Molly Adams

The 21st Show - June 22, 2020

Illinois Dreamers Speak After DACA Decision

Last week the Supreme Court ruled on DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, started under the Obama Administration, and which the Trump Administration was attempting to rescind. We dig into the Supreme Court’s historic decision, what it means for Illinois dreamers now and how it affects the future of the program.

Jernej Furman

The 21st Show - June 22, 2020

Reporter Roundtable: Illinois Braces For Phase 4

Illinois is poised to move to the next phase of reopening Friday, allowing museums, gyms and zoos to open their doors with restrictions. We speak with reporters across the state about the infection rate and precautions.

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Carlotta Roma

The 21st Show - June 18, 2020

Silver Linings Of The COVID-19 Quarantine

Quarantining during the pandemic brought forth a lot of change, but it wasn't all bad. It has also forced us to examine some of those so-called “normal” parts of life pre-pandemic and reevaluate if they're worth returning to. We talked with people seeing light in this tough time.

Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - June 18, 2020

Central Illinois American Portrait

Thursday night, Illinois Public Media will debut  a documentary called “American Portrait Central Illinois- living through the COVID-19 pandemic.” We talked to the executive producer and two people who documented their lives via their smartphones.

The Texas State Marker in Galveston where Union army general Gordon Granger's reading of federal orders on June 19, 1865 proclaimed that all enslaved persons in the U.S. state of Texas were now free.

City of Galveston

The 21st Show - June 18, 2020

Bringing Juneteenth To The Mainstream

Juneteenth 2020 will happen at a moment in American history when conversations about racism and white supremacy are at the forefront. We spoke with two history experts about the significance of this little known moment in history and designating Juneteenth as a federal holiday. 

The 21st Show - June 17, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, June 17, 2020

On today's 21st, we talk with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, talk to a constitutional lawyer about the recent US Supreme Court rulings and talk about the diverse football staff of Lovie Smith.

Vashoune Russell for Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - June 17, 2020

Illini Football Model of Diversity

Univ. of Illinois Football has eight Black coaches, the most of any top level school. Today on The 21st, a sportswriter who says the diversity and inclusion on the team can be a model for the sport.

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