The 21st—Wednesday, March 18, 2020

On Today's 21st: Yesterday, nearly two million Illinois voters came to the polls in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.  We brought you up to speed on all the results of the presidential primary, and the down ballot races

Rivers draining into the Gulf of Mexico carry nutrients from fertilizers, contributing to blooms of phytoplankton seen here. (Nov. 13, 2009 photo)
Jeff Schmaltz/NASA Earth Observatory

Midwest Pollution Impacting The Gulf; How Black Pharmacists Improve Care; ‘Red Flag’ Gun Case

Every year, a ‘dead zone’ of water, starved of oxygen, forms off the Gulf Coast. It can kill fish and marine life. It turns out it’s mostly caused by pollution from here in the Midwest. Plus, health care that meets the cultural and social needs of patients can actually improve health outcomes. We’ll hear about the independent, black-owned pharmacies that are providing that kind of care. And a state law is being used for the first time in McLean County. It allows a judge to take away guns from who someone might be a danger to themselves or others, at the request of police or family members.

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