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WILL at 100: For two decades, Ed Kieser was WILL’s go-to guy for weather

Weather forecasts are a standard part of nearly every radio station’s programming in the U.S. But for many years, WILL went beyond forecasts from the National Weather Service, with its own staff of weather forecasters to provide in-depth forecasts and coverage of severe weather.

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The 21st: A public radio talk show that brings you the news, culture, and stories that matter to Illinois. On the air Monday through Thursday at 11 a.m.


Atomic Age Cocktail Party
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Atomic Mixer (1038)

It's an Atomic Mixer! We have a sampling of all the great music we bring you week after week. We’ll hear from Blossom Dearie, Yma Sumac, Tony Bennett, The Martini…
Evening Concert
Francis Johnson

IL 13th Congressional Debate then “Ebony Classics”

Thursday night October 6 at 7:00 on FM 90.9 we present the Illinois 13th Congressional District Debate, followed at 8:00 by a special from the “Ebony Classics”…
Classic Mornings

Queuing In Thought

Yes, I know what I said.


The 217 Today Podcast
The Jupiter String Quartet (from left: Nelson Lee, Liz Freivogel, Daniel McDonough and Meg Freivogel) performs Saturday, Oct. 8 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana

217 Today: Jupiter String Quartet prepares for their first performance of the academic year

In today's deep dive, we’ll hear from violinist Nelson Lee from the Jupiter String Quartet. The group's first performance this academic year is tomorrow night at…
Illinois History Timeline

October 6 Illinois History Minute

It’s October Sixth. And on this day in 1818, Shadrach Bond was inaugurated as the new state of Illinois’ first governor. Bond had previously served as the Illinois…
The 217 Today Podcast
After weeks of legal back and forth, Kentucky reinstated its abortion ban in August. Abortion bans in several Midwest states are on hold due to legal challenges.

217 Today: Changing landscape for abortion services leads to confusion among Midwest providers and patients

In today's deep dive, we’ll hear about the ever-changing landscape of abortion access in the Midwest.


County Fair

County Fair

County Fair takes an intimate look at a treasured American pastime through the lives of six people whose passion, preparation, and pride come together at the local fair. The…
Mid-American Gardener

Back to School: Autumn Planting with Martie and Jen

Already thinking about what you want to add to your garden for next year? Autumn is a perfect time to plant!
Mid-American Gardener

It’s Time to Tidy Up!

Ella gives us tips to start cleaning up our gardens as summer blooms begin to fade and seeds are ready for collecting.

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Frankie Drake Mysteries

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