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The 21st Show - October 13, 2020

ENCORE: Does Facebook Owe You $400?

While our live broadcast is preempted by the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations from recent weeks. Thousands of Illinois Facebook users are now eligible for payments up to $400 as a result of a lawsuit filed against Facebook. The 21st explored who eligible to collect payment.

Mark Turnauckas

The 21st Show - October 13, 2020

ENCORE: Flu In The Time of COVID

While our live broadcast is preempted by the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations from recent weeks. Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, another global health crisis is approaching — flu season. We spoke with a virologist and a pediatrician about the science and how to stay healthy.

The 21st Show - October 12, 2020

ENCORE: Mail-In Voting FAQ

President Trump continues to cast doubt on voting by mail this election season, but it’s something both Democrats and Republicans have embraced in Illinois. The 21st speaks with two election officials to answer listeners questions about the process and how ballots are counted.

The 21st Show - October 12, 2020

Groups Targeting Judges For Defeat

Groups are targeting a handful of judges for defeat in this year's retention elections. We talk to a pair of reporters about some of the more notable campaigns — and the motives of the people behind them.

The 21st Show - October 08, 2020

Interview: Author Elizabeth Mitchell

We’ll discuss how a damaging hoax published by newspapers almost brought down the Union during the Civil War, and how hoaxes persist today with the author of the new book.

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The 21st Show - October 07, 2020

Does Facebook Owe You $400?

Thousands of Illinois Facebook users are now eligible for payments up to $400 as a result of a lawsuit filed against Facebook. The 21st explored which individuals are eligible to collect payment.

Mark Turnauckas

The 21st Show - October 07, 2020

Flu In The Time of COVID

 Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, another global health crisis is approaching - flu season. We’ll speak with a virologist and a pediatrician about the science and how to stay healthy. 

(L-R) Betsy Dirksen Londrigan & Rep. Rodney Davis

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The 21st Show - October 06, 2020

Recapping 13th Congressional Debate

The race for the 13th Congressional District is a close one, and being closely watched. The 21st recaps the debate last night between Republican incumbent Rodney Davis and Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.

The 21st Show - October 05, 2020

Reporter Roundtable: Voting Update

The Presidential Election is less than a month away. On our reporter roundtable, we’ll get updates on early voting and mail-in voting in the state. 

Brian Richardson

The 21st Show - October 01, 2020

Fall Foliage Trips In Illinois And Beyond

Apple picking, pumpkin patches, fall foliage: these are just some of the things that make Autumn in the Midwest so magical.  We’ll talk to a travel writer who is full of ideas for your next great autumn adventure, and how you can travel safely and responsibly while doing it.

Inside of Frida Room restaurant in Chicago.

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The 21st Show - October 01, 2020

Latinx, Latino, Hispanic: How Do You Identify?

A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that about 1 in 4 Hispanics in the United States have heard of the word Latinx, and just 3% use it to describe themselves. Today, we’ll talk about the origins and usage of the terms Hispanic, Latino and Latinx.

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