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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.

It's what you need to know to start your day for Thursday, May 9, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about a proposal to raise the federal tobacco-buying age to 21. Plus, state Sen. Jason Barickman shares concerns about the latest version of a plan to legalize recreational marijuana.

It's what you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about the changing dynamics on the Normal Town Council. Plus, a preview of a Sound Ideas story about an Illinois Wesleyan University alum who was just nominated for a Tony Award.

It's what you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about the verdict in the Kirk Zimmerman murder trial. Plus, a preview of a Sound Ideas story about a staffing shortage that's affecting rural fire departments across the U.S., including McLean County.

It's what you need to know to start your day for Monday, May 6, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about jury deliberations in the Kirk Zimmerman murder trial. Plus, our first installment of "More Of That, Please," about unsung community servants in McLean County.

It's what you need to know to start your day for Friday, May 3, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about closing arguments in the Kirk Zimmerman murder trial. Plus, GLT's Jon Norton previews the weekend music scene.

It's what you need to know to start your day for Thursday, May 2, 2019. Our Leadoff story is an update on how local pastors are handling the United Methodist Church's controversial decision on gay clergy and same-sex weddings. Plus, GLT's Mary Cullen talks to a local rabbi about overcoming hate.

It's what you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about Rivian losing its local tax breaks for 2018 after missing its $10 million capital investment target. Plus, another story in our weeklong State of Cannabis series.

It's what you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Our Leadoff story is about the prospects for a major federal infrastructure bill, with comments from U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood. Plus, another story in our weeklong State of Cannabis series.

It's what you need to know to start your day for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Our Leadoff story is how federal criminal justice reform will impact central Illinois. Plus, a weekend music preview with GLT's Jon Norton.

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