News Local/State - October 22, 2020

Live: Trump-Biden Final Presidential Debate

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have their final debate Thursday night in Nashville. Watch the debate live below at 8pm

The 21st Show - October 22, 2020

ENCORE: Fall Foliage Trips In Illinois And Beyond

Fall in Illinois and the Midwest has plenty to offer: apple picking, brewing up warm apple cider, fall foliage and pumpkin patches. Maybe even the occasional corn-maze to get lost in. These are just some of the fall activities you may be looking forward to. You also may be looking to get up and out for a fall road trip before colder weather sets in.

The 21st Show - October 22, 2020

Do Presidential Debates Even Matter?

Tonight is the final presidential debate before the 2020 Election — but with all the cross-talk and one-liners from the candidates on stage — is there value to the presidential debate? Especially when many voters have already cast their ballots? The 21st spoke with an Illinois debate coach and a media historian. 

The 21st Show - October 21, 2020

Theater Produces Play Focused On First Ladies

With an eye on the presidential election, the Chicago-based theater group known as The Neo-Futurists began its fall season with “45 Plays for America’s First Ladies.” The 21st speaks to the play's director and a Chicago-based performer about the production. 

Ken Jones

The 21st Show - October 20, 2020

Voting Down-Ballot/Local Elections 101

In just two weeks from today, millions of Americans will be heading to the polls to vote in the 2020 elections. Because it can be challenging to be informed and engaged about down-ballot and local elections, The 21st spoke to two individuals committed to informing voters about political candidates.  

The 21st Show - October 19, 2020

ENCORE: Groups Targeting Judges For Defeat

Groups are targeting a handful of judges for defeat in this year's retention elections. We talk to a pair of reporters about some of the more notable campaigns — and the motives of the people behind them.

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The 21st Show - October 19, 2020

Is Diversity Training in Illinois In Jeopardy?

More workplaces, institutions and companies have turned to diversity training in recent months, but an executive order signed by President Trump last month seeks to limit the type of diversity training that can be offered. The 21st spoke to two professors and a vice chancellor for diversity to hear more about what this executive order might mean for diversity training in Illinois.

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