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

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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.

Vintage cow shaped creamer

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The 21st Show - June 28, 2016

New Illinois Raw Milk Guidelines; A Misting Flu Vaccine; Higher Ed Funding

On The 21st: New regulations for the sale of raw milk in Illinois go into effect July 1 - but raw milk producers and consumers are not happy about it. We talked with a producer of raw milk, someone to explain the new guidelines and representatives from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Contol and Prevention about why they believe raw milk is a risky thing to consume. Plus, a CDC panel tells doctors not to give the flu vaccine as a nasal spray this year. And we looked at higher education funding in Illinois as we come close to opening another fiscal year with no budget in the state.

Woman walking past installation of white crosses in Orlando, Florida

AP Photo/David Goldman

The 21st Show - June 24, 2016

What Does The ‘Brexit’ Vote Mean In Illinois? Crosses In Orlando; High School Athletes And Heat; GoT

On The 21st: What could the 'Brexit' Vote Mean for Illinois?; An Aurora, Illinois, man builds crosses for sites of tragedy: we talked with him about his 1200 mile trek to Orlando with 49 crosses; The IHSA has new rules for student athletes to keep heat from worsening injuries; and Game of Thrones Season 6 ends this Sunday - we have no spoilers to alert you about, but we talked about what fans could see this weekend.

Niala talking to children

Ben Thomas Payne

The 21st Show - June 22, 2016

Supporting Children’s Dreams; Diversity Among Banking Officials

On the 21st: We continue our conversation about the American Dream Re-imagined, as part of a national dialogue about people living in America as they navigate opportunity, meet obstacles, and pursue happiness in the 21st century. And we hear from the Chicago Urban League about the state of Black America.

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