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Book cover of “On This Day in Poetry History” by Amy Newman
WNIJ 89.5 FM will feature five regional works of fiction as part of its continuing “Read With Me” book series. The series, hosted by Dan Klefstad, broadcasts interviews with the authors, who read selections of their work and share their inspirations. “Read With Me” will air every morning at 6:52 and 8:52 a.m. beginning Tuesday,...
Northern Public Radio is hosting a Valentine’s Day Relationship Poetry Contest. Susan Porterfield, a published poet, editor and professor of English at Rockford University, is the judge. To enter this contest, submit a 10- to 20-line previously unpublished poem about the themes and emotions surrounding Valentine’s Day. When read aloud, the poem should be 30...
Northern Public Radio, home to 89.5 WNIJ and Classical WNIU, wants you to make a date with a local artist – make that 14 local artists whose work is featured in the Northern Public Radio 2016 wall calendar now available for purchase. “This calendar project is just one of our locally focused art programs, which...
Book cover of “Paris, He Said” by Christine Sneed
The 2015 WNIJ Winter Book Series begins Monday, Dec. 7, and features authors from throughout northern Illinois. Each Monday in December at 6:50 and 8:50 a.m., Dan Klefstad speaks with authors about their books as well as their motivation and inspirations. He also invites the authors to read selections of their published pieces. Dec. 7:...
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A free public forum about the changing relationship between Rockford police and the community will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford. “Safe Neighborhoods, Safe City: Changing Roles of Police and Community,” organized by 89.5 WNIJ, is part of Northern Public Radio’s occasional...
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Northern Public Radio, home to 89.5 WNIJ and Classical WNIU, is looking for original art by local artists to feature in the 2016 Northern Public Radio wall calendar. All visual artwork is eligible for consideration, including painting, sculptures, mixed media, photography and more. “We have incredibly talented artists who live and work throughout northern Illinois...
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The public is invited to attend WNIJ’s “Context: Medical Marijuana and Illinois” to join the discussion about Illinois’ medical cannabis pilot program approved by state lawmakers. Learn about the “debilitating” diseases that qualify for marijuana treatment, grow centers, dispensaries and the legal rights protecting patients. This free event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, June...
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The Martians have landed in DeKalb – and they did not come in peace! That’s the premise of STEM Read’s new adaptation of the classic 1938 radio play, “The War of the Worlds.” Throughout the winter and spring, STEM Read worked with Northern Public Radio and teens from DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa to imagine, write...
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WNIJ is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Media Award, given annually by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Northern Illinois. This annual award recognizes the contributions of a print or broadcast journalism organization whose work provides accurate information about mental illness and reflects a realistic, compassionate view of the difficulties faced...
Book cover of “Vintage Attraction” by Charles Blackstone
Authors Katie Andraski, Charles Blackstone and G.K. Wuori, participants in the #WNIJReadWithMe Book Series, will share their experiences in two “Writing the Novel” panels hosted by WNIJ and the Rockford Public Library. The events will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in the Rockford Public Library Nordlof Center and at 7 p.m. Wednesday,...
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The 2015 WNIJ Winter Book Series, which begins Monday, Feb. 2, features authors from throughout northern Illinois. At 6:50 and 8:50 a.m. each Monday in February, Dan Klefstad speaks with an author about his or her book as well as his or her motivation and inspirations and invites the authors to read selections of their...
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Take a glimpse into a world you can’t see with “Invisibilia,” a new program on 89.5 WNIJ about the unseen forces that shape human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts. NPR’s award-winning Science Desk produces the one-hour show, which takes its name from the Latin word meaning “all the invisible things.” Listen to the show...
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