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The 21st Show - February 20, 2020

What It Takes To Help Teens With Autism Succeed As Adults

Early adulthood can be a huge transition for anyone. And for people with autism, this stage of life comes with its own unique challenges, whether it’s navigating complicated systems for support and services, finding resources outside of the school system, or simply planning for the long-term. A program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health aims to help -- and it’s now being offered in Illinois. 

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The 21st Show - February 19, 2020

2020 Budget Address: Education

Guests: Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Associate Vice President of Policy, Erikson Institute and Illinois State Board of Education. Cassie Creswell, President and director, Illinois Families for Public Schools

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The 21st Show - February 19, 2020

2020 Budget Address: The Experts

Guests: Amanda Kass, Associate Director from the Government Finance Research Center Urban Planning and Policy at UIC. Laurence Msall, President, Civic Federation

The 21st Show - February 19, 2020

The 21st—- Wednesday, February 19, 2020

On Today's 21st: Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker delivered his annual budget address today. We heard from budget experts and people in the field of education about the current state of Illinois’ finances, and what they wanted to hear today.

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The 21st Show - February 18, 2020

Previewing The 22nd Annual Ebertfest

With Ebertfest fast approaching, Chaz Ebert previews what to expect in this year’s film festival themed Transformations. 

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The 21st Show - February 18, 2020

Teaching Genocide In Illinois

Illinois was one of the first states to require Holocaust education in schools back in 1990. Twelve states now have laws that mandate Holocaust education. 

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The 21st Show - February 18, 2020

Why The Illinois Primary Matters

Historically, Illinois has been a bellwether state and has not carried much in the primaries, as more than half of states vote prior, but for the first time since 1988, Illinois could be the state that breaks a deadlock by March 17.

The 21st Show - February 18, 2020

The 21st—Tuesday, February 18, 2020

On Today's 21st: With such a large field of candidates, for the first time in decades, Illinois voters could actually help decide who the Democratic nominee for president will be. 

The 21st Show - February 17, 2020

The 21st—Monday, February 17, 2020

On Today's 21st: Getting an education behind bars has been shown to decrease recidivism and disruptive behavior. But in Illinois, that’s much easier said than done. 

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The 21st Show - February 17, 2020

Caring For Aging LGBT Adults

New programs are helping aging members of the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender communities live openly in their golden years.

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