baseball http://northernpublicradio.org en Sue Stephens Wins National Award http://northernpublicradio.org/post/sue-stephens-wins-national-award <p>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 OH.</p><p>She won the award for her story "Rick's Picks: Cheap Trick guitarist's life on display in Rockford," a feature which aired during Morning Edition on August 13, 2012.</p><p>The story chronicled the Burpee Museum of Natural History exhibition of guitars and other memorabilia from the collection of Rick Nielsen, founder of the Rockford-based rock band Cheap Trick, and interviews with Nielsen and his son Miles.</p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:36:33 +0000 WNIJ 31834 at http://northernpublicradio.org Sue Stephens Wins National Award A Team Of Their Own: Women Playing Hardball http://northernpublicradio.org/post/team-their-own-women-playing-hardball <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rockford has a long, proud baseball history:&nbsp; it’s where sports pioneer Albert Spalding got his start. It’s where every company in town had its own industrial league team. And during World War Two, the most famous women’s professional baseball team drew thousands of fans. Now there’s a new team trying to revive the tradition of women playing hardball.</span></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:09:19 +0000 Susan Stephens 28347 at http://northernpublicradio.org A Team Of Their Own: Women Playing Hardball Cougars Become Cubs In Minor League Baseball Shake-Up http://northernpublicradio.org/post/cougars-become-cubs-minor-league-baseball-shake <p><a href="http://www.kccougars.com/20120919cubs.html">It’s official</a>. The Kane County Cougars are now affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.</p><p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:49:42 +0000 Susan Stephens 18643 at http://northernpublicradio.org Cougars Become Cubs In Minor League Baseball Shake-Up The science of baseball (plus extras) http://northernpublicradio.org/post/science-baseball-plus-extras <p>Baseball season is well-underway. For St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Véronique LaCapra, that means it&rsquo;s time to talk about the <u>science</u> behind America&rsquo;s national pastime.&nbsp;Washington University aerospace engineer David Peters was happy to join in.</p><p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 04:37:50 +0000 WNIJ 10142 at http://northernpublicradio.org The science of baseball (plus extras)