Illinois Issues Forum on solutions for the State of Illinois. IPR hosts a panel discussion from Alton about the problems facing the state, and potential remedies, supported in part by AARP of Illinois.
Skipping School, GLT's series on the teacher shortage, wraps up with a look at how children and culture are changing, and how that's making the job harder for teachers. Ryan Denham talks to ag historian Don Meyer about his upcoming Illinois Bicentennial Speaker Series talk in Springfield. And Jon Norton previews upcoming performances from Chicago bluesman Billy Branch and Mali-born Cheick Hamala Diabate.
Normal Community High School Special Ed teacher Claire Rybarczyk says constant changes in teaching models overwhelm many educators. Part 3 of GLT's Skipping School series focuses on how the role of a teacher has changed in recent years, and the stress it creates. Plus, the legendary singer Aretha Franklin has died. Jon Norton has an appreciation. Bloomington Alderman Karen Schmidt wants a sixth term. And it's GLT's Grow.
GLT's Skipping School series continues with a look at how teachers make ends meet, and the obstacles to raising teacher starting salaries. Mary Cullen talks to an Illinois State University professor about her research into helicopter parenting and political engagement. Eric Stock introduces you to the candidates to become McLean County's new state's attorney. And Jon Norton previews a documentary about jazz musician Thelonious Monk showing Friday at the Normal Theater.