Outside the Horseshoe

Outside the Horseshoe
1:20 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - April 22, 2014

Free speech in a parody or impersonating an elected official?  The twitter account @Peoriamayor was intended to be a parody. When it was up in March it wasn't fully distinguished in such a way. It had about 50 followers though likely more people were viewing it.  But last week the Peoria Police executed a search warrant on the residents of the person or persons thought to responsible for the account. The whole matter has sparked a widespread response. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis joins us for this Outside the Horseshoe to talk about the matter.   

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Education
6:17 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - March 25, 2014

A group of parents and interested citizens has launched a public movement called Change 150. The campaign is against the Peoria District 150 Superintendent and Board of Education. It resulted in ouster of the only school board member up for re-election last week. Yesterday one of the city’s most prominent African American Pastors stood in front of the reporters from all media outlets in the city to say the group was misguided and function largely on a racial bias.

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Outside the Horseshoe
9:43 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Outside the Horseshoe - March 11, 2014

Credit Peoria Public Radio

  The Peoria Housing Authority continues to work toward the plan of transition for the Taft Homes. The River view property is the currently the site of about 210 barracks style housing units. The idea is to replace those apartments with new ones in other places throughout the city and potentially also sell the current Taft Property. 

The community controversy surrounding the forward motion on the idea hit a pitch level Monday night at the public information meeting on the third proposed site.  

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Outside the Horseshoe
5:58 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - February 25, 2014

  The longest most difficult stretch of winter seems to be past. However the resulting potholes are a bumpy reminder that it was a harder winter than normal. Peoria Public Works Director Michael Rogers talks about the road patching effort at hand. He is our guest for this Outside the Horse Shoe.  

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Outside the Horseshoe
10:34 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Outside the Horseshoe - January 28, 2014

  Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis delivers the annual State of the City address in-full. This also includes the Mayor's introduction handled by Chris Waible, who is the Business Development Director at Dewberry.

Our thanks to the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to rebroadcast/podcast the speech.

   

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Outside the Horseshoe
10:21 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Outside the Horseshoe - January 14, 2014

  The Peoria City Council starts the year with a number of business items on its standard meeting agenda for Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich is our guest to talk over a number of the agenda items.

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Outside the Horseshoe
10:46 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Outside the Horseshoe - December 10, 2013

It’s the year-end review with the Peoria City Hall Press Corps. Our guests for the conversation are Peoria Journal Star City Reporter Nick Vlahos and 1470 WMBD Reporter Ed Hammond.

Join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month on 89.9fm for OUTSIDE THE HORSESHOE that airs immediately before our live broadcast of the Peoria City Council meetings.  

 

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Outside the Horseshoe
10:32 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Outside the Horseshoe - November 26, 2013

The Peoria City Council votes November 26, 2013 on whether to pursue its every 5-year buyout option of Illinois American Water Company. Six of the eleven council members are new to the process. That has some of the council members doing some due diligence of their own before the vote. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and At-Large councilman Chuck Weaver are our guests on Outside the Horseshoe to talk about the matters. 

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Outside the Horseshoe
5:13 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Outside the Horseshoe - November 12, 2013

The Main and University Intersection in Peoria is one of the city’s busiest, and therefore most likely to be congested with both vehicles and pedestrians during the day.  The City is also looking to re-do the Main and University intersection this coming spring, with the aim to boost both traffic and safety.  City officials have also found quicker route options for those many, many vehicles that pass through the intersection daily.
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Outside the Horseshoe
12:50 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Outside the Horseshoe - October 22, 2013

At-Large Peoria City Councilwoman Beth Jensen took her seat at the horseshoe in early September. The practicing attorney is  filling the remainder of Gary Sandberg's seat. 

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