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September 20, 2017

One Student Injured, Another In Custody, Following Shooting At Mattoon High School

Police have a person in custody, following a shooting Wednesday morning at Mattoon High School, in which one person was injured. A statement posted Wednesday afternoon to the Mattoon school district website said high school officials learned of a shooter at the high school around 11:30 a.m Wednesday morning.


A demonstrator waves a flag from a minivan during protests Sunday over the acquittal of former St. Louis cop Jason Stockey. A third day of protests started peacefully before a smaller group smashed windows downtown.
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September 18, 2017

Protests In St. Louis; Vietnam War & Agent Orange; College Enrollment & Rankings; Illinois Politics

On the 21st: We learned how demonstrators in St. Louis have been responding to the news that a white police officer has been acquitted over the fatal shooting of a black man. We also learned about Illinois' ties to Agent Orange and the Vietnam War, discussed the long-term impact of the state's budget stalemate on higher education, and got the latest in Illinois politics.


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September 15, 2017

Medical Care In Illinois Prisons; ‘Racial Taboo’ Film; History Of Black Music Class

On this encore edition of the 21st: We learn why the ACLU of Illinois is suing the state for providing poor medical care to inmates. We also discuss a film that's sparking conversations about race across Illinois and meet a University of Illinois team that's reaching out to local high school students to discuss the history of black music.


August 22, 2017

Summer Gun Violence: A Look Toward Solutions; ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ Campaign

On the 21st: When it comes to gun violence, University of Chicago criminologist Harold Pollack says the left and the right need to work together to address the issue. We discuss the scope of the problem in Illinois with a look toward solutions. Plus, we speak with two of the organizers of an anti-hate campaign that began in Chicago and is now spreading across the globe. 


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