A study tries to understand how much intensive agriculture has contributed to climate change in the Midwest.
Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media (file)
February 19, 2018

Study: Intensive Agriculture Drives Midwest Climate Changes

As agriculture intensified in the 20th century, summers in the Midwest became wetter and cooler. Researchers at MIT, in a study published this month, looked at whether vegetation from crop production, rather than the greenhouse gas emissions that are an established source of climate changes, could have driven these regional impacts.


Illustration of a family sitting at a table
LA Johnson/NPR
February 18, 2018

How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things

For the more than 3,000 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Wednesday's mass shooting was terrifying and life-changing. But what of the tens of millions of other children, in schools across the country, who have since heard about what happened and now struggle with their own feelings of fear, confusion and uncertainty?


Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs
February 16, 2018

2016 Report Puts Quincy Plumbing Fix At 8 Million Dollars

A report obtained by The Associated Press shows engineers told Governor Bruce Rauner's administration in 2016 that replacing problematic plumbing at a veterans' home beset by Legionnaires' disease would cost $8 million, much lower than the estimate provided by state officials. 


Alan Montecillo/Illinois Public Media
February 15, 2018

Reactions To Gov. Rauner’s Budget Address; Trump’s ‘Harvest Box’ Plan; AG Candidate Scott Drury

On the 21st: Reactions from Senate President John Cullerton, Rep. David Harris, and WBEZ political reporter Tony Arnold on Gov. Rauner's budget address. Plus, Dr. Craig Gundersen from the University of Illinois talks about President Trump's plan to convert electronic food benefits to boxes of packaged food. We also conclude our interviews with candidates for attorney general with state representative Scott Drury. 


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