Dicamba resistant soybeans in rural McLean County on August 7.
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February 22, 2018

Ag Panel To Discuss Dicamba Impact

The herbicide dicamba has been in the news a lot over the past year. One University of Missouri researcher says dicamba has been blamed for more than 3 million acres of damaged soybeans in 2017 alone. 


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February 21, 2018

Future of Artificial Intelligence; IL Budget Crisis; Cost of Gubernatorial Race; Gov. Candidate Biss

On The 21st: We talk to Microsoft director Eric Horvitz about the future of artificial intelligence. Also, we heard from Laurence Msall of the Civic Federations for his inputs on what Illinois can do to solve the budget crisis. Also, the race for governor is shaping up to be the most expensive in history- ProPublica Illinois is helping you keep track of how much each candidate is spending. And, we continue our series of candidate interviews, today with Sen. Daniel Biss. 


Evangelist Billy Graham speaks during in 2005 in the Queens, N.Y. Graham was one of the most influential religious figures of the 20th century. Scholars say his death marks the end of a historical era, in which one person could unify Protestant Chris
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February 21, 2018

‘America’s Pastor’ Billy Graham Dies At 99

Billy Graham, the most famous minister of his era, died Wednesday at his home in Montreat, N.C., spokesman Todd Shearer tells NPR. In his 99 years, Graham changed the face of evangelical Christianity in America.


Tom Berns.
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February 20, 2018

Engineer, Former State Lawmaker, Tom Berns Dies At Age 72

Friends of former state representative Tom Berns say his one term in the Illinois House was only a small part of his public service.

Berns, who died Monday at age 72, was elected to the Illinois House 104th District in 2000, succeeding Republican Tim Johnson, who left to serve in the U.S. House. 


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February 20, 2018

Power of Teen Activism; New Legionnaires Cases; Violence in Movies; Gov. Candidate Jeanne Ives

On The 21st: Teen girls around the country are leading the charge for change in their communities. Now more than ever, publications like Teen Vogue and Rookie Mag are adapting to this new wave of "girls media." Plus, we get the latest on more legionnaires cases at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. Also, we hear from Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips about why he's tired of gun violence in movies. And, we continue our series of gubernatorial candidate interviews with Jeanne Ives. 


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