Dan Klefstad

Manager of Content Strategy & Morning Edition Host

As Content Manager, I oversee everything broadcast on NPR WNIJ and Classical WNIU. I'm also responsible for everything that appears on this website and social media pages. If you have a comment or question about what you hear or see on any of our platforms, email me at dklefstad@niu.edu or call 815-753-0081. I look forward to hearing your ideas about how we can better serve the community. I also look forward to waking you up each morning with the latest news and other information during Morning Edition.

Thanks,

@danklefstad

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Local
12:00 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Dems running in IL-14 struggle for recognition

NIU's Matt Streb

Illinois' 14th Congressional District primary looked to be a hot one, but national interest declined after Republican Congressman Joe Walsh dropped his challenge to the incumbent in the district, Randy Hultgren.

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Politics
9:15 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Race for IL-16 "Exciting"

NIU's Matt Streb

The race for the Republican nomination in Illinois' 16th Congressional District is one of the most closely-watched in the nation.  That's according to Matt Streb, who chairs NIU's political science department.  The race is unusual because it pits two incumbent Congressmen against each other.  Streb analyzes this race in an interview with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.

Politics
12:00 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Profile of U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo, 16th Congressional Candidate

Representative Don Manzullo

Republican Don Manzullo has represented the 16th District since 1993. 

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Politics
12:00 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Freshman U.S. Rep. running in new 16th District

Adam Kinzinger

Republican U.S. Representative, Adam Kinzinger, prepares to face longtime GOP incumbent in Illinois' primary election. 

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Local
8:25 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Risk of Lyme Disease High in Parts of Illinois

Infected Tick Areas
American Lyme Disease Foundation

A new national map shows the places where people are most at risk to contract Lyme disease and several other diseases ticks carry.  It's the largest study of its kind. 

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Pardon?
8:25 am
Thu December 8, 2011

Presidential Pardon for Blagojevich?

P.S. Ruckman, author and blogger about Presidential pardons.

Rod Blagojevich's prison sentence is 14 years.  His best chance of getting out early is a petition of clemency to the White House.

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Primary Revamp
9:00 am
Wed November 30, 2011

NIU prof suggests changes to primary season

A Northern Illinois University political scientist has a suggestion for simplifying our nation's system of primary elections.  Matt Streb discusses his proposed changes with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.

Business
10:09 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Helping Companies Become More Ethical

DEKALB (wnij) - Corporations have a bad image lately.  A corporate ethics speaker says he can help.  Frank Bucaro talks with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.  © Copyright 2011, wnij  

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