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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 Sound Ideas 12/18/18

12/18/2018
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Mary Cullen reports on an ISU fraternity education campaign on the meaning of consent in sexual relations. Eric Stock checks in with the EDC about reorganization efforts and how that is shaping the search for a new executive Director. And Mayor Chris Koos of Normal stops by to reflect on a Mayoral pay raise, a capital plan, and how Normal is supposed to compete with big cities for talent.

Duration:00:51:09

Indiana Jazz Trio Takes Inspiration From Garage Rock

12/18/2018
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Heartland Trio founder and bassist Hannah Marks’ introduction to music performance had spiritual beginnings, if by accident.

Duration:00:04:36

ISU Fraternity Council Bands Together To Spread Message Of Consent

12/18/2018
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Social fraternities are often in the spotlight, and not always for a good reason. There are stories of hazing, bullying, excessive alcohol consumption, and sexual violence.

Duration:00:06:44

EDC: Brandt Surpasses 1st Year Incentive Targets

12/17/2018
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The head of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council said Brandt Industries has easily surpassed hiring and production benchmarks it promised a year ago to qualify for tax incentives.

Duration:00:06:23

GLT Sound Ideas 12/17/18

12/17/2018
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McLean County nursing home administrator Cindy Wegner says some things have changed to help reduce budget deficits at the care center. Cindy Wegner tells GLT's Eric Stock the county also had to spend some money on the facility to accomplish that. Plus, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense held a vigil over the weekend to mark the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook School Massacre. We'll have a report. And The Prairie Pride Coalition, an LGBTQI plus advocacy group, is endorsing the local efforts...

Duration:00:51:10

Acousticity 12/13/18

12/17/2018
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Bruce Bergethon plays songs in tribute to his longtime friend and bandmate, Ken Holder. The popular artist, educator and musician was 82 when he passed away on Dec. 7, 2018.

Duration:00:49:43

McLean County Nursing Home Expands Care To Reverse Financial Losses

12/17/2018
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The McLean County Nursing Home is implementing a series of changes that are intended to make it financially viable.

Duration:00:05:29

Gun Violence Vigil Calls For Better Laws And More Involvement In Lives Of Young

12/17/2018
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Nine people have died in Bloomington-Normal in gun violence this year. More than that tally have survived bullet wounds.

Duration:00:06:48

LGBT Group: OK To Donate to Local Salvation Army

12/15/2018
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UPDATED 1:15 p.m . | Leaders of a leading local gay rights organization say concerns about the Salvation Army’s historic stance on LGBTQI+ issues shouldn’t stop Bloomington-Normal residents from contributing to the local chapter or prevent someone from seeking assistance.

Duration:00:08:38

Datebook: McLean County Santa For Seniors

12/14/2018
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Mary Shadowens said she has a passion to serve the elderly.

Duration:00:05:19

Illinois Symphony Celebrates The Holidays

12/14/2018
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The Illinois Symphony Orchestra puts on its Holiday Pops concert Friday evening at 7:30 at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. Music Director Ken Lam dropped by the GLT studios, as he often does before concerts, and said the challenge is to honor the sentiment of the holiday while keeping the interpretation and the music fresh.

Duration:00:08:16

MCLP Celebrates 10 Years Of Leadership, Community Service

12/14/2018
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A local nonprofit is celebrating its 10th year of leadership development and service to the community.

Duration:00:09:23

Small-Business Leader Says State Must Repair Rocky Relationship

12/14/2018
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The leader of the Small Business Advocacy Council said the near 800 day-long state budget impasse set small businesses up for a rocky relationship with Illinois government.

Duration:00:06:50

Barickman: Rauner Bailout Attempt Tried To Cheat Voters

12/14/2018
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State Sen. Jason Barickman said Friday that Bruce Rauner never fully grasped the job and responsibility of governor.

Duration:00:05:33

GLT Sound Ideas 12/14/18

12/14/2018
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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner reportedly tried to get multiple people to run for governor instead of him, even talking to potential substitutes as late as last summer, in the middle of the campaign. State Senator Jason Barickman finds this baffling. He tells Charlie Schlenker that's not the way the process works. More from Senator Barickman about the GOP recovery from Governor Rauner's four years. Plus, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra has its pops concert Friday night in Bloomington. Eric...

Duration:00:51:09

GLT's Sound Ideas: 12/13/18

12/13/2018
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GLT's Ryan Denham talks to those who've preordered Rivian's vehicles over the past two weeks about what attracted them to the young electric automaker. Eric Stock interviews Travis Wilson, one of the candidates vying to succeed Alderman Diana Hauman on the Bloomington City Council. And IPR reports on changes to college admission applications and about the mysterious causes of deaths in Illinois prisons.

Duration:00:51:01

Bloomington Council Hopeful Suggests Alternatives For Library Expansion

12/13/2018
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A Bloomington city council hopeful wants the Bloomington Public Library to look for other ways to address its space needs.

Duration:00:06:31

Why Buy A Rivian? Pre-Order Customers Share Their EV Story

12/13/2018
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When you watch Rivian’s promotional videos, their electric vehicles are always speeding across the beach, winding through a forest, or heading to some sort of adventure. That’s not Steve Smieszek.

Duration:00:06:55

Eastland Mall Value Drop May Erase Tax Cut In District 87

12/12/2018
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Eastland Mall’s big drop in its property tax bill could wipe out any tax cut that property owners in District 87 might have been getting.

Duration:00:07:03

Workforce Growth and Slightly Rising Sales Taxes For Bloomington-Normal

12/12/2018
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Sales tax revenues are up marginally in Bloomington-Normal, an increase of 1.4 percent through the first three quarters of the year.

Duration:00:06:53