Uncommon Knowledge Archive

GLT Sound Ideas 12/14/17

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:36:19 +0000

Unit Five administrators are facing increasing mental health issues among elementary children with alarm. Superintendent Mark Daniel tells GLT's Charlie Schlenker even two or three troubled children per building can change a school environment. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin talks with Ryan Denham about the Alabama election, the GOP tax bill, and more. And Laura Kennedy delves into keeping political conversation civil during the holidays.

Mental Health Fraying Among Young Schoolchildren In B-N

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:09:26 +0000

Mental health among elementary school students is a growing problem in the Twin Cities, according to the head of the Unit 5 school district.

Toxic Talk Hijacks Political Discourse

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:51:58 +0000

Extreme rhetoric has turned political discussions in America ugly. But Illinois State University professor Joseph Zompetti believes there's hope for future discourse.

Illinois Teachers Get Lesson In News Literacy

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:24:30 +0000

News literacy isn’t always taught in schools even though it’s becoming more important in the age of misinformation.

Durbin Fears 'Mistakes' In Rushed Republican Tax Bill

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:09:58 +0000

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin criticized Republicans on Thursday for rushing to deliver a sweeping overhaul of tax laws before Christmas—a package that the senior Illinois Democrat says gives too much away to wealthy Americans and large corporations.

GLT Sound Ideas 12/12/17

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:53:40 +0000

Green Top Grocery opened to high expectations after five years of effort to get it up and running. Green Top's Melanie Shellito and General Manager Michael Pennington talk with GLT's Ryan Denham about what remains to be accomplished. Hear how Illinois State University might be able to fill a gap in cybersecurity jobs. And Mayor Tari Renner is in the studio. He talks about a tax increase for the library, a tax increase off the table, and how all of it affects the next in the red budget.

ISU Professors: Cybersecurity Push Begins With K-12 Education

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:28:47 +0000

America’s search for more cybersecurity professionals may begin in a kindergarten classroom.

The Beatles In A Christmas Box

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:09:20 +0000

Jeff Wilson of North Street Records in Uptown Normal suggests the new Beatles Christmas box set for the Beatles fan who has everything. The box set will be released Dec. 15.

Green Top Grocery Still Finding Its Way After 7 Months

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000

It took five years of community meetings, fundraising, and planning to open Bloomington’s first grocery store cooperative. Seven months since opening day, the work still isn’t over.

Bloomington OKs Library Tax Increase; Fire Department Short Staffed

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:46:54 +0000

The Bloomington Public Library will use a small increase in property taxes for future improvements.

GLT Sound Ideas 12/11/17

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:28:39 +0000

All eyes are on the FCC ahead of Thursday's vote to repeal net neutrality and reshape the Internet. What will that mean for Internet users in Bloomington-Normal? GLT's Ryan Denham talks with ISU economics professor David Loomis and another local expert about what happens to your beloved Netflix after the big vote. Find out why Governor Bruce Rauner is playing the victim to Democrat Mike Madigan. And Charlie Schlenker has a preview of the Economic Development Council’s BN by the numbers presentation this week. He talks with economist Mike Doherty about the job loss in the community over the last 8 years.

Bloomington-Normal Economy Well Off Peak But Holding Steady

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:08:39 +0000

There are 9,000 fewer workers in Bloomington-Normal than there were seven years ago, according to Economist Mike Doherty of the Illinois Farm Bureau.

How Will Net Neutrality Vote Impact Bloomington-Normal Internet Users?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:52:21 +0000

Two local experts say Bloomington-Normal Internet users shouldn’t panic—at least for now—about this week’s planned FCC vote to loosen regulations of cable and telecom companies.

GLT Datebook: Mom's Orchard Blooms In Food Desert

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Bloomington resident Matt Erickson has planted seeds in a food desert and hopes to grow interest from the public with a special offer.

GLT's Top Stories: Week Of Dec. 4-Dec. 8, 2017

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:05:28 +0000

Here are the top stories we covered this week (Dec. 4 to Dec. 8, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

GLT Sound Ideas 12/08/17

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:32:16 +0000

The podcast Suspect Convictions looks this week at potential similarities between the death of Christina McNeil, and another killing in 2011 when Linda Tiede (tie-duh)'s daughter in law Misook Wang killed Tiede. Hear from then prosecutor Bill Workman and others about Misook Wang, during Suspect Convictions. Plus...a modern day crooner and his career...and Christmas at the mansions.

Millenial Crooner Brings Young Energy To Classic Songs

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:54:36 +0000

Peoria-born Matt Barber was in high school in 2003 when hits from hip-hop star 50 Cent and others by R. Kelly, Beyoncé and rocker Three Doors Down topped the popular music charts. Barber wasn’t oblivious to those sounds, but his passion attending Rock Island high school gravitated to the chart-topping songs of many generations prior.

GLT's Grow: Of Mice And Rats

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:46:10 +0000

When mice and rats set up shop on our property, they can pose a problem or two.

Suspect Convictions Episode 7: An Unusual Crime, But Enough To Exonerate?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:03:45 +0000

GLT is partnering with true crime podcast Suspect Convictions to explore the 1998 murder of 3-year-old Bloomington girl Christina McNeil.

Mansion Tour Highlights Christmas Past

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:57:32 +0000

The halls of three historic homes are decked with holiday cheer for the annual Christmas at the Mansions Tour.