Mass transit riders wear masks as they commute in the financial district of lower Manhattan, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in New York. The Justice Department is filing an appeal seeking to overturn a judge’s order that voided the federal mask mandate on planes and trains and in travel hubs. The notice came minutes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked the Justice Department to appeal the decision handed down by a federal judge in Florida earlier this week.

AP Photo/John Minchillo

The 21st Show - April 25, 2022

Masking policy roundtable

A public health administrator and Side Effects Media managing editor discuss best masking practices and the current state of the pandemic.

David Sweeten aka DJ Burn One in the Illinois Public Media studios in April 2022.

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The 21st Show - April 20, 2022

Turning mixtapes into money

DJ Burn One, a nationally known hip-hop artist is teaching Illinois students how to make mixtapes in the digital era and how to monetize them.

Jon Basíl Tequila was founded by best friends Uduimoh Ulomu (Pictured above) and Belall Taher, both graduates of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The two were named in Forbes'

Courtesy Uduimoh Umolu

The 21st Show - April 18, 2022

IL grad honors his Ghanaian roots with Tequila company

The 21st was joined by one of the youngest creators of a premium liquor brand, whose idea with his best friend — through many long nights and challenges — became a successful millennial- and minority-owned company.

Mike Caldwell, a software engineer, holds a 25 Bitcoin token at his shop in Sandy, Utah. Bitcoin is an online currency that allows people to make one-to-one transactions, buy goods and services and exchange money across borders without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties.

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

The 21st Show - April 18, 2022

Concerns rise over lack of cryptocurrency regulations

As cryptocurrency booms, consumer advocates are worried about the lack of federal regulations. In the absence of federal regulations, crypto companies and lobbyists have their sights set on state legislatures.

Via Choose Chicago

The 21st Show - April 14, 2022

Best of: TikToker Dilla Thomas on Chicago history

The 21st was joined by a south side native better known as "Chicago’s Neighborhood historian" who wanted to share all of Chicago’s riches and history with his 81,000 followers on TikTok.

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