Outside the Horseshoe Podcast


Each Tuesday evening at 6:00PM Peoria Public Radio airs "Outside the Horseshoe" prior to the live broadcast of Peoria City Council Meeting. The show previews the top issues on the agenda, or delves into an important topic in city politics and government.More from Outside the Horseshoe Podcast »

Most Recent Episodes

Corn Stock returns to the 1950s with "Grease"

This week, we're talking about Corn Stock Theatre's production of "Grease" with director Rachel Wooden, and with David Brown, who plays Danny Zuko in the show. This is the first time CST has staged the well-known musical. We talk about what made this the right time to present it, how this version of the show differs from the versions often performed by schools (and the well-known movie adaptation), and about why the stories of 1950s teenagers still have resonance today.

Outside The Horseshoe - August 26, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - August 12, 2014

  Video Gaming Parlors are becoming more and more popular in Peoria. Three proposals for that would likely amount to the creation of video poker businesses are on the Peoria City agenda. They are expected to be deferred until after the City Council has a policy session on the subject in two weeks. The council is planning that policy session at this meeting. At-large Peoria City Councilwoman Beth Akeson and Mayor Jim Ardis are our guests to talk about those issues on this Outside the Horseshoe.

Outside The Horseshoe - July 22, 2014

  The Warehouse District near the Peoria Riverfront is growing and the reconstruction of Washington Street is nearing completion. Peoria Public Works City Engineer Scott Reeise and Assistant City Manager Chris Setti are our guests to talk about that progress as well as the efforts to make further adjustments to the rework of the Main and University area. That’s this Outside the Horseshoe.

Outside The Horseshoe - July 8, 2014

The City of Peoria is stepping up official action against nuisance properties and the property owners. That is the subject of this evening’s Outside the Horseshoe. Tony Allen is a Nuisance Abatement officer with the Peoria Police Department. Doug Burgess is his partner. Burgess is featured in this Outside the Horseshoe and Allen is our guest.

Outside the Horseshoe - June 24, 2014

The first zoning change request related to the replacement of the Taft homes was on the Peoria City Council's agenda Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The zoning for the historic Greeley School property is in the part of the community known as the North Valley. It's part of the city with well organized neighborhood associations. Some neighborhood association members in the area have questions about the zoning variances required to get the property to meet the needs of the site development currently being proposed. 

Outside The Horseshoe - June 10, 2014

  The Peoria City Council again deferred the Marriott Hotel management change question Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The city is in the secondary lender seat on the redevelopment project and is waiting on the primary lender to sign-off.  

Outside The Horseshoe - May 27, 2014

  The city of Peoria is considering a number of quality of life policy questions in its agenda for Tuesday April 27, 2014.

Outside The Horseshoe - May 13, 2014

Mayors from across the state are warning lawmakers about rising pension costs that they say will pack a serious financial punch if left unaddressed.  

Outside The Horseshoe - April 22, 2014

  Free speech in a parody or impersonating an elected official?  The twitter account @Peoriamayor was intended to be a parody. When it was up in March it wasn't fully distinguished in such a way. It had about 50 followers though likely more people were viewing it.  But last week the Peoria Police executed a search warrant on the residents of the person or persons thought to responsible for the account. The whole matter has sparked a widespread response.

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