GLT's Mary Cullen talks expansion plans with Bloomington Public Library Director Jeanne Hamilton. Charlie Schlenker previews the next season at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. We'll have another installment of Story Slam. Plus, Jon Norton catches up with the Old Smoke Band ahead of their debut release performance at Nightshop.
International Food Policy expert Joe Glauber says not only does President Trump's trade war hurt farmers, it's not even helping other sectors of the economy. Glauber talks with GLT's Charlie Schlenker from the Illinois Farm Bureau innovations and income conference held in Normal. Plus, new Bloomington City Council candidate Georgine Chizzell talks with Ryan Denham about constituent service and why she's running for the position held by David Sage in the 2nd ward. And, Chicago Farmer hits forty; he responds with a new live double album. Jon Norton reports.
A week into the job, new Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason says he's not the type to mince words. He says he considers openness to a fault to be a benefit. Gleason talks with GLT's Ryan Denham about economic development, downtown, and his many roles in law enforcement. Plus, basketball at the coliseum was once considered an important part of the event mix for the Bloomington facility. Eric Stock reports on where it is now. And a football coach leaves a big school program over faith based considerations.