This Oct. 13, 2015 file photo shows abandoned buildings which dominate downtown in Cairo, Ill. Alexander County, Illinois' southernmost county

AP Photo/Seth Perlman File

The 21st Show - October 14, 2021

Census shows white flight from Illinois

Even though Illinois' population loss wasn’t as bad as predicted, it still wasn't great — Illinois did lose population, while most states gained. And precisely who is leaving Illinois is also an interesting story: it’s mostly white people saying goodbye. 

Carmen Bolden-Day with her son Jelani Day

Justice for Jelani Day Facebook page

The 21st Show - October 13, 2021

Carmen Bolden Day talks about her son Jelani, his life and disappearance

Jelani Day was a church-goer, athlete and had dreams of being a speech pathology doctor. On August 24, the Illinois State University grad student went missing. Nearly a month later, his body was identified after being found in the Illinois River. Today, we talked with his mother.

This March 23, 1942, photo shows the first arrivals at the Japanese evacuee community established in Owens Valley in Manzanar, Calif.

The 21st Show - October 13, 2021

Reckoning with the internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II

After decades of silence, Japanese-Americans who had been imprisoned during WWII, and their descendants, spoke up in the Redress Movement of the 1980s, and it's been seen as a model for other communities seeking justice and healing today for wrongs committed by the US government. 

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra performing each of the Finalists compositions.

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

The 21st Show - October 12, 2021

A new season for orchestras

Fall 2021 has seen the start of the performance seasons for orchestras around Illinois. The 21st was joined by the music director of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra to discuss what goes into planning a successful season.

Members of UIUC Response, Evaluation and Crisis Help (REACH) - left: Megan Cambron, Crisis Outreach Coordinator, University of Illinois Police Department and Elma Halpin, Behavioral Health Detective, University of Illinois Police Department.

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - October 12, 2021

How can mental health responders change policing?

In Illinois, mental health workers are beginning to be paired with police officers while responding to calls. We talked with members of a police department, a behaviorial health program and a program that offers alternatives to calling the police during mental health crises.

The 21st Show - October 11, 2021

Chicago Sky And White Sox In Post-Season

We looked at the post-season runs two teams: The MLB's Chicago White Sox and the WNBA's Chicago Sky, which made it into the WNBA finals for the first time since 2014. 

Loredo Taft's statue of

IvoShandor/Wikimedia Commons

The 21st Show - October 11, 2021

Should Indigenous Peoples Day Be A State Holiday?

Here in Illinois, some have pushed the state to officially replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. We talked with three people who represent Native American organizations.

The 21st Show - October 07, 2021

The show must go on

Musicians across Illinois, like those around the world, have been finding ways to adapt to life in a pandemic. Whether with masks and distancing or perfecting their virtual performances, the show has gone on. This interview originally aired on May 12, 2021. 

The 21st Show - October 07, 2021

Bias in ADHD diagnosis

Often when we think of someone with ADHD, a young white boy comes to mind, but while ADHD is more commonly diagnosed and treated in white boys, the disorder is found across genders and races. This interview originally aired September 14, 2021. 

A screen shot of a TikTok video with Angie Ostaszewski (head picture) giving a virtual tour of a home for sale in Peoria.

The 21st Show - October 06, 2021

TikTok Host Helping Move People To Peoria

A woman on Tiktok has named herself as Peoria’s “fan girl” and has been posting videos of affordable houses in town for sale. She has gained thousands of followers and influenced more than 20 people to move to Peoria. This segment originally aired June 21, 2021.

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