The 21st Show - April 15, 2021

Chicago Rapper, Comedian Shares His Experience On Electronic Monitor

Mohawk Johnson was one of the thousands of protestors arrested by Chicago Police last summer. He was put on house arrest and is being electronically monitored despite not having been convicted. The 21st spoke about the increased use of electronic monitoring devices in the criminal justice system. 

Geese gather outside the main building at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011.

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The 21st Show - April 14, 2021

How The Fermilab Is Changing Reality As We Know It

Forty miles west of Chicago sits one of the most powerful particle physics laboratories in the world: Fermilab. The lab released findings that suggest there is more to reality than we currently understand. 

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The 21st Show - April 13, 2021

Young Muslims Observe Ramadan

As of April 13, 2021, millions of Muslims across the world will be fasting from sun-up to sundown — starting their second Ramadan in the pandemic. For university students in particular, this may be the first Ramadan some will have to spend away from their immediate families. 

Sankore Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, built in the 14th century in the African country of Mali.

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The 21st Show - April 13, 2021

Schools To Teach Pre-Enslavement Black History

A major overhaul of K-12 social studies programs in Illinois schools calls for every elementary and high school to develop a curriculum that includes one unit of studying pre-enslavement Black history, dating back to 3,000 BCE. Three guests shared reaction and how the education will happen.

 Manuel Rene Del Carmen organizes bags of recyclables and throws them into their allotted storage spaces at the Sure We Can recycling depot, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in the Bushwick neighborhood of New York.

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The 21st Show - April 13, 2021

Rethinking Recycling

Even if we’re careful about sorting paper from plastic, and washing that plastic, too, what really happens to our recycling? An Illinois expert says all that paper and plastic you carefully sort from the trash might very well end up in a landfill. 


The 21st Show - April 12, 2021

How Biden’s New Infrastructure Plan Affects Farmers

The next big item on the Biden Administration’s legislative agenda is to pass a sweeping, $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan which the administration is calling the American Jobs Plan. The 21st spoke with two agriculture reporters about what it could mean for farmers and rural areas of Illinois.

A work called Nyan Cat by Chris Torres sold for $590,000 recently. It's part of growing interest in digital assets, known as nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, that are generating millions of dollars in sales every day.

Chris Torres

The 21st Show - April 08, 2021

NFT Art with Illinois Artists

Various forms of digital art can be sold as a “non-fungible token." To talk more about NFT sales and how they're transforming the art community, The 21st was joined by an artist and a reporter following art news. 

I-80 in the Quad Cities


The 21st Show - April 08, 2021

Bison Bridge National Park

An interstate highway bridge near the Quad Cities is set to be replaced. Instead of destroying the old one, an environmentalist wants to turn it into a new national park. The 21st spoke to the President of Living Lands & Waters about the details of the plan. 

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