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 from the children of parents in the U.S. on work visas. Saivikas Nethi came to Bloomington Normal as child. His parents are still waiting for green cards. That doesn't help Nethi, who loses in-state tuition status when he switches. He could eventually be forced to leave the only country he has ever known. Hear from Nethi and other children of immigrants not in the DACA Program about the uncertainty they face. Get reaction from state house candidates and a current lawmaker to the Governor's
Today on GLT’s Sound Ideas, a special live broadcast of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address from Springfield.
Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general Erika Harold talks to GLT’s Ryan Denham about fighting public corruption and legalizing marijuana. GLT’s Judy Valente talks to a McLean County judge about big changes to the local bench. And two soccer leagues buy themselves a bit more time to find a permanent home away from Central Illinois Regional Airport. All that, plus a conversation with award-winning children’s author Patricia Polacco.
Hear some of the tough questions doctors are facing regarding their role in the opioid crisis. Notable local pain doctor Ramsin Benyamin tells GLT’s Ryan Denham understanding how the opioid crisis developed is the key to reversing it. Hear our conversation with former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The Obama appointee talks with GLT’s Jon Norton. And get to know an Emmy award winning performer and storyteller coming to the Bloomington Public Library. Laura Kennedy talks with Bobby Norfolk.
On the season finale of Suspect Convictions, hosts Scott Reeder and Willis Kern recap what they’ve learned about the Barton McNeil and discuss his prospects for exoneration. Also, GLT’s Jon Norton chats with the Fuedin Hillbillies ahead of their show at Six Strings in downtown Bloomington.
Within the next year, McLean County will decide whether to keep its nursing home. But, County Board Chair John McIntyre says there's division even on how to get data to make the decision. Hear from a lesser known Democratic Candidate for Governor. GLT’s Ryan Denham talks with farmer and candidate Bob Daiber. And find out what the Illinois Symphony Orchestra wants you do to with your cell phone, during a performance. You might be surprised. Charlie Schlenker has that interview.
Meet the new head of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. Jim Mack shares how he approaches booking acts for the BCPA and his view of the new job in the twin cities with Mike McCurdy. Plus, pianist Tom Becker talks with Jon Norton, Judy Valente chats with Oscar nominated actor and IWU alumni Richard Jenkins, and the pain and promise of removing trees with GLT's Grow.
There's a new Town of Normal City Manager, a promotion from within and the first woman to head municipal administration in Bloomington-Normal. Deputy City Manager Pam Reece steps up when Mark Peterson retires at the end of March. Bloomington Normal has no residential hospice program. Patients have to be wealthy enough to afford 24/7 in home care or go to a hospital or nursing home to die. That could change, and Judy Valente reports. GLT’s Jon Norton examines the legacy of IWU Women's Soccer
E-commerce means big changes for the people who used to work at the stores we don't visit as much. GLT's Ryan Denham takes a closer look at a decline in Bloomington-Normal retail jobs, and why there's more to the math than subtraction. GLT correspondent Bryan Bloodworth talks to the ISU athletics director about the top facility need on their wish list. And GLT’s Laura Kennedy previews a benefit concert for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.
The background of convicted murderer Barton McNeil is not a happy one with even his family abandoning him in the wake of the Christina McNeil murder. Listen to more from McNeil and those who knew him during the podcast Suspect Convictions. Plus, something new is brewing in Bloomington Normal, yes brewing. Ryan Denham has all the suds. And, it's the anniversary of the women's march on Washington. How the movement has continued in that time...Judy Valente has more.
Hear from the woman who wants to lead McLean County's Republican Party. She says a lot of people might be surprised far to the right central Illinois Republicans lean. Connie Beard talks with GLT's Ryan Denham about expanding the GOP in Bloomington Normal. Get a preview of Friday’s Puerto Rico teach-in. The U.S. territory is still dealing with lingering hurricane destruction and a lack of electricity. And it’s music from and conversation with Chris Corkery. He’s opening for Paul Thorn at the
Don't look for too much medieval imagery in a hand drawn bible being displayed at Illinois Wesleyan University starting tomorrow . Judy Valente talks with Jim Triggs about the Saint John's Bible. Plus, Mayoral reaction to the historical preservation outcry in Normal over the potential Trail East development project, and reaction to the meeting in Bloomington about a catalyst project.
What's old is new. People concerned about development incentives could look back to the community collection to keep the Chicago and Alton Railroad yards open on Bloomington's west side. Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History talks with Jon Norton about his new book. Find out who is most likely to sexually harass. Charlie Schlenker talks with an ISU scholar who has developed test indicating who may be likely to engage in such behavior. And hear about a huge donation ISU’s Circus and
Hotel occupancy rates are fairly low in Bloomington Normal. But, developer Jim Pearson feels one more hotel will be good in downtown Bloomington. Pearson talks with GLT's Ryan Denham about the latest idea for a catalyst project in downtown Bloomington. Plus, Martin Luther King Day observances at Illinois Wesleyan University focus on affordable housing. Judy Valente has more. An IWU poet has a new book, and we'll hear Reverend King himself on this holiday from a speech he gave in the twin cities
The podcast Suspect Convictions continues with a weird new fact about the Christina McNeil killing. Barton McNeil's ex, Misook Wang bought the bed on which 3 year old Christina was killed...after the murder. Listen to the latest edition with Kerry Martin of the podcast White Wine - True Crime, and Shira Weiss of the Huffington Post. And you’ll hear from an activist candidate from Springfield ready to challenge 13 th District Congressman Rodney Davis. GLT’s Ryan Denham talks with Angel Sides.