special programming helps citizens keep in touch with government
radio WUIS 91.9 (Springfield) and WIPA 89.3 (Pittsfield) will air live
speeches by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and President George W.
Bush, as well as debates between U.S. senatorial candidates, during January
State of the State Address, Thursday, January 15, beginning at noon
Gov. Blagojevich's address to the legislature will be broadcast live in
its entirety, complete with reaction and analysis by the WUIS Statehouse
bureau and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
of the Union Address, Tuesday, January 20, beginning at 8 p.m.
President Bush's address to the nation will be broadcast live in its entirety.
WUIS' broadcast will be hosted by NPR White House correspondent Don Gonyea.
Debates, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 3 and 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Every candidate for the U.S. Senate registered in the Illinois primary
is scheduled to participate in these live radio debates hosted by Illinois
Public Radio, Chicago Public Radio, and the Chicago Daily Herald. Republicans
will debate on February 3 and Democrats on February 4. Panelists will
be Bill Wheelhouse, WUIS Statehouse bureau chief; Carlos Hernandez Gomez,
WBEZ FM; and Eric Krol, Herald Tribune. Listeners can submit questions
for the candidates in advance by e-mail at email@example.com, no later than
February 2. Host Steve Edwards will read the selected questions on air,
mentioning the questioner's name and his or her home station.
Budget Address, Wednesday, February 18, beginning at noon
Blagojevich will propose his budget for FY05 to the legislature, and WUIS
will carry the address live in its entirety, complete with analysis by
the WUIS Statehouse bureau and political scientists from the faculty of
the University of Illinois at Springfield.
is a listener-supported broadcast service of UIS. For more information
on upcoming programs, visit www.wuis.org.