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Senator Dick Durbin; Age-Friendly Cities And Towns; When There Are Too Many Tourists

Eighteen years ago, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin introduced the DREAM Act. And last week, the Democratically controlled House passed the latest version of that bill. We talk about that and other issues facing Congress. And, Americans older than 65 will become our largest age group within 20 years. Advocates say that means it’s time to rethink the way we design our local communities. Plus, have you heard of the idea of overtourism? That’s when too many people are visiting the same spots. We'll be speaking about what you can do about it.

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Building: A Habitat Home, A LEGO Skyscraper, And STEM

On this encore edition of The 21st: We spoke with three Illinois religious leaders who are part of an interfaith effort to build a Habitat for Humanity house. Plus, we met the artist behind the LEGO exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and learned about the effect toys can have on children's perceptions of their own abilities.

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Illinois Public Media brings #BlackScienceMatters to wider audience

This is a series of eight short films—produced by students of the College of Media at University of Illinois under the leadership of journalism professor Charles "Stretch" Ledford—examining the larger pervasive national issue of the severe underrepresentation of African-Americans in the sciences.

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