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Statewide: What's Next For Illinois' Marijuana Industry?


It has been a year since Illinois legalized recreational adult use cannabis.  And despite the pandemic, marijuana sales beat expectations.  We'll hear from a reporter who covers the industry about where it goes from here.

We'll also learn about a mental health crisis clinic in central Illinois.  

That and more on this episode of Statewide.

Our lineup:

* Jennifer Fuller with WSIU interviews author Laurent Prenot about his book that chrionicles how many Illinois communities got their names. 

*JuanPablo Ramirez Franco visits with some Byron residents to get their reaction  to news a nuclear generating station in the town has been targeted for closure.

* Sean Crawford talks with Sherry Barr, widow of the late Sangamon County Sheriff Wes Barr.  She's made it her mission to raise awareness about the condition that took his life.

* Christine Herman talks with Memorial Behavioral Health President Diana Knaebe about a mental health crisis clinic created in the fall.

* Dana Cronin vists with Alexandra Sossa with the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project that provides resources to low incom immigrant families.

* Maureen McKinney interviews Chicago Tribune reporter Bob McCoppin aboutthe marijuana industry in Illinois. 

* Jamey Dunn speaks with author Tara McClellan McAndrew about Illinois' often unknown history of slavery.  

Listen to Statewide across Illinois in:

Bloomington/Normal – WGLT 89.1 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, Sundays 6-7 a.m.)
Carbondale – WSIU 91.9 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)
Mount Vernon - WVSI 88.9 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)
Olney - WUSI 90.3 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)
Rockford/DeKalb – WNIJ 89.5 (Saturdays 6-7 a.m., Sundays 2-3 p.m.)
Springfield/Decatur - WUIS 91.9 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, 11 p.m. - Midnight, Saturdays 9-10 a.m.)
Peoria – WCBU 89.9 (Fridays 11a.m. -12 noon, Sundays 6-7 a.m.)
Pittsfield - WIPA 89.3 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, 11 p.m. - Midnight, Saturdays 9-10 a.m.)
Quad Cities - WVIK HD2 (Fridays 11 a.m. - 12 noon)
Urbana/Champaign – WILL 580 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, 7-8 p.m.)

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