Brian Richardson

The 21st Show - October 14, 2020

ENCORE:  Fall Foliage Trips In Illinois And Beyond

While our live broadcast is preempted by the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations from recent weeks. Apple picking, pumpkin patches, fall foliage: these are just some of the things that make Autumn in the Midwest so magical.  We’ll talk to a travel writer who is full of ideas for your next great autumn adventure, and how you can travel safely and responsibly while doing it.

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - October 14, 2020

ENCORE: Latinx, Latino, Hispanic: How Do You Identify?

While our live broadcast is preempted by the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations from recent weeks. A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that only about 1 in 4 Hispanics in the United States have heard of the word "Latinx," and just 3% use it to describe themselves. Today, we’ll talk about the origins and usage of the terms Hispanic, Latino and Latinx.

Stock Catalog

The 21st Show - October 13, 2020

ENCORE: Does Facebook Owe You $400?

While our live broadcast is preempted by the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations from recent weeks. Thousands of Illinois Facebook users are now eligible for payments up to $400 as a result of a lawsuit filed against Facebook. The 21st explored who eligible to collect payment.

Mark Turnauckas

The 21st Show - October 13, 2020

ENCORE: Flu In The Time of COVID

While our live broadcast is preempted by the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations from recent weeks. Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, another global health crisis is approaching — flu season. We spoke with a virologist and a pediatrician about the science and how to stay healthy.

The 21st Show - October 12, 2020

ENCORE: Mail-In Voting FAQ

President Trump continues to cast doubt on voting by mail this election season, but it’s something both Democrats and Republicans have embraced in Illinois. The 21st speaks with two election officials to answer listeners questions about the process and how ballots are counted.

The 21st Show - October 12, 2020

Groups Targeting Judges For Defeat

Groups are targeting a handful of judges for defeat in this year's retention elections. We talk to a pair of reporters about some of the more notable campaigns — and the motives of the people behind them.

The 21st Show - October 08, 2020

Interview: Author Elizabeth Mitchell

We’ll discuss how a damaging hoax published by newspapers almost brought down the Union during the Civil War, and how hoaxes persist today with the author of the new book.

Gage Skidmore/flickr

News Local/State - October 07, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Vice Presidential Debate - 10/7

Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are debating in Salt Lake City. Their only face-off of the 2020 campaign comes with a wave of uncertainty with President Trump undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Follow live updates and fact-checks on the debate.

News Local/State - October 07, 2020

New On WILL: America Amplified - Election 2020 Talk Show

America Amplified: Election 2020 is a national talk show that will dive into the challenges facing America before and after election day on November 3. This six-part, one-hour weekly talk show will air Sundays from October 11 - November 15 on WILL-AM 580.

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