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Kelly McEvers Presentation
9:40 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Listen to Kelly McEvers' Presentation

On October 31, 2013 WUIS honored Kelly McEvers for her world class reporting on international affairs.

Listen to her presentation at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.

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Christmas Archives
8:00 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Christmas Archives --- December 25, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Wednesday... December 25th.   I'm Rich Bradley

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.  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.

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Christmas Archives
8:00 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Christmas Archives --- December 24, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Tuesday... December 24th.   I'm Rich Bradley...

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.  Billy Graham's A Family Christmas Special is on WAND tonight.  There are also Christmas services at churches all over the area tonight and tomorrow.

Heloise reminds readers to RELAX... It's Christmas Eve.

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Christmas Archives
8:00 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Christmas Archives --- December 23, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Monday... December 23rd.   I'm Rich Bradley

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.

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Christmas Archives
1:13 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Christmas Archives --- December 22, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Sunday... December 22nd.   I'm Rich Bradley

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:  “I am unhappy.  Your paper said it would snow.  It did not and I could not make a snowman.  Can you do better?   It is signed:  Paul Gifford.  The paper's response is “We're trying, Paul...”

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Christmas Archives
8:00 am
Sat December 21, 2013

Christmas Archives --- December 21, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Saturday... December 21st.   I'm Rich Bradley

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. 

A life-size nativity scene was found on the state capitol lawn over the weekend and police are looking for the owners.  It's believed it was placed there by pranksters. 

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Christmas Archives
8:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Christmas Archives --- December 20, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Friday... December 20th.   I'm Rich Bradley...

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Christmas Archives
8:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 16, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Monday... December 16th.   I'm Rich Bradley

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.

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Christmas Archives
8:00 am
Sun December 15, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 15, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Sunday... December 15th.   I'm Rich Bradley

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.  A photo shows Ellyn Fox and Laurie Phillips in the hospital cafeteria.

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Christmas Archives
8:00 am
Sat December 14, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 14, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Saturday... December 14th.   I'm Rich Bradley

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.   In Taylorville... a shopping tour and party for their needy families.

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Christmas Archives
8:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 13, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Friday... December 13th.   I'm Rich Bradley

On December 13th in 1968... on the front page of the Illinois State Register... a large photo of a Fairview kindergartener with her mom's Christmas present.  Don't tell Patty Thrasher though…. the tin can with lots of macaroni & glue is a surprise!   There is also a photo of kids at Butler School in the role of Santa's Helpers... collecting toys in one of the many barrels throughout Springfield.  Friend -in-deed has received more than $800 so far...

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Christmas Archives
8:00 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 12, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Thursday... December 12th.   I'm Rich Bradley

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.   Governor Otto Kerner's children... Helena and Tony were also there. 

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Christmas Archives
11:29 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 11, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Wednesday... December 11th.   I'm Rich Bradley

Lets look back at the Illinois State Register in 1966.  Governor Otto Kerner is almost forgotten at the Annual Christmas Party.  On the front page of the Register... two large photos of Santa's appearance at the party... with the governor standing in the background.

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Christmas Archives
11:25 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 10, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Tuesday... December 10th.   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.  There is a huge decorated Christmas tree inside.  The governor will attend... and plans to pass out candy to each child at the end of the event.  Oh... and Santa will also make an appearance.

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Christmas Archives
11:16 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 9, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Monday... December 9th.   I'm Rich Bradley

On this day in 1984... the Illinois Times reported the sun was shining... despite the very cold temperatures for Springfield's annual Christmas Parade.  Also in Illinois Times... a history of Sears & Roebuck Company... widely known as an excellent source for holiday gift ideas.  Included in the annual holiday book list were two of Vachel Lindsey's works…”Tree of Laughing Bells” and “The Poetry of Vachel Lindsey, Volume 3”

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Christmas Archives
11:15 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 8, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Sunday... December 8th.   I'm Rich Bradley

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Christmas Archives
11:07 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 7, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Saturday... December 7th.  I'm Rich Bradley.

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.  The live Canadian Balsams are touted as perfect for an old-fashioned Christmas.  Buy today... Just say “Charge it!”

Some Pleasant Plains High School students are selling handmade Christmas items at tonight's basketball game and at the Christmas choral concert on the 16th.

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Christmas Archives
11:04 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 6, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Friday... December 6th.  I'm Rich Bradley.

It's December 6, 1982... a Monday...  and in the Illinois Times for the week of December 2nd through the 7th:   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.” 

Santa is busy this week: at Fairhills Mall kids can get their picture taken with him.  And he'll swing by the YWCA for snacks and special lunch.

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Christmas Archives
10:55 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 5, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Thursday... December 5th.  I'm Rich Bradley.

From the Illinois State Register... in 1975... Colder weather is forecast... with a possibility of flurries in the evening.   The "Friend-In-Deed" fund is getting a good start... thanks to the owners of the local Mexican restaurant... Taco Gringo.

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Christmas Archives
10:52 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 4, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Wednesday... December 4th.  I'm Rich Bradley.

In 1962... December 4th was a Tuesday.   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.  Springfield is experiencing erratic weather... and many residents report flowers in bloom!  And the Springfield post office appeals for the community to shop and mail early.

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Christmas Archives
10:50 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 3, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Tuesday... December 3rd.  I'm Rich Bradley.

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."

Three-year-old Karen Mosley was selected as Auburn's princess Snowflake, along with Prince Tiny Tim portrayed by Robert McCarthy, also age 3.  The couple will adorn the town's Christmas parade the next afternoon

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Christmas Archives
10:49 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 2, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Monday... December 2nd.   I'm Rich Bradley.

In 1972... December 2nd was a Saturday.  In the Illinois State Register... a story about a warning issued by Illinois Attorney General William J. Scott.   He warns consumers to be wary of ordering Christmas gifts from unknown companies advertising in catalogs.

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christmas archives
10:46 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for November 29, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Friday... November 29th.  I'm Rich Bradley.  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.

... 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.

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Christmas Archives
10:44 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for December 1, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Sunday... December 1st.  I'm Rich Bradley. 

In 1960... on the first of December... a Thursday.  The Illinois State Register reports there are 20 shopping days until Christmas.  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.  Prizes of a $25 U-S Savings Bond will be awarded in 4 regions of the city:  The NW... NE... SW... and SE.

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Christmas Archives
10:40 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Christmas Archives for November 30, 2013

This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Saturday... November 30th.  I'm Rich Bradley. 

And in 1965... November 30 fell on a Tuesday.  And in the Illinois State Register...  you could learn that          12 year old Linda Reid of Glenview will get an early Christmas present when President Johnson's daughter... Luci... plays Santa.   She is sending Linda one of her pet hamsters.  The gift arrives at O'Hare International Airport.  Linda... who wants to be a veterinarian... will name the hamster Frisky.

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Special Programming
2:42 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

John F Kennedy 'Real-Time' Special

Extended Here & Now
Friday, November 22, 11am - 3pm

On Friday, November 22, 2013, in addition to the day's news, Here & Now 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 Here & Now from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, mirroring the news as it was reported that day.

Hourly Details

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Special Programming
2:22 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

JFK Assassination Anniversary

 We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archives

Thursday, November 21st at 12pm & 7pm.

We'll hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his last days in office.

Famous names and voices wrestle with grief and memory; they provide intimate details on JFK the man, the president and father. 

Join WUIS for this special broadcast marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination.

http://weknewjfk.org/

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State Week
8:45 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Listen To State Week - November 8, 2013

Credit Dan LoGrasso / WUIS

This week’s House debate on same-sex marriage & Governor Quinn selects Paul Vallas as his running mate. 

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MON 10/14, Noon & 7 PM
9:33 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Ties That Bind A StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special

 This Columbus Day, October 14, WUIS' Illinois Edition invites you to listen to this special broadcast, Ties that Bind: StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special

There are questions we would answer, if only we were asked. How did we grow up? What do we remember about home? What about our family? Celebrate the first decade of StoryCorps, with a special retrospective hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

10/14/13 | 12 Noon & 7 pm.

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Education
6:00 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

American Graduate Day: Yesterday's Dropouts

Hosted by former WUIS reporter, Kavitha Cardoza, now with WAMU in Washington D.C.
Credit www.americangraduatedc.org

 Former WUIS Reporter, Kavitha Cardoza Hosts "Yesterday's Dropouts"

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’s the added challenge of not being able to speak English.

Tune in for this American Graduate Day special program Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 pm.

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