Department of Children and Family Services building in Springfield

Capitol News Illinois file photo

The 21st Show - September 16, 2021

How DCFS Is Failing Spanish-Speaking Families

Despite a court order, Illinois’ child-welfare agency continues to fail Spanish-speaking families; that’s the conclusion of an investigation by ProPublica. We talked with one of the reporters behind the story.

The coal in Sangamon County, wind turbines in Vermillion County, and the Clinton Nuclear Power Station in De Witt County will all be affected by Illinois' new clean energy bill.

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - September 15, 2021

New Energy Legislation in Illinois

Illinois lawmakers have approved major changes in the way the state gets its electricity. Nuclear power plants will be kept online, and solar and wind developments will continue to grow. Meanwhile, coal and natural gas power plants are expected to gradually be taken offline.

The 21st Show - September 14, 2021

Bias In ADHD Diagnosis

Often when we think of someone with ADHD, a young white boy comes to mind, but while ADHD is more commonly diagnosed and treated in white boys, the disorder is found across genders and races. 

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

The 21st Show - September 13, 2021

Racial Disparities In Traffic Stops

Police departments in Illinois have had to report racial and ethnic information about traffic stops for nearly two decades since a law passed by former State Sen. Barack Obama. But years later, inequities persist. We talked about it with a culture and diversity reporter, an attorney at the ACLU, and the president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

In this Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic in Santa Ana, Calif. New U.S. studies released on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 show COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective, especially against hospitalizations and death, even against the extra-contagious delta variant.

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

The 21st Show - September 13, 2021

Labor Law And Vaccine Mandates

President Joe Biden has imposed a sweeping new vax-or-test mandate that applies to every company with 100 or more workers. We’ll talk about the legal authority behind the move and consider how companies will deal with it from a human resources perspective.

The remains of the World Trade Center stands amid the debris in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.

AP Photo/Alexandre Fuchs

The 21st Show - September 09, 2021

Teaching 9/11 To Generations Born After 9/11

In 2021, many young people have little or no memory of the September 11 attacks. We were joined by educators from around Illinois to talk about how they help students understand a series of events that shaped the world as we know it today. 

Thick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty, lower left, where the World Trade Center was, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.

AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer

The 21st Show - September 09, 2021

Illinoisans Remember The 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2021 marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. Today on The 21st, we talked about 9/11 with an Illinois native who lost his fiance during the attacks. 

In this Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, families evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, walk through the terminal to board a bus after they arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Va. U.S. religious groups of many faiths are gearing up to assist the thousands of incoming refugees.

AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe

The 21st Show - September 08, 2021

Afghan Refugees in Illinois

Illinois is expected to receive about 500 refugees from Afghanistan after the U.S. withdrawl from the country last month. The 21st was joined by an Afghan with experience relocating as a refugee, as well as representatives from refugee aid organizations in central Illinois.

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