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.
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.
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.
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”
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hosted by Dick Gordon, this program talks about what’s happening with the drop-out rate in the country. More kids are staying in school but those numbers might be misleading. We’ll hear about some of the new thinking – ways to make school more appealing or more meaningful so students want to stay in high school, and we’ll get a sobering take on the GED, long thought to be a reasonable alternative to a high school diploma.
Tune in for this American Graduate Day special program Saturday, September 28th at 3:00 pm.