Illinois Governor JB Pritzker

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June 20, 2019 - News Local/State

Pritzker Pushes Participation In 2020 Census

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. In Illinois, Governor J.B. Pritzker is moving ahead with plans to make sure everyone in the state is counted.


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June 20, 2019 - The 21st Show

Writing About Black Food In Chicago; Conspiracy Theories And Politics; Kid-Friendly Podcasts

For the month of June the Chicago Tribune is putting the spotlight on Black food and culture on the city’s South Side. Plus, conspiracy theories have been part of our politics for a long time. These days, belief in those theories are part of why our country is so divided. And, are you a parent traveling with kids over the summer? We’ll hear about two podcasts that are fun for both kids and adults.


Covers of recommended podcasts. Row 1, L-R: An Arm and a Leg; Today, Explained; Self Evident; Man Up. Row 2: Good Christian Fun, Nerdette, The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel, Brains On!

June 20, 2019 - The 21st Show

The 21st’s Summer Podcast Playlist

We spent a week on the show bringing you all sorts of podcasts you can listen to this summer. Here they are, all in one place!


Joy Harjo

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June 19, 2019 - News Local/State

Former U of I Prof Joy Harjo Becomes First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

Poet, musician and former University of Illinois faculty member Joy Harjo has been  appointed to serve a one-year term as the next U.S. Poet Laureate. Harjo taught at the University of Illinois from 2013 to 2016, and was connected to the university's American Indian Studies Program.


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