Sinta Seiber http://wuis.org en Listen to Kelly McEvers' Presentation http://wuis.org/post/listen-kelly-mcevers-presentation <p>On October 31, 2013 WUIS honored&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Kelly McEvers for her world class reporting on international affairs.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Listen to her presentation at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:40:45 +0000 Sinta Seiber 22224 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives --- December 25, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-25-2013 <p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Wednesday... December 25th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Christmas Day 1980... and in the State Journal-Register... a full cover page picture of a watercolor of Riverton's Immanuel Lutheran Church... built in 1897.&nbsp; In a front page editorial... Publisher Helen K. Copley describes the country's current condition as “gloomy” and believes 1980 was the winter solstice of the decade... the darkest time... but with a glimpse of brighter days ahead.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 15125 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives --- December 24, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-24-2013 <p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Tuesday... December 24th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley... </strong></p><p></p><p><strong>It's December 24, 1977... and in a special combined publication... the State Journal and the State Register reports the "Friend-in-Deed Fund" completes their deliveries.&nbsp; Billy Graham's A Family Christmas Special is on WAND tonight.&nbsp; There are also Christmas services at churches all over the area tonight and tomorrow.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Heloise reminds readers to RELAX... It's Christmas Eve.</strong></p><p></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 15124 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives --- December 23, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-23-2013 <p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Monday... December 23rd.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>It's December 23, 1980... and from the Illinois State Journal-Register... Eight delivery trucks... and 1 station wagon... full of food... clothing... and toys are on the road today for the Friend in Deed Funds.</strong></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 15123 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives --- December 22, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-22-2013 <p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Sunday... December 22nd.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>From the Illinois State Journal on this date in 1970... a first grade boy from Butler Elementary wrote a letter... printed on the front page... reading:&nbsp; “I am unhappy.&nbsp; Your paper said it would snow.&nbsp; It did not and I could not make a snowman.&nbsp; Can you do better?&nbsp;&nbsp; It is signed:&nbsp; Paul Gifford.&nbsp; The paper's response is “We're trying, Paul...”</strong></p><p></p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 19:13:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 15122 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives --- December 21, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-21-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Saturday... December 21st.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1966... the December 21st edition of the Illinois State Journal's front page features a desperate call for last-minute donations to the "Friend indeed fund.&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p><p><strong>A life-size nativity scene was found on the state capitol lawn over the weekend and police are looking for the owners.&nbsp; It's believed it was placed there by pranksters.&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 15121 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives --- December 20, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-20-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><br /><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Friday... December 20th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley...</strong></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 15120 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 16, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-16-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Monday... December 16th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>On December 16th in 1969... the Illinois State Register reports a 6-part Christmas series begins tomorrow... The Christmas Story of Herod the Great... King of Judea... when Jesus was born... presented in its total background of human history. </strong></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14778 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 15, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-15-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Sunday... December 15th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1973... in the Illinois State Register... posters promoting Memorial Hospital's holiday concert... and featuring the Springfield Municipal Choir... are being hung by 5th grade students from Ball Elementary in Chatham.&nbsp; A photo shows Ellyn Fox and Laurie Phillips in the hospital cafeteria.</strong></p><p></p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14777 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 14, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-14-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Saturday... December 14th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>And in the Illinois State Register in 1971... take note of the deadline for submitting names of needy for this year's friend-in-deed fund.&nbsp;&nbsp; In Taylorville... a shopping tour and party for their needy families. </strong></p><p></p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14776 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 13, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-13-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Friday... December 13th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14775 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 12, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-12-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Thursday... December 12th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Looking back at this day in 1964... the Illinois State Register reports Old St. Nick was welcomed by the children of Springfield... at the Governor's annual Christmas party in the state armory.&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor Otto Kerner's children... Helena and Tony were also there.&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14773 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 11, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-11-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Wednesday... December 11th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Lets look back at the Illinois State Register in 1966.&nbsp; Governor Otto Kerner is almost forgotten at the Annual Christmas Party.&nbsp; On the front page of the Register... two large photos of Santa's appearance at the party... with the governor standing in the background.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:29:57 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14772 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 10, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-10-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Tuesday... December 10th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley... and on this day in 1961... the Illinois State Register reports the 124th Annual Governor's Christmas party for the children of the Springfield area will be held in the Armory on December 23rd.&nbsp; There is a huge decorated Christmas tree inside.&nbsp; The governor will attend... and plans to pass out candy to each child at the end of the event.&nbsp; Oh... and Santa will also make an appearance.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:25:22 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14771 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 9, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-9-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Monday... December 9th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:16:24 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14770 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 8, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-8-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Sunday... December 8th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:15:07 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14769 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 7, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-7-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Saturday... December 7th.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>December 7, 1971... a Tuesday... and in the Illinois State Register... an ad for Christmas trees at Goldblatt's range from two and half dollars to five and a half.&nbsp; The live Canadian Balsams are touted as perfect for an old-fashioned Christmas.&nbsp; Buy today... Just say “Charge it!”</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:07:32 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14768 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 6, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-6-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Friday... December 6th.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>It's December 6, 1982... a Monday...&nbsp; and in the Illinois Times for the week of December 2nd through the 7th:&nbsp;&nbsp; White Oaks Mall was remembering Christmases past... as shoppers visit Springfield as it might have been in the mid-1800's... in “A Dickens of a Christmas.”&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:04:41 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14767 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 5, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-5-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Thursday... December 5th.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>From the Illinois State Register... in 1975... Colder weather is forecast... with a possibility of flurries in the evening.&nbsp;&nbsp; The "Friend-In-Deed" fund is getting a good start... thanks to the owners of the local Mexican restaurant... Taco Gringo. </strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:55:42 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14766 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 4, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-4-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Wednesday... December 4th.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1962... December 4th was a Tuesday.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Illinois State Register noted there are just 17 shopping days left before Christmas... and that so far... it does not look like it'll be a white Christmas.&nbsp; Springfield is experiencing erratic weather... and many residents report flowers in bloom!&nbsp; And the Springfield post office appeals for the community to shop and mail early.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:52:45 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14765 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 3, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-3-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Tuesday... December 3rd.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1972... December 3rd was a Friday and the Illinois State Register featured a front page photo... of a small boy depositing his letter to Santa... in a special mailbox identified as being for "North Pole Letters ONLY."</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:50:59 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14764 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 2, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-2-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Monday... December 2nd.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1972... December 2nd was a Saturday.&nbsp; In the Illinois State Register... a story about a warning issued by Illinois Attorney General William J. Scott.&nbsp;&nbsp; He warns consumers to be wary of ordering Christmas gifts from unknown companies advertising in catalogs.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:49:17 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14763 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for November 29, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-november-29-2013 <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Friday... November 29th.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.&nbsp; And in 1967... November 29th was the day before Thanksgiving... and in the Illinois State Register... we learn that plans were being finalized for the Taylorville Yule Parade.</strong></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">... Christmas dinners and dances were being planned all over Springfield... at The State House Inn... the Washington Park Pavilion... and The Lake Club... among others.</strong></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:46:12 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14757 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 1, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-1-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Sunday... December 1st.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1960... on the first of December... a Thursday.&nbsp; The Illinois State Register reports there are 20 shopping days until Christmas.&nbsp; The Register also reports the first annual Springfield Home Christmas Lighting Contest will be held... with the judging to begin at 5 pm on December 19th.&nbsp; Prizes of a $25 U-S Savings Bond will be awarded in 4 regions of the city:&nbsp; The NW... NE... SW... and SE.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:44:51 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14762 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for November 30, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-november-30-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Saturday... November 30th.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:40:59 +0000 Sinta Seiber 14761 at http://wuis.org John F Kennedy 'Real-Time' Special http://wuis.org/post/john-f-kennedy-real-time-special <p><strong>Extended Here &amp; Now </strong><br />Friday, November 22, 11am - 3pm</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Friday, November 22, 2013, in addition to the day's news, <em>Here &amp; Now</em> will also track the events in Dallas on November 22, 1963 in close to real time. The series of special reports about that fateful day in Dallas will unfold over the course of Friday's <em>Here &amp; Now</em> from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, mirroring the news as it was reported that day.</span></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:42:37 +0000 Sinta Seiber 13508 at http://wuis.org John F Kennedy 'Real-Time' Special JFK Assassination Anniversary http://wuis.org/post/jfk-assassination-anniversary <h1><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archives</span></strong></h1><p><strong>Thursday, November&nbsp;21st&nbsp;at&nbsp;12pm&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;7pm.</strong></p><p>We'll hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his last days in office.</p><p>Famous names and voices wrestle with grief and memory; they provide intimate details on JFK the man, the president and father.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:22:21 +0000 Sinta Seiber 13423 at http://wuis.org JFK Assassination Anniversary Listen To State Week - November 8, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/listen-state-week-november-8-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week’s House debate on same-sex marriage &amp; Governor Quinn selects Paul </span>Vallas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as his running mate.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 14:45:37 +0000 Sinta Seiber 12710 at http://wuis.org Listen To State Week - November 8, 2013 Ties That Bind A StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special http://wuis.org/post/ties-bind-storycorps-10th-anniversary-special <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Columbus Day, October 14,&nbsp;</span>WUIS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#39; Illinois Edition invites you to listen to this special broadcast,<strong> Ties that Bind: </strong></span><strong>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Anniversary Special</span></strong></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:33:58 +0000 Sinta Seiber 10678 at http://wuis.org Ties That Bind A StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special American Graduate Day: Yesterday's Dropouts http://wuis.org/post/american-graduate-day-yesterdays-dropouts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Former WUIS Reporter, Kavitha Cardoza Hosts &quot;Yesterday&#39;s Dropouts&quot;</p><p>Approximately 30 million adults in the U.S. are at the low end of the literacy spectrum. They struggle to read a menu, a pay stub or a bus schedule. About 46 million find it challenging to do the most basic math. And for millions of adults, there&rsquo;s the added challenge of not being able to speak English.</p><p>Tune in for this American Graduate Day special program Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 pm.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Sinta Seiber 9739 at http://wuis.org American Graduate Day: Yesterday's Dropouts