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6:14 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

PSO presents music of "Star-Crossed Love"

Credit Peoria Symphony Orchestra

George Stelluto, Music Director of the Peoria Symphony, joins us this week to talk about the orchestra's next concert. It features three works inspired by the play, "Romeo and Juliet." Stelluto contrasts the three works -- by Tchaikovsky, Berlioz and Rachmaninoff -- and talks about incorporating sections of Shakespeare's play into the concert. He also talks about another upcoming PSO event -- they're presenting a concert by Lyle Lovett, on October 26th.

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Education
3:21 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

USDA official touts healthy eating at Peoria school

An official with the USDA visited Rolling Acres Middle School in Peoria to tout healthy eating habits. Tim English is the Regional Administrator with the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. He says Rolling acres is one example of how schools use multiple activities to get students to eat better:

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:46 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Peoria hires new communications specialist

The city of Peoria has officially hired a new Communications Specialist. The city has hired Stacy Peterson.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:39 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Collaberation working to increase fresh food access to Tri-County area

Officials in the Tri-County area are launching a regional food hub next year to help more people eat fresh produce. The Tri-County Fresh Food Hub has a facility in East Peoria and will work with farmers to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to people living in so-called ‘food deserts’.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:51 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Bradley University celebrates 118th Founder's Day

Bradley University honored its faculty, staff and alumni during its 118th Founder's Day Convocation. The annual event celebrates the University’s 1897 founding by Lydia Moss Bradley.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

The Caterpillar Visitors Center celebrates its history

The Traditions in Manufacturing exhibit at the Caterpillar Visitors Center.
Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio

The Caterpillar Visitors Center has a new exhibit called Traditions of Manufacturing.

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State News
7:15 am
Fri October 17, 2014

The connection between state government and health

People often think of health as either a personal matter, like deciding to exercise or eat better, or a national one - think the Affordable Care Act or Medicare. But experts say state government is where policy with the greatest impact is made. For our Hey Gov series, Illinois Public Radio's Patrick Smith talked to people who will be thinking about that connection between state government and health when they go to the polls in November. 

Each year, researchers at the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute put out the County Health Rankings. The rankings show how counties across the country matchup on things like life expectancy and residents’ health.

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State News
6:52 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Davis & Callis Disagree & Sometimes Agree In Debate

Debate participants: (L-R) Panelists Tom Kasich and Hannah Meisel; moderator Jennifer Roscoe; candidates, US Rep. Rodney Davis (R) and Ann Callis (D).
Credit Mike Thomas / Illinois Public Media

13th District Congressman Rodney Davis and his Democratic challenger Ann Callis stuck to the issues during their broadcast debate Thursday night in Urbana. But speaking to reporters afterwards, the two candidates criticized the attack ads that paint them each as out-of-touch big-spenders.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:16 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Constructing the Louisville Slugger Complex

Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio

  The Louisville Slugger Complex is officially underway with a public groundbreaking. A variety of those with athletic, business and community interests gathered at the Orange Prairie Road site for the event Thursday.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:06 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

PIA sees record number of passengers

More people than ever before are flying through the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport. 

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