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The 21st Show - November 14, 2019

When U Of I Policy Conflicts With Sexual Misconduct Reporting; End Of Life Planning And Care; ‘What Is The Midwest?’ Exhibit

The University of Illinois says reporters at the NPR station in Springfield must tell them when people come forward with stories of sexual misconduct. That’s because these public radio journalists are, in fact, university employees. Plus, Americans say they’d rather die at home than at a hospital. But it’s much more complicated than that, especially when there aren’t clear plans for end of life care. And, a new exhibition at Chicago’s Newberry library sets out to answer the question, “What is the Midwest? using historic maps, journal entries and photos from the past 200 years. 

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News Local/State - November 14, 2019

Camp Offers Fun And Safety For Kids With Diabetes

Sending a child to overnight camp can be nerve-wracking for any parent. It’s even scarier if they have a child with a chronic illness. But a camp in Illinois offers a safe option for kids who have Type 1 diabetes.

The roll call of the Illinois House after approving final details of the downstate police and fire pension consolidation measure on Nov. 13.

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News Local/State - November 14, 2019

Illinois House Passes Police And Fire Pension Consolidation

The Illinois House Wednesday passed a plan to pool more than 650 downstate and suburban police and fire pension funds. Passing the measure out of both chambers by week’s end is a top priority for Governor J.B. Pritzker.

Ben Grosser

The 21st Show - November 13, 2019

Facebook’s Obsession With Growth; What Motivates Students To Learn?; Why Illinois Doesn’t Have Division I Hockey

Around one in four people in the world use one of Facebook’s services. But Mark Zuckerberg has wants to make the company even bigger. Today, we speak with Ben Grosser, who’s been tracking this obsession with growth for years. Plus, when does school become less about learning and more about grades? One Illinois professor is working on ways we can grade students without using points. And, Illinois is in the top five states when it comes to producing college hockey players. We’ll learn why we still don’t have a Division I team in our own state.

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News Local/State - November 13, 2019

Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Watch House Hearings Live

The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they air live.

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