Kiichiro Sato/Associated Press

The 21st Show - January 23, 2020

The Death Of Print Newspapers In Illinois

In 2004, Illinois had 68 daily papers. That number dropped to 59 just last year, according to research from Penny Abernathy at The University of North Carolina.  And the situation for weekly papers in the state was even worse, dropping from 505 to 324 in those 15 years. 

Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

The 21st Show - January 23, 2020

Is Yoga As Good As Aerobic Exercise

Whether it's a brisk walk or a quick jog, exercise just makes us feel better. And we know it's good for our mental health, too. Those benefits have been well-documented in research studies for decades.  When it comes to Yoga, though, much less is known, despite its growing popularity.

Marijuana Leaves

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The 21st Show - January 23, 2020

The Law Enforcement View On Legal Cannabis

It’s been almost a month since recreational cannabis became legal here in Illinois. And for months now, law enforcement has been preparing for those challenges as well as some of the other nuances that exist in the new law.

Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - January 23, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, January 23, 2020

On today's 21st: It’s been almost a month since recreational cannabis became legal in Illinois. We checked in with the Illinois State Police director about how law enforcement agencies have fared during the transition

Michael Phillips/Ebert Fellowship advisor

News Local/State - January 23, 2020

Roger Ebert Fellows Preview The 2020 Oscars

In this web exclusive, Roger Ebert Fellows Hal Burgan, Coltrane Zerai-Che, and Xinyi Li preview some of the films nominated for Best Picture in the 2020 Oscars and pick out some of the biggest snubs from this year's awards. 

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

News Local/State - January 23, 2020

News Around Illinois - January 23, 2020

New law allows HS school students to leave class to vote; Professor heads to Finland to study mental health; Danville man shoots two alleged home intruders.

NASA

The 21st Show - January 22, 2020

What We Know About Fast Radio Bursts in Space

Earlier this month, astronomers announced that they had detected a repeating fast radio burst, or FRB, from a galaxy only half-a-billion light-years away. That may sound far, but in space terms, that’s closer than any of the previous bursts that have been observed. 

Jeff Daly/Invision/AP

The 21st Show - January 22, 2020

Which Female Artists Got Snubbed By The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

Pat Benatar’s 1979 anthem “Hit Me with Your Best Shot" reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold well over a million copies in the U.S., but she is one of several female rockers who have been left out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which announced its latest inductees earlier this month. 

Steve Helber/ Associated Press

The 21st Show - January 22, 2020

Illinoisans Reflect On Equal Rights Amendment History

You may have heard the news last week that Virginia became the 38th state to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA. That’s a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee equal rights for all Americans, regardless of sex. 

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