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Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service

7 pm Sunday, Aug. 31, on WILL-TV:  Lift the veil of secrecy on MI6. It's the world's most legendary spy agency, thanks to the James Bond stories.

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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

American Masters, 8 pm Friday, Aug. 29: Her haunting "migrant mother" photo came to represent the suffering of the Great Depression.

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Kids and screen time: What does science say?

NPR Ed looks at new research about kids and screens.

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Come to our preview event for Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’

7:30 pm Tues., Sept. 9: Get a sneak preview of the series and hear local experts react.

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POV: After Tiller

9 pm Monday, Sept. 1: A portrait of the only four doctors in the U.S. still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita.

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Illinois Pioneers Season Premiere: Justice Rita Garman

7:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 4, on WILL-TV: David Inge interviews the Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice.

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Charities stepping in where government used to be

From Illinois Public Radio: Charities are finding themselves asked to step in to areas that were previously the government's domain.

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The Fidel Castro Tapes

8 pm Tuesday, Sept. 2, on WILL-TV: The story of the Cuban dictator’s turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images and recordings.

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Scottish singer Redpath made mark on C-U arts scene

Jeff Bossert looks at her ties to the area, including performances at Krannert and the Virginia, and a friendship with the director of The Chorale. Redpath died Thursday.

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Backyard Industry: Words on the plate

As summer draws to a close, Lisa Bralts happens upon writer Ava Chin's memoir, Eating Wildly, and discovers that being in the weeds isn't always a bad thing.

Local/State News

August 29, 2014

Springfield Performs The Mikado - Is It Racist?

Putting on older theater productions can be a dilemma for those who want to preserve the art in its original form. Some production groups may decide to reinvent pieces that could be seen as problematic in modern times. An operetta currently being performed in Springfield by local actors has sparked controversy for what many consider to be racist qualities.


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