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.
Hear how a Trump administration roll back of consumer financial protections could harm people in central Illinois. GLT's Judy Valente talks with consumers and advocates like Don Carlson of Illinois People's Action. During an edition of GLT’s Datebook, get a preview of the Central Illinois Figure Skating Club’s spring show this coming weekend. And hear the story of how the lead singer of a Chicago area cover-band became the new lead singer of the band rock band Kansas. Jon Norton has the story.
On average, a college student has died every year for the past 30 years in a hazing related incident. Last year there were 4 high profile deaths. Illinois Wesleyan University Greek Life Coordinator Alanna Hill says anti-hazing polices are important, as long as people follow the rules. Hear how IWU and Illinois State University work to educate sorority and fraternity members to prevent hazing. Today marks Town of Normal City Manager Mark Peterson’s last day on the job. You’ll hear an interview
Illinois State University Athletic Director Larry Lyons talks about the final four success of Loyola and how that’s helping ISU and all the institutions in the Missouri Valley. Learn more about sharing the money from big time college basketball. Discover how a trade war with China could affect the market for Illinois grown pork and soybeans. Ryan Denham talks with a farmer who’s the vice president of the Illinois Farm Bureau board. And it’s a one on one with Bloomington-Normal’s top exporter of
When Dorothy Kennett flew into Cape Town South Africa she saw a beautiful city and something else, the largest shack village she had ever encountered. Kennett built a library there and is creating more in Africa. Laura Kennedy has the interview. Plus, how we make and recall memories is not a fixed process. ISU Scholar Dawn McBride talks about false memories with Charlie Schlenker. And we have GLT’s Grow.
Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner is in studio to recap Monday’s city council meeting, including votes on future library expansion and closing the budget gap. GLT’s Charlie Schlenker interviews Rep. Rodney Davis about school safety and his new graduate student legislation. And GLT’s Jon Norton visits Waiting Room Records to learn about a post-punk band from LA called Moaning.
Find out what recently obtained documents say about Bloomington Coliseum Business practices. It confirms what former Alderman Judy Stearns had been saying. GLT's Ryan Denham also found out there were a lot of verbal agreements between Coliseum management and former City Manager Tom Hamilton. Find out why a scholar of graphic novels thinks she’s bringing new readers to the genre. And find out why out of state kids might be welcomed to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora.
The head of the McLean County Board tells GLT's Charlie Schlenker that a Blue Ribbon panel studying the county nursing home may have eliminated its closure. County Board Chair John McIntyre also answers questions about wind farms and reflects on the election results. Get an update on the three men from eastern Illinois accused of setting off a pipe bomb at a mosque outside Minneapolis last August. You'll hear from a reporter in the courtroom. And it's an edition of Ask an Expert. With help from
IPR’s Tony Arnold recaps Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary election results. GLT’s Charlie Schlenker rounds up the results of all major local races, including Dan Brady’s win and Paul Segobiano’s loss, before talking to GLT’s Ryan Denham for analysis about what it all means going into November. And GLT’s Judy Valente speaks with Illinois Wesleyan University speaker Valarie Kaur, an attorney, filmmaker, activist and founder of The Revolutionary Love Project at the University of Southern California.
Find out what Illinois State University graduate students hope to gain by getting union representation. Eric Zdansky is a Sociology student working on his master’s thesis. He says grad student working conditions affect the learning conditions for undergraduate students. GLT’s Jon Norton talks with the man behind the new nightspot called Night Shop. It’s offering a full menu and cutting edge, underground music in Downtown Bloomington. And Mayor Chris Koos is in the studio. He’ll answer question
Hear from the social conservative warrior who was inspired to run for governor because of abortion. She says what she really wants to talk about are wonky economic issues. State Representative Jeanne Ives talks is in studio talking with GLT's Ryan Denham about her run against Governor Bruce Rauner in Tuesday's primary election. In our continuing coverage of the opioid crisis, you'll also hear the story of one man's struggle to overcome addiction. And get a preview of a multi-arts event coming up
Airline consolidation continues to put pressure on Bloomington's Central Illinois Regional Airport. Executive Director Carl Olson unpacks the latest trends at CIRA -- including why more freight is moving in and out of Bloomington-Normal. GLT's Ryan Denham previews next week's hotly contested Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District. And you'll hear from LOCAL students participating in today's national walkout demonstrations to stop school violence.
Get a peek of a new exhibit at the McLean County Museum of History showing off one of the largest collections of mini vintage vehicles in the country. Kevin Callis talks about his father Bruce's collection of pedal cars with GLT Correspondent Colleen Reynolds. Laura Kennedy walks you through a new exhibit at University Galleries. It’s a blinged-out objection to violence and injustice. And Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner is in the studio, talking about funding for road repairs, a search for a new
Hear about Illinois pension system issues, including the proposal to have universities and school districts pay the price. Charlie Schlenker talks with with the head of the State Annuitants Association, Larry Alferink. Find out what he thinks of a proposal for the state to borrow 109 Billion dollars to help fund the pension system. Discover how you can help fund Big Brothers-Big Sisters, one frame at a time. Laura Kennedy has more in an edition of the GLT Datebook. And GLT's Charlie Schlenker
Bloomington Normal students want to have the same pointed conversations about guns with lawmakers as Florida teens did. Maddie Bierne is one. Plans for a school walkout mount. Ryan Denham reports. Plus, ISU Theater student Francoise Battiste never needed his backup plan. Laura Kennedy talks about the art of acting with the acclaimed performer. And World War One destroyed much, but also gave central Illinois the Caterpillar Tractor Company. Ryan Denham talks with a historian a hundred years on.
Hear from Illinois State University scholar who says even ranking police officers say there is more progress to make for women cops. Cara Rabe-Hemp talks with GLT's Jon Norton about her new book, "Thriving in an all boys club, female police and their fight For equality". Hear part 2 on the report of the 3 minute thesis contest, Illinois State University grad students make their work exciting and accessible. Also, its a profile of a west side county board race. Ryan Denham reports on the race