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Michael Owen Thomas

March 14, 2016 - The 21st Show

The 21st: The Consequences Of The Political Divide

Welcome to our first edition of The 21st show! On March 14, 2016, we talked about our country's political divide and the consequences of what that means for Illinois. We also spoke with two student entrepreneurs who have co-founded an Illinois company working to create a new generation of prosthetic hands for amputees around the world.


Oswego businessman James Marter

Courtesy of Marter 4 Senate Campaign

March 11, 2016 - The 21st Show

Oswego Businessman James Marter On Why He’s Running For U.S. Senate

With the Illinois Primary coming up next week on March 15th, we’ve been speaking to candidates across the state. Oswego businessman James Marter is among the three Democrats and two Republicans vying for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Mark Kirk.


Fifteenth District State Senator Napoleon Harris (Democrat, Harvey)

Harris for Senate Campaign

March 10, 2016 - The 21st Show

Illinois State Senator Napoleon Harris On Why He’s Running For U.S. Senate

With the Illinois Primary coming up next week on March 15th, we’ve been speaking to candidates across the state. Fifteenth District State Senator Napoleon Harris (Democrat, Harvey) is among the three Democrats and two Republicans vying for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Mark Kirk.


Michael Schlosser oversees a training session for police officers.

FBI.gov

March 07, 2016 - The 21st Show

Policing In A Post-Ferguson Society

"Just knowing how to talk to people and knowing how to treat people, these are the most important skills in being a cop," said Michael Schlosser, Director of the Police Training Institute at the U of I.


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Flick user quinndombrowski

March 04, 2016 - The 21st Show

UI Researcher Sheds Light On Social Aspects Of Drinking

We know that drinking to excess is not good, but that small amounts of alcohol can have health benefits. It turns out - there can also be social rewards from alcohol. That’s the focus of Catharine Fairbairn’s research. She’s an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Illinois.


Professor Julie Darnell

Loyola University

February 29, 2016 - The 21st Show

As Uninsured Rate Drops, Free And Charitable Clinics Still Needed

The U.S. is experiencing the lowest rates of uninsured people in more than 50 years. Yet in this new Affordable Care Act era, free and charitable clinics continue to play a critical role, according to public health researcher Julie Darnell.


The most used words in social media posts about the Illinois budget stand off

Crimson Hexagon

February 17, 2016 - The 21st Show

Illinois Public Radio Budget Address Special

Governor Bruce Rauner presented his 2017 budget today, February 17. But we’re in uncharted territory here - because as we all know - we don’t have a 2016 budget. There are so many questions about this budget impasse. During the hour before the governor’s speech we took your questions.


A multimodal optical image of a mammary tumor.

Courtesy of Stephen Boppart

February 10, 2016 - The 21st Show

Cancer Researcher On Breakthroughs, Translational Research and a State of the Art Imaging Center

In the State of the Union address last month, President Obama announced a “moonshot to cure cancer.” We still haven’t heard many details of what this will entail - other than Congressional budget requests of $755 million in the 2017 budget. Closer to home here in Illinois, Dr. Stephen Boppart is one of the many people who could help make that “moonshoot to cure cancer” a reality. Wednesday morning, the University of Illinois announced he will be the university director of the new GSK Center for Optical Molecular Imaging.


Author Jim Wallis.

Courtesy Sojo.net

February 08, 2016 - The 21st Show

Is Racism America’s Original Sin?

Sojourners founder and evangelical preacher Jim Wallis talks about his new book, America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America


Kevin Jackson

Beckman Institute

February 05, 2016 - The 21st Show

From The Field To The Lab, Researcher Tackles Athletic Brain Injuries

With the Super Bowl on Sunday, all eyes are on football. The sport also happens to be Kevin Jackson’s area of scientific expertise. He came to the University of Illinois to play football while pursuing a career in science, and now he’s developing a cooling helmet that may help with athletes’ head injuries. Through his research with the University’s Beckman Institute and the Athletics Department, Jackson wants to reduce the side effects of concussions and other brain injuries for athletes.


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