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WGLT's Sound Ideas is our flagship news program. Every weekday, WGLT reporters go beyond soundbites for deeper conversations with newsmakers, musicians, artists, and anyone with a story to share.This 30-minute newsmagazine is produced Monday through Friday.You can also subscribe to the Sound Ideas - Full Episodes podcast.
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Nearly a year ago on a sunny late summer afternoon, a cascade of sharp cracks sounded in the Landings Mobile Home Park in Normal. Ronald Reiner, 66, a resident of the Landings, had taken his handgun and started shooting. Police responded with everyone on the shift, including school resource officers. When it was over, three people were dead.…
McLean County's mental health initiatives are getting national attention. The National Association of Counties has tabbed McLean County and about a dozen other counties and cities to share ideas through the new Familiar Faces Initiative.저자 Eric Stock
The product of a national coalition of police leadership, researchers and professional organizations, the 30x30 Initiative is aimed at encouraging police departments across the country to have 30% percent of their recruits be women by 2030.저자 Lyndsay Jones
McLean County is getting more legal marijuana tax money than just the amounts going to Bloomington and Normal. The YWCA of McLean County will receive more than $282,000 for its Labyrinth Outreach Services that helps women coming out of prison reintegrate into the community.저자 Charlie Schlenker
The head of the Bloomington-Normal YMCA says the organization is exploring several ways to improve access for people without transportation to get to its new facility on Bloomington's east side. Executive director B.J. Wilken said the Y has bought a bus that can deliver children to the $24 million facility that is set to open later this month.…
The head of the West Market Street Council says the group continues to work on plans to acquire the former Fox Plaza West shopping center to open a grocery store in the west Bloomington neighborhood. Those efforts stalled recently when the property failed to sell at an auction.저자 Eric Stock
A chemical and agricultural behemoth has bought a St. Louis-based startup company that works closely with Illinois State University, where researchers have worked to domesticate the weed pennycress into a cover crop and oil seed plant dubbed CoverCress.저자 Charlie Schlenker
Normal Mayor Chris Koos would like to see the community develop guidelines for a shovel-ready industrial park, something the Economic Development Council has begun to talk about. But during a WGLT interview on Sound Ideas, he shied away from specifying what the town should provide to make it happen.저자 Charlie Schlenker
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has many optimistic a return to something resembling “normal” is approaching. That includes a Bloomington Normal live-music scene gutted by the pandemic. Most music organizers in the Twin Cities said they are shooting for summer and fall performances.저자 Jon Norton
Rick Valentin says dreary central Illinois winter weather is why he began writing and recording new music in January 2020. But that exercise for his solo vehicle, Thoughts Detecting Machines, evolved into an album that acted as a coping mechanism when the pandemic hit.저자 Jon Norton
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