dialysis patient
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May 24, 2018

Another Cause of Doctor Burnout? Being Forced To Give Immigrants Unequal Care

There are an estimated 6,500 undocumented immigrants in the U.S. who suffer from kidney failure, but many of these people will continue to get worse because they’re not eligible for government insurance. A new study finds treating these patients can take a toll on doctors, too.


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May 23, 2018

Update on Illinois Men Accused of Bombing; Evictions in Decatur; Illinois Politics Update

On The 21st: In Illinois, 1.58 percent of renters were evicted in 2016. But in Decatur, the rate is double that. What's behind this trend? Plus, we get our weekly Illinois politics update from Brian Mackey. But first, we give you an update on the case of three central Illinois men accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque last summer who are now facing new federal charges.


Sarah Powers-Barnhard (left) and Julie Romias (center) testify at the Senate hearing.
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May 23, 2018

Illinois Senate Tackles Sexual Assault In Youth Sports

More than 260 girls and young women came forward to tell their stories of sexual assault by former USA Olympic doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently serving multiple prison sentences for the abuse. The trial resulted in more than a prison sentence and settlement money for victims. It shined a light on the mishandling of sexual assault reports by young athletes. And last week, Illinois took center stage in this national issue.


May 22, 2018

Religion Scholar Marie Griffith; Finding The Right Drug Addiction Treatment; Rita Crundwell Film

On this encore edition of The 21st: With more people in the U.S. in need of effective and affordable drug addiction treatment, what are the most important things you should know when looking for a provider? Plus, we talk to director Kelly Richmond Pope about her new film highlighting a famous embezzlement case in Dixon, Illinois. But first, religion scholar Marie Griffith joins us to talk about her new book- Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics.


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