WGLT's The Leadoff WGLT's The Leadoff is a daily dose of Bloomington-Normal news, arts and culture, and music. Every day on WGLT'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 WGLT reporters and guests from the community.
WGLT's The Leadoff

WGLT's The Leadoff

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WGLT's The Leadoff is a daily dose of Bloomington-Normal news, arts and culture, and music. Every day on WGLT'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 WGLT reporters and guests from the community.

Most Recent Episodes

The Leadoff 04-19-24

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 19, 2024. You'll hear about Bloomington naming Jeff Jurgens as its new city manager. Plus, an interview with Unit 5 superintendent Kristen Weikle about school capacity issues. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Leadoff 04-18-24

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 18, 2024. You'll hear about a panel discussion in Normal about women in prison, led by those who've been behind bars themselves. Plus, how to engage young people ahead of the November election. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Leadoff 04-17-24

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, April 17, 2024. You'll hear about a plastics recycler facing a deadline from the Bloomington-Normal Water Reclamation District. Plus, step inside Bloomington's first cat cafe. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Leadoff 04-16-24

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, April 16, 2024. You'll hear about Bloomington Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe's re-election plans. Plus, an interview with Bloomington's library director about keeping library workers safe. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Leadoff 04-15-24

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, April 15, 2024. You'll hear the latest from a homeless encampment in Bloomington. Plus, a preview of the new show from the Coalescence Theatre Project in Bloomington. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Leadoff 04-12-24

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 12, 2024. You'll hear an update on a new voting rights museum in El Paso. Plus, an interview with the founders of Integrity Counseling in Bloomington as they celebrate 10 years. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Leadoff 04-11-24

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 11, 2024. You'll hear about the new president at Illinois Wesleyan University. Plus, an interview with a Illinois State University biologist about our unusual cicada activity this year. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Leadoff 04-10-24

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, April 10, 2024. You'll hear about the relationship between Normal's fire chief and the firefighters union following their no-confidence vote in his leadership. Plus, a look at accessibility in downtown Bloomington's future planning. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Leadoff 04-09-24

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, April 9, 2024. You'll hear a recap of solar eclipse festivities in Bloomington-Normal and Southern Illinois. Plus, an interview with Rivian's VP of Operations in Normal about the new R2 model. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Leadoff 04-08-24

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, April 8, 2024. You'll hear from the McLean County Board chair about what's next for the shakeup of a behavioral health advisory group. Plus, a new episode of our McHistory series. Support the show: https://donate.nprstations.org/wglt/wglt-choose-donation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.