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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

As Attendance Dips, Normal Baseball Team Looks To Pivot

10/18/2017
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Normal CornBelters president Steve Malliet will be the first to admit initial projections for the organization when it began 10 years ago are not where the team is today.

Duration: 00:03:52


GLT Sound Ideas 10/18/17

10/18/2017
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Ceramic faces are on display in three local nature centers, telling a visual history of the Illinois prairie. GLT correspondent Bryan Bloodworth reports on the future of the Normal CornBelters baseball team. GLT’s Judy Valente talks to an Illinois State University professor about a new Center for a Sustainable Water Future. And we preview two exhibits at the McLean County Arts Center.

Duration: 00:51:08


Unknown Illinois: Faces Tell The Prairie's Story

10/18/2017
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There are some new faces in the prairies around McLean County — ceramic faces, that is.

Duration: 00:09:44


GLT Sound Ideas 10/17/2017

10/17/2017
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It’s a conversation with Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner about guns and kids. Many downstate cities say they are dealing with more minors with guns committing crimes. Heffner talks with GLT's Ryan Denham about striking the right balance for punishment. Town of Normal City Manager Mark Peterson is in the studio and talks about a sales tax rebate deal approved by council for a shopping center, how those deals come together, and why he thinks they’re good for the town. And find out if...

Duration: 00:51:08


Radio Munson 10/12/17

10/17/2017
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Radio Munson returns to the desert this week as Don spins some iconic tunes from Tucson, including offerings by Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Paul McCartney, Peggy Lee, and Jimmie Lunceford.

Duration: 00:58:03


Planned Parenthood: Rule Change Is 'Attack' On Reproductive Rights

10/17/2017
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Planned Parenthood of Illinois calls a new Trump administration rule allowing additional employers to opt out of providing birth control coverage a further "attack" on reproductive rights. The Department of Health and Human Services rule says employers who have a "sincerely held moral or religious objection" to contraception can refuse to provide coverage. “Unfortunately the change to the birth control mandate is just another attempt to try to dismantle the protections women were guaranteed"...

Duration: 00:08:18


Horseshoes Is More Than Just Ringers

10/17/2017
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Tuesday evenings in warm weather, the Twin Cities Horseshoe Pitchers Club meet, seeking ringers and finding fellowship.

Duration: 00:09:09


Childhood and Nature Highlight Shows At McLean County Arts Center

10/17/2017
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The wild emotions of childhood and the fragile world around us figure prominently in two shows currently up at the McLean County Arts Center in Bloomington.

Duration: 00:11:58


ISU Plans Center To Address 'Real World' Problems Of Clean Water

10/17/2017
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Illinois State University scholars, from biologists to sociologists, have been working for years on individual projects involving water. Now, ISU plans to establish a Center for a Sustainable Water Future to make collaboration easier. Joan Brehm, an ISU sociologist who is working on the effort, said the center will allow for a multidisciplinary approach to water issues with a view toward creating real-world solutions. As envisioned, it will include experts in agriculture, politics,...

Duration: 00:09:10


Minority Teacher Recruitment Difficult In Central Illinois

10/16/2017
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A retired Unit 5 School District educator recently called for more aggressive efforts to hire minority teachers in Bloomington Normal. Camille Taylor made her remarks during a panel discussion following a screening of a documentary about threats to the African American middle class. GLT's Charlie Schlenker talked with District 87 Superintendent Barry Reilly about that question, which Reilly said is a difficult one to address.

Duration: 00:03:17


Townships Could Revert To Gravel Roads

10/16/2017
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McLean County's rural road system has been a positive for decades, with a solid network of paved county and township roads covering an area close to the size of the state of Rhode Island.

Duration: 00:04:15


GLT Sound Ideas 10/16/17

10/16/2017
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Governor Bruce Rauner has criticized the number of taxing bodies in the state. But, a McLean County League of Women Voters study shows they are at least working well. The League's Sally Rudolph also says there are challenges ahead for small governments in the area. Charlie Schlenker has the interview. Hear about the challenges in hiring more minority teachers. You’ll hear from District 87 Schools Superintendent Barry Reilly. And ISU’s Homecoming is getting underway. Laura Kennedy gets up you...

Duration: 00:51:05


Adam Larson: 'Things Are In The Right Place'

10/15/2017
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Normal native Adam Larson sounded more relaxed than during previous interviews. Has marriage and a very young son mellowed the intensity of the Type-A saxophonist?

Duration: 00:11:13


GLT Datebook: Redbirds Rise at ISU Homecoming

10/14/2017
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Illinois State University celebrates Homecoming week Oct. 16-22, with a variety of events to engage the whole community.

Duration: 00:04:59


Wayne Messmer Returns To Illinois Wesleyan University

10/13/2017
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Wayne Messmer is an iconic voice in Illinois, serving as a professional speaker, broadcaster, actor, author, and of course, singer. He's also an Illinois Wesleyan University graduate.

Duration: 00:04:17


GLT's Top Stories: Week Of Oct. 9-13, 2017

10/13/2017
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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Oct. 9-13, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

Duration: 00:05:00


GLT Sound Ideas 10/13/17

10/13/2017
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Singer Wayne Messmer joins GLT’s Jon Norton for an interview as he visits his alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan University. McLean County Chamber of Commerce CEO Charlie Moore talks about a field trip to Arkansas to investigate a possible multi-sport complex in Bloomington-Normal. A local university hires a new coach for its emerging competitive video gaming team. And District 87 Barry Reilly talks about lower-than-expected costs for a Bloomington High School renovation project.

Duration: 00:51:10


GLT's Grow: Edible Landscaping

10/13/2017
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There's an exciting new trend in gardening that's as beautiful as it is delicious.

Duration: 00:09:26


Bloomington High School Turf Bid Comes In Low

10/12/2017
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The bid for the artificial turf at the Bloomington High School field has come in about $100,000 under the estimate.

Duration: 00:07:11


GLT Sound Ideas 10/12/17

10/12/2017
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The basics cost a lot, especially when you don’t have money. Robert Bosquez and Ryan Heeren with the WBRP's Tool Library talk the Bed Blitz program, providing beds to children who don’t have one. Hear about a big effort to makes sure every bed gets a quilt. You’ll hear the music of Magpie Salute, birds of a feather, led by a founding member of the Black Crowes, making music together at the Castle Theater. And during an edition of grow, discover just the right amount of garden decorations...

Duration: 00:50:57

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