Specials http://northernpublicradio.org en "Who Cares": Stories From Family Caregivers http://northernpublicradio.org/post/who-cares-stories-family-caregivers <p>If you aren't a caregiver now, there's a good chance you'll become one. This week on Free Range Radio: <a href="http://www.capradio.org/news/the-view-from-here/2014/05/09/who-cares/">"Who Cares," from Capital Public Radio</a>.</p><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:48:25 +0000 Susan Stephens 50521 at http://northernpublicradio.org "Who Cares": Stories From Family Caregivers Reveal 3: Investigative Series Tackles Tough Issues Sunday http://northernpublicradio.org/post/reveal-3-investigative-series-tackles-tough-issues-sunday <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The first episode of Reveal prompted congressional hearings. What will the third bring? Find out&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_432863841" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">on&nbsp;Sunday</span></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;evening at&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_432863842" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">6:00 on WNIJ.</span></span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:26:27 +0000 Susan Stephens 49797 at http://northernpublicradio.org Reveal 3: Investigative Series Tackles Tough Issues Sunday Free Range Radio: All Aboard! http://northernpublicradio.org/post/free-range-radio-all-aboard <p>It's time to ride the rails with Free Range Radio as we celebrate National Train Day. &nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 11 May 2014 21:26:58 +0000 Susan Stephens 47335 at http://northernpublicradio.org Free Range Radio: All Aboard! Rapper Scheduled For Convo Faces Drug Charge http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rapper-scheduled-convo-faces-drug-charge <p>A Northern Illinois University Convocation Center official declined comment Friday on whether recent drug charges will affect the scheduled performance of rapper 2 Chainz on April 27.</p><p></p><p>Heather Priest, assistant director of marketing, said she was aware of the charges against Tauheed Epps, who was arrested June 11, 2013, in Los Angeles. &nbsp;He was formally charged Thursday with felony possession of codeine, a common ingredient in prescription cough medicine and in the street drug sizzurp.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:25:44 +0000 Andrew Epstein 45529 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rapper Scheduled For Convo Faces Drug Charge Deacon Steps Off On March To Washington http://northernpublicradio.org/post/deacon-steps-march-washington <p>Shelter Care Ministries Executive Director Lou Ness departed Tuesday on the first leg of a 756-mile walk to Washington D.C., where she hopes to draw attention to the plight of the poverty-stricken.</p><p>With Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey at her side and the Rockford Lutheran High School drum line at her back, Ness headed for Belvidere, the first overnight stay in a trek expected to last two months.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:23:45 +0000 WNIJ 45362 at http://northernpublicradio.org Deacon Steps Off On March To Washington Damage Reported in 5.1-Magnitude Quake Near Los Angeles http://northernpublicradio.org/post/damage-reported-51-magnitude-quake-near-los-angeles <p></p><p>An earthquake shook part of Southern California Friday night, breaking water pipes and rattling nerves with aftershocks that went on into the night. The 5.1-magnitude quake hit at a shallow depth about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles.</p><p>While the quake didn't inflict severe damage in the area around its epicenter, it caused many problems, from water main breaks to a rockslide. Thousands of people felt its effects; there haven't been reports of serious injuries.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:48:22 +0000 NPR News 45228 at http://northernpublicradio.org Damage Reported in 5.1-Magnitude Quake Near Los Angeles Rockford Deacon Prepares For Walk To Washington http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-deacon-prepares-walk-washington <p></p><p>An Episcopal deacon will begin a journey next week that will take her on a winding road from Rockford to Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</p><p>The 65-year-old remembers the call clearly. It was August 2013. A major donation fell through, and Lou Ness felt hopeless in her job as the director of an agency that finds housing for Rockford's homeless.</p><p>"That's where I was in that moment, on the Kennedy Expressway, ranting and raving," Ness said.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 44706 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Deacon Prepares For Walk To Washington Latest Satellite Images May Show Debris From Missing Jet http://northernpublicradio.org/post/latest-satellite-images-may-show-debris-missing-jet <p></p><p>Newly analyzed satellite images of objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean have intensified the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in waters more than 1,500 miles southwest of Australia.</p><p>Malaysia's acting transport minister said Saturday that ships are heading to the location. One of the objects appears to be about 70 feet long and 40 feet wide, <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26697048">the BBC</a>, Associated Press and Reuters reported.</p><p>"Chinese ships have been dispatched to the area," minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:08:22 +0000 Mark Memmott & L. Carol Ritchie 44868 at http://northernpublicradio.org Latest Satellite Images May Show Debris From Missing Jet Masked Soldiers In Crimea Kill Ukrainian Serviceman, Wound Another http://northernpublicradio.org/post/masked-soldiers-crimea-kill-ukrainian-serviceman-wound-another <p></p><p>A Ukrainian serviceman reportedly was shot and killed and another wounded by masked assailants who stormed a base in Crimea's main city of Simferopol, hours after Russia announced it would annex the Black Sea peninsula.</p><p>Ukrainian military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov tells Reuters by telephone from Crimea that it was unclear who the attackers were. He described them as "unknown forces, fully equipped and their faces covered."</p><p>Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk was quick to denounce the violence, blaming Russian forces for a "war crime."</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:04:07 +0000 Scott Neuman 44669 at http://northernpublicradio.org Masked Soldiers In Crimea Kill Ukrainian Serviceman, Wound Another New Year's Day From Vienna - Wednesday January 1st at 10am http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-years-day-vienna-wednesday-january-1st-10am <p>Direct from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, it's the most popular classical music concert in the world! This year, &nbsp;Franz Welser-Möst leads the annual celebration concert by the Vienna Philharmonic, featuring the waltzes, marches, galops of the Strauss family and much more.&nbsp;Presented by NPR Music and WGBH, Boston. <strong>Join us Wednesday, January 1st at 10am on Classical WNIU, 90.5.</strong></p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:59:04 +0000 WNIU 21595 at http://northernpublicradio.org New Year's Day From Vienna - Wednesday January 1st at 10am