Euriah frontman Eric Stanley talking with The 21st host Niala Boodhoo.

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The 21st Show - August 19, 2016

Local Band Euriah Talks New Album; Text to 9-1-1 In Illinois; Olympic Ads

On the 21st: We talked with 9-1-1 officials about a new emergency dispatch system designed to take texts in addition to calls. Plus, we found out what advertisers have been doing to catch our eye this Olympic season and heard from Champaign band Euriah about their latest album.

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The 21st Show - August 17, 2016

Summer Vegetables Gardening; Student Voting; Political Baseball Promotion

On the 21st, we talked with two educators from the Unviersity of Illinois about summer vegetable gardening. Plus, we discussed student voter turnout with a Northwestern law student asking for classes to be canceled on Election Day, and learned about the Kane County Cougar's latest promotion poking fun at Illinois's political history.

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The 21st Show - August 17, 2016

College Food Banks; Student Loan Scams; New Weather Voice

On the 21st: We talked with researchers and professors from around the state about college students and food insecurity. Plus, we spoke with State Attorney General Lisa Madigan about student loan scams, and took a look at the new automated voice at the National Weather Service.

University of Illinois President-designate Timothy L. Killeen at UIS.

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The 21st Show - August 16, 2016

State University Presidents Discuss the Upcoming School Year

On the 21st: We talked with University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen, Western Illinois University president Jack Thomas, and Larry Dietz, president of Illinois State University in Normal, about how state universities are handling budget issues for the upcoming school year.

high school football players

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The 21st Show - August 10, 2016

Youth Sports Concussions; Cubs/Cardinals Rivalry; State Fair Food

On the 21st: High schoolers who play high-contact sports are faced with the potential for injury, such as concussions. We learned more about what the state is doing to protect student athletes. We also talked about the burning rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. We also found out how you can make state fair food at your own home.

children in daycare

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The 21st Show - August 10, 2016

Child Care Costs; Child Care Worker Pay; Minority Organ Donation

On the 21st: We learned what's behind the rising cost of childcare, and discuss why, despite those high costs, child care professionals receive low wages. We also received an update on the Illinois Independent Map Amendment and learned about the need for more minorities to sign up as organ donors.

Jim Wallis, Christian writer and political activist

The 21st Show - August 08, 2016

Racism in America; StoryCorps Founder on ‘Callings’

On the 21st: We talked with evangelical pastor Jim Wallis about why he says racism is America's "original sin." Plus, Dave Isay on his book "Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work" and his own calling as founder of StoryCorps.

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