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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 - 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

On Deck - Tuesday, December 21, 2021

12/21/2021
On Deck has everything you need to know for Tuesday, December 21. Our top story is about a student at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg winning a national sports title – for the first time in the school’s history. You’ll also hear about the city of Peoria’s ongoing response to record-breaking gun violence. WCBU’s Joe Deacon interviews Mayor Rita Ali about the various state and federal funding opportunities she’s looking to capitalize upon in the new year. On Deck is produced by WCBU intern...

Duration:00:08:38

On Deck - Monday, December 20, 2021

12/20/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, December 20. Our top story is about OSF Healthcare’s ribbon cutting ceremony for its new headquarters in downtown Peoria. You’ll also hear about one man’s job studying ducks. WCBU’s Tim Shelley speaks ecologist Josh Osborn about his work, and what we can learn from decades of waterfowl migration data. On Deck is produced by WCBU student intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Friday, December 17, 2021

12/17/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, December 17. Our top story is about the blood shortage in Peoria County. You’ll also hear U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) explain how a new commission will reexamine U.S. conduct in the 20-year Afghan War. WCBU’s Tim Shelley speaks with Duckworth about the commission, and what it means for Peoria. On Deck is produced by WCBU student intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Thursday, December 16, 2021

12/16/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, December 16. Our top story is about Eureka College expanding its statewide tuition-free scholarship program. You’ll also hear about the historic Pabst Brewery “33 Room” coming back to life next year. WCBU’s Tim Shelley interviews bar co-owners Kip Rodier and Dustin Crawford about how they plan to blend beer with history in Peoria Heights. On Deck is produced by WCBU student intern Holden Kellogg.

Duration:00:08:36

On Deck- Wednesday, December 15, 2021

12/15/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, December 15. Our top story is about the newly formed Office of Firearm and Violence Prevention’s $250 million in grant funding – and how local Peoria organizations can be the most successful at getting funds. You’ll also hear about the impact of a 2010 renovation and expansion of the Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch. WCBU’s Joe Deacon talks with 20-year library staffer Cynthia Smith about how updating the old...

Duration:00:08:39

On Deck - Tuesday, December 14, 2021

12/14/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, December 14. Our top story is about the “Pavilion in the Park” proposal, which the Park Board of Trustees must revisit in January – even though board members opposed the plan this fall. You’ll also hear about why roundabouts – circular-shaped and stoplight-less traffic control tools – are becoming more popular in Peoria. WCBU correspondent Steve Tartar interviews Peoria Public Works Department deputy director Sie...

Duration:00:08:37

On Deck - Monday, December 13, 2021

12/13/2021
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, December 13. Our top story is about the “Find Yourself” augmented reality mural unveiled last week outside the Metro Centre shopping complex. You’ll also hear about possible changes to the Bob Michel bridge. WCBU’s Tim Shelley interviews the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Nancy Dvorsky about how a new construction concept could lead to a big pedestrian traffic upgrade. On Deck is produced by WCBU student...

Duration:00:08:39