A sign-carrying anti-gay protester is surrounded by a sea of Pride umbrellas during the Pride parade in Winston-Salem, N.C., June 18, 2022. Hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ Americans on social media surged following Florida's adoption of a law restricting how teachers can talk about sexual orientation with younger students.

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The 21st Show - November 22, 2022

Best of: Anti-LGBTQ rhetoric is on the rise

For a conversation covering the history of rights for those marginalized within the U.S., the harassment of LGBTQ+ communities, and more, we were joined by representatives of organizations that fight for social justice and the founder of an Illinois LGBTQ newspaper.

Drought is causing the levels of Illinois' rivers, including the Mississippi River, to drop. That drop is already having an effect on the supply chain of the state.

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The 21st Show - November 16, 2022

Illinois rivers are facing severe drought. Why does it matter?

To discuss the drought facing rivers across Illinois, its causes and effects, and why it matters, we were joined by the senior vice president of Waterways Council and the senior manager of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s River Forecast Center.

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