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Sisters on the courthouse steps before their separation

‘Ten Sisters: A True Story’ on WILL-TV

9 pm Fri., Aug. 1: Emotional story of central Illinois sisters separated in childhood.

A view from inside the officers' car.

Welcome to the Nuclear Control Bunker

A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, courtesy of NPR.


Backyard Industry: Fungus Among Us

Hey--who invited basil downy mildew to the pesto party? In this episode, Lisa Bralts consults local experts on the new-ish plant disease.

a member of the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir performs at the Newport Festival

Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir, Live in Concert

Listen to NPR audio of their performance at the Newport Folk Festival.

Prairie Farmer newspaper

Exploring the U of I Library’s new digital newspaper collections

Illinois Public Media's Jeff Bossert found out about some of the newest online material.

Re-enactment scene of Lincoln on horseback with colleagues

Fund Your Favorites Winner: Lincoln on the circuit

Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency, 8 pm Friday, Aug. 1, on WILL-TV. Ten Sisters: A True Story follows at 9 pm.

People who have come to do laundry with mingle with volunteers at a laundromat

Spreading faith, love—and clean laundry

From NPR News: For the working poor, the cost of doing laundry can be prohibitive. A growing movement aims to help.

Kenneth Young

POV: 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story

9 pm Monday, Aug. 4, on WILL-TV: Follow a boy’s struggle for redemption in a place that routinely condemns children to die in prison.

Danielle Lee

Using hip hop to teach science

Sean Powers talked to biologist Danielle Lee about how she uses hip hop in the classroom.

Cast of Father Brown

Father Brown: Saving souls and solving crime

8 pm Thursdays on WILL-TV


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