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2014 marks the eighth class of high school seniors WUIS has asked to share what they believe. This I Believe was started by journalist Edward R. Murrow in 1951 to allow anyone able to distil the guiding principles by which they lived.
The Rotary Club of Springfield, Sunrise has partnered with WUIS each year and provides a scholarship to the selected authors.
WUIS will air the essays in their authors’ voices these last two weeks of February at 7:35 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 4:45 p.m., and 7:20 p.m. The audio may also be streamed here at WUIS.org.
Matt Stiles is a data editor for NPR's news apps team.
In this role he is responsible for obtaining and analyzing databases and using them to help the team tell interactive stories on npr.org. He also works with reporters and editors in the newsroom to help them understand the data they encounter on their beats.
Felix Contreras is co-host of Alt.Latino, NPR's web-based program about Latin Alternative music and Latino culture. It features music as well as interviews with many of the most well-known Latino musicians, actors, film makers and writers.
Previously, Contreras was a producer and reporter for NPR's Arts Desk and covered, among other stories and projects: a series reported from Mexico introducing the then-new musical movement called Latin Alternative; a series of stories on the financial challenges facing aging jazz musicians; and helped produce NPR's award winning series 50 Great Voices.