In this Aug. 19, 2016, file photo U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is introduced during the keynote address for the State Bar of New Mexico's Annual Meeting in Pojoaque. The Supreme Court announced Aug. 23, 2019, that Ginsburg has been treated for a malignant tumor.

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Legal Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood of Illinois and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign share perspective on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legal legacy, and how her passing could affect future court cases, particularly reproductive rights.

In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

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The 21st Show - September 21, 2020

David Franklin Reflects On Being RBG Clerk

For more on how Ruth Bader Ginsburg conducted herself as a Supreme Court justice, we’re joined by David Franklin, who clerked for Ginsburg in 1999 and 2000.

In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

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The 21st Show - September 21, 2020

Interview: US Sen. Dick Durbin Regarding RBG

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, September 18, 2020, inciting many conversations — one of them being about who would take her spot on the bench. A key player in that fight will be Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin. He’s a member of the Judiciary Committee, which typically holds hearings on Supreme Court nominees.

The 21st Show - September 17, 2020

High Holy Days in a Pandemic

 For people of the Jewish faith, the High Holy days in non-pandemic times are an opportunity to gather together at the synagogue and sing. But this year, the traditional blowing of the Shofar will be virtual. We’ll talk with two Illinois Rabbis about celebrating Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur in a pandemic year. 

Jason Rassi

The 21st Show - September 17, 2020

Illinoisans Fight Wildfires

While the danger of the wildfires may seem far away, some of our very own fellow Illinoisians have been deploying to help fight the flames in California and Colorado.

Vashoune Russell for Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - September 16, 2020

Big Ten To Play Football

The Big Ten conference this morning announced it would resume playing football the weekend of October 24th. The 21st spoke to collegue, managing editor and Morning Edition host for WILL in Urbana Brian Moline to get a few more details on the plan.

U of I System President Tim Killeen

Univ. of Illinois

The 21st Show - September 16, 2020

Interview: Tim Killeen, President of the University of Illinois System 

The University of Illinois System has one of the most comprehensive reopening plans in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen told us more about how school testing is going, students returning to campus and Big Ten football resuming.


News Local/State - September 16, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s September 16 COVID-19 Update

WATCH LIVE: The Pritzker administration is holding a press briefing covering the state’s address of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic at 12:00 pm. 

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