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The 21st Show - December 29, 2017

‘Easy’ Returns For Season 2; Samantha Irby’s 2017; Harassment And The Courts

On The 21st: Chicago indie director Joe Swanberg talks about the latest season of his Netflix series 'Easy.' Plus, writer and comedian Samantha Irby recaps what has been a trying 2017. But first, we revisit our conversation with law professor Suja Thomas on why it's so hard to win discrimination cases in court.

Illinois Holocaust Museum

The 21st Show - December 28, 2017

Survivors As Holograms At The Illinois Holocaust Museum; Recapping The Total Solar Eclipse

On this encore edition of The 21st: The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie opened its doors to the 'Take A Stand Center' in October. The new exhibition includes 3D technology that shares the stories of brave survivors like Fritzie Fritzshall as holograms. Plus, we revisit our conversation with astronomer Phil Plait on the total solar eclipse this past summer.

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The 21st Show - December 27, 2017

‘Ali: A Life’; Sexual Harassment In Bars; Cubs/Cardinals Rivalry Exhibit

On this encore edition of The 21st: Writer Jonathan Eig joins us to talk about his book on Muhammad Ali. Plus, what should bar managers do when customers are sexually harassed? And, an exhibit at the Lincoln Museum showcases the historic rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.

Rabbi Evan Moffic's new book, The Happiness Prayer

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The 21st Show - December 21, 2017

‘The Happiness Prayer’; The Case That Legalized Interracial Marriage; Avoiding Deer On The Roads

On this encore edition of The 21st: We revisit our conversation with Rabbi Evan Moffic on his latest book that explores how ancient Judaic traditions help him more deeply understand the nature of happiness. Plus, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. And, we'll give you some tips on how to avoid deer on the roads.

The 21st Show - December 20, 2017

Getting Guns Illegally In Chicago; Common Sense Eating; Racial Bias In Basketball Officiating

On this encore edition of The 21st: We revisit our conversation with ProPublica's Mick Dumke and his investigative piece on how people get illegal guns in Chicago. Plus, Dr. Aaron Carroll tells why you shouldn't fret too much about overeating during the holidays. And, why high school basketball fans and coaches Rockford felt they were treated unfairly by an all-white officiating crew.

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The 21st Show - December 19, 2017

The Partition Of British India; Finding BBQ In Illinois

On this encore edition of The 21st: The people behind an oral history project that is gathering stories of people who lived through the 1947 partition of British India. Plus, we revisit our Labor Day conversation about where to find the best BBQ in Illinois.

Illinois Office Of Tourism

The 21st Show - December 18, 2017

Illinois Gift Ideas; Lit Magazine ‘Jaggery’; Seniors Facing Hunger; Fish Returning To Illinois River

On this encore edition of The 21st: With the holidays fast approaching, we provide some local gift ideas. Plus, why native fish are returning to the Illinois River in record numbers. We'll also dive into the food insecurity challenges facing seniors in America, and learn about 'Jaggery,' a Chicago-based online lit magazine geared toward South Asians in America and around the world.

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The 21st Show - December 13, 2017

Testing for Krabbe Disease; The Juvenile Justice System; Rockford Brothers’ ‘Letters from War’

On The 21st: Is Illinois meeting its goal in terms of testing newborns for the devastating neurological condition known as Krabbe disease? Plus, we learn why critics say a southern Illinois juvenile justice facility has become “a pipeline to prison,” and we hear about a Rockford family’s recently uncovered WWII story. 

The 21st Show - December 12, 2017

Healthcare Sign-Up Deadline; Sexual Assault In Prisons; Climate Change and Farming; Winter Pets

On The 21st: The deadline to pick a health insurance plan for next year through Get Covered Illinois is Friday at 11 p.m. What do you need to know before then? Plus, how sexual assault in prison is often ignored. Also, we'll learn how climate change affects farmers in Illinois, and hear from a veterinarian about whether your pets really need to wear coats in winter weather. 

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