Matthew Dillon

The 21st Show - June 30, 2020

Summer Road Trips

Summer is a time for road trips — but COVID-19 is limiting options. The 21st explores safe getaways in a time of a pandemic.

Mark Sontok

The 21st Show - June 30, 2020

Sahara Dust Comes To Illinois

The 21st speaks with a meteorologist about the Saharan dust cloud that made its way to North America this week and whether it could, in a much-weakened form, make its way to Illinois.

Russ Walker

The 21st Show - June 30, 2020

Campaigning In A Pandemic

Shaking hands, kissing babies, meeting large groups of people — all the ways politicians usually try to connect with voters are not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how candidates are trying to campaign for the upcoming November election.

Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - June 29, 2020

The Historical Realities of Slavery in Illinois

There is a lot more nuance to Illinois’ history with slavery than we may have learned in school, and there were enslaved people living in Illinois before and during the Civil War. Our guests on the show today shine a light on the historical realities of Illinois’ history with slavery that many did not learn about in social studies classes growing up. 

The 21st Show - June 25, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, June 25, 2020

On today's 21st, we talk to to lawyers who secured the release of a potentially innocent man from prison, have a conversation about the Aunt Jemima brand and protecting the monarch butterfly.

C Watts

The 21st Show - June 25, 2020

Farmers Working To Protect Monarch Butterlies

Some Illinois farmers are changing their practices in an effort to protect our state insect: the monarch butterfly. The 21st explores the role pollinators play in our food systems and conservation efforts to support pollinator populations. 

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Quaker Oats

The 21st Show - June 25, 2020

The Legacy Of Aunt Jemima

Illinois-based Quaker Oats is ending its Aunt Jemima brand, saying it was based on a racial stereotype. Meanwhile, others are working to preserve the legacy of the real-life Chicago woman on whom the character was based.

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