Sidetrack with Jason Croft

WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - August 04, 2007

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This month Sidetrack takes a look at the fight to save Berwyn's (in)famous art structure known as the Spindle...we hear about the life of a Chinese bicycle mechanic with ties to Urbana...learn about a way to buy land in America one inch at a time...talk to the creator of Pizza Beer--beer that tastes like pizza...and we have an audio essay on the joys of the water park.

Berwyn's Spindle

http://www.savethespindle.com/

Chinese Bicycle Mechanic

Selling America By The Inch

Pizza Beer

http://www.mammamiapizzabeer.com/

Water Parks Essay

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - July 07, 2007

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On this month's program...the author of "Weird Illinois" gives us some ideas for unusual road trip destinations...we chat with the director of the film "Cashing October" about the Cub's ill-fated 2003 season...we talk to people who are spending summer as part of the Art Theory Summer Camp...and we celebrate National Hot Dog Month...Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.

Art Theory Summer Camp

http://opensource.boxwith.com/

National Hot Dog Month

http://www.hot-dog.org/

Canary Song Trials

Weird Illinois Roadtrips

http://www.cubsmovie.com/index/

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - June 02, 2007

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On this month's program...celebrate Star War's 30th anniversary with a member of the 501st Legion-a group of fans who dress up like members of the evil empire...we spend a Saturday morning scoping out hidden treasures at garage sales...find out about the world's only theremin lounge band...and talk with Wizard of Oz munchkin Mickey Carroll. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.

Garage Sales audio postcard

Star Wars' 501st Legion fan group

Oxford American Southern Film Issue

http://www.oxfordamericanmag.com/

Showman's Rest

Project Pimento

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - May 05, 2007

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On this month's program...we talk to the editor of a new magazine focusing on film making in Champaign-Urbana...hear about a life without television...and we hear about one person's experience with the Sterling Men's Institute, a self-help group that works at reclaiming a man's manliness. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.

Essay:

Film Magazine C-U Confidential

Interview with George Takei

One guy's experience being recruited for the Sterling Institute Men's Weekend

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - April 07, 2007

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On this month's program...we talk to members of Star Castle-Champaign's legendary progressive rock band from the 1970's-who are back with their first album of new music in almost 30 year...We learn about Champaign's Downtown Drinking Fraternity Pi Omega Omega...we visit a local tango night...and find out what's next for the Grammy award winning Archeophone Records. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.

Pi Omega Omega--The Downtown Drinking Fraternity

http://www.piomegaomega.com/

Tango Night at the Cowboy Monkey

http://www.joegrohens.com/tango/

Tiny House

Archeophone Records--WWI songs

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

Starcastle Song Of Times

http://www.starcastlemusic.com/

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - March 03, 2007

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On this month's program...We find out about a new club devoted to napping at Indiana University South Bend...learn about Scambaiters, a group of people who are fighting back against on-line scammers...we visit a Transformers convention...and we have a conversation with Craig Brewer writer/director of the new movie Black Snake Moan. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.

Transformers Convention

Scam o Rama

Camouflage Stage Designers

The Nap Club

Interview with Craig Brewer--writer/director of Black Snake Moan

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - February 03, 2007

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On this month's program...we learn about two unique magazines, the granddaddy of Hollywood gossip magazines "Confidential" and a new magazine based on men's adventure magazines of the 50's and 60's called "Modern Drunkard Magazine." We'll also take a look at this year's Razzies. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.

Modern Drunkard Magazine

27th Annual Razzie Awards

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - January 06, 2007

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(Best of 2006)

Continuum Fingerboard

http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum/

Duke of Uke in-studio

http://www.myspace.com/dukeofuke

Books to Eat

http://will.uiuc.edu/news/archives/features2006b.htm

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/

"Perfect Fit" essay from Deb Aronson

Celebrity baby clothes

http://www.bundlesofblossoms.com/

Arlo Guthrie/Katrina benefit

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WILL - Sidetrack with Jason Croft - December 02, 2006

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Arthur Wilson "Bob" Tucker--Sci-Fi/Mystery writer/fan remembered

"Pardon Moi" cards

Nostalgia Pie

Toy Hall of Fame revisited

Oxford American Music Issue

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