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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 - Friday, July 30, 2021

7/30/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, July 30, 2021. Our top story is about how one of the nation's largest youth advocacy organizations is opening an office in Peoria to assist young people moving through the juvenile justice system. You'll also hear from Mike Stubbs, the new director of the Peoria Next Innovation Center and director of technology commercialization at Bradley University's Illinois Small Business Development Center.

Duration:00:07:58

On Deck - Thursday, July 29, 2021

7/29/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Duration:00:07:58

On Deck - Wednesday, July 28, 2021

7/28/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria City Council member Denise Jackson wants to highlight the good things and the unmet needs of her district through a series of bus tours. You'll also hear about how Natural Fiber Welding, the innovative Peoria developer and manufacturer of sustainable alternatives to leather and plastics, has recently announced $15 million in new capital investments.

Duration:00:07:58

On Deck - Tuesday, July 27, 2021

7/27/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Our top story is about how some smaller cities around Peoria are trying to figure out how they want to use their share of American Rescue Plan funding. You'll also hear about how scientists at the Peoria Ag Lab have developed a method to convert bread into a useful compound.

Duration:00:07:58

On Deck - Monday, July 26, 2021

7/26/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, July 26, 2021. Our top story is about school districts preparing COVID-19 plans for the upcoming school year. You'll also hear about why local social service agencies think it is important that Illinois DCFS increases its training efforts for foster parents of LGBTQ youth.

Duration:00:07:58

On Deck - Friday, July 23, 2021

7/23/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, July 23, 2021. Our top story is about how tree cover disparities can often be an indicator of racial and income inequality. You'll also hear about a plan to turn two major downtown Peoria streets to two-way traffic aims to revitalize the area, and how some people who work downtown are unsure how much of an effect it may have.

Duration:00:07:58

On Deck - Thursday, July 22, 2021

7/22/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, July 22, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria Civic Center is reopening its doors this weekend for the first time since the pandemic began back in March 2020. You'll also hear how the eviction moratorium is ending for renters and landlords on August 1st, nearly a year and a half after it was implemented amid the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Peoria area's social safety net and court system say...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, July 21, 2021

7/21/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria-area real estate market continues to perform at a record pace, with properties moving faster than ever. You'll also hear how in Peoria a minimum wage earner has to work one and a half jobs to afford a two bedroom apartment. That's according to a new report from Housing Action Illinois and the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Charlie Schlenker speaks with...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, July 20, 2021

7/20/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Our top story is about how during the COVID-19 pandemic...local parks and trails became a lifeline for those looking for safe ways to get out of the house. You'll also hear how Central Illinois animal shelters and foster care groups are dealing with levels of overcrowding never seen before as the country re-emerges from the worst of the pandemic. They need help to find rescued animals safe homes and...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, July 19, 2021

7/19/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, July 19, 2021. Our top story is about how a new training program for young teens in Peoria aims to help some families address their childcare needs. You'll also hear from Fred Delcomyn and Jamie Ellis, co-authors of the new book "A Backyard Prairie."

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, July 16, 2021

7/16/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, July 16, 2021. Our top story is about how a closed, landmark West Peoria restaurant may soon find new life as a cannabis consumption lounge. You'll also hear how the annual Redneck Fishing Tournament is coming back to Central Illinois after a hiatus. Tim Shelley talks with organizer Betty DeFord about Bath, Illinois' one-of-a-kind Asian carp fishing tournament.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, July 15, 2021

7/15/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, July 15, 2021. Our top story is about how the American Red Cross says a surge in elective surgeries as society re-emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic is taxing local blood supplies more than usual this summer. You'll also hear from Bloomington Attorney and Lincoln scholar Guy Fraker, who talks with Charlie Schlenker about a letter written by Abraham Lincoln that he donated to the Abraham Lincoln Library and...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, July 14, 2021

7/14/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Our top story is about how a century-old Peoria social club may soon be on the move to a new downtown location. You'll also hear from Charles and LaDonna Bobbitt who may be Peoria's most prolific postcard collectors. With a collection of more than 1200 postcards from the River City, the Bobbitts have even published a book featuring some of their favorites. WCBU's Steve Tarter speaks with the couple...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, July 13, 2021

7/13/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Our top story is about how the release of long-awaited COVID-19 guidance on the upcoming school year means districts can begin planning with a greater degree of certainty. You'll also hear how Congressman Darin LaHood says he thinks a bipartisan infrastructure bill can still happen this year - but he says it needs to focus on so-called traditional infrastructure to gain the support of him and other...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, July 12, 2021

7/12/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, July 12, 2021. Our top story is about how a burglary last week at a downtown Peoria gun store has heightened police concerns about the number of illegal firearms on the streets and increasing gun violence in the city. You'll also hear how a six-year-old boy is capturing the hearts of many in Peoria by doing the unexpected: working at a South Peoria road construction site. The workers on Western Avenue have taken...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, July 9, 2021

7/9/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, July 9, 2021. Our top story is about how East Peoria Community Foundation is moving forward with the development of Levee Park. You'll also hear from Bradley University Athletic Director Chris Reynolds. He tells WCBU reporter Joe Deacon about working through the pandemic and the program's outlook for the upcoming year.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, July 8, 2021

7/8/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, July 8, 2021. Our top story is about how the Chillicothe Public Library is partnering with a national nonprofit to bridge Central Illinois' digital divide. You'll also hear from Alex Sierra, the youngest public official in Peoria. The 22-year-old is the newest member of the Peoria Park District Board of Trustees.

Duration:00:08:00

On Deck - Wednesday, July 7, 2021

7/7/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Our top story is about how UnityPoint Health is planning a new $24 million behavioral health center for children in Peoria. You'll also hear from several restaurant workers who share their experiences as restaurants try to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, July 6, 2021

7/6/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Our top story is about how summer camps have returned to Central Illinois this summer. You'll also hear how the first steps toward improving broadband access in rural Tazewell County are moving forward with initial funding from a $15,000 state grant.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, July 2, 2021

7/2/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, July 2, 2021. Our top story is about how an environmental advocacy group warns a lack of data about nitrate levels in private well water could be hiding a significant public health problem. You'll also hear how the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to fourth of July celebrations around the nation in 2020. This year, the big Red, White, and Boom celebration remains canceled, but many other area communities are bringing...

Duration:00:07:59