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The 21st Show - September 15, 2016

Live In Studio: The Fights; Dakota Pipeline Protests; Student-Athlete Nutrition

On the 21st: We talked to Illinois residents taking action to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Plus, we discussed student-athletes' nutrition with sports nutrition experts and heard from an Urbana country band gearing up for the release of their second full-length record.

A measure heading to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections.


The 21st Show - September 15, 2016

Same-Day Voter Registration; Anthem Protests; Baseball Pitching Regulations; Flint Water Collection

On the 21st: We heard from both sides of the debate over same-day voter registration, and talked with a sports columnist about Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protests. Plus, we spoke with a surgeon about the effects of over-pitching on high school baseball players, and learned about an effort to help residents of Flint, Michigan, get access to clean water.


The 21st Show - September 14, 2016

Homelessness Prevention; Women And Computer Science; Urban Gardening

On the 21st: We discussed a new study about homelessness and learned what may be driving an increase in the number of women getting into computer science in Illinois. We also learned about an urban gardening program that provides job training for at-risk youth.

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The 21st Show - September 09, 2016

Building: A Habitat Home And A LEGO Skyscraper

On the 21st: We spoke with three Illinois religious leaders who are part of an interfaith effort to build a Habitat for Humanity house. Plus, we met the artist behind the LEGO exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and learned about the effect toys can have on children's perceptions of their own abilities.

Farmer Jenny Mennenga holds soybean seeds at her family farm near LeRoy, Ill., on Jan. 26, 2015.

Photo by Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

The 21st Show - September 07, 2016

Genetically Modified Organisms; African-American Studies

On the 21st: What does it mean when we say that a plant is genetically modified? Plus, we explore why the number of Illinois college students graduating with a degree in African-American studies is declining.

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