GLT Jazz Next
GLT Jazz Next: Michelle Lordi10/05/15
Vocalist Michelle Lordi grew up listening to the great jazz combos in the clubs of her hometown of Philadelphia. B3 great Trudy Pitts was a particular...
Nobel Prize Winner: Iran Deal Makes Sense
The main focus of a visit to Bloomington/Normal by Nobel Prize Winner Mohammed ElBaradei surrounds the idea of "Preventing a Nuclear Nightmare." He won...
Bloomington Aldermen Decide How To Decide Cuts
If the early look at Bloomington Aldermen is a guide, outsourcing golf courses and recovering costs from the downtown police hireback program for high...
Ebola Volunteer Details 'Incredibly Difficult' Work
One of the key figures in the fight to control last year's African ebola outbreak says it was unbelievably exhausting and difficult work. Ella Stryker,...
GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/30/15
City of Bloomington Communication Manager Nora Dukowitz talks about the new “myBloomington” app. It allows users to report problems they may see around...
City Of Bloomington Has An App For That
People concerned with an unmowed lawn, a clogged street drain, or even broken windows in Bloomington have a new place to get problems addressed. Yes,...
Alice In Wonderland Turns 150
This year marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most influential children's books of all time, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland....
GLT Jazz Next: Mardra & Reggie Thomas
The husband-wife team of Mardra and Reggie Thomas is a jazz dynamo. Mardra is a vocalist with a theatrical background. Reggie is a pianist and...
Sound Ideas, 9/29/2015
Host Willis Kern talks with Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner about the final report from the city’s budget task force. IPR’s Tony Arnold and Amanda Vinicky...
Heartbreak Drives "Fences"
A Pulitzer Prize winning drama set on the cusp of the civil rights movement opens Friday night at Illinois State University's Westoff Theatre. The show...
First Show Of Season Last Year For ISO Music Director
The new season of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra kicks off this weekend with a focus on Russians. And it will be the last one with Music Director...
And They're Off! ... Maywood and Balmoral From Illinois'...
Two historic Illinois tracks will hold NO horse races next year ... a decision that could lead to their permanent closing. IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports.
IL Racing Board Decision Impacts Tracks Viability
The owners of Illinois' horse race tracks say the industry is struggling to survive, but key players diverge on how to salvage the industry. As Amanda...
Proxy Wars: Meet The Rauner Aide Driving Democrats Crazy
By now you probably have a sense that things in Illinois state politics have gotten downright nasty - even if it's not completely clear what all the...
Bloomington Council Approves Lake Bloomington Water Project
The Bloomington City Council approved $130,000 to improve part of the northern shore of Lake Bloomington. The area, also known as North Park, has...
Talkin' Blues: Sonny Landreth
In this episode of GLT's Talkin' Blues, we catch up with the premier slide guitar player in the world before an appearance in Bloomington-Normal.
Talkin' Blues: Robert Randolph
Robert Randolph is at the forefront of what's known as the secular "Sacred Steel" movement. Coming out of the Church Of God, this music is has quickly...
Talkin' Blues: Matthew Curry
A lot has happened for Bloomington native Matthew Curry since we talked last summer: Opening for Peter Frampton, playing a showcase at the legendary...
Talkin' Blues: Buddy Guy
At 78 years old, blues legend Buddy Guy just released his latest album on RCA-Silvertone records. It's titled "Born To Play Guitar." On this edition of...
Sound Ideas, 9/28/2015
Jim Browne talks with Alfred Lopez, a Cuba scholar who has written a book on Jose Marti’, a Cuban revolutionary and contemporary of Abraham Lincoln....
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More informationGLT Music Director and Jazz Host Jon Norton and Arts Editor and Jazz Host Laura Kennedy share their new jazz picks in this weekly podcast. Listen for up-and-coming artists and tunes deserving a bit more attention. You'll also learn a little about the artist and with this weekly podcast, you'll stay on top of what's happening in jazz.
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