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WGLT's The Leadoff

Daily Podcast

WGLT's The Leadoff is a daily dose of Bloomington-Normal news, arts and culture, and music. Every day on WGLT's daily podcast, we'll deep-dive into one local story. Then we'll get you ready for the day (or the weekend) with a look ahead with WGLT reporters and guests from the community. Available by 7 a.m. every weekday.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, April 20, 2021. You'll hear about Unit 5's enrollment expectations for the fall, plus education equity research from Illinois State University.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, April 19, 2021. You'll get an update on COVID-19 in McLean County, plus a story of organ donation in Bloomington-Normal.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 16, 2021. You'll hear from Bloomington's new fire chief, and get an update on the Bloomington-Normal restaurant scene.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 15, 2021. You'll hear from Black leaders in Bloomington-Normal about their observations from the Derek Chauvin murder trial. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, April 14, 2021. You'll hear about what the pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines means for McLean County. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, April 13. You'll hear about a push to bring Right to Repair laws to Illinois, and get an update from Bloomington's city manager.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, April 12. You'll hear about a concerning increase in coronavirus cases among children in McLean County.  

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 9. You'll hear about a new way to do commencement at ISU. Plus, progressive Bloomington candidates reflect on their Election Day losses. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 8. You'll hear about turnout in Tuesday's election, plus concerns about staff vaccinations from a McLean County nursing home resident advocate.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, April 7, 2021. You'll hear the results of the local elections, including the election of Bloomington's first Black mayor.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, April 6, 2021. You'll hear about how turnout was shaping up headed into Election Day in Bloomington-Normal. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, April 5, 2021. You'll hear about how the McLean County Health Department plans to vaccinate people living outside of Bloomington-Normal.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, April 2, 2021. You'll hear about the McLean County Chamber of Commerce PAC's endorsements, and a new episode of Datebook. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 1, 2021. You'll hear a tribute to the late former Bloomington Mayor Rich Buchanan, and you'll get an update on a community college computer breach. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, March 31, 2021. You'll hear from Bloomington-Normal's two Republican congressmen on COVID vaccination progress. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, March 30, 2021. You'll learn about how the rollout of the COVID vaccine is going inside the McLean County jail, and whether it will be required at ISU. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, March 29, 2021. You'll hear how a nonprofit organization called the Jule Foundation is teaming up with the City of Bloomington for youth mentorships. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, March 26, 2021. You'll hear local reaction to the prospects for gun control legislation in the wake of mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, March 25, 2021. A look at how McLean County's COVID-19 vaccination pace compares to other nearby counties in Illinois. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Normal Mayor Chris Koos and challenger Marc Tiritilli debate again, two weeks before Election Day. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, March 23, 2021. You'll hear from an ISU expert on children's literature on the evolution of that storytelling form over the past 3 decades.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, March 22, 2021. You'll hear about what another expansion of COVID vaccine eligibility means for McLean County. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, March 19, 2021. You'll hear about some major changes related to our exit from the COVID pandemic. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, March 18, 2021. You'll hear about an ambitious new plan from the McLean County Regional Planning Commission to reduce traffic crash injuries and fatalities. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, March 17, 2021. You'll hear about an Open Meetings Act ruling against the Town of Normal, and what it means in the race for mayor. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, March 16, 2021. You'll hear about possible scenarios now that a District 87 school board candidate has suspended his campaign. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, March 15, 2021. You'll hear why the City of Bloomington's police advisory board is surveying the public, and what it means for the next police chief. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, March 12, 2021. You'll hear a fact check in the Normal mayoral race, and a story about female-owned businesses in downtown Bloomington.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, March 11, 2021. You'll get an update on the One Voice lobbying trip, which went virtual this year because of COVID. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, March 10, 2021. You'll hear a recap of the first debate between Normal Mayor Chris Koos and his challenger, Marc Tiritilli.

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