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November 20, 2018

New Anthology Explores Recovering from Trauma; Holiday Mental Health; Podcasts for the Holidays

On the 21st: Today we talked about the new anthology, Survivor, and how stories of science fiction or magic can help us recover from traumatic or challenging events. Plus, whether you're going to visit family or headed away on vacation, it’s the time of year when a lot of us will be on the road or on a plane. We talked about some of our favorite podcasts to help you pass the time. But first, the holiday’s can be a wonderful time to get together with family and friends. Although it can also be stressful. We spoke with two therapists about how to maintain good mental health this holiday season.


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November 20, 2018

How Many Hours A Day Should Kids Be In School? How About Zero?

When the Illinois state legislature passed its new school funding law, it changed more than just the dollar amount each school district receives. It also changed the number of hours of instruction schools have to provide.


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November 19, 2018

Tips for Winter Driving; Holiday Travel Update; Native American Food Systems

On the 21st: It's officially the dreaded holiday travel season. In Illinois, that means it’s cold outside, and it’s busy out on the roads and in airports. Today, we run down some tips for people driving out in the snow and getting your car ready if you’re hitting the road. Plus, we’ll get the latest in travel news with NPR’s David Schaper. But first, farming has always been part of American life. But Native American communities have to do more with a lot less land. They’re also worried about how the government’s food policies will affect them.


Freshly harvested soybeans are transferred from a grain cart to a semi on a farm near Randall, Iowa in October 2018.

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November 19, 2018

The Uncertain Future Of Soybean Futures

Farmers know every year they’re going to encounter surprises from things out of their control, like drought or pests. This year, great growing conditions led to a bin-busting soybean harvest, but a tit-for-tat exchange of tariffs with China meant that country went from being a major buyer to virtually ignoring U.S. soybeans.


Iowa's A.J. Epenesa (94) celebrates after returning a fumble for a touchdown in the first half of a NCAA college football game against Illinois, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Champaign, Ill.

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November 17, 2018

Iowa Hands Illinois Worst Loss In School History

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Nate Stanley passed for 178 yards and three touchdowns while Mekhi Sargent and Toren Young added two rushing touchdowns each as Iowa rolled over Illinois 63-0 on Saturday.


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