Lucy is a former research dog.

Laura and Scott Knudsen

January 31, 2018

Rescue Beagles: A Life Away From The Lab

Many research labs across the country use animals for testing products such as make-up or medicines. For the past decade, advocates have pushed to get more of these animals — especially research dogs — adopted after they are no longer needed. Just a handful of states have policies in place. Illinois just recently joined that list.


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January 22, 2018

Government Shutdown, Women Campaign Managers, Homeless Hospital Patients, Illinois Politics Update

On The 21st: A quick update on how Illinois was affected by the now brief federal government shutdown. Also, we talk to Erica Sagrans about why more women should work on political campaigns. Plus, every day hospitals have to figure out how to help patients who are chronically homeless; three experts discuss the strategies they are using in their hospitals. And, we get the latest in Illinois politics.


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