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WGLT's Sound Ideas - Tuesday 9/28/21

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Go inside the Rivian plant, where HOW they're building vehicles is just as interesting as what they're building. Rivian's manufacturing chief Erik Fields says it's like Google and Toyota had a baby. Hear how Rivian is balancing three vehicles, thousands of employees, and millions of battery cells. Plus, WGLT's Ryan Denham takes a test drive of the new R1T pickup truck. There's a strategy to reduce nitrate and phosphorous runoff into Illinois rivers that helps poison the Gulf of Mexico. The plan is going the wrong way based on the latest report. Yet there is hope for change in the ag community. And what's up with all the rain?

WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.