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WGLT's The Leadoff

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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 for Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.

The Leadoff - 9/4/20

Sep 4, 2020

Everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, September 4th, 2020. 

The Leadoff - 9/3/20

Sep 3, 2020

Everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 3rd, 2020. 

Everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.

Everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.

The Leadoff - 8/27/20

Aug 27, 2020

Everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, August 27th, 2020. 

Everything you need to know for Wednesday, August 26th, 2020. 

Everything you need to know to start your day - Tuesday, August 25th, 2020. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, Aug. 21, 2020.

It's what you need to know to start your day for Thursday, August 20th, 2020. 

The Leadoff - 8/19/20

Aug 19, 2020

Everything you need to know for Wednesday, August 19th, 2020. 

WGLT's The Leadoff 8/18/20

Aug 18, 2020

  

It's what you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, Aug. 18, 20​20.  

It's what you need to know to start your day for Monday, Aug. 17, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about how parents are trying to solve their families' child care and back-to-school puzzles. Plus, you'll hear a remembrance of former Gov. Jim Thompson, who died over the weekend at the age of 84.

The Leadoff - Friday 8/14/20

Aug 14, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Friday, Aug. 14, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about McLean County businesses and non-profits receiving pandemic relief from the state. Plus, you'll hear another installment in our series, The Best Things Of The Worst Summer. 

The Leadoff - Thursday 8/13/20

Aug 13, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Thursday, Aug. 13, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about why airlines are struggling to maintain a flight schedule right now. Plus, an in-depth look at the security of voting by mail in the upcoming presidential election.

The Leadoff - Wednesday 8/12/20

Aug 12, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about where tenants can turn for help if they're having trouble paying their rent due to the pandemic. Also, hear about the Western Avenue Community Center in Bloomington being a distribution hub for over 11,000 grab-and-go meals. 

It's what you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, Aug. 11, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about how business owners are trying to make sense of the governor's mask order. Also, you'll hear another installment in our series, The Best Things Of The Worst Summer.

The Leadoff - Monday 8/10/20

Aug 10, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Monday, August 10, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about how Governor J. B. Pritkzer is trying to get more people to wear a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Plus, Bloomington Police Chief Dan Donath says some personal matters influenced his decision for early retirement, WGLT's Eric Stock reports. 

The Leadoff - Friday 8/7/20

Aug 7, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Friday, August 7, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about Bloomington Police Chief Dan Donath announcing his retirement. Plus, Unit 5 and District 87 announced that they are going remote until at least October due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, WGLT's Eric Stock reports. 

The Leadoff - Thursday 8/6/20

Aug 6, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Thursday, August 6, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about how Bloomington could have an additional place where any registered voter from McLean County could vote on Election Day. Plus, hear from our latest series, "WGLT's Best Things of the Worst Summer". 

[Music: "Inspire" from www.bensound.com]

The Leadoff - Wednesday 8/5/20

Aug 5, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, August 5, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about the added reasoning for why Illinois State University will have classes mostly online this fall. Plus, the nonprofit Project Oz noticed a troubling trend when the pandemic began and now the problem has worsened, WGLT's Ryan Denham reports. 

The Leadoff - Tuesday 8/4/20

Aug 4, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, August 4, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about Bloomington's COVID-19 testing site have a sharp increase in turnout recently. Plus, WCBU's Dana Vollmer reports on renters and homeowners being behind on their bills. 

The Leadoff - Monday 8/3/20

Aug 3, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Monday, August 3, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about how Illinois Wesleyan University is trying to spread out it's student population to combat a COVID-19 outbreak this fall. Plus, WCBU's Dana Vollmer reports on how the coronavirus has affected homeless shelters and jails in Central Illinois. 

The Leadoff - Friday 7/31/20

Jul 31, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Friday, July 31, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about West Central Illinois preparing to implement new COVID-19 restrictions. Plus, Illinois State University removed multiple names of historical figures from floors in Watterson Towers as apart of the response to George Floyd's death. 

The Leadoff - Thursday 7/30/20

Jul 30, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Thursday, July 30, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about election authorities in McLean County mailing out tens of thousands of vote-by-mail applications to registered voters. Plus, WGLT's Ryan Denham speaks with a pediatrician from OSF HealthCare in Bloomington about how parents can prepare their kids for the major changes they will see in school this fall. 

The Leadoff - Wednesday 7/29/20

Jul 29, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, July 29, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is about Bloomington-Normal parents feeling very uncertain as they are faced with either having to send their kids back to school or keep them home this fall. Plus, WGLT's Charlie Schlenker reports on the statues that have become problematic in America. 

The Leadoff - Tuesday 7/29/20

Jul 28, 2020

It's what you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, July 28, 20​20. Our Leadoff story is latest on the coronavirus in McLean County. Plus, Republican State Senator Jason Barickman says he would like to see more ethics reforms in wake of Mike Madigan's bribery investigation, WGLT's Charlie Schlenker reports. 

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