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.




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. 

Read more
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. 

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

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