President Obama and Chicago Cubs

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The 21st Show - January 17, 2017

President Obama Honors Cubs; Research: Link Between Violence & PTSD; New Book About The Human Body

On the 21st: We discussed the World Series champion Chicago Cubs' visit to the White House yesterday. Plus, we learned about research that finds a link between shootings, violence and post-traumatic stress disorder. We also talked with a medical doctor turned journalist about his new book that addresses some of the most common - and quirky - questions people have about the human body. 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The 21st Show - January 16, 2017

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the 21st: We talk about what it looks like to carry on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy, with a pastor in Champaign who was involved in the civil rights movement in Illinois during the 1950s and 1960s. We also speak with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to learn about the connection between Dr. King and President Abraham Lincoln. 

Alex Brandon/AP

The 21st Show - January 13, 2017

Illinois Residents Prepare For The Presidential Inauguration

On the 21st: The presidential inauguration takes place one week from today. We heard from some Illinois residents who are going to Washington D.C. to celebrate, and others who are marching.  Plus, we spoke with Republican Congressman Rodney Davis about the new administration of President-Elect Donald Trump.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

The 21st Show - January 12, 2017

President Obama’s Impact On Illinois

On the 21st: As President Obama says goodbye to Illinois, Illinois says goodbye to the President. We talked with lawmakers and analysts about President Obama's impact on Illinois. 

Sears store


The 21st Show - January 09, 2017

Sears Closing 150 Stores; Hog Facility Controversy; Sexual Assault Awareness Training For Stylists

On the 21st: Sears is one of Illinois’ most iconic brands, but is the end near for one of our oldest companies? We also got the latest on the revolt against a proposed 20,000-hog facility in western Illinois, and learned about a new state law that requires salon professionals to receive training to recognize signs of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Hundreds of people raise up lit candles at a memorial vigil for Devon McClyde.

Pam Dempsey / Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - January 04, 2017

The Toll Of Gun Violence Across Illinois

On the 21st: We went beyond the recent news headlines to ask: Why are so many people being killed, not only in Chicago, but in many Midwestern cities? What will it take to stop the violence? We also learned about community efforts in Danville and Peoria to reduce gun violence.

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