sidetrackapr08

April 05, 2008

This month we talk to a husband and wife team from Portland, Oregon, who run a black velvet painting museum called the Velveteria...we find out the burlesque revival in Chicago...learn about some award-winning mustard from the Midwest...and hear one man's story about growing up as a Catholic schoolchild were the fear of nuns with rulers permeated his life...

Chicago burlesque revival

Award-winning mustard

Chicago window washers

Essay: "Another Wrong Career"

The Velveteria--The Black Velvet Painting Museum

Essay: "Under The Ruler"

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