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Wellness Wake Up Call

Nutrition and wellness educator Kristin Bogdonas provides timely news, information, ideas to promote healthy living in the Quad Cities and beyond. Wellness Wake Up Call is produced by WVIK in partnership with University of Illinois Extension.
There are many drink options on the market but not all will be good choices to meet your hydration needs. Learn more about these choices and why it matters for your hydration status. 
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Behind the Clover: Real 4-H Talk with Real 4-H Pros

Join us each month as we invite experienced staff from Illinois 4-H and beyond to share their stories, experiences, and insights about the world of 4-H.
Learn about 4-H State Specialists with Shooting Sports and Environmental Education Specialist, storyteller, and all around awesome human, Curt Sinclair. Hear about how Curt sees the role of a State Specialist and listen to tips he has for new and experienced staff.
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Good Growing

Talking all things horticulture, ecology, and design.
While we tend to focus on the positives of plants, not all plants work well in all gardens or for all gardens. Whether they are too aggressive, require too much time and maintenance, or we just don’t like them, there are a variety of reasons we may not want to grow certain plants. On this week...
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Voice of the Wild

Wildlife is all around us. Join Voice of the Wild every Friday to explore a new wild song. From time to time, we’ll also do a deep dive into wildlife science, news, and natural history. Subscribe for email updates at go.illinois.edu/SubscribeVoiceofWild.
Common True Katydid (Pterophylla camellifolia). 

This night-singing insect is commonly heard but seldom seen. It’s a master of disguise, with oblong green wing covers that are almost indistinguishable from a leaf. The camouflage is both necessary and appropriate...
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The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Podcast

Explore efforts to reduce nutrients in Illinois waterways from agricultural runoff to municipal wastewater with host Todd Gleason and co-producers Rachel Curry, Nicole Haverback, and Emma Eldridge. Read the blog at extension.illinois.edu/nlr/blog
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Spotlight on Natural Resources

We cover a wide range of topics that help you become an advocate for our planet.
Join us as we talk with Sarah Zack, Pollution Prevention Extension Specialist, about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. Commonly found in a wide variety of consumer products like non-stick cookware, cosmetics, and cleaners, PFAS are an emerging contaminant that has recently become...
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Green Side Up

Green Side Up is a gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.
About the author/host: Horticulture Educator Richard Hentschel's expertise extends across several subject areas with specialties in lawn care, fruit tree production, woody ornamentals, and home and community gardening. He retired from University of Illinois Extension in April 2022 with nearly...
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Family Financial Feuds

Family Financial Feuds covers financial topics you may have disagreements within your family, whether that's credit scores, money personalities or setting goals. We cover timely topics to help you discuss your own stance on your family financial feud.
In this episode, Personal Finance expert Kathy Sweedler, Extension Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Camaya Wallace Bechard, and Financial Planning Education Consultant at eMoney Sasha Grabenstetter wrap up the Family Financial Feuds podcast series. They explore recent...
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Out Standing in the Field

Out Standing in the Field is a podcast from the DeWitt, Macon & Piatt County University of Illinois Extension offices. Educator Doug Gucker covers seasonal agriculture issues specific to Central Illinois. Follow him on Twitter @SoilWaterDoug
Illinois Extension Educator Doug Gucker talks about the effects temperature has had on current crops, discusses the market, and a crop scouting competition for teens in this episode of Out Standing In the Field.
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Closing Market Report

Todd Gleason is a farm broadcaster located on the Urbana Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. He works for University of Illinois Extension and with Illinois Public Media.
- Curt Kimmel, AgMarket.net
- Ben Brown, MU Extension & FAPRI
- Mark Russo, EverStream.ai
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Commodity Week

Weekly wrap-up of the CME Group grain markets with analysis and guest interviews. Commodity Week is production of University of Illinois Extension and Illinois Public Media. It is hosted by farm broadcaster Todd Gleason.
Panelists
 - Greg Johnson, Total Grain Marketing
 - Chip Nellinger, Blue Reef Agri-Marketing
 - Sherman Newlin, Risk Management Commodities
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