The 21st Show - August 20, 2020

Interview: Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)

US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined The 21st to talk about the Democratic National Convention, attacks by President Donald Trump and controversy surrounding Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.

DNC in 2008.

Richard Anderson

The 21st Show - August 19, 2020

Democrats in Illinois Trump Country

Illinois is a reliably blue state. But when you look at a map, there’s a lot of red at the county by county level. The 21st is joined by a panel of guests to talk more about their reactions to the Democratic National Convention and what it is like to be a Democrat in Trump country. 

The 21st Show - August 19, 2020

Interview: Marie Newman, Congressional Candidate (D)

The 21st is joined by Marie Newman, a progressive voice in the Democratic party. She is the Democratic nominee for Illinois' 3rd congressional district in the US House of Representatives. She defeated 7-time-incumbent Dan Lipinski in March. 

IL House Speaker Michael Madigan

Brian Mackey

The 21st Show - August 18, 2020

Michael Madigan’s Rise To Power

It’s nearly impossible to have a conversation about Illinois government or politics without it eventually coming back to one man: House Speaker and Democratic Party of Illinois Chairman Michael Madigan. The 21st is joined by two journalists and one former statehouse reporter to talk more about Madigan's past. 

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)

PBS NewsHour

The 21st Show - August 17, 2020

Reaction To Kamala Harris VP Nomination

Last week Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential running mate. The 21st speaks to a member of the Black Caucas and a journalist to discuss Kamala Harris’, and what her selection as Joe Biden’s V.P. nominee means for women of color.

The 21st Show - August 17, 2020

DNC: 1968 and 2020 Conventions

It’s the first day of the DNC and it’s an unprecedented one — with events being all virtual because of the pandemic. There was another unprecedented Democratic Convention in Chicago in August of 1968. The 21st reached out to three people who were alive at during the 1968 convention to recall the events that took place a draw parallels to the current 2020 conventions. 

The 21st Show - August 13, 2020

Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher book

The name Eliot Ness may prompt some listeners to remember Kevin Costner’s portrayal in the 1987 blockbuster The Untouchables, as his character seeks to bring mobster Al Capone to justice during the prohibition era. The 21st talks to two “Chicago Book of the Year” award-winning authors who have a new book out on Ness.

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis, (R-Taylorville), representing Illinois' 13th Congressional District, in an undated photo.

Ryan Denham/WGLT

The 21st Show - August 13, 2020

Interview: Rodney Davis (R-IL)

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis talks about testing positive for COVID-19, masks, the US postal service and the American Care Act. 

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