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GLT's Best Week Ever

As much as we know you'd like to listen everyday, all day and all night we know it's just not possible. That's where GLT's Best Week Ever comes in. Every week, Laura Kennedy culls our broadcast schedule for the best stuff. Could be an episode of Poetry Radio. Could be our own Blues Doctor Frank Black talking about Slim Harpo. Could be a newsroom interview. Could be all that and more.

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Best Week Ever- June 14, 2013: It's classical and pop covers on SwingTime; Charlie Schlenker looks at Abe Lincoln's math homework; The Dean of Green helps a listener who wants to learn more about H2O2 use in the garden.

Best Week Ever- June 7, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/07/2013 02:53 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Judy Valente looks into hiking in Illinois; Laura Kennedy reports on adults reading kids' books; Guy Forsyth is the guest on Talkin' Blues.

Best Week Ever- May 31, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/31/2013 04:10 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy talks with up-and-coming local bluesman, Matthew Curry; Discover an exciting new art exhibition on the GLT Datebook; Poetry Radio features a work by William Hutchison.

Best Week Ever- May 24, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/24/2013 02:50 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the state of funding for education in Illinois; The Dean of Green talks about the wonders of American Wisteria; Glenn Wilson is featured on Jazz Next.

Best Week Ever- May 17, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/17/2013 03:47 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern talks with the State School Superintendent; The Dean of Green looks a problems with tulips and seeds; Jim Browne checks out a possible new fuel source.

Best Week Ever- May 10, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/10/2013 02:12 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy shares some swing slang on SwingTime; Willis Kern has a two-part interview with retiring ISU president, Al Bowman; Jon Norton is Talkin' Blues with Matthew Curry.

Best Week Ever- May 3, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/03/2013 03:15 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the problems with Illinois' roads; The Dean of Green has advice on growing blueberries in pots; Mark Winkler guests on GLT Jazz Next.

Best Week Ever- April 26, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/26/2013 03:17 PM
Run Time: 29:00
This episode of Best Week Ever shows why GLT rocks a podcast!

Best Week Ever- April 19, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/19/2013 03:39 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy chats with zombie expert Max Brooks; Poetry Radio features Kwame Dawes; Daniel Hajek has a feature about National Donate Life Month.

Best Week Ever- April 12, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/05/2013 02:55 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Daniel Hajek looks into why bats are dying in Illinois; Laura Kennedy chats with a local drag performing about the ISU Charity Drag Show; Uncommon Knowledge investigates homemade glowsticks.

Best Week Ever- March 29, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/29/2013 03:47 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy chats with a member of ISU's Improv Mafia; Pat Metheny is featured on the New Plate Special; Daniel Hajeck looks into a special award for an American veteran.

Best Week Ever- March 22, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/22/2013 03:46 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Daniel Hajeck looks into equine therapy; The Dean of Green gets excited about spring; Charlie Schlenker examines the race for mayor in Normal.

Best Week Ever- March , 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/08/2013 03:32 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Discover all the podcasts that GLT has to offer.

Best Week Ever- March 8, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/08/2013 03:30 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy talks with a children's literature expert about The Wizard of Oz; Charlie Schlenker chats with one of the Chieftans; Bruce Bergethon visits with Stone and nNow on Acousticity.

Best Week Ever- March 1, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/01/2013 11:16 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Daniel Hajeck interviews Pokey LaFarge; Laura Kennedy looks into a book about a haunted asylum; Tony Joe White is the guest on Talkin' Blues.

Best Week Ever- Feb. 22, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/22/2013 03:49 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green Gardening Almanac podcast continues the series about Fredrick Law Olmstead; Jim Browne looks at GMO crops; Uncommon Knowledge examines disaster scales.

Best Week Ever- Feb. 15, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/15/2013 12:47 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the future of Caterpillar; The Dean of Green Gardening Almanac podcast kicks off a series about Fredrick Law Olmstead; Terri Lynn Carrington is featured on The New Plate Special.

Best Week Ever- Feb. 8, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/08/2013 04:03 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Daniel Hajeck visits a shrimp farm in El Paso; Laura Kennedy talks with an English professor about "Pride and Prejudice"; Langston Hughes is featured on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever- Feb. 1, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/01/2013 02:13 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker talks with Oscar winning director Oliver Stone; The Dean of Green advises a listener who has a vole problem in his garden; Chicago Farmer guests on Acousticity.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 25, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/25/2013 03:03 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Lux or lumens? Uncommon Knowledge looks into it; Centerstage host Chrissie Strong shares some trivia about a popular Disney song; Willis Kern talks with the head of the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 18, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/18/2013 02:37 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Bruce Bergethon interviews Josh Shilling of Mountain Heart on Acousticity; Charlie Schlenker chats with Congressman Aaron Schock; Uncommon Knowledge discovers if babies do indeed dream.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 11, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/11/2013 12:25 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Don Munson makes sure we're in the money on Radio Munson; The Dean of Green has the inside scoop on squash bugs; Big James guests on Blues Next.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 4, 2013 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/04/2013 03:52 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne looks at the 19th century tradition of Bridge Night; Charlie Schlenker talks with an aspiring speed skater; Laura Kennedy visits with a National Geographic photographer.

Best Week Ever- Dec.28, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/28/2012 11:06 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Don Munson shares music and Christmas decorating tips for the desert on Radio Munson; Laura Kennedy interviews the new artistic director for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival; Charlie Schlenker speaks with a scientist about the future of NASA.

Best Week Ever- Dec.21, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/21/2012 02:22 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Daniel Hajeck talks with Mike Berbiglia; Willis Kern covers the issue of fracking; Claire Daly guests on Jazz Next.

Best Week Ever- Dec.14, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/14/2012 03:19 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green talks about gardening myths; Laura Kennedy gets some tips from the Better Business Bureau regarding holiday scams; Uncommon Knowledge looks into dry ice.

Best Week Ever- Dec.7, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/07/2012 03:06 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Music Director Jon Norton remembers the late Dave Brubeck; Laura Kennedy reports on an HIV advocate; Charlie Schlenker interviews ISU President Bowman.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 30, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/30/2012 02:53 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Daniel Hajeck reports on Two Blokes and a Bus; The Dean of Green lists some gift-giving ideas for gardeners; Doug McLeod is the guest on Talkin' Blues.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 23, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/23/2012 02:29 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge looks at the path your iPhone took to your hand; Daniel Hajeck looks at an early literary vampire; a National Geographic photographer guests on the GLT Datebook.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 16, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/16/2012 03:00 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge continues the series on interdependence; Don Munson features two very different versions of Chinatown on Radio Munson; Willis Kern talks with a member of 4-Troops.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 9, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/09/2012 03:04 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green Gardening Almanac looks at terrifying tree; Jim Browne watches the 13th congressional district race; Uncommon Knowledge examines the relationship between America and China.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 2, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/02/2012 01:58 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne looks into crowd sourcing; Charlie Schlenker talks to an expert in Irish music; Poetry Radio features a spooky work for Halloween.

Best Week Ever- Oct. 26, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/26/2012 02:19 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker chats with the mayor of Normal; Willis Kern interviews a transgender athlete; Laura Kennedy features the music of Charlie Barnet on SwingTime.

Best Week Ever- Oct. 19, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/19/2012 03:58 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Check out the wide variety of podcasts that WGLT has to offer.

Best Week Ever- Oct. 12, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/12/2012 04:02 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Daniel Hajeck looks at the group, Mutemath; Uncommon Knowledge examines chaos theory; Laura Kennedy chats with a member of The Capitol Steps.

Best Week Ever- Oct.5, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/05/2012 03:56 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Hear the concluding two parts of the GLT news series, Farming: A Growing Concern; The Dean of Green talks about species tulips; Blues Next features Lisa Mills.

Best Week Ever- Sept. 28, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/28/2012 03:16 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Hear parts one through three of the GLT News Series, Farming: A Growing Concern; Uncommon Knowledge looks at hazardous waste disposal; Bruce Barth is featured on The New Plate Special.

Best Week Ever- Sept. 21, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/21/2012 04:07 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy looks at an exhibit celebrating Mexican culture at the McLean County Museum of History; Uncommon Knowledge examines the true cost of things; Charlie Schlenker interviews author Charles Mann.

Best Week Ever- Sept. 14, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/14/2012 04:10 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker interviews a student involved in a hostage situation at NCHS;The Dean of Green recommends collecting and storing seeds on the Dean of Green Gardening Almanac; Laura Kennedy interview pianist Awadagin Pratt, who is coming to town for a benefit concert.

Best Week Ever- Sept. 7, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/07/2012 03:14 PM
Run Time: 29:00
SwingTime features a bit of backstory on the amazing musician, Sidney Bechet; Charlie Schlenker interviews an Irish poet; Uncommon Knowledge reveals the importance of one tiny particle.

Best Week Ever- August 31, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/31/2012 03:28 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy interviews an author about wicked plants; The Dean of Green chats about the Elm; a work by Walt Whitman is featured on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever- August 24, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/24/2012 02:58 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne looks at the upcoming suicide prevention walk; Matthew Curry guests on Talkin' Blues; The Dean of Green talks slugs and snails on the Almanac.

Best Week Ever- August 17, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/17/2012 04:01 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Blues host Zak reveals a secret behind the Blues Brothers; Laura Kennedy visits an exhibition of puppets from around the world; Uncommon Knowledge focuses on dangerous drinks.

Best Week Ever- August 10, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/10/2012 02:29 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green gives Mary advice on re-seeding her lawn; Willis Kern talks with Aaron Schock; Charlie Schlenker reveals the extraordinary tale behind a new composition.

Best Week Ever- August 3, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/03/2012 12:38 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern talks with the head of the BNPTS; Daniel Hajek looks at a solar car race; The Dean of Green explains lawn grubs.

Best Week Ever- July 28, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/27/2012 04:36 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy looks at the trend of farm to fork restaurants; Centerstage host Chrissie Strong talks with the director of "CATS" at the Miller park Summer Theatre; Jim Browne chats with Lincoln scholar Guy Fraker.

Best Week Ever- July 20, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/20/2012 01:54 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern looks at what's new and hot at the Mitsubishi plant; Jazz Next continues the look at Derrick Band and his new book about Vince Guaradi; The New Plate Special features a track from Stacey Kent.

Best Week Ever- July 13, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/13/2012 03:01 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at an immigration problem; Jazz Next spotlights the author of a new book about a jazz great; Uncommon Knowledge wonders 'who owns the rain?'

Best Week Ever- July 6, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/06/2012 01:21 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern interviews State Farm's Ed Rust; The Dean of Green helps a listener in Denver grow more veggies; Bria Skonberg is featured on GLT Jazz Next.

Best Week Ever- June 30, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/29/2012 02:42 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker speaks with athlete Tim Glover; Anna Popovic is featured on Blues Next; Uncommon Knowledge connects maps with a cartoon character.

Best Week Ever- June 22, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/22/2012 11:53 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Chrissie Strong shares a story about Ethel Merman on her show, Centerstage; Jim Browne chats with an expert on bullying; Laura Kennedy interviews the President and CEO of the new Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Best Week Ever- June 15, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/15/2012 03:55 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern talks with ISU President Bowman; Daniel Hajeck visits the Champagne British Car Show; Uncommon Knowledge challenges Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

Best Week Ever- June 8, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/08/2012 03:50 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Brown chats with Rep. Dan Brady; Willis Kern talks with Bloomington Mayor Steve Stockton; Laura Kennedy features the song St. James Infirmary and the story behind it on SwingTime.

Best Week Ever- June 1, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/01/2012 03:29 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern talks to the director of the Illinois Farm Bureau; Blues host Zack shares a story about Little Charlie and the Nightcats; Laura Kennedy looks into the Old House Society Tour of Homes on the GLT Datebook.

Best Week Ever- May 25, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/25/2012 01:49 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the 13th Congressional district candidate forum; Jon Oates is featured on GLT Blues Next; The Dean of Green lists spring gardening tasks.

Best Week Ever- May 18, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/17/2012 02:40 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Uncommon Knowledge team looks at bus efficiency; John Knopeful is featured on Poetry Radio; Willis Kern reports on The Ride of Silence.

Best Week Ever- May 11, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/11/2012 03:11 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern interviews Illinois State treasurer Dan Rutherford; Matthew Curry is the guest on GLT Blues Next; Laura Kennedy interviews Vietnam veteran Dennis French about his new exhibition of photos he recently took when he returned to Vietnam.

Best Week Ever- May4, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/04/2012 01:54 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Helen Forrest is featured on SwingTime; The Dean of Green helps a listener with his wisteria plant; Cin Salich and Lucia Getsi are featured on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever- April 27, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/27/2012 01:57 PM
Run Time: 29:00
In honor of the GLT Newsroom garnering both an Edward R. Murrow Award and Illinois Associated Press Award for Best Series, enjoy this repeat hearing of the award-winning series, "Since 9/11."

Best Week Ever- April 20, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/20/2012 03:35 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks into the GOP race in the 13th district; Laura Kennedy visits an exhibit of books by Charles Dickens; Uncommon Knowledge looks at the upcoming Venus transit.

Best Week Ever- April 13, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/13/2012 03:28 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Visit the Bloomington Rock School with Laura Kennedy; Uncommon Knowledge looks at low flow fixtures; Centerstage's Chrissie Strong defines a strange word from "The Music Man."

Best Week Ever- April 6, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/06/2012 02:39 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy spins some fun swing in honor of April Fool's Day on SwingTime; Charlie Schlenker looks at how area high schoolers are making biking better; Bassist John Brown is the guest on Jazz Next.

Best Week Ever- March 30, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/30/2012 12:33 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Danny Hajek looks at the Multi-cultural Leadership Project; Radio Munson features music and memories; Poetry Radio spotlights poet Patricia McMillan.

Best Week Ever- March 23, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/23/2012 03:11 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the race for the 53rd district seat; Laura Kennedy visits the new exhibit at the ISU Galleries; Coco Montoya is the guest on Talkin' Blues.

Best Week Ever- March 16, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/16/2012 03:57 PM
Run Time: 29:00
SwingTime throws a birthday bash for Les Brown; Jim Browne and Willis Kern look at the upcoming primaries; Two local poets are featured on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever- March 9, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/09/2012 02:32 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern chats with departing Pantagraph reporter, Scott Richardson; Uncommon Knowledge takes a closer look at the calendar; The Dean of Green helps two listeners with the same problem: wonky grass.

Best Week Ever- March 2, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/24/2012 02:01 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The WGLT Newsroom is in the spotlight with some award-winning stories.

Best Week Ever- Feb. 24, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/24/2012 01:54 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the ISO music director search; Jim Browne looks into the role of women in creating graphic novels; The Dean of Green has some ideas for grass alternatives.

Best Week Ever- Feb. 17, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/17/2012 04:20 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the play "The Rivalry"; Laura Kennedy chats with award-winning ISU Theatre professor Lori Adams; Poetry Radio has a love poem for Valentine's Day.

Best Week Ever- Feb. 10, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/10/2012 03:05 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Singer Roderick Harper is featured on The GLT Datebook; Charlie Schlenker talks with Sister Helen Prejean; Paul McCartney is featured on the New Plate Special.

Best Week Ever- Feb. 3, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/03/2012 03:29 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at a hotly contested local race; the Dean of Green has advice on growing grass; Chicago Farmer guests on Acousticity.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 27, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/27/2012 02:54 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge weighs a question of rusty nails; Charlie Schlenker looks at the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and its search for a new conductor; Carolyn Wonderland guests with Jon Norton on Talkin' Blues.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 20, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/20/2012 02:28 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy talks with professor of zoology, Angelo Caparella, about winter bird watching; The Dean of Green Gardening Almanac offers suggestions for new house plants; Uncommon Knowledge has the low down on colds.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 13, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/13/2012 02:57 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Bruce Bergethon celebrates 20 years of Acousticity; The Dean of Green has advice for a listener who wants fruit-bearing plants in her yard; Laura Kennedy has the scoop on Harold Arlen on SwingTime.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 6, 2012 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/06/2012 04:23 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern takes a look back at the top stories of 2011; Laura Kennedy finds out how salvage is helping one old building to live on; Charlie Schlenker talks to the head of the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

Best Week Ever- Dec. 30, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/29/2011 11:51 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern chats with Rep. Dan Brady; Frank Black shares the blues and Christmas memories; Charlie Schlenker looks into the history of social protests in the Twin Cities.

Best Week Ever- Dec. 23, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/23/2011 11:40 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker interviews the mayor of Bloomington; Laura Kennedy looks at an exhibit of circus costume designs; Jon Norton is Talkin' Blues with Bruce Iglar of Alligator Records.

Best Week Ever- Dec. 16, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/16/2011 02:57 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Musician Ed Anderson chats with Laura Kennedy on the GLT Datebook; Uncommon Knowledge features a little know fact about the space shuttle; Sunnie Paxson guests on GLT Jazz Next.

Best Week Ever- Dec. 9, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/08/2011 03:39 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green answers a question about orchids; Poetry Radio featured works by both the Bard of Avon and a local poet; Marcus Roberts was featured on GLT's New Plate Special.

Best Week Ever- Dec. 2, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/02/2011 04:16 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern talks with Congressman Tim Johnson; Toby Wall reveals a blues version of 6 degrees of separation; Uncommon Knowledge looks at invasive species.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 25, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/25/2011 12:27 PM
Run Time: 29:00
SwingTime has swing artists to be thankful for; Uncommon Knowledge looks at a local continental divide; Ed Littlefield is feature on GLT Jazz Next.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 18, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/18/2011 03:09 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker has a Veterans' Day postcard; Acousticity features the music of Steve Martin; Laura Kennedy talks with the founder of Clare House about their food drive.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 11, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/11/2011 02:31 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green Almanac focuses on attracting bats to your yard; Uncommon Knowledge begins a month long series on geography; Laura Kennedy interviews ukulele player, Jake Shimabukuro.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 4, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/04/2011 02:00 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy reports on a Peeps diorama contest; the Dean of Green has advice for a listener with a fungus growing on her tree; Buddy Guy is featured in a live broadcast from the Blues Blast Music Awards.

Best Week Ever- Oct. 28, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/28/2011 03:35 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne wraps a week full of news; Judith Valente guests on Poetry Radio; Market to Menu features a great recipe for fried green tomatoes.

Best Week Ever- Oct. 21, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/21/2011 03:46 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Hear the GLT Newsroom's series, "Since 9/11."

Best Week Ever- Oct. 14, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/14/2011 02:45 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker talks with a childhood literature expert about Louisa May Alcott; Jim Browne looks into hunger in central Illinois; Cee Cee James is Talkin' Blues with music director Jon Norton.

Best Week Ever- Oct. 7, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/07/2011 12:55 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne chats with the new head of the transit system in Bloomington/Normal; Laura Kennedy plays swing covers of pop tunes; Charlie Schlenker looks at a new book about dining in central Illinois.

Best Week Ever- Sept. 30, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/28/2011 03:55 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern interviews ISU's president; Laura Kennedy looks into an improv puppet show; Uncommon Knowledge tackles the question of plastics and recycling.

Best Week Ever- Sept. 23, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/23/2011 04:24 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green looks at a tomato problem; Linda Gregerson guests on Poetry Radio; Charlie Schlenker interview a teacher who is gong to great depths in the name of education.

Best Week Ever- Sept. 16, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/16/2011 02:12 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker interviews the biographer of Hazel Buck Ewing; Uncommon Knowledge examines meanings and milestones; Mavis Staples is the guest on Talkin' Blues.

Best Week Ever- Sept. 9, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/09/2011 12:19 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The WGLT News room features their series, "Since 911."

Best Week Ever- Sept. 2, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/09/2011 12:17 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge looks at super heated liquids; The Dean of Green takes on hornworms; Laura Kennedy previews The Race for the Cure in Bloomington/Normal.

Best Week Ever- Aug. 26, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/26/2011 01:08 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Frank Black the Blues Doctor talks about Little Walter; Willis Kern has a follow-up report on the series, "Shifting Gears"; Market to Menu focuses on dragon tongue beans.

Best Week Ever- Aug. 19, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/19/2011 02:31 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green talks about climbing vines and how to use them; Poetry Radio features a cowboy poem; Uncommon Knowledge looks at how to remove skunk stink.

Best Week Ever- Aug. 12, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/12/2011 01:49 PM
Run Time: 29:00
SwingTime features a song about a lost tune from "The Wizard of Oz"; Charlie Schlenker chats with a teenage political whiz; Uncommon Knowledge examines the dangers of mixing alcohol and caffeine.

Best Week Ever- Aug. 5, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/05/2011 02:47 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Market to Menu features tomatoes; the Dean of Green talks about berries; Poetry Radio features a Langston Hughes poem.

Best Week Ever- July 29, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/29/2011 03:30 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green talks up worms; Charlie Schlenker looks at air travel locally; Chrissie Strong chats with production members of "Schoolhouse Rock Live" on Centerstage.

Best Week Ever- July 22, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/22/2011 02:42 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Brown visits a Civil War event; Laura Kennedy tours an exhibit of circus art and memorabilia; The Dean of Green takes a field trip to the Illinois State University campus.

Best Week Ever- July 15, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/15/2011 02:43 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge concludes the series on the space shuttle; Charlie Schlenker interviews ISU President Al Bowman; Janiva Magnus is the guest on Talkin' Blues.

Best Week Ever- July 8, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/08/2011 03:10 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge continues the series on the space shuttle; Jim Browne looks at a new book about Woodrow Wilson; Market to Menu spotlights kale.

Best Week Ever- July 1, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/01/2011 04:26 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge continues the series on the space shuttle; Charlie Schlenker interviews Normal Mayor Koos; the Dean of Green talks about ornamental grasses.

Best Week Ever- June 24, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/24/2011 03:51 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge begins a series on the space shuttle; Market to Menu features peas; GLT Blues Next showcases Franc Robert.

Best Week Ever- June 17, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/17/2011 12:30 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Judy Valente has a report on Brother Paul; Uncommon Knowledge looks at photosynthesis; Laura Kennedy talks with the artistic director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

Best Week Ever- June 10, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/10/2011 01:59 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy reports on roller derby in the Twin Cities; Poetry Radio features works with music metaphors; the Dean of Green deals with errant roots.

Best Week Ever- June 3, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/03/2011 03:21 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The GLT Datebook looks at a local Intertribal Pow Wow; Jim Browne examines the plight of crumbling cities; Poetry Radio features Cinda Thompson.

Best Week Ever- May 27, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/27/2011 03:46 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker talks with the CFO of CAT; the Dean of Green helps a woman in Clinton who has a critter problem; Bruce Iglar of Alligator Records is a guest on Talkin' Blues.

Best Week Ever- May 20, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/20/2011 03:53 PM
Run Time: 29:00
A new exhibit at the McLean County Museum of History illuminates the work of a local architect; Uncommon Knowledge looks at water pollution; Jon Norton chats with the founder of Alligator Records.

Best Week Ever- May 13, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/13/2011 12:36 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green helps listeners with pesky problems - from acidic soil to cat poo; Jim Browne meets some budding lobbyists; Uncommon Knowledge looks at the differences between climate and weather.

Best Week Ever- May 6, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/06/2011 02:15 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker talks with the publisher of The Pantagraph; Laura Kennedy chats with the director of the musical version of "Titanic" running at Community Players; Uncommon Knowledge looks into using tomato juice to remove skunk smell.

Best Week Ever- April 29, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/29/2011 02:50 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy reports on ISU's Tree Campus USA honor; Bruce Bergethon chats with Shawn Colvin; Linda Gregorson is featured on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever- April 22, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/22/2011 03:16 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green helps a listener with a clematis problem; Charlie Schlenker talks with Jeff Corwin; Jessica Williams is featured on GLT Jazz Next.

Best Week Ever- April 15, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/15/2011 03:14 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne looks at the issue of backyard chickens; Poetry Radio features a poem by William Blake; a song from the Disney studios makes it onto The New Plate Special.

Best Week Ever- April 8, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/08/2011 04:16 PM
Run Time: 29:00
WGLT's Charlie Schlenker, Jim Browne, Laura Kennedy and Willis Kern are in the spotlight as Illinois Associated Press Award Winners.

Best Week Ever- April 1, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/01/2011 03:49 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker and Willis kern look at local elections; The Dean of Green rounds out his series on theme gardens; Uncommon Knowledge examines probability.

Best Week Ever- March 25, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/25/2011 04:24 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy looks at an installation by artist Jason Lazarus; The Dean of Green has advice on creating a moonlight garden; Steve Lewandowski is featured on the New Plate Special.

Best Week Ever- March 18, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/18/2011 11:10 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy speaks with former sister wife Irene Spencer; The Dean of Green has advice on how to build a healing garden; Jim Browne examines a labor dispute at a Peoria TV station.

Best Week Ever- March 11, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/11/2011 03:48 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green had advice on building an all-black noir garden; Poetry Radio dishes up a poem about pie; SwingTime celebrates the birthday of Glenn Miller.

Best Week Ever- March 4, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/04/2011 02:28 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne talks with a speech pathologist about the film, "The King's Speech": Charlie Schlenker interviews Congressman Adam Kinzinger;The Dean of Green has advice on transplanting peonies.

Best Week Ever- Feb. 25, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/18/2011 04:49 PM
Run Time: 29:00
In this encore edition of Best Week Ever from last August, Jim Browne chats with a member of the Green Institute; Frank Black talks up Lighting Hopkins; Laura Kennedy talks with a music historian about the connection between music and food.

Best Week Ever- Feb. 18, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/18/2011 04:47 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy talks with ornithologist Angelo Caparella about migrating birds; Poetry Radio features a sonnet by Shakespeare; the Dean of Green identifies a mystery plant for a listener in Chicago.

Best Week Ever- Feb. 11, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/11/2011 03:51 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne looks at the future of wind energy in Illinois; The Dean of Green talks up succulents; Uncommon Knowledge features the sneeze. Bless you!

Best Week Ever- Feb. 4, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/04/2011 02:53 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy talks with jazz singer Catherine Russell; Jim Browne examines the issue of school lunches in the Twin Cities; a work by Robert Frost is featured on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 28, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/28/2011 03:46 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne looks at the issue of electric cars coming to the Twin Cities; Marc Boon from Hip Pocket talks with Laura Kennedy about the bands' last gig; Uncommon Knowledge continues the examine water pollution.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 21, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/21/2011 02:59 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern interview Solidad O'Brien; Uncommon Knowledge looks at water pollution; The Dean of Green has advice on making a backyard weather station.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 14, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/14/2011 03:49 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne looks at young vets joined veterans organizations; Uncommon Knowledge warms of battery dangers; The New Plate Special features music from guitarist Russell Malone.

Best Week Ever- Jan. 7, 2011 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/07/2011 02:56 PM
Run Time: 29:00
John Knopeful is featured on Poetry Radio; the Dean of Green talks about green ways to dispose of a Christmas tree; Will Kern looks back at the year in news.

Best Week Ever- Dec. 31, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/30/2010 01:07 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy goes to the Peoria Zoo to see how African animals cope in the winter; Charlie Schlenker interviews poet and judge Charles Reynard; Judith Valente is featured on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever- Dec. 24, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/23/2010 02:53 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge searches for new planets; The New Plate Special features the current release by Houston Person; Jim Browne interviews the new advisor the Sen. Mark Kirk.

Best Week Ever- Dec. 17, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/17/2010 02:35 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern looks at possible changes to the Constitution Trail in Uptown Normal; Frank Black plays the blues and talks about his holiday on GLT Blues; Heavy Tin is featured on GLT Jazz Next.

Best Week Ever- Dec. 3, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/03/2010 03:55 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy talks about Arthur Murray on SwingTime; Jim Browne chats with a Lincoln scholar; The Dean of Green focuses on persimmons plants.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 26, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/26/2010 12:31 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jon Norton welcomes a pair of pint-sized guest DJs during GLT Blues; Jim Browne talks to a zoologist about bird songs; Uncommon Knowledge reveals what danger could be creeping upstream.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 19, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/19/2010 03:09 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy looks at a Peoria fundraiser for the homeless; Sandi James looks behind the curtain of a new production of "Once Upon a Mattress" at IWU; Uncommon Knowledge examines the issue of reservoir management.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 12, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/12/2010 03:32 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern tours the new ISU Rec Center; Robert Frost is featured on Poetry Radio; Jim Browne looks at a possible new museum in Pontiac.

Best Week Ever- Nov. 5, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/05/2010 12:25 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy chats with jazz singer Curtis Stigers; Uncommon Knowledge examines desalination; Jon Norton showcases an artist at the Blues Blast Awards.

Best Week Ever-Oct. 29, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/29/2010 02:54 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge looks at Mole Day; Charlie Schlenker examines the issue of light rail service in central Illinois; Laura Kennedy visits a grape stomp.

Best Week Ever-Oct. 22, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/22/2010 02:59 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Catherine Russell is featured on Acousticity; the Dean of Green Gardening Almanac focuses on picking out trees; Uncommon Knowledge examines data compression.

Best Week Ever-Oct. 15, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/15/2010 04:00 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge looks at the cost of money; Poetry Radio features Janet Burroway; Charlie Schlenker looks onto a new documentary about chemicals and cancer.

Best Week Ever-Oct. 8, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/08/2010 03:47 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk; Laura Kennedy features a local film production company; Tomas Janzon is featured on GLT Jazz Next.

Best Week Ever-Oct. 1, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/01/2010 02:06 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green talks pumpkins; GLT Blues next features Big Daddy 'O'; The New Plate Special features a track from the new CD from The Pizzarelli Boys.

Best Week Ever-Sept. 24, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/24/2010 03:48 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin's work is featured on Poetry Radio; Charlie Schlenker talks to two men who aspire to higher office; GLT Jazz Next looks at an up-and-coming band called Lexicon.

Best Week Ever-Sept. 17, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/17/2010 04:23 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern interviews Senator Dick Durbin; Laura Kennedy looks at a documentary about a Chicago eccentric; Frank Black shares tidbits about bluesman Tab Benoit.

Best Week Ever-Sept. 10, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/10/2010 03:24 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker talks with an eco-warrior; The Dean of Green looks at fall bulbs; Willis Kern checks into the Illinois senate race.

Best Week Ever-Sept. 3, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/03/2010 03:13 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the Illinois governor's race; Bruce Bergethon features John Hartford's music on Acousticity; Laura Kennedy previews a local grape stomp event.

Best Week Ever-August 27, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/27/2010 02:05 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Frank Black shares music and backstory about Lightning Hopkins; Laura Kennedy chats with music historian Michael Lasser about songs about food; Uncommon Knowledge continues its search for new planets.

Best Week Ever-August 20, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/20/2010 01:45 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern talks with Rep. Tim Johnson; Laura Kennedy investigates the newly restored version of "Metropolis"; Uncommon Knowledge features a look at new planets.

Best Week Ever-August 13, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/13/2010 02:32 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green tries to solve a mystery involving tomatoes; Bruce Bergethon reveals an honor for a legendary folk musician; Charlie Schlenker looked at what Vision for Agriculture wants to do about the state budget crisis.

Best Week Ever-August 6, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/06/2010 02:35 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne checks out Lincoln Fest; Frank Black shares some inside info about Buddy Guy; Laura Kennedy speaks with the head of the ISU Planetarium about the upcoming meteor shower.

Best Week Ever-July 30, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/30/2010 03:51 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy tours the new exhibition at the McLean County Arts Center; Uncommon Knowledge explores another pregnancy myth; Willis Kern looks at one of the steps toward the upcoming election.

Best Week Ever-July 23, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/23/2010 03:18 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern looks at ISU's new composting plan; Uncommon Knowledge looks at pregnancy folklore regarding determination of gender; Laura Kennedy talks with a local circus historian.

Best Week Ever-July 16, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/16/2010 03:22 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy looks at an art exhibit featuring Lego Building Blocks; Poetry Radio features the great e.e. cummings; Charlie Schlenker looks at wind energy in McLean County.

Best Week Ever-July 9, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/09/2010 02:32 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge continues its series on pregnancy myths; The Dean of Green talks about grass as an invader; Jim Browne looks into severe weather in central Illinois.

Best Week Ever-July 2, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/01/2010 04:07 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge looks at the link between heartburn and hairy babies (!); Poetry Radio features a reading of a sonnet by Shakespeare; Jim Browne interviews a professor who is establishing a corruption scale.

Best Week Ever-June 25, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/25/2010 03:07 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker, Willis Kern and Laura Kennedy conclude the GLT news series, "Shifting Gears": Shakespeare takes centerstage on Poetry Radio; Uncommon Knowledge examines the global phenomenon of soccer...or it you prefer, football.

Best Week Ever-June 18, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/18/2010 02:14 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker and Jim Browne look at area jobs in the news series, Shifting Gears; the Dean of Green solves a plant mystery; Uncommon Knowledge looks at smart phone viruses.

Best Week Ever-June 11, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/11/2010 03:58 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne looks at the Peoria economy; Laura Kennedy visits the Red Pandas at the Miller park Zoo; asparagus is featured on Market to Menu.

Best Week Ever-June 4, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/04/2010 12:03 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker interviews the Green Party candidate for governor of Illinois; Willis Kern takes us out to the ball game for the first pro ball game at the Corn Crib; Kathleen Kirk reads one of her own works on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever-May 28, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/28/2010 03:23 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green takes a trip the the ISU Horticulture Center;Uncommon Knowledge examines a mysterious bat fungus; Tommy Castro guests on Talkin' Blues.

Best Week Ever-May 21, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/21/2010 12:09 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy talks with the artistic director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival; Charlie Schlenker interviews a dedicated community volunteer; Uncommon Knowledge looks at bats as mosquito control.

Best Week Ever-May 14, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/14/2010 02:33 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne looks at literacy in children; Uncommon Knowledge investigates the hangover; Cee Cee James discusses her music with blues host Jon Norton.

Best Week Ever-May 7, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/07/2010 02:53 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the future of library use at ISU; Sandi James chats with members of Community Players about their new show; The Grascals are featured on Acousticity.

Best Week Ever-April 30, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/30/2010 04:16 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne interviews a Holocaust survivor; Laura Kennedy chats with the singer who portrays Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack is Back; Uncommon Knowledge looks at the common cold.

Best Week Ever-April 23, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/23/2010 02:50 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge looks at cats and their backyard prey; Julian Yeo is featured on GLT Jazz Next; The Dean of Green tackles stump removal.

Best Week Ever-April 16, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/16/2010 03:06 PM
Run Time: 29:00
It's a trio of award-winning stories from Charlie Schlenker, Willis Kern and Laura Kennedy.

Best Week Ever-April 9, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/09/2010 04:30 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker speaks to an author about the new health care bill; Laura Kennedy interviews Aasif Mandvi from "The Daily Show"; Poetry Radio features Pearl Clegg reading a poem by Langston Hughes.

Best Week Ever-April 2, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/02/2010 02:46 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green shares his spring time to-do list; Charlie Schlenker interviews the former CEO of Bank of Illinois; Frank Black and Danny Hajek stir up some Mojo Madness during GLT Blues.

Best Week Ever-March 26, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/26/2010 03:17 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge explains super-cooled liquids; Centerstage host Sandi James highlights Steven Sondheim in honor of his 80th birthday; Jim Browne looks at the importance of virtual reality.

Best Week Ever-March 19, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/19/2010 02:32 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge explains super-heated liquids; The Dean of Green shares secrets of starting seeds for spring; Poetry Radio features a pair of works by Lucille Clifton.

Best Week Ever-March 12, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/12/2010 02:08 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy interviews Kennedy Center Gold Medallion winner, Sandra Zielinski; Mojo Madness starts with a bang on GLT Blues; Backyard Tire Fire is featured on the GLT Datebook.

Best Week Ever-March 5, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/05/2010 03:37 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker profiles the winning ISU Speech Team; Bruce Bergethon spins Johnny Cash on Acousticity; Uncommon Knowledge examines data compression.

Best Week Ever-Feb. 26, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/26/2010 02:27 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Sandi James remembers the late Kathryn Grayson on Centerstage; Laura Kennedy visits an art event where everyone is the creator; Willis Kern interviews Rep. Tim Johnson.

Best Week Ever-Feb. 19, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/19/2010 11:28 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Don Muson shares some sweet swing on Radio Munson; Jim Browne talks with the mayor of Bloomington; Poetry Radio features a work by Joanne Diaz called "Clarinet."

Best Week Ever-Feb. 12, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/12/2010 03:03 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy looks at The Great Backyard Bird Count; Uncommon Knowledge sniffs out the truth behind the common cold; Charlie Schlenker talks to a musician who combines blues with sustainability in his music.

Best Week Ever-Feb. 5, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/05/2010 03:25 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jon Norton interviews Mavis Staples during GLT Blues; Jazz singer Matt Belsante is featured on the GLT Datebook; Poetry Radio has a work by William Shakespeare.

Best Week Ever-Jan. 29, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/29/2010 11:18 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge looks at the tilt of the Earth; Poetry Radio features a poem about a cupcake; Frank Black reveals the early career of blues legend Howlin' Wolf.

Best Week Ever-Jan. 22, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/15/2010 02:52 PM
Run Time: 29:00
This encore edition of Best Week Ever features some of GLT's award-winning reporting, including a sports report form Charlie Schlenker; a story on vintage baseball from Laura Kennedy; Uncommon Knowledge tackling the subject of tackling (as in football).

Best Week Ever-Jan. 15, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/15/2010 02:51 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the upcoming county clerk race; Uncommon Knowledge answers the question, Is it too cold to snow?; SwingTime features a young Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb.

Best Week Ever-Jan. 8, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/08/2010 03:34 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge explains the origins of New Year's Day; Blues host Frank Black tells the tale of guitarist Eddie C. Campbell; Thylias Moss reads one of her own poems on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever-Jan. 1, 2010 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/31/2009 11:27 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne interviews author Jan Susina about his new book analyzing "Alice in Wonderland;" The Dean of Green visits the Ewing Cultural Center in Bloomington; Andrews "Jr. Boy" Jones is featured on GLT Blues Next.

Best Week Ever-Dec. 25, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/24/2009 11:42 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern looks at crime on campus; Jim Browne interviews the mayor of Peoria about the city's new budget; Don Munson swings hard with Cab Callaway and Dianne Reeves.

Best Week Ever-Dec. 18, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/18/2009 02:06 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy spotlights red kettle bell ringers; Frank Black features some of the great women of blues on his show; Uncommon Knowledge goes to the moon to dispel bad science.

Best Week Ever-Dec. 11, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/11/2009 03:10 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at "Santaland Diaries" at Heartland Theatre; Laura Kennedy talks with one of the members of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; The Dean of Green Almanac features advice on how to ward off hungry deer in the garden.

Best Week Ever-Dec. 4, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/04/2009 03:53 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Saturday Night Blues features guest DJ, Zora Young; The Dean of Green takes a field trip to Uptown Normal; Brian Burt is featured on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever-Nov. 27, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/27/2009 02:23 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green has advice about winter landscapes; Uncommon Knowledge looks at the popularity of soccer...er, football; Poetry Radio has poems from a mother and daughter.

Best Week Ever-Nov. 20, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/20/2009 12:36 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge looks at the concept of infinity; Poetry Radio has a poem about food; Willis Kern reports on the name of the new minor league baseball field.

Best Week Ever-Nov. 13, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/13/2009 02:35 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Brown interviews a scientist who discovered a new variety of frog; the Dean of Green visits the ISU Horticulture Center; Laura Kennedy looks at art created by a horse.

Best Week Ever-Nov. 6, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/06/2009 12:23 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy reports on the Thriller dance; Uncommon Knowledge cracks the code on encryption; Frank Black chats about Howlin' Wolf.

Best Week Ever-Oct. 30, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/30/2009 02:31 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne talks with the daughter of one of the key players in Brown vs. Board of Education; Laura Kennedy chats with ghost hunter Troy Taylor about reality ghost hunting TV shows; Sandi James looks at the new production of "The Pajama Game" at Community Players.

Best Week Ever-Oct. 23, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/23/2009 12:09 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker talks with author Louise Edrich; Bruce Bergethon gets behind the scenes of a song on the new Guy Clark album; Willis Kern uncovers the name of the new north Normal baseball field.

Best Week Ever-Oct. 16, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/16/2009 02:20 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at revitalizing historic downtown Bloomington; Radio Munson takes Manhattan; Uncommon Knowledge ventures to the dark side to explore dark matter.

Best Week Ever-Oct. 9, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/09/2009 02:22 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne interviews a professor from IWU who helped to identify three new varieties of frogs; Laura Kennedy looks at a horse that creates art; the Dean of Green takes a field trip to the ISU Horticulture Center.

Best Week Ever-Oct. 2, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/02/2009 02:34 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy talks with the race director of The Great Urban Race; Frank Black chats with blues singer Shamieka Copeland; Uncommon Knowledge continues to look at fingerprints.

Best Week Ever-Sept. 25, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/24/2009 03:20 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge looks at fingerprints; the Dean of Green helps a listener with slime flux disease; Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary is remembered on Acousticity.

Best Week Ever-Sept. 18, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/18/2009 03:17 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker interviews a candidate for congress, Carl Ray; Laura Kennedy interviews Linda Case, animal behaviorist about her new book; Don Muson shares music and memories of Blossom Dearie on Radio Munson.

Best Week Ever-Sept. 11, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/11/2009 12:55 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the new problem with meth; Frank Black shares a story about Bo Diddley and spins one of his tunes; Uncommon Knowledge tries to color outside the lines.

Best Week Ever-Sept. 4, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/04/2009 03:00 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern looks at a new car sharing program at Illinois State University; Jazz pianist Jessica Williams plays the music of Erik Satie on the New Plate Special; The Dean of Green looks at recycling wooden shipping pallets as raised planting beds.

Best Week Ever-August 28, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/28/2009 03:44 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy interviews the authors of a new book about "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour," including Susan "Cindy Brady" Olsen; Charlie Schlenker checks the pulse of BroMenn Medical Center's financial statement; Alison Sainsbury reads one of her own works on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever-August 21, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/21/2009 03:12 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Browne looks at the economic climate in Peoria; Laura Kennedy talks with a honey farmer; Watermelon Slim guests on GLT Blues Next.

Best Week Ever-August 14, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/14/2009 11:21 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker interviews the author of a new book about the buildings on the Illinois State University Campus; The Dean of Green talks tomatoes; Jim Browne looks at a mentoring project for young African-Americans.

Best Week Ever-August 7, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/07/2009 12:37 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at college age drinking; Laura Kennedy speaks with the director of the Sugar Grove Nature Center about the importance of outside play for children; Sandi James plays music from Disney princess films on Centerstage.

Best Week Ever-July31, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/31/2009 12:49 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge wraps up its month-long series debunking conspiracy theories about the Apollo Moon Landing; Willis Kern discovers a link between an act of terrorism and a cult film; The Dean of Green helps a listener with apple scab. (Actually, her tree has the apple scab.)

Best Week Ever-July,24 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/24/2009 04:11 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge continues its month-long series debunking conspiracy theories about the Apollo Moon Landing; Laura Kennedy talks to the director of "Richard III" at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival; Centerstage host Sandi James shares a story and song from "Guys and Dolls."

Best Week Ever-July,17 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/17/2009 02:36 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Uncommon Knowledge continues its month-long series debunking conspiracy theories about the Apollo Moon Landing; Laura Kennedy visits a collection of model ships; Blues host Frank Black shares a story about blues singer Candye Kane.

Best Week Ever-July,10 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/10/2009 03:10 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy interviews jazz singer Kurt Elling about his new CD; Uncommon Knowledge debunks conspiracy theories about the moon landing; GLT Blues Next highlights a tune from Mia Vermillion.

Best Week Ever-July,3 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/02/2009 04:00 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker reports on budget problems in the state of Illinois; Barbara Harrington reports on the ultimate band camp; Uncommon Knowledge reveals the mysteries behind ice cream headaches.

Best Week Ever-June 26, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/26/2009 03:14 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green takes a field trip to the gardens at the Ewing Cultural Center; Otis Taylor is the featured blues artist on GLT Blues Next; Market to Menu tells you how to cook with swiss chard.

Best Week Ever-June 19, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/19/2009 03:17 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Barbara Harrington looks at school pranks; Sandi James talks with the star and director of "Annnie, Jr."; Uncommon Knowledge considers now countries can become carbon neutral.

Best Week Ever-June 12, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/12/2009 03:27 PM
Run Time: 29:00
News director Willis Kern interviews State Senator Bill Brady about his plans for the new state budget, Patricia McMillan is featured on Poetry Radio, and meet the leader of the gypsy swing band, Hot Club of Detroit.

Best Week Ever-June 5, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/12/2009 03:24 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Acousticity host Bruce Bergethon host shares music from the upcoming band, The Incident, Uncommon Knowledge hosts Jay Ansher and Janet Moore look at the ABC's of SPF and newsman Jim Browne interviews a man who used his cancer to find comedy.

Best Week Ever-May 29, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/29/2009 12:20 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern hosts Morning Edition at the Garlic Press Market Cafe and discusses Uptown Normal redevelopment. The GLT Datebook features local jazz musician Travis Wesley and Charlie Schlenker interviews an ISU political scientist and U.S. Supreme Court scholar about President Obama's nominee to the high court.

Best Week Ever-May 22, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/22/2009 11:21 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Acousticity host Bruce Bergethon shares banjo music favored by an astronaut; Charlie Schlenker interviews a local mystery writer, Jared Brown and GLT's science show Uncommon Knowledge examines escape velocity.

Best Week Ever-May 15, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/15/2009 11:28 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Morning Edition host Jim Browne interviews NPR commentator David Wessel from the Wall Street journal; The Dean of Green discusses apple trees, and Uncommon Knowledge examines the question of allowing your car to idle -- is it a bad idea?

Best Week Ever-May 8, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/08/2009 11:11 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Willis Kern chats with legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzysewski; Blue host Frank Black shares some of what he knows about Elmore James; children's author Scotti Cohn talks about her news book "One Wolf Howls" on Datebook.

Best Week Ever-May 1, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/01/2009 10:06 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Poet laureate Billy Collins as we close out our celebration of National Poetry Month. Collins reads his own work, "Lanyard"; Don Munson remembers "Your Hit Parade" on Radio Munson; and the Dean of Green debates the merits of local nurseries versus big box discount stores.

Best Week Ever-April 24, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/24/2009 04:36 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker interviews a presidential scholar, Potery Radio continues a National Poetry Month observance with a work by Richard Wilber; Nick Moss and the Flip Tops featured on the GLT Blues Next podcast.

Best Week Ever-April 17, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/17/2009 04:29 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Listen to an episode featuring the stories winning awards from the Illinois Associated Press, including Charlie Schlenker's report on a disabled swimmer and Laura Kennedy's story on vintage baseball.

Best Week Ever-April 10, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/10/2009 06:39 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Blues host Sandi James wraps up the exciting Mojo Madness contest and names GLT's top blues musician, as decided by you. Hear the poetry of William Carlos Williams featured on Poetry Radio. And Jim Browne reports at encouraging economic numbers from a recent Peoria area survey.

Best Week Ever-April 3, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/03/2009 06:24 AM
Run Time: 29:00
This week, Willis Kern reports on a tragic end to a recent child abduction; Uncommon Knowledge celebrates its 100th episode by putting some big numbers into perspective; Center Stage host Sandi James welcomes the director of "Evita," produced at ISU.

Best Week Ever-March 27, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/27/2009 02:00 PM
Run Time: 29:00
The new CD from Madeleine Peyroux was featured on GLT's New Plate Special; Charlie Schlenker reported on an exhibit that looks at what and how we eat over the years; and GLT's Dean of Green examines a case of mistaken identity in the garden during this edition of Best Week Ever.

Best Week Ever-March 20, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/20/2009 02:18 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at the art and sport of Irish dance; Mojo Madness pits blues artists in head to head competition on Jon Norton's show; and the beginning of spring is celebrated with the Spring Bloom Arts Fest, previewed on the GLT Datebook.

Best Week Ever-March 13, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/13/2009 11:59 AM
Run Time: 29:00
In this encore presentation of a previous great week at GLT, you'll hear breaking news about the Governor (now, the former Governor), a report from Charlie Schlenker on jail overcrowding, and a clip from Radio Munson.

Best Week Ever-March 06, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/06/2009 01:40 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Listen to the final match-up in our Mojo Madness contest to crown the top GLT Blues musician; hear the poetry of William Carlos Williams on Poetry Radio; Jim Browne looks at encouraging economic survey results in the Peoria area.

Best Week Ever-February 27, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/27/2009 01:38 PM
Run Time: 29:00
This podcast features all the good stuff we produced and aired during the past week. We're always looking for listener suggestions. If you hear something on GLT you think should be in this podcast -- something that you thought was really good -- let host/producer Laura Kennedy know at wglt@ilstu.edu.

Best Week Ever-February 20, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/20/2009 11:25 AM
Run Time: 29:00
In this look back at GLT's week that was, discover if chocolate is recession-proof. Charlie Schlenker talks with Lincoln scholar Guy Fraker and our science show, Uncommon Knowledge examines the fake science of shrinking stuff in its series debunking Hollywood science.

Best Week Ever-February 13, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/13/2009 11:24 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker looks at a theatrical production that depicts Lincoln's early days in Bloomington; Uncommon Knowledge debunks Han Solo's parsec bragging; SwingTime features romantic crooners in time for Valentine's Day.

Best Week Ever-February 6, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/06/2009 02:50 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker interviews a candidate for the mayor of Bloomington; Uncommon Knowledge debunks some Hollywood Science in "Space Cowboys," The GLT Datebook spotlights a new exhibit at the ISU Galleries. It's some of the best of the week that was at GLT!

Best Week Ever-January 30, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/30/2009 02:08 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker has an appreciation of the late John Updike; Laura Kennedy looks at the work of a local artist inspired by starlings; Centerstage host Sandi James celebrates all things Barbara Streisand.

Best Week Ever-January 23, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/23/2009 02:08 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker interviews two of the candidates for the office of mayor of Bloomington; The Dean of Green talks about invasive worms; Uncommon Knowledge sets us straight about the seasons.

Best Week Ever-January 16, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/16/2009 12:46 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jim Plath reads a poem by Cornelius Eady on Poetry Radio; Don Munson spins Fats Waller during his Thursday night show, Radio Munson and WIllis Kern interrupts GLT Jazz with breaking news about the Governor of Illinois.

Best Week Ever-January 9, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/12/2009 12:46 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Learn about volcano magma on Uncommon Knowledge; hear Bruce Bergethon spin a new collection of rare recordings of Hank Williams during Acousticity; and our own blues doctor, Frank Black plays and talks about blues man Freddie King.

Best Week Ever-January 2, 2009 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/02/2009 12:37 PM
Run Time: 29:00
You'll hear Big Daddy Stallings featured on our weekly Blues Next podcast; GLT's gardening guru, The Dean of Green discusses how to repair broken branches; and SwingTime reveals the seamy side of band leader Mezz Mezzrow

Best Week Ever-December 26, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/26/2008 12:35 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Walk through Lakeview Museum with Laura Kennedy get get a better understanding of works by Picasso, Matisse and Chagall; Dwight West featured on our Jazz Next podcast; and this week during Poetry Radio, Tessa Moriarty read "Go Lovely Rose."

Best Week Ever-December 19, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/19/2008 12:33 PM
Run Time: 29:00
This past week we brought you GLT's gardening expert, The Dean of Green getting enthusiastic about cranberries; Jazz pianist Tim Green on The Datebook; Uncommon Knowledge probing the mystery of the Holy Light.

Best Week Ever-December 12, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/12/2008 10:47 AM
Run Time: 29:00
A poem by "Winnie the Pooh" author A.A. Milne is featured on Poetry Radio; SwingTIme host Laura Kennedy shares some background on jazz drummer Chick Webb; Acousticity host Bruce Bergethon features a live in-studio performance from Chicago Farmer.

Best Week Ever-December 5, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/05/2008 10:30 AM
Run Time: 29:00
The Dean of Green discusses his favorite holiday greenery, learn a little something about the life and career of Guy King on GLT Blues Next podcast and Bruce Bergethon chats with mandolin player Cliff Anglen on Acousticity.

Best Week Ever-November 28, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/28/2008 10:53 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Charlie Schlenker chews on the topic of heritage turkeys; The Dean of Green Almanac podcast examines the problems road salt can cause on greenery and Uncommon Knowledge examines the impact of new openings in the Northwest Passage.

Best Week Ever-November 21, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/21/2008 12:59 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Sandi James talks with members of the new production of "Of Thee I Sing," currently running at Illinois Wesleyan University. Don Munson reflects on his trip to NY on his show, Radio Munson and shares music form one of the groups he saw there. Willis Kern talks with a local man who worked on Barack Obama's campaign; Roxy Perry is featured on GLT Blues Next.

Best Week Ever-November 14, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/14/2008 12:58 PM
Run Time: 29:00
During GLT's Best Week Ever, you get to hear the best of all we did in the past week. Our best week ever is always last week. Check it out.

Best Week Ever-November 7, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/07/2008 03:04 PM
Run Time: 29:00
You'll hear The Dean of Green talk about fall color found in places other than leaves, Rory Block on GLT Blues Next, Bill Morgan with a poem about politics on Poetry Radio and a report on McLean County Board elections from Assistant News Director Charlie Schlenker.

Best Week Ever-October 30, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/30/2008 03:50 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Laura Kennedy interviews magician Matthew Holtzclaw about his special special effects used on stage at ISU. Blues host Sandi James shares a story about and a song from Travis "Moonchild" Haddix. Hear what you missed about Javon Jackson on the GLT Jazz Next podcast and Jay Ansher and Janet Moore have the lowdown on CFL's and mercury poisoning from an episode of Uncommon Knowledge.

Best Week Ever-October 17, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/06/2008 03:14 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Jon Norton features jazz artist Greg Chako in a new edition of GLT Jazz Next; the Dean of Green Almanac focuses on planting spring bulbs; Judith Valente reads her poem "How I Fell for Fred Rogers" on Poetry Radio.

Best Week Ever-October 10, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/10/2008 11:54 AM
Run Time: 29:00
Bruce Bergethon shares a story about the official Car Talk guitar and spins the theme music performed by David Grisman during Acousticity. Vocalist Chris Bell is featured on GLT's Blues Next and Charlie Schlenker covers the debate between the 11th District Congressional candidates.

Best Week Ever-October 3, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/03/2008 10:46 AM
Run Time: 29:00
GLT's own science show, Uncommon Knowledge uncovers the mystery behind why cutting onions makes us cry. Listen as our own blues doctor Frank Black shares a song and story about KoKo Taylor. Charlie Schlenker looks into the battle over a possible east side highway in McLean County and Laura Kennedy has a story about efforts to bring a vintage baseball team to Bloomington.

Best Week Ever-September 26, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/26/2008 12:11 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Humans and animals are really talking. Learn more during an episode of Uncommon Knowledge. Take a listen to Willis Kern's interview with a former Secret Service on President Reagan's security team. You'll also hear what jazz host Ariele had to say about Roderick Harper.

Best Week Ever-September 19, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/19/2008 03:23 PM
Run Time: 29:00
Discover what our Dean of Green has to say to listener in England about woodlice, GLT Assistant News Director Charlie Schlenker has a remembrance of writer David Foster Wallace and you'll Tim Hunt reads his poem "Peets."

Best Week Ever-September 12, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/12/2008 03:12 PM
Run Time: 29:00
If you missed Bruce Bergethon's interview with the Infamous Stringduster's Andy Hall during Acousticity, take a listen. You'll also hear an episode of GLT Jazz Next featuring Trumpeter Kelly Rossum and GLT's Willis Kern reports on Sen. Dick Durbin's efforts to bring down the cost of college textbooks.

Best Week Ever-September 5, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/05/2008 03:03 PM
Run Time: 29:00
GLT Best Week Ever includes an episode of Poetry Radio, featuring a poem written Lisa Starr, Center Stage host Sandi James bringing you the music of Gyspy and an Illinois Public Radio report on a hug between Illinois political rivals at Republican National Convention.

Best Week Ever-August 29, 2008 (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/29/2008 01:59 PM
Run Time: 29:00
You'll hear an episode of Uncommon Knowledge explaining which FEELS like it weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead; Jon Norton spins blues and talks with members of Backyard Tire Fire; The Dean of Green explains the air potato.

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