Graphic Reading: The State of Illinois has no Budget; I care slash don't care because followed by a blank line

Khaoula Dellahi and Ben Thomas Payne

The 21st Show - June 30, 2016

Is There A Lack of Empathy Around The State Budget Impasse?; Argonne Celebrates 70 Years

On The 21st: Is there a lack of empathy around the budget impasse? Do citizens of the state feel helpless to do anything? We spoke with Kurt Gray, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina; and Scott Althaus, Director, Cline Center for Democracy at the University of Illinois, about voters' feelings of, or lack of, empowerment around the budget issue. And Argonne National Laboratory Turns 70 on Friday; we talked about the past and future of this premier research facility.

Host Brian Moline with Tara Terra in the WILL studios

Liz Murray/Illinois Public Media

Longer Listen - June 30, 2016

‘Live’ From Studio F - Tara Terra

Welcome to the pilot episode of a new podcast that we're calling, at least for now, "Live from Studio F."  Our first guests are the Champaign-Urbana alt-rockers Tara Terra!

Mark Grizzard directing the ISU Mens Glee Club at Redbird Arena

Jerrod Campbell

News Local/State - June 30, 2016

ISU Music Professor Re-imagines Morning Edition Theme

Two months ago, NPR's Morning Edition challenged listeners to reinvent its theme music. Submissions since have spanned genres, including ambient, dubstep, reggae, waltz, jazz, and blues. Illinois State University School of Music Professor Mark Grizzard recently took up the challenge. 

House Speaker Michael Madigan & Sen. President John Cullerton greet Gov. Bruce Rauner.

WUIS

News Local/State - June 30, 2016

Illinois Issues: The Impasse And The Damage Done

Democratic leaders in the legislature and Gov. Bruce Rauner appear to be close to a deal to approve some funding for social service providers, higher education, capital construction and state operations. The proposal would also fund K-12 schools for all of next fiscal year. But the plan can’t erase the destruction caused by the state going for a year without a budget.​​

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News Local/State - June 30, 2016

Budget Impasse Taking A Toll On Area Social Service Agencies

One of the biggest casualties of the year-long budget impasse in Illinois has been social service agencies that receive funding from the state. Sue Grey is the president and CEO of the United Way of Champaign County. Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline spoke with Grey about the effects of the budget impasse on social service agencies in the area.

Heroin in a spoon with a lighter underneath

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The 21st Show - June 29, 2016

Heroin In Central Illinois; DeWitt County Human Resource Center; New Pediatric Sleep Guidelines

On the 21st: we talked about heroin use in Central Illinois with two Bloomington-Normal Pantagraph reporters and a Pontiac woman who was addicted for a decade and lost loved ones to the drug; we learned of the impending closure of a mental health treatment center in central Illinois; and we also talked about new guidelines for pediatric sleep, for children from infants to age 18.

In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, Ashley Thompson inspects marijuana plants inside the "Mother Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill

Seth Perlman/Associated Press

News Local/State - June 28, 2016

Judge Orders PTSD As Part Of Illinois Medical Cannabis Program

A Cook County judge ruled Tuesday that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder be added to the qualifying conditions for Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program within 30 days. The ruling stems from a complaint filed by Army Veteran Dan Jabs of Urbana. The judge said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah violated agency rules, and violated Jabs' procedural due rights process.  

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