On this episode, we chat with Chicago White Sox broadcaster Jason Benetti. The Illinois native tells us what he's doing to interact with fans while baseball is on hiatus.
A couple on the front lines of battling COVID-19 talk about sacricfices they've made, including separation from their children.
And if you are unsure how contact tracing works, we'll explain.
This week's lineup:
* Sean Crawford visits with baseball announcer Jason Benetti. Instead of being in the booth, he's spending this spring online, entertaining and connecting with fans.
* Amy Mayer of Harvest Public Media explains what impact coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants is having on the nation's meat supply.
* Bryce and Brittanny Budimir of Kankakee are living apart from their children. She's a nurse. He's a firefighter. Both are putting themselves at risk during the pandemic.
* Peter Medlin of WNIJ finds out how some homegrown businesses are adapting to the current situation.
* Sam Dunklau finds out what challenges state government faces amid the loss of tax revenue.
* Charlie Schlenker of WGLT tells us an essential business, bicycle shops, are rolling right along this spring.
* Chase Cavanaugh with WNIJ finds out how state agencies are ensuring the safety of the roads and who travels on them while a stay-at-home order is in effect.
* Steph Whiteside of WSIU reports on how doctors are handling routine medical needs when they can't see patients in person.
* Mary Hansen learns more about contact tracing, a key to slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Listen to Statewide across Illinois in:
- Bloomington/Normal – WGLT 89.1 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, Sundays 6-7 a.m.)
- Carbondale – WSIU 91.9 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)
- Mount Vernon - WVSI 88.9 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)
- Olney - WUSI 90.3 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)
- Rockford/DeKalb – WNIJ 89.5 (Saturdays 6-7 a.m., Sundays 6-7 p.m.)
- Springfield/Decatur - WUIS 91.9 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, 11 p.m. - Midnight, Saturdays 9-10 a.m.)
- Peoria – WCBU 89.9 (Fridays 6-7 p.m., Sundays 6-7 a.m.)
- Pittsfield - WIPA 89.3 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, 11 p.m. - Midnight, Saturdays 9-10 a.m.)
- Urbana/Champaign – WILL 580 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, 7-8 p.m.)
- Quad Cities - WVIK HD 2 (Sundays 11 a.m. - Noon)