Courtesy of the Education Justice Project

August 15, 2019 - News Local/State

The Reason Why Hundreds Of Books Were Removed From An Illinois Prison Library

Earlier this year, hundreds of books were removed from the college in prison program’s library inside the educational wing of the Danville prison. Documents obtained by Illinois Newsroom shine a light on why the books were removed, and who was responsible for their removal.


Soil Carbon Cowboys

August 15, 2019 - The 21st Show

ENCORE: ‘Soil Carbon Cowboys’ Documentary; Seafood From The Midwest; Forgotten Desserts

Cattle are a big source of greenhouse gas emissions. But if you graze them differently, it’s possible that all these cows could actually help the environment. Plus, when you think about Midwest food, there’s cheese, corn, soy... but what about shrimp? Scientists and farmers have been exploring raising saltwater fish in states like Illinois. And, recipes can be a way to remember our family, our friends and even our roots. We talk to food writer Niki Davis about sweets that may not be trendy, but taste like classics.


national center for rural school mental health

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August 15, 2019 - News Local/State

New National Center Promotes Mental Health In Rural Schools

Children’s mental health is a big concern as the risk of suicide and opioid addiction rates rise among teens. But in rural areas, where mental health providers are scarce, spotting potential  problems can often fall to teachers. Now, a new national research center is looking to help rural schools.


Medical marijuana crap

August 14, 2019 - The 21st Show

ENCORE: Cooking With Cannabis; Midwest Food Road Trips; Writing About Black Food in Chicago

Recreational marijuana will become legal in Illinois on January 1st. But there’s already a whole world of edibles that includes chefs, writers, and manufacturers. Plus, have you gone on that summer road trip yet? Because there are great food destinations that aren’t too far from Illinois. And, during the month of June, the Chicago Tribune put the spotlight on Black food and culture on the city’s South Side.


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