Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens as the verdict is read in his trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn.

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The 21st Show - April 21, 2021

Reactions to Derek Chauvin’s Trial Verdict

The 21st heard from listeners who have been reacting to the guilty verdict for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of second degree murder for killing George Floyd last year.

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.

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The 21st Show - April 21, 2021

Women’s Vaccine Side Effects

People have shared their experiences on social media about how their menstrual cycle was temporarily changed after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The 21st spoke with researchers who want to learn more about this connection by collecting data they say is missing, and about the history of women's side effects being overlooked in clinical trials.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (center) and Cuban Agriculture Minister Gustavo Rodriguez Rollero (left) listen to Iowa farmer Aaron Lehman during a tour of Lehman's farm in 2016.

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The 21st Show - April 15, 2021

Interview: US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

President Joe Biden announced a sweeping $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal, which the administration is calling the American Jobs Plan. The 21st spoke to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to hear more about the details of the plan.

The 21st Show - April 15, 2021

Chicago Rapper, Comedian Shares His Experience On Electronic Monitor

Mohawk Johnson was one of the thousands of protestors arrested by Chicago Police last summer. He was put on house arrest and is being electronically monitored despite not having been convicted. The 21st spoke about the increased use of electronic monitoring devices in the criminal justice system. 

Geese gather outside the main building at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011.

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The 21st Show - April 14, 2021

How The Fermilab Is Changing Reality As We Know It

Forty miles west of Chicago sits one of the most powerful particle physics laboratories in the world: Fermilab. The lab released findings that suggest there is more to reality than we currently understand. 

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The 21st Show - April 13, 2021

Young Muslims Observe Ramadan

As of April 13, 2021, millions of Muslims across the world will be fasting from sun-up to sundown — starting their second Ramadan in the pandemic. For university students in particular, this may be the first Ramadan some will have to spend away from their immediate families. 

Sankore Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, built in the 14th century in the African country of Mali.

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The 21st Show - April 13, 2021

Schools To Teach Pre-Enslavement Black History

A major overhaul of K-12 social studies programs in Illinois schools calls for every elementary and high school to develop a curriculum that includes one unit of studying pre-enslavement Black history, dating back to 3,000 BCE. Three guests shared reaction and how the education will happen.

 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.

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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. 

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