Two people hold an American flag and a LGBTQ Pride Flag at a Champaign, IL, Vigil for Orlando

Travis Stansel

June 15, 2016 - The 21st Show

List Of Upcoming Vigils Across Illinois To Honor Orlando Shooting Victims

We've compiled a list of upcoming vigils being held across Illinois to honor the 49 victims slain in the Orlando nightclub shooting. If you know of any more upcoming vigils, please email us at talk@21stShow.org, message us on our Facebook page, or tweet to us at @21stshow, and we'll add your submission to this list.


Word Cloud of Search Terms regarding the Orlando Nightclub mass murder

June 15, 2016 - The 21st Show

#PrayforOrlando; Asian Dads; Immigration Backlog

On The 21st: We disccussed the role of prayer in response to tragedy. Plus, we heard from a panel of Asian-American fathers about their experiences, and learned about how immigration backlogs are keeping asylum seekers in limbo for years.


June 14, 2016 - The 21st Show

Feeding Hungry Children In The Summer; Indiana Man Arrested Near LA Pride Event; Changes To FOIA

On The 21st: One in five children in Illinois have families who worry about how to properly feed them - and this need is much greater in summer. When school is out, the children that depend on school for meals lose access to healthy food - only 14 percent of those who qualify are able to utilize summer food programs. Plus, an Indiana man was arrested with weapons and explosives in his way to a pride event in LA; and Congress requests changes in the access reporters have to government information


Jack Yonoer

Jack Yonover

June 09, 2016 - The 21st Show

Child Food Allergies; TSA Lines Getting Shorter?; ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ Turns 30

On The 21st: We spoke with 14-year-old Wilmette resident Jack Yonover, writer and director of the film "That Bites," and discussed child food allergies with the director of the first downstate food allergies program. Plus, the TSA says waits at the nation's airports are getting shorter; and, we celebrate 30 years since the debut of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."


June 08, 2016 - The 21st Show

School Funding In Illinois; Canine Flu

On The 21st: We talked to three school district superintendents from across the state to hear first-hand how the lack of money is affecting students, teachers and programs. Plus, what dog owners can do to avoid canine influenza.


June 07, 2016 - The 21st Show

Mindful Parenting; West Nile In Illinois; ‘Flyover Country’ App For Science Info About Your Flight

On The 21st: Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and author of the new book, “The Awakened Family," joined us to talk about how the challenges of parenting can become an opportunity for spiritual awakening. And a new app gives science information about what you're flying over or driving by on your summer trips. Plus, West Nile virus makes an early appearance in Illinois this year.


The South Side book

Macmillan

June 06, 2016 - The 21st Show

21st-Century Segregation; Political Outlook

On the 21st: WBEZ Chicago's South Side reporter and author Natalie Moore joined us to talk about her new book "The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation." We also got a look ahead at what's happening in Springfield this week.


person under a tree reading

June 03, 2016 - The 21st Show

The 21st’s Summer Book List (Summer Books, Vol. 1)

List of Suggested Summer Reading by Liz Kirchhoff, Adult Services Librarian, Barrington Area Library, and Robin Helenthal, Manager of Collection Development Services, Peoria Public Library


Summer Book Covers

photo illustration: travis stansel

June 03, 2016 - The 21st Show

Summer Books; Gospel Justice; Food Safety; Bunnies

On the 21st: We asked librarians to recommend their favorite reads for summer and talked to the author of the new book "The Very Good Gospel." Plus, we spoke with a food safety expert about the massive nationwide recall of flour and got tips from ecologists for how to keep bunnies out of your garden.


suicide quote

June 02, 2016 - The 21st Show

Combatting Suicide Stigma; The Human Library Project

On the 21st: We spoke with families going public about losing loved ones to suicide. Plus - a project that gives people the opportunity to share their stories about perseverance, discrimination, and adversity.


June 01, 2016 - The 21st Show

The 21st: Budget Stakeholders; The Play ‘Long Lost’

June 1 marks the beginning of our 11th month without a state budget. Many haven't felt the affects of this - 90 percent of the budget is being funded, via special court orders, because of federal-pass through money or individual laws. For the 10 percent of those who aren't being funded, however - state universities, many social service agencies, prisons, state parks - it's an entirely different story.


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