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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.


Kerry Gross is riding coast-to-coast on a bike, finding America's most inspirational women and sharing their stories on her podcast, "Women Who Dare."
Barbara Larrain
July 14, 2017

‘Women Who Dare’ Cross-Country Bike Adventure; Elder Abuse Reports On Rise; Steve Leaf’s New Album

On the 21st: After reading a story on the back of a Clif Bar wrapper about an adventurous guy and his guy friends, Kerry Gross decided the world needed to hear more stories about inspriring women. We checked in with her during her coast-to-coast biking adventure ahead of her visit to Illinois. Plus — reports of elder abuse have increased in Illinois. We also take a listen to Steve Leaf and the Ex-Pats new album. 


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