A work called Nyan Cat by Chris Torres sold for $590,000 recently. It's part of growing interest in digital assets, known as nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, that are generating millions of dollars in sales every day.

Chris Torres

NFT Art with Illinois Artists

Various forms of digital art can be sold as a “non-fungible token." To talk more about NFT sales and how they're transforming the art community, The 21st was joined by an artist and a reporter following art news. 

I-80 in the Quad Cities

WVIK

The 21st Show - April 08, 2021

Bison Bridge National Park

An interstate highway bridge near the Quad Cities is set to be replaced. Instead of destroying the old one, an environmentalist wants to turn it into a new national park. The 21st spoke to the President of Living Lands & Waters about the details of the plan. 

In this 1921 image provided by the Library of Congress, smoke billows over Tulsa, Okla. For decades, when it was discussed at all, the killing of hundreds of people in a prosperous black business district in 1921 was referred to as the Tulsa race riot.

Alvin C. Krupnick Co./Library of Congress via AP

The 21st Show - April 07, 2021

Illinois and Oklahoma History Exchange Project

The 21st discusses a program that connects students in Illinois with those in Oklahoma to explore their common histories with racial violence.

Jesse Ruiz responds to a question at a news conference Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Chicago.

AP Photo/Christian K. Lee

The 21st Show - April 07, 2021

Interview: Deputy Governor Jesse Ruiz

In addition to infusing federal funds into Illinois' K-12 schools, Gov. J B Pritzker also announced four initiatives that he hopes will help make up for the effects of the pandemic on students, teachers and parents.

Spencer Husley

The 21st Show - April 06, 2021

UI Kingfishers Quiz Bowl Team

The 21st was joined by two members of the UI Kingfisher Quiz Bowl Team to talk more about quiz bowl, operating virtually this year and what the team's chances are at winning the National Championship.

In this March 31, 2021 file photo, a nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, in Uniondale, N.Y. New Yorkers over 16 years old can sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Tuesday, April 6 a major expansion of eligibility as the state seeks to immunize as many people as possible.

Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

The 21st Show - April 06, 2021

You’re Vaccinated, Now What?

More than 2.3 million people in Illinois are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The 21st was joined by a panel of guests to speak more about vaccine eligibility, what happens after an individual is fully vaccinated and the implications of a "vaccine passport." 

Illinois Office of Communication and Information

News Local/State - April 05, 2021

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s April 5 Education Update

WATCH LIVE:  At 1:30 p.m. today Gov. Pritzker is holding a press briefing in Champaign to discuss what K-12 students returning to the classroom could look like in Illinois

The 21st Show - April 05, 2021

Rebroadcast: Author Explains How To Prepare For Climate Change

Many scientists worry that the Earth is on a collision course with climate change and it will have irreversible, deadly consequences. The 21st revisits a conversation with author David Pogue on adapting to our changing climate, as well as increasing mitigation efforts.

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - April 01, 2021

Easter In The Black Church

Easter Sunday is this weekend. For many Black churches it is the biggest Sunday service of the year. Some Easter traditions go back culturally to Africa and the period of enslavement in America.

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