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.
WGLT's The Leadoff - Friday 8/19/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. You'll hear about more construction at Heartland Community College in Normal. Plus, an interview with Normal's Citizen of the Year.
No new episode of The Leadoff - Thursday 8/18/22
Hi, this is Ryan Denham, content director at WGLT. Wanted to give you a heads up that there won’t be a new episode of THE LEADOFF today. That’s because the entire WGLT news team is spending the day at a professional-development training. That will lead to better journalism for you, our listeners. But don’t worry: Our colleagues at NPR will keep you company today, and THE LEADOFF and all the local news you rely on will be back on the air on Friday.
WGLT'S The Leadoff - Wednesday 8/17/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Wednesday, August 17. Connect Transit's general manager is calling a $13 million federal grant a game-changer for the mass transit system. Plus, a new agency is aiming to streamline funding for pre-K services in Illinois.
WGLT's The Leadoff - Tuesday 8/16/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Tuesday, August 16. Ryan Denham recaps highlights from Illinois State University's board of trustees meeting and Tim Shelly interviews IL-17th Democratic Candidate Eric Sorensen.
WGLT's The Leadoff - 8/12/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Friday, August 12. The new head of Bloomington's District 87 schools says he's excited for the school year. Plus, in the wake of more race discrimination lawsuits filed against State Farm, a discrimination law expert says retaliation is common in discrimination cases -- and there's a high legal bar to prove someone liable.
WGLT's The Leadoff - Wednesday 8/10/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Wednesday, August 10. A Bloomington High School senior has been appointed to the city's citizen-led police review board. Plus, a look back at the life of longtime Normal town council member and public servant Garrett Scott.
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