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Northern Public Radio refreshes daily schedule

July 1, 2013

WNIJ logoWith production of Talk of the Nation ceased, WNIJ radio is taking the opportunity to refresh its daily lineup and provide more news throughout the day.

Here’s what listeners will hear after The Diane Rehm Show (9 to 11 a.m.) each weekday on 89.5 FM or streamed online:

Here and Now
(11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday)
NPR is taking a considerable editorial stake in the revamped Here and Now to make it a strong complement to Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of the expanded news magazine.

The Takeaway
(1 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday)
Longtime listeners might remember its host, John Hockenberry, as the original moderator of Talk of the Nation. We’ll hear unique conversations about topics of the day with news makers and diverse voices. Until Hockenberry returns from vacation Monday, July 15, guests will host the program.

Fresh Air
(2 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday)
The earlier start time for Here and Now means Fresh Air with Terry Gross is on the move. Gross’ discussions with fascinating artists and news makers now leads into All Things Considered at 3 p.m.

Science Friday
(2 to 3 p.m. Fridays)
“Sci-Fri” with Ira Flatow remains on the schedule in a one-hour format.

The World
(7 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday)
Host Marco Werman guides listeners through major issues and stories, linking global events directly to the American agenda. The World replaces the evening rebroadcast of Fresh Air (still live at 2 p.m.) or This American Life on Friday (still available at 11 a.m. Saturdays).

Northern Public Radio is the broadcast service of Northern Illinois University.