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On Deck
Podcast, 5:44 a.m. and 7:44 a.m. Weekdays

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

Latest Episodes
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, September 28th. You'll hear about a debate between the two candidates running in the new Illinois 91st House District. Plus, the Big Table of Greater Peoria is back, and you're invited to take a seat at the table.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, September 27th. You'll hear what the candidates running for Peoria County Board District 9 had to say on the potential elimination of the county's office of elected auditor. Plus, media literacy will now be a required unit in every Illinois public high school. You'll hear from educators about the change.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, September 26th. You'll hear how the location of the French Fort Crevecoeur may not actually be in the Peoria area. And a musical coming to Peoria in March is looking to cast people specifically from the Hispanic community to tell their own stories.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, September 23rd. You'll hear about the possibility of Peoria receiving an overflow of migrants recently bused to Chicago, plus hear why the director of labor policy at the Illinois Policy Institute believes the Workers Right Amendment would be a radical change to the Illinois Constitution.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 22nd. You'll hear about raising concerns regarding election security. Plus, with Halloween just around the corner, you'll get an inside look at what one popular haunted attraction does to prepare for the season.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, September 21st. You'll hear what happened at a time capsule opening at the Scottish Rite Theater, plus a member of the team who was involved in the restoration of Peoria's Sonar Tide sculpture shares what the process was like.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, September 20th. You'll hear about a utility assistance program that could help hundreds of Peorians. Plus, the Mayor of Eureka shares what upgrades are coming to Eureka Lake.
  • In today's episode, you'll hear about what makes a giant pumpkin...giant. And the state of Illinois is in need for more specialized foster parents. Plus, hear what program will kick off the Peoria Symphony Orchestra's 125th season on this week's episode of Out and About.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, September 16th. You'll hear why Illinois' criminal justice reform law that eliminates cash bail is under scrutiny. Plus, a Great Pumpkin Commonwealth judge visits the Morton Pumpkin Festival's Pumpkin Weigh-Off.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 15th. You'll hear about a program at Illinois Central College that helps students in poverty find careers. Plus, some Peorians are now able to receive hospital-quality care from the comfort of their homes.