The 21st Show - August 22, 2017

Summer Gun Violence: A Look Toward Solutions; ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ Campaign

On the 21st: When it comes to gun violence, University of Chicago criminologist Harold Pollack says the left and the right need to work together to address the issue. We discuss the scope of the problem in Illinois with a look toward solutions. Plus, we speak with two of the organizers of an anti-hate campaign that began in Chicago and is now spreading across the globe. 

Saluki Stadium in Carbondale as eclipse totality nears.

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News Local/State - August 22, 2017

Thousands See Eclipse in Carbondale

About 14,000 people filled Southern Illinois University's Saluki Stadium in Carbondale to watch Monday's total solar eclipse.

Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed 12 bills on Friday, including one affecting SNAP eligibility.

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News Local/State - August 22, 2017

Oh, SNAP! Gov Vetoes Aid For Vocational Students

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a dozen bills late Friday. Among them: House Bill 3211, a measure that would help low-income students qualify for federal SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps.

Kate Higgs, 8th grade science teacher at Franklin Middle School in Champaign, explains what will happen during Monday's solar eclipse.

Christine Herman/WILL

The 21st Show - August 21, 2017

Gearing Up For #Eclipse2017; Illinois Politics

On the 21st: The day has finally arrived; the total solar eclipse is just around the corner. We check in with people all across the country who are getting ready. Plus, we bring you the latest in Illinois politics.

Picture of a solar eclipse.

Courtesy of Romeo Durscher/NASA

News Local/State - August 21, 2017

Live Coverage: Follow The Solar Eclipse

It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.

Neza Pintaric, 9 and sister Ula, 11, right, from Slovenia watch the partial eclipse of the sun through solar glasses in Hyde Park in central London, Friday August 1, 2008.

Joel Ryan/AP

News Local/State - August 21, 2017

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, the moon will completely eclipse the sun, and people all over the U.S. will watch. For those who have been boning up on eclipse trivia for weeks, congratulations. For everyone else, here are the things you need to know about the phenomenon.

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