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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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April 25, 2014, 10am & 8pm on AM 580:

“Folk Wisdom” about health perpetuates stereotypes

Joey Ramp and her ex-husband in WILL's studios.

Talking about mental health and mental illness is hard; sometimes it awkward. Most of the time it’s uncomfortable. Should it be?

April 25, 2014, 10am & 8pm on AM 580:

Brain drain in downstate Illinois

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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April 25, 2014, 4pm on FM 90.9:

California’s Dustbowl Revival Plays Champaign

I don’t rely too heavily on marketing copy for music groups, but here’s some for you: “Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show teaming up with Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Sevens, or Bob Dylan and The Band jamming with Benny Goodman and his orchestra in 1938.” We’re talking about the California-based collective called The Dustbowl Revival. They’re coming to Champaign Friday night, and they’ll play for us live on the Friday edition of “Live and Local.”

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WILL won regional Edward R. Murrow news reporting awards in two categories, and its partner CU-CitizenAccess won for a story on the resurgence of meth in central Illinois.

Come have a box lunch while you listen to him read from his new book and answer your questions during his stop in Urbana May 7.

An update from news director Scott Cameron: We'll end our Friday Focus shows while we search for a new host and producer, but the talk program will be back early next year.