high school football players
Jay Jacobs / flickr user system13
August 10, 2016

Youth Sports Concussions; Cubs/Cardinals Rivalry; State Fair Food

On the 21st: High schoolers who play high-contact sports are faced with the potential for injury, such as concussions. We learned more about what the state is doing to protect student athletes. We also talked about the burning rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. We also found out how you can make state fair food at your own home.


Doctor Stress
July 22, 2016

Physician Suicide; Beating The Heat; The Longest Line of Pencils in the World

Today on the 21st: We turn to doctors to help when we're sick, but who do doctors themselves turn to when facing stress and overwork? The tragedy is that suicide among physicians is more common than most people think - we discussed some of the factors leading to this. Plus, we talked about recipes to make in the heat with two Champaign chefs. Also, we talked with a group in Chillicothe who is attempting to set a world record - making the longest line of pencils in the world.


A sign hangs at a rally Friday July 1, 2016 in Montpelier, Vt., protesting a proposal by Congress that would allow companies to use computer labels to indicated whether a product has been made with the help of genetic engineering.
Wilson Ring/Assocated Press
July 20, 2016

Cong. Davis: GMO Labeling Measure Was Best Solution

Republican Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville said he reluctatly supported a GMO food labeling measure as the clock winded down on Congress last week. This measure, which President Obama is expected to sign, would pre-empt other state laws, including one out of Vermont that Davis calls 'unscientifically based', and meant solely to boost the state's economy.


Vintage cow shaped creamer
flickr.com/wisconsinkow
June 27, 2016

New Illinois Raw Milk Guidelines; A Misting Flu Vaccine; Higher Ed Funding

On The 21st: New regulations for the sale of raw milk in Illinois go into effect July 1 - but raw milk producers and consumers are not happy about it. We talked with a producer of raw milk, someone to explain the new guidelines and representatives from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Contol and Prevention about why they believe raw milk is a risky thing to consume. Plus, a CDC panel tells doctors not to give the flu vaccine as a nasal spray this year. And we looked at higher education funding in Illinois as we come close to opening another fiscal year with no budget in the state.


June 14, 2016

Feeding Hungry Children In The Summer; Indiana Man Arrested Near LA Pride Event; Changes To FOIA

On The 21st: One in five children in Illinois have families who worry about how to properly feed them - and this need is much greater in summer. When school is out, the children that depend on school for meals lose access to healthy food - only 14 percent of those who qualify are able to utilize summer food programs. Plus, an Indiana man was arrested with weapons and explosives in his way to a pride event in LA; and Congress requests changes in the access reporters have to government information


Jack Yonoer
Jack Yonover
June 09, 2016

Child Food Allergies; TSA Lines Getting Shorter?; ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ Turns 30

On The 21st: We spoke with 14-year-old Wilmette resident Jack Yonover, writer and director of the film "That Bites," and discussed child food allergies with the director of the first downstate food allergies program. Plus, the TSA says waits at the nation's airports are getting shorter; and, we celebrate 30 years since the debut of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."


A Jimmy John's location on University Avenue in Urbana.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
June 08, 2016

Illinois AG Madigan Sues Jimmy John’s Over Worker Non-Compete Clause

The Attorney General's lawsuit against two corporate entities of the Champaign-based sandwich chain is over non-compete agreements on its employees, which keeps them from working at any sandwich business within two miles of any Jimmy John's in the country - both during the employment, and for two years after. But the company later issued a statement, says it's no longer enforcing the agreements, removing the language from paperwork for new hires.


Summer Book Covers
photo illustration: travis stansel
June 03, 2016

Summer Books; Gospel Justice; Food Safety; Bunnies

On the 21st: We asked librarians to recommend their favorite reads for summer and talked to the author of the new book "The Very Good Gospel." Plus, we spoke with a food safety expert about the massive nationwide recall of flour and got tips from ecologists for how to keep bunnies out of your garden.


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