Niala talking to children

Ben Thomas Payne

June 22, 2016 - The 21st Show

Supporting Children’s Dreams; Diversity Among Banking Officials

On the 21st: We continue our conversation about the American Dream Re-imagined, as part of a national dialogue about people living in America as they navigate opportunity, meet obstacles, and pursue happiness in the 21st century. And we hear from the Chicago Urban League about the state of Black America.


Bookshelf filled with children's books

Scott Cameron

June 17, 2016 - The 21st Show

The 21st’s Summer Book List (Vol. 2, Children’s Books)

List of Suggested Summer Reading for Children by Diane Foote, Curator, Butler Children’s Literature Center at Dominican University; and Jesse Wyer, Children's Services, Bloomington Public Library


University of Illinois Archives

June 16, 2016 - The 21st Show

The Future For Coal In Illinois; In Running, Is Less More?

On the 21st: We discussed the current state of coal in Illinois and learned what the future may hold for the mining, production and use of coal in the state. Plus, when it comes to running, is shorter the new longer? 


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.


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