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Live From Research Park At The University of Illinois

On the 21st: We're live from EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois' Research Park, home to tech startups and businesses. We spoke to student entrepreneurs and community members about startups, and what it takes to attract talent to this college town. And we also talked to people trying to push the envelope on cycling and public transit in Champaign-Urbana.

The First Gubernatorial Debate; Injuries In Youth Sports; Fixing Potholes With Art

On the 21st: We unpack what we heard from the a combative gubernatorial debate on Thursday. Plus, we talked with a pediatric orthopedist and athletic trainers to talk about sports for kids, and how hard they can be on growing children's bodies. Also, we revisit the story of a street artist who leaves art for the public, in the form of filling potholes.

The First Gubernatorial Debate; Injuries In Youth Sports; Fixing Potholes With Art

Stories of Survival at the IL Holocaust Museum; Higher Ed Enrollment; Illinois Population Shrinking

On the 21st: We pay a visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and a new exhibit called "Stories of Survival." Plus, we talk about public universities that were hit hard by the budget crisis that lasted more than two years. Are they finally bouncing back when it comes to student enrollment? But first, we revisit a conversation about what's behind the slow but steady population decline in Illinois.

Stories of Survival at the IL Holocaust Museum; Higher Ed Enrollment; Illinois Population Shrinking

Great Lakes Warming; Increase in Homeless High School Students; Smithsonian Exhibits in Illinois

On the 21st: A new report finds that the Great Lakes are warming. Although it might make for better swimming, higher temperatures could have a disastrous effect on Lake Michigan's game fish which depend on cold, water. Also, Illinois Humanities teams up with the Smithsonian to produce traveling exhibhitions all over the state. We'll tell you when they're coming to your neighborhood. And, we also discuss the rising numbers of homeless high school students in the state and the potential causes behind that, as well as what's being done to remedy that.

Great Lakes Warming; Increase in Homeless High School Students; Smithsonian Exhibits in Illinois

One Year Since Hurricane Maria; Reconciling with Racism on Yom Kippur

On The 21st: And as Jewish people get ready for the holy day of Yom Kippur, we talk about forgiveness, atonement and how to reconcile with America's racist past and present. But first, a year ago this week, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. We hear from Puerto Ricans about what the past year has been like.

2011 Flooding in Cairo; The "Rainbow Wave" of LGBTQ Candidates; Conservation Of Monarch Butterflies

On the 21st: In the 1920s, plans were made to save Cairo, Ill., from flooding. We talk about how, over time, it became politically harder to implement that plan. Also, we speak to naturalist experts about the migration paths of Monarch butterflies and how we can participate in conservation efforts for them. But first, we discuss the "rainbow wave," the uptick of openly LGBT candidates running for office nationwide and in Illinois.

2011 Flooding in Cairo; The "Rainbow Wave" of LGBTQ Candidates; Conservation Of Monarch Butterflies

How Technology Affects Our Attention; Reflecting On The Great Recession; Pixar Exhibit In Chicago

On The 21st: This week marks ten years since the beginning of the Great Recession. What's changed and what hasn't here in Illinois? Plus, there's an exhibit at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago that celebrates the science, math and technology skills behind Pixar. It's designed especially for kids. But first, how is your phone affecting your mental health? We're speaking with two Illinois researchers about how technology is grabbing your attention, and refusing to let go.

How Technology Affects Our Attention; Reflecting On The Great Recession; Pixar Exhibit In Chicago

Chicago Hotel Workers On Strike; Allergy Researchers Make Progress; After-School Programs

On the 21st: In Chicago, workers from 26 hotels have been striking since Friday. Also, researchers from Northwestern and University of Chicago discuss the prevalence of food allergies and what they're doing to fight it. And, we talk about options parents have when it comes to after-school programs for kids.

Chicago Hotel Workers On Strike; Allergy Researchers Make Progress; After-School Programs

Kim Brooks On 'Parenthood In The Age of Fear'; The Need For High-Speed Internet In Rural Areas

On the 21st: Chicago author Kim Brooks joins us to talk about her new book, "Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear." But first, millions of rural households still don't have high-speed internet, and for those in the farming business, that makes life even harder.

Kim Brooks On 'Parenthood In The Age of Fear'; The Need For High-Speed Internet In Rural Areas

Reactions To Obama's U of I Speech; Illinois Election Security; Muslims In 'Jack Ryan' Amazon Series

On The 21st: With the midterms less than two months away, how secure is our state's election system? And, we speak with Loyola's Omer Mozaffar about his consulting on the Amazon Prime series Jack Ryan. But first, we discuss Illinois politics and follow up on Barack Obama's visit to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Reactions To Obama's U of I Speech; Illinois Election Security; Muslims In 'Jack Ryan' Amazon Series

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