The 21st Show - March 18, 2016

Chaz Ebert Talks Films, Politics And Diversity In Hollywood; MakerGirl

The CEO of Ebert Companies - Chaz Ebert - gave us a preview of what films will be featured at EbertFest next month and spoke with us about the role of politics and diversity in Hollywood. We also learned about an effort to get rural schoolgirls more excited about math and science, via MakerGirl’s 3D-printing workshops.

Campaign signs in front of the Brookens Administrative Center

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - March 16, 2016

Post-Primary Wrap-Up: The Winners, Losers And Takeaways From Illinois Primary 2016

Politicans and special interests poured millions into this 2016 Illinois primary, with this unusual election season bringing lots of interest to both the presidential and even some local races. The 21st team brings you the winners, losers and takeways the day after the election, and looks forward to the general vote in November.

The 21st Show - March 14, 2016

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

The 21st Show - March 11, 2016

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

The 21st Show - March 10, 2016

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

The 21st Show - March 07, 2016

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

The 21st Show - March 04, 2016

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

The 21st Show - February 29, 2016

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

The 21st Show - February 17, 2016

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

The 21st Show - February 10, 2016

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.

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