On Deck

Podcast, 7:44 a.m. Weekdays

On Deck is a daily news podcast produced by the WCBU Peoria Public Radio newsroom and hosted by Daniel Musisi. New episodes are available every weekday by 7 a.m.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, July 6, 2020. Our top story is about how the Libertarian Party of Greater Peoria is running a slate of nine candidates for state and county offices. You'll also hear how the city of Peoria is taking steps to convert Fulton Plaza into a two way street. WCBU's Tim Shelley speaks with city urban planners Sara Maillacheruvu and Josh Naven to bring you details.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, July 2, 2020. Our top story is about the cancellation of the 2020 Minor League Baseball season. You'll hear from Jason Mott, General Manager of the Peoria Chiefs. You'll also hear about a new initiative to address the issues of Asian carp in the Illinois river. 

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Our top story is about the City of Peoria Firework Ordinance. You'll hear from Division Chief of Fire Prevention for the Peoria Fire Department, Stanley Taylor. You'll also hear Pekin Outreach Initiative founder, Lynne Johnson. She talks about the opening of a new day shelter for the population experiencing homelessness in Pekin.

 

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Our top story is about how amidst the COVD-19 pandemic, area police officers working within the community are encouraged to wear masks, but they're not mandatory. You'll also hear Janelle Clark of Serenity Assisted Living in East Peoria, talk about how its residents are now able to safely connect with their loved ones again for the first time since March, 2020.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, June 29, 2020. Our top story is about how the Illinois Attorney General's office is reviewing whether the Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners' June 16 meeting notice violated the state's Open Meetings Act. You'll also hear Kendra Sipes of the Peoria Area Association of Realtors, break down how the home sales season is being affected by COVID-19. 

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, June 26, 2020. Our top story is about how Central Illinois could experience the remnants of a North African dust storm this weekend. You'll also hear some of Out & About host, Jenn Gordon's conversation with Leigh Ann Brown of the Morton Chamber of Commerce. They discuss tonight's Fourth Friday event in Morton. 

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, June 25, 2020. Our top story is about how the Peoria Park District Board of Trustees approved temporary closures at three facilities as a cost saving measure. You'll also hear about how more people are caring for a loved one at home, as the COVID-19 pandemic leaves them unemployed or apprehensive about care facilities.

  

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Our top story is about how the Peoria City Council approved an early retirement incentive, aimed at reducing the need for layoffs from the city workforce. You'll also hear about how one small business adapted to COVID-19 restrictions. 

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Our top story is about the Peoria Public Schools reopening plan for this fall. You'll also hear about school based policing as it relates to Peoria Public Schools.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, June 22, 2020. Our top story is about an Illinois small bussiness survey. You'll also hear Adolescent Psychologist Dr. Tiffany Abrego talk about increased teen depression and anxiety rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On Deck is a new daily podcast produced by the WCBU newsroom and hosted by Daniel Musisi. New episodes will be available every weekday morning by 7 a.m. They will also air on WCBU 89.9 FM at 7:45 a.m. each day.

The podcast will launch July 6. Here's a preview.