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Thanks to everyone who listened to WCBU and WGLT Present on Oct. 30, as we brought you Heartland Theatre Company's production of the radio play War of the Worlds.

If you missed the show, you can listen below for a limited time:

Sorry, this audio is no longer available, because of legal/rights issues!

You can also learn more about the production in a recent episode of WGLT's Datebook.

Venise Lashon Keys
Venise Lashon Keys

Art is a visual language used to captivate an audience and tell stories. For intersectional artist Venise Lashon Keys, her art illustrates stories that aim to empower, elevate, and educate all feminine identifying individuals and the Black community.

Story Slam: Joe Strupek's Animal Tale

Mar 3, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Joe Strupek was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is “Luck.”

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Bob Ryder's Animal Tale

Mar 3, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Bob Ryder was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is “Luck.”

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Sarah Buchmann's Animal Tale

Mar 3, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Sarah Buchmann was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is “Luck.”

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Cathy Sutliff's Animal Tale

Mar 3, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Cathy Sutliff was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is “Luck.”

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Heidi Bowman's Animal Tale

Mar 3, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Heidi Bowman was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is “Luck.”
 

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Susan Ryder's Animal Tale

Mar 3, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Susan Ryder was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is “Luck.”

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

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Laura Kennedy / WGLT

The saying goes: Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.  

Story Slam: Connie Blick's Aha Moment Story

Feb 7, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Aha Moment" or “Eureka!” stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Jan. 24 at the McLean County Arts Center. 
 

Connie Blick was one of the storytellers:

 

Story Slam: Todd Wineburner's Aha Moment Story

Feb 7, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Aha Moment" or “Eureka!” stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Jan. 24 at the McLean County Arts Center. 
 

Todd Wineburner was one of the storytellers:

Story Slam: Laurie Bergner's Aha Moment Story

Feb 7, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Aha Moment" or “Eureka!” stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Jan. 24 at the McLean County Arts Center. 
 

Laurie Bergner was one of the storytellers:

Story Slam: John Poling's Aha Moment Story

Feb 7, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Aha Moment" or “Eureka!” stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Jan. 24 at the McLean County Arts Center.

John Poling was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Feb. 28. The theme is Animal Tales. 

 

Story Slam: Dave Hirst's Aha Moment Story

Feb 7, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Aha Moment" or “Eureka!” stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Jan. 24 at the McLean County Arts Center. 
 

Dave Hirst was one of the storytellers:

 

Story Slam: Dan Woodman's Aha Moment Story

Feb 7, 2020

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Aha Moment" or “Eureka!” stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Jan. 24 at the McLean County Arts Center. 


Dan Woodman was one of the storytellers:

 

Giant Oscars
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The 92nd Academy Awards is Sunday, Feb. 9.

Creativity Center exterior
Friends of the BCPA

The first phase of renovations stemming from a $5 million capital campaign is expected to begin in January at Bloomington’s Creativity Center.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Heidi Bowman was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Peg Kirk's Taking Care of Business Story

Dec 3, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Peg Kirk was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Dave Ihlenfeldt was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Lynda Straw was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Kathleen Kirk was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Dave Krostal was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

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Laura Kennedy / WGLT

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who creates 1,000 origami cranes will have a wish granted by the gods. 

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belkin59 / Flickr/Creative Commons

A collaborative arts event in honor of Veterans Day highlights the creative efforts that emerged from the devastation of World War I. 

Story Slam: Kevin Wickart's Para-Normal Story

Nov 1, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. Kevin Wickart was one of the storytellers: 

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: David Hirst's Para-Normal Story

Nov 1, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. David Hirst was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: John Bowen's Para-Normal Story

Nov 1, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. John Bowen was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Sandi Zielinski's Para-Normal Story

Nov 1, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. Sandi Zielinski was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

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