The 21st Show - July 28, 2020

Plasma Donations

The 21st explores how blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can help those who are currently still afflicted with  a member of the Red Cross, a manager at Central Illinois Community Blood Center and a journalist for the Illinois Times. 

Cyndy Ash runs Jubilee Farms in Clinton, Illinois, where she raises sheep for wool.

Dana Cronin/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - July 28, 2020

Not All Farmers Are Receiving Financial Relief

Farmers are among the many groups of Americans struggling with fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. But help from the government is not reaching everyone. The 21st is joined by a reporter, farmer and member of Farm Aid to talk about the program and how some farmers are being left out. 

Liam James Doyle/NPR

News Local/State - July 27, 2020

LIVE NOW: Congressional Ceremony For John Lewis

Lawmakers honor Rep. John Lewis before he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol. Lewis, a civil rights icon, served in Congress for more than three decades

Jernej Furman

The 21st Show - July 27, 2020

Public Health Persuasion

Scientists know that using a face mask reduces the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, but many have said they refuse to wear one according to a May survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 21st talks to a CEO, senior behavioral scientist and a psychology professor about how to convince the people to wear masks.

Vashoune Russell for Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - July 23, 2020

ENCORE: Illini Football Model of Diversity

Univ. of Illinois Football has eight Black coaches, the most of any top-level school. Today on The 21st, a sportswriter who says the diversity and inclusion on the team can be a model for the sport.

Comet NEOWISE seen on July 17, 2020.

John Fowler

The 21st Show - July 22, 2020

Comet NEOWISE Is Still Visible

Time is running out if you want to view the brighest comet to appear in the Northern Hemisphere in a quarter century. We received advice from Adler Planetarium on how to view the NEOWISE comet.

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