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WCBU's On Deck

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On Deck is a daily news podcast produced by the WCBU Peoria Public Radio newsroom and hosted by Daniel Musisi. New episodes are available every weekday by 7 a.m.

On Deck is a daily news podcast produced by the WCBU Peoria Public Radio newsroom and hosted by Daniel Musisi. New episodes are available every weekday by 7 a.m.

Location:

United States

Description:

On Deck is a daily news podcast produced by the WCBU Peoria Public Radio newsroom and hosted by Daniel Musisi. New episodes are available every weekday by 7 a.m.

Twitter:

@WCBURadio

Language:

English

Contact:

(309) 438-2255


Episodes

On Deck - Monday, April 12, 2021

4/12/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, April 12, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria area has become a national COVID-19 hotspot in recent weeks, and much of that activity is being attributed to younger people. You'll also hear how Minor League baseball is less than a month away from returning to Peoria after COVID-19 wiped out last year's season. Peoria Chiefs general manager Jason Mott tells Joe Deacon he's eager to see fans back at Dozer Park,...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, April 9, 2021

4/9/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 9, 2021. Our top story is about how local wineries are hoping to bounce back after a difficult year. You'll also hear how live event and performance spaces are beginning to make a big comeback after being closed due to the pandemic.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, April 8, 2021

4/8/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 8, 2021. Our top story is about how it will take at least another two weeks to determine who will be Peoria's next mayor. You'll also hear from Mayor Jim Ardis. For the first time in 22 years, he won't be a part of Peoria city government.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, April 7, 2021

4/7/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria mayoral race is still too close to call. Tim Shelley tells us where we're at in the process, and what needs to happen to determine the winner. You'll also hear how lawmakers want to change how people get insurance company approval before medical treatment.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, April 6, 2021

4/6/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Our top story is about how the Housing Authority of Champaign County's newest affordable housing complex is in Henry, a river town about an hour due north of Peoria. You'll also hear how Dr. Harold Kasimow was just 3 years old when the Germans took control of his Polish village. Now 83, he's telling his Holocaust survival story in Peoria.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, April 5, 2021

4/5/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, April 5, 2021. Our top story is about how four Bradley seniors have launched the "Bring the Beat" program to add music to an after-school program at the Proctor Center. You'll also hear how small towns across the country looking to brand their community have learned the importance of recalling hometown heroes. So it should come as no surprise that Chillicothe refers to Johnston McCulley, the creator of "Zorro" as...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, April 2, 2021

4/2/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 2, 2021. Our top story is about how a network of volunteers keep watchful eyes on water quality in streams and rivers across Illinois, and you'll soon have a chance to join them. You'll also hear how on Tuesday, voters in Washington will make city history in choosing their mayor for the next four years. We'll close out today's episode with violin music from Bradley University Research Assistant Professor and...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, April 1, 2021

4/1/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 1, 2021. Our top story is about how Representative Darin LaHood says the COVID-19 vaccine offers the best path back to normalcy. You'll also hear how Democratic lawmakers serving Peoria at both the state and federal levels are putting their support behind a variety of LGBTQ bills. Community members are sharing what those bills would mean to them. WCBU's Christine Hatfield has more on a virtual town hall to...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, March 31, 2021

3/31/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Our top story is about how several Peoria City Council candidates say the most important quality they want in the city's next police chief is effective communication. And as we end Women's History Month, our Kristin McHugh speaks with Barbra Kerns - a Lydia Moss Bradley scholar and Bradley University's executive director of Learning Design and Technology - about the school's founding and Mrs....

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, March 30, 2021

3/30/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Our top story is about how a new air conditioning system at one Peoria County high school hinges on whether voters are willing to accept a property tax increase. You'll also hear from Bradley University professor Brad Andersch, who is researching ways to combat drug-resistant bacteria. He's also a Pew Charitable Trusts "Superbugs" ambassador.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, March 29, 2021

3/29/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, March 29, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria City/County Health Department is receiving its first batch of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses this week, and how they'll be deployed. You'll also hear how as a member of the National Association of Counties Broadband Task Force; Tazewell County Board Chairman David Zimmerman is in a position to know about the so-called digital divide - the term used to...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, March 26, 2021

3/26/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, March 26, 2021. Our top story is about how with Peoria Stadium in need of major repairs, a multi-million-dollar effort is underway to modernize and revitalize the historic venue. And with a local election around the corner, you'll also hear how Peorians can rest assured that registering to vote and casting a ballot is easy because of Illinois' election laws. But at least one major barrier still exists for some...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, March 25, 2021

3/25/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, March 25, 2021. Our top story is about how the Pekin and Hollis school districts are touting Central Illinois' first electric buses. You'll also hear how Election Day is less than two weeks away and Peorians will soon be selecting their first new mayor in 16 years, and the two candidates vying for the office have different views on the biggest issues facing the city.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, March 24, 2021

3/24/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Our top story is about how uncertainty over the ongoing redistricting process was a main topic at a Senate hearing focusing on West Central Illinois needs over the next ten years. You'll also hear how hate crimes directed towards Asian Americans have spiked sharply over the past year, as politicians and others speak of the COVID-19 pandemic using derogatory and often racist language. But with six...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, March 23, 2021

3/23/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Our top story is about how last Friday was Match Day for fourth-year medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Tim Shelley tells us how one student navigated this past year amidst the pandemic. You'll also hear how an Illinois state representative wants to ban violent video games. He says they contribute to increased carjacking in Chicago.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, March 22, 2021

3/22/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, March 22, 2021. Our top story is about how a recently formed non-profit organization wants to bring youth baseball to Peoria's neighborhoods. You'll also hear how with work on the Interstate 74 Murray Baker Bridge complete, the Illinois Department of Transportation is focusing its attention on a new span three miles northeast.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, March 19, 2021

3/19/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, March 19, 2021. Our top story is about how the Bradley women's basketball team is just a few days away from making school history when they take the court in an NCAA Tournament game for the first time ever. You'll also hear from business owner and three-term council member Jim Montelongo, who is running against fellow council member Rita Ali to be Peoria's next mayor.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, March 18, 2021

3/18/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, March 18, 2021. Our top story is about how Bradley University is returning to a more traditional, in-person education this fall as COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available. WCBU's Tim Shelley spoke with University President Stephen Standifird about the Hilltop's transition back to normalcy. You'll also hear from at-large council member Rita Ali, who is running against fellow council member Jim Montelongo to...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, March 17, 2021

3/17/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Our top story is about how Bradley University President Stephen Standifird has fulfilled one of his promises made to the Bradley community - to improve diversity and inclusion in the wake of the George Floyd protests. You'll also hear how WCBU correspondent Steve Tarter recently spoke to Michael Freilinger, CEO of the Downtown Development Corporation, about expected residential growth and housing...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3/16/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Our top story is about how Tri-County local governments will receive 140 million dollars in aid from the American Rescue Plan signed into law by the president last week. Tim Shelley breaks down how some of that money may be used. You'll also hear how although CBD and other cannabinoid products have attracted the most attention since industrial hemp production was legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill,...

Duration:00:07:59