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The 21st Show - May 05, 2021

Rebroadcast: Zen and The Transition to Spring

Spring is here and can mark an internal shift; we leave our long, reflective winter hibernation and emerge with an opportunity for transformation. The director of the Japan House at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign joined us to talk about zen and the art of transitioning to spring.

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The 21st Show - May 05, 2021

Is Summer Camp 2021 Safe?

Summer is just around the corner, and for a lot of kids that means camp is calling their names. But what’s that going to look like during the COVID-19 pandemic? The 21st spoke to camp directors in Illinois to talk more about what precautions they'll be taking to ensure the safety of the children. 

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The 21st Show - May 04, 2021

What Doomed Cahokia?

A Native American city, larger than Paris and London at the time, was in Illinois. New research might shed some light on why it was abandoned and also challenge our misconceptions about Indigenous societies.

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The 21st Show - May 04, 2021

Agriculture At Risk Due To Climate Change

The 21st was joined by one of the lead authors of the recently released report about Illinois’ climate change. They talked about the future of our state’s agriculture, human health and ecosystems. 

The 21st Show - May 03, 2021

Author Interview: Tyler Kelley, “Holding Back the River”

About $220 billion dollars in commerce travels through our waterways annually — including 60% of farm exports. The 21st was joined by the author of Holding Back the River: The Struggle Against Nature on America's Waterways to talk about the most critical stretch of water in the nation and the issues facing it. 

The 21st Show - April 29, 2021

Quad Cities Clinic Treated To Classical Concert

Rock Island County and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra are partnering to bring live music to a mass vaccination site in Milan, Illinois. The 21st spoke with two musicians about their performance.

The 21st Show - April 29, 2021

No Such Thing As Dream Job

The 21st spoke with writer Rainesford Stafford about her book "An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World That Expects Exceptional," a collection of stories from young people who have rejected the pressure to be perfect. 


The 21st Show - April 29, 2021

Illinois Medicaid Expansion for Mothers

Each year, 700 mothers die from pregnancy related causes in the United States, and the maternal mortality rate is getting worse.  America is the only industrialized nation in the world trending in the wrong direction. We talked wth Illinois experts about what's being done to reverse the trend.

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