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Feature stories and in-studio interviews heard during GLT's Sound Ideas, a daily radio news magazine produced by public radio station WGLT at Illinois State University.

Feature stories and in-studio interviews heard during GLT's Sound Ideas, a daily radio news magazine produced by public radio station WGLT at Illinois State University.
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Feature stories and in-studio interviews heard during GLT's Sound Ideas, a daily radio news magazine produced by public radio station WGLT at Illinois State University.

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English


Episodes

McLean County Habitat Names First 'Hero House' For Fallen Soldier

1/22/2019
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Bill Waller wiped tears from his eyes as he recalled meeting Vonda Rodgers for the first time.

Duration:00:05:37

Plant Finds Second Life With Rivian—And So Do Ex-Mitsubishi Workers

1/22/2019
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Three years ago, Wade Jensen punched the clock for the last time at Mitsubishi’s manufacturing plant in Normal.

Duration:00:04:31

IWU Welcomes Black Liberation Activist For MLK Day Teach-In

1/20/2019
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Every year, Illinois Wesleyan University holds a Teach-In on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor the civil rights leader.

Duration:00:08:27

GLT Datebook: Listening To Native Voices

1/18/2019
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A new exhibit at IWU’s Ames Library allows a comprehensive look into the lives of Native Americans, exploring the connections between wellness and cultural life.

Duration:00:08:46

Sunday Afternoon Brings Old School Back Again

1/18/2019
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Members of the Bloomington-Normal neo-eclectic band Sunday Afternoon said winning a couple Battle of the Bands confirmed their retro sound was finding an audience.

Duration:00:05:14

Alderman Candidate Frank Wants More Proactive Approach To Infrastructure

1/18/2019
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Bloomington City Council candidate Chip Frank said he wants the city to be more proactive about rebuilding its aging sewers, water mains, and streets.

Duration:00:05:37

Hoosier Daddy More Than A Great Name

1/17/2019
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Members of three established Peoria-based bands have come together as the Americana trio Hoosier Daddy .

Duration:00:04:56

Q&A: Coliseum Defense Pushes Back On Grand Jury Allegations

1/17/2019
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For the past 16 months, lawyers for lead Coliseum defendant John Butler have stayed relatively quiet in the media as his criminal case inched its way through the justice system.

Duration:00:06:52

NWS Forecasters Still Tracking Storms Amid Government Shutdown

1/17/2019
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We all know weather forecasters never get the forecast right, except for the 90 percent of the time when they do.

Duration:00:05:14

University Officials Not High On Legalization Of Weed

1/16/2019
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Illinois’ new governor JB Pritzker has said he wants to legalize, tax, and regulate the sale of recreational marijuana. That move would complicate life for University leaders around Illinois and in Bloomington-Normal.

Duration:00:07:06

Panelists: Poverty in McLean County Is 'Bigger Than We Think'

1/16/2019
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McLean County’s median household income is almost $65,000, but panelists at a McLean County League of Women Voters forum Tuesday night said despite that, the problem of poverty is creating waiting lists for social service agencies and leaving some people without help.

Duration:00:13:03

McIntyre: Advisory Search Panel Modeled After Nursing Home

1/15/2019
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McLean County Board chairman John McIntyre said Tuesday his idea for creating a blue ribbon advisory panel to assist in its search for a new county administrator is modeled after a similar volunteer board he created last year to help the county save its nursing home from financial ruin.

Duration:00:04:46

Report: Insurance Industry Faces 'Talent Crisis'

1/15/2019
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A new report says that insurance companies will have to be more proactive—and pay more—to find and retain employees amid a “talent crisis” for the industry.

Duration:00:07:45

CJ Chenier Carries On The Music His Father Invented

1/15/2019
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CJ Chenier is known as “The Crown Prince of Zydeco.” But the son of the man known as “The King of Zydeco” said the music he plays isn’t technically zydeco.

Duration:00:08:46

Renner: After Cuts And Fee Increases, Time To Focus On Capital Improvements

1/14/2019
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Cutting back may have helped Bloomington balance its budget, but Mayor Tari Renner says it’s going to take more than budget cuts to help grow the local economy.

Duration:00:07:40

Brandt: Help Wanted But Skilled Labor In Short Supply

1/14/2019
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Brandt Industries is adding more jobs at its new agriculture manufacturing plant north of Normal, but a manager there said hiring has been slowed by the challenge of finding qualified workers.

Duration:00:05:39

GLT Datebook: MFA Biennial Show Highlights Work Of ISU Students

1/11/2019
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The future of art is currently on view at the University Galleries in Uptown Normal.

Duration:00:08:08

Trampled By Turtles Finds Joy After Hiatus

1/11/2019
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Dave Simonett of Duluth, Minnesota-based Trampled By Turtles is a talented musician, vocalist, and songwriter. He’s also got some game as a collector of vinyl.

Duration:00:04:54

IWU Convocation Speaker: Why You Should Trust Science

1/11/2019
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A science historian says climate change deniers are trying to sow confusion and mistrust about science in much the same way the tobacco industry did for decades.

Duration:00:06:59

McLean County Bird Count Reveals Record Bald Eagles

1/10/2019
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The John Wesley Powell Audubon Society participated in last month's 119th annual Christmas Bird Count.

Duration:00:06:18