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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 Hannah Alani. 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 Hannah Alani. 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 Hannah Alani. New episodes are available every weekday by 7 a.m.

Twitter:

@WCBURadio

Language:

English

Contact:

(309) 438-2255


Episodes

On Deck - Tuesday, December 7, 2021

12/7/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, December 7. Our top story is about You’ll also hear about Raber's Packing Company reopening in a new West Peoria location after closing down due to a fire. You’ll also hear about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). WCBU student reporter Olivia Streeter interviews UnityPoint Health behavioral health specialist Amy Roberts about what seasonally-triggered anxiety and depression can look like – and ways to treat it. On...

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Monday, December 6, 2021

12/6/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, December 6. Our top story is about Central Illinois’ food processing cooperative getting a boost thanks to the USDA. You’ll also hear about the many social services provided to the South Peoria community through the Southside Community Center. WCBU’s Hannah Alani interviews Pastor Irene Lewis-Wimbley about how her faith-based efforts have helped countless families connect to health care, transition out of public...

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Friday, December 3, 2021

12/3/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, December 3. Our top story is about booster shots for Peorians who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You’ll also hear about Blanks Evergreen Acres, a Christmas tree farm in Creve Coeur. WCBU’s Jody Holtz interviews Mike Blanks about how the family-owned tree farm bounced back this season after closing in 2020 due to COVID-19. On Deck is produced by WCBU student intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Thursday, December 2, 2021

12/2/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, December 2. Our top story is about what local health experts have to say regarding the new COVID-19 Omicron variant. You’ll also hear from Bradley University’s first vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion. WCBU’s Tim Shelley interviews Dr. Warren Anderson about his past experience and his ideas for the new position.

Duration:00:08:30

On Deck - Wednesday, December 1, 2021

12/1/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, December 1. Our top story is the return of Greater Peoria Farm show – the state’s largest indoor agriculture trade show. You’ll also hear about Peoria Ag Lab scientists developing a new jet biofuel from soybean oil. WCBU’s Tim Shelley interviews scientists Ken Doll and Bryan Moser about the research.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Tuesday, November 30, 2021

11/30/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, November 30. Our top story is about flu rates rising as the weather turns colder. You’ll also hear about a lifelong Peorian’s journey to find the city’s namesake Native American tribe. WCBU’s Hannah Alani interviews Jo Lakota about meeting modern-day Peorian Indians in Oklahoma.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Monday, November 29, 2021

11/29/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, November 29. Our top story is about the South Side Community Center’s mission to connect, grow and serve South Peorians. You’ll also hear about East Peoria’s nationally acclaimed Festival of Lights. WCBU’s Jody Holtz talks with East Peoria’s Director of Tourism and Special Events Doug McCarty about all the festival has to offer.

Duration:00:08:29

On Deck - Wednesday, November 24, 2021

11/24/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, November 24. Our top story is about how trends in gas prices may affect holiday travel. You’ll also hear tips on how to manage COVID-19 safety expectations when gathering with family this holiday season. WGLT’s Ryan Denham interviews Erin Osborn, social service coordinator at UnityPoint's behavioral health service line, on navigating family vaccine etiquette when relatives disagree.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Tuesday, November 23, 2021

11/23/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, November 23. Our top story is about the most prolific scorer in Bradley basketball history becoming a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. You’ll also hear about the annual Santa Claus parade organized by the Peoria Area Community Events board. WCBU’s Jody Holtz interviews parade co-chair Susie Stockman, who says Peoria’s Santa Claus parade is the oldest in the nation.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Monday, November 22, 2021

11/22/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, November 22. Our top story is about local efforts to vaccinate children against COVID-19. You’ll also hear about how a local turkey farm is seeing a record number of pre-orders this year and why you should act quickly if you haven’t already secured your holiday meal bird. Christine Yordy, co-owner of Yordy's Turkey Farm in Morton, talks with WCBU’s Jody Holtz about how supply chain issues and labor shortages are...

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Friday, November 19, 2021

11/19/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, November 19. Our top story is about the struggles of Midwest Food Bank and other local service agencies as inflation drives up the cost of food. You’ll also hear about the Peoria Train Fair returning to Peoria this Sunday. WCBU’s Joe Deacon interviews Rick Stephenson of the River City Model Railroad Club about the appeal of model railroading hobby and trains in general.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Thursday, November 18, 2021

11/18/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, November 18. Our top story delves into winter weather safety and the ins and outs of operating a snowplow. You’ll also hear about efforts to attract and expand the biomanufacturing and biotechnology industries in the Peoria area. WCBU’s Tim Shelley interviews Peoria BioMade's new executive director Vivian Standifird.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Wednesday, November 17, 2021

11/17/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, November 17. Our top story explains how the new $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill will bring a long-awaited funding opportunity to the Peoria International Airport. You’ll also hear about the challenges of guarding your personal information online with the advent of facial recognition technology and deepfakes. WCBU’s Tim Shelley speaks with Bradley University director of information security David Scuffham...

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Tuesday, November 16, 2021

11/16/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, November 16. Our top story covers the ongoing effect of supply chain issues as holiday shopping ramps up. You’ll also hear about the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention, a new state agency focused exclusively on gun violence. WBEZ’s Patrick Smith speaks with agency head Chris Patterson, in Chicago.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Monday, November 15, 2021

11/15/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, November 15. Our top story features “Dreamland” author and freelance journalist Sam Quinones, who is speaking at Peoria Public Library tonight about his new book “The Least of Us.” The book covers the rise of the synthetic drug market and its grip on American communities. You’ll also hear about OSF Healthcare’s ongoing efforts to fight COVID-19. WGLT’s Charlie Schlenker interviews Dr. Mike Cruz, OSF’s Chief...

Duration:00:08:38

On Deck - Friday, November 12, 2021

11/12/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, November 12. Our top story features retired Air Force General and Peoria native William “Robbie” Robertson, who retired from his 41-year career on Veterans Day. You’ll also hear about the state of Salvation Army Peoria. WCBU’s Jody Holtz interviews Major Heath Sells about how the non-profit meets the needs of Tri-county residents ... and how COVID-19 and the winter season have influenced operations.

Duration:00:08:38

On Deck - Thursday, November 11, 2021

11/11/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, November 11. Our top story covers the six contenders – four democrats and two Republicans – fighting to replace Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Moline) as leader of the Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. You’ll also hear about Hikers Inc., a student-led business and the winner of the Bradley University Social Impact Challenge. WCBU’s Olivia Streeter interviews Hikers Inc. co-founders Matthew Klein and Devin Soldati.

Duration:00:08:34

On Deck - Wednesday, November 10, 2021

11/10/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Our top story is about how community leaders are speaking out once again as Peoria's deadly wave of violence continues. You’ll also hear how addressing food insecurity and fostering job creation and retention are among the goals for some of the grant programs administered by the Peoria-based Community Foundation of Central Illinois. You’ll hear from CFCI president Mark Roberts, who says...

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Tuesday, November 9, 2021

11/9/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, November 9. Our top story is about a federal commission officially recognizing the Illinois Waterway as a port statistical area. You’ll also hear about how the Bradley University men’s basketball team is kicking off its season. WCBU’s Joe Deacon talks with Bradley coach Brian Wardle, senior Ja'Shon Henry and junior Ville Tahvanainen.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Monday, November 8, 2021

11/8/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, November 8. Our top story is about the Illinois Partners for Human Services’ latest report identifying the factors most affecting the health and human services workforce in the wake of the pandemic. You’ll also hear about how the Bradley University women's basketball team is looking to build on an unexpected championship run. WCBU’s Joe Deacon talks with head coach Andrea Gorski ahead of Tuesday’s season opener.

Duration:00:08:39