Mike Moen is the Morning Edition producer and serves as a staff reporter for WNIJ.  Every morning, he works with Dan Klefstad to bring listeners the latest Illinois news.  He also works with the rest of the news staff on developing and producing in-depth stories.  Mike is a Minnesota native who likes movies, history, and baseball. When most people hear his last name, they assume he is 100-percent Scandinavian.  But, believe it or not, he is mostly German. 

Station Announcement
10:38 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Coming Up On Sound Waves: Sam Sims

Credit Image courtesy of Sam Sims Music

Join us on Thursday, November 21 for some island-infused tunes with Sam Sims. Born in Alabama, he will bring his laid back southern charm to our studio. Sam released his fourth album, Into the Blue, in June and performs on guitar, ukulele and harmonica. 

Don't miss Sam Sims on Sound Waves this Thursday at noon time for an interview and live session!

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Podcasts
6:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Florida Tech Music Program Presents Free Concerts

Moonlit Memories Singing Under the Stars

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Environment and Science
11:55 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Nasa's Maven Launches On Time-Next Stop Mars!

Next Stop Mars!

WFIT's Rick Glasby had a bird's eye view of Monday's Maven launch from atop the VAB building.

Hear his launch report:

Mission Managers Hail Successful MAVEN LaunchNovember 18, 2013 - 4:37 PM EST

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Sarah is the Senior Producer/Public Insight Analyst at Michigan Radio. Her job is to encourage people to share what they know and become sources for Michigan Radio and to help tell those stories.

Before coming back to Michigan and jumping into journalism Sarah was a civil rights lawyer in New York and a consultant to social justice organizations in California.

Artist of the Week
1:28 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Arcade Fire Embraces Their Afterlife

Credit Arcade Fire © Guy Aroch

Coming off their Grammy for Album of the Year in 2011, Arcade Fire was on top. There is no outdoing the band’s near perfect, third studio album, The Suburbs.

The band members were aware of this, so for their latest album they looked for new inspiration. They went soul searching in Haiti, and the result from the journey came the vast and ambitious Reflektor.

Arcade Fire’s fourth album expands on their already opaque sound and brings a new life to Arcade Fire.

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Environment and Science
11:31 am
Mon November 18, 2013

WFIT Space Update: Maven Launch

WFIT reporter Rick Glasby, explains NASA's Maven Mission.

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Station Announcement
10:25 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Guitarist Matt Sollinger On Freedom In The Groove

Join us on Monday, November 25th at 10 p.m. for a live in-studio session with up-and-coming guitarist Matt Sollinger.  Under the tutelage of Peter Mazza and Ed MacEachen, Sollinger is quickly gaining the tools necessary for becoming one of the jazz greats of tomorrow. When he's not cutting his teeth on the NYC club scene, he's getting his formal education at The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. Tune in promptly at 10 p.m. to catch some live playing from this budding talent!

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Podcasts
9:20 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Florida Tech Literature Class Coffee Hour Presentation

Stephen Crane

 Florida Tech's British and American Literature class will offer a coffee hour presentation on Stephen Crane's Open Boat , November 20th at 2pm in the Crawford Building 7th floor.


David Gilkey is a staff photographer and video editor for NPR, covering both national and international news. He has produced award-winning photo essays, videos and multimedia presentations for NPR.org, as well as radio reports for NPR.

As one of the first unilateral journalists to move into Afghanistan and the first to cross the border into Iraq while embedded with the U.S. Army, Gilkey has covered the war on terrorism since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In that time, he has made numerous trips back to both countries most recently covering U.S. operations in southern Afghanistan.

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