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Episode 50: Curtain Up: A Look at Peoria Players' New Season

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TV50 thumb peoriaplayersAn interview with Nicki Haschke, business administrator for Peoria Players Theatre, about the group's upcoming 2012-2013 season.

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Episode 49: Staying Home: A chat about Caterpillar's new headquarters

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TV49 thumb dugan caterpillarAn interview with Jim Dugan, chief corporate spokesman for Caterpillar Inc., about the company's plans for its headquarters building in Peora.

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Royce is still around, still making us laugh

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Royce Elliott never seemed to care how large his audience was; he'd walk through a restaurant and launch into his routine of jokes to a table of one the same as if he was on a Vegas stage before a couple thousand people.

He would gently insult me or you the same as he would Frank Sinatra or Mike Ditka, two of the names he would drop simply because he could.

Royce could turn a 30-second excursion, such as dropping something off,...

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Episode 48: Do It With Dance: A Chat with the Founders of City Dance

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TV48 thumb city danceAn interview with Tyler Relph, Co-Founder and CEO of City Dance, about its plans to keep Peoria's youth off the streets.

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From Bradbury to Farmer

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The death of Ray Bradbury this week has been all over the media and, as we mourn the loss of one of the great science fiction writers, it calls to mind one of Bradbury’s contemporaries, Peorian Philip Jose Farmer, who passed away on February 25, 2009. Bradbury and Farmer were equally acclaimed in the science fiction world, although Bradbury’s work seemed to appeal to broader audiences. Isaac Asimov praised Farmer as a great writer and “a...

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Episode 47: Offering a new start: A talk with Rev. Randy Atchley

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TV47 thumb teen challengeAn interview with Rev. Randy Atchley, executive director of Teen Challenge Peoria, about its drug addiction programs for adult men.

 

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If you want Pere Marquette memorabilia, act fast

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You know the phrase, "you snooze, you lose?" My wife and I lived it Friday when we went to check out the liquidation sale at the Hotel Pere Marquette.

Each of us spotted something we though we'd like to buy, but then we hesitated. We when decided to do it, it was took late, the items was gone.

In my wife's case it was a matter of minutes; she spotted a striped wing-back chair that was in great shape she thought would look great...

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