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On Deck
Podcast, 5:44 a.m., 6:44 a.m., 7:44 a.m. and 8:44 a.m. weekdays

On Deck is a daily news podcast produced by the WCBU Peoria Public Radio newsroom and hosted by Jody Holtz. New episodes are available every weekday by 5 a.m.

Latest Episodes
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, January 27th. You'll hear about how people serving long prison terms in Illinois could get re-sentenced, plus on this week's episode of Out and About, David Commanday, artistic director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra, talks about the HFO's upcoming concert, West Side Stories.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, January 26th. You'll hear about a Chillicothe man who faces federal changes for the arson of the Peoria Planned Parenthood clinic, plus a new science fiction novel set in Peoria gives readers a glimpse into what the future could look like.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, January 25th. You'll hear about how travel this morning could be impacted by the snowstorm, plus hear about a local program aimed to expose medical students to take up a career in an underserved rural area.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, January 24th. You'll hear about a new bus stop in Creve Coeur, plus what's being done to keep Illinois teachers safe from K-12 violence.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, January 23rd. You'll hear about a bill that would set statewide standards for wind and solar farm siting, plus Peoria Police Chief Eric Echevarria weighs in on the city's 2022 crime statistics...and how the department hopes to continue reducing homicides and gun crimes.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, January 20th. You'll hear a check in with US Senator Dick Durbin, plus on this week's episode of Out and About, Director Chip Joyce talks about Peoria Players Theatre's upcoming production 'Gypsy: A Musical Fable'.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday January 19th. You'll hear how authorities in Peoria continue to investigate the firebombing of a Planned Parenthood facility. Plus, a conversation with Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth, the sponsor of a bill guaranteeing 40 hours of paid leave for all Illinois workers.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, January 18th. You'll hear how the United States is expected to hit its debt limit this week, plus a look into why the Peoria County Veteran's Assistance Commission is serving people from outside the area.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, January 17th. You'll hear from former U.S Attorney General Eric Holder, who was the keynote speaker at yesterday's annual Peoria Martin Luther King Junior luncheon. Plus, a new apprenticeship program for those 18 to 20 years old is rolling out at the Peoria Fire Department.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, January 13th. You'll hear about the Cardinals Caravan coming to Peoria later tonight, plus on Out and About, Paula Graves and Tameka Mason join host Jenn Gordon to talk about Corn Stock Theatre’s upcoming production ‘Cadillac Crew'.