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Re-creation of one of Piankhy’s warriors fighting one-on-one with an adversary.

Rise of the Black Pharaohs

9 pm Wednesday, Oct. 1, on WILL-TV: The African Kushites overthrew the ancient Egyptians and ruled for nearly 100 years.

Marchers protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Beyond Ferguson, Part 2: A Live WILL-AM 580 Special

10 am Friday, Oct. 3: U of I journalism professor Janice Marie Collins continues a conversation about questions raised by the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett on stage

Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

8 pm Friday, Oct. 3, on WILL-TV: With Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Foo Fighters, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Buddy Guy and more.

Tom Cross and Mike Frerichs

Retirement plan at center of dispute in State Treasurer’s Race

State Treasurer candidates Mike Frerichs and Tom Cross are at odds over an early retirement plan from a decade ago.

Pile of guns

To counter gun violence, researchers seek deeper data

From NPR News: For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research.

Jonathan Biss

New Cleveland Symphony Orchestra series starts this week

7 pm Wednesdays on WILL-FM: Pianist Jonathan Biss plays Beethoven's 1st and 2nd piano concertos.

Kevin Whately as Inspector Lewis, Angela Griffin as DS Lizzie Maddox and Laurence Fox as Inspector Hathaway

Inspector Lewis comes out of retirement for Season 7

Premieres at 8 pm Sun., Oct. 5, on Masterpiece Mystery!: Lewis is enjoying retired life until he’s asked to team up with his old colleague Hathaway, now an inspector.

Fred Kummerow

Illinois Pioneers: Fred Kummerow

7:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 2, on WILL-TV: Host David Inge talks to the U of I researcher who sounded early warnings about the dangers of trans fats.

Berries growing in an East Urbana alley

Backyard Industry: Right up my alley

In this episode, Lisa Bralts revisits her neighborhood alleys and muses on their shortcomings ... and potential. Listen.

Martin Clunes as Doc Martin

New to WILL-TV: Doc Martin

8 pm Thursdays: Adventures of a socially challenged doctor in a Cornish village.

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