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Full episodes of GLT's radio newsmagazine covering central Illinois. Sound Ideas airs weekdays at noon and 6 p.m.

Full episodes of GLT's radio newsmagazine covering central Illinois. Sound Ideas airs weekdays at noon and 6 p.m.
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Full episodes of GLT's radio newsmagazine covering central Illinois. Sound Ideas airs weekdays at noon and 6 p.m.

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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

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

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

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

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

GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/11/18

9/11/2018
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Unit 5 high school choral music teacher Ben Luginbuhl is an Illinois teacher of the year nominee. But, even he has role models, his own social studies teacher. GLT's Mary Cullen talks about teachers connecting with students. Plus, Heartland Theater puts on Stella And Lou...about a warm friendly place, where everybody knows your name, though it's not clear how much they know about you inside. Laura Kennedy reports. And the city of Bloomington takes steps toward more affordable housing for...

Duration:00:51:07

GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/10/18

9/10/2018
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Recording studio owner Eric Nelson says he has been worried for years that cheap home recording technology would kill his business. But, he's busier than ever. Jon Norton reports on the thriving twin cities recording industry. Plus, everyone knows, zoning is important. But, GLT's Ryan Denham achieves the impossible in his report on the zoning overhaul in Bloomington. He makes it interesting. And teachers unions in the twin cities assess the impact of the Janus decision by the U.S. Supreme...

Duration:00:51:07

GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/7/18

9/7/2018
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Jewel Upshaw was watching her son's basketball game on the internet when he collapsed. Hear more about Upshaw's fight to expand defibrillator use and training with GLT's Eric Stock. Plus, the twin cities has a weekend of drama offerings. Community Players opens Peter and the Starcatchers. And the Coalescence Theater Project opens 'The Dying Breed,' with the help of the prairie pride coalition at the Normal Theater. Hear from the directors of both works, Brian Artman and Joe McDonnell. And...

Duration:00:51:08

GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/6/18

9/6/2018
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GLT's Charlie Schlenker talks with Illinois State University President Larry Dietz about the big new freshman class. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist visits Illinois Wesleyan to talk about her chronicle of a transgender youth. You'll meet two young community servants being honored at Sunday's Why I See You service awards. And Eric Stock visits a new exhibit at the McLean County Museum of History that tells the story of local working men and women.

Duration:00:51:00

GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/5/18

9/5/2018
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An Illinois Issues Forum...Solutions for the State of Illinois. The panel discussion is on helping Higher Education meet its challenges. It took place in Normal. The forum is supported by AARP of Illinois.

Duration:00:59:56

GLT's Sound Ideas: 9/4/18

9/4/2018
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Listen to the four-part GLT series Skipping School, about the state's teacher shortage. We explore why teachers are leaving the profession, the financial hardship faced by new teachers, how the job has changed through the years, and how today's students have different, more demanding needs.

Duration:00:50:09

GLT Sound Ideas 9/3/18

9/1/2018
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In this Labor Day edition of Sound Ideas we bring you the autobiographical stories of people who stood up in the most recent Next to normal Story Slam. The theme of the evening organized by Devon Lovell and held at the McLean County Arts Center was Re, as in remember, rewrite, rethink, and any other RE word you'd care to think.John Poling from Clinton gives us aremembrance of a career past. Chris Kauffman remembers a story about her first day of marriage to Mark Austill and the comedy and...

Duration:01:00:10

GLT's Sound Ideas: 8/31/18

8/31/2018
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NPR Illinois news director Sean Crawford hosts an Illinois Issues forum in Carbondale, focused on the November election. The event is supported by AARP Illinois.

Duration:00:59:43

GLT's Sound Ideas: 8/30/18

8/30/2018
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GLT's Eric Stock talks to McLean County officials ahead of an event that will mark International Overdose Awareness Day. We talk to retiring Project Oz leader Peter Rankaitis about his decades of service to community youth. And GLT's Charlie Schlenker talks to Illinois Wesleyan President Eric Jensen about fall enrollment and the new school year.

Duration:00:51:00

GLT's Sound Ideas: 8/29/18

8/29/2018
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Healthcare futurist Jeff Bauer says the Affordable Care Act has missed the point. Bauer tells GLT's Ryan Denham the U.S. isn't spending too much on healthcare, but is spending it on the wrong things. Plus, State Representative Dan Brady talks about the prospects for a higher education funding formula. And Chris Kauffman tells her personal story of tragedy and hilarity on the first day of her wedded life. It's a Next To Normal Story Slam entry.

Duration:00:51:03

GLT's Sound Ideas: 8/28/18

8/28/2018
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Unit 5 Superintendent Mark Daniel says his district will be asking voters to approve a property tax hike. Daniel explores the potential for a 2020 referendum with GLT's Mary Cullen. Plus, fiscal conservative Bloomington Council candidate Donna Boelen says she wants to cut city personnel costs without cutting the number of employees. Boelen talks about her ward two race with Ryan Denham. IWU President Eric Jensen says the institution has made some progress on recouping enrollment. And the...

Duration:00:51:05

GLT's Sound Ideas: 8/27/18

8/27/2018
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Bloomington Schools Superintendent Barry Reilly says there's a lot of new energy in District 87...partly because there are a lot of new teachers. More on the State Farm effect on District 87 and the start of the new school year with Eric Stock. Plus, the early political trends just after statehood in Illinois still linger today. IWU Political Scientist Jim Simeone talks about independent producerism. A new food pantry targets one segment of the community that might not have access to...

Duration:00:51:03

GLT Sound Ideas 8/24/18

8/24/2018
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An Illinois Issues forum on the problems facing the state of Illinois and possible solutions to them. This forum took place in Rockford.

Duration:00:59:19

GLT's Sound Ideas: 8/23/18

8/23/2018
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GLT's Ryan Denham goes over some frequently asked questions about dissolving the Bloomington Election Commission. Eric Stock talks to a Mothers Against Drunk Driving advocate about the upcoming Saturation Saturday campaign. Mary Cullen visits the new Epiphany Farms restaurant in downtown Bloomington. And meet another storyteller from the Next to Normal Story Slam.

Duration:00:50:30