Daryl Scott

Operations Manager

Daryl Scott serves as Peoria Public Radio's Operations Manager and the local co-host of Morning Edition. While attending college at Western Illinois University he began working at NPR member station WIUM in Macomb, Illinois. After graduating he went to NPR member station, WNIN in Evansville, Indiana where he served as Morning Edition host, producer, and performed operations duties. He also hosted and produced a jazz program and did voice-over work for public television documentaries. Daryl joined the Peoria Public Radio staff in 2006 and enjoys being part of the greater Peoria community and making sure that Peoria Public Radio works smoothly behind the scenes.

When he's not behind an audio console or a computer, Daryl enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah and their hound dog, Mabel. He can usually be found working nights and weekends in the garage on one of his old cars, hunting for antiques, and playing with antique radios. 
 

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Tornado Relief Telethon-LIVE

Nov 17, 2013

The Illinois Supreme Court today struck down the so-called "Amazon tax."  As IPR's Brian Mackey reports, the decision could pave the way for businesses to make more money online.

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Schock Takes Criticism

Oct 18, 2013
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A conservative group is criticizing Illinois congressman Aaron Schock for his vote to end the government shutdown and extend the treasury’s borrowing authority. Even so, it does not appear he will be challenged in next year’s primary. Illinois Public Radio’s Scott Stuntz reports.

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On this week's installment of Out and About we speak with Jennifer Lee, Special Events Coordinator for the city of East Peoria. The city is hosting the "Cars 'n Art" Vintage Art Fair and Classic Car Cruise-In in the Levee District. Lee tells us what to expect during tomorrow's art fair and car show, and gives directions for anyone interested in showing off their pride and joy.

The vintage art fair runs from 12 until 7, and the cruise-in runs from 3 until 7 along Washington Street.

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On this week's installment of Out and About we speak with Jennifer Lee, Special Events Coordinator for the city of East Peoria. The city is hosting the "Cars 'n Art" Vintage Art Fair and Classic Car Cruise-In in the

Levee District. Lee tells us what to expect during tomorrow's art fair and car show, and gives directions for anyone interested in showing off their pride and joy.

The vintage art fair runs from 12 until 7, and the cruise-in runs from 3 until 7 along Washington Street.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan beat her last opponent by more than a million votes. Her decision to run for re-election next year scared away most of the people who'd been eyeing her job. But as IPR's Brian Mackey reports, at least one Republican is throwing his hat in the ring.

Review - "Company"

Aug 28, 2013

Stephen Sondheim’s Company is a musical that highlights the complexity of human relationships. The desires for love and companionship are accompanied by memorable music under the tent at Corn Stock Theatre. Doug Oakey has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League.

Doug Oakey reviewed Corn Stock Theatre’s production of “Company”.  Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.


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The American Civil Liberties Union is hoping to pass same-sex marriage in Illinois with the help of a new lobbyist- the former head of the state Republican Party. IPR's Alex Keefe reports.

The chair of a new Illinois Senate committee on child welfare wants answers to rising child abuse in downstate Illinois.  I-P-R’s Patrick Smith has more.

Two Illinois lawmakers say they’re getting closer to proposing a pension plan that could save the state almost $150 billion dollars. IPR’s Patrick Smith has more.

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In Springfield, the west wing of Illinois' Capitol building is nearing the end of a 50 million dollarrenovation. IPR's Brian Mackey reports on the end of the two-year project.

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Earlier this year, legislation was introduced to abolish the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Administration officials negotiated a more modest set of changes, and now they've beensigned into law. IPR's Brian Mackey has more on the changes in store for economic development in Illinois.

People who are homeless are getting new legal protections under a law signed today by Governor Pat Quinn. I-P-R's Amanda Vinicky reports.

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Wednesday, Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross told colleagues he would soon step down. As IPR's Brian Mackey reports, there are a handful of lawmakers who've already set their sights on his job.

House Republicans say Cross told them he'd resign as leader in October. He reportedly didn't say what his plans are, although it's widely rumored he intends to run for state treasurer. 

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Millions of bushels of corn from northwestern Illinois have been turned into billions of dollars, thanks to an ethanol plant near Annawan in Henry County. Patriot Renewable Fuels will celebrate its 5 year anniversary with an open house and tours Thursday and Friday. IPR's Herb Trix reports.

The body found in the home of Gary Sandberg is believed to be that of the at-large city councilman.  Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says good friends went to Sandberg’s home at 1213 South West Adams Street this afternoon to check on him. They called 911 about 2:15, saying they had found a man deceased. 

BREAKING: Illinois lawmakers thought they were in the clear after meeting a federal court's deadline to pass a concealed carry law by July 9th.  But as Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky reports, the Illinois State Rifle Association says that's not good enough.

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Peoria hosted nearly 100 antique rally car drivers, and several hundred spectators Monday at the Gateway Building. Peoria Public Radio’s Daryl Scott reports the 2013 Hemmings Great Race took their lunch stop on the riverfront.

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, and the Elite Pulses of Hope drumline welcomed the racers, including rookie Brad Epple, who says his first three days behind the wheel of his 1965 Corvette have gone without a hitch.

The Peoria Riverfront is a lunch stop for the 2013 Hemmings Great Race Monday. The annual road rally starts Saturday in St. Paul Minnesota, and features 100 participants with vintage cars and trucks. Drivers, including Peoria native Richard McKone, are converging on the Gateway Building around Noon Monday for a lunch break before heading to Hannibal, Missouri. The public is invited to greet the drivers as they arrive, and look at the antique cars on display. 

Review-"The Music Man"

Jun 5, 2013

Corn Stock Theatre opens its 60th summer season with The Music Man. The musical, which tells the story of con man Harold Hill, won five Tony awards on Broadway and was adapted to  film in 1962. Brian "Fox" Ellis has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria.

Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.

City of Pekin

Pekin city officials have issued an evacuation notice for some residents in the northwestern side of town. In a press release Monday afternoon, Pekin City Manager Joe Wuellner said the impending flood conditions were the reason for the evacuation order, which will remain for the area until the waters recede. Residents in need of assistance can contact the American Red Cross shelter at the I.C.C. Cougar Plex in East Peoria, or call (309) 677-7171.

Don't Shoot Peoria

Our series of community roundtable discussions on "Don't Shoot Peoria" concludes this week, as our panel discusses the final chapters of David Kennedy's book.

Author David Kennedy is our guest this week, explaining what he has learned from attempts to implement the program in communities across the nation. Finally, our panel offers their closing thoughts on the "Don't Shoot" initiative.

The roundtable discussion of "Don't Shoot" resumes this week with a panel discussion of how the initiative was implemented in High Point, North Carolina. Did the program work effectively there? To find out, we talk to U.S. Attorney Rob Lang for analysis. We'll also examine the key ingredients of the "Don't Shoot" program with Michigan State University Criminologist Dr. Ed McGarrell. Follow along with the book, and join WCBU for the third "Don't Shoot" roundtable discussion this week.

This is the second of four panel discussions on Peoria's "Don't Shoot" initiative. This week, our panel talks with Carl Cannon, and with representatives from Common Place and the Peoria Public Library. The panel also discusses the successes and failures of similar initiatives in Boston and Baltimore.

For more information, visit www.dontshootpeoria.com

Don't Shoot Peoria

"Don't Shoot" is a community-wide effort to reduce gun violence in the Peoria area. The local initiative ties in with the book "Don't Shoot" by criminologist and author David Kennedy. This program is collaboration between federal, state, and local law enforcement, prosecutors, as well as community members and leaders. This is the first of four roundtable discussions of the "Don't Shoot" project on WCBU, and it examines the history of the anti-violence initiative and how it will apply to the Peoria region.

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"Don't Shoot" Author David Kennedy talks with Peoria Public Radio's Tanya Koonce about his strategy to reduce gun violence and the Peoria initiative.

Don't Shoot Peoria FAQ

Feb 20, 2013
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What is “Don’t Shoot?”

 It’s an aggressive multi-strategy anti-gang and gun violence program designed to decrease shootings and get the most dangerous criminals off the streets. Led by Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, the initiative creates partnerships among federal, state and local prosecutors, law enforcement, outreach specialists, community leaders and media. Never before has Peoria seen such comprehensive collaboration from key stakeholders in implementing a zero-tolerance message towards violence.

 The centerpiece of the program is a focused deterrence strategy enhanced by an innovative community-wide education and outreach program crafted to thoroughly incorporate all segments of the citizenry of the Greater Peoria area. Using offender-based policing strategies, police and prosecutors send a specific message to a number of high-risk individuals that gun violence will not be tolerated. Then, the strategy includes communication about community programs that will provide services to help them on the road to a better and more productive life. As part of the message, these high-risk individuals are told that any future gun violence will result in the full force of federal and state law enforcement. They are put on notice and they know law enforcement eyes are on them.

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This week on Peoria's Hidden Treasures, we’re looking at works of art on Water Street in downtown Peoria.On the wall above the Water Street Café is a mural depicting New Orleans’ Mardi Gras parade. Revelers include a court jester, a centaur and a bull and a mermaid. A few blocks away is a sculpture called “Peoria Portal.” Consisting of a column of raw granite, a column of bronze, and a modern arch, the piece encapsulates a history of architectural ideas. Across from Contemporary Art Center stands a sculpture, “Flight of the Cakewalkers,” by Peoria’s Preston Jackson.

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