Governor JB Pritzker says college campuses like Bradley University that require self isolation and campuswide quarantines are doing a good thing to limit the pandemic Hear more about the Governor's visit to Bloomington Normal. Plus, it takes a lot to keep faculty and student tech up and running during on line learning. Hear from one of the squad members who does that at Illinois State University. Against some odds Colleges and universities in Bloomington Normal now feel pretty good about their fall enrollment numbers.
Until recently not many bodies in McLean County have had an appetite to enforce pandemic safety measures. Health department environmental health director Tom Anderson says it only takes a little enforcement to send a message. Plus, the pandemic has brought what Mclean County Chief Circuit Judge Mark Fellheimer thinks will be permanent changes to the courts. Minnesota, Georgia, now Wisconsin - police violence against Blacks is enough to create a sense of hopelessness in African Americans. And what do service clubs do during a pandemic when they can't get together to serve the community?
People are driving less, flying less, burning less in fossil fuels. That's nice, but it might be too late to avoid climate change. Hear how that plays out in a documentary on a sustainable farm in Woodford County. Plus, art and science merge in vivid, chromatic works that excite the eye and show the basic building blocks of life. Student environmentalists fighting climate change say their campaign blends well with racial justice efforts, though it's tough to make process right now. And sometimes its OK to be not OK. Relentless positivity can be toxic.