Lesley Matuszak of the Greater Peoria Boys and Girls Clubs and MaryJo Schettler of Peoria Promise talk with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about the "Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown" fundraiser concert on April 10 at the Monarch Music Hall in Peoria. The two organizations have teamed up to bring two nationally-known touring tribute bands "Abbey Road" and "Satisfaction" to Peoria in a fundraising duel between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones tribute bands.
Agricultural advocates Diane Rosenberg, John Ikerd and Karen Hudson chat with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about factory farming and socially responsible agriculture, and highlight the free screening of the documentary "Right to Harm" tonight at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theater.
Journal Star Executive Editor Dennis Anderson chats with retiring veteran reporter Steve Tarter about his life and career in Steve's namesake podcast, Tarter Source. Steve has been a writer for the Journal Star since 1998 but was no stranger to the area before then. He graduated from Bradley University in 1972 and worked for the now-defunct newspaper, the Peoria Times-Observer, and in public relations for the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District.
Gene Olson of the Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about the airport's record-breaking success over the past few years and what it takes to manage the facility, from parking issues to filling seats.
Founder and former CEO of ONEFIRE Jake Hamann, now CEO of the Content Readiness Institute chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about his new venture. As advances continue to be made in technology, the Content Readiness Institute focuses on helping businesses transform, manage and distribute their content in a digital-ready format.
Eng Seng Loh, founder of Nexmobi, a coalition of autonomous vehicle advocates, chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter in another Tarter Source podcast. Loh and Nexmobi aim to create an innovation hub in Peoria focusing on development and testing of new technologies for autonomous mobility.
Cory Barker, a communications professor at Bradley University, chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about trends and changes in the world of media, from Netflix to journalism to the Academy Awards.
Aviv Ezra, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about Israel's relevance in the Midwest and vice versa, the commonalities between the two regions, and changing how Israel and the Middle East are perceived.
There's a lot more to the library than just books. As director of programs, Alyce Jackson tells Steve Tarter some of the events coming up in Peoria libraries during the month of March. That includes a slate of film noir movies being shown on Saturday afternoon throughout the month.
The mad ranter is coming. Lewis Black hits the Peoria Civic Center on Feb. 28, 2019. We catch up to the comedian on his tour bus as he travels through Florida. Black talks on "Tarter Source" about staying angry in the era of Trump as well as relating how he was influenced by Sam Kinison, the late comedian from East Peoria.
Craig Moore of the iconic Peoria record store Younger Than Yesterday joins the Journal Star's Steve Tarter to discuss "The Basement Tapes," a set of early recordings featuring Peoria-area bands and musicians, some of whom, like Dan Fogelberg and REO Speedwagon's Gary Richrath, went on to fame and fortune.
Jim Cote of the Central Illinois Angels joins the Journal Star's Steve Tarter to chat about the membership-based investment organization and discuss burgeoning opportunities for investment in the Peoria area.
Known for his unique voice and sharp, often raunchy wit, comedian Gilbert Gottfried joins Journal Star executive editor Dennis Anderson and writer Steve Tarter to chat about his life, his career and his Amazing Colossal Podcast ahead of his show on Jan. 25 and 26 at Jukebox Comedy Club.
Chris Marchand, a deacon and musician at the Epiphany Anglican Mission in Peoria, chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about the real 12 Days of Christmas and his efforts to write a book on the subject. Marchand also shares his thoughts on church music and Christmas carols, and talks about his congregation that meets at the GAR Hall in Downtown Peoria.
ONEFIRE President and CEO Jason Parkinson, Director of Marketing Mark Hemmer and the Journal Star's Steve Tarter discuss trends and changes in the digital marketing industry. ONEFIRE has been busy helping Peoria-area businesses for seven years now and continues to pursue the latest innovations in modern marketing technology.
Katie Kim, CEO of The Kim Group, joins the Journal Star's Steve Tarter to chat about developing, redeveloping, and renovating the Peoria area. Kim is well known for ambitious projects throughout the Peoria area, including apartment buildings and business developments in Peoria Heights and repurposing dilapidated warehouse properties in Downtown Peoria.
This week's guest on "Tarter Source" with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter is John Kindt, a professor at the University of Illinois and a nationally-recognized gambling expert. Kindt's research has resulted in over 70 academic articles in the areas of the economic impact of legalized gambling and other subjects. He has frequently testified before Congress on the dangers of expanding gambling – as gambling has steadily increased in states like Illinois.
Craig Moore, owner of the iconic Peoria record store Younger Than Yesterday, talks all things vinyl and plays a little "Name That Tune" with some vintage Western-themed television music with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter.