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Best Week Ever

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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.

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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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

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English

Contact:

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


Episodes

GLT's Sound Ideas: 2/19/18

2/19/2018
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An Illinois State University scholar says fighting over the future of the country won't go away soon -- it's built in to American cultural individualism. Judy Valente talks about threats to Democracy with ISU Professor Lane Crothers. Rivian Automotive is in the process to get re-certified for ongoing tax breaks. You'll get an update on the progress on the auto manufacturer occupying the former Mitsubishi plant from the head of the Economic Development Council. And you'll hear about new...

Duration:00:51:05

Economic Development Council CEO Pledges Better Communication

2/19/2018
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The head of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council said he hopes to rebuild strained relationships with some elected officials in the Twin Cities.

Duration:00:03:46

Is American Democracy Dying?

2/19/2018
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Illinois State University government professor Lane Crothers has long been an observer of the American democratic system. Political events of the past year, he said, have caused him to question whether the country is experiencing the beginning of the end of democracy. Crothers will speak on “End Days? Democracy in Crisis” Tuesday at 7 pm. at the Normal Public Library in a free program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of McLean County. “You have an assault going on in a number of...

Duration:00:08:52

GLT Datebook: "Hands" Invite Interaction

2/17/2018
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Eighteen colorful pairs of hands reach out from the walls of Illinois State University's Milner Library in a new exhibition that draws visitors in for a closer look.

Duration:00:08:29

GLT's Top Stories: Week Of Feb. 12-16, 2018

2/16/2018
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Here are some of top stories we covered this week (Feb. 12-16, 2018) at GLT and WGLT.org.

Duration:00:04:59

Dayton, Ohio's Welcoming America Ordinance Offers New Approach For Bloomington-Normal

2/16/2018
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A change in the way Bloomington-Normal approaches the establishment of a Welcoming City ordinance may be what the Twin Cities need to truly make immigrants feel welcome.

Duration:00:05:58

GLT's Sound Ideas: 2/16/18

2/16/2018
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GLT’s Judy Valente speaks with a local domestic violence expert about how abused women can prepare to exit a relationship. Mike McCurdy talks to two women who are looking to create Bloomington’s first inclusive playground for children with disabilities. And Jon Norton talks to Illinois State University’s women’s basketball coach about this weekend’s Play4Kay game at Redbird Arena.

Duration:00:51:08

Women Escaping Domestic Violence Need A Plan

2/16/2018
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A 30-year-old Bloomington woman was stabbed to death with a butcher knife by her husband earlier this month. She was packing to leave their abusive relationship. Domestic violence experts say choosing when to leave an abusive relationship is a critical time, and that those seeking to escape should form a plan for leaving their abuser safely. Cheryl Gaines has worked with domestic abuse survivors for 25 years. Her agency, Collaborative Solutions, also counsels those accused of committed...

Duration:00:14:40

GLT's Grow: Time For Something New In The Garden

2/16/2018
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Spring is on the way, bringing with it a chance to begin afresh in the garden. Now's the time to scope out seeds of flowers you've never tried before.

Duration:00:09:18

Dark Comedy Shines A Light On Storytelling

2/16/2018
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When things get bad ... really bad ... at least we have each other and our stories.

Duration:00:09:56

Sommer Is Wait-And-See On Rauner's Pension, Budget Proposals

2/15/2018
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State Rep. Keith Sommer said Thursday he’s taking a wait-and-see approach on many of the governor’s budget proposals laid out this week , even as Sommer’s Democratic challenger called them “insincere and disingenuous” and potentially disruptive for Illinois schools.

Duration:00:06:48

GLT's Sound Ideas: 2/15/18

2/15/2018
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Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed budget transfers pension costs to school districts and universities over the next four years. GLT’s Ryan Denham examines how that plays with central Illinois lawmaker Keith Sommer and his opponent for the fall election, Jill Blair. An Illinois State University professor says there's more at play in school shootings than inadequate gun control. You'll hear from Julie Webber, who's written two books on school violence. And Laura Kennedy previews a play on stage...

Duration:00:51:07

ISU's Kristen Gillespie now 'Coaching 4 Kay'

2/15/2018
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When Illinois State University women’s basketball coach Kristen Gillespie paces the sideline Sunday afternoon at Redbird Arena, her former college coach will be alongside during the Play4Kay game to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund .

Duration:00:04:22

GLT's Sound Ideas: 2/14/18

2/14/2018
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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner makes his annual budget address to lawmakers and the public. Governor Rauner says a $1 billion tax cut should be the top priority for this year's legislative session. The Republican said Wednesday it could be achieved by changing the way pensions are doled out to state employees. But the pension changes are contentious and experts question whether a court would find it constitutional.

Duration:01:00:11

Nash Castillo 2/21/18

2/13/2018
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Today's programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsor Bobby Nash Castillo reminding you it's a great day to commemorate both of our amazing local universities: Illinois State celebrated its 161st birthday last Wednesday and Illinois Wesleyan celebrates its 168th birthday today.

Duration:00:00:22

Animal House: Leptospirosis Can Infect You And Your Pet

2/13/2018
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If your pet ventures outside, even for a short time each day, then your furry friend is at risk for a zoonotic disease that has to potential to kill you both.

Duration:00:09:06

GLT's Sound Ideas: 2/13/18

2/13/2018
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Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner discusses how and when a Welcoming City ordinance will be decided. Renner talks with GLT's Ryan Denham about the e-mail sent by five Aldermen asking that a draft ordinance be pulled from consideration and about the politics surrounding that issue. He'll also discuss a move away from privatizing solid waste services. Find out how the community of Dayton Ohio is handling a Welcoming City ordinance. It's called Welcoming America and it's broader than the one called...

Duration:00:51:09

Mayor, Aldermen Clash Again Over Immigration Ordinance, Agenda-Setting

2/13/2018
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Often chilly relations between some Bloomington aldermen and Mayor Tari Renner became even worse at Monday's council meeting.

Duration:00:00:16

Bloomington Police Chief Defends Cooperation With ICE

2/12/2018
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An interview with Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner about his department's relationship with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. You can also listen to GLT's full interview with Heffner. WGLT depends on financial support from users to bring you stories and interviews like this one. As someone who values experienced, knowledgeable, and award-winning journalists covering meaningful stories in central Illinois, please consider making a contribution .

Duration:00:08:38

GLT's Sound Ideas: 2/12/18

2/12/2018
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Find out how the job of McLean County Republican Party Chair is almost like being a parent. State Senator Jason Barickman and other McLean County Republicans talk with GLT’s Ryan Denham about how the party is changing. The Bloomington City Council will not be considering a welcoming cities ordinance tonight . It was pulled from the agenda at the request of five aldermen, but aldermen will get an earful from a coalition of groups pushing for the law affording some protections to the immigrant...

Duration:00:50:55

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