John Amis/AP

April 16, 2019 - The 21st Show

How The CSA Market Is Changing; Poverty Affects Our Genes; The Future Of Work And Education

It’s been a tough few years for farmers who sell produce through CSAs in part to more competition from big grocery stores and others cashing in the local food market. How are these farmers are adapting and what can policymakers can do to help? Plus, nature vs. nurture is one of the oldest debates there is. But the answer might actually be neither. And, Rep. Bill Foster joins us to talk about the future of work and education.  


USA Today Network

April 15, 2019 - The 21st Show

Copycat Bills In Statehouses; Candida Auris Fungus Outbreak In IL; Streaming Services and Attention

In the last 8 years more than 10,000 bills in statehouses across the country were copied and pasted from special interest groups. And it turns out Illinois passed more of these bills into law than any other state. Also, more than 150 people in Illinois have been hit by a fungus that’s resistant to drugs. We’ll hear more on this from the new Illinois Director of Public Health. Plus, Purdue University is limiting streaming websites like Hulu and Netflix to free up bandwidth in the classroom. Will it get students to pay attention in class?


J.B. Pritzker becomes the second governor to speak before the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. He joins Otto Kerner, who met with journalists in 1964.

Jeff Smudde/WGLT

April 15, 2019 - News Local/State

Pritzker Tells Journalists ‘We Need You’

Governor J.B. Pritzker held his largest press conference over the weekend — and he’s promising media transparency under his administration.


Patti Saylor

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April 14, 2019 - News Local/State

How One Mother’s Battle Is Changing Police Training On Disabilities

Working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, like Down syndrome or autism, can be complex and challenging even for those with years of training. But one group — law enforcement — often encounters people with these conditions in high-stress situations, with little or no training at all. Patti Saylor knows all too well what the consequences of that can be.


Steve Morck Illinois Public Media

April 12, 2019 - News Local/State

Roger Ebert Fellows Talk Ebertfest 2019

In this web exclusive, the Roger Ebert Fellows, Eunice Alpasan, Pari Apostolakos, and Curtis Cook talk with film critic Michael Phillips about the films shown so far at the 2019 Ebertfest and what other films they're looking forward to.


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