Brian Richardson

The 21st Show - October 01, 2020

Fall Foliage Trips In Illinois And Beyond

Apple picking, pumpkin patches, fall foliage: these are just some of the things that make Autumn in the Midwest so magical.  We’ll talk to a travel writer who is full of ideas for your next great autumn adventure, and how you can travel safely and responsibly while doing it.

Inside of Frida Room restaurant in Chicago.

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The 21st Show - October 01, 2020

Latinx, Latino, Hispanic: How Do You Identify?

A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that about 1 in 4 Hispanics in the United States have heard of the word Latinx, and just 3% use it to describe themselves. Today, we’ll talk about the origins and usage of the terms Hispanic, Latino and Latinx.

The 21st Show - September 30, 2020

Not All Hispanic Voters Are Alike

There are 2.2 million Hispanic Illinoisians, 17% of the state’s population. We’ll talk to a Pew Researcher who recently co-wrote a study on the issues most important to Hispanic voters in 2020, and speak with some Hispanic leaders from both sides of the aisle.

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The 21st Show - September 30, 2020

First Presidential Debate Reactions

With the first presidential debate coming on Tuesday night, The 21st recapped it with the chief political reporter for the Chicago Tribune

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News Local/State - September 29, 2020

Live Updates: 1st Presidential Debate Between Trump And Biden

Follow NPR's live coverage of the first 2020 presidential election debate, including fact-checking and analysis tonight at 8pm CST. President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in Cleveland for the event, moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks to a news conference after being announced as President Donald J. Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington.

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The 21st Show - September 29, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

President Trump has selected Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat left by the latest Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If confirmed, Coney Barrett could represent the biggest ideological shift for the court in decades. We’ll speak with Amy Howe of SCOTUS Blog and a law professor who worked with Trump’s nominee.

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The 21st Show - September 28, 2020

Chicago Cubs And White Sox Make The 2020 Playoffs

The Major League Baseball regular season ended yesterday.  But whether you’re a Cubs, White Sox, or even a Cardinals fan, you still have something to root for.  All 3 teams made it to the playoffs.  We’ll recap the season and get a preview of the new playoff format.

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