One year after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states outside of Nevada to set up their own sports betting rules, some experts are offering Illinois lawmakers tips as a final proposal is drafted.
Last year, a school nurse in East Moline faced a moral dilemma when a diabetic student lost consciousness in her office. Now she’s trying to make sure no other school nurse has to face the same tough choice. Low blood sugar can usually be cured with orange juice and a granola bar . But those snacks and glucose tabs weren’t helping the 7th grader sitting in Jennifer Jacobs’ office. “Her blood sugar kept falling, and we kept pushing the snacks,” Jacobs says.
A 53-year-old businessman from Texas has resurfaced from what he claims is the deepest ocean dive in human history. Victor Vescovo recently spent four hours in a submersible exploring the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Here & Now s Jeremy Hobson talks with Vescovo about what he saw which included human-made trash, 7 miles beneath the surface. More Photos This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
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PodCamp and Podcast Academy 2019 Click to register for NPR Illinois PodCamp or for NPR Illinois Podcast Academy NPR Illinois is hosting two podcast programs in summer 2019, one aimed at middle school students and the other at high school students. These two programs are uniquely designed by NPR Illinois and Ann Strahle, associate professor in communication at UIS. Ann and NPR Illinois staff members will instruct the programs with support from college students and other public media professionals.
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As more states legalize marijuana, more people in the U.S. are buying and using weed — and the kind of weed they can buy has become much stronger. That concerns scientists who study marijuana and its effects on the body, as well as emergency room doctors who say they're starting to see more patients who come into the ER with weed-associated issues. Some 26 million Americans ages 12 and older reported being current marijuana users in 2017, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and...
This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem . Editor's note: This story includes discussions of depression, addiction and suicide. Of all his many, many hit songs, the one that Tom Petty said had the most direct and powerful impact on his fans was " I Won't Back Down ." Well, I won't back down
No, I won't back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down The...
No composition seems too difficult for pianist Lang Lang . But on his latest solo record, Piano Book , the 36-year-old known for his finger-twisting virtuosity is exploring something simpler: Beethoven's "Fur Elise," Debussy's "Clair de Lune" and other pieces that accompanied him in the first few years of a lifelong love-affair with the instrument. YouTube "I think every piano student started with this piece," Lang Lang says of "Fur Elise." "But actually, this is not just a ringtone. This...