People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 9.The headlines on the TV screen reads: " Kim Jong Un understands that the routine
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March 08, 2018

President Trump To Meet With Kim Jong Un, White House Says

President Trump has agreed to a face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "at a place and time to be determined," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Thursday.

March 08, 2018

The Strike At The University Of Illinois; Spring Training; IL-13 Candidates Ebel And Londrigan

On the 21st: To talk about the graduate student strike taking place at the U of I, we were joined by Graduate Employment Organization (GEO) co-president Marilia Correa and the University's Vice Provost Bill Bernhard. We also talked to WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout about spring training for the Cubs and White Sox. Then, we continued our 13th Congressional District candidate interviews with Jon Ebel and Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. 

Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health Nirav Shah answers questions from the House and Senate's Committees on Veterans Affairs March 5, 2018 during a legislative hearing about Legionnaires' disease at Quincy Veterans Home.
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March 07, 2018

Illinois Public Health Director Defends Response To Legionnaires’ Outbreak

At least two Illinois lawmakers have called for the director of the state’s public health department to step down, following the deaths of 13 residents from Legionnaires’ disease at a veterans’ home in Quincy since 2015. Speaking on "The 21st" on Wednesday, Dr. Nirav Shah said he thinks he still has the public’s trust and intends to continue in his role. Here are some of the highlights from Shah’s discussion with host Niala Boodhoo.

Posters and signs with strike slogans written on them. Signs are part of the GEO strike on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
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March 06, 2018

U of I Graduate Workers Strike Hinges On Tuition Waivers

Hundreds of classes have been canceled and dozens more relocated as a strike by graduate employees at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign continues into a second week. On Tuesday night, graduate workers occupied the office of university president Tim Killeen. Strikers have a variety of demands, but one of the most contentious points focuses on the future of tuition waivers -- and whether some graduate workers will have to pay tuition while employed in academic positions on campus.

State Treasurer Mike Frerichs and Attorney General candidate Kwame Raoul.
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March 06, 2018

Frerichs Endorses Kwame Raoul For State Atty General

State Treasurer Mike Frerichs returned home to Champaign-Urbana Tuesday to announce he’s backing State Senator Kwame Raoul in the crowded race for state Attorney General.

Obama Library
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March 06, 2018

Obama Center; Group Home Updates; Brain-Boosting Methods; IL-13 Candidates Erik Jones and David Gill

On the 21st: Chicago Tribune Reporter Michael Berens joined us to talk about changes to group homes for disabled adults. Plus, we talked about brain-boosting methods with Chicago Magazine senior editor Lauren Williamson and U of I Professor Elizabeth Stine-Morrow. Then, we talked to reporter Lolly Bowean about former president Barack Obama's new center in Jackson Park. We also had our first two interviews with 13th Congressional District candidates, Erik Jones and David Gill. 

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