More humor, warmth, and festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of first Tinsel Tales program, this is a collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary. Join us Sunday, December 22nd at 6pm on 89.5, WNIJ.
A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horowitz. Join us Sunday, December 1st at 6pm on 89.5, WNIJ.
Help us roast 2013 to a crisp with The Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony. This year will feature all new awards, such as “Best Moment in Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour Filibuster,” “Most ‘icky’ Tweet from Carlos Danger” “Best Thigh-Reducing Exercises to do While Waiting for Healthcare.gov” and, of course, “Best Reason to Spy On the American Public- Because You Can!” Join us Wednesday, January 1st at 6pm on 89.5, WNIJ.
An updated version of a public radio tradition, hosted by Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, using a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Join us Tuesday, December 24th at 7pm on 89.5, WNIJ.
WNIJ presents stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk -- these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary. Join us Sunday, December 15th at 6pm on 89.5, WNIJ.
The Rockford Choral Union presents its 68th annual performances of Handel’s oratorio “The Messiah” Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1, at Rockford’s Trinity Lutheran Church. Nat Bauer has led the performances for the last 12 years. Bauer says the Choral Union was begun back in 1945, as members of the armed forces were returning home from fighting in World War 2.
The president of the University of Illinois has warned employees about the coming legislative session on pensions. Robert Easter says the deal could be "onerous for public employees." A pension overhaul is not yet a done deal. But leaders of the Illinois House and Senate continue to meet, and are said to be close to an agreement.
Illinois' regional offices of education are moving forward with consolidation efforts. Some superintendents are continuing with their merger preparations now that the state has approved downsizing plans.