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.
From Stalag 17 to Apocalypse Now to Dunkirk, war movies have captivated audiences for decades. Journal Star executive editor and war movie buff Dennis Anderson discusses the genre with writer Steve Tarter in another Tarter Source podcast.
Businessman, environmentalist and former mayor Lowell "Bud" Grieves has an insider's perspective on the water company buyout option in Peoria. He shares some of his thoughts on the contentious issue, as well as an update on his conservation efforts on his property in Banner.
What's the difference between a nanny and a sitter? Tara Cox of College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about the childcare operation serving the Peoria-Bloomington area and about growing a business in changing times.
Rick Stephenson, Bill Adams and Patti Gratton of the Community Workshop and Training Center join the Journal Star's Steve Tarter to chat about the organization and National Disability Employment Awareness Month for another Tarter Source podcast.
UnityPoint Health-Pekin President Todd Baker chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about a multi-million dollar upgrade to the hospital's facilities and discuss the state of regional health care for small communities in central Illinois.
Annie Parks of The Balanced Bee in Peoria's Metro Centre, chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about her organic juice and broth business and leading a healthier, balanced "liquid lifestyle."
In addition to the main Metro Centre location, the Bee also runs a store at the Louisville Slugger Complex, 8400 Orange Prairie Road, and will be opening in a third location in Junction City at the end of 2018.
Don Johnson, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc. joins the Journal Star's Steve Tarter to discuss a pair of events coming up this week aimed at helping and honoring homeless veterans, including the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans on Saturday at Dozer Park. They also discuss Goodwill's mission and the many employment and job training services it provides.
Peoria-area financial planner Rockie Zeigler III talks about his new book "28 Things: Life Lessons From A Guy Who's Nearly Over The Hill" featuring 28 pieces of philosophical advice aimed at leading a more fulfilled and gratifying life.
Marty Wombacher of the popular Peoria blog Meanwhile Back in Peoria chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about his upcoming show The Marty Monologues on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Apollo Theater in Downtown Peoria.
Bill Lervaag and Tina Johnson of the Heart of Illinois Harvest join the Journal Star's Steve Tarter to chat about the Peoria-area food-rescue program that collects and delivers food to charitable organizations. The program was recently selected as a finalist for a national philanthropy award worth up to $25,000. HOI Harvest is always in need of volunteers and donations and will host a fundraiser on Sept. 26 from 5-8 p.m. at Agatucci's at 2607 N. University Street in Peoria.
Peoria County Administrator Scott Sorrel joins the Journal Star's Steve Tarter in a conversation about the county-funded Heddington Oaks nursing home and a new partnership with OSF Healthcare aimed at revamping the financially-strapped facility.
Now might be a good time to clean out your attic. Mark Moran, an appraiser of antiques and fine arts, is headed to the Peoria area. Known for his stint on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow and as the author of many antique and collectible reference guides, Moran chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about his craft and his current Midwest tour which brings him to the Eureka Public Library on Sept. 6, the Normal Public Library on Sept. 7 and the Peoria Public Library on Sept. 8.
They're both classified as cannabis, but marijuana and hemp are not the same. Eric Pollitt, president of Peoria-based Global Hemp, explains the practical and legal differences, the many benefits and uses of industrial hemp, and the challenges and politics of getting the hemp industry off the ground.
Peoria Co. Sheriff Brian Asbell and Ron Valle of Helping Hand Resource Center join the Journal Star's Steve Tarter to discuss the daunting challenge of helping ex-convicts get a fresh start and reducing the rate of recidivism throughout the city and county. Both men oversee programs designed to give current and former inmates a second chance for success through job training and employment opportunities.
Carl Cannon’s ELITE Youth Outreach Program is the focus of a recent "Tarter Source" podcast with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter. Cannon and his aunt, Sherry Cannon, ELITE's program coordinator, talk about the youth behavioral program that was recently approved for Lincoln School and Sterling Middle School by the Peoria school board. Cited by Lincoln principal Tom Blumer as “one of the most impactful programs” he's seen in more than three decades as an educator, the ELITE program seeks to...
Brian Allen is Steve Tarter's guest on "Tarter Source," a podcast on pjstar.com. Allen, VP of government affairs at Mitchell International specializing in workman's comp issues, estimates there may be as many as 9 million people in the U.S,. workplace with opioid problems. Allen relates how states are battling the opioid epidemic. While awareness is growing, so are the number of opioid overdose deaths in the country, said Allen. According to government estimates, 70,000 people died in the...
Bradley University spokesperson Renee Charles chats with the Journal Star's Steve Tarter about the new school year, including Move-In Weekend and Welcome Week, issues with immigration and enrollment, and the situation with Peoria's public radio station WCBU-89.9.
Jonathon and Nikki Romain and their son Jonathon II join the Journal Star's Steve Tarter to discuss the future of the former Greeley School that they are converting into a community art center. The Romains and their project ART, Inc are participating in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program that could net $25,000 for their cause. You can vote for the project here: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2011134
Garry Moore, who retired as the former morning host of WEEK-TV's "25 News Today," is Steve Tarter's guest on Tarter Source this week. Moore stepped down earlier this year after a run of more than 30 years, making him the longest-running morning anchor in central Illinois broadcast history, according to WEEK. Among other topics, Moore will discuss how local media has changed over the years.