The 21st Show - January 30, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, January 30, 2020

On Today's 21st: Earlier this month, a governor appointed task force released recommendations aimed at making schools more supportive and safer for transgender and gender nonconforming students. We heard from several members of the task force about the work that still needs to be done. 

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The 21st Show - January 29, 2020

State Of The State: Education And Environment

We previewed what to expect from the Gov. Pritzker's “State of the State” address, where he lays out some of his big legislative priorities for the coming year, including his priorities when it comes to education and environment in Illinois.

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The 21st Show - January 29, 2020

State Of The State: Ethics At The Capitol

As we preview Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's State of the State address, we discuss one of the backdrops: ongoing ethics investigations into politicians and lobbyists in Illinois.

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The 21st Show - January 28, 2020

Why Ranked Choice Voting Could Work In Illinois

Iowa voters will head to the polls next week for the primary caucus. Some are still undecided, but what if they didn’t have to choose just one candidate? A group here in Illinois hopes to radically change how voting works in this state.

The 21st Show - January 28, 2020

Special Education Training Programs For Rural Schools

Southern Illinois University received more than $345,000 from the state last year to train a cohort of special ed teachers. Today, we see how the program is working, and what still needs to be done to address the teacher shortage. 

The 21st Show - January 28, 2020

The 21st—Tuesday, January 28, 2020

On today's 21st: Southern Illinois University received more than $345,000 from the state last year to train a cohort of special ed teachers. We checked in to see how the program is working, and what still needs to be done to address the teacher shortage. 

The 21st Show - January 27, 2020

Challenges Women Face In Getting Sober

The death rate tied to alcoholism among women rose 85 percent between 1999 and 2017. That’s according to numbers released this month by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. And when it comes to getting sober that process looks different for everyone. Being able to find the individualized help you need is critical. From a lack of childcare to dealing with a violent partner to just feeling comfortable sharing in a meeting space, women face unique challenges seeking treatment for addiction.  

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The 21st Show - January 27, 2020

100 Seconds To Midnight

It feels sometimes that the world is coming apart at the seams; and last week the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reminded us that the feeling is literal.

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The 21st Show - January 27, 2020

Using Impeachment As A Teaching Tool

The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump is now in its second week. The trial is a historic one, Trump is just the third U.S. president to be impeached.

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The 21st Show - January 27, 2020

The 21st—Monday, January 27, 2020

On Today's 21st: Illinois teachers are using the impeachment trial as an opportunity to talk to students about everything from government structures to media literacy, and in the process, making it easier for adults to understand, too. 

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