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On Deck

News & Politics Podcasts

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, May 17, 2021

5/17/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, May 17, 2021. Our top story is about how the process to fill an opening on the Peoria City Council is underway, with a decision expected in a little more than a month. You'll also hear how new CDC guidance says fully vaccinated people can now go mask-less in most settings both outdoors or indoors. Tim Shelley speaks with Dr. Steve Hippler, chief clinical officer for OSF HealthCare, about what that means for you.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, May 14, 2021

5/14/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, May 14, 2021. Our top story is about how Bradley University is holding in-person commencement ceremonies this weekend. You'll also hear how professional baseball is back in Peoria after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled last season.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, May 13, 2021

5/13/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, May 13, 2021. Our top story is about how deaths by suicide in Peoria County declined last year. You'll also hear how Peoria-area lumber yards and construction companies are struggling to grapple with all-time high lumber prices.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, May 12, 2021

5/12/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Our top story is about how the city of Pekin is studying downtown parking improvements along Court Street. You'll also hear how a truck driver shortage is impacting the industry and the wider economy. WCBU correspondent Steve Tarter talks with Thomas Nestler, coordinator of the truck driving training program at Illinois Valley Community College.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, May 11, 2021

5/11/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Our top story is about how pregnant women may be more hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You'll hear from one doctor who says women should make sure they're making informed decisions on the risks and benefits. You'll also hear how nurses are the behind-the-scenes heroes during the Coronavirus pandemic, working tirelessly to fight the spread of the virus and care for patients for more than 15...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, May 10, 2021

5/10/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, May 10, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria will host a virtual anti human trafficking conference this week. You'll also hear how East Peoria Community High School librarian Brooke Nelson, recently penned Birthmarks: True Stories from Real Mothers. It's a book inspired by her own struggles with postpartum depression.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, May 7, 2021

5/7/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, May 7, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria is getting a little warmer and a little wetter, according to new averages used to monitor climate change. You'll also hear how a truly open seat election for Congress is relatively rare and tends to attract a lot of interest from ambitious pols. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos' retirement creates a wide-open field in the 17th district next year.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, May 6, 2021

5/6/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, May 5, 2021

5/5/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, May 5, 2021

5/5/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Our top story is about how the Lights on Peoria program is placing washing machines in schools for student use. You'll also hear from Dr. Rita Ali, who is the first woman and the first Black person to serve as Peoria's mayor.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, May 4, 2021

5/4/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Our top story is about how the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is back after a brief pause to study a rare blood clotting disorder linked to its usage. You'll also hear how Illinois will lose one congressional district next year.

Duration:00:08:00

On Deck - Tuesday, May 4, 2021

5/4/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Duration:00:08:00

On Deck - Monday, May 3, 2021

5/3/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, May 3, 2021. Our top story is about how a law criminalizing HIV transmission has been in place in Illinois for over three decades. WCBU's Christine Hatfield reports, advocates fighting to get rid of the law say it hurts public health. You'll also hear how people are recycling more at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Peoria's recycling rate still remains under 40 percent.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, May 3, 2021

5/3/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, May 3, 2021.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, April 30, 2021

4/30/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 30, 2021. Our top story is about how the general manager of the Peoria Civic Center believes the venue is poised to rebound once COVID-19 subsides. You'll also hear how Bradley University was facing significant financial challenges due to declining enrollments, but by taking a cue from corporate America, the university actually slashed its deficit in half last year and a surplus is expected by 2023.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, April 29, 2021

4/29/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 29, 2021. Our top story is about how Andrea Klopfenstein is the first woman in Peoria Public Works named to the role of City Engineer. You'll also hear how the U.S. is the only industrialized nation where the rate of pregnancy-related deaths is on the rise.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, April 28, 2021

4/28/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Our top story is about how the Illinois Pollution Control Board has finalized rules to create a comprehensive framework for the detection and clean-up of coal ash contamination in groundwater. You'll also hear how developer Kim Blickenstaff believes President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan offers a unique opportunity to create new green space in downtown Peoria.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, April 27, 2021

4/27/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Our top story is about how a pension reform bill touted by local governments stalled in the Illinois House. You'll also hear how according to the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois has fewer unfilled job openings in its school districts than it did last school year. WCBU's Christine Hatfield reports experts say they don't expect the current solutions to the state's teacher shortage will...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, April 26, 2021

4/26/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, April 26, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria-area real estate market is off to a strong start this year, but supply continues to be an issue. You'll also hear how about 1 in 10 COVID-19 survivors will experience side effects for weeks or even months.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, April 23, 2021

4/23/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 23, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria Public Schools superintendent Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat is looking forward to moving past COVID-19 with a new strategic plan. You'll also hear how Peoria-based singer songwriter Emily Antonacci's debut EP Living Room is out today. Emily and her arranger Cami Proctor play some music from the EP and talk about the project's evolution.

Duration:00:07:59