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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 Daniel Musisi. 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 Thursday, May 13, 2021. Our top story is about how deaths by suicide in Peoria County declined last year. You'll also hear how Peoria-area lumber yards and construction companies are struggling to grapple with all-time high lumber prices.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Our top story is about how the city of Pekin is studying downtown parking improvements along Court Street. You'll also hear how a truck driver shortage is impacting the industry and the wider economy. WCBU correspondent Steve Tarter talks with Thomas Nestler, coordinator of the truck driving training program at Illinois Valley Community College.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Our top story is about how pregnant women may be more hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You'll hear from one doctor who says women should make sure they're making informed decisions on the risks and benefits. You'll also hear how nurses are the behind-the-scenes heroes during the Coronavirus pandemic, working tirelessly to fight the spread of the virus and care for patients for more than 15 months. WCBU student reporter Jordan Mead brings us some of their stories.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, May 10, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria will host a virtual anti human trafficking conference this week. You'll also hear how East Peoria Community High School librarian Brooke Nelson, recently penned Birthmarks: True Stories from Real Mothers. It's a book inspired by her own struggles with postpartum depression.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Friday, May 7, 2021. Our top story is about how Peoria is getting a little warmer and a little wetter, according to new averages used to monitor climate change. You'll also hear how a truly open seat election for Congress is relatively rare and tends to attract a lot of interest from ambitious pols. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos' retirement creates a wide-open field in the 17th district next year.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, May 6, 2021.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, May 3, 2021.
  • WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, April 29, 2021. Our top story is about how Andrea Klopfenstein is the first…