Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois

US Forest Service

The 21st Show - June 28, 2022

Best Of: Film documents fight over Illinois forest

Conflict over clear-cutting timber in the Shawnee National Forecast in the 1990s is the subject of a documentary being shown at festivals around the country. We were joined by environmental educators and one of the documentary's makers.

Reginald Hardwick/IPM News

The 21st Show - June 28, 2022

Primary Day 2022 in Illinois

It's primary day and it’s your turn to make your voice heard and share your thoughts on the 2022 primaries.

Emily Van Duyn is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Illinois and author of the book

The 21st Show - June 23, 2022

Best Of: Why do some keep their political beliefs hidden?

Many feel that in their slice of America, they are not free to say whatever they want about politics. Yet, while the blue-city Republican and the red-state Democrat might feel isolated, they are not alone. We were joined by a University of Illinois professor who studied one such group of political outliers to talk about what she found. 

Illinois, Missouri and Iowa are forecast to have the greatest rise in extreme heat days in the U.S.

Moody's Investors Service

The 21st Show - June 23, 2022

Illinois at center of ‘extreme heat days’ forecast

Host Brian Mackey often cites a report from Moody’s Investors Service suggesting central and western Illinois will see the greatest rise in "extreme heat days" in the country. Today he dug into his archives to share, for the first time, an interview with the author of the report.

In this June 10, 2015 photo, a newly installed burial marker at the city cemetery in Herrin, Ill. displays the names of 17 victims of the 1922 Herrin Massacre. The clash between striking coal miners and a group of replacement workers and guards in southern Illinois was one of the nation’s deadliest labor disputes A team of local historians and university scientists spent several years working to identify the location of the previously unmarked graves.

AP Photo/Alan Scher Zagier

The 21st Show - June 21, 2022

Remembering the Herrin Massacre 100 years later

One hundred years ago, 23 union mineworkers, strikebreakers, and others were killed in what became known as the Herrin Massacre in southern Illinois’ Williamson County.

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