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The 21st Show - March 31, 2020

Show Us Your Stay At Home Project

The 21st Show wants to see your "Do It Yourself" home projects while you're staying at home and practicing physical distancing. Send your pictures, along with your name & city to talk@21stshow.org

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The 21st Show - April 02, 2020

Therapy Thursdays: Advice for Homeschooling & Maintaining Mental Health

In the last month, parents across the state have unexpectedly become teachers to their children because of school closures due to COVID-19. The 21st talked with a counselor and an experienced home school teacher to give advice to other parents who are now in the positon of teaching children at home.

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The 21st Show - April 02, 2020

How Prisons Are Handling The Spread Of COVID-19

The Illinois National Guard is now moving into Stateville Correctional Center, near Joliet, where an inmate died and dozens more inmates and state employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

The 21st Show - April 02, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, April 2, 2020

On Today's 21st: Advocates have been warning about the risks of Coronavirus disease spreading in state prisons, now dozens of inmates and staff are sick at Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet. We heard from two men inside. 

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The 21st Show - April 01, 2020

Illinois Lawmakers Don’t Know When They Will Meet Next

Governor J.B. Pritzker extended the stay-at-home order to April 30 in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The state general assembly has not been able to meet for four weeks now and with the extention of the stay at home order this could go on for much longer. 

The 21st Show - April 01, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, April 01, 2020

On Today's 21st: It’s been almost four weeks since the Illinois General Assembly last met. Like many other groups in Illinois, lawmakers are staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We talked to Illinois Senate President Don Harmon about what lawmakers might eventually do to address the crisis.

Christine Herman/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - March 31, 2020

Building A Garden While Staying In Place

With the stay-at-home order in Illinois, many of us have been looking for some new activities around the house, or maybe out in the garden. Two expert gardeners offered advice for amateur or first-time growers.

The 21st Show - March 31, 2020

The 21st—Tuesday, March 31, 2020

On Today's 21st: The coronavirus is affecting every part of the Illinois economy including farmers who sell to local markets. We heard how they’re coping with shelter-in-place orders.

Northern Illinois University campus.

The 21st Show - March 30, 2020

Covering COVID-19 Without Being On Campus

Colleges and universities across Illinois have postponed or cancelled class for the remainder of the spring semester, but student journalists have continued their reporting the same way they have continued their classes -- remotely.

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