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

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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.

democratic national convention 2016

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The 21st Show - July 25, 2016

Democratic National Convention; New Zika Virus Research; 17-Year-Old Fashion Designer

On the 21st: We'll talked about the Democratic National convention and got an overview of politics in Illinois. Plus, we spoke with researchers about a new research study out today that may lead to the development of better diagnostic tools for Zika infection. And, a teenage fashion designer shares how she turned her passion into a business.

Doctor Stress

The 21st Show - 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.

abortion protest

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The 21st Show - July 20, 2016

Illinois Abortion Providers; Illinois Independent Map Amendment; A New UIUC Chancellor

On the 21st: As neighboring states restrict abortion rights and services for women, many are coming to Illinois. Also, a circuit court judge has ruled against the independent map amendment. Plus, we spoke with the new chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Robert Jones.

Husked sweetcorn

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The 21st Show - July 18, 2016

GMO Labeling Bill; Evangelicals & Trump; Third Party Candidates

On The 21st: What will the new GMO labeling bill mean for consumers? And Evangelical Christians are leaning toward Trump in the presidential race, but not without reservations. Plus, what options are there for people dissatisfied with their ballot options?

Attack in France

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The 21st Show - July 14, 2016

The Attack in Nice, France; Science & Science Fiction Reading List; Betty Esser Turns 102

On The 21st: As the world reacts to the most recent terrorist attack in the southern French town of Nice, we speak to a Nice native who’s recently relocated to Illinois. We also continued our summer books series with a talk about science and science fiction books with science communicator Joanne Manaster and Chicago sci-fi writer Marcus Sakey. Plus, we spoke with Savoy resident Betty Esser, who turned 102 this week.

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