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Janet Moore & Jay Ansher host GLT Uncommon Knowledge - a 2.5 minute science program produced by WGLT, the Illinois State University Department of Physics, and ISU's University College. Uncommon Knowledge briefly explains everyday scientific events with a light, but rooted-in-science approach.

Janet Moore & Jay Ansher host GLT Uncommon Knowledge - a 2.5 minute science program produced by WGLT, the Illinois State University Department of Physics, and ISU's University College. Uncommon Knowledge briefly explains everyday scientific events with a light, but rooted-in-science approach.
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Normal, Il

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WGLT

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Janet Moore & Jay Ansher host GLT Uncommon Knowledge - a 2.5 minute science program produced by WGLT, the Illinois State University Department of Physics, and ISU's University College. Uncommon Knowledge briefly explains everyday scientific events with a light, but rooted-in-science approach.

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@WGLTNews

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English

Contact:

WGLT FM 8910 Illinois State University Normal, Il 61790-8910 (309) 438-8910


Episodes

Illinois Poverty Rate Stuck At 13 Percent; Women, Children, Minorities Hard Hit

5/21/2018
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The poverty rate has inched slightly lower in Illinois but still remains well above the rate that existed before the Great Recession began in 2008.

Duration:00:05:26

GLT's Sound Ideas 5/21/18

5/21/2018
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Heartland Alliance researcher Katie Buitrago (BOO-trah-go) says the poverty rate in McLean County is misleadingly low because that does not take into account a living wage. GLT's Judy Valente reports children and women have far higher poverty rates. Hear from the State Farm Vice President for Strategic Resouces. Laurette Stiles' examines external cometitive pressures, and trends to provide company leaders guidance of future direction. GLT's Ryan Denham has the interview. And during an...

Duration:00:51:05

GLT's Grow: Watering ... And Not Watering

5/19/2018
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Water, water, everywhere. But are you getting the most out of it for your plants?

Duration:00:09:19

GLT Datebook: Wilds Of Woodford Beckon

5/19/2018
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The ParkLands Foundation is hosting an open house event to highlight the delights of Letcher Basin.

Duration:00:04:59

GLT's Sound Ideas 5/18/18

5/18/2018
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Bloomington Parks and Recreation Director Jay Tetzloff has dreams for O'Neil Pool, big dreams. Ryan Denham tours the aging O'Neil pool with Tetzloff and talks about the future of the facility. Hear from the Women of Distinction Keynote speaker, who was American Airlines Vice President for Diversity during 9/11. Di Ann Sanchez, who continues to provide diversity training, had to diffuse mistrust and hatred toward Mulsims at American Airlines after the attack. And Charlie Schlenker talks...

Duration:00:51:07

Clock Ticking For O'Neil Pool As Swimming Season Nears

5/18/2018
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Summertime is just around the corner, and that means busy parks, golf courses, and community swimming pools.

Duration:00:07:26

Love, Laughter And Beer Highlight Illinois Shakespeare Festival

5/16/2018
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This season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival deftly combines the thrill of both a battle and a heart won, familiar faces revisiting cherished roles, and a chance to imagine "what if" about The Bard.

Duration:00:10:56

Samantha Fish: Belle Of The Blues Turns To Americana

5/16/2018
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Kansas City native Samantha Fish said her hometown was a great playground for learning her craft. “There’s such a steep tradition there. It’s a great jazz and blues town, and a jam scene,” said Fish. “You could go out every night and play with some incredible, top-notch blues players.”

Duration:00:04:23

GLT Sound ideas 05/16/18

5/16/2018
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John Stark is in his first year as the Artistic Director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and the Chicago Tribune ranks the festival number one in summer must see events. Nothing like pressure! More on the summer season with Laura Kennedy. Plus, Ryan Denham looks at the competitive pressures State Farm Insurance is facing. Plus, the Blues and roots music of Samantha Fish is refreshing and varied. Jon Norton has more. And it's GLT's Grow.

Duration:00:51:09

GLT's Sound Ideas 5/15/18

5/16/2018
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Hear about the drug sometimes called synthetic marijuana or spice. Twenty year-old Alejandro is an addict who says the drug is nothing like marijuana. GLT's Ryan Denham reports on the deadly spike in spice deaths in central Illinois. Charlie Schlenker talks with a longtime central Illinois TV host who gets to sleep in. For years, Garry Moore was the first news staffer on the job and on the air at WEEK-TV. And Mayor Tari Renner is in studio. He'll answer questions about about early council...

Duration:00:51:07

Renner: Welcoming City Ordinance May Resurface In June

5/15/2018
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Follow passage in Normal, Mayor Tari Renner said Tuesday that a Welcoming City immigration ordinance could return to a Bloomington City Council agenda in June.

Duration:00:04:36

Spice In B-N: Cops And Addicts Grapple With A Synthetic Shapeshifter

5/15/2018
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K2. Spice. Black Mamba. Research chemicals. Potpourri. New psychoactive substances.

Duration:00:08:46

GLT's Sound Ideas 5/14/18

5/14/2018
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Democratic Congressional Candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan says GOP claims of success with the tax bill are misplaced. Ryan Denham talks with Dirksen Londrigan about her campaign against incumbent Congressman Rodney Davis in the 13th district. Get an update from Normal’s top cop on a body cam pilot project. The project is coming to an end and Chief Rick Bleichner talks with CS about what’s next. And you’ll meet singer-songwriter David Berchtold. He talks with GLT’s Jon Norton just before...

Duration:00:51:05

Scott-King 5/22/18

5/14/2018
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Today's programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Scott and Jennie King, celebrating their 47th wedding anniversary, and 39 years of listening to WGLT. They'd like to sincerely thank the thousands of other public radio contributors - past, present, and future - who improve the quality of life in Central Illinois by supporting GLT.

Duration:00:00:25

Toth-Strano 5/22/18

5/14/2018
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Today's programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Janine Toth and Joe Strano who are celebrating 25 years of marriage and 28 years of supporting public radio.

Duration:00:00:16

Tulley 5/20/18

5/14/2018
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Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Janet and John Tulley, honoring their daughter Anna Tulley and the other graduates in University High School’s Class of 2018. Congratulations to all, especially the cowgirls!

Duration:00:00:19

Lawyer 5/18/18

5/14/2018
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Today's programming is brought to you in part by GLT day Sponsors Jean and Dennis Lawyer who are celebrating their 44th wedding anniversary. They encourage you to join them in making a contribution to WGLT.

Duration:00:00:17

Yandel 5/16/18

5/14/2018
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Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Angela and Dan Yandel as they celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary. They look forward to sharing many more happy years together tuned in to their favorite radio station, GLT.

Duration:00:00:19

Finger-Picking David Berchtold Brings Piedmont Blues To Nightshop

5/14/2018
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Piedmont Blues radiated from David Berchtold ’s guitar before he even knew that style existed.

Duration:00:04:23

GLT Datebook: Children's Opera With A Message

5/12/2018
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Prairie Fire Theater teams up with theater students from Illinois Wesleyan University to stage an original children's opera that aims to be fun as well as thought-provoking.

Duration:00:05:00

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