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The 21st Podcast | Illinois Public Media

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Most Recent Episodes

Syrian Refugees; Voter Registration; Overtime Pay; Latinos in Baseball

On The 21st: What's it like for Syrian refugees resettling in Illinois? Voter registration is made automatic in Illinois. Plus, the Obama administration announced a plan to provide millions of Americans with overtime pay - what does that mean for employers in Illinois? And a new documentary presents the history of Latinos in baseball. [View the story "The 21st: Voter Registration; Syrian Refugees; Overtime Pay; Latinos in Baseball" on Storify]

Syrian Refugees; Voter Registration; Overtime Pay; Latinos in Baseball

Job Outlook For Grads; What's With The Gnats?

On The 21st: We talked with economists and millennials about the job outlook of recent graduates. We also talked with an entomologist with University of Illinois Extension about why cleaner water is bringing more gnats to Illinois. [View the story "Graduate job outlook; gnats and water" on Storify]

Job Outlook For Grads; What's With The Gnats?

Solar Power In Illinois; STEM Mentorship Program

On the 21st: The solar panels on one man's Champaign home generate enough electricity for the house and the cars - and feed the grid. Illinois towns and residents are turning toward the sun for power, how much are they saving? Also, a STEM mentorship program helps high school students from across the state get connected with mentors in academia and industry. [View the story "Solar Power in Illinois; A STEM Mentorship Program " on Storify]

Solar Power In Illinois; STEM Mentorship Program

Medical Marijuana Pilot Program; Long Lines In Airport Security

On The 21st: We looked into the state of medical marijuana in Illinois and how it compares to other states. Critics say it's been too slow to ramp up especially because the state's pilot program is set to expire at end of 2017. Plus, we talked about what is going on with the really long lines at airport security checkpoints. [View the story "The 21st: Medical marijuana's slow implementation?" on Storify]

Medical Marijuana Pilot Program; Long Lines In Airport Security

Drugs In The Water; Monarch Migration; Political Roundup

On The 21st: Scientists have found eggs in male fish in the Des Plaines river, and researchers suspect the culprit is pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in the water. What does that mean for fish, and for us? Plus, we learn about the migration of monarch butterflies from Mexico to Canda, and get a preview of what we can expect from lawmakers in Springfield this week. [View the story "Drugs In The Water; Monarch Migration; Political Roundup" on Storify]

Drugs In The Water; Monarch Migration; Political Roundup

New StoryCorps Book; Migratory Birds; Go Cubs Go

On The 21st: We talked with Dave Isay, author of a new StoryCorps book about careers and callings. Plus, we learned what birders can expect at the 8th annual bird migration festival, and talked about the Cubs' recent successes. [View the story "The 21st: New StoryCorps Book; Migratory Birds; #ReverseTheCurse" on Storify]

New StoryCorps Book; Migratory Birds; Go Cubs Go

Homeless Youth In Illinois; The Cahokia Mounds; NPR's Kelly McEvers

On The 21st: What is the experience of being a homeless youth in Illinois? We talked with one formerly homeless youth and those trained to help. Also, Sen. Durbin and others across the political spectrum say the Cahokia Mounds should be named a National Monument. And NPR's Kelly McEvers talked about her new podcast. [View the story "Homeless Youth In Illinois; The Cahokia Mounds As A National Monument; Kelly McEvers On Her New Podcast" on Storify]

Homeless Youth In Illinois; The Cahokia Mounds; NPR's Kelly McEvers

K-12 Education Funding; Vulnerable Seniors And The Budget Impasse; Addressing College Debt

On The 21st: A proposal passed the Senate to change the way the state funds K-12 education. Plus, how are vulnerable seniors faring with the budget impasse? And Purdue University's new college tuition repayment program may save students money. [View the story "K-12 Education Funding; Vulnerable Seniors And The Budget Impasse; Addressing College Debt" on Storify]

K-12 Education Funding; Vulnerable Seniors And The Budget Impasse; Addressing College Debt

John Oliver's Science Media Critique; Immigration in Illinois; Migrant Housing

On The 21st: John Oliver's take-down of science journalism goes viral - why does the media so often get it wrong? Plus, we talked about immigration, migrant workers, and your family's stories of why they came to this country. [View the story "Hyperbolic Science Reporting; Immigration in Illinois; The Poor Shape Of Migrant Housing; An Immigrant Detention Center" on Storify]

John Oliver's Science Media Critique; Immigration in Illinois; Migrant Housing

Prison Phone Calls; E-Cigarettes; Political Roundup

On The 21st: Calls from prison are expensive and unregulated; what's going on in Springfield to change that? Plus, Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health spoke with us about new FDA regulations on e-cigarettes. And we discussed the latest in Illinois politics. [View the story "The 21st: Prison Phone Calls; E-Cigarettes; Political Roundup" on Storify]

Prison Phone Calls; E-Cigarettes; Political Roundup

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