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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.

The 21st Show - May 12, 2020

Drive-In Theaters Open For Business

While indoor movie theaters are closed in the state because of the pandemic, drive-ins were able to open May 8, making them one of the rare forms of public entertainment right now. 

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