Statewide: A Town Deals With Cancer; #MeToo In Illinois A Year Later

Oct 19, 2018

Why did an unusual number of childhood cancer cases show up in a central Illinois community?  And what's changed in Illinois since #MeToo went viral?

Statewide, with host Sean Crawford, brings you reports and conversations from in and around Illinois.

This week:

* Rich Egger with Tri States Public Radio introduces us to a new U.S. citizen as she votes for the first time.

* Sean Crawford recaps a series of forums held in Illinois this year seeking solutions for then state's problems.

* Madelyn Beck with Harvest Public Media tells us about the difficulties in farmland transfers.

* Daisy Contreras talks with attorney and author Bill Clutter about his book Coal Tar, which examines cases of a rare childhood cancer in communities, including the Taylorville area.

* Christine Herman with Side Effects Public Media explains changes in the law that could impact health care workers during flu season.

* Shahla Farzan of St. Louis Public Radio takes us to a farm where classes in goat yoga are held. 

* Daisy Contreras talks with NPR Illinois' Rachel Otwell regarding the #MeToo movement, a year after it went viral.  We learn what's happened in Illinois in that time.


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