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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

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

9/19/2017
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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

9/19/2017
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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

9/16/2017
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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


GLT Sound Ideas 09/15/17

9/15/2017
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Overdose deaths are rising in McLean County. And Coroner Kathy Davis says its because of synthetic drugs. Hear Colleen Reynolds' interview. Plus, the head of the League of Women Voters of Illinois talks about water quality issues, a nighttime walk through Fugate Woods, and an artist displays her vision of a vulnerable earth.

Duration: 00:51:09


Unknown Illinois: A Night-time Walk Through Fugate Woods

9/15/2017
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Most people would shrink from an opportunity to walk through woods at night. All that darkness. All those strange insect sounds, not to mention the screeching owls. Nonetheless, a group of intrepid nature lovers ventured forth after sundown into Fugate Woods outside of Fairbury with flashlights at the ready to see what they could see. “Okay, there’s going to be two groups, one’s going this way with me. That way, is the black light, this way we’re just going to be spotlighting,” said...

Duration: 00:06:56


GLT Sound Ideas 09/14/17

9/15/2017
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President Trump's Muslim ban heads to the Supreme Court next month and ISU political scientists are generally saying under some frameworks the President is on firm legal ground. Wisdom is another matter. Hear a panel discussion involving professors Lane Crothers Meghan Leonard, and Tom McClure as they talk about the development of executive power, presidential immunity, immigration policy, and more.

Duration: 00:51:10


Fragile Ecology Highlights Artist's Work

9/15/2017
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The vulnerability of Earth's biodiversity is a theme that runs through the work of artist Alice Hargrave.

Duration: 00:08:09


Scogin 9/18/17

9/14/2017
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Today’s programming is made possible in part by the Scogin family who are remembering Tim Scogin on his 34 th birthday. Tim touched everyone that met or knew him. Tim passed away much too soon and his family loves and misses him.

Duration: 00:00:19


Radio Munson 9/14/17

9/14/2017
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Don might be rushing the season just a bit, but this week’s Radio Munson features Woody Herman’s iconic recording of “Early Autumn.” There’s also swinging tunes by Cab Calloway, Tommy Dorsey, Lionel Hampton, and a special duet by vocal legends Ray Charles and Johnny Mathis.

Duration: 00:58:28


GLT Sound Ideas 09/13/17

9/13/2017
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Former McLean County Board Chairman Matt Sorensen will be behind bars and away from his family for a year and a day for fraud. GLT's Ryan Denham was in the Federal courtroom in Chicago. Plus, the inspirational power of Batman sparks a movie at the Normal Theater. Laura Kennedy urges you to just say it…”I’m Batman.” And hear about the Pages and Paws program at the Normal Public Library.

Duration: 00:51:10


Psychologist Teaches The Superpower Of Comics And Pop Culture

9/13/2017
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Long before he was a professor of psychology, Travis Langley was a budding geek.

Duration: 00:10:45


Ronnie Baker Brooks Shows His Mettle 'Off The Pedal'

9/13/2017
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The Ronnie Baker Brooks 2017 release “Times Have Changed” is aptly titled. For one, he altered his guitar sound, leaving his coveted guitar pedals at home during the recording of the album. “I plugged straight into the amp through a Gibson guitar,” said Brooks. “That was an adjustment for me at first, mentally.”

Duration: 00:11:18


Ex-Mayor Stockton Uses State Farm Experience During Irma

9/13/2017
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For many people fleeing mandatory evacuation areas in Florida, it was hard to know the right place to go.

Duration: 00:04:10


Alderman Schmidt Not On Board With Market Street Library Proposal

9/13/2017
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Proponents of a new Bloomington Library combined with a Connect Transit transfer center have a hurdle to overcome, a previous council consensus. Speaking on GLT's Sound Ideas, Mayor Pro-Tem Karen Schmidt said she is willing to listen, but 7 Aldermen and Mayor Tari Renner have already signed off on improving the current site of the library.

Duration: 00:13:30

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