dentist

Illinois State Dental Society Foundation

The 21st Show - July 14, 2016

Dental Care Issues In Illinois; Police Memorials; Tweetsense Technology

On The 21st: Millions of Medicaid patients in Illinois lack access to affordable dental care, and this week, volunteers from across the state are stepping up to help. Also, two events in Illinois started today to honor police officers who died in line of duty. Plus, can social media be used to predict voting outcomes?

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The 21st Show - July 13, 2016

Gun Violence, Trauma & Grief; The Old State Capitol’s Legacy; Financial Exploitation

On The 21st, we talked about the trauma and grief that families go through after losing a loved one to gun violence with a Danville father whose son was killed in a shooting ten years ago and a Chicago psychiatrist. Plus, we heard about the historical significance of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, where presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke today. We also talked about financial exploitation of the elderly with the director of a law clinic begun to help those very people.

Book cover of "Look At You Now", by Liz Pryor

The 21st Show - July 12, 2016

‘Look At You Now,’ A Memoir; Millennium Park Protest; Pokémon Go Goes To College (And Everywhere)

In 1979, Liz Pryor lived in a wealthy Chicago suburb when she found she was pregnant. Her parents decided to keep this a secret forever. Now she's telling her story in a new memoir, which we discussed with the author. Also, we spoke with Sophia Byrd, one of the four teenage women who organized yesterday's Black Lives Matter protest of more than 200 people at Millennium Park. Finally, Pokémon Go — it's a phenomenon everywhere. We heard from people playing it on college campuses, as well as from Jennifer Golbeck, Director of the Social Intelligence Lab at the University of Maryland.

The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

NYPRESS

The 21st Show - July 11, 2016

The Poverty Industry; State Politics Review - The End Of The Budget Beard

We talked with law professor and author Daniel Hatcher about his new book on America's "poverty industry" and spoke with an Illinois lawmaker about a proposal to protect money earmarked for foster children. Plus, in our weekly look at state politics, we spoke with the Peoria journalist who finally shaved off his "budget beard." 

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The 21st Show - July 06, 2016

Treasurer Mike Frerichs; Islamic Charitable Giving; Peoria’s Chief Innovation Officer

On The 21st: We talked with Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs about the state budget situation and the role of the treasurer in state government. We also discussed Zakat-al-Mal, an obligatory charity paid by those in the Muslim community. Plus, we looked into how Peoria is tackling issues of mitigating the effects of stormwater runoff with Anthony Corso, the city's first Chief Innovation Officer.

Hand clasping an American flag

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The 21st Show - July 04, 2016

On This Fourth Of July, We’re Asking: What’s Your American Dream?

On this Fourth of July, we’re asking people - what’s your American Dream? The answer varies, depending on who you are, where you live, where you come from, and other factors. We heard many of those stories from the Multicultural Community Center in Rantoul, as part of our Re:Dream project.

Collage of Book Covers discussed on today's show

Travis Stansel

The 21st Show - July 01, 2016

The 21st’s Summer Book List (Vol. 3, Guilty Pleasures)

List of Suggested Summer Reading - Guilty Pleasures Edition - by Rachelle Brandel, student librarian and Treasurer, American Library Association Student Chapter, UIUC; Jesus Espinoza, Vice-President, American Library Association Student Chapter, UIUC; and Anna Lapp, student librarian and Social Media Manager, American Library Association Student Chapter, UIUC.

Graphic Reading: The State of Illinois has no Budget; I care slash don't care because followed by a blank line

Khaoula Dellahi and Ben Thomas Payne

The 21st Show - June 30, 2016

Is There A Lack of Empathy Around The State Budget Impasse?; Argonne Celebrates 70 Years

On The 21st: Is there a lack of empathy around the budget impasse? Do citizens of the state feel helpless to do anything? We spoke with Kurt Gray, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina; and Scott Althaus, Director, Cline Center for Democracy at the University of Illinois, about voters' feelings of, or lack of, empowerment around the budget issue. And Argonne National Laboratory Turns 70 on Friday; we talked about the past and future of this premier research facility.

Heroin in a spoon with a lighter underneath

Wikimedia Commons

The 21st Show - June 29, 2016

Heroin In Central Illinois; DeWitt County Human Resource Center; New Pediatric Sleep Guidelines

On the 21st: we talked about heroin use in Central Illinois with two Bloomington-Normal Pantagraph reporters and a Pontiac woman who was addicted for a decade and lost loved ones to the drug; we learned of the impending closure of a mental health treatment center in central Illinois; and we also talked about new guidelines for pediatric sleep, for children from infants to age 18.

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