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Best Week Ever

WGLT

As much as we know you'd like to listen everyday, all day and all night we know it's just not possible. That's where GLT's Best Week Ever comes in. Every week, Laura Kennedy culls our broadcast schedule for the best stuff. Could be an episode of Poetry Radio. Could be our own Blues Doctor Frank Black talking about Slim Harpo. Could be a newsroom interview. Could be all that and more.

As much as we know you'd like to listen everyday, all day and all night we know it's just not possible. That's where GLT's Best Week Ever comes in. Every week, Laura Kennedy culls our broadcast schedule for the best stuff. Could be an episode of Poetry Radio. Could be our own Blues Doctor Frank Black talking about Slim Harpo. Could be a newsroom interview. Could be all that and more.

Location:

Normal, IL

Networks:

WGLT

Description:

As much as we know you'd like to listen everyday, all day and all night we know it's just not possible. That's where GLT's Best Week Ever comes in. Every week, Laura Kennedy culls our broadcast schedule for the best stuff. Could be an episode of Poetry Radio. Could be our own Blues Doctor Frank Black talking about Slim Harpo. Could be a newsroom interview. Could be all that and more.

Twitter:

@WGLTNews

Language:

English

Contact:

8910 Illinois State University Normal, Il 61790-8910 (309) 438-8910


Episodes

Datebook: Illinois Art Station Eyes New Future, New Site

8/13/2020
Illinois Art Station is on the move and making plans for an expanded future in Bloomington- Normal.

Duration:00:04:54

Freese 08/21/2020

8/13/2020
Today's programming is made possible in part by WGLT Day Sponsors John and Marilyn Freese, celebrating 49 years of marriage, with three wonderful children, seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. They are also grateful for WGLT, a part of their lives since 1976.

Duration:00:00:19

The Leadoff - Thursday 8/13/20

8/13/2020
It's what you need to know to start your day for Thursday, Aug. 13, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about why airlines are struggling to maintain a flight schedule right now. Plus, an in-depth look at the security of voting by mail in the upcoming presidential election.

Duration:00:10:08

WGLT's Sound Ideas - 8/12/20

8/12/2020
McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael talks about voting-by-mail. Jen Brooks shares her story for the WGLT series Living Black in Bloomington-Normal. And an update on traffic trends at Bloomington's airport.

Duration:00:25:54

Airport Traffic Improvement Amid Uncertainty

8/12/2020
It's hard for airlines to plan what flights to keep or drop right now.

Duration:00:02:58

Teaching Students About A Summer Of Loss And Revolt

8/12/2020
As teachers prepare for the start of remote learning this fall, those who teach American history and civics are deciding how they'll talk to students about the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor—and the social justice movement that developed over the summer.

Duration:00:05:29

Living Black In Bloomington-Normal: Jen Brooks

8/12/2020
Jen Brooks was born and raised in Bloomington. She worked at State Farm for a few years before becoming a language arts teacher. She taught at Peoria Manual High School beginning in January of this year and begins teaching at Bloomington Junior High School this fall.

Duration:00:05:30

The Leadoff - Wednesday 8/12/20

8/12/2020
It's what you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about where tenants can turn for help if they're having trouble paying their rent due to the pandemic. Also, hear about the Western Avenue Community Center in Bloomington being a distribution hub for over 11,000 grab-and-go meals.

Duration:00:10:01

WGLT's Sound Ideas - 8/11/20

8/11/2020
Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner talks about the potential for a local mask ordinance. Student reporter Tiffani Jackson brings you the sounds of a Black liberation event in downtown Bloomington. And University High social studies teacher Kate Pole talks about how to teach the big moments of 2020.

Duration:00:25:53

Money And Demand Runs Dry For Hotel Quarantine Services

8/11/2020
Money—and in some cases, demand—is running out to give people experiencing homelessness a place to quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:01:52

Best Things Of The Worst Summer: Three-Legged Furry Friend Finds Perfect Family

8/11/2020
Let’s admit it: Summer 2020 has been awful. (Thanks, COVID-19.) But some in Bloomington-Normal have managed to find bright spots in an otherwise dark summer. These are WGLT’s Best Things Of The Worst Summer.

Duration:00:02:56

The Leadoff - Tuesday 8/11/20

8/11/2020
It's what you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, Aug. 11, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about how business owners are trying to make sense of the governor's mask order. Also, you'll hear another installment in our series, The Best Things Of The Worst Summer.

Duration:00:07:29

Fox Creek Addition OK'd, O'Neil Pool To Be Razed

8/10/2020
Building new homes in the Fox Creek subdivision and tearing down the west side’s O’Neil pool complex are both in the works, after the Bloomington City Council took construction-related actions at its Monday night meeting.

Duration:00:06:23

Downtown Event Ties Black Liberation With Fine Arts

8/10/2020
Standing in solidarity and using fine arts as the form of expression, a downtown Black Liberation Celebration brought people of all demographics together Saturday to support the African American community in a plea for justice among injustices taking place nationwide.

Duration:00:03:26

WGLT's Sound Ideas - 8/10/20

8/10/2020
Legal experts weigh in on what colleges and universities can and can't disclose about on-campus coronavirus cases. Brianna Rivera-Thompson shares her story for the WGLT series Living Black in Bloomington-Normal. And money is running out to give those experiencing homelessness a place to quarantine.

Duration:00:25:55

Colleges Must Balance Privacy, Transparency With Expected New COVID Cases

8/10/2020
College and university leaders face many tough decisions this fall about how to contain the spread of COVID-19 on their campuses. And inevitably when there are cases, those same leaders will have to decide how much information to share with their campus community, the public, and the media.

Duration:00:05:35

Living Black In Bloomington-Normal: Brianna Rivera-Thompson

8/10/2020
Brianna Rivera-Thompson was born in Galesburg and was raised in Normal. She attended Unit 5 schools and will receive her master’s degree in speech pathology from Illinois State University in December. She and husband Andres met at ISU and were married in December 2019.

Duration:00:15:04

The Leadoff - Monday 8/10/20

8/10/2020
It's what you need to know to start your day for Monday, August 10, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about how Governor J. B. Pritkzer is trying to get more people to wear a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Plus, Bloomington Police Chief Dan Donath says some personal matters influenced his decision for early retirement, WGLT's Eric Stock reports.

Duration:00:09:05

Project Oz Expands Services To Help Youth Displaced By Coronavirus

8/9/2020
The pandemic has led to increased housing insecurity among young people in McLean County, according to a Bloomington-based nonprofit that serves them.

Duration:00:05:51

Chapman 8/11/2020

8/7/2020
Today's programming is made possible in part by WGLT Day Sponsors Todd and Corin Chapman, who are celebrating a happy 13th wedding anniversary with their wonderful kids Ellie and Max. Todd and Corin are thankful to live in such a generous community and encourage you to join them in contributing to WGLT. Learn more about how you can become a WGLT Day Sponsor.

Duration:00:00:20