Rachel Hulin

The 21st Show - September 20, 2021

Author Emily Oster Says Run Your Family Like A Business

Emily Oster is an economist, known for using data to apply rational thinking to everything from COVID risk to family matters, like pregnancy and parenting. She joined The 21st to talk about her latest book, “The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years.”

The goats at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery in Champaign produce less milk when it’s hot.

Dana Cronin/Illinios Newsroom

The 21st Show - September 20, 2021

Protecting Livestock From Climate Change

Due to climate change, scientists believe summers in Illinois will likely have months of days with temperatures above 95 degrees. Already, farmers are making changes to keep their livestock safe in the heat.

Department of Children and Family Services building in Springfield

Capitol News Illinois file photo

The 21st Show - September 16, 2021

How DCFS Is Failing Spanish-Speaking Families

Despite a court order, Illinois’ child-welfare agency continues to fail Spanish-speaking families; that’s the conclusion of an investigation by ProPublica. We talked with one of the reporters behind the story.

The coal in Sangamon County, wind turbines in Vermillion County, and the Clinton Nuclear Power Station in De Witt County will all be affected by Illinois' new clean energy bill.

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - September 15, 2021

New Energy Legislation in Illinois

Illinois lawmakers have approved major changes in the way the state gets its electricity. Nuclear power plants will be kept online, and solar and wind developments will continue to grow. Meanwhile, coal and natural gas power plants are expected to gradually be taken offline.

The 21st Show - September 14, 2021

Bias In ADHD Diagnosis

Often when we think of someone with ADHD, a young white boy comes to mind, but while ADHD is more commonly diagnosed and treated in white boys, the disorder is found across genders and races. 

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

The 21st Show - September 13, 2021

Racial Disparities In Traffic Stops

Police departments in Illinois have had to report racial and ethnic information about traffic stops for nearly two decades since a law passed by former State Sen. Barack Obama. But years later, inequities persist. We talked about it with a culture and diversity reporter, an attorney at the ACLU, and the president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

In this Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic in Santa Ana, Calif. New U.S. studies released on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 show COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective, especially against hospitalizations and death, even against the extra-contagious delta variant.

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

The 21st Show - September 13, 2021

Labor Law And Vaccine Mandates

President Joe Biden has imposed a sweeping new vax-or-test mandate that applies to every company with 100 or more workers. We’ll talk about the legal authority behind the move and consider how companies will deal with it from a human resources perspective.

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