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School Democracy & The Class of 2023 | Teachers' Lounge Radio Show

Our podcast Teachers’ Lounge is also on the radio! We’ve got all the interviews with Illinois teachers and education stories you love -- along with exclusive segments -- in a monthly, hour-long show on WNIJ.

Important programming note: starting in July, the Teachers’ Lounge Radio show will still air the last Friday of each month, but now at noon. You’ll also be able to tune in and hear the show again the following morning, Saturday, at 6 a.m. You can also listen right here, right now!

As for right now, it’s summer vacation -- but we’re still in session here on Teachers’ Lounge! We talked with a recent high school grad about if COVID defined his high school experience. We also spent time with an Illinois civics teacher talking about media literacy and embedding civic values into his entire school.

If you’ve never listened before, our show is based on an idea -- we’ve all had teachers in our lives who shaped who we are. And we want to hear about the teachers who inspired you. Every educator we have on Teachers’ Lounge, whether teacher, coach, counselor or professor, is nominated by our listeners.

So, tell us about the person who comes to your mind. Shoot us an email and nominate an educator at teacherslounge@niu.edu and they could be on the show!

Don’t worry – the podcast isn’t going anywhere. You can still catch episodes every other Friday on WNIJ.org or wherever you get podcasts.

Also, please subscribe to our Teachers' Lounge newsletter right here where you can stay up to speed on the show and share stories you think we should cover!

Peter joins WNIJ as a graduate of North Central College. He is a native of Sandwich, Illinois.