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. Available by 7 a.m. every weekday.
The Leadoff - Friday 7/1/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Friday, July 1. Charlie Schlenker talks to Bloomington city manager Tim Gleason about the new cannabis dispensary coming to the city's west side. Plus, local environmental policy leaders talk about the recent Supreme Court ruling that limits the EPA's regulatory powers.
The Leadoff - Thursday 6/30/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Thursday, June 30. A political scientist and former mayor of Bloomington says big money will likely be poured into the 91st House District Race. Plus, WBEZ politics reporter Dave McKinney sat down with Mary Dixon for a breakdown of the governor's race and a preview for the general election.
The Leadoff - Wednesday 6/29/22
WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Wednesday, June 29, 2022. You'll hear the latest primary election results. And an interview with a true-crime expert from Illinois Wesleyan University.
The Leadoff - Tuesday 6/28/22
WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Tuesday, June 28. Once again there are mixed reactions to a recent Supreme Court ruling, this time to one accommodating a public school's coach decision to pray on the football field. And Donald Trump was just the second Republican presidential candidate in the last 50 years to lose McLean County, but the ex-president still has sway over some G-O-P candidates seeking office in McLean County.
The Leadoff - Monday 6/27/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Monday, June 27. Erick Stock reports from a protest in Bloomington, hours after the Supreme Court reversed the right to access an abortion. Plus, the ACLU of Illinois' spokesperson Ed Yonka details what implications this has for the state.
The Leadoff - Friday 6/24/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Friday, June 24. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources "rebranded" the invasive Asian carp. Will it lead to more people eating the fish? Plus, a recovery project coordinator with Illinois Recovery Corps put out a survey of to gauge McLean County's interest in creating a recovery community center for those struggling with poor mental health and/or substance abuse.
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