Solar panels at the new University of Illinois Solar Farm.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

March 05, 2019 - The 21st Show

Farmers And Solar; Illinois Election Security; Indiana’s Hate Crime Bill; Peru’s Endangered Penguins

On the 21st: More farmers are installing solar panels on their land - in part because crop prices are falling and the state is providing incentives. But some worry that it’s a waste of Illinois’ fertile soil. And, funding for federal elections has gone down in Illinois over the years. Plus, the debate over a hate crimes bill has put Republican lawmakers on one side, and Indiana’s Republican governor on the other. And find out what two U of I alums are doing to save endangered penguins.


Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

January 31, 2019 - The 21st Show

‘Hit The Wall’ Play Tackles Stonewall Riots; Asian American Politics; Pet Obesity

On the 21st: The Stonewall Inn is home to one of the most important moments in LGBT history. The 1969 riots are the subject of a play at the Krannert Center For Performing Arts called Hit The Wall. Plus, is your pet stuck at home in this bitter cold? Just like humans, pets are vulnerable to weight gain and obesity. What can you do to keep your animals healthy, and what can we learn about our own health from our pets? And, the label “Asian-American” has only been around since the late sixties when it started being used by civil rights activists. So today, where do Asian-Americans stand in our country’s ideas about race and identity?


University of Illinois College of Law

October 24, 2018 - The 21st Show

U of I Professor Accused Of Sexual Misconduct; Veterinarians Face Ethical Dilemmas; Fall Travel

On the 21st: University of Illinois law school faculty, staff, and students are speaking out about new details around a sexual harassment investigation involving one of its professors, Jay Kesan. Plus, a new study finds that many animal veterinarians struggle with ethical conflicts over what pet owners ask of them. But first, we talked about rising fuel prices, new FAA regulations and fall travel - and whether or not you’ll have any more room traveling this holiday season.


Birth control pills.

FLICKR: BRIANNA LAUGHER

July 23, 2018 - News Local/State

Planned Parenthood Speaks Out Against Proposed Changes To Title X

Planned Parenthood of Illinois is speaking out against proposed changes to the only federal program that provides funding for birth control. Those changes include a so-called "gag rule" that could affect thousands of Illinois residents.


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