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"Go beyond the headlines" is the invitation from On Point, a news and issues program produced by WBUR in Boston. Next month, the program gets a new host -- Dave Folkenflik -- and a new station: WNIJ.

NPR listeners are familiar with Folkenflik's reports on the news media during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. On Aug. 24, he'll start a new job as the Friday host for On Point, which will air from 11 a.m. to Noon Central Time on WNIJ.

Come see the new space! Join Northern Public Radio and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate the opening of our new combined space at the Riverfront Museum Park with an open house and Rockford Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m.  The doors will open at 3 p.m. The ribbon cutting will be at 3:30 p.m. followed by tours and refreshments.

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Cleanup crews are working to collect contamination caused by a broken elevator at Northern Public Radio’s studios in DeKalb. Anyone familiar with WNIJ and WNIU’s studios on First Street may have noticed an increasing number of containment barrels, tanks, and other equipment in the parking lot.

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Illinoisans continue to struggle along in the state with the “worst in the nation“ public pension system.    Now, the cries for reform are louder than ever as the deficit continues to snowball.

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If you need to reach someone at Northern Public Radio today, email is still the best way to go! Much of Northern Illinois University's phone system has been down since a lightning strike on campus at 8:30 Wednesday morning.

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