventures after getting stuck in her bathroom...and we talk to the B-movie actress Tura Satana, star of Russ Meyer's Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!

Instrument Builders

"Damsel, Distressed"

Hedy Lamarr

"Naughty Picturers"

Tura Satana Interview

http://www.turasatana.com

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