The 21st Show

The 21st—Monday, April 20, 2020


Illinois now has more than 30,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — and a huge share of them are in nursing homes. We look at one particular cluster in central Illinois, and hear details about the new order to keep schools closed for the rest of the academic year.

We also hear the voices of emergency workers who, while caring for people with COVID-19, have made the difficult decision to live apart from their children.

Plus, the coronavirus is prompting many of us to confront the uncomfortable reality of death. We talk about end-of-life planning in a pandemic.

And while many people are staying at home, museums are finding ways to come to us virtually.