Most Active Stories
Free Range Radio
Not all great public radio programs are easily categorized. That's where WNIJ's Free Range Radio comes in. It's a collection of nationally-syndicated and locally-produced documentaries, features and music specials which otherwise might not find a home on our regular program schedule. Hear something new every week.
- Free-Range Radio for December:
December 1st, 2013: Hanukkah Lights - Hanukkah stories and memoirs as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz
December 8th, 2013: Arts Adapting - How arts organizations in Rockford are adapting to changing cultural and economic environments
December 15th, 2013: Tinsel Tales - Stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas
December 22nd, 2013: Tinsel Tales 2 - More humor, warmth, and festive voices
December 29th, 2013: A Season’s Griot - This annual one-hour Kwanzaa special captures the tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples
- Previous Free-Range Radio Broadcasts:
November 24th, 2013: Ties That Bind - The Story Corps Tenth Anniversary Special
November 17th, 2013: We Knew JFK
November 10th, 2013: BURN: An Energy Journal, Rising Seas
October 6th - November 3rd, 2013: State Of The ReUnion - Season 4
September 15th, 2013: Rockford Symphony Orchestra 2013-2014 Classics Concert Series Preview
September 8th, 2013: American RadioWorks - "Second Chance Diploma - Examining the GED"
September 1st, 2013: American RadioWorks - "One Child At a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age"
August 25th, 2013: The Tobolowski Files - "The Afflictions of Love"
August 18th, 2013: The Tobolowski Files - "The Classic"
August 11th, 2013: The Tobolowski Files - "The Alchemist"
August 4th, 2013: The Tobolowski Files - "The Dangerous Animals Club"
July 28th, 2013: Becoming Bionic
July 21st, 2013: Diary of a Bad Year: A War Correspondent's Dilemma
July 14th, 2013: Burn: An Energy Journal - The Switch
July 7th, 2013: America: Our Country Our Music
June 2nd, 2013: Culture Shock 1913
June 9th, 2013: Intelligence Squared U.S. - The GOP: Seize the Center or Die?
June 16th, 2013: Hidden Kitchens - The Raw & the Cooked
June 23rd, 2013: Invisible Americans - Stories From the New Immigrants
June 30th, 2013: Intelligence Squared U.S. - Is the FDA Hazardous to Our Health?
May 26th, 2013: State of the Re:Union - Coming Home: Stories of Veterans
May 19th, 2013: State of the Re:Union - Dropouts to Graduates
May 12th, 2013: State of the Re:Union - Back to the Basics
May 5th, 2013: Generation Putin
April 7th, 2013: Holocaust Voices (for Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 8th)
April 14th, 2013: Confronting the Warpland: Black Poets of Chicago (for National Poetry Month)
April 21st, 2013: Fresh Greens 2.0 (for Earth Day, April 22nd)
April 28th, 2013: Mapping Eliza: Decoding DNA Secrets (April is th 60th Anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA, and the 10th Anniversary of mapping of the human genome; DNA Day is April 25th)
March 31st, 2013: Intelligence Squared U.S.: Does America Need a Stronger Dollar?
March 24th, 2013: The Witches of Lublin (for Passover)
March 17th, 2013: Notes on Spring - A Seasonal Music Special
March 10th, 2013: Intelligence Squared U.S.: Should We Prohibit Genetically-Engineered Babies?
March 3rd, 2013: Her Stories (for Women's History Month)
February 24th: William's Leap for Freedom
February 17th, 2013: The Children of Children Keep Coming
February 10th, 2013: Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special (2013)
February 3rd, 2013: Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists
January 27th, 2013: Life in 2030
January 20th, 2013: American RadioWorks - King's Last March (for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
January 13th, 2013: Best of the Best - 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast (part 2)
January 6th, 2013: Best of the Best - 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast (part 1)
December 30th, 2012: A Season's Griot
December 23rd, 2012: J.R. Sullivan's "Home For the Holidays"
December 16th, 2012: Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
December 9th, 2012: Hanuakkah Lights
November 25th, 2012: State of the Re:Union - East Jackson, Ohio - As Black as We Wish to Be
November 18th, 2012: State of the Re:Union - Internet Communities - Making the Virtual Real
November 11th, 2012: State of the Re:Union - Jacksonville, Florida
November 4th, 2012: State of the Re:Union - Tucson, Arizona
October 28th, 2012: The New Medicine: Hacking Our Biology
October 21st, 2012: BURN: The Power and Politics of New Energy Frontiers
October 14th, 2012: BURN: The Power of One Election and America's Energy Future
October 7th, 2012: Notes On Autumn - A Seasonal Music Special
September 30th, 2012: Groundwork - Democracy Close to Home
September 23rd, 2012: Keyboard College - How Technology is Revolutionizing Higher Education
September 16th, 2012: The Rise of Phoenix - For Profit Universities Shake Up the Academy
September 9th, 2012: Grit, Luck and Money - Preparing Kids for College and Getting Them Through
September 2nd, 2012: Rockford Symphony Orchestra Season Preview
August 26th, 2012: Highlights from Charlotte's Web's 40th Anniversary Celebration
August 19th, 2012: Gas Planet: The Impact of the Natural Gas Boom on Climate Change
August 12th, 2012: Paul Simon: Graceland
August 5th, 2012: Go For It: Life Lessons From Girl Boxers