Free Blues, Cheap Corn

Tons of fresh sweet corn and a stage full of smokin' hot blues await you at Sweet Corn Blues Fest. August 23 and 24, Uptown Normal.

Need a Bike Light?

Make sure your night rides are safe rides. Get a free bike light at Light the Night, September 11, 5-8 PM, Uptown Circle in Normal.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Better every day with advice from our new gardening show, Grow. Friday at 8:50 AM and 4:50 PM or subscribe to the podcast.

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Every week Sound Opinions brings you the smartest, most engaging music criticism and conversation out there. 7:00 PM Monday.

The Way Down Wanderers

can be heard on GLT's Acousticity.

Zan Stewart - jazz critic

talks about being critiqued on GLT Jazz Next .

Jason D. Williams

says entertainment is king on Talkin' Blues .

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Pokey LaFarge

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GLT News

Uptown Update From Mayor Koos

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:18:31 CDT

During the most recent strategic planning process, the Town of Normal Council identified the need to update the Uptown Plan as a top priority. The Council last night voted to move forward on creating that plan, turning to Farr Associates which developed 1999 plan guiding Uptown.

Uptown Update From Mayor Koos

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:13:27 CDT

During the most recent strategic planning process, the Town of Normal Council [...]

Allegiant Offers New Air Routes From Bloomington And Peoria

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:34:12 CDT

Florida travelers from central Illinois have a couple more options now. Allegiant [...]

New Uptown Study To Undertake Broader Look At Fringes Of District

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:28:35 CDT

The Mayor of Normal acknowledges there was initial sticker shock among Town [...]

Faith Coalition Calls For School Funding Switch

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:39:41 CDT

As students across Illinois begin the new school year, their schools are using [...]

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NPR News

Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Same-sex marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.

With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

The boy was found naked on the beach in West Point, a slum in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia. At first no one would take him in. People — and even a nearby clinic — were afraid he had Ebola.

A Tale Of Two Polls

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.

Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa

The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?

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Sweet Corn Blues Fest Sweet Corn Blues Fest is August 23 and 24!

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Sweet Corn Blues Fest

Free blues, cheap corn and good times abound in Uptown Normal, August 23 and 24.

Light the Night 2014

500 free front and rear bike lights just weren't enough. This year GLT's Good To Go partners to giveaway 800!

GLT Trail Crawl

Celebrate the Constitution Trail's 25th anniversary with GLT! Free live music on the Trail followed by a ticketed tent party at the Chateau.

Tom Ashbrook is GLT's Radio Face

Join Tom Ashbrook, Bloomington/Normal native son, award winning journalist and host of On Point, for dinner and conversation, 11/7/14.

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