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Best Week Ever

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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.
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Normal, IL

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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.

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@WGLTNews

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English

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


Episodes

GLT Datebook: Community Gears Up For Lincoln's Festival

7/16/2018
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It's the Illinois bicentennial year and as a result the tenth year of Lincoln's Festival in Bloomington Normal will be richer and more nuanced, according to organizer Barb Adams and grant writer Marcia Young. Three days of programs, July 20-22, bring to life some of the exciting events and people that have made history in Illinois over the past 200 years.

Duration:00:09:46

Payne 8/5/18

7/16/2018
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Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Jeff & Julie Payne, celebrating their 35 th Wedding Anniversary. Jeff and Julie met at ISU on audio tape. Their first date was the 1981 Madrigal Dinner held in the Circus Room of Bone Student Center. The rest is history!

Duration:00:00:22

Porter/Bergethon 7/29/18

7/16/2018
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Today’s programming is made possible by GLT Day Sponsors Jo Porter and Bruce Bergethon, today celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, plus 50 years of public radio listening and three decades in Bloomington/Normal.

Duration:00:00:16

Mathy Regrets Lack Of Opportunity For Dialog On Welcoming City Issue

7/16/2018
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Bloomington Alderman Jamie Mathy said he regrets cancellation of the special meeting last week to deal with a new version of a Welcoming City Ordinance. Mathy said a couple council members were not interested in talking about the ordinance simply because of the way the meeting was called.

Duration:00:15:03

GLT's Sound Ideas: 7/16/18

7/16/2018
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High School student Eden Warner of Hudson says she had some misgivings about painting part of a mural to beautify an underpass on the Constitution Trail. Ryan Denham reports on the latest public art project in Bloomington. Plus, Bloomington Alderman Jamie Mathy regrets the cancellation of last week's special meeting on the draft Welcoming City Ordinance. The San Francisco based psychedelic/blues-rock band Howlin' Rain is on someone's turntable and appearing tonight in Bloomington. Jon Norton...

Duration:00:51:04

Switchback: American Roots With Celtic Soul

7/12/2018
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A new take on an old Irish proverb: Original music is like a four-leaf clover — hard to find and lucky to have.

Duration:00:08:21

Fast Pace Leads To Growth In Local Lacrosse Scene

7/12/2018
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Lacrosse is a Native American game that began to penetrate colonial society in the 1630s. Its present form originated on East Coast in the 1700s.

Duration:00:06:11

Bloomington Record Store Finds Live Music Niche

7/12/2018
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John Anderson has filled a record store niche in the Twin Cities with an eclectic mix of genres at Reverberation Vinyl, his store on Main Street across from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.

Duration:00:08:35

Rapid Growth In Teen Vaping Prompts Debate And Legislation

7/12/2018
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Vaping is now the most popular tobacco product among teens and young adults, thanks to $63 million in traditional and social media marketing last year by major e-cigarette companies.

Duration:00:04:52

Smith 7/24/18

7/12/2018
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Today's programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Martin & Jamie Smith. On their anniversary today they would like to express their gratitude for 25 years of marriage and for their 5 children. They encourage other listeners to join them in supporting GLT.

Duration:00:00:20

GLT's Sound Ideas: 7/12/18

7/12/2018
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There are more than 150 youth lacrosse players in Bloomington-Normal, and Matt Troha of the Illinois High School Association says he expects at least one high school team in the Twin Cities in a few years. You'll hear the music of Switchback, plus hear how twin city educators are becoming aware of the rise of teen vaping. Colleen Reynolds reports.

Duration:00:51:06

GLT Sound Ideas 7/11/18

7/11/2018
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It's the return of the band the Something Brothers. Ed Pierce says it wasn't a tough choice to do a new CD, the first in three decades. Jon Norton reports. Plus the After Hours barbershop quartet finished in third place at the international competition last year. This year the central Illinois founded group won it all. Listen again to Laura Kennedy's profile of the quartet and its sweet harmonies. And its time to scrap the gas powered lawn tools for electric ones: hear more on GLT's Grow.

Duration:00:51:09

The Something Brothers Launch 'Apollo'

7/11/2018
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The Something Brothers guitarist Edwin Pierce said it was surprisingly easy for band members to create and record new music together despite a nearly 30-year studio hiatus, and missing a key band member.

Duration:00:06:08

ISU Scholar: Supreme Court Nominee Conservative But Establishment

7/10/2018
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For all his lengthy record as a federal judge, the new Supreme Court nominee might still be a mystery on social issues.

Duration:00:06:15

GLT's Sound Ideas: 7/10/18

7/10/2018
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Staying safe is not easy on highway construction crews and Rowe Construction Supervisor Tad Meyers says one job is key, the flagger. Listen to Ryan Denham's report on construction zone safety. Plus, Mayor Tari Renner talks about the latest defeat of the effort to pass a welcoming city ordinance, and the potential for new development in town. And reaction to the nomination of federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Illinois State University Professor Tom McClure talks over the...

Duration:00:51:09

Dahlgren-Thomas 7/12/18

7/10/2018
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Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Anders Dahlgren and Marcia Thomas who encourage all GLT listeners to support our local NPR station.

Duration:00:00:15

GLT's Sound Ideas: 7/9/18

7/9/2018
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The effort to pass a Welcoming City ordinance in Bloomington has fallen apart again. Charlotte Alvarez of the Keep Families Together coalition says the group is opposing the latest draft. GLT's Ryan Denham also reports Charlotte Alvarez says there has been little negotiation with the community over the issue in Bloomington. Plus, A photo exhibit at the Mclean County Arts Center looks backward and Norman Rockwell and forward to today's society. And Jon Norton offers the music of Megg Farrell...

Duration:00:51:05

Megg Farrell Finds Her Country Style

7/9/2018
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The woman who fronts the Hot Jazz band Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers with Normal native and saxophonist Ryan Weisheit said a desire to tap into her folk and country roots was the impetus to morph into a different lineup with a new name.

Duration:00:11:08

GLT Datebook: Concerts On The Quad Brings Strong July Lineup

7/3/2018
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Concerts on the Quad have been filling pleasant summer Mondays since the 1980s at Illinois State University. Mondays in July the concerts begin at 7 p.m. outside Cook Hall. Angelo Favis has been the coordinator for the last 14 years and in this edition of the GLT Datebook with Charlie Schlenker, Favis said this year's line up of musical groups is one of the stronger ones Constructing the lineup is part art, part experiment, said Favis. He said they have to be accomplished, but can't be too...

Duration:00:04:42

Next To Normal Story Slam: Motherhood

7/3/2018
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The 4th of July holiday is all about mom and apple pie, as well as the nation's national founding. Here is a different story of motherhood.

Duration:00:07:21