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Public radio WUIS hosts area visit by NPR's Liane Hansen

September 11 , 2007

Contact: Lisa Stott, 217/206-6403, LClem1@uis.edu

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Weekend Edition Sunday host Liane Hansen

SPRINGFIELD – Liane Hansen, host of NPR's award-winning Weekend Edition Sunday, is visiting Central Illinois as the guest of public radio station WUIS 91.9.  WUIS airs Weekend Edition Sunday every Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m.

On Wednesday, September 19, Hansen will be the guest of honor at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sangamon Auditorium lobby, Public Affairs Center at the University of Illinois at Springfield.  Hansen will speak on "People, Puzzles, and Politics" and, with WUIS News Director Rich Bradley, will discuss memorable moments in her career as well as the challenges and joys of producing a weekly radio program. She will also answer questions from the audience. Tickets are $20, which includes a buffet lunch, and are available by calling 217/206-6516 or online at www.wuis.org/.

As the host of Weekend Edition Sunday for nearly two decades, Hansen has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the death of Princess Diana, and the Columbia shuttle tragedy. She has also served stints on NPR programs Fresh Air and Performance Today and has provided the narration for a number of documentaries.

For more information on Hansen's visit, call WUIS at 206-6516.

WUIS-WIPA is a listener-supported public radio service of the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Springfield. WUIS' mission is to satisfy a curious, societally engaged audience through programming and community outreach. More information, as well as the opportunity to listen online, is available at www.wuis.org.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelorís, 20 masterís, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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