The 21st Show - June 01, 2020

The 21st—Monday, June 1, 2020

Today on The 21st: we talk to reporters covering demonstrations over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Tayloer and others; furloughs and layoffs have come to many newsrooms; and an astronomer filed a trademark lawsuit against American Girl over a doll that looked a little too familiar.

The 21st Show - May 29, 2020

Text ‘TALK’ To 217-803-0730 To Help Shape The 21st’s COVID-19 Coverage

Our team at The 21st and Illinois Public Media continues to work hard to bring you stories about how people across the state are being affected by coronavirus. We're making it easier for Illinoisans to connect with us and share their experiences and thoughts with our new initiative "Text The 21st."

The 21st Show - May 28, 2020

Encore: 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 during a crisis.

The 21st Show - May 28, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, May 28, 2020

Today's enocore edition of The 21st: relationship advice for a pandemic, a Zoom wedding, and an interview with Chicago singer-songwriter V.V. Lightbody.

The 21st Show - May 27, 2020

Black Runners Fear Violence On The Trail

For many people of color, going about a seemingly banal activity, like birding, or jogging, can turn into a racist encounter that is at best unpleasant, and at worst potentially deadly. We speak with black runners about the mental checklists they go through to ensure their safety, and speak with a psychologist about the negative emotional and health effects of racial trauma. 

The 21st Show - May 27, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Today on The 21st: an interview with Illinois U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and a conversation about the racism and danger encountered by runners who are black.

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The 21st Show - May 26, 2020

Family and Fans Remember Illinois Jazz Icon Miles Davis

On what would have been Miles Davis' 94th birthday, The 21st asks family members and musical expert to talk about his childhood in Illinois, his impact on the discussion of race and of course, his legendary musical performances and compositions.

The 21st Show - May 26, 2020

Recap: Illinois General Assembly’s Pandemic Session

Early Sunday morning, the Illinois General Assembly wrapped up a four-day legislative session. Activity was relatively limited: passing a budget, changing a few voting laws, and approving curbside ordering of cocktails during the pandemic. Wearing masks and keeping socially distant, lawmakers conducted session without the usual swarm of lobbyists, activists, and members of the public to bear witness. But Statehouse reporters were keeping tabs — mostly from a distance — and two joined us to recap the session.

The 21st Show - May 26, 2020

The 21st—Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Today on The 21st: a wrap up of the Illinois General Assembly's brief pandemic session and a look at the life and legacy of jazz icon and Illinois native Miles Davis.

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