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September 26, 2018

Talking Food, Farming And SNAP At The Champaign Farmers’ Market

On the 21st: We visited the Champaign Farmers' market and talked to vendors who shared their ideas about what it means to eat local here in Central Illinois. Plus, we discuss how the market is working to make produce available to people of all income levels through the SNAP program. And, our Farm Bill is set to expire Sept. 30. What might that mean for the programs it covers?


(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast); (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File); (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman, File); (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

September 24, 2018

The First Gubernatorial Debate; Injuries In Youth Sports; Fixing Potholes With Art

On the 21st: We unpack what we heard from the a combative gubernatorial debate on Thursday. Plus, we talked with a pediatric orthopedist and athletic trainers to talk about sports for kids, and how hard they can be on growing children’s bodies. Also, we revisit the story of a street artist who leaves art for the public, in the form of filling potholes.


Anna Casey/Illinois Public Media

September 17, 2018

Illinois Sees Additional Funding Cuts For ACA Navigators

The state of Illinois will receive about $380,000 this year to fund navigators who help enroll people and families in health insurance plans on the marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act. That’s compared to the more than $3 million the state received to fund those positions in 2013, the year the program launched, according to an announcement made last week by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 


Kiran Shelat received a kidney infected with hepatitis C as part of a trial conducted by the University of Pennsylvania.

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September 13, 2018

How A Deadly Virus Saved Organ Transplant Patients’ Lives

Nearly 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant in the U.S., but many will never get one. Instead they’ll stay on dialysis for the rest of their lives. A team of doctors in Philadelphia have found a possible solution to this problem, by infecting patients with a potentially fatal virus.


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