Illinois defenders bring down Northwestern running back Drake Anderson Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.

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News Local/State - November 30, 2019

Northwestern Upsets Rival Illinois 29-10

The conditions Saturday at Memorial Stadium were a depressing combination of rain, wind and flop sweat. The home crowd was leaving wet and unhappy after witnessing rival Northwestern upset the bowl-bound Illini 29-10.

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The 21st Show - November 27, 2019

ENCORE: An Illinois Woman’s Role In The Moon Landing; ‘Sober Curious’ And Non-Alcoholic Drinks; NCAA Coaches And Health Decisions

Fifty years ago, an Illinois engineer named Barbara Crawford Johnson helped land astronauts on the moon. She was from Sandoval and graduated from the U of I. Today, we learn about her life, and what it was like to work on the space program all those years ago. Plus, there are many reasons why people don’t drink alcohol, and those numbers of people continue to grow. How are bars and restaurants starting to cater cocktails to the sober set? Also, a study finds that just half of collegiate level sports programs follow the medical model of care for student athletes. 

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News Local/State - November 27, 2019

Discipline Or Addiction Treatment—How Schools Tackle Vaping

Across the U.S., more than 2,000 people have reported vaping-related lung illnesses, and 47 have died. Some vaping happens in schools, so they share the burden of bringing this crisis under control. Which raises the question: what should the consequences be for a student caught vaping?

Ayo Dosunmu drives to the basket against Lindenwood Tuesday night in Champaign.

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News Local/State - November 27, 2019

Six Illini Hit Double Figures In 117-65 Win Over Lindenwood

The Illini men's basketball team topped the century mark for the second straight game, beating NCAA Division II opponent Lindenwood 117-65 Tuesday night in Champaign.

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The 21st Show - November 26, 2019

ENCORE: Why There Are So Few Black Men In Medicine; Family of Stem Cell Donor Connects With Recipient 20 Years Later; Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions

Last year, fewer than 4% of incoming medical students in Illinois were black men. Today: what’s behind that number, and what should be done about it. Plus, decades ago, a cutting edge stem cell treatment from umbilical cord blood saved one Illinois woman's life. And earlier this year, she met her donor and his parents for the first time. And, we talk to a University of Illinois geology professor about her work, on how to better forecast volcanic eruptions. 

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