The 21st Show - July 13, 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."

The 21st Show - January 19, 2021

COVID-19 Survival Guide

It’s been one year since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S. The 21st spoke with the author of “The COVID-19 Survival Guide" about what you should think about if you are diagnosed with this virus. 

The 21st Show - January 18, 2021

Fighting for Civil Rights: Then and Now

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2021... we held a multigenerational conversation with Illinoisians active in the Civil Rights Movement. They reflected on that legacy and the fight for racial justice today. 

Senior Director of the NFLPA, Dana Hammonds Shuler, participates in a brief meditation session during Dr. Jason Richardson's presentation at the 2019 NFLPA Joint Conference at the US Grant Hotel on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in San Diego.

(Christy Radecic/AP Images for NFLPA)

The 21st Show - January 14, 2021

Meditation for the Masses

It's 2021, but unfortunately we haven't yet left 2020 in the past. There's still a global pandemic, social unrest and many people out of work. Enter mindfulness and meditation. The 21st spoke to experts about the importance of mindfullness.

Illinois State Rep. Emanuel

Justin Fowler/Pool/State Journal-Register

The 21st Show - January 14, 2021

New Speaker Of The House And Criminal Justice Reform

The 21st spoke to two politics reporters from Illinois about the new General Assembly,massive Criminal Justice reform that passed in the last few days and allegations against the new Illinois Speaker of the House, Emanuel "Chris" Welch. 

Elsa Olofsson

The 21st Show - January 13, 2021

Illinois Marijuana: First Year Sales & Social Equity

It’s been a year since Illinois became the 11th state to legalize marijuana. As total sales for its first year is expected to reach more $1 billion, we’ll check in with two marijuana reporters about sales and the law’s social equity promises.


The 21st Show - January 13, 2021

Masks, Deafness & COVID-19

The 21st discusses some of the challenges the pandemic has presented for Illinoisans who are deaf, and some of the ways we can make life more accessible through technology. 

The 21st Show - January 13, 2021

COVID Vaccine County Check-in

So far, 1 in 45 Illinoisians have received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, and eligibility is expanding. Meanwhile, some regions of the state are also on pace to see COVID restrictions eased this Friday.

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. The President is traveling to Texas.

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert )

The 21st Show - January 12, 2021

Constitutional Issues at the End of the Trump Presidency

The US Constitution has been put to the test for the past four years, and in the waning days of the Trump Presidency, constitutional issues and questions remain: the 25th Amendment, impeachment, and the president’s pardoning powers.

Damage is visible in the hallways in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, after protesters stormed the Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday.

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The 21st Show - January 11, 2021

Illinoisans Respond To The Capitol Insurrection

Today, we opened the phones lines and shared text messages and voicemails from people across the Land of Lincoln responding to the insurrection that occurred at the US Capitol on January. 6, 2021. 

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The 21st Show - January 07, 2021

Coping With A Crisis

Images of tear gas inside the US Capitol and extremists storming offices and interrupting the Democratic process was difficult to watch, and many Americans felt a tightness in their chest yesterday. We spoke with psychologist Dr. Cynthia Lubin Langtiw about the emotions we’re processing.

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