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The Leadoff


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 5 a.m. every weekday.

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WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, June 14, 2024. You'll hear about McLean County's improving recycling rate, plus District 87's superintendent weighs in on proposed tax breaks for development in downtown ... more

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WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, June 13, 2024. You'll hear about McLean County's retooled plans to address behavioral health plus a new artistic director for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. more

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WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, June 12, 2024. You'll hear about Illinois' increase in hormone therapy as more Midwestern states restrict gender affirming care, plus three service providers look to c... more

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WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, June 11, 2024. You'll hear from U.S. Rep. Eric Sorensen on ceasefire talks on the war in Gaza, plus a composer shows how to makes music with cicadas. more

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4.9 out of 5 stars from 17 ratings
  • Great resource

    I listen every morning and feel lucky—most communities this size don’t have access to a podcast of important local news.

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    United States4 years ago
  • Informative

    Great local news

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 years ago

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