Free Range Radio

The Moth
11:04 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Free Range Radio: Veterans Day Storytelling Special

WASP pilot Dawn Seymour

We observe Veterans Day with stories. Stories straight from the mouths of military veterans. 

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Free Range Radio
7:41 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Celebrating Wells, Welles, And 'War Of The Worlds'

Credit Michael Uhlenkott / via Southern California Public Radio

It was Halloween night, 1938. People were mesmerized, even terrified, by what they heard coming from their radios. The world was being attacked by invaders from space. 

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Free Range Radio and Conveyor
12:46 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Tell Your Summer Story, Take A Walk In The Park

Here we are, knee-deep in summer, with vacation on the mind this weekend.

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Free Range Radio
12:48 am
Sun July 13, 2014

"Who Cares": Stories From Family Caregivers

Rick Rayburn cares for his wife Marianne, who has dementia.
Andrew Nixon Capitol Public Radio

If you aren't a caregiver now, there's a good chance you'll become one. This week on Free Range Radio: "Who Cares," from Capital Public Radio.

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Free Range Radio
3:26 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Reveal 3: Investigative Series Tackles Tough Issues Sunday

The first episode of Reveal prompted congressional hearings. What will the third bring? Find out on Sunday evening at 6:00 on WNIJ.

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2:21 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Join Us For A Night Of Storytelling In Rockford

Credit Conveyor

WNIJ is pleased to be a part of the new live storytelling series at Conveyor in Rockford. This Friday, the theme is Independence Stories:  storytellers will weave tales of events that triggered them to assert their individualism. Divorce, adulthood, quitting that terrible job… what sparked YOUR independence?

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National Train Day
4:26 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Free Range Radio: All Aboard!

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

It's time to ride the rails with Free Range Radio as we celebrate National Train Day.  

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Free Range Radio - 6pm Sunday
6:01 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

There's More To The Story


Make plan's to join WNIJ this Sunday night at 6pm, at 89.5 FM or on the web, for Free Range Radio as we unveil another episode of Reveal,  a production of The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

As its website states, Reveal is for anyone interested in stories that break news and change our understanding of how the world works - examining what governments, businesses and communities are doing behind the scenes, hidden from public view.

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Arts in Rockford
6:01 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Free Range Radio: Arts Adapting

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Art. It inspires, sustains, entertains -- even makes us think. It's the way some people make a living. And its funding is all-too-often the first thing on the chopping block when times are tough. WNIJ's news department decided to take a look at how artists and organizations are adapting to economic and cultural changes.  

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