Rebecca Makkai

November 14, 2018

Author Rebecca Makkai; Lasting Impact of 2001: A Space Odyssey; Muslims In Amazon Series ‘Jack Ryan’

On the 21st: Chicago author Rebecca Makkai talks about her latest novel, The Great Believers, which has been nominated for a National Book Award. And, it's been 50 years since 2001: A Space Odyssey hit screens in 1968. We examine it's impact and legacy. Plus, we speak with Loyola's Omer Mozaffar about his consulting on the Amazon Prime series 'Jack Ryan.'


Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing watches Illinois freshman Ayo Dosunmu lainch a three-pointer Tuesday night in Champaign.

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November 14, 2018

Georgetown Tops Illini Men 88-80

Patrick Ewing's Georgetown Hoyas outlasted the Illini men in a frenetic basketball game last night at State Farm Center. The final score was 88-80.


State Senator Jason Barickman

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November 13, 2018

Barickman: Republicans Split On Legalizing Marijuana

The sticking points for how to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois are getting a lot less sticky. That’s according to state Sen. Jason Barickman, a Bloomington Republican who said he wants a “seat at the table” when Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Democratic lawmakers raise the issue again in 2019.


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November 13, 2018

A Pritzker Administration Preview; Illinois Sex Ed Laws; Former EU Parliament Member Robert Evans

On The 21st: Illinois law requires that all sex ed course material must “teach honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage.” What might that mean for LGBT youth? Plus, Robert Evans, a former member of the European Parliament, joins us. But first, in two months JB Pritzker becomes our next governor. He takes office with a Democratic supermajority in the statehouse. We’ll take a look at what’s next in Springfield.


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