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News Local/State - January 03, 2019

Lincoln Home Remains Closed Amid Government Shutdown

The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield remains closed to the public as the partial federal government shutdown nears its second full week. There are two sites in Illinois affected by the closures -- the other is the Pullman National Monument in Chicago. The National Park Service runs both.

Andrew Harnik/AP

The 21st Show - January 03, 2019

How Racism Affects The Health Of Black Youth; Forgotten Desserts

On this encore edition of The 21st: We revisit our conversation with Professor Enrique Neblett about how racism affects the mental and physical health of Black youth. Plus, we also talk about some of our beloved classic dessert recipes before the advent of the refrigerator.

Yvonne Martin and her husband, Steve, at their home in Newburgh, Indiana, a town a few miles east of Evansville.

Isaiah Seibert/Side Effects Public Media

News Local/State - January 03, 2019

Autism And Mental Health Issues Make Finding Care A Challenge

Getting the right treatment for a child who has autism can be tough. And parents can run into the same problems for a child who has a mental illness. So imagine what happens when a child has autism — and is mentally ill.

Kartemquin

The 21st Show - January 02, 2019

‘America to Me’ Documentary Series About Oak Park; MacArthur Fellows From Illinois

On this encore edition of The 21st: Steve James tells us about his ten-part documentary series 'America to Me,' which explores race, education and high school through the lens of a handful of students at Oak Park and River Forest High School. But first, two of this year's MacArthur “genius grant” winners were from Illinois. We revisit our conversation with the MacAurthur fellows about the Foundation and their work. 

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