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The 21st Show - June 16, 2020

Should We All Be Tested For COVID-19?

Now that COVID-19 testing is widely available in Illinois, anyone can go. To help us understand what COVID-19 test results tell us, we talked with the program director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at SIU Medicine in Springfield. 

The 21st Show - June 15, 2020

The 21st—Monday, June 15, 2020

Today on the 21st, we check in with reporters around the state for the latest on COVID-19 and protests over police violence from across the state, we have a conversation about pride and rebellion and we see what a year without corn dogs and state fairs looks like.

The 21st Show - June 15, 2020

2020: A Year Without Corn Dogs

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor J.B. Pritzker and other state leaders have cancelled the 2020 Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs. The 21st talked with a concession owner whose corn dogs have been a staple at state fairs for decades.

Trans women Carlisha Brown, from left, Nina Barkers, and Vanessa Warri, of Los Angeles, attend the All Black Lives Matter march, organized by black LGBTQ+ leaders, on Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Los Angeles.

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The 21st Show - June 15, 2020

Remembering Black Trans Lives During Pride Month

This month is Pride month but for a long time, a key force behind gay liberation has been written out of history. Today we remember the role Black transgender people played in the modern gay rights movement. 

The 21st Show - June 11, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, June 11, 2020

On today's 21st is Illinois really ready to enter phase 4 at the end of the month, how should we talk to younger generations about race and restaurant owners are finding out that third-party delivery services might be bad for business.

The 21st Show - June 11, 2020

Delivering Disappointment

Many of us have turned to food delivery services in the COVID-19 pandemic. But two of the most popular services have faced harsh criticism recently. Two experts joined The 21st to talk about the ongoing struggles that drivers and clients of these companies face.

The 21st Show - June 11, 2020

How to Talk to Your Child About Race

Dr. Cynthia Langtiw, professor of clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, joins The 21st to talk about how to talk to children about race and modeling navigating uncomfortable situations as parents.  

The 21st Show - June 11, 2020

Math Shows The Pandemic Is Far From Over

A professor of mathematics at Illinois State University joins The 21st to speak about how this pandemic is different than other viruses from a mathematical perspective and offers a caution about the reopening of states.

The 21st Show - June 10, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, June 10, 2020

On today's 21st, a conversation with State Senator Elgie Sims, we talk about how the Department of Corrections is handling COVID-19 and we gather some advice to the class of 2020 from around Illinois.

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