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Episode 55: Let Me Vote! Preventing voter suppression

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TV55 thumb pettyAn interview with Jackie Petty of the NAACP and a leader in the Let Me Vote! coalition.

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Episode 54: Open for business: Talking tourism in central Illinois

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TV54 thumb welchAn interview with Don Welch, the president and CEO of the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Episode 52: Our first year: A review of The Peorian's inaugural season

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TV52 thumb recapA recap of the first year of broadcasting for The Peorian television show.

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It’s a big season for big names in literature

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The last quarter of 2012 will see (and has seen) a dearth new releases from some of the biggest names in literature. Here is a quick look at four of them:

“Joseph Anton” by Salman Rushdie
This memoir recounts the years after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against the author because of the publication of “The Satanic Verses.” The Ayatollah declared the book to be offensive to...

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Politics, Hippies and Hell's Angels

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As a writer, Hunter S. Thompson means different things to different people across several generations, which is a testament to his talent. It's no exaggeration to say his books have transcended social barriers and created a common thread among diverse groups of people: law enforcement officials and restless youth, politicians and the counterculture, professional journalists and armchair quarterbacks to name a few. If this sounds a bit bold, consider...

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Episode 53: Music To Our Ears: A Talk with George Stelluto

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TV53 thumb stilutoAn interview with George Stelluto, music director of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, about its upcoming season.

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Episode 51: The State of Labor in Central Illinois

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TV51 thumb uawAn interview with Dave Chapman, president of United Auto Workers Local 974, the largest Caterpillar local in the country.

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