Bring your furry best friend to the "Bark for Life" event to support the American Cancer Society.
In this edtion of "Ask Your Family Physician" one question asks "As I age, what are tips or tricks to keep my metabolism high?"
Sandy Mason goes to the C-U Herb Garden to talk about culinary herbs in this edition of In the Garden
CHAMPAIGN -- This weekend is the 42nd Annual Arthur Cheese Festival.
MAHOMET -- The Morning Show goes live with the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs.
Film Critic Chuck Koplinski joins us to talk about The November Man, When the Game Stands Tall, & Sin City: A Dame to Die For.
The World's Biggest Grill joins us to kick off the tailgate season.
Q1: Area crop tours recently have indicated record yield potential throughout the area. What did the tours find? -Douglas County Farm Bureau found an average of 206.9 bpa with range of 159-263 bpa -Some Gray Leaf Spot observed in corn and even hail damaged corn near Tuscola yielded 180 Q2: So next crop survey came from Topflight Grain covering Piatt County and part of Champaign and Macon Counties. What were their results? -Topflight Grain found an average of 210 bpa. Range was from 185 to 243 bpa -They also do a soybean pod count and they found an average of 55 pods per plant compared to last years 32. Range from 46 to 68 Q3: Premier Coop covers Champaign County and parts of Vermilion, Ford and Douglas Counties. Their results? -Average was 221 bpa. Former record was 2009 at 194 bpa -All 21 regions were over 200 bpa, ranging from 203 to 257 bpa Q4: Pro Farmer did a tour of the major corn producing states and Illinois was the "garden spot". What were their results? -Illinois 196.6, up from 170 year ago and 3 year average of 149 -USDA is estimating a record 188 for Illinois Q5: The rains that are producing record yields are also perfect conditions for the "fungus amongus", soybean diseases like Sudden Death Syndrome, Phytopthera, charcoal rot or white mold. What do you have here? -sudden death syndrome or SDS -first discovered in Arkansas in 1971, worst when soy planted into cool wet soil and when heavy summer rains saturate soil -SDS overwinters in soil -usually in small area often in wet or compacted areas -then infected areas enlarge -some varieties are less sensitive, but none are resistant -avoid early planting
Cheryl Bautch from Family Services joins us to give some tips on Helping Your Children with homework.
In this edition of In the Garden Sandy Mason with the U of I Extension takes a trip to the Herb Garden and talks with a member of the C-U Herb Society.
Jesse Miller U of I Teaching Lab Speciaist joins us for Chemist Corner and shows us a special science style version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Sandy Mason from the U of I Extension joins us to talk about Tropical Plants.
In this edition of "Ask Your Family Physician" one viewer wants to know if there is any way to help a baby with a cold get rid of their excess fluids.
Film Critic Chuck Koplinski joins us for Friday Flicks to talk about If I stay and Magic in the Moonlight.
LAUREN AND ANNIE MURRAY FROM L.A. GOURMET ARE HERE THIS MORNING. bacon wrapped shrimp in a house made chipotle barbecue sauce. Soak the bamboo skewers in water, to keep from burning during grilling. Partially cook the bacon; cut in half, and let cool on paper towels. Wrap the bacon around the shrimp, and skewer with bamboo through the point where the bacon ends meet (to keep from unraveling). Skewer 3 to 5 shrimp per bamboo. Combine the BBQ sauce, oil, chipotle, lemon juice, mustard, chile flakes, black pepper and cayenne in a blender and puree. Separate the sauce in half, one for basting and one for dipping. Cook the bacon-wrapped shrimp on a grill over medium heat. When the shrimp begin to turn pink, begin basting with the chipotle sauce. Serve with the remaining sauce on the side for dipping.
Preview: Urbana Sweetcorn Festival
Current: Hunger Action Month
Cheryl Bautch of Family Services joins us to talk about ways to help your children deal with the loss of a pet.
Sandy Mason from the U of I extension joins us to talk about plants you can begin growing now as we head into fall.
CHAMPAIGN -- The first day of school can bring out a range of emotions for your kids.
The Corvette Club of Illinois is showing-off cool cars for a cause on the morning show! You can help them raise money for a local charity at their golf outing.
Local nonprofits support ALS Association!
Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District explains the benefits of preventing runoff, and how.
The Vermilion County Animal Shelter shows us a few of the pets they have up for adoption.
How to help the Boy Scouts prepare tomorrow's community leaders.
A new program coming to area schools is teaching students about sex abuse.
Superintendent Dr. Judy Wiegand talks about plans moving forward, after the school board approved a referendum on the November ballot.
Help grant a wish to a child fighting a disease or terminal illness by attending "Wishes on Wheels" this weekend in Champaign.
We are joined by Dr. Dawn Brunner from Christie Clinic for our "Ask Your Family Physician" segment. She tackles questions from nosebleeds to acid reflux in this edition.
Sandy Mason joins us for "In the Garden" to talk about the prairie.
volunteer orientation which will be Wed. 8/20 from 6-7pm at the Champaign Public Library (16 yrs + can just show up, no reservation or advance notice req'd).
Sandy Mason talks about native prairie plants and how they can be beneficial to your garden.
Steve Ayers from the U of I extension joins us to talk about crop progress.
A disaster movie, a biopic and two classics are among the films playing in the area this weekend. Here to give us the lowdown on these movies is film critic, Chuck Koplinski.
Art Mart joins us in studio for Host at Home with some exquisite wines and cheeses.
Latest: 2:09 pm, 8/7/14, Thursday ILLINOIS -- An Urbana man has died after a horrific crash last month.
Cheryl Bautch from Family Services joins us to talk about words that can hurt children and why it's so important to avoid them.
Granola bars can be packed with sugar and trans fats. Christie Clinic's Maura Kennedy shows us how to make our own healthier version at home.
Sandy Mason from the U of I extension talks about good flowers for later in the summer season in this edition of "In the Garden."
Dr. Nathan Walker from Christie Clinic joins us for our "Ask Your Family Physician" segment. He answers questions with topics ranging from crones disease to sugar intake. Have a look to see what he has to say.
We are joined by the Douglas County Animal Shelter to give us some information on their adoption policies and to showcase some of their available pets.
Part Two: One of Disney's most popular movies, Mary Poppins, will be coming to life, flying on to the Parkland Stage!
One of Disney's most popular movies, Mary Poppins, will be coming to life, flying on to the Parkland Stage!
ILLINOIS-- Researchers say 40% of parents are giving their children the wrong dose of medicine. Experts say the kitchen spoon is a big reason why.
Sandy Mason from the U of I Extension joins us to talk about tomatoes and tells us why yours might not be getting ripe as soon as quickly as you expected.
Latest: 5:52 pm URBANA -- Another shooting, this time near Booker T. Washington Elementary School.
Jesse Miller from the U of I joins us to talk about MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat) and how the heating element inside each one works to serve hot and ready meals to our military.
Sandy Mason joins us to talk about some good flowers for bees, butterflies and pollinators.
Our family physician from Christie Clinic joins us to talk about questions regarding anxiety, skin health, and dieting.