Tiffany Scott, Rachel Pollock, Mursyidah Syahirah, and Travis Paquin all shared their views on marijuana legalization.

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May 02, 2019 - News Local/State

Changing Attitudes Toward Cannabis

For decades, it was "marijuana" and conjured images of tie-dyed T-shirts and hemp hoodies. Now, it's "cannabis" and you're more likely to picture lab coats and business suits. Our series State of Cannabis continues with a look at the evolution of the public's attitudes. 


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April 22, 2019 - News Local/State

U Of I Researcher Receives Million-Dollar Grant To Address Food Insecurity

Nearly 1 in 8 Americans don’t have enough food because of lack of money or other resources, according to 2017 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A University of Illinois professor said he’s hopeful a new million-dollar grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research will lead to a better understanding of how to reduce food insecurity nationwide.


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April 22, 2019 - News Local/State

Illinois Lawmaker Wants Clearer Labeling For Sesame

Around 150,000 children have an allergy to sesame, a study from Northwestern University shows. A proposal at the Illinois Statehouse could help parents and children avoid foods with the ingredient.


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April 17, 2019 - The 21st Show

Indian Elections; New Trends In Meat Consumption; How To Make Your Garden Pollinator-Friendly

The world’s largest democracy is holding elections right now. And even though India is thousands of miles away, many Illinoisans are paying close attention. Plus, are you trying to cut back on meat? Well, there’s a growing market for burgers that taste like it, and look like it, but are entirely plant-based. And as you ready your garden for spring, how ready it is to attract pollinators? 


Kitchen Toke

April 10, 2019 - The 21st Show

Cooking With Cannabis; Julia Sweeney In Hulu’s Shrill; CSO Strike; Birds In Danger When Migrating

Illinois could legalize recreational marijuana this year but there’s already a whole world of edibles that includes chefs, writers, and manufacturers. Plus, writer and comedian Julia Sweeney talks about her role as the mom in the new Hulu series, ‘Shrill.' And, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been on strike for five weeks. Plus, a recent study found that Chicago is actually the most dangerous city for migratory birds in both the fall and the spring.


The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility construction site in February 2019.

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April 04, 2019 - News Local/State

The Other Manhattan Project

In the wake of Sept. 11, federal officials said the United States needed a new, state-of-the-art facility to defend against bioterrorism and stop diseases that could devastate the country’s farm economy and threaten human lives. They chose Manhattan, Kansas, as the site of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. 


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