F Delventhal/flickr

August 17, 2016 - The 21st Show

College Food Banks; Student Loan Scams; New Weather Voice

On the 21st: We talked with researchers and professors from around the state about college students and food insecurity. Plus, we spoke with State Attorney General Lisa Madigan about student loan scams, and took a look at the new automated voice at the National Weather Service.

University of Illinois President-designate Timothy L. Killeen at UIS.

Illinois Springfield/flickr

August 16, 2016 - The 21st Show

State University Presidents Discuss the Upcoming School Year

On the 21st: We talked with University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen, Western Illinois University president Jack Thomas, and Larry Dietz, president of Illinois State University in Normal, about how state universities are handling budget issues for the upcoming school year.

high school football players

Jay Jacobs / flickr user system13

August 10, 2016 - The 21st Show

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

August 10, 2016 - The 21st Show

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

August 08, 2016 - The 21st Show

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

August 04, 2016 - The 21st Show

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

August 03, 2016 - The 21st Show

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

August 02, 2016 - The 21st Show

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

August 01, 2016 - The 21st Show

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.

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