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Sound Ideas - Full Episodes

Full episodes of WGLT's newsmagazine covering central Illinois. Sound Ideas airs weekdays at 5 p.m.

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  • On today's episode, an interview with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, how the U.S. Geological Survey is using helicopters to study groundwater in central Illinois, plus the Bloomington High School dance team prepares for a national competition.
  • On today's episode, attorney Tom DeVore calls out "suspect" fundraising by Rep. Dan Caulkins in his assault weapons ban lawsuit, a longtime McLean County labor and Democratic Party leader John Penn retires, plus the latest edition of Sound Heath focusing on earbuds' link to hearing loss.
  • On today's episode, economic developers and consultants discuss the need for more diverse housing in Bloomington-Normal, Bloomington Deputy City Manager Billy Tyus outlines city council priorities and budget planning, plus Community Players Theater celebrates its first 100 years and previews the upcoming season.
  • On today's episode, an in-depth look back on the 1978 Normal firefighters strike and its impacts 45 years later.
  • On today's episode, how gas stoves became a hot topic, the latest in WGLT's Welcome Home series, a study recommends regenerative agriculture to preserve the environment, plus Illinois adopts new rules that limit local control of siting wind and solar farms.
  • On today's episode, a man from Normal explains how he learned that he was a victim of fertility fraud.
  • On today's episode, an Illinois State University economist analyzes the job picture and talk of a pending recession, the town of Normal projects a 20% budget increase, plus ISU researchers share how a new tracking device could reduce workplace injuries but also pose ethical concerns.
  • On today's episode, a Bloomington-Normal homebuilder analyzes the current home construction market; Normal City Manager Pam Reece discusses the housing market Uptown development and budget planning; plus advocates for ending cash bail expect it will survive a legal challenge.
  • On today's episode, the latest in WGLT's Welcome Home series, Heartland Theater Company presents 'The Lifespan of a Fact,' plus Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish bring their bluesy-rock sound to Nightshop in downtown Bloomington.
  • On today's episode, ISU's head of academic affairs analyzes the potential impacts of ChatGPT, the incoming Bloomington Area Career Center director discusses the rising demand for technical options in school, plus ISU hosts one of the exonerated men from the Central Park Five.