In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020, photograph, a bald eagle sits in a tree in the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near San Antonio, N.M.

AP Photo/David Zalubowski

The 21st Show - August 03, 2021

Bald Eagles Illinois: Rebound And Risks

The 21st was joined by a bird expert a conservation educator about America’s most iconic bird. The Bald Eagle population has rebounded in the past two decades and here in Illinois there are now nests in all 102 counties. But there are new threats to America's national bird.

In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, housing activists erect a sign in Swampscott, Mass. A federal freeze on most evictions is set to expire soon. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

The 21st Show - August 02, 2021

What’s Next For Renters in Illinois?

According to the Census Bureau, about 6.5 Americans have fallen behind on their rent payments since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The national moratorium on evictions expired August 1. The 21st spoke to organizations around the state about what help is available for struggling tenants.

A general view of the crowd on day two of the Lollapalooza music festival on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Grant Park in Chicago.

Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP

The 21st Show - August 02, 2021

Lollapalooza, Masking Mandates & Vaccine Efficacy

The 21st spoke to three Illinois reporters about the updated Centers For Disease Control & Prevention mask guidelines for K-12 schools, vaccinated people, Lollapalooza & vaccine efficacy.

The 21st Show - July 28, 2021

Should Masks Be Mandatory In Schools This Fall?

Some school districts across Illinois have decided masks will be optional for students and staff this fall, even though no one under age 12 is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Two doctors and a teacher took calls from parents about masking in schools.

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - July 27, 2021

The Impending Climate Crisis Facing Chicago & Lake Michigan

Chicago seems relatively well positioned: far from the oceans, relatively northern, and built on a massive fresh water source. However, below the surface, the climate crisis is threatening—literally and figuratively—the very foundations that the city was built on.  And it’s a battle being fought between the Great Lake, and the Great City.

Lisa Andres/Flickr

The 21st Show - July 27, 2021

Longtime Tribune Columnists Say Goodbye

The institution of the general-interest newspaper column is changing, and arguably disappearing. The 21st was joined by two former Chicago tribune columnists to hear more about the role journalism plays in communities and the changing news landscape. 

Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's appointment to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. He will join Wyoming's Liz Cheney as the only two Republicans on the panel.

Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/AP

The 21st Show - July 26, 2021

Rep. Adam Kinzinger On Capitol Insurrection Investigation

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL16) has been appointed to a select committee to investigate the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol. Three political reporters talk about Illinois' role in this historic committee.

Photo Courtesy of Nicholas Conservatory and Garden

The 21st Show - July 26, 2021

Grimace: Rockford’s Corpse Flower Blooms

What would something named a “corpse flower” smell like? It smells like meat, gone bad or, more pointedly, a rotting corpse. The plant species is pretty rare across the globe and one of them is right here in Illinois, at the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens in Rockford.

The 21st Show - July 26, 2021

Abortion Medication Debate on College Campuses

A group of Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL15), are calling for legislation that would cut funding to universities that stock abortion medications in campus health centers. The 21st spoke to a women’s health expert to cut through some of the politicized terms in the ongoing abortion debate.

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