Dana Cronin/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - February 27, 2020

Hemp Farmers Crop Being Stolen And Mistaken For Marijuana

For many farmers, 2019 was the first year of growing hemp, since it became legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. In addition to the normal challenges of farming, hemp growers have had to deal with a different kind of problem: theft.

The 21st Show - February 27, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, February 27, 2020

On Today's 21st: Some hemp growers in Illinois are finding that their plant is being mistaken for something else, marijuana, making their hemp crop a target for thieves. 

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - February 27, 2020

Illinois Joins Push To Ban Hair Discrimination

Many black women and men say they've been denied work or educational opportunities because of the hairstyles or hair texture. A bill under consideration may make that kind of discrimination illegal in Illinois.

Chelsea Beck/NPR

News Local/State - February 26, 2020

President Trump Holds A News Conference On Coronavirus

President Trump is holding a news conference about coronavirus alongside CDC officials and others amid criticism of the government’s response to the outbreak. Watch his remarks live.

Jeff Chiu/AP

The 21st Show - February 26, 2020

How Organs For Transplants Sometimes Get Lost On Commercial Flights

Many of us have probably experienced the hassle of a delayed flight or lost bag when flying commercially. But what if the luggage has a life-saving organ? Thousands of organs are transported by airlines every year. A recent investigation by Kaiser Health News and the investigative news podcast Reveal explores what happens when those organs get lost in transit.

The 21st Show - February 26, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, February 26, 2020

On Today's 21st: As manufacturing has declined, cities have seen whole blocks where busy plants once stood now abandoned. We talked about a group in Springfield trying to redevelop a former flour mill, and what they can learn from a project in Rockford that gave an old factory new life. 

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