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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 - Monday, October 18, 2021

10/18/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, October 18, 2021. Our top story is about the response of the Booth family to Peoria Police Chief Eric Echevarria’s idea to host a summit for women affected by gun violence. You’ll also hear from a local cybersecurity expert about the potential digital dangers faced by those who spent most of the COVID-19 pandemic working from home.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Friday, October 15, 2021

10/15/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, October 15, 2021. Our top story is about Latin Fest, a festival at Casa de Arte marking the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month in Peoria. You'll also hear how one of four American Connection Corps Fellows in Illinois is working to narrow the digital divide in Greater Peoria. WCBU News Director Tim Shelley spoke to Grace Clucas about how she's tracking digital inclusion.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, October 14, 2021

10/14/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, October 14, 2021. Our top story is about Peoria Grown opening its second Market 309 location on the Bradley University campus this week. You’ll also hear how a new report on the state strategy to reduce nutrient runoff shows mixed results. Kris Reynolds of the American Farmland Trust spoke with Charlie Schlenker about why the Illinois nutrient loss reduction strategy hasn't made much progress since its 2015 launch.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, October 13, 2021

10/13/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Our top story is about the Citizen’s Utility Board’s new guidebook aimed at helping renters manage utility costs while finding ways to go greener. Student reporter Olivia Streeter talked to Jim Chilsen about how the guide can help renters save money.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, October 12, 2021

10/12/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Our top story is about how blood supplies are running lower than usual for this time of year. You’ll also hear how a family-owned farm in rural Metamora is shifting to a new niche after five generations in the business: craft beer brewing. WCBU correspondent Mike Rundle takes us to Evergreen Farm.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, October 11, 2021

10/11/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, October 11, 2021. Our top story is about how a new exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum explores the railroads and the people who worked on them during World War II. You’ll also hear how Peoria has a new magazine in circulation. WCBU Student Reporter Olivia Streeter talked with the editor in chief and editor of Construction Beauty Magazine, Elizabeth Hinnen and Mary Delgado about the magazine's vision for the...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, October 8, 2021

10/8/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, October 8, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria Housing Authority has officially handed Taft Homes over to a Wisconsin-based developer. Taft’s name has also changed to Providence Pointe. You’ll also hear how Distillery Labs is slated to open in the former Thomas building in downtown Peoria next spring. It's just one hub of the Illinois Innovation Network, organized under the University of Illinois umbrella....

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, October 7, 2021

10/7/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, October 7, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria-area federal lawmakers are pointing at each other's parties for delays in raising the debt limit and passing an infrastructure package. You’ll also hear about how OSF HealthCare's new headquarters is slated to open in the historic Block and Kuhl building come January 2022.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, October 6, 2021

10/6/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Our top story is about how more than two years after breaking ground, the Illinois Air National Guard has its new fire station at Peoria International Airport. You’ll also hear how as Peoria’s Spanish-speaking immigrant population grows, a local business owner wants to preserve Hispanic and Latino culture by teaching children traditional dance. Maria Miranda is the director of Peoria Folklore...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, October 5, 2021

10/5/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Our top story is about how fall is finally here, and pumpkin patches are open and ready for business. WCBU student reporter Olivia Streeter talked with a few Morton pumpkin farmers about how they're growing… not only crops - but tourism in their communities. You’ll also hear how as the fall season rolls in; farmers are busy preparing for the next wave of harvests. But with the changing climate,...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, October 4, 2021

10/4/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, October 4, 2021. As students grapple with learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a local school administrator is bridging the gap between Spanish-speaking parents and their children’s teachers. That's our top story. You’ll also hear from Dr. Brian Curtis, OSF HealthCare Vice President of Clinical Specialty Services. He talks about what you need to know about flu season.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, October 1, 2021

10/1/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, October 1, 2021. Our top story is about how the Illinois State Museum is temporarily shutting down some exhibits at Dickson Mounds in Fulton County. You’ll also hear how it's been more than a year-and-a-half since the Peoria Rivermen played their last hockey game. But the team is now just two weeks away from opening the new season, with the home opener at Carver Arena to follow on October 22nd. Reporter Joe Deacon...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, September 30, 2021

9/30/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 30, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria and Illinois were once a part of New France. While that legacy has mostly faded away, remnants of the Illinois Creole culture still linger in some remote parts of the Midwest. You’ll also hear how deadly problems can arise when farmers need to move from one field to another. Rich Egger tells us about a western Illinois woman’s effort to remind drivers to share...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, September 29, 2021

9/29/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Our top story is about how an outbreak of violence at Peoria High School nearly two weeks ago opened up a wider conversation on how the district is handling troubled children. WCBU student reporter Olivia Streeter talked with a few Peoria High students about how they are feeling after the events that unfolded. You’ll also hear how while Peoria's days as the "Whiskey City" are long over, the...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Tuesday, September 28, 2021

9/28/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Our top story is about how kids in Peoria can explore career options this weekend with the Peoria Park District. You’ll also hear how the Illinois Judges Association wants more retired judges and attorneys to take on pro bono cases on behalf of low-income residents. Michael Brandt served as a Tenth Circuit Court judge in Peoria and Tazewell counties for more than 20 years. He was Chief Judge...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Monday, September 27, 2021

9/27/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, September 27, 2021. Our top story is about how officials in Washington are seeking federal funding to address a public transportation gap. You’ll also hear how theatres across the country are beginning to open up again, and it’s no different for the theatre on Bradley's campus. WCBU's Jody Holtz talks with Bradley University's Theatre Arts department chair Scott Kanoff about how the pandemic has affected theatre at...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Friday, September 24, 2021

9/24/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, September 24, 2021. Our top story is about how baseball star Jim Thome says he hopes his experience as an Illinois Central College alum inspires others to pursue a path to their dreams. You’ll also hear how a group of young Tremont residents are holding a diversity rally tomorrow in their hometown. As Megan Rahn and Lizzy Freidinger tell Tim Shelley, they want to raise racial awareness.

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Thursday, September 23, 2021

9/23/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 23, 2021. Our top story is about how Bradley President Stephen Standifird gave his annual State of the University address yesterday. You’ll also hear how like many cities, Peoria's transportation focus shifted to motor vehicles throughout much of the 20th century. But that mindset is changing. Tim Shelley speaks with Anthony Corso and Dr. Leslie McKnight about the upcoming Complete Streets pop-up...

Duration:00:07:59

On Deck - Wednesday, September 22, 2021

9/22/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria County's proposed 2022 budget keeps the property tax rate steady, but some challenges may be on the horizon. You’ll also hear about how the "Climate and Equitable Jobs Act," that was passed last week could impact Peoria. WCBU’s Hannah Alani spoke with J.C. Kibbey of the National Resources Defense Council.

Duration:00:07:59

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