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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 - Friday, January 28, 2022

1/28/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, January 28. Our top story is about "The Long and Winding Road," a set of upcoming performances in which local musicians will perform the Beatles' seminal album "Let It Be," and select solos. You’ll also hear about how Peoria's Center for Prevention of Abuse is fighting human trafficking and helping survivors. In a conversation with WCBU's Jody Holtz, the center's CEO Carol Merna explains what human trafficking is,...

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Thursday, January 27, 2022

1/27/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, January 27. Our top story is about Peoria's health and education leaders urging students, teachers and staff to continue classroom masking - regardless of the outcome of an ongoing effort to block Illinois schools from enforcing mask mandates. You’ll also hear about escalating tensions between Russia and world powers including the United States as Vladimir Putin mobilizes forces along the Ukrainian border. In a...

Duration:00:08:37

On Deck - Wednesday, January 26, 2022

1/26/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, January 26. Our top story is about Peoria leaders' new passenger rail line proposal that offers to connect the city to Chicago through Ottawa. You’ll also hear about how a central Illinois music education group is teaching children to play instruments by ear. WCBU's Jody Holtz interviews multiple people involved with the Suzuki School of Music - including an instructor and a student - about the group's impact in...

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Tuesday, January 25, 2022

1/25/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, January 25. Our top story is about the Peoria Public Schools Board of Education's vote on a new modified balanced calendar. You’ll also hear about how Peoria's two minor league sports franchises were left out of COVID-19 pandemic relief money. WCBU's Joe Deacon interviews Peoria Chiefs GM Jason Mott and Peoria Rivermen COO Bart Rogers about their respective financial woes - and a potential new pot of federal money....

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Monday, January 24, 2022

1/24/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, January 24. Our top story is about WTVP bringing on several former Peoria Journal-Star reporters and editors in its relaunch of Peoria Magazine. You’ll also hear about a Bradley University assistant professor of communication's plan to increase media literacy in Peoria. WCBU's Jody Holtz interviews Dr. Cory Barker about his series on adult media habits taking place at the Peoria Public Library North Branch. On Deck...

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Friday, January 21, 2022

1/21/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, January 21. Our top story is about the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s pivot from showing blockbuster movies to only screening the classics. You’ll also hear about how the COVID-19 pandemic is straining hospitals and healthcare providers that serve rural populations. Eric Stock interviews Emily Whitson, Chief Operating Officer at Hopedale Medical Center in Tazewell County. On Deck is produced by WCBU student intern...

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Thursday, January 20, 2022

1/20/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, January 20. Our top story is about a the current COVID-19 surge in Greater Peoria, and what Gov. JB Pritzker had to say at the state level. You’ll also hear from Peoria City-County Health Department administrator Monica Hendrickson. As part of WCBU's five-part series on COVID-19 in the Tri-County, Joe Deacon interviews Hendrickson about how she's handling her role in the current surge - and what burnout is like...

Duration:00:08:36

On Deck - Wednesday, January 19, 2022

1/19/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, January 19. Our top story is about a local blood shortage and the urgent need for blood and platelets. You’ll also hear from local experts about at-home COVID-19 "rapid tests." WCBU's Jody Holtz reports on where you can buy them, how effective they are and more. On Deck is produced by WCBU student intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Tuesday, January 18, 2022

1/18/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, January 18. Our top story brings you a local expert's tips on how to protect your car throughout this season of winter weather. You’ll also hear from Dr. Ben Kemp, an ER physician and one of the directors of OSF Healthcare's emergency department. WCBU's Hannah Alani interviews Kemp about what COVID-19 looks like inside OSF, healthcare worker burnout and more. On Deck is produced by WCBU student intern Holden...

Duration:00:08:21

On Deck - Friday, January 14, 2022

1/14/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, January 14. Our top story is about the Tri-County experiencing its highest daily COVID-19 case count -- ever. You’ll also hear about a local effort to provide theater opportunities to children with special needs. WCBU's Jody Holtz interviews Dr. Andy Morgan, founder and director of The Penguin Project. On Deck is produced by WCBU student intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:29

On Deck - Thursday, January 13, 2022

1/13/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, January 13. Our top story is about the latest COVID-19 numbers and what Dr. Ngozi Ezike is the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health has to say about the impact of the surge on hospital patients and staff. You’ll also hear about the Peoria County Public Library's McClure Branch's effort to hire an artist in residence. WCBU's Tim Shelley interviews branch manager Sarah Couri about the idea - a first...

Duration:00:08:37

On Deck - Wednesday, January 12, 2022

1/12/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, January 12. Our top story is about new weekend hours (9-5 Saturday and Sunday) for the Peoria City-County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccination and booster walk-in clinic. You’ll also hear about the impact of the latest COVID-19 surge on Peoria County schools -- and why officials believe returning to the classroom this week is the best course of action this week. WCBU's Joe Deacon interviews Peoria County...

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Tuesday, January 11, 2022

1/11/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, January 11. Our top story is about a foreign investment giving a big boost to a Peoria-based whiskey distillery. You’ll also hear about a local organization aimed at support women-owned businesses. WCBU's Joe Deacon interviews Francine Hinrickson about the vision behind her 1-year-old organization, "Founding Females," and her plans for the upcoming year. On Deck is produced by WCBU student intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Monday, January 10, 2022

1/10/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, January 10. Our top story is about Peoria Police Chief Eric Echevarria's plan to curb violence in 2022. You’ll also hear about a new COVID-19-inspired book published by a Bradley University professor. WCBU's Jody Holtz interviews Dr. Paul Gullifor about his new children's book entitled "Where Have All the Smiles Gone?" On Deck is produced by WCBU student intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Friday, January 7, 2022

1/7/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, January 7. Our top story is about conditions inside Unity Point and OSF Healthcare as the county's ICU bed availability falls to 11%. You’ll also hear about how December was an exceptionally warm month for the state. WCBU's Tim Shelley interviews Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford about why that's symptomatic of the long-term trend of warming winters. On Deck is produced by WCBU student intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:31

On Deck - Thursday, January 6, 2022

1/6/2022
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, January 6. Our top story is about local hospitals postponing elective procedures as they near capacity in inpatient and ICU beds amid the rise in COVID-19 cases. You’ll also hear about Springfield Clinic, a capitol-based healthcare provider that's opened four Peoria-area locations in the past 15 months. WCBU's Tim Shelley talks with Cal Thomas, Springfield Clinic's vice president of business development and...

Duration:00:08:40

On Deck - Wednesday, January 5, 2022

1/5/2022
On Deck has everything you need to know for Wednesday, January 5. Our top story is about the status of the Tazewell County salt dome after a wind storm destroyed the dome’s roof. You’ll also hear about the city of Washington’s 25-year comprehensive plan. WBCU correspondent Tim Alexander interviews the city’s Jon Oliphant about upcoming projects in the pipeline. On Deck is produced by WCBU intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Tuesday, January 4, 2022

1/4/2022
On Deck has everything you need to know for Tuesday, January 4. Our top story is about snow and ice removal efforts following this weekend’s snow storm. You’ll also hear about the Center for Youth and Family Services’ COVID-19 relief program. WBCU’s Jody Holtz interviews CYFS Community Development director Jeff Turnbull and Program Director for Community Volunteerism Jenny Lee about the center’s 2022 plans for helping those in need. On Deck is produced by WCBU intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Monday, January 3, 2022

1/3/2022
On Deck has everything you need to know for Monday, January 3. Our top story is about rare sightings of snowy owls in central Illinois. You’ll also hear about Veloxity Labs – a bioanalytical research company based in Peoria. WCBU’s Tim Shelley interviews Veloxity president Shane Needham of Idaho about why he based his company in the River City, and how Veloxity’s work will play a key role in the development of new drugs and treatments. On Deck is produced by WCBU intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:30

On Deck - Wednesday, December 22, 2021

12/22/2021
On Deck has everything you need to know for Wednesday, December 22. Our top story is about the low probability for a “White Christmas” this year. You’ll also hear more about the newly formed Office of Firearm Violence Prevention. WCBU’s Hannah Alani interviews office director Chris Patterson about how he will work with locally-based advisory councils to dole out $250 million to community-based anti-violence efforts over the next three years. On Deck is produced by WCBU intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:37