building construction

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The 21st Show - September 09, 2016

Building: A Habitat Home And A LEGO Skyscraper

On the 21st: We spoke with three Illinois religious leaders who are part of an interfaith effort to build a Habitat for Humanity house. Plus, we met the artist behind the LEGO exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and learned about the effect toys can have on children's perceptions of their own abilities.

Farmer Jenny Mennenga holds soybean seeds at her family farm near LeRoy, Ill., on Jan. 26, 2015.

Photo by Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

The 21st Show - September 07, 2016

Genetically Modified Organisms; African-American Studies

On the 21st: What does it mean when we say that a plant is genetically modified? Plus, we explore why the number of Illinois college students graduating with a degree in African-American studies is declining.

Frank Gruber/flickr

The 21st Show - September 02, 2016

Big Ten Football Preview; Chicago Musician Sir the Baptist

On the 21st: We discussed the upcoming college football season with reporters Jeremy Werner and Zach Pereles, who cover Illinois and Northwestern. Plus, we talked with Chicago musician Sir the Baptist about his spiritual roots and rising success.

Trump supporters, Clinton supporters

AP photos / Carolyn Kaster & Evan Vucci

The 21st Show - September 01, 2016

Voter Demographics; Independent Map Amendment; Minority Representation in Politics

On the 21st: We talked about voter demographics at both the state and national level and learned what's next for the Independent Map Amendment and the redrawing of the state's legislative boundaries. We also spoke with the woman who is expected to become the first Asian-American lawmaker in Illinois.

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

The 21st Show - August 30, 2016

Trump’s Appeal To Illinois Voters; State Pumpkin Growth

On the 21st: We talked with Donald Trump supporters from across the state to find out why they support the Republican nominee. Tomorrow, we'll take a look at Hillary Clinton supporters. Plus, we learned about the pumpkin industry in Illinois.

seniors exercising

flickr user diabetescare

The 21st Show - August 26, 2016

How To Retire Well; Map Amendment Update; Cook County Amusement Tax; Trombari Jazz

On the 21st: We got advice from retirees, a financial planner, and healthy aging expert for how to plan for - and enjoy - retirement. We also learned about why small music venues are being asked to pay thousands of dollars in unexpected taxes and met a jazz band that will be performing in Illinois this weekend.

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