Migrant Children Relocated To Illinois; ‘Poster Children’ Are Back; Are There Wolves In Illinois?
On the 21st: The latest on the thousands of children separated from their families and relocated to Illinois. And, Illinois punk rock band Poster Children talked with us about their latest album. Plus, are there any wolves in Illinois? One farmer has been paying close attention for years.
Some of the almost 3000 children separated from their families at our southern border are being resettled in Chicago-area facilities.
We hear from the only organization the government has tasked to advocate for these children based here in Illinois.
"Children come here on their own for a variety of reasons...They might not have parents to care for them...They seek safety and protection from violence. They don’t know what to expect, but they have faith in the country to which they flee."— The 21st (@21stShow) June 28, 2018
- Kelly Albinak Kribs @TheYoungCenter
The Poster Children are back! The punk rock quartet is out with their first album in 14 years. Grand Bargain is a return to the stage for the band, that flirted with reunited a few years back.
You might remember them from their tours all around the country the '90s and early 2000s, with albums like “Daisychain Reaction.”
Rick Valentin and Rose Marshack joined us here in studio.
"It's like a high school reunion but without all the weird stuff," @rnv123 on seeing all their old fans.— The 21st (@21stShow) June 28, 2018
"Everyone is older and wiser."@Poster_Children pic.twitter.com/usN2gdqh4q
Hundreds of years ago, wolves roamed free all over what would become the United States. But for the last few decades they’ve been driven nearly to extinction.
So when Jay Smith noticed a pack of canines roaming his family farm near the western Illinois town, he started setting up cameras to try and get a closer look.
Now he’s sent DNA samples to Chicago’s Field Museum to confirm whether these animals are in fact wolves, coyotes, or something entirely new. Jay Smith joined us on the line. Tom Gnoske was also with us, he’s assistant collections manager for the Field Museum.
Did you know that hundreds of years ago, wolves roamed free all over the US.— The 21st (@21stShow) June 28, 2018
Farmer Jay Smith noticed a pack of canines in western IL and sent DNA to @FieldMuseum to investigate.
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