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April 24, 2018

Getting Books To Illinois Prisons; Virtual Medical Interpreters; Chicago’s Gang Database

On The 21st: New technology is bringing interpreters directly to patients to help with their medical needs. And, ProPublica Illinois reporter Mick Dumke talks to us about Chicago's problematic "gang database." But first, the state of Illinois spent less than $300 on books throughout all state prisons for the entirety of 2017. What's behind this lack of funding and how is it affecting prisoners?


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April 23, 2018

Student Walkouts; Science And Business At Argonne; Back Pay For State Employees; Illinois Politics

On The 21st: Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory is one of only three incubators in the country embedded at a national lab. How are they combining groundbreaking science with the business side of things? Also, Illinois owes more than $63 million in back pay to 24,000 public employees. A new bill would finally get these workers what they're owed. But first, we speak to the ACLU about a letter they sent to Hononegah High School regarding school gun control walkouts. 


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