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WGLT's Sound Ideas - Tuesday 1/11/22

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Trash hauling in McLean County is a million dollar a year business and a new disposal operator want a piece of it. Plus, the bedrock of democracy has long been thought to be the middle class and that part of society is shrinking in Illinois. The 1800s were the golden era of patent medicine, and a huckster from Bloomington played a prominent part in the national snake oil business...In this episode of our series McHistory, hear about Wakefields Blackberry Balsam. And an Illinois Wesleyan speaker dispels misconceptions about mRNA technology.

Jon Norton is the program director at WGLT and WCBU. He also is host of All Things Considered every weekday.