Crop Insurance; Teaching Science Through Bad Examples; Faster Trains; Climate Change And Flooding

September 07, 2017
A tractor in a corn field during harvest time.
Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

On the 21st: How farmers use the federal crop insurance program to stay in business. Plus, University of Illinois entomologist May Berenbaum explained how even "bad science" from movies could be used to teach valuable lessons, and DePaul University's Joseph Schwieterman discussed new passenger trains that could slash commuting times. Also: a look at climate change, flooding and other severe weather.