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Atomic Age Cocktail Party
Atomic Age logo with an illustration of Lionel Hampton. Text reads Episode 1051 Cool Vibes

Cool Vibes (1051)

This week, we spotlight some of the great vibraphone players of the hi-fi era as well as those modern lounge vibes players who are keeping the tradition going. We’ll…
Evening Concert

The New York Philharmonic This Week

Monday night January 30 at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week”. You’ll hear…
Classic Mornings

Franz Joseph Handy

Oh, that’s an easy one!


The 21st Show
Planned Parenthood of Illinois estimates the costs to restore the center after the attack will be more than $1 million. It’s expected the building will be closed for months.

Suspect charged in Peoria Planned Parenthood fire bombing

After the fire bombing of a Peoria Planned Parenthood, Tyler Massengill of Chillecothe, Ill., was charged in federal court. To discuss the case, we were joined…
The 21st Show
Ukrainian emergency employees and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from a maternity hospital damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Military aid to Ukraine and other updates on the war

As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters it's twelfth month and many fear a renewed Russian offensive in the spring, the United States and other NATO allies have…
The 217 Today Podcast
Different shelves of sweet bread are on display for customers to grab at Panaderia San Miguel in Urbana.

217 Today: New Urbana bakery celebrates Mexican, Latin-American culture

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn about a new Urbana bakery that reflects Mexican and Latin-American culture.


State of Change

State of Change examines how Illinoisans manage carbon

Carbon is a key to life on Earth. Whether its air, animals, people, plants, or water, it would not be possible without carbon. Human use of carbon means Illinois and our…
Mid-American Gardener

Garbage Can Horticulture: How to Repurpose Recycling for Seed Starting and Cuttings

Plus, a full seed sowing schedule to plan your garden season!
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…

What to Watch This Month

With a gift of $5 or more per month, WILL Passport provides extended access to your favorite PBS and WILL-TV programs, on-demand, anytime, anywhere.

Woman and man sit at desk text says Miss Scarlet and The Duke WILL Passport

Miss Scarlet and The Duke

As a special exclusive member benefit, WILL Passport holders can binge Season 3 of Miss Scarlet and the Duke early, before it premieres on WILL-TV in January 2023.