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April 23, 2018

Student Walkouts; Science And Business At Argonne; Back Pay For State Employees; Illinois Politics

On The 21st: Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory is one of only three incubators in the country embedded at a national lab. How are they combining groundbreaking science with the business side of things? Also, Illinois owes more than $63 million in back pay to 24,000 public employees. A new bill would finally get these workers what they're owed. But first, we speak to the ACLU about a letter they sent to Hononegah High School regarding school gun control walkouts. 

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April 20, 2018

Eliminating Golden Parachutes in Illinois; Children’s Author M.J. Mouton; Illinois Budget

On The 21st: We speak to children's author M.J. Mouton about his book, Richie Doodles: The Brilliance of a Young Richard Feynman. And, will Illinois be able to pass a budget this time around? But first, why do some public figures in Illinois get six figure severance packages after leaving under cloudy circumstances? A new Senate bill could limit so called golden parachutes. 

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April 18, 2018

Live From The Green Top: Local Farming, The State Of State Farm And Women Running For Office

On The 21st: Live from Green Top Grocery in Bloomington, we talk to local farmers who are part of this co-op. Also, we hear about State Farm and their recent layoffs. Plus, when a record number of women are running in this year's election, we catch up with Normal Councilwoman Chemberley Cummings, who is wrapping up her very first year in office.

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