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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 Grow: Searching The World For Delicious Coffee

10/19/2018
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That morning cup of coffee has a backstory. In this edition of GLT's gardening podcast Grow, GLT's Mike McCurdy and Illinois State University’s Patrick Murphy talk about domestically produced beans and some of the trouble coffee growers are facing due to climate change.

Duration:00:09:18

Illinois Symphony Starts Season With Fanfare For The Uncommon Woman

10/19/2018
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The Illinois Symphony Orchestra begins its season Friday evening at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

Duration:00:05:27

GLT Sound Ideas 10/10/18

10/19/2018
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Chris Peacock of Lexington grew up as part of a classic American football family. Now, she's not letting any of her four kids play the game. Chris Peacock is not alone. Eric Stock reports on the cloudy future of football. Plus,the state budget crisis slashed non profit agencies to the bone and the ones that are left still have not recovered. Ryan Denham reports they're trying to find their way into new collaborations to keep their missions alive. Jon Norton brings you the music of Bret...

Duration:00:51:10

Friday Night Lights Out: Football's Uncertain Future

10/19/2018
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As you drive into the small farming community of Lexington you quickly get a sense for the town’s pride in its school and its sports teams. A large sign off the main road trumpets its athletic achievements: 15 state championships in high school and junior high sports.

Duration:00:22:49

Brett Conlin's Music Finds New Stories In Growing Up—And His Barber Shop

10/19/2018
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It’s not that Brett Conlin secretly eavesdrops on conversations in his downtown barbershop to mine material for new songs.

Duration:00:05:07

'The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time' Forges Human Connections

10/19/2018
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Wellington the dog is dead. Cristopher Boone is on the case, and the search for the killer takes him on an adventure that leads to some surprising revelations.

Duration:00:08:10

Summit Urges Nonprofit Teamups, Big And Small

10/19/2018
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The two-year state budget crisis made life difficult for many of the 105,000 nonprofits across Illinois that rely in some way on taxpayer support.

Duration:00:06:28

Friday Night Lights Out: Football's Uncertain Future

10/19/2018
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As you drive into the small farming community of Lexington you quickly get a sense for the town’s pride in its school and its sports teams. A large sign off the main road trumpets its athletic achievements: 15 state championships in high school and junior high sports.

Duration:00:15:17

GLT's Sound Ideas: 10/18/18

10/18/2018
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State Rep. Keith Sommer meets his Democratic challenger Jill Blair for a debate hosted by GLT and the League of Women Voters of McLean County, held at Illinois State University's Alumni Center. Sommer represents the 88th House District, which includes parts of Bloomington, Morton, and Washington.

Duration:00:59:43

Immigration Policy To Hit Agriculture Labor Supply Soon

10/18/2018
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Federal administration immigration policies will soon start to hurt the agriculture sector in a big way, according to the head of the National Immigrant Justice Center .

Duration:00:12:57

50 Marathons In 50 States, And No Plans To Rest

10/18/2018
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Alan “Madfeet” Higgins entered into an elite group Sunday in Springfield when he completed his 26.2-mile marathon run.

Duration:00:06:23

GLT's Sound Ideas: 10/17/18

10/17/2018
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McLean County Administrator Bill Wasson talks to GLT's Eric Stock about social media use by county employees. GLT Correspondent Bryan Bloodworth introduces you to a man who's run 50 marathons in 50 states, including last week in Illinois. And Jon Norton previews two shows this week at the Castle Theatre -- Edward David Anderson and the Dead South.

Duration:00:51:12

The Dead South Brings Tragedy To Life

10/17/2018
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The folk/bluegrass quartet The Dead South has been described as "the evil twin" of Mumford & Sons for their twisted lyrics that often depict violence and gruesome deaths.

Duration:00:05:43

Edward David Anderson Lobbies For Harmony On New Album

10/17/2018
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Bloomington musician Edward David Anderson recorded his new album "Chasing Butterflies" in the musically fertile Muscle Shoals, Alabama, area. He said he wanted to use musicians in that region to organically build and arrange his newly written songs.

Duration:00:05:03

GLT's Sound Ideas: 10/16/18

10/16/2018
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Jeff Fritzen has spent 32 years on the Normal Town Council and he's sharing advice on how to lead now that he's ending his service. Plus, the head of the national immigrant justice center is in town. Mary Meg McCarthy says the nation is about a year away from significant economic impacts from the squeeze the Trump administration is putting on immigrants. And Mary Cullen reports on Run Hide Fight; how to choose what to do in an active shooter situation.

Duration:00:49:55

McLean County Seeks To Add Renewable Energy To Comprehensive Plan

10/16/2018
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McLean County has become fertile ground for developers seeking to build wind and solar farms. That’s created a quandary for some County Board members who argue the county’s comprehensive plan doesn’t account for renewable energy.

Duration:00:06:28

Schulz/Suess 10/31/2018

10/16/2018
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Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Christina Schulz and Kevin Suess encouraging you to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections, next Tuesday, November 6. Polls will be open 6 AM to 7 PM. You can find your polling place at ova.elections.il.gov.

Duration:00:00:25

Crockett 11/05/2018

10/16/2018
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Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsor Catherine Crockett encouraging you to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections, tomorrow, November 6. Polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM. You can find your polling place at ova.elections.il.gov.

Duration:00:00:24

Young 10/24/2018

10/16/2018
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Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsor Evelyn Young encouraging you to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections, Tuesday, November 6. You can check your registration status, get district information and find your polling place at ova.elections.il.gov.

Duration:00:00:25

Fritzen To End Normal Council Service Next Year

10/15/2018
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Normal Town Council member Jeff Fritzen said Monday he won't run for another term.

Duration:00:06:57