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The 21st Show - March 26, 2018

How Racism Affects The Health Of Black Youth; Wakanda, Africa or Wauconda…Illinois

On The 21st: We talk to Dr. Enrique Neblett about how racism affects the mental and physical health of black youth. Plus, the movie Black Panther has blown up and people around the country are shouting, Wakanda forever! Here in Illinois we have our very own version of Wakanda - Wauconda, Illinois where there have been some funny incidents related to the film. 

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News Local/State - March 26, 2018

IDPH Discuss Change to School Health Exams

A year ago, lawmakers decided to change school health examination requirements. They added screenings for social and emotional development, but the details are still being worked out.

People marching at Douglass Park in Champaign to advocate for stronger gun control laws.


News Local/State - March 24, 2018

Images From C-U ‘March For Our Lives’

Organizers say more than 700 people came to Douglass Park in Champaign to push for stronger gun control laws, despite winter weather warnings that included snow, sleet, and high winds.

Eleven-year-old Naomi Wadler of Alexandria, Va., was among the young people who rallied the crowd in Washington, D.C.

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News Local/State - March 24, 2018

Hundreds Of Thousands March For Gun Control Across The U.S.

Hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents and victims rallied in Washington, D.C., and across the country on Saturday to demand tougher gun control measures, part of a wave of political activism among students and others impacted by school shootings.

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The 21st Show - March 23, 2018

Future of Artificial Intelligence; Mindfulness In Schools; Teaching The Trail Of Tears

On this special encore edition of The 21st: How are schools looking at mindfulness and meditation to help students succeed? Plus, we'll learn how local educators in southern Illinois are teaching the Trail of Tears, which ran through that part of the state. But first, we talk to Microsoft director Eric Horvitz about the future of artificial intelligence.

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