The 21st Show

The 21st—Tuesday, April 28, 2020


A judge in a small, rural county has entered an order blocking Illinois from enforcing its stay-at-home order on a Republican state legislator. We have the latest on what the decision means for Illinois' fight against COVID-19.

Meanwhile, a New York Times analysis found that one in three jobs held by women has been designated as “essential,” and that women of color are more likely to be doing essential jobs than anyone else.

Then, some states have embraced antibody testing as a way to figure out who might have already had coronavirus disease. But here in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been more cautious about the new technology. We talk to experts in the field.

And finally, Peter Sagal, the host of Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me, joins us for more on what it’s like to do NPR's comedy quiz show without a live audience.