Addressing race and racism in America

 

Illinois Public Media has compiled a list of public media materials that speak to race and racism in America. This page includes links to programs, documentaries, podcasts, and news reports you can watch, listen to, and read right now.

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Carlotta Roma

The 21st Show - July 06, 2020

Silver Linings Of The COVID-19 Quarantine

Quarantining during the pandemic brought forth a lot of change, but it wasn't all bad. It has also forced us to examine some of those so-called “normal” parts of life pre-pandemic and reevaluate if they're worth returning to. We talked with people seeing light in this tough time.

The 21st Show - July 06, 2020

How To Film Police Misconduct Safely & Ethically

What are your rights when it comes to recording police? And how do you do it safely, and ethically?  The 21st talked with a non-profit organization that supports the use of video and technology to protect and defend human rights. 

Protestors kneel at the intersection of Vine and Main streets in Urbana to show solidarity with George Floyd

Alejandra Pires

The 21st Show - July 06, 2020

America Has A History Of Inequality When It Comes To Protests

Northwestern University professor Alvin Tillery talks about protests dismantling power structures, how political leaders are framing the protests this week, and how he has been handling his emotions regarding another police murder of a black man. 

Photo by Kathy Richland

The 21st Show - July 02, 2020

‘An American Summer: Love And Death In Chicago’; The Last Video Stores In Illinois

Alex Kotlowitz has been writing about violence in Chicago for decades - in film, in print, and for This American Life. His latest book is called “An American Summer: Love And Death In Chicago,” and it follows people for whom gun violence has become a part of daily life. Plus, Oregon may have America’s last Blockbuster store, but there are still thriving video stores here in Illinois. 

The 21st Show - July 02, 2020

‘An American Summer: Love And Death In Chicago’; The Last Video Stores In Illinois

Alex Kotlowitz has been writing about violence in Chicago for decades - in film, in print, and for This American Life. His latest book is called “An American Summer: Love And Death In Chicago,” and it follows people for whom gun violence has become a part of daily life. Plus, Oregon may have America’s last Blockbuster store, but there are still thriving video stores here in Illinois.

The 21st Show - July 01, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, July 1, 2020

On today's 21st, we talk about how gun permit applications are up 500 percent this year, we have a conversation with teachers and nurses about starting the school year, and we talk about food insecurity during the pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture

The 21st Show - July 01, 2020

Pandemic Nutrition And Food Insecurity

COVID-19 has changed where we’re able to eat, what we eat, and even how we grow our food. The 21st speaks to an expert on the effect the pandemic has had on young people’s relationship with food. 

Marco Verch

The 21st Show - July 01, 2020

Will Your Child’s School Be Ready This Fall?

Illinois students will be going back to the classroom this fall, but like everything else during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s going to look a lot different. We talked wth an educator and nurses about preparing schools to welcome back millions of students.

The 21st Show - June 30, 2020

The 21st—Tuesday, June 30, 2020

On today's 21st, we talk about how politicians are connecting with people during the pandemic, explore if restaurants are re-opening too soon, get an update on the Sahara Dust Cloud and safe road trips around the midwest.

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