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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 - Tuesday, September 21, 2021

9/21/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Our top story is about how Governor JB Pritzker announced the investment of an additional $327 million in energy assistance funds for low-income families. You’ll also hear how after a large fight broke out at Peoria High School last Friday, students were back in class yesterday. WCBU’s Tim Shelley spoke with Peoria Public Schools superintendent Dr. Sharon Kherat about what the district is doing...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, September 20, 2021

9/20/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, September 20, 2021. Our top story is about how a couple of clean energy projects may be coming to Tazewell County in the next few years. You’ll also hear from Mary Jo Papich. She is the award-winning co-founder of the Jazz Education Network and a retired Peoria Public Schools music educator. Tim Shelley recently spoke with Papich about her teaching philosophy and how to keep a love of jazz alive with today's...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, September 17, 2021

9/17/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, September 17, 2021. Our top story is about the ED Edwards coal plant in Bartonville is slated to become a battery energy storage site after its closure next year. You’ll also hear from Peoria’s alt-folk quintet, The Way Down Wanderers. Band members Collin Krause and Austin Thompson talk about their latest album “More Like Tomorrow.”

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, September 16, 2021

9/16/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 16, 2021. Our top story is about how Metamora’s Biscuits and Gravy Restaurant is expanding its business in a new direction. You’ll also hear from Jackie Newman, the director of the Springfield Housing Authority and the acting director of the Peoria Housing Authority since 2018. In an interview with WCBU's Hannah Alani, Newman responds to community concerns about the current situation at Taft Homes.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, September 15, 2021

9/15/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Our top story is about how as the Peoria Chiefs finish off this season with a "fan appreciation week," general manager Jason Mott is optimistic this year's lagging attendance won't extend into 2022. You’ll also hear about how a locally famous West Peoria steakhouse is becoming a cannabis consumption lounge. Tim Shelley speaks with High Harbor Cannabis Lounge and Event Center owner Ron...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, September 14, 2021

9/14/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Our top story is about how former Peoria Park District director Bonnie Noble has died at age 80. You’ll also hear about how Doctor Ken Fukuchi is among researchers hoping to find a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease. Fukuchi, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, was recently awarded a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a five-year...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, September 13, 2021

9/13/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, September 13, 2021. Our top story is about how a quartet of Illinois River communities hope people make the 52-mile loop this weekend for the first "Bridge to Bridge" River Drive Festival. You’ll hear from the festival organizers. You’ll also hear about how when your business plan was all about brewing up a closer community, what do you do when that community has to stay outside? That was the situation many...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, September 10, 2021

9/10/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, September 10, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria area's first legal cannabis consumption event is happening this weekend. You’ll also hear from Marty Wombacher, who you may know from his popular blog, Meanwhile Back in Peoria. That blog celebrates his return to his hometown, but on September 11th, 2001, Wombacher was living in New York City, just blocks away from Ground Zero. He told WCBU correspondent...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, September 9, 2021

9/9/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 9, 2021. Our top story is about how the new FarmFED food processing cooperative is well on its way to revving up its engines. But as Tim Shelley reports, while they've met their fundraising goal, they haven't sold enough ownership shares yet. You’ll also hear how since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of suicide attempts in children and teens has nearly doubled. That's according to...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, September 8, 2021

9/8/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Our top story is about how food insecurity is a major problem everywhere. Tazewell County has named September "Hunger Action Month" to bring light to this issue, as well as some solutions. You’ll also hear how arrests for driving under the influence by the Peoria Police Department are declining and have been for several years. Has the department changed its approach to handling DUIs? Are people...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, September 7, 2021

9/7/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Our top story is about how residents of Taft Homes and concerned activists are continuing to demand better housing conditions. You’ll also hear how before Rob Fromberg became a writer and teacher, he was a 19-year-old from Peoria abruptly thrust into the role of full-time caretaker for his younger brother. That relationship is the focal point of Fromberg's new memoir, How to Walk with Steve. He...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, September 3, 2021

9/3/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, September 3, 2021. Our top story is about how small business owners in Illinois will now be able to save thousands on their federal taxes thanks to Senate Bill 2531, a change to Illinois tax law. Illinois small businesses are now exempt from a $10,000 cap on State and Local Tax deductions on federal tax filings. You’ll also hear how the timing is right for major investments on the Illinois River. But that all hinges...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, September 2, 2021

9/2/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 2, 2021. Our top story is about how the bacteria strain that made the Peoria Ag Lab internationally famous is now the official Illinois State Microbe. And as Tim Shelley tells us, penicillium rubens' journey to statewide status began with public radio. You’ll also hear how space exploration is historically a male-dominated field. But as WCBU correspondent Steve Tarter reports, the future may hold...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, September 1, 2021

9/1/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Our top story is about how technology instructors at one local high school believe a state e-sports competition will validate the benefits of gaming. You’ll also hear from seven-year-old Amelia Ly. She is perhaps Peoria's youngest piano virtuoso. But she's also a voracious reader and a lover of science. Ly recently sat down with WCBU's Tim Shelley to talk about her passions.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, August 31, 2021

8/31/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Our top story is about how the ospreys nesting on the McClugage Bridge will need to find a new place to roost once the eastbound span comes down. But as Tim Shelley reports, one local bird expert says there's no reason to fret. You’ll also hear from Bradley women's basketball standout Gabi Haack, who is the Missouri Valley Conference's nominee for the 2021 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, August 30, 2021

8/30/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, August 30, 2021. Our top story is about how Eureka College has adopted U of I’s saliva shield testing program. You’ll also hear how the Illinois Department of Transportation is planning not only for today's challenges, but tomorrow's as well. WCBU’s Tim Shelley spoke with I-DOT secretary Omer Osman about connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, August 27, 2021

8/27/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, August 27, 2021. Our top story is about how as cars and trucks move towards electric power in the 21st century, it may surprise some to know that Central Illinois had one of the finest electric transportation systems in the country throughout the first half of the 20th century. You’ll also hear how for many residents of Peoria's southside, grocery shopping is extremely difficult. The 61605 zip code has been...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, August 26, 2021

8/26/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, August 26, 2021. Our top story is about how the "Sonar Tide" sculpture outside the Peoria Civic Center is getting a big makeover. WCBU’s Tim Shelley tells us about the $45,000 restoration effort. You’ll also hear how a pair of Peoria non-profit agencies will soon join forces to bring equity-based programs to people in the East Bluff.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, August 25, 2021

8/25/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria's South Side may have a full-service grocery store again come next February. You’ll also hear how an acclaimed chef with a Peoria pedigree is now serving up his award-winning menu in Spring Bay. WCBU correspondent Mike Rundle takes us to the Woolly Bugger.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, August 24, 2021

8/24/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Our top story is about how the new Madison North Apartments in downtown Peoria are on track to provide apartments for people experiencing homelessness in the River City by early next year. And yesterday, WCBU brought you the story of the Peoria Community House Network started by Dr. Abigail Larrison. Her efforts began with the Art Garage behind her home in 2018. You’ll hear how it's now expanding...

Duration:00:07:59