high school football players

Jay Jacobs / flickr user system13

The 21st Show - 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.

children in daycare

flickr user blondsindrom

The 21st Show - August 10, 2016

Child Care Costs; Child Care Worker Pay; Minority Organ Donation

On the 21st: We learned what's behind the rising cost of childcare, and discuss why, despite those high costs, child care professionals receive low wages. We also received an update on the Illinois Independent Map Amendment and learned about the need for more minorities to sign up as organ donors.

Jim Wallis, Christian writer and political activist

The 21st Show - August 08, 2016

Racism in America; StoryCorps Founder on ‘Callings’

On the 21st: We talked with evangelical pastor Jim Wallis about why he says racism is America's "original sin." Plus, Dave Isay on his book "Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work" and his own calling as founder of StoryCorps.

Vet Tim Fan with dog

Vet Med at Illinois

The 21st Show - August 04, 2016

Nanomedicine & Dogs; Illinois House Races; Redneck Fishin’ Tournament; Black Sheep Fest

On the 21st: We heard from researchers who have developed a drug delivery system to treat dogs with bone cancer. We also spoke about Illinois's political power struggle, learned about a fishing tournament aimed at eliminating invasive species, and heard from the co-owner of a central Illinois music venue that will be hosting a punk music festival this weekend.

Pride flag superimposed with two male stick figures and one of a child

flickr user oiww

The 21st Show - August 03, 2016

LGBT Foster Children; Lost And Found Dogs; Precision Medicine; Pencils World Record

On the 21st: We talked about the outreach that the Illinois Department of Family Services is making to the broader LGBT community to help place LGBT children in foster and adoptive homes. Also, we had the story of a Belvidere woman whose dog was missing for more than a month - and the happy ending helped along by strangers. Plus, we learned about the White House initiative on precision medicine and checked in on the attempt in Chillicothe at a world record for the longest line of pencils.

Family caregiver

Flickr user: glaxosmithkline

The 21st Show - August 02, 2016

Dementia Caregivers; Nutrition Perceptions

On The 21st: We talked about what it means to be a caregiver for a person living with dementia - we were joined by a Champaign caregiver and a licensed professional counselor at Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter. Plus, we talked about what foods people think are healthy versus what nutritionists say are actually healthy.

Mike Madigan and Amanda Vinicky

Steve Brown

The 21st Show - August 01, 2016

Madigan On Illinois Issues; United Way; Sunscreen; Scientists With Disabilities

On the 21st: We heard highlights from a recent interview with Speaker Michael Madigan, and learned about how the state budget impasse is impacting a non-governmental organization that supports social service agencies across the state. We also talked about the science of sunscreen and met a chemistry graduate student who wants to raise awareness about scientists with disabilities.

pregnancy

PublicDomainPictures.com

The 21st Show - July 28, 2016

Chemicals Of Concern; Police Chief Who Took Bullet For Reagan; Lawns & Native Landscape

On the 21st: We talked with scientists about chemicals in everyday products that may be dangerous to pregnant women and children. We also learned about the Chicago neighborhood that will soon be home to the Obama Presidential Library and heard from Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy about his reaction to would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley, Jr.'s release. Plus, we spoke about the American lawn and how to incorporate native plants into home landscaping.

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