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The 21st Show - October 17, 2022

Local libraries weather book bans

This year, more Illinois libraries are being scrutinized for carrying books that are LGBTQ-friendly as well as books about racism.


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 - October 12, 2022

Rise in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric

This year, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities in Illinois have found themselves to be the targets of hatred.


University of Illinois students Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, walk past a mail-in ballot drop box that sits on the northwest corner of the university's Quad in Urbana.

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The 21st Show - October 06, 2022

Will Illinois Ratify the Workers’ Rights Amendment?

To discuss what the ratification of the Workers' Rights Amendment would mean for Illinois and why support is mixed, we spoke to associate professor at Loyola University Chicago Dr. Elizabeth Tandy Shermer and the director of labor policy and a staff attorney at the Illinois Policy Institute, Mailee Smith.

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