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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 Wednesday, March 10, 2021. You'll hear a recap of the first debate between Normal Mayor Chris Koos and his challenger, Marc Tiritilli.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, March 9, 2021. You'll hear about a proposal to ban violent video games, and get an update on COVID death trends in McLean County.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, March 8, 2021. You'll hear why Bloomington-Normal's hospitals are so crowded, even if the number of COVID cases is down. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, March 5, 2021. You'll hear why some think an oversight is the reason why Illinois' children's museums are still closed down by COVID. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, March 4, 2021. You'll get a closer look at a new report on the teachers shortage, and hear about a new art exhibition coming to Normal. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, March 3, 2021. You'll hear a recap of a forum featuring the three candidates on the ballot for Bloomington mayor. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, March 2, 2021. You'll hear what a FDA COVID testing decision means for ISU, and get an update from state Sen. Jason Barickman. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, March 1, 2021. You'll get a COVID vaccine update for McLean County, plus hear about a special project to commemorate the virus' 1-year anniversary here. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. You'll hear about a special COVID vaccination clinic happening at one of Bloomington's most well-known Black churches. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. You'll get a COVID vaccine update, plus hear from Bloomington-Normal grade school teachers about Black History Month.  

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. You'll hear about Connect Transit's board making a decision about the new downtown transfer center. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. You'll hear about Rep. Darin LaHood's visit to McLean County's largest COVID-19 vaccination site in downtown Bloomington. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. You'll hear a ghost kitchen that's bringing local food to new places, and about U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis' thoughts on the next COVID relief package. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. You'll hear about the slowed pace of COVID vaccinations in McLean County, and you'll meet some unsung hospital heroes. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. You'll hear local reaction to the governor's budget address, and about a new initiative to get teachers their COVID vaccines. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. You'll hear about the life and legacy of former Bloomington Judy Markowitz, who died recently at age 82. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. The state's climatologist weighs in on the wintry weather we've been having. And you'll hear a new episode of McHistory. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Hear about the state timeline getting some pushback on expanded COVID Phase 1B eligibility, including here in McLean County.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Hear about how the NAACP and local health officials are tackling vaccine hesitancy. And meet the youngest TedX Normal speaker. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Hear about the pros and cons of potential downtown Bloomington transit transfer center sites, and all about Rivian's potential IPO. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a McLean County native, talks about the start of the second impeachment trial. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. You'll hear some encouraging news about the coronavirus in McLean County. Plus, a new book explores Abraham Lincoln's ties to Illinois State University.

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Hear about the prospects for getting more COVID vaccine in McLean County, and about the Crossroad Project's new play, "The De Priest Incident."

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Hear about a beer can shortage that's happening at the worst time, and why some want college employees to get their vaccine sooner. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Hear about the state of the local restaurant workforce, and about a legendary sportswriter's new memoir. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Hear about some bonus vaccine doses arriving in McLean County, and get a fresh look at the local housing market. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Hear about the reasons for a big increase in gun seizures, and what Unit 5 parents think of full-time in-person learning. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Hear about the latest on COVID vaccination efforts in McLean County. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Hear about how cannabis tax revenue is helping Bloomington schoolchildren, and about a new exhibit at Illinois Wesleyan. 

WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. You'll hear the latest on the IHSA's back-to-sports plan, plus a look at a debt refinancing plan in the Town of Normal. 

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