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WBGL Community Matters
17 minutes | 3 days ago
Anonymity in reporting criminal activity in our communities is extremely important to ending crime. Often times, family or friends will not report a crime for fear of retaliation. Crime Stoppers guarantees that that they will share your tips to law enforcement, while keeping your information totally secure and anonymous. John Hecker shares the local history of this organization and how it works to keep our communities safe.
28 minutes | 17 days ago
Gloria Martin, a Cancer Kid Mom and author of the book, "I Cry In The Shower, Loving Silas Living With Cancer," shares about her son. She talks about the ten year journey of cancer and the passing of Silas at the young age of sixteen. He taught his mom and many others so much about life, death and ultimate faith in God. Gloria shares practical ways we can support our friends and loved ones who may be experiencing grief during this up-coming holiday season.
30 minutes | a month ago
Sgt. Tracy Lillard, also known to many in Illinois as Trooper Tracy, shares about life in 2020 and what that's looked like for her family. She enjoys engaging and educating the public through social media. She's had much success in this and is now the Statewide Social Media Coordinator for the Illinois State Police. Needless to say, she loves what she does and it really shines through. We think you'll enjoy today's guest.
20 minutes | a month ago
Most Fires Start In The Kitchen
Eric presents a recent scenario in his home, involving his response to what could have become a house fire. Robert Simmons, a Deputy Fire Marshal, responds and shares what Eric did correctly in this situation and perhaps what else he could have done. Also, Robert shares his concerns about recent house fires and mistakes people make in their kitchens that cause fires.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
The Cold, Flu and Covid-19
Dr. Michael Smith, is the Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Carle Regional EMS, and he provides information about the common cold, influenza and covid-19. He discusses symptoms, research and vaccines.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
Youth For Christ Juvenile Justice Ministry
Dan Wolgemuth, President and CEO of Youth For Christ, shares about an experience where he and several YFC executive-level employees voluntarily booked themselves into a juvenile detention center for 24 hours to help understand and relate to the incarcerated teens served by YFC’s Juvenile Justice Ministry program.
15 minutes | 2 months ago
Rural Health and Farm Safety
Amy Rademaker from the Carle Center for Rural Health & Farm Safety, shares ways to keep safe during fall season and harvest time. Whether you are riding an ATV, operating a combine or driving your car in the country, you'll find this conversation helpful.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Parental Involvement In Education
This week's show is taken from the WBGL Afternoon Show, where we are joined by co-host, Danielle from "Eric and Danielle" and Dr. Joannie DeBrito, Director of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family. Dr. DeBrito gives advice concerning parental involvement in a child's education and very practical insight into how to address concerns we might have with teachers and school administrators.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Life Lessons From The Language Of A Horse
We can learn a lot about life and leadership, from the language of a horse. Author and nationally known leadership and horse training expert, Dr. Lew Sterrett, shares about two words, Truth and Trust, and explains how these two words are both vital to the training of a horse and are also very important to humans and our development too. He leads a fascinating ministry called, Sermon On The Mount. Dr. Sterrett trains horses while sharing life changing messages to audiences all around the world. You can experience Dr. Sterrett's presentation in Arcola, IL., September 17th - 19th. Details: https://www.wbgl.org/all-events/
14 minutes | 3 months ago
Acing Computer Science And Coding
Your child or grandchild seems to be fascinated with computers. Perhaps you would be interested in them learning more than just gaming. Author Grant Smith shares about his book, Everything You Need To Ace Computer Science And Coding In One Big Fat Notebook. Grant has been a middle school teacher and a teacher to teachers, on this important topic. He has a passion to teach programming and coding, in a very fun and interactive way, to kids of all ages. Listen to learn more!
15 minutes | 3 months ago
The Return To College
It’s been a challenging season for colleges and universities, as their leadership teams have been navigating through many unknowns. Dr. Alan Cureton, president of the University of Northwestern - St Paul, shares his perspective on leading through this unprecedented time and what his university is doing to prepare for a successful and safe school year. Dr. Cureton challenges his constituents to live in wisdom and prudence and not succumb to pervasive fear.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Every Orphan's Hope
My old bike can make a difference? Yes it can and many are! Donating your bicycle to Every Orphan's Hope can bring hope to a person in Zambia. Founder and President, Gary Schneider shares how bicycles are being used to bring opportunities to not only the people who work in the shops to repair them but the people who receive them and are then able to use them for transportation. Find out how your old bike can make a huge difference in someone's life.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Hanging Out At Centennial Farm
We had the unique privileged of spending some time at Centennial Farm near Philo, Illinois with Farmer, Darrel Rice and Champaign County Farm Bureau Director, Brad Uken. Our conversation took place in a machine shed next to a beautiful John Deer tractor.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Meteorology and Weather
WCIA's Chief Meteorologist, Kevin Lighty answer questions about the complexity of weather, what conditions produce lightning and tornadoes, explains terms frequently used by weather forecasters and shares about the wonders of what we can see in the sky.
17 minutes | 5 months ago
Health and Safety During The Summer Months
John Dwyer, Coordinator for the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency, shares how the county is planning for and responding to emergencies specifically related to Covid 19 and severe weather in the region.
22 minutes | 5 months ago
Investing With Biblical Principles
Arthur D. Ally is the founder and President of Timothy Plan - the leading company in, "Investing With Biblical Principles." He shares how we can learn to invest in companies and funds that best reflect our sincerely held convictions and Biblical worldview. How do we better align our investments with our beliefs? Listen to find out!
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Helping Our Pets Transition Into Phase Four
Mary Tiefenbrunn, Director of the Champaign County Humane Society, gives advice on how to help your pet transition into your busy pace of life. Many acquired pets during this time of quarantining and working from home, but now they are heading back to work and will be gone for longer periods of time. Some pets, especially dogs, can have a real problem with being alone and left behind, and this can create significant issues for the owners. Mary gives great advice about how to help your pet transition, so that he or she doesn't develop a strong anxiety, which can cause many problems and can be very difficult to correct.
29 minutes | 6 months ago
Brad Uken, Director of the Champaign County Farm Bureau, discusses challenges farmers face with weather and trade, as well as the impact Covid 19 has had on meat production. He also shares thoughts about what the summer will look like with 4H and County Fairs.
17 minutes | 6 months ago
Challenges and Opportunities Facing The Church
The last few months have brought changes to how and where we worship corporately and grow spiritually as a church community. Many have not been able to assemble together in the church building for some time. This presents many challenges for Pastors, Church Leaders and Parishioners. It also creates opportunities for new ways of ministering and growth. Research indicates that there may be a drop in church attendance following the "social distancing" that has been in place for some time. Where do we go from here? Dr. Arnie Cole, CEO of Back to the Bible and Director of Research and Development for the Center For Bible Engagement, speaks to what is happening, according to research and what what lies ahead in terms of opportunities for new and fresh ways of ministry.
15 minutes | 6 months ago
Hospitals Surgeries and Covid 19
Dr. Ryan Porter, Medical Director of Surgical Services and Digestive Health at Carle Hospital, shares how the medical community is getting back into gear to provide a broad range of services and procedures to those with health care related needs. He assures us that it is important to seek medical care, even though we may have fears about Covid 19 in the hospitals. Medical teams are ready to provide their services in the safest way possible.
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