sexual harassment training
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February 14, 2018

Sexual Harassment Researcher: Most Workplace Training Falls Short

The “Me Too” movement brought attention to the issue of sexual harassment in entertainment, but the problem manifests itself in the sciences as well. U of I anthropologist Kate Clancy studies sexual harassment in the sciences and says most university training programs are not effective because they're not based on research.


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February 13, 2018

The ‘Radium Girls’; Illinois Politics Update; Snow Salt Alternatives; AG Candidate Kwame Raoul

On the 21st: We continue our week in Springfield, today from the WUIS studios. We hear about the 'Radium Girls' of Ottawa, Illinois and the health problems that they suffered after working at the Illinois Radium Dial company. Plus, your Illinois politics update on the eve of the budget address. Also, what alternatives are there to using salt to melt ice in the winter? And, we continue our series of attorney general interviews, this time with Sen. Kwame Raoul. 


Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Illinois Dept. of Vetrans Affairs
February 13, 2018

2 More Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Found At Veterans Home

Two more confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease were found among residents of a veterans home in the western Illinois town of Quincy where the illness has been linked to the deaths of 13 people since 2015, health officials said.


Illinois Statehouse
Jenna Dooley/WNIJ
February 13, 2018

Local Lawmakers Voice Hopes In Advance Of Governor’s Budget Speech

Governor  Bruce Rauner delivers his budget address to a  joint session of state lawmakers on Wednesday at the Illinois Statehouse in Springfield. And two east-central Illinois lawmakers hope the speech will the start of successful budget negotiations.


Tony Smith, Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois State Board of Education/Facebook
February 13, 2018

More Dollars Add Up To Less Trust

Now that it’s time to actually implement school funding reform, the honeymoon is over. The governor and lawmakers have moved on to squabbling over everything from the credit card balance to who forgot to put the lid on the toothpaste.


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