Manuel Rene Del Carmen organizes bags of recyclables and throws them into their allotted storage spaces at the Sure We Can recycling depot, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in the Bushwick neighborhood of New York.

AP Photo

The 21st Show - April 13, 2021

Rethinking Recycling

Even if we’re careful about sorting paper from plastic, and washing that plastic, too, what really happens to our recycling? An Illinois expert says all that paper and plastic you carefully sort from the trash might very well end up in a landfill. 

Fotos_PDX/Flickr

The 21st Show - April 12, 2021

How Biden’s New Infrastructure Plan Affects Farmers

The next big item on the Biden Administration’s legislative agenda is to pass a sweeping, $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan which the administration is calling the American Jobs Plan. The 21st spoke with two agriculture reporters about what it could mean for farmers and rural areas of Illinois.

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

The 21st Show - April 08, 2021

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." 

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