On this week's episode, we examine the economic blow of students leaving college towns and the health risks associated with their planned return.
This week's lineup:
* Dr. Sheldon Jacobson, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses his concerns over the safety of students, staff and communities when college students come back to campus.
* Lee Gaines of Illinois Newsroom talks with Robin Fretwell Wilson and Sage Kim, co-authors of a report for the Institute of Government and Public Affairs that examines how the Illinois Department of Corrections is handling the pandemic.
* Carrie Shepherd of WBEX introduces us to Anthony McGill, a Chicago area native who is principal clarinetist for the New York Philharmonic, who has sparked other musicians to use their art as a form of protest.
* Claire Hartfield, author of A Few Red Drops, talks about her book that chronicles a deadly race riot in Chicago in 1919.
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 6-7 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 (Sundays 11 a.m. - 12 noon)
- Urbana/Champaign – WILL 580 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, 7-8 p.m.)