Guy Stephens

WNIJ All Things Considered Host

Guy Stephens is the local host for NPR's All Things Considered on WNIJ.  He also produces news stories for the station, and coordinates our online events calendar, PSAs and Arts Calendar announcements.  In each of these ways, Guy helps keep our listening community informed about what's going on, whether on a national or local level.  Guy's degrees are in music, and he spent a number of years as a classical host on WNIU.  In fact, after nearly 20 years with Northern Public Radio, the best description of his job may be "other duties as required."

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Business
6:30 am
Thu March 22, 2012

A Farmer Explains the Corn Checkoff

Illinois Corn Growers

Most of the attention in Illinois has been on the primary, but there’s another vote coming up March 28th.  Corn farmers are being asked whether to raise the voluntary corn checkoff rate.  Paul Taylor raises corn in DeKalb County. He’s also a member of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and works with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, which is asking for the increase.  WNIJ’s Guy Stephens spoke with Taylor. He began by asking, just what is a checkoff?

 

Politics
5:06 am
Tue March 20, 2012

No Contest(s)

A number of candidates are running unopposed in their party’s primary.  In some cases, there is no one running in the other party’s primary, either. That could mean that, for some candidates, the fall election will be a mere formality.  

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Education
10:15 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Wanted: Non-NIU undergrads interested in the environment, paid summer research program

Northern Illinois University is looking for non-NIU undergraduate students who are interested in environmental issues to work closely on research projects with university scientists.

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Politics
6:33 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Interview with Jonathan Farnick, Democrat running in the IL 14th Congressional District

Jonathan Farnick

WNIJ's Guy Stephens' interview with Jonathan Farnick, candidate in the Democratic primary for the IL 14th Congressional seat.

Politics
6:33 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Interview with Dennis Anderson, Democrat running for the IL 14th Congressional Seat

Dennis Anderson

WNIJ's Guy Stephens' interview with Dennis Anderson, candidate in the Democratic primary for the IL 14th Congressional District seat. 

Politics
6:30 am
Tue March 6, 2012

The Candidates in the Democratic Primary in IL 14

Two Democrats are vying for their party’s nomination in the race in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.  WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports:

 

Doctorow
6:40 am
Mon February 13, 2012

A Conversation with Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Science-fiction author, technology activist and blogger Cory Doctorow visited the NIU campus recently. Doctorow has long been involved in issues of privacy and freedom related to modern technology. His bestseller “Little Brother” focused on just those issues as a group of teens use the internet to battle government attempts to strip them of their civil liberties.  WNIJ’s Guy Stephens had a chance to sit down with Doctorow for a conversation about the dilemma society faces in the Internet age.

 

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Local
7:22 am
Fri February 10, 2012

NIU's Cole Hall officially reopens this weekend

Northern Illinois University's new Cole Hall
Northern Illinois University

An open house and a rededication ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 12, marked the formal reopening of Cole Hall on the Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The building was closed after a gunman killed five others and himself nearly four years ago in a lecture room.

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Arts
6:11 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

The Nutcracker, Rockford-style

The Rockford Dance Company and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra team up for their annual performances of The Nutcracker.  WNIJ’s Guy Stephens has more.

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