Illinois Public Media

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New IPM service launching in the new year

Illinois Public Media is building a new audio service focused on serving the Black communities of central Illinois to launch next year. Ahead of the official announcement coming on December 13, we hear from Jill Clements, assistant corporate support director at IPM and driving force behind this new audio service. 

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Atomic Age Cocktail Party
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Evening Enchantment (1084)

Coming up, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we’re enjoying some Evening Enchantment. Light sound that makes for the perfect soundtrack to your evening-time enjoyment.…
Evening Concert

The New York Philharmonic This Week

Monday night December 4 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
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An Isolation Sensation

They can be so boring.


The 217 Today Podcast
Ana Gasteyer, known for her work on Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2002, will perform her Christmas album,

217 Today: Former Saturday Night Live cast member fuses comedy, music for Krannert performance

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about a former Saturday Night Live cast member coming to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts this week.
The 21st Show

It’s the most wonderful time in Illinois

We're talking about holiday traditions in Bloomington-Normal, Carbondale, and Peoria.
The 21st Show

Politics News Roundup - December 1, 2023

In this week's politics roundup: Illinois candidates start filing to run in 2024 and fireworks fly over ethics in the nation's capitol.


Prairie Fire

Haunted Illinois: The Avon Theater

Author and ghost story expert Troy Taylor gives us the grim history of the Avon Theater in Decatur, and tells us the story of a chilling encounter he had personally with one…
Mid-American Gardener

Closing Out the Harvest Season

Chuck and John give us their tips to close out the harvest season and welcome in the holidays! 
State of Change
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Impacts of the climate crisis on communities of color

In 2023, the climate crisis became chaotic in Illinois. In our third annual State of Change report, we examine how higher temperatures are taking a toll on people, in…

What to Watch This Month

How Great Thou Art, available with WILL Passport

How Great Thou Art

Experience an evening of inspirational music spanning multiple genres. Featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LaBelle, Will Liverman, Sandi Patty, and other distinguished artists. This concert blends renowned solo vocalists, a 25-piece ensemble from The American Pops Orchestra, and a choir comprised of members from community groups and churches in the Washington, D.C. region.

Dicte, available with WILL Passport


Dicte Svendsen, a recently divorced crime reporter, comes back to Aarhus accompanied by her teenage daughter. Haunted by the painful memories of her upbringing as a Jehovah’s Witness and the son she had to let go, Dicte's next chapter is overshadowed by the ghosts of her past. Dicte struggles with her ex-husband who remains irritatingly nearby.