The 21st Show - June 01, 2020

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Our team at The 21st and Illinois Public Media continues to work hard to bring you stories about how people across the state are being affected by coronavirus. We're making it easier for Illinoisans to connect with us and share their experiences and thoughts with our new initiative "Text The 21st."

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The 21st Show - June 02, 2020

Record Breaking Spring Rainfall Could Be Our New Normal

This May marked the third time in three years we’ve seen record rainfall in parts of Illinois. We check in with a farmer in Menard county and Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford about what they’ve been seeing.

Greek dentist Dimitra Karaiskou, left, wearing a full protective suit against the coronavirus, along with her assistants Maria Vrettou, center, and Sofia Vasilaki, right, also wearing protective equipment, pose for a photo during the first day of the re-opening of their dental clinic, following a lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, in this file photo from May 4, 2020.

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The 21st Show - June 02, 2020

Reopening Dental Offices

Dental offices are reopening as coronavirus restrictions ease. But is it safe to go back? We’ll talk to a health reporter and the head of an association of dental hygienists.

Protestors kneel at the intersection of Vine and Main streets in Urbana to show solidarity with George Floyd

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The 21st Show - June 02, 2020

America Has A History Of Inequality When It Comes To Protests

Northwestern University professor Alvin Tillery talks about protests dismantling power structures, how political leaders are framing the protests this week, and how he has been handling his emotions regarding another police murder of a black man. 

The 21st Show - June 02, 2020

The 21st—Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Today on The 21st: we talk to a scholar about the long history of violent protest in America, we ask if it's safe to go to the dentist, and we dry out from another month of record rainfall.

The 21st Show - June 01, 2020

The 21st—Monday, June 1, 2020

Today on The 21st: we talk to reporters covering demonstrations over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Tayloer and others; furloughs and layoffs have come to many newsrooms; and an astronomer filed a trademark lawsuit against American Girl over a doll that looked a little too familiar.

The 21st Show - May 28, 2020

Encore: Relationships In a Pandemic: A Survival Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting a strain on many marriages and other domestic partnerships. But our guest, Eli Finkel, says while the average marriage will suffer, some relationships will benefit. He offers practical advice for making the best of a relationship during a crisis.

The 21st Show - May 28, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, May 28, 2020

Today's enocore edition of The 21st: relationship advice for a pandemic, a Zoom wedding, and an interview with Chicago singer-songwriter V.V. Lightbody.

The 21st Show - May 27, 2020

Black Runners Fear Violence On The Trail

For many people of color, going about a seemingly banal activity, like birding, or jogging, can turn into a racist encounter that is at best unpleasant, and at worst potentially deadly. We speak with black runners about the mental checklists they go through to ensure their safety, and speak with a psychologist about the negative emotional and health effects of racial trauma. 

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