Statewide: Great Flood Of '93; Breaking Down Private School Scholarships

Aug 24, 2018

Sean Crawford hosts our weekly roundup of reports and conversations from in and around Illinois.

On this week's Statewide:

  • Dusty Rhodes of NPR Illinois interviews WBEZ Education Reporter Linda Lutton about her research into the new Illinois private school scholarship program
  • Jason Parrott of Tri States Public Radio has the story of an historic barn destroyed in a tornado but lives on through art
  • NPR Illinois’ Daisy Contreras talks with State Climatologist Jim Angel regarding the Great Flood of 1993, 25 years later
  • Harvest Public Media’s Frank Morris recalls the 1980 grain embargo and lessons for today’s trade wars
  • Rachel Otwell reports for Illinois Newsroom on the efforts to bring more recognition to Springfield’s 1908 race riot
  • Mary Hansen reports for Illinois Issues on the latest push to revive the Illinois horse racing industry
  • Lee Gaines of Illinois Newsroom talks with a researcher about what the state can do to stem the teacher shortage
  • Rich Egger of Tri States Public Radio on Western Illinois University’s decision to eliminate funding for the service