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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

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


Episodes

GLT Sound Ideas 11/22/17

11/22/2017
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Money and politics have gone together for millennia. But, campaigns have a growing loophole, a lack of reporting requirements for Facebook ads, which doesn't help the public. More from Sarah Bruni of the Illinois Coalition for Political Reform. Plus spring and summer are easy times to make gardens look good. Come fall...it's just you baby. And instead of a turkey surprise, it's a turkey reprise.

Duration: 00:51:08


What We Value Is Crucial To Understanding Poetry

11/22/2017
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A pair of English professors have teamed up to help readers find new ways to evaluate poetry.

Duration: 00:08:36


GLT Sound Ideas 11/21/17

11/22/2017
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It’s a conversation with a former Illinois State University president who used to enjoy the freedom of running his own college campus. The tables have turned. Al Bowman talks about his new job at the Illinois Board of Higher Education -- and the big challenges on his to-do list. Hear from musician Dan Hubbard. He plays the Castle Theater tomorrow night. And Mayor Chris Koos is in the studio to talk about the town’s next comprehensive plan, guiding the town through 2040. The council adopted...

Duration: 00:51:09


Edathiparambil 12/3/17

11/21/2017
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Today's programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Binoy and Joceline Edathiparambil, who are celebrating their daughter Agnes on her third birthday. Binoy and Joceline say it’s been a year filled with parental highs and lows! They recommend you visit WGLT.org , to listen to GLT’s jazz, blues and folk streams, subscribe to excellent podcasts like Grow and GLT’s Sound ideas, and join the GLT family.

Duration: 00:00:28


Groves 12/8/17

11/21/2017
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Today’s programming is made possible in part by GLT Day Sponsors Fred and Sandy Groves reminding you to have your holiday gifts, purchased on line or in the store, wrapped at the Soroptimist Gift Wrap for Charity booth by Rogers & Holland in Eastland Mall, today through Christmas Eve. Proceeds support local domestic violence shelters, services and education grants.

Duration: 00:00:24


Weakening Mayoral Power Makes Cooperation Difficult

11/21/2017
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A proposal in Bloomington that would impinge the ability of the mayor to control the council agenda is a fundamental change in Bloomington's form of government, according to the Town of Normal Mayor. Chris Koos is serving in year 15 as the town's mayor. He says the Bloomington proposal will affect his ability cooperate with the city. He joins others in wondering if the move is legal. "A council's and mayor's duties are pretty clearly defined, as are the city manager's in the form of...

Duration: 00:05:03


GLT Sound Ideas 11/20/17

11/20/2017
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Hear from the man who has his eye on becoming Bloomington’s next City Manager. Steve Rasmussen is the Interim City Manager dealing with a council and mayor not getting along. Rasmussen talks with Mike McCurdy about council interaction, politics and the projected $3 million dollar budget deficit. Congressman Darin LaHood is optimistic the GOP tax plan will move to the President’s desk. Charlie Schlenker caught up with LaHood at a McLean County Republican Party breakfast. And during an edition...

Duration: 00:51:05


Rep LaHood Enthusiastic About GOP House Tax Bill

11/20/2017
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Peoria area Congressman Darin LaHood is praising the house version of the GOP tax plan he voted for last week. During a party breakfast in Bloomington, LaHood accused Democrats of demagoguery in opposing the measure he says helps most people. "If you have a home that's less than $500,000, which 95 percent of my district does, you're going to continue to get your mortgage interest deduction. If you have property taxes of less than $10,000 you can write that off. People from 50,000 income up...

Duration: 00:08:24


GLT's Top Stories: Week Of Nov. 13-17, 2017

11/18/2017
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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Nov. 13-17, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

Duration: 00:05:00


GLT Datebook: Adopt-A-Family Makes The Season Brighter

11/18/2017
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Children's Home and Aid hopes to make this a Merry Christmas for local families with the annual Adopt-a-Family program.

Duration: 00:04:59


GLT Sound Ideas 11/17/17

11/17/2017
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True crime podcaster Aphrodite Jones sounds off on the McNeil murder case. She thinks the real culprit in the 1998 Bloomington murder of three year old Christina, might be the ex-girlfriend of the man convicted for the crime. Hear Aphrodite Jones and Bob Ruff of the Truth and Justice podcast on Suspect Convictions during a special edition of Sound Ideas.

Duration: 00:51:04


John Till: Country Boy From The City

11/17/2017
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John Till grew up in Naperville but was always drawn to the outdoors and wide open spaces. Till gets right to it on the opening track to his new album of originals titled “Work Away The Day.”

Duration: 00:11:36


Radio Munson 11/16/17

11/17/2017
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Legendary pianist/bandleader Earl “Fatha” Hines is on this week’s Radio Munson playlist, along with Dianne Reeves, Dave Brubeck, Julie London, Jack Teagarden, and George Shearing’s classic recording of “Lullaby of Birdland."

Duration: 00:58:37


Tax Bill Passes House; LaHood and Davis Vote Yes

11/16/2017
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The House on Thursday passed a sweeping Republican tax bill cutting taxes for corporations and many people, putting GOP leaders closer to delivering to President Donald Trump a crucial legislative achievement after nearly a year of failures.

Duration: 00:00:14


GLT Sound Ideas 11/16/17

11/16/2017
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A little bit of exercise and nutrition goes a long way. The McLean County Health Department is targeting a new population – those with developmental disabilities – with those wellness tactics. The Health Department’s Laura Beavers lays out the details of a three year pilot program for wellness. We all have an unforgettable teacher. Ryan Denham profiles a legendary science teacher at Glenn Elementary School in Normal who recently passed away. And Bloomington musician John Till grew up a...

Duration: 00:51:08


IWU Enrollment Slips

11/15/2017
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Fall Enrollment for Illinois Wesleyan University is about seventeen hundred students, the lowest since 1988. University President Eric Jensen said the University will continue searching for ways to increase enrollment. "The key is a careful reasoned approach. And we don't need to resort to anything drastic in response to short term fluctuations. We have a supportive board of trustees. We have a substantial endowment. And we're in the place that we need to be," said Jensen.

Duration: 00:11:04


Pilot Project Improves Wellness Of Those With Disabilities

11/15/2017
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A pilot program to improve wellness among people with developmental disabilities in Bloomington-Normal is showing significant benefits. That's according to Laura Beavers, the Behavioral Health Program Manager at the McLean County Health Department. Beavers said the program has 40 clients of MarcFirst who have been attending the Advocate BroMenn Health and Fitness Center for the last seven months "So far we have seen about a 60 percent drop in cholesterol rates, heart rates, and so forth,...

Duration: 00:10:43


Festival Of Trees Sparkles As It Supports Kids

11/15/2017
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You can find some original holiday decor this weekend, plus help kids and families in central Illinois at an annual event hosted by The Baby Fold.

Duration: 00:08:07


GLT Sound Ideas 11/15/17

11/15/2017
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Unit Five Superintendent Mark Daniel talks about being in the room for negotiations to bring Brandt Industries and 300 jobs to a plant between Hudson and Normal. Why Daniel urged his board to vote against the immediate pocketbook. Plus, Ryan Denham talks with State Representative Dan Brady about the fall veto session.

Duration: 00:51:04


GLT Sound Ideas 11/14/17

11/14/2017
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Hear about a resurgent Bloomington Normal Music Scene. It’s a comeback after a vibrant scene collapsed about 2001. Jon Norton reports on live music in the Twin Cities. The Unit Five School Board approved property-tax breaks for a Canadian farm implement manufacturer that wants to bring hundreds of new jobs to McLean County. Ryan Denham has the story. And Mayor Tari Renner talks about a tax increase for the library and reluctance for the arena manager to also manage the BCPA.

Duration: 00:50:55

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