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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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The 21st Show - November 25, 2019

ENCORE: ‘An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago’ Book; The Last Video Stores In Illinois

Alex Kotlowitz has been writing about violence in Chicago for decades — in film, in print and for This American Life. His latest book is called “An American Summer," and it follows people for whom gun violence has become a part of daily life. Plus, Oregon has America’s last Blockbuster store. But there are still video stores here in Illinois. Do you make the trip to rent a movie, or is it all streaming these days? 

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