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Normal, IL

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WGLT

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As much as we know you'd like to listen everyday, all day and all night we know it's just not possible. That's where GLT's Best Week Ever comes in. Every week, Laura Kennedy culls our broadcast schedule for the best stuff. Could be an episode of Poetry Radio. Could be our own Blues Doctor Frank Black talking about Slim Harpo. Could be a newsroom interview. Could be all that and more.

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@WGLTNews

Language:

English

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


Episodes

Shirley 9/30/17

9/22/2017
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Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Jason, Terri, and Kendall Shirley, reminding you the GLT programs you use every day depend on listeners’ financial support. The Shirley Family listens together and hopes you’ll join them in supporting GLT with a contribution today.

Duration: 00:00:22


Hurricane Ruth 'Ain't Ready For The Grave'

9/22/2017
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“Hard Rockin’ Woman is the second song on “Hurricane” Ruth LeMaster’s latest album “Ain’t Ready for the Grave.” It’s an apt description for the Beardstown, Illinois native.

Duration: 00:12:32


Star Trek Goes Boldly Into Identity

9/22/2017
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From outer space to inner emotions, a new book delves into the psychology of "Star Trek," using the beloved characters to help us understand more about ourselves.

Duration: 00:11:09


United Way of McLean County Creates New Strategic Plan

9/21/2017
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The United Way of McLean County has a new strategic plan to address changing giving patterns in the U.S.

Duration: 00:04:29


GLT Sound Ideas 09/21/17

9/21/2017
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Hear about a community wide effort to put kids in beds. Many simply sleep on the floor. Mike McCurdy talks with Ryan Heeren. He and Robert Bosquez are organizing the second annual West Bloomington Revitalization Project-Tool Library Bed Blitz. Teams will build 80 beds this year. At the end of next month, a long time hobby store will close in Downtown Bloomington. GLT’s Ryan Denham stops by Hobbyland. And, after a 50 percent drop in donations last year, The United Way of McLean County is...

Duration: 00:51:05


Peoria Bluesman Bret Bunton Learns By Listening

9/21/2017
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Peoria’s Bret Bunton remembers listening to GLT Blues when he was six or seven years old. “My Dad was playing a lot of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy … and we would listen to GLT,” said Bunton. “I would call in to (longtime GLT Blues host) Frank Black every weekend and request Stevie or Buddy Guy or something. I would always win CD’s too,” laughed Bunton.

Duration: 00:09:32


Radio Munson 9/21/17

9/21/2017
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Don suggests enjoying this last evening of summer on tonight’s Radio Munson with a 1928 recording of “Get Out and Get Under the Moon.” Betty Carter and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are on Don’s playlist along with Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Nat “King” Cole, and Sarah Vaughan.

Duration: 00:57:32


Future of McLean County Nursing Home Under Debate

9/20/2017
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The future of the McLean County Nursing Home is in question. County Board Chairman John McIntyre said the county cannot continue to operate the home with falling revenue and patient numbers and the 1970s structure does not have amenities that are standard today. "Our situation is that the structure of that building does not lend itself to us making major renovations and still make it conducive to operating the business and keeping capacity at a certain level," said McIntyre.

Duration: 00:13:53


Brownstone 9/26/17

9/20/2017
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Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Dan and Debi Brownstone who are celebrating their 35 th wedding anniversary. Dan says it’s wonderful to know that GLT is there to make one of his greatest days even better!

Duration: 00:00:20


GLT Sound Ideas 09/20/17

9/20/2017
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A Central Illinois Congressman says right on. President Trump's speech threatening to destroy North Korea. Hear from Congressman Rodney Davis, a Republican from Taylorville. Plus a look at the proposed McLean County budget and the future of the McLean County Nursing Home.

Duration: 00:51:12


Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein Strove To Present 'Poems As Experience'

9/20/2017
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It's a position with a grand title, but no job description, no budget, no staff, and no salary. Yet, poet and Bradley University Professor Kevin Stein calls being Illinois Poet Laureate one of the best jobs in the state. Stein will be stepping down in December after serving 14 years as Illinois' top ambassador for poetry. He says the legacy of previous Illinois laureates, who included Carl Sandburg and Gwendolyn Brooks, who held the job some 30 years, was never far from his mind.

Duration: 00:08:46


GLT Sound Ideas 09/19/17

9/19/2017
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Normal Mayor Chris Koos talks about an early retirement program being offered to town employees to close a budget shortfall. GLT’s Judy Valente talks to departing Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein. Jon Norton previews a film about discrimination coming to the Normal Theater. And GLT’s Ryan Denham reports on a triple fatal house fire in northeast Bloomington.

Duration: 00:52:12


Police: Fatal Fire Intentionally Set; 2 Children Among Dead

9/19/2017
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UPDATED 1:45 p.m. | Three people—including two children—were found dead after an early morning house fire that Bloomington police say was intentionally set. A fourth person survived.

Duration: 00:03:37


Normal Council OKs Early Retirement Incentives To Cut Costs

9/19/2017
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The Normal Town Council is hoping to downsize its payroll because of revenue losses.

Duration: 00:03:34


Normal Theater Film Documents Racism Against Blacks Across The Americas

9/19/2017
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Black Lives Matter formed in 2014 as a reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri. Subsequent shootings of especially young black men by police officers have sparked conversations about race probably not heard and seen in America in decades. But discrimination against black and brown people is not limited to the United States. Bronx based film-maker/rapper/poet Bocafloja has produced a documentary that details in first-person narratives the...

Duration: 00:11:51


ISU 'Redbirds Rising' Fundraising Campaign Goes Public

9/18/2017
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Illinois State University is entering the public phase of its long-awaited major fundraising campaign.

Duration: 00:18:36


New York Times Reporter Returns To ISU For Constitution Day

9/18/2017
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New York Times political correspondent and Illinois State University alum Carl Hulse says the Trump administration has put journalism and media in unfamiliar territory.

Duration: 00:07:57


Wide Police Discretion In Use Of Force Led To St. Louis Officer's Aquittal

9/18/2017
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The acquittal last week of a white former St. Louis police officer in the shooting death of a 24-year-old African American suspect has its roots in a 1989 Supreme Court decision. Illinois State University Criminal Justice Professor Michael Gizzi said the high court ruling in Graham v. Connor set a standard that gives wide discretion to officers in the use of force. "It's a very deferential standard to law enforcement and it requires courts to evaluate things using an objective reasonableness...

Duration: 00:08:24


GLT Datebook: McLean County Heart and Stroke Walk

9/16/2017
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The McLean County Heart and Stroke Walk is all about getting fit, staying healthy and fighting back against heart attack and stroke.

Duration: 00:04:59


GLT's Top Stories: Week Of Sept. 11-15, 2017

9/15/2017
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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Sept. 4-8, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

Duration: 00:05:00

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