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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 - Tuesday, June 15, 2021

6/15/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Our top story is about how two Peoria-area economic leaders say the region is poised for a strong rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll also hear about the River City's DIY counterculture of years' past as documented in the new book "Punks in Peoria."

Duration:00:07:58

On Deck - Monday, June 14, 2021

6/14/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, June 14, 2021. Our top story is about Central Illinois congressman Darin LaHood on he's willing to spend on infrastructure, and where they money should come from. You'll also hear about how the recent deadly COVID-19 surge in India has been difficult to watch from afar for an internist with OSF HealthCare.

Duration:00:07:58

On Deck - Friday, June 11, 2021

6/11/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, June 11, 2021. Our top story is about how the Village of Dunlap is set to acquire a portion of the Rock Island Trail from the state, with plans to improve access. You'll also hear how the future of mobility may lie in connected, autonomous, shared and electric tech. WCBU’s Tim Shelley speaks with Hanson Professional Services' Kurt Bialobreski, Philip Lockwood, and Distillery Labs CEO Paul Leamon, about the new...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, June 10, 2021

6/10/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, June 10, 2021. Our top story is about how a Peoria Native is working to give back to his hometown by building relationships with students through his charity organization. You'll also hear how the Peoria Innovation Alliance has updated its strategic plan as it prepares to open a physical office later this month in the downtown Innovation District. WCBU Reporter Joe Deacon talks with executive director Jake Hamann...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, June 9, 2021

6/9/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Our top story is about how Bradley University is putting a new emphasis on building cross-cultural initiatives on campus. You'll also hear how as the hospitality industry in the Peoria area begins to bounce back with relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, more residents are taking to the town. But behind the scenes, many employees are still working to shake the effects of pandemic-induced furloughs.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, June 8, 2021

6/8/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria City Council will vote tonight on canceling a pending loan and on reinstating city workers to full pay. You'll also hear how Illinois Central College's next crop of industrial maintenance apprentices begin their studies in the fall. And ICC President Sheila Quirk-Bailey says they'd like to expand the apprenticeship program.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, June 7, 2021

6/7/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, June 7, 2021. Our top story is about how Mayor John Kahl says steps taken by East Peoria last year to address the impact of COVID-19 have the city in a good financial position now. You'll also hear how as COVID-19 restrictions are finally rolling back, things like working in the office or eating out with friends are becoming commonplace again. But that's causing anxiety for some. UnityPoint's Erin Osborn talks about...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, June 4, 2021

6/4/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, June 4, 2021. Our top story is about how Mayor Rita Ali says Peoria has a lot to offer and has the potential for a great rebirth. You'll also hear how a marketplace for carbon trading has been in development to pay farmers who demonstrate on-farm carbon capture. A farm in central Illinois is exploring that marketplace while also selling their carbon offsets directly to consumers in the region.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, June 3, 2021

6/3/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, June 3, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria affiliate of a nationwide mentoring organization is seeking more volunteers to address a backlog. You'll also hear how the latest buzz in the fight against climate change is the idea of paying farmers to sequester carbon in their soil through a carbon marketplace.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, June 2, 2021

6/2/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Our top story is about how the Tazewell County Health Department saw a rise in Sexually Transmitted Infections in 2020. You'll also hear how a new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum highlights Illinois’ connections to music legends.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, June 1, 2021

6/1/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria-area park districts are facing a specific challenge as they prepare to open their public pools for the first time in more than a year. You'll also hear from author Charles Titus who talks about his new book "Exploring the Land of Lincoln".

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, May 28, 2021

5/28/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, May 28, 2021. Our top story is about how U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth says she's secured a commitment from the Air Force secretary nominee, to take a closer look at plans to shed C-130 air wings like the one stationed out of Peoria. You'll also hear how more travelers are expected to hit the roads and fly this year as businesses open and vaccination rates increase.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, May 27, 2021

5/27/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, May 27, 2021. Our top story is about how teachers and other school workers would receive 30 days of paid sick leave after becoming parents under legislation in the Illinois Senate. You'll also hear how Illinois Central College is applying for a federal Promise Neighborhoods grant. If approved, nearly 80 million dollars would be available to transform education on Peoria's South Side.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, May 26, 2021

5/26/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Our top story is about how Illinois higher education institutions are getting emergency relief funding from the 1 point 9 trillion-dollar American Rescue Plan. You'll also hear how charitable food organizations like the Midwest Food Bank are looking for new volunteers comfortable enough to serve, while still recovering from a rough year of production due to the pandemic.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, May 25, 2021

5/25/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Our top story is about how close to 450-million dollars in major road work is planned for the Peoria area over the next six years. You'll also hear how COVID-19 laid bare technology access inequities among students. After months of virtual learning, many Peoria-area schools plan to use the summer to make up for lost ground.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, May 24, 2021

5/24/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, May 24, 2021. Our top story is about how Republican congressional candidate Esther Joy King. She will make stops in the Peoria area today as part of a launch tour for her second run for the 17th District seat. You'll also hear about Seattle entrepreneur who is piloting a new concept in Peoria's Warehouse District - 32 Airbnb rentals under one roof.

Duration:00:07:58

On Deck - Friday, May 21, 2021

5/21/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, May 21, 2021. Our top story is about how UnityPoint In-School Health and District 150 joined forces to offer more COVID vaccinations to students. You'll also hear how local interest in hiking and biking is breathing new life into an old idea: linking up the trails on either side of the Illinois River.

Duration:00:08:29

On Deck - Thursday, May 20, 2021

5/20/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, May 20, 2021. Our top story is about how the historic Hale Memorial Church on Peoria's West Bluff faces potential demolition if someone doesn't step up to restore the building. You'll also hear how several Peoria-area community and business leaders are hoping to develop the city into a major biomanufacturing center in the next several years.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, May 19, 2021

5/19/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Our top story is about how the Broadway Lounge is playing host to an original piano bar show… by a former Cirque du Soleil star this weekend. You'll also hear how public libraries as we know them today, may not exist without the Herculean efforts of one Peorian. WCBU’s Tim Shelley speaks with Jennifer Davis of the Peoria Public Library about the legacy of Erastus Swift Willcox.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, May 18, 2021

5/18/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Our top story is about how fifteen Peoria students aren't just graduating with a high school diploma, they've also earned a 2-year college degree. You'll also hear how with summer camps on the horizon, the CDC issued new guidance last week for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Duration:00:07:59