Paul Simon, climate change, Charlotte’s Web featured on WNIJ in August

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Pour a cold drink, grab a (lawn) chair and enjoy a leisurely Sunday evening near your radio. Here’s what you’ll hear this month in WNIJ’s Free Range Radio slot, Sundays at 6 p.m. …

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Graceland. In this hour, Paul Simon recalls the creative sparks and controversies surrounding his landmark album.

Natural gas is causing angst and excitement in local communities across the country, but the rise of fracking will impact an issue affecting everyone on the planet: climate change. This hour of radio explores whether unconventional natural gas can help or hinder efforts to solve climate change.

Rockford’s Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts celebrated its 40th anniversary in June with two stages of live music performed by more than a dozen artists. In this locally-produced special, hear highlights from many of those performances.

Northern Public Radio, WNIJ 89.5 FM, is the broadcast arm of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., and is a charter member of National Public Radio.

Posted Aug. 8, 2012

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