The 21st Show

The 21st—Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Illinois Public Media

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. 

Plus, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame continues to face criticism for its lack of gender diversity. What needs to change before more female voices are recognized?  

And, astronomers are investigating a mysterious radio signal from a nearby galaxy.

We also got the latest on the spread of a deadly strain of coronavirus, and what people in Illinois should know.  

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