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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 29, 2014

Text To 911 Expanding In Indiana; Champaign County A Few Months Away

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 2:40)

The country’s major wireless carriers recently began providing service that allows cell phone users to contact emergency service via text message. But local emergency agencies are only hooked up to take Text-to-911 in a handful of areas.  And downstate Illinois is not among them. 

Categories: Technology

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 29, 2014

The Divide Over Involuntary Mental Health Treatment

More of Illinois Public Media's coverage on mental health care.

By Kirk Siegler

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(Duration: 3:57)

Involuntary commitment to a hospital for mental illness can be a lengthy and complex process. A California law makes mandatory outpatient treatment an option.

The attacks near the University of California, Santa Barbara, are renewing focus on programs aimed at requiring treatment for people who are mentally ill as a way to prevent mass shootings and other violence.

Categories: Health, Mental Health

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 29, 2014

Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping

By Alastair Bland

John Stuart (left) of Green Man Brewery grabs a Tater Ridge mash sample from Sierra Nevada's Scott Jennings (center) at the Sierra Nevada brewery in Mills River, N.C.

With more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. And at the third annual Asheville Beer Week this week, this tight-knit beer community is strutting its stuff with tastings of barrel-aged sour beers and fermented Chinese tea saisons, and chocolate truffle and beer pairings.

Categories: Architecture, Business, Food
Tags: breweries



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