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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

After 150 years, core values remain strong at Masonic Lodge in Normal

10/22/2021
One of the oldest continuously operating organizations in Bloomington-Normal is celebrating its sesquicentennial. The Masonic Lodge in Normal is 150 years old.

Duration:00:06:10

An ISU professor explores the troubling effects of school suspensions

10/22/2021
Charles Bell is the author of a new book that explores the disproportionate effects of suspensions on Black students.

Duration:00:06:38

Housing advocates say there’s plenty of emergency relief going to waste, including for noncitizens

10/20/2021
A housing advocate in McLean County says she's concerned too many families are getting evicted without seeking financial help for the financial hardships they faced because of the pandemic.

Duration:00:05:49

Political scientist says congressional maps shift for Bloomington-Normal may help Democrats keep a vulnerable seat

10/20/2021
A political scientist says Illinois Democrats likely moved much of Bloomington-Normal into a new congressional district because they see one seat as vulnerable to a Republican challenge.

Duration:00:05:55

Former Illinois DCEO head applauds move to expand EDGE tax credit program

10/20/2021
During the fall veto session, Illinois lawmakers will talk about revising how the state offers economic development incentives that could help lure companies like Samsung to the state.

Duration:00:07:12

Passenger rail advocate relishes Midwestern blueprint for high speed rail expansion

10/20/2021
The new Midwestern Regional Rail plan from 12 states and the federal government would take billions of dollars to achieve. But Rick Harnish of the High Speed Rail Alliance said the price tag is a fraction of the cost of building Interstate 55 from scratch.

Duration:00:06:47

Mayor Mwilambwe says long-term 'health' of the city council is weighing on his decision for Ward 6 vacancy

10/19/2021
Bloomington Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe said Monday the long-term interpersonal “health” of the city council is one of the factors weighing on his delayed decision on the Ward 6 vacancy.

Duration:00:06:00

'100 Women For Good' come together to give back in Bloomington-Normal

10/18/2021
A local organization is looking to expand its numbers as members continue giving back to the community. 100 Women for Good: Bloomington-Normal gathers 100 women to give $100 each, resulting in a total of $10,000 to donate.

Duration:00:05:17

Beyond Sports: IWU’s Colleen Palczynski seeks to help others through racial and social justice causes

10/18/2021
An Illinois Wesleyan University softball player says she missed out on an entire season and two opportunities to study abroad because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Duration:00:04:57

McLean County Health Department chief concerned the public has stopped paying attention to COVID-19

10/18/2021
McLean County Health Department Administrator Jessica McKnight says she's concerned much of the public has tuned out the ongoing talk about COVID-19.

Duration:00:05:28

Heartland Community College to grow apprentice program to train workers

10/18/2021
After a $75 million candy plant expansion goes into operation in Bloomington, Heartland Community College will expand a program to train workers for Ferrero North America.

Duration:00:05:41

Mayor Koos says Town of Normal will likely seek and pay for a special census

10/15/2021
Normal Mayor Chris Koos said Friday the town probably will seek and pay for a special census count next year because early census numbers show Normal gained only 28 people in the last decade.

Duration:00:04:43

Unit 5 diversity chief: Plan's goal is equal access to academic success

10/15/2021
A Unit 5 administrator hired this year to focus on educational disparities told the school board this week the district’s Equity Action Plan — approved this fall — is moving forward on several fronts.

Duration:00:06:17

Big changes for Bloomington-Normal in new congressional maps drawn by Democrats

10/15/2021
Illinois' new congressional maps draw Bloomington Normal into a district with Peoria, the Quad Cities, and a portion of the Rockford area. The new 17th district is thin and winds west of Bloomington-Normal, turns north at Galesburg and then east at the top of the state.

Duration:00:05:03

Unit 5 staff shortages go well beyond bus drivers

10/14/2021
Unit 5 Superintendent Kristen Weikle says one of the biggest challenges the district faces is staffing shortages, telling the school board Wednesday evening that even at the end of the first quarter of the year, there aren't enough bus drivers to run the full number of routes to get kids to school on time.

Duration:00:03:49

McLean County EDC CEO says the jobs data is puzzling as worker and housing shortages remain

10/14/2021
The hiring boom McLean County employers predicted for this fall hasn't happened yet.

Duration:00:04:52

Sound Health: OSF St Joseph Medical Center to dedicate new cancer center in Bloomington

10/13/2021
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center officially dedicates its new cancer center Thursday. St. Joseph President Lynn Fulton said the $9 million project introduces the practice of multidisciplinary clinics to the Twin Cities.

Duration:00:03:49

Rumors run amok amid police silence in Jelani Day investigation

10/13/2021
The LaSalle County coroner on Tuesday tried to push back on what he called false information circulating about Jelani Day’s death — rumors that have had plenty of room to spread in the absence of almost any information being released by authorities.

Duration:00:09:25

Sweet: Ferrero breaks ground on its first North American chocolate plant in Bloomington

10/13/2021
One of the world's largest candy makers has started construction on its first chocolate plant in North America.

Duration:00:04:57

ISU’s cybersecurity chief says COVID-19 can bring online threats with more people working from home

10/12/2021
Companies that have a large percentage of remote workers are more susceptible to online security breaches, according to a cybersecurity expert at Illinois State University.

Duration:00:05:38