WGLT's Eric Stock reports from the inaugural Daring Diversity conference in Normal. A new episode of McHistory tells the story of orphaned black children in McLean County. And Laura Kennedy reviews a new exhibition featuring abstract work from local female artists.
Child care is getting more affordable thanks to changing income guidelines for state help. Early Childhood expert Miranda Lynn of ISU has more in Ryan Denham's report. Plus, Eric Stock reports on a growing concern over the effect of travel sports on kids and their families Patrick Murphy and Mike McCurdy look at an effort to re-create a small patch of savannah in Bloomington Normal. Tim Shelley takes us to the place that perhaps most values the famed sculptor Lorado Taft.
Hear how vaping affects the body. In many devices a carrier is formaldehyde. Advocate BroMenn Pulmonologist John Burr tells Eric Stock flavored vaping juice carries additional risks. Bloomington Schools Superintendent Barry Reilly also weighs in on vaping and on the sport of Lacrosse. Republican Congressman Rodney Davis talks Trump and Turmoil with Ryan Denham. We remember the late central Illinois Congressman Paul Findley. And the New CEO of the Bloomington Normal Economic Development Council makes his first impression to elected officials in a joint councils and county board meeting.
Hear about the costs of going green. Ed Neaves of the Bloomington Normal Association of Realtors says the energy code is part of the reason new construction just isn't happening in the twin cities. Plus, Laura Kennedy reports on MandoLincoln and the Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra. We have an audio postcard about a veteran Broadway actor test driving his new musical in Bloomington Normal. And a talk with a scholar about how tying cultural identity to sports can create and hide political problems, in this case in Puerto Rico.