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Latest release on Mar 27, 2018

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Rank #1: Jon Sandage, McLean County Sheriff, 3-19-18

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McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage discusses President Trump's proposal to fight the opioid epidemic, the status of McLean County Jail construction and an increase in underage drinking parties.

Mar 19 2018

8mins

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Rank #2: Greg Martin, WJBC Program Director, 3-9-18

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Meet new WJBC Program Director Greg Martin as he and Kevin square off in an epic duel of 'Name that Tune.'

Mar 09 2018

20mins

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Rank #3: Dean Plumadore, Tech Talk, 3-9-18

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Mar 09 2018

20mins

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Rank #4: Andy Ommen, Head Groundskeeper, PONY Baseball Complex

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Head groundskeeper Andy Ommen explains for WJBC's Marc Strauss how a bad hop in his son's baseball game 15 years ago resulted in an award for the Bloomington PONY Baseball Complex.

Mar 08 2018

18mins

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Rank #5: Adam Andrzejewski, Open the Books, 3-8-18

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Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books, discussed his latest report on pay spikes in Illinois.

Mar 08 2018

19mins

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Rank #6: Dick Durbin, U.S. Sen., 3-6-18

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin discusses North Korea, guns, trade and his endorsement of gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker.

Mar 06 2018

20mins

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Rank #7: Bill Brady, Illinois Senate Minority Leader, 3-5-18

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State Sen. Bill Brady discusses various gun control proposals and a measure to limit youth tackle football in Illinois.

Mar 05 2018

16mins

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Rank #8: Rick Ringer, ISU College of Business, 3-5-18

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Rick Ringer, Director of the Organizational Leadership Institute at Illinois State University's College of Business, explains what to do with jerks in the workplace.

Mar 05 2018

11mins

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Rank #9: Tony Hall, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. 3-1-18

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Mar 02 2018

16mins

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Rank #10: Jason Barickman, State Senator, 3-1-18

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State Sen. Jason Barickman discusses the gun control debate and the governor's race.

Mar 01 2018

22mins

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Rank #11: 7: Rep. (D) 67th District of Illinois Litesa Wallace, on Mayor Harold Washington and Politics Today 2-25-18

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Off the Cuff History Host Sean Copeland talks with Rep. Litesa Wallace of the 67th district of Illinois about Harold Washington and his influence on African Americans in Politics today. Rep. Litesa Wallace also speaks to the goals of her campaign with State Senator Daniel Biss in the Governor's race.

Feb 25 2018

13mins

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Rank #12: Barry Privett & Terry Clark, Carbon Leaf 2-23-18

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Two of the original members of the band Carbon Leaf perform on WJBC's Midday Show with host Marc Strauss

Feb 23 2018

19mins

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Rank #13: Matt Treanor, ex-Major Leaguer on concussions 2-19-18

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Former Major League catcher Matt Treanor and Dr. Amyas Kibir discuss concussions and post-concussion syndrome in athletes. The two men spoke to WJBC's Marc Strauss ahead of an appearance in which they addressed a group of local athletic directors on the topic.

Feb 19 2018

12mins

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Rank #14: Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, 2-16-18

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Illinois Lt. Gov. Eleven Sanguinetti discusses Gov. Rauner's budget address.

Feb 16 2018

9mins

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Rank #15: 3: Alex Dozier, Former Chief Illiniwek, 2-4-2018

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On Off the Cuff History this week, Host Sean Copeland talks to current Honor the Chief board member and former Chief Illiniwek portrayer about the controversy, legacy, and future of the Chief including recent issues involving University of Illinois Film and Cinema Studies Professor Jay Rosenstein.

Feb 04 2018

53mins

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Rank #16: ISU Dept of Ag, 1-26-18

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Students from the Illinois State University Minorities in Agriculture Club joined Marc Strauss on the WJBC Ag Hour.

Jan 26 2018

14mins

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Rank #17: Dr. Alan Lessoff, Illinois State University, on Governor John Peter Altgeld

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Dr. Alan Lessof talks with Sean Copeland about the 20th Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld and reflects on his impact in the Progressive Era from early adulthood and his tenure as a lawyer and laborer; through the Haymarket Riot, the 1896 Democratic National Convention, and his legacy.

Jan 21 2018

41mins

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Rank #18: Tari Renner, Bloomington mayor, 10-11-17

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Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner visits with Scott Laughlin on several city issues.

Oct 11 2017

22mins

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Rank #19: Randy Clark, Busey Bank, 9-20-17

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Busey Bank Vice President Randy Clark discusses the best ways to keep you identity secure in the wake of the Equifax data breach.

Sep 20 2017

12mins

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Rank #20: Darin LaHood, U.S. Rep., 3-28-17

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U.S. Rep. Darin laHood discusses GOP's failed efforts to repeal and reform the Affordable Care Act.

Mar 28 2017

17mins

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11: Dr. Karen Coats on 'Tolkien Reading Day' and Tolkien's influence on the fantasy genre

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Happy Tolkien Reading Day! This week on Off the Cuff History, Host Sean Copeland talks to Dr. Karen Coats about famed 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings' author J.R.R. Tolkien, and his influence on the fantasy genre post-WWII.  Dr. Coats is a Professor of English at Illinois State University and is also the author of 'Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Youth Adult Literature.  She also happens to consider herself a hobbit occasionally.

Mar 27 2018

1hr 19mins

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Steve Rasmussen, Bloomington Interim City Manager, 3-27-18

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Bloomington Interim City Manager Steve Rasmussen recaps Monday's city council meeting.

Mar 27 2018

21mins

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Darin LaHood, U.S. Rep., 3-27-18

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U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood discusses tariffs and the federal spending bill he voted against.

Mar 27 2018

16mins

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Dr. Julie Webber, 03-26-18

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Dr. Julie Webber, Youth Politics expert at Illinois State University and author of "Beyond Columbine: School Violence and the Virtual" came on Saturday's edition of Light, Live and Local to discuss recent youth protests and their implications.

Mar 26 2018

19mins

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ISU Dept of Ag, 3-23-18

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Students from the ISU Dept of Ag brought home a pair of third-place finishes at the National Landscape Competition. They visited with WJBC's Marc Strauss.

Mar 23 2018

13mins

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Rodney Davis, U.S. Rep. , 3-23-18

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis discusses the $1.3 trillion spending bill the U.S. House approved Thursday plus increasing concerns about a potential trade war with China.

Mar 23 2018

17mins

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Dean Plumadore #186 3-23-18

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Talked about deleting Facebook, garage doors, and computers for college students.  deantechtalk.com for more info.

Mar 23 2018

18mins

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Barry Reilly, Brian Evans, Dist. 87 , 3-22-18

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District 87 Superintendent Barry Reilly and Director of Safety and Security Brian Evans discuss school safety and the district's planned renovations.

Mar 22 2018

21mins

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Bryan Kendall, Principal, Regional Alternative School 3-21-18

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Principal Bryan Kendall and two members of the school's Alt Action group student group tell WJBC's Marc Strauss about their community projects.

Mar 21 2018

18mins

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Chad Ritchie, Estate Planner 3-21-18

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Chad Ritchie from the Ritchie Law Office explains the benefits of using a TODI (Transfer on Death Instrument) to transfer ownership of your home when you die.

Mar 21 2018

17mins

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Bob Bradley, ISU professor emeritus, 3-21-18

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Retired Illinois State University professor Bob Bradley recaps Tuesday's election results.

Mar 21 2018

20mins

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Pat Brady, GOP strategist, 3-21-18

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Former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady discusses the primary election results.

Mar 21 2018

19mins

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Dick Durbin, U.S. Sen., 3-20-18

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U.S. Se. Dick Durbin discusses President Trump's proposal to combat the opioid epidemic, a potential government shutdown and the Russia investigation.

Mar 20 2018

11mins

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Jon Sandage, McLean County Sheriff, 3-19-18

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McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage discusses President Trump's proposal to fight the opioid epidemic, the status of McLean County Jail construction and an increase in underage drinking parties.

Mar 19 2018

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Mark Daniel, Unit 5 superintendent, 3-19-18

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Unit 5 Superintedent Mark Daniel discusses gun violence walkouts led by students at Normal Community and Normal West high schools and the district's early warning designation by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Mar 19 2018

16mins

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10: Michael VanCalbergh, on the History of Comics and its role in Society Today

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This week on Off the Cuff History, Host Sean Copeland talks to Michael VanCalbergh a former lecturerer from Rutgers University, in Newark, NJ on the history and role of comics, its alleged ties to criminality and communism, how the two big companies emerged (DC and Marvel), and the impact of Underground comix and their diverse followings. Mr. VanCalbergh is also half of the comedy etymology podcast duo "Words for Dinner" which is available for download on iTunes.

Mar 18 2018

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Jeanne Ives, Rep. Candidate for Governor, 3-16-18

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State Rep. Jeanne Ives discusses her challenge to Governor Bruce Rauner with WJBC's Greg Halbleib.

Mar 16 2018

15mins

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Don Meyer, McLean Co. Ag History

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In this month's McLean County Ag History segment Don Meyer discusses the origins and evolution of soil conservation.

Mar 16 2018

13mins

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Pat Brady, GOP strategist, 13-16-18

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Former Illinois Republican Party chairman Pat Brady previews Tuesday's primary election.

Mar 16 2018

21mins

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9: Tony Andracki, NBCSports.com/Chicago 3-12-18

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Tony Andracki covers sports for NBCSports.com/Chicago and is product of The Vidette, the Illinois State University campus newspaper. He recently visited with WJBC's Marc Strauss about the Chicago Cubs and his assignment during the Olympics.

Mar 14 2018

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