Kiichiro Sato/Associated Press

The 21st Show - January 23, 2020

The Fight To Save The Chicago Tribune

In 2004, Illinois had 68 daily papers. That number dropped to 59 just last year, according to research from Penny Abernathy at The University of North Carolina.  And the situation for weekly papers in the state was even worse, dropping from 505 to 324 in those 15 years. 

Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

The 21st Show - January 23, 2020

Yoga Could Benefit Brain Health

Whether it's a brisk walk or a quick jog, exercise just makes us feel better. And we know it's good for our mental health, too. Those benefits have been well-documented in research studies for decades.  When it comes to Yoga, though, much less is known, despite its growing popularity.

Marijuana Leaves

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The 21st Show - January 23, 2020

The Law Enforcement View On Legal Cannabis

It’s been almost a month since recreational cannabis became legal here in Illinois. And for months now, law enforcement has been preparing for those challenges as well as some of the other nuances that exist in the new law.

Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - January 23, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, January 23, 2020

On today's 21st: It’s been almost a month since recreational cannabis became legal in Illinois. We checked in with the Illinois State Police director about how law enforcement agencies have fared during the transition

NASA

The 21st Show - January 22, 2020

What We Know About Fast Radio Bursts in Space

Earlier this month, astronomers announced that they had detected a repeating fast radio burst, or FRB, from a galaxy only half-a-billion light-years away. That may sound far, but in space terms, that’s closer than any of the previous bursts that have been observed. 

Jeff Daly/Invision/AP

The 21st Show - January 22, 2020

Which Female Artists Got Snubbed By The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

Pat Benatar’s 1979 anthem “Hit Me with Your Best Shot" reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold well over a million copies in the U.S., but she is one of several female rockers who have been left out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which announced its latest inductees earlier this month. 

Steve Helber/ Associated Press

The 21st Show - January 22, 2020

Illinoisans Reflect On Equal Rights Amendment History

You may have heard the news last week that Virginia became the 38th state to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA. That’s a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee equal rights for all Americans, regardless of sex. 

Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - January 22, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, January 22, 2020

On Today's 21st: Virginia became the 38th state to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA, last week. Before that, Illinois ratified the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees equal rights regardless of sex. We unpacked what that means. 

Charles Rex Arbogast/ Associated Press

The 21st Show - January 20, 2020

Protecting The Legacy Of Ida B Wells

In 1955, after Chicago teenager Emmett Till was lynched and beaten to death on a trip in Mississippi, his mother Mamie made the decision to have the media cover Emmett’s open casket funeral. Many consider that decision a major factor in helping to ignite the civil rights movement. 

Illinois Wesleyan University

The 21st Show - January 20, 2020

Dr. Martin Luther King At Illinois Wesleyan University

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is perhaps best known for his “I Have A Dream” speech. As inspirational as it was, many of his lesser-known speeches offer a nuanced and articulate argument against racism worldwide. In the years closer to his assassination, he also took more radical positions regarding inequality and war.

amazon.com

The 21st Show - January 20, 2020

Children’s Book Tackling Tough Issues

Many of us probably remember a favorite children’s book from when we were younger, the characters in those stories and maybe some of the lessons we learned in those books still stick with us today. Odds are, though, the book you’re thinking of probably didn’t tackle intersectionality. 

Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - January 20, 2020

The 21st—Monday, January 20, 2020

On Today's 21st:  We’re honoring the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. We have excerpts from a little-known speech he gave here in Illinois, we also hear from a sociologist and children’s book author about a different kind of book for kids that doesn’t shy away from complex themes. And, some descendants of Black civil rights leaders in Chicago want the public to know more about their family members, while also protecting them at the same time.  

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