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September 12, 2018

Illinois Board Of Elections Strengthens Cyber Security

The Illinois State Board of Elections plans to help all 108 local election authorities across the state strengthen their cyber security practices. The effort comes after the state election authority was hacked by Russian intelligence officials in 2016. 


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August 01, 2018

Foreclosure Numbers; AI In Hiring; Asian Carp Pet Food; Summer Blood Donations

On the 21st: We talked about Illinois foreclosure rate and why it's well above the national average, especially in Peoria and Rockford. Plus, how companies are using artificial intelligence to filter out resumes, answer applicant questions and ultimately determine who gets an interview. And, we talked with the people who are turning an invasive species of fish into an all-natural pet food. Then, why you might want to consider donating blood in the summer months.


A Nebraska researcher examines experimental wheat grown in a greenhouse.

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July 19, 2018

Ag Researchers Say Breakthroughs Are Possible, But Only If There’s Funding

Scientific research could deliver transformative technologies to the food system over the next decade, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Advances in things like gene editing, data sharing and microbiology could make crops more resilient to climate change and livestock more environmentally sustainable.


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