Prison cell.

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The 21st Show - July 03, 2018

Banned Books In Prison; Genetic Testing; Graduate Mental Health

On this encore version of the 21st: A new direct-to-consumer test for genetic links to breast cancer. And, a study reveals what researchers are calling a mental health "crisis" amongst graduate students. But first, how and why do states ban certain books in their prisons?

University of Illinois Press

The 21st Show - July 02, 2018

‘Reflections Of An Undocumented Immigrant’; The ‘Old Slave House’; Joffrey Ballet

On this encore edition of the 21st: Our conversation with Jose Angel N., author of 'Illegal: Reflections Of An Undocumented Immigrant.' Plus, the story of a house in southern Illinois whose owner kidnapped free black men and women -- and sold them back into slavery in Kentucky. And, we revisit our interview about the Joffrey Ballet's 8th Annual 'Winning Works' competition.

Parker Palmer

The 21st Show - June 29, 2018

Parker Palmer On Getting Old; Endangered Places In Illinois

On the 21st: Parker Palmer joined us to discuss his latest book about aging, called "On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old."  Plus, you’re probably aware of endangered species, but what about endangered places, specifically in Illinois?

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The 21st Show - June 25, 2018

Why Is Illinois Shrinking?; 911 iPhone Location Tracking; The Divide At SIU; State Politics

On the 21st: This fall, some iPhone owners in Chicago will automatically share their location data with first responders if they call 911. Plus, we discussed the divide at Southern Illinois University between its Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses, and we got the latest in state politics. But first: what's really causing Illinois to lose residents?

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The 21st Show - June 19, 2018

Eddie Russell Jr.‘s Family Sues Peoria; Helping Veterans Graduate; Inmates And Mental Health Care

On the 21st: We discussed the case of Eddie Russell Jr., a 25-year old black man who was shot and killed by Peoria police last September—and why his family is now suing the city and the six officers involved in the shooting.  And, how some Illinois community colleges are helping veterans to get their degrees and reintegrate into society. Plus, what county jails are doing in effort to connect inmates with proper mental health care in an effort to keep them from coming back.

Cass Herrington/Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - June 18, 2018

Pediatrics For Transgender Kids; ‘Pay What You Can’ Yoga Studio; Illinois Politics

On the 21st: We recap the latest in Illinois politics with WBEZ's Dave McKinney and Natasha Korecki with Politico. Plus, what does it look like to operate a business where customers can pay whatever they want? But first, we heard from a transgender teen about what it was like to come out to her entire school, and what effective pediatric care looks like for trans youth.  

The audience and speakers at the Illinois Newsroom community event News and Brews

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The 21st Show - June 15, 2018

Trauma And Our Kids: A Community Conversation

On the 21st: Earlier this week, we hosted a conversation in front of a live audience at Riggs Brewery in Urbana. We focused on the issue of trauma—what it is, how it's affecting kids, and what all members of the community should do about it. Today, we're bringing you that conversation in a special hourlong broadcast.

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