Jennifer Ludden is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk. She covers a range of stories on family life and social issues.
In recent years, Ludden has reported on the changing economics of marriage, the changing face of retirement as the baby boomers enter old age, and the ethical challenges of modern reproductive technology.
Ludden helped cover national security after the 9/11 attacks, then reported on the Bush administration's crackdown on illegal immigrants as well as Congressional efforts to pass a sweeping legalization. She traveled to the Philippines for a story on how an overburdened immigration bureaucracy keeps families separated for years, and to El Salvador to profile migrants who had been deported or turned back at the border.
Award-winning journalist Richard Harris reports on science and the environment for NPR's newsmagazines, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Harris, who joined NPR in 1986, has traveled to all seven continents for NPR. His reports have originated from Timbuktu, the South Pole, the Galapagos Islands, Beijing during the SARS epidemic, the center of Greenland, the Amazon rain forest, the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro (for a story about tuberculosis), and Japan to cover the nuclear aftermath of the 2011 tsunami.
Staci Hoste joined the stations in 2008 and is responsible for the stations' general operations and overall strategy. She’s been a lifelong listener to WNIJ and WNIU -- first as a “prisoner of public radio” in her parents' backseat, and now of her own enthusiastic accord. Her favorite shows include Talk of the Nation, This American Life, and Wait, Wait…Don't Tell Me. In addition to her role at the station, Staci serves on the board of directors for Riverfront Museum Park, and DeKalb County Hospice. When time allows she also enjoys reading and working on an ongoing home restoration project.
David James hosts our Saturday Night Blues show on WNIJ, the fastest three hours on radio. He's a Northern Illinois native, and has also lived in Northern Arizona and North Carolina. He eats, sleeps and breathes the Blues. Dave has always been passionate about radio and music ever since he was a little lad. He's a BIG fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Dave is easy to get along with, and tries to golf in his spare time when he's not writing his book, Everything I Learned in Life I Learned From Bugs Bunny.