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WGLT's Sound Ideas is our flagship news program. Every weekday, WGLT reporters go beyond soundbites for deeper conversations with newsmakers, musicians, artists, and anyone with a story to share.This 30-minute newsmagazine is produced Monday through Friday.You can also subscribe to the Sound Ideas - Full Episodes podcast.

WGLT's Sound Ideas is our flagship news program. Every weekday, WGLT reporters go beyond soundbites for deeper conversations with newsmakers, musicians, artists, and anyone with a story to share.This 30-minute newsmagazine is produced Monday through Friday.You can also subscribe to the Sound Ideas - Full Episodes podcast.

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WGLT's Sound Ideas is our flagship news program. Every weekday, WGLT reporters go beyond soundbites for deeper conversations with newsmakers, musicians, artists, and anyone with a story to share.This 30-minute newsmagazine is produced Monday through Friday.You can also subscribe to the Sound Ideas - Full Episodes podcast.

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Episodes

Merger of Heartland, Town and Country banks part of a national trend

11/25/2022
The merger of Bloomington-based Heartland Bank and Trust and Springfield-based Town and Country Bank, announced in August, is part of an ongoing national trend.

Duration:00:08:40

'Successes are pretty cool to see:' New Bridge Academy already changing lives in central Illinois

11/23/2022
Those involved in the Central Illinois Bridge Academy say the new program for adolescents with mental health concerns is going very well. The academy, which opened Sept. 12 in space shared with MarcFirst just off Shepard Park in Normal, has 16 junior high and high school students.

Duration:00:09:08

Bloomington mayor: Unit 5 should go back to voters with another referendum

11/23/2022
Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe said the presence of two universities and a community college in the Twin Cities offer a counter to the potential impression given to businesses by the referendum's defeat.

Duration:00:05:17

ISU alum and ambassador Donald McHenry: Foreign policy starts at home

11/22/2022
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Donald McHenry urged the nation to get its domestic house in order during addresses this week at Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State universities, as part of the Adlai Stevenson lecture series.

Duration:00:03:32

ISU nutritionist shares tips for a healthy Thanksgiving, even with rising grocery prices

11/22/2022
In Illinois, the average price for a Thanksgiving meal for 10 is expected to jump 13% this year, to $65.53, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Thanksgiving Cost Survey.

Duration:00:04:46

Peoria Ag Lab develops healthier butter (like) spread

11/22/2022
Scientists at the Peoria Ag Lab have been working to develop a healthier alternative to butter. They want to replace saturated fats with plant-based and other natural oils that mimic the taste and texture of butter.

Duration:00:05:44

To win, Barickman says GOP needs more moderate voices

11/22/2022
State Sen. Jason Barickman said Illinois voters punished Republicans in the midterm election, in part, because of the GOP stance on abortion. He said his party needs to acknowledge there are instances in which abortion should be legal and be willing to say what those legal conditions are.

Duration:00:08:46

The Washington Elementary School family celebrates Thanksgiving together, year after year

11/22/2022
For over 25 years, the students and teachers at Washington Elementary School in Bloomington have shared a Thanksgiving meal together. Here's what they're thankful for this year.

Duration:00:04:44

How a craft machining shop in Bloomington adapted its way to a fourth generation

11/21/2022
You’ve heard a lot about the global supply chain over the past few years. This is a story about the Bloomington-Normal supply chain.

Duration:00:06:37

Rivian wants to force arbitration in sexual harassment case, despite new law prohibiting it

11/21/2022
Congress this year passed a new law that means employers can no longer force their employees into arbitration to resolve claims of on-the-job sexual harassment or assault. The electric automaker Rivian wants to do it anyway.

Duration:00:05:03

New EP from Bloomington's 'DT' is a joyous debut

11/18/2022
Bloomington's Darrin Thompson parlayed his joy for music into a joyous debut EP titled "Milk & Chinese Food."

Duration:00:06:34

ISU says it's responding to LGBTQIA+ student concerns

11/18/2022
"Sometimes when things come to a head, if you will, and there's concerns, it becomes really an opportunity for the university to look at what we're doing well and what we're not doing well," said ISU Chief Equity and Inclusion officer Doris Houston.

Duration:00:04:55

Classical comfort food: Brahms and Beethoven headline Illinois Symphony’s ‘Breathtaking Beauty’

11/18/2022
With a third work, Jacques Ibert’s 1956 “Hommage a Mozart,” Saturday evening's concert creates a chronology of three generations of canonical composers.

Duration:00:07:12

Sondheim's 'Sunday in the Park with George' is on stage at Illinois Wesleyan

11/17/2022
It has almost been a year since Stephen Sondheim passed away, which makes Illinois Wesleyan's production of "Sunday in the Park with George" very timely.

Duration:00:06:47

'Safe and sound:' Emergency management and pets subject of new book by ISU professor

11/17/2022
Ashley Farmer says the book she and co-author Sarah DeYoung wrote explores the practicalities of managing pets during emergency situations.

Duration:00:05:51

Sound Health: McLean County sets smoking rate goal of 5%

11/16/2022
About 1 in 6 McLean County residents smokes. Public health administrators challenge smokers to try to kick the habit for at least one day.

Duration:00:07:10

WGLT's My Playlist: Kate Browne

11/16/2022
WGLT's My Playlist is a recurring series where you get to know a Bloomington-Normal resident by learning what they would put on their life playlist. This episode's featured guest is Kate Browne.

Duration:00:07:42

The long and traumatic road to exoneration after DCFS wrongfully removes children from home

11/15/2022
A Bloomington attorney is helping parents who lost their children to state protective services based on false allegations. Alan Novick says the road to exoneration is long and costly.

Duration:00:04:30

State report card shows schools and students are still recovering from pandemic learning loss

11/15/2022
Student test scores continued to fall last year, but new data shows Illinois’ students are on the path to recovering from the learning loss that occurred during the pandemic.

Duration:00:04:39

GOP senators propose tougher penalties against fentanyl dealers

11/15/2022
Illinois' drug laws don't go far enough to stop the fentanyl epidemic, say two Republican lawmakers who want tougher penalties against drug sellers.

Duration:00:02:16