University of Illinois Press

January 25, 2018 - The 21st Show

‘Reflections Of An Undocumented Immigrant’; Water Pipes In Winter; Sexual Abuse At Michigan State

On The 21st: Jose Angel N., author of 'Illegal: Reflections Of An Undocumented Immigrant,' joins us on the program. Plus, we hear from Michigan State's student newspaper and John U. Bacon about Dr. Larry Nassar's decades of sexual abuse. And, we get some tips on making sure your house's pipes don't freeze during this cold winter.


Diane Doherty, executive director of the Illinois Hunger Coalition, says cutting back on benefits like food stamps, can increase food insecurity for many in the state.

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January 25, 2018 - News Local/State

State Of Trump: Concerns For Illinois’ Low Income Families

President Donald Trump’s administration has been in power for a year now. “State of Trump” is our series discussing what’s changed in the state and what might be ahead. Diane Doherty is the executive director of the Illinois Hunger Coalition. She talks about federally funded programs for low-income individuals — such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — and their future in 2018.


White board with school funding written on it.

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January 24, 2018 - News Local/State

Private School Official Says Tax Credit Scholarship Program Is Rushed

Private school scholarships for low-income students will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, and the application process is set to open at the end of this month. At least one private school official says he wishes that launch date were delayed to give schools more time to educate staff and the parent community about the process.


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January 24, 2018 - The 21st Show

How Online Sales Affect Small Businesses; Private School Scholarship Tax Credits; Eating Asian Carp

On The 21st: Last summer's education funding overhaul came with a tax credit encouraging donations to private school scholarships, but it's being implemented so quickly that schools are having a hard time keeping up. Plus, what if we just ate our way out of the Asian Carp invasion problem? But first, a check-in with local business in Illinois on how online sales and the cold weather have affected their bottom line.


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