sidetrackmar08

March 01, 2008

On this month's program, we talk the inventor of the Nubrella-a modern take on the classic umbrella...we find out about the new website Book Glutton based in Urbana that combines an e-library with a social networking site... Appalachian hip-hop...a modern-day cowboy's ride across America...a vaction ranch for computer programmers...a primer of who you'll meet at a comic book convention...and a former Cubs manager's infamous news conference tape.

Rising Appalachia

Modern cowboy's ride across America

Book Glutton

http://www.bookglutton.com

Comic Book Convention

Big Nerd Ranch

Nubrella

http://www.nubrella.com

Former Cubs manager's infamous tape

WILL Highlights

Big red barn

Barns: An Illinois Story

Part documentary, part regional storytelling, and part love letter to the iconic structures dotting our landscape. 


Black Science Matters logo feature u of i alma mater statue

#BlackScienceMatters

A short film series examining the severe underrepresentation of African-Americans in the sciences.


WILL History Train Trip

Celebrate the golden age of train travel while exploring historical sites of Texas and Louisiana