GLT's The Leadoff GLT's The Leadoff is a daily dose of Bloomington-Normal news, arts and culture, and music. Every day on GLT's daily podcast, we'll deep-dive into one local story. Then we'll get you ready for the day (or the weekend) with a look ahead with GLT reporters and guests from the community. Available by 7 a.m. every weekday, starting April 8.
GLT's The Leadoff

GLT's The Leadoff

From WGLT

GLT's The Leadoff is a daily dose of Bloomington-Normal news, arts and culture, and music. Every day on GLT's daily podcast, we'll deep-dive into one local story. Then we'll get you ready for the day (or the weekend) with a look ahead with GLT reporters and guests from the community. Available by 7 a.m. every weekday, starting April 8.

Most Recent Episodes

The Leadoff - Friday 8/16/19

It's what you need to know to start your day for Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about what residents want to see develop in a vacant stretch of land north of downtown Bloomington. Plus, an interview with a Central Illinois hog producer who's worried about the African Swine Fever in China.

The Leadoff - Thursday 8/15/19

It's what you need to know to start your day for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about a parent's concerns with Unit 5's handling of the allegations against first-grade teacher Jonathan Hovey. Plus, a preview of the Bruegala charity beer, wine, and musical festival that begins Friday in Normal.

The Leadoff - Wednesday 8/14/19

It's what you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about three new restaurants coming to Bloomington. Plus, Mayor Tari Renner has an update on efforts to save the State Farm in downtown Bloomington.

The Leadoff - Tuesday 8/13/19

It's what you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about a community group's efforts to find a new life for the State Farm building downtown. Plus, step inside central Illinois' first "rage room," which recently opened in Bloomington.

The Leadoff - Monday 8/12/19

It's what you need to know to start your day for Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about a Bloomington-Normal youth soccer organization planning for the future. Plus, one of the longest-running plays in the U.S. announces it's returning to Bloomington for its 97th year.

The Leadoff - Friday 8/9/19

It's what you need to know to start your day for Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about Bloomington City Council member Jenn Carrillo's efforts to gather public feedback on the State Farm downtown building's future. Plus, an interview with the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health about STDs in McLean County.

The Leadoff - Thursday 8/8/19

It's what you need to know to start your day for Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about Democratic McLean County Board members questioning Republican County Clerk Kathy Michael at a heated Finance Committee meeting. Plus, an interview with Twin City restauranteur Bob Dobski about his newest venture.

The Leadoff - Wednesday 8/7/19

It's what you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about Unit 5's bus drivers getting ready for the first day of school next week. Plus, an interview with the executive director of the Illinois Autonomous Vehicles Association, which counts State Farm and Rivian among its founding members.

The Leadoff - Tuesday 8/6/19

It's what you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about the Illinois State Rifle Association's expectation for legislative reaction to recent mass shootings in Ohio, Texas, and California. Plus, WGLT Student Reporter Tiffani Jackson talks to retiring Bloomington Housing Authority resident services director Gloria Hursey about her 29 years in public housing.

The Leadoff - Monday 8/5/19

It's what you need to know to start your day for Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about federal prosecutors looking to work with McLean County on reducing violent crime. Plus, a Bloomington-Normal psychotherapist shares advice for parents who want to talk to their kids about the allegations against a Unit 5 first-grade teacher.

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