Empty streets in downtown DeKalb.

The 21st Show - March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Updates From Around The State

Coverage of COVID-19 cases in Illinois depends on the region. We talked with journalists inside two public radio newsrooms and a newspaper about the latest on the health crisis in their region.

The 21st Show - March 30, 2020

The 21st—Monday, March 30, 2020

On Today's 21st: we check in with newsrooms across the state on the increasing cases of COVID-19; plus emergency room physicians and leaders talk about the prepardness for the escalating cases.

Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - March 26, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, March 26, 2020

On Today's 21st: How do we talk to the people in our life, whether a loved one or a stranger, when we feel like they aren’t taking rules around social distancing seriously? We got advice from a psychologist. 

The 21st Show - March 25, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, March 25, 2020

On Today's 21st:  We heard from two University of Illinois students who went home to Wuhan, China about life under lockdown there and what we may be able to expect here.

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - March 25, 2020

University of Illinois Students Talk About Being On Lockdown In Wuhan

In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, Illinois schools are closed and Governor J.B. Pritzker has issued a stay-at-home order. That's a familiar scenario for two University of Illinois students from Wuhan, China. They went home for Christmas break in December 2019 and haven’t been able to return to classes in Champaign-Urbana.

The 21st Show - March 24, 2020

The 21st—Tuesday, March 24, 2020

On Today's 21st: We talked about how the coronavirus has impacted some of the industries that rely on people being able to leave their houses, like restaurants and music venues.

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

The 21st Show - March 23, 2020

How To Safely Help Your Community During Coronavirus

As we continue to navigate coronavirus and everything that goes along with it, it’s easy to feel like things are out of our control. But, there are little things we can do to help us feel like we’re getting back some of that control including helping our communities.

The 21st Show - March 23, 2020

The 21st—Monday, March 23, 2020

On Today's 21st: As we continue to navigate coronavirus and everything that goes along with it, it’s easy to feel like things are out of our control. But, there are little things we can do to help us feel like we’re getting back some of that control including helping our communities. 

(Olga Solovei/iStockphoto)

The 21st Show - March 19, 2020

Advice For Coping With Isolation During The Coronavirus Crisis

Public health experts are telling all Americans to keep their distance from one another to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But events being cancelled and isolation can take a toll on mental health. Today, two experts joined us to offer some coping skills for you and your family.

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