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State Week has been produced by NPR Illinois since January 1975, created by original WSSR News Director Rich Bradley when the station went on the air. It is the longest running public affairs program on NPR Illinois and was patterned after the popular PBS show Washington Week in Review.
Sean Crawford moderates the program. He is joined by a regular panel consisting of Charlie Wheeler, director of the Public Affairs Reporting Program at UIS, and NPR Illinois Statehouse reporter Brian Mackey. This regular panel is joined by one or two guest journalists each week to analyze and comment on the top news stories of the week in Illinois state government and politics.
State Week is made available to all public radio stations in Illinois and is also available as a podcast.
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— STATE WEEK Q&A —
The State Week panel wants to hear your questions (about state government).
For one of our end-of-year shows, we'd like to do a Q&A segment. If there's anything you've ever wondered about Illinois government and politics — whether a current event or something historical — we want to answer your question on air.
We'd also like you to ask your question on air. There are two ways to get in touch:
- Leave a voicemail at (217) 206-6412.
- Record a voice memo on your smart phone and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Here's a helpful guide from NPR. Be sure to begin by saying who you are and where you're from, along the lines of: "Hi, I'm Brian Mackey from Springfield, and I've always wondered ...")
We hope to hear from you soon.