The 21st Show - July 22, 2021

Rebroadcast: ‘An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago’ Book; The Last Video Stores In Illinois

Alex Kotlowitz has been writing about violence in Chicago for decades — in film, in print and for This American Life. His latest book is called “An American Summer," and it follows people for whom gun violence has become a part of daily life. Plus, Oregon has America’s last Blockbuster store. But there are still video stores here in Illinois. Do you make the trip to rent a movie, or is it all streaming these days? 

David Stewart/Flickr

The 21st Show - July 21, 2021

Rebroadcast: Were You Productive During The Pandemic?

Many have felt the need to grow or tackle passion projects during the pandemic and are now pushing back against this notion. To discuss the ways the pandemic has affected our perception of productivity, The 21st was joined by two journalists and a psychology professor. 

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - July 20, 2021

Rebroadcast: What Doomed Cahokia?

A Native American city, larger than Paris and London at the time, was in Illinois. New research might shed some light on why it was abandoned and also challenge our misconceptions about Indigenous societies.

Andrew Pritchard/Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - July 20, 2021

Rebroadcast: Agriculture At Risk Due To Climate Change

The 21st was joined by one of the lead authors of the recently released report about Illinois’ climate change. They talked about the future of our state’s agriculture, human health and ecosystems. 

Mike Mozart/Flickr

The 21st Show - July 19, 2021

Rebroadcast: Why Are the Ice Cream Machines Always McBroken?

The internet is full of memes poking fun at how often McDonald’s ice cream machines seem to be broken — but there may be some truth to the McBroken stereotype. The 21st spoke to a technology reporter about this cold case of failing ice cream machines and what’s behind it. 

Photo courtesy of Darryl Sullivan 

The 21st Show - July 15, 2021

Illinois Olympian: Darryl Sullivan

Illinois native Darryl Sullivan is headed to the Tokyo Olympics for the high jump. He’s ranked third in the world this year. We spoke to him about COVID-19 procedures, marijuana usage among Olympic sports athletes and how he's feeling leading up to the competition.

The 21st Show - July 15, 2021

IL Gun Law Implementation and Enforcement

Every day, more people are shot across Illinois, not only in Chicago, but also in Rockford, Peoria, Springfield and Champaign. The 21st was joined by the Illinois Justice Project's Executive Director and a Criminology Professor who also co-directed a new report outlining how gun laws in Illinois are implemented and enforced. 

Page 1 of 1624 pages  1 2 3 >  Last ›


Illinois Newsroom

Illinois Newsroom powered by WILL

Visit Illinoisnewsroom.org for the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including COVID-19 disease cases in Illinois.

Ask the Newsroom

Ask the Newsroom

WILL and Illinois Newsroom are hosting a COVID-19 Q&A via Facebook Live on Thursday, May 14, with a panel local public health officials and medical doctors from east-central Illinois. What questions do you have? Send us your questions to help inform the stories we tell and what we investigate.

Ask your questions about coronavirus in Illinois
Can we contact you?

WILL Highlights

The 21st

21st century radio for the 21st state. Weekdays at 11 am on WILL-AM 580.