Rabbi Evan Moffic's new book, The Happiness Prayer
Center Street Books
December 21, 2017

‘The Happiness Prayer’; The Case That Legalized Interracial Marriage; Avoiding Deer On The Roads

On this encore edition of The 21st: We revisit our conversation with Rabbi Evan Moffic on his latest book that explores how ancient Judaic traditions help him more deeply understand the nature of happiness. Plus, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. And, we'll give you some tips on how to avoid deer on the roads.


The James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.
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December 07, 2017

Bus Company Could Face Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars In Fines

The Illinois Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau is conducting an investigation into private bus company Suburban Express for possible violations of the Illinois Human Rights Act.


galaxy
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November 27, 2017

What We Don’t Know About The Universe; Trail Of Tears; Mexican Restaurant Owners In The Age Of Trump

On this encore edition of The 21st: The book 'We Have No Idea' illustrates all that we still don't know about the universe. Plus, we revisit our conversation about the Trail Of Tears' history in southern Illinois, and hear from a Mexican restaurant owner on what it's like to operate his business in this political climate. 


Rev. Jesse Jackson
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November 17, 2017

Jesse Jackson Says He Has Parkinson’s Disease

The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has Parkinson's disease, saying that he first noticed symptoms "about three years ago."


Ella Jones, left, and Diane Stevenson hug goodbye after a meeting of the Breakfast Club, a group that offers support and friendship to women diagnosed with breast cancer.
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November 16, 2017

Cancer-Coaching Grandmothers Hold Hands, Lift Spirits

One in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her life. But the burden is particularly heavy for African-American women. Like Hispanic women, they are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive forms of breast cancer and at a later stage than their white counterparts.


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