GLT's Sound Ideas - Full Episodes
Summary: Full episodes of GLT's radio newsmagazine covering central Illinois. Sound Ideas airs weekdays at noon and 6 p.m.
The Normal Cornbelters are among the many many minor league teams that will have to pay players more under a new federal law. Bryan Bloodworth reports. A treatise on change and justice from a south side Chicago community organizer. Charlene Carruthers talks with Judy Valente about getting the story straight about injustice. Carruthers is the graduation speaker for this year's Multicultural Leadership program in McLean County. And the importance of learning the history of Human Rights. Charlie
GLT’s Ryan Denham talks to Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner about street resurfacing, changes to city liquor laws, and downtown development. GLT’s Charlie Schlenker talks to McLean County Board Chair John McIntyre. And GLT’s Laura Kennedy previews the Arts Tech Film Festival at the Normal Theater.
GLT's Ryan Denham recaps the latest court filings in the Coliseum fraud case. Illinois political reporters discuss the latest entrant into the race for governor. GLT's Judy Valente talks to noted environmental writer Douglas Tallamy ahead of his Tuesday visit to Heartland Community College. And GLT's Jon Norton details the happy accidents that created Boston-based punk band OC45. They play at Nightshop this week.
A special broadcast of GLT’s environmental panel discussion, hosted by Mike McCurdy, at the Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo (ISLWE) at Illinois Wesleyan University. It was sponsored by the Illinois Wesleyan University Wellness Program and the Ecology Action Center.
A conversation about crime rates with Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner. Gun violence fell last year in the city of Bloomington, from 39 shootings in 2016 to 24 last year. Chief Heffner also talks about a rise in sexual assault reports and the rollout of body cameras. Plus, another student led anti-gun violence rally is coming in Normal. And, button, button, whose got the button?
Los Angeles Times editor Jim Kirk returns to his alma mater, Illinois State University, to talk about the media business in the age of trump. Local community leaders recap their trip to Rivian’s facility in Michigan. And a special rebroadcast of a 2008 interview with NPR newsman Carl Kasell, who died this week. Plus, GLT’s Grow with Laura Kennedy.
It's tax day...and the start of a series on the effect of the Trump tax bill. Bloomington's Andy Strenz is mixed about it. Listen to Ryan Denham's report as GLT follows four households through the tax year. It will be different as the new tax law begins to take hold. Meet a painter of presidents talk about the character he finds in their portraits. Judy Valente interviews Chas Fagan whose exhibit is at Eastland Mall. And Jon Norton tracks down a jazz dignitary playing at Illinois Wesleyan
Connect Transit General Manager Isaac Thorne talks to GLT’s Charlie Schlenker about the future of his bus system and the prospects for a new downtown transfer center. Two lawyers preview next week’s employment law summit in Normal, including many headline-making issues facing businesses. And celebrity chef Roy Choi chats with GLT’s Laura Kennedy about his upcoming Illinois State University visit.
It's the first announced candidate for the Bloomington municipal elections in 2019. Community Organizer Jenn Carrillo says she's running for Bloomington Alderman in Ward 6. Hear the interview. Plus, GLT’s Grow, Jon Norton reports on a new jazz combo in the twin cities, “Chow 4 Piece,” and the Bloomington Normal Restaurant Scene has some developments.
The new Bloomington Budget includes no property tax increase again. But, Aldermen Diana Hauman says that might not be true next year. GLT spoke with three aldermen about the new budget. GLT's Ryan Denham reports. Find out what it takes to move from city to "smart city". The Chief Information Officer for Kansas City, speaking in Normal tomorrow, says most cities are already surprisingly close. And GLT's Charlie Schlenker talks about the city budget, the Welcoming City ordinance, and boat docks on
Hear the story of a young couple with troubled pasts stumbling into a fatal confrontation at a Bloomington trailer park. But was it murder? GLT and The Pantagraph partner to explore the death of Cullen Hedrick (HEAD-rick) and the controversial murder law used to charge his girlfriend. The Bloomington City Council has been weighing a Welcoming City ordinance for 16 months. Ward 6 Alderman Karen Schmidt talks with Charlie Schlenker about when and if the council will vote on a measure offering some
Town of Normal's new Cultural Arts Director Beth Whisman makes a case for investing in Arts programs and the Children's Discovery Museum. Whisman talks with GLT's Ryan Denham about the future of the children's museum and bringing together the pieces in Uptown Normal. It’s another edition of Ask an Expert. With the help of ISU experts, we debunk myths about vegetarianism and protein. And find out what two public radio reporters found out when they went digging into documents related Legionnaires’
Illinois State University Professor Chris Wellin says the way the nation cares for older people at home hurts women economically. Women have historically had the most responsibility in delivering such care and are forced to cut back on employment to stay at home. Wellin talks about a new book on Critical Gerontology. Plus, GLT's Ryan Denham reports on a lawsuit against Illinois State University filed by a person accused of sexual misconduct. And Jon Norton talks with Billy Strings.
GLT marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Laura Kennedy sends an audio postcard from an MLK multimedia presentation at the McLean County Museum of History. Mayor Tari Renner previews his MLK-themed open house this week. And GLT’s Judith Valente talks with an ISU professor about whether King’s vision of economic equality has ever been fully realized.
Hear from the Illinois State University professor who’s pushing for a required course on cultural diversity. GLT's Ryan Denham talks with Rocio Rivadeneyra who’s heading a committee proposing the new requirement. Loyola’s number one fan and top team expert calls Bloomington Normal home. GLT’s Jon Norton talks with John Thomas about the Ramblers’ amazing season. And Laura Kennedy previews the latest play from Heartland Theater, “The Ghost of Floyd Collins.”