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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's Sound Ideas: 9/19/18

9/19/2018
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The six candidates vying for three McLean County Board seats appear at a GLT Candidate Forum, moderated by Charlie Schlenker. The forum was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of McLean County.

Duration:00:59:59

GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/18/18

9/18/2018
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ISU Theater Professor Connie DeVeer has a new book to coach stressed out actors. GLT's Laura Kennedy has more with DeVeer. Plus, Mary Cullen reports on how to stay alive in an active shooter situation. ISU president Larry Dietz gives an update on the university's 150 million dollar fundraising campaign. And Bloomington Alderman Scott Black joins us to talk about eminent domain, raising revenue to fund downtown improvements, and a new way for issues to come before the council.

Duration:00:51:08

ISU Focuses On Prevention In Active Shooter Training

9/18/2018
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In this era of high profile school shootings, it's more important than ever that schools train for such a crisis.

Duration:00:04:46

Locally Owned Restaurants Headline Fall Openings In B-N

9/18/2018
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Bloomington-Normal tends to get excited whenever a new chain restaurant opens. But this fall there are several locally opened restauranteurs who are opening their doors to customers.

Duration:00:06:46

New Book Offers Navigation For The Life Of An Actor

9/18/2018
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The life of an actor is no easy road, with ample demands that can tax the hardiest of artists. But help is at hand from a new book from a Bloomington-Normal pair who saw the need for practical advice that leads to lasting positive change for actors.

Duration:00:11:00

VenuWorks Reports Arena Losses, Economic Impact; Aldermen Weigh In On Eminent Domain

9/18/2018
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The city-owned Grossinger Motors Arena will likely never turn a profit, according to arena manager VenuWorks.

Duration:00:05:42

Facing Debt, Green Top Grocery Asks Owners For Help

9/17/2018
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Green Top Grocery must raise at least $300,000 this fall or risk closing its doors.

Duration:00:05:15

GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/17/18

9/17/2018
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Green Top Grocery is reporting to its owners about progress toward financial stability, though much remains to be done for the co op to remain in business. Mary Cullen talks with Green Top Board President Michael Gorman. Larry Carius tells us about three new places to eat as we hear about the Bloomington Normal Restaurant Scene. Eric Stock reports on Food Waste and how to reduce it. And find out from Ryan Denham about young farmers and the impact they hope to make on the local food scene.

Duration:00:51:06

Barickman On Rauner's 'Unorthodox' Speech, Higher Ed Funding Rewrite

9/14/2018
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A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “unorthodox” speech in Chicago, state Sen. Jason Barickman said he thinks the Republican incumbent needed a campaign reset and could still win in November.

Duration:00:05:29

GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/14/18

9/14/2018
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Wrongfully convicted man Alan Beaman says he's trying to sue the Town of Normal and former police officers because he wants to have faith in police. Beaman's appeal of his suit for damages is before the State Supreme Court. Plus, State Senator Jason Barickman tells Ryan Denham why he thinks it's reasonable to ask for details on a Democratic Party graduated income tax proposal, even though that is not yet legislation. A stump speech from Illinois Attorney General Candidate Erika Harold. And...

Duration:00:51:07

High Court Hears Beaman Lawsuit Against Normal

9/13/2018
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The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday from a man trying to sue the police for wrongfully convicting him.

Duration:00:04:10

GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/13/18

9/13/2018
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GLT looks back at the year since prosecutors filed criminal charges against former managers of the coliseum in Bloomington. The FDA wants measures to prevent kids from becoming addicted to nicotine through vaping. Colleen Reynolds looks at the problem in the twin cities. Illinois Attorney General candidate Kwame Raoul gives voters his case in GLT's effort to bring you stump speeches. And Bloomington native Jeni-B releases her folky debut album. Jon Norton reports.

Duration:00:51:06

Photographer Focuses On The Extraordinary Ordinary

9/13/2018
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"I just wanted to spend time with family and friends, trying to figure out what kind of relationship could happen if I put a camera between us."

Duration:00:10:51

Music Helping Jeni B. 'Come Alive Again'

9/13/2018
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Bloomington native Jenny Bratcher-Crafton, a.k.a. "Jeni-B.," has an opera and musical theater background. But debilitating health issues sidelined the music career of this talented vocalist and songwriter just over a decade ago.

Duration:00:10:38

Winners and Losers As Illinois Universities Report Fall Enrollment

9/13/2018
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Illinois’ public universities have finished tallying up their student bodies for the new school year, and once again it’s a mix of winners and losers.

Duration:00:04:12

One Year Later, No End In Sight For Coliseum Fraud Case

9/13/2018
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It’s been a year since five former U.S. Cellular Coliseum officials were charged with 111 criminal counts —accused of a running a brazen multiyear fraud scheme that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from Bloomington taxpayers.

Duration:00:06:26

New Children's Museum Exhibit Reveals The Power Of Wind

9/12/2018
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Kids will learn about the power of wind through a new exhibit at the Children’s Discovery Museum.

Duration:00:07:28

GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/12/18

9/12/2018
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Ryan Denham reports on the changing retail landscape that includes moves to smaller stores and shorter shopping experiences. Kohl's District Manager Kristin Lee says the layout of Bloomington’s Eastland Mall is just awful and not current. Plus, Jon Norton reports on a band that's a cross between Van Morrison and Johnny Cash. It's Matt Garrison and the Robber Barons. There's a new exhibit and a leadership structure change at the Children's Discovery Museum in Uptown Normal. And the Democratic...

Duration:00:51:06

Views From The Front Lines Of The Retail Revolution

9/12/2018
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Weeks after another anchor-store closure at Eastland Mall, Bloomington-Normal business leaders are grappling with the future of retail.

Duration:00:05:27

Twin City Musicians Pull Matt Garrison Back Into Music

9/12/2018
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Matt Garrison says bandmates in Bloomington-Normal cajoled him out of a seven-year music hiatus that began with the birth of his son nine years ago.

Duration:00:10:04