7 pm Wednesday, Nov. 5, on WILL-TV: Learn about a friendship between a journalist and a sloth, and about people trying to protect the gentle creatures.
Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. Sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers are also springing up, as development often displaces these gentle creatures. Filmed in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, this is a story of friendship between a journalist and the sloth she named Velcro and a network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them.
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Poehler joins Terry Gross to talk about fighting the body image "demon," being a "world-class snooper" and how she was once told that she had a "great face for wigs." Listen.
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Patchett got married and divorced young. In bad relationships, she said, "there comes a day when you gotta go." Her new book is This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Listen.
Urbana musician is self-described "mechanic" of the tempermental acoustic instruments.
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Illinois Public Media's Jim Meadows talks to people who manage the small outdoor boxes.
8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 4, on WILL-TV: Profiles of women in public office who were “firsts” in their fields.
From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013, the documentary explores the challenges confronting American women in politics. Trailblazing leaders like Hillary Clinton, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Olympia Snowe, the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, and Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, provide a backdrop for younger women like Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim-American woman elected to the Michigan House, and Raquel Castaneda-Lopez, who chronicles her run for Detroit City Council. Today’s leaders in Washington, including Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the first female senator from Massachusetts, Susan Collins (R-ME), who led the Senate in shaping a deal to end the government shutdown, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), currently the youngest woman serving in Congress, are also represented.
WILL-FM's Vic Di Geronimo selected five pieces of music to get people excited about classical music, and then talked about them with NPR's Jeremy Hobson, a former WILL Radio staff member.The interview will be featured on Here & Now's DJ Sessions segment sometime between 12 pm and 2 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Tune in and hear what Vic has to say!
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Where'd the term "red tape" come from? Why are the Simpsons yellow? NPR answers these pressing questions and more.