President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. The President is traveling to Texas.

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The 21st Show - January 12, 2021

Constitutional Issues at the End of the Trump Presidency

The US Constitution has been put to the test for the past four years, and in the waning days of the Trump Presidency, constitutional issues and questions remain: the 25th Amendment, impeachment, and the president’s pardoning powers.

Damage is visible in the hallways in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, after protesters stormed the Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday.

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The 21st Show - January 11, 2021

Illinoisans Respond To The Capitol Insurrection

Today, we opened the phones lines and shared text messages and voicemails from people across the Land of Lincoln responding to the insurrection that occurred at the US Capitol on January. 6, 2021. 


News Local/State - January 11, 2021

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s Jan. 11 COVID-19 Update

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

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The 21st Show - January 07, 2021

Coping With A Crisis

Images of tear gas inside the US Capitol and extremists storming offices and interrupting the Democratic process was difficult to watch, and many Americans felt a tightness in their chest yesterday. We spoke with psychologist Dr. Cynthia Lubin Langtiw about the emotions we’re processing.

 A supporter of President Donald Trump chants outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The 21st Show - January 07, 2021

How Does Fascism Work?

The events of January 6, 2021 were a stain on America’s democracy. Many experts are saying that there were clear warning signs leading up to this moment. To discuss the factors leading up to the siege on the Capitol, we talked with a philospophy professor from Yale University and an author of several books, including How Facism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.

Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The 21st Show - January 07, 2021

Analysis: Can Democracy Survive Insurrection?

January 6, 2021 was a dark day in U.S. history. A mob of pro-Trump extremists rampaged through the U.S. Capitol, damaging property and putting their feet up on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk. The 21st was joined by author Jonathan Alter to talk about what happened and what's next.

Manuel Balce Ceneta

News Local/State - January 06, 2021

U.S. Capitol Locked Down As Trump Supporters Breach The Building

U.S. Capitol Police say they have locked down all buildings within the U.S. Capitol complex as violent supporters of President Trump have breached the Capitol building and continue to clash with police.

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - January 06, 2021

Hygge: Practicing Cosiness and Comfortable Conviviality

Winter during a pandemic is especially dark and cold. The Scandinavians have something to combat this, called Hygge. The 21st spoke with someone from the Danish Happiness Research Institute about the Danish concept of comfort and coziness.

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