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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 scene from 'Sita Sings the Blues,' Nina Paley's 2008 award-winning animated film, part of the 1st Interdependent Film Festival.

First Annual Interdependent Film Festival

Illinois Public Media's Jeff Bossert looks at the new Urbana event.

Author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, reads from his book Horton Hears a Who! to 4-year-old Lucinda Bell at his home in La Jolla, Calif., in 1956.

‘Lost’ Dr. Seuss stories to be published

Book news from NPR: Random House Kids is coming out with a collection of forgotten Dr. Seuss stories that were published in midcentury magazines

Athlete drinking coffee.

Caffeine gives athletes an edge, but don’t overdo it

Health News from NPR: Studies show the caffeine in several cups of coffee can enhance performance, but more isn't better.


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.

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.

Andre the seal

The Seal Who Came Home

7 pm Wednesday, Aug. 6, on WILL-TV: Follow a 25-year human/seal friendship that weathered every kind of challenge, including blindness.

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.

Music Director Gustavo Dudamel

Dudamel conducts the Verdi ‘Requiem’ at the Hollywood Bowl

8 pm Friday, Aug. 8, on WILL-TV's Great Performances


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