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WGLT's Sound Ideas - Thursday 8/5/21

Healthcare leaders in Bloomington Normal say they don't worry too much about having half the hospital beds the World Health Organization recommends for a community this size, they're confident they can pivot in a pinch. Besides, they say, if you add beds, they get filled. Meet the new director of the Western Avenue Community Center and hear how she learned to love multiculturalism. Recent house flooding in Normal was far less than in Bloomington, but that doesn't mean there are no lessons to be learned there. And getting rid of household hazardous waste in an approved way is difficult, expensive, and rare. The Ecology Action Center has an option coming up this fall.

Abigail Schombert is an audio production intern at WGLT. She joined WGLT in summer 2021. She is a creative technologies major (with an emphasis in sound) at Illinois State University.