June 08, 2016 - The 21st Show

School Funding In Illinois; Canine Flu

On The 21st: We talked to three school district superintendents from across the state to hear first-hand how the lack of money is affecting students, teachers and programs. Plus, what dog owners can do to avoid canine influenza.

June 07, 2016 - The 21st Show

Mindful Parenting; West Nile In Illinois; ‘Flyover Country’ App For Science Info About Your Flight

On The 21st: Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and author of the new book, “The Awakened Family," joined us to talk about how the challenges of parenting can become an opportunity for spiritual awakening. And a new app gives science information about what you're flying over or driving by on your summer trips. Plus, West Nile virus makes an early appearance in Illinois this year.

The South Side book


June 06, 2016 - The 21st Show

21st-Century Segregation; Political Outlook

On the 21st: WBEZ Chicago's South Side reporter and author Natalie Moore joined us to talk about her new book "The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation." We also got a look ahead at what's happening in Springfield this week.

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June 03, 2016 - The 21st Show

The 21st’s Summer Book List (Summer Books, Vol. 1)

List of Suggested Summer Reading by Liz Kirchhoff, Adult Services Librarian, Barrington Area Library, and Robin Helenthal, Manager of Collection Development Services, Peoria Public Library

Summer Book Covers

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June 03, 2016 - The 21st Show

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.

suicide quote

June 02, 2016 - The 21st Show

Combatting Suicide Stigma; The Human Library Project

On the 21st: We spoke with families going public about losing loved ones to suicide. Plus - a project that gives people the opportunity to share their stories about perseverance, discrimination, and adversity.

June 01, 2016 - The 21st Show

The 21st: Budget Stakeholders; The Play ‘Long Lost’

June 1 marks the beginning of our 11th month without a state budget. Many haven't felt the affects of this - 90 percent of the budget is being funded, via special court orders, because of federal-pass through money or individual laws. For the 10 percent of those who aren't being funded, however - state universities, many social service agencies, prisons, state parks - it's an entirely different story.

telemedicine doctor

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May 23, 2016 - The 21st Show

Telemedicine & Rural Healthcare; Political Outlook

On The 21st: How are virtual platforms helping patients across Illinois connect with the doctors they need? Plus, it's the last full scheduled week of session for lawmakers in Springfield. What can we expect to see happen?

Karam Foundation

May 20, 2016 - The 21st Show

Syrian Refugees; Voter Registration; Overtime Pay; Latinos in Baseball

On The 21st: What's it like for Syrian refugees resettling in Illinois? Plus, the Obama administration announced a plan to provide millions of Americans with overtime pay - what does that mean for employers in Illinois? And a new documentary presents the history of Latinos in baseball.

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