The 21st Show - May 18, 2020

The 21st—Monday, May 18, 2020

Today on The 21st: we check in with reporters from around the state, preview the state legislative session that starts this week, and talk to an infectious disease expert about how to stay safe when stay-at-home restrictions are lifted.

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The 21st Show - May 14, 2020

Encore: Picking Up A Hobby While Staying At Home

For those with a little extra time on their hands, writer Elizabeth Segran says a new hobby is a great way to add structure to the day, find a bit of distraction, and even explore aspects of our identity. 

The 21st Show - May 14, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, May 14, 2020

On today's encore broadcast of The 21st, talking social distancing with family, virtual recitals, and the importance of hobbies — and why the pandemic might be time to pick one up.

The 21st Show - May 13, 2020

Students Consider A Pandemic Gap Year

High school seniors missed out on a lot this spring. Graduations are virtual for now, prom was cancelled, and in-person end-of-year celebrations will have to be put on hold or happen at a distance. There’s the additional worry and uncertainty many are facing about their fall semester at college. 

The 21st Show - May 13, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Today on The 21st: a conversation with Illinois Senate Majority Leader and Black Caucus Chair Kimberly Lightford, college students considering a "gap year," and a former Chicago Tribune sportswriter and central Illinois basketball player on the ESPN miniseries The Last Dance.

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