Twin State Journal
Twin State Journal is a live interview program that originates from WNTK's Talk Radio studios in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The mission of Twin State Journal is to entertain the listeners while introducing them to the people, places, businesses and events that make the WNTK and WUVR listening area a special place in which to live and work.
Dr. Janine Weins joined WNTK in March of 1991 and for more than a decade she was the sole host of Twin State Journal. She has interviewed more than two thousand guests including First Lady Barbara Bush, President Clinton, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former New Hampshire governor and now Senator Judd Gregg, Senator Tom Harkin, Senator Bob Smith, Astronaut Jay Buckey, Captain Kangaroo Bob Keeshan, nationally acclaimed herbalist Happy Griffiths and Glass Blower Simon Pearce. Dr. Weins has interviewed hundreds of authors including Reeve Lindberg, Janet Evanovich. Jodie Picoult, Mary Lynn Ray, Archer Mayor, Joseph Citro, Ernest Hebert, Teresa Lust, Sy Montgomery, Nathaniel Tripp, Tom Monteleone, Marty Bash, Jeff Gold, Tommy DePola, Trina Schart Hyman, Natalie Kinsley Warnick, Rebecca Rule as well as Chef and Author Jim Dodge. Publisher and Author John Mudge, Public Radio Commentator and Author Willem Lange, Photographer and Author Richard Brown, Physician and Author William Montgomery, Magazine Editors and Author Patsy Jamieson, Magazine Publisher and Feature Writer Jay Heinrichs, and Screen Writer Bill Phillips.
In addition to hosting Twin State Journal, each Thursday morning Dr. Weins produces and hosts a report on people place and events in the upper part of the Connecticut River valley. The essays Dr. Weins prepares for her Thursday morning program can be found at Dr. Weins' website.
Dr. Weins grew up in Lyme, New Hampshire and graduated from Hanover High School. She is a Registered Patent Agent and has engineering degrees from The University of Michigan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to returning to the Upper Valley Dr. Weins worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Polaroid Corporation, Argonne National Laboratories and consulted to law firms in New York City and Washington, D.C.