Nick in the Morning
By GateHouse Media
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A Monday-through-Friday-morning feature at pjstar.com in which veteran reporter Nick Vlahos writes about a little bit of everything -- breaking news, sports, features, analysis and (he hopes) informed opinion, almost always with a Peoria-area slant.
||CleanNick in the AM #11: Journal Star sports editor Kirk Wessler||Journal Star columnist Nick Vlahos and sports editor Kirk Wessler discuss high school athletics, the state of the National League Central and whatever else comes to mind on this edition of the "Nick in the Morning" podcast.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick in the AM #10: Journal Star opinion editor Mike Bailey||Mike Bailey started at the Journal Star in 1985 and has been writing for the Journal Star's opinion page since 1991. He joins the Journal Star's Nick "Nick in the AM" Vlahos to chat about his long career, Illinois politics and a little baseball.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick in the AM #9: Journal Star public safety reporter Andy Kravetz||St. Louis native, hockey fan, and avid kayaker Andy Kravetz has been a reporter for the Journal Star for twenty years. He currently covers police, courts and the armed forces for the paper. He chats with colleague and newsroom "podmate" Nick Vlahos about his life, his career and his many interesting experiences as a journalist.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick in the AM #8: How important is the Freedom of Information Act?||Journal Star reporter Matt Buedel joins his colleague Nick Vlahos to discuss the Freedom of Information Act , how it's implemented, and how essential it is to investigative reporting. Buedel recently used a massive amount of data from an FOIA request to investigate complaints against Peoria's chief of police that may have contributed to the chief's abrupt resignation.||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick in the AM #7: Adventures in Peoria with columnist Phil Luciano||Phil Luciano, a Journal Star reporter and columnist for three decades, joins fellow writer Nick Vlahos to chat about his long career at the paper, share some memories, and discuss issues concerning the City of Peoria.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick in the AM #6: Decades of Peoria hockey with beat writer Dave Eminian||Sports writer Dave Eminian (@icetimecleve) has covered 33 seasons of the Peoria Rivermen for the Journal Star. "Cleve" joins his fellow writer Nick Vlahos (@VlahosNick) to discuss his long career covering Peoria hockey and his love for his hometown Cleveland sports teams, plus share a few war stories from behind the scenes of the Rivermen beat in this edition of Nick in the AM, the Podcast.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick in AM #5: Journal Star assignment editor and political reporter Chris Kaergard||The Journal Star's Nick in the Morning —Nick Vlahos — chats with co-worker Chris Kaergard about state and local politics, the state of journalism and the process and strategy for newsgathering in central Illinois.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick in AM #4: Beer talk with Mark Johnstone of Rhodell Brewery||Journal Star reporter Nick Vlahos talks with Mark Johnstone, proprietor of Rhodell Brewery in Peoria||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick in AM #3: Former TV journalist Audrey Williams of the American Cancer Society||Former TV journalist Audrey Williams of the American Cancer Society||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick in AM #2: Journal Star sports editor Kirk Wessler||Journal Star reporter Nick Vlahos talks with sports editor Kirk Wessler about working for his hometown newspaper, blurring the line between sports and politics on ESPN and how good Bradley University basketball might be this season.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick in AM #1: Q&A with Journal Star digital guru Adam Gerik||Nick talks to Journal Star assistant managing editor/digital Adam Gerik||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|