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 Caradoc and Princess Aurora (Ben Bunce & Hannah Vassallo).

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

8 pm Friday, April 25, on WILL-TV: The classic Tchaikovsky ballet gets a Gothic spin.

downtown Decatur

Brain drain in downstate Illinois

10 am Friday on WILL-AM's Focus: We look at the flow of industry and people out of some downstate Illinois factory towns, and what one town has done to stop it.

Worms

Backyard Industry: Wiggle Room

Lisa Bralts has always been a fan of the worms working in her compost pile at home. It turns out the folks at the U of I Sustainable Student Farm are fans on a much larger scale.

doctor and nurse in a hospital

Unmet Needs: Living with mental illness in central Illinois

 Link to all the stories in our Illinois Public Media News series.

Neo-Nazi march

Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered

9 pm Monday, April 28: Exploring the impact of the attempted 1979 neo-Nazi march in Skokie, Ill., a haven for Holocast survivors.

woman in prison

Frontline: Prison State

9 pm Tuesday, April 29, on WILL-TV: Frontline investigates the impact of mass incarceration in America, including Kentucky's efforts to shrink its prison state.

Monarch butterfly

The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

NOVA: 8 pm Wednesday, April 30,on WILL-TV

Jayson Blair

Plagiarism, Power and Jayson Blair at The New York Times

Independent Lens: A Fragile Trust, 9 pm Monday, May 5, on WILL-TV

Cast of Father Brown

Father Brown: Saving souls and solving crime

8 pm Thursdays on WILL-TV

Agriculture

More Agriculture

Focus

April 24, 2014, 10am & 8pm on AM 580:

Friday on Focus: Brain drain in downstate Illinois

downtown Decatur

There’s been a steady flow of industry and people out of some downstate Illinois factory towns for years. This hour on Focus, we'll look at the numbers and hear from one town that has stopped the outflow of people, even after their Maytag plant relocated.


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Live and Local

April 24, 2014, 4pm on FM 90.9:

Deena Shoshkes in Champaign and “The Sleeping Beauty” from Champaign Urbana Ballet

Deena Shoshkes and her husband Jon Fried were the founding members of the 1980s New Jersey band The Cucumbers and now perform frequently as an acoustic duo. They’re coming to Champaign Thursday in support of Deena’s new Rock River CD, and they’ll play for us live on the Thursday edition of “Live and Local.” We’ll also hear about the upcoming performances of The Sleeping Beauty from Champaign Urbana Ballet.

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