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Book cover of “Snakewoman of Little Egypt”
Through a recent NPR News story, listeners to WNIJ (89.5 FM) got a taste of the world of snake handling in Appalachia’s Pentecostal churches. WNIJ’s new “Community Read Project” delves deeper into this culture through an upcoming radio feature and interactive discussion online. In the NPR story, Preacher Coots says, “We sing, we preach, we...
Susan Stephens
WNIJ’s Sue Stephens has won first place in the nationwide Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) Awards for Best Writing, presented Saturday night in Cleveland. She won the award for her story “Rick’s Picks: Cheap Trick guitarist’s life on display in Rockford,” a feature which aired Aug. 13, 2012, during Morning Edition. The story chronicled...
Dan Libman. Photo by Dan Klefstad.
Murals depicting historical events and hometown pride. Buildings restored to the grandeur of by-gone days. Big-hearted people in small towns, reflecting Midwestern ideals and values. Dan Libman, an instructor in the NIU Department of English, says he found “something amazing” in nearly every town or village he visited along the famed Lincoln Highway. “I found...
Jenna Dooley
News reporter Jenna Dooley has come board full-time as Morning Edition producer at Northern Public Radio. No stranger to the area or to the radio station, Dooley earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from NIU and has served as weekend host and part-time reporter for WNIJ. She spent several years working for WUIS Public Radio...