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The 21st Show - May 04, 2020

Reporter Roundtable: COVID-19 in Illinois

As the weather warms and Illinois begins another week under stay-at-home orders, defiance is beginning to rise. Meanwhile, major outbreaks continue at nursing homes and large manufacturing facilities. We talk with reporters from around Illinois for the latest on COVID-19.

The 21st Show - May 04, 2020

The 21st—Monday, May 4, 2020

Today on The 21st: an update from reporters around the state on COVID-19, legal challenges to the governor's stay-at-home orders, how a business owner is struggling while closed, and Illinois connections in the new FX show Mrs. America.

The 21st Show - April 30, 2020

Relationships In a Pandemic: A Survival Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting a strain on many marriages and other domestic partnerships. But our guest, Eli Finkel, says while the average marriage will suffer, some relationships will benefit. He offers practical advice for making the best of a relationship in a crisis.

The 21st Show - April 29, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Today on The 21st: Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs on what his office is doing to try to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns, plus a conversation with Colin Asher, author of the Nelson Algren biography Never a Lovely So Real.

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The 21st Show - April 28, 2020

‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal on Comedy in a Pandemic

Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me joins us to talk about doing a comedy show without his usual Chicago audience, the importance of humor during a crisis, and whether he was wearing pants during our interview.

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