WGLT's Sound Ideas Feature stories and in-studio interviews heard during WGLT's Sound Ideas, a daily radio news magazine produced by public radio station WGLT at Illinois State University.
WGLT's Sound Ideas

WGLT's Sound Ideas

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Feature stories and in-studio interviews heard during WGLT's Sound Ideas, a daily radio news magazine produced by public radio station WGLT at Illinois State University.

Most Recent Episodes

McHistory: the last legal spitballer pitched in Bloomington

McHistory: the last legal spitballer pitched in Bloomington, Burleigh Grimes. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ISU students feel optimistic after climate change lobby trip to Washington, DC

Three Illinois State University students went to Washington, D.C., to speak with members of Congress about ways to lessen the effects of climate change. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ISU students feel optimistic after climate change lobby trip to Washington, DC

WGLT's Sound Ideas - Tuesday 6/18/2024

On today's episode, ISU students go to Washington, D.C., to push Congress on climate change, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce wants the state of Illinois to do more to help existing businesses, plus the latest McHistory chronicles a foul-mouth spitballer known as "Ol Stubblebeard" who became a baseball Hall of Famer. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Heat wave to stick around Central Illinois all week

The National Weather Service says Bloomington-Normal should expect hot-and-humid highs in the mid-90s through Saturday, with a heat index at or above 100 each day. The American Red Cross recommends taking three steps to stay safe in extreme heat: slow down, stay hydrated and spend time indoors. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

McHistory: Legendary broadcaster 'Stretch' Miller knew how to tell a story

There are truths. And there are poetic truths, ones that illustrate the human condition even if the stories portrayed lack a certain...accuracy. Why let facts get in the way of a good story, after all? Legendary broadcaster and storyteller Campbell "Stretch" Miller had that attitude toward life and storytelling in McLean County and elsewhere. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

McHistory: Legendary broadcaster 'Stretch' Miller knew how to tell a story

Bloomington mayor enthused about housing symposium results

The mayor of Bloomington is enthusiastic about some of the ideas that came out of a recent symposium to create solutions to the housing shortage, but Mboka Mwilambwe said some possibilities still need development. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Conversation group supports new residents with learning English — and making genuine connections

It's not speed dating, but it sort of feels like it. Participants in Bloomington librarian Nazma Ali's conversation group aren't looking for love; they're there to practice speaking English. Ali organizes monthly English language conversation groups as a joint effort between Star Literacy and Bloomington Public Library. In May, a group got together at Star Literacy in Bloomington [while Bloomington Public Library was under construction] to talk about music—in English. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Conversation group supports new residents with learning English — and making genuine connections

WGLT's Sound Ideas - Monday 6/17/2024

On today's episode, city leaders in Bloomington want to fast track ways to alleviate the area's housing shortage, English language learners in Bloomington-Normal find a low-key way to improve their conversational English, and hear from arguably the greatest storyteller in McLean County history. He broadcast baseball games that he couldn't even watch. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Delays by auditor cause McLean County to violate multiple grant agreements

McLean County violated multiple contracts with organizations by falling behind on grant payments this year and last year, based on emails obtained by WGLT through Freedom of Information Act [FOIA] requests. This resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars being withheld from area service providers and jeopardized at least one nonprofit's financial stability. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Delays by auditor cause McLean County to violate multiple grant agreements

WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes defends his title at Grossinger Motors Arena

It's been six years since the WWE visited Bloomington-Normal—longer than that for superstar "The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes. The son of wrestling icon Dusty Rhodes is riding high as the reigning undisputed WWE champion, defending his belt Saturday at Grossinger Motors Arena in a live, untelevised event called the WWE SuperShow. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes defends his title at Grossinger Motors Arena