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The 21st partners with Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism

The 21st—a production of Illinois Public Media airing on four public media stations across state—is excited to announce a partnership with Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Beginning in May, Host and Executive Producer Niala Boodhoo will be hosting live broadcasts of the show from Medill’s downtown newsroom. 

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Illinois Public Media welcomes 1A to WILL-AM 580 airwaves

NPR’s 1A, hosted by Joshua Johnson, will be joining the WILL-AM 580 lineup on May 1, airing from 9-11 am Monday-Friday. With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and what connects us across the fissures that divide the country. 

Stranded by the State documentary spotlights impact of Illinois budget crisis

Stranded by the State—a two-part documentary special presented by Illinois Public Media focusing on the long-term toll the Illinois budget crisis has had on everyday people across the state—will begin broadcasting on public television stations February 14, the day before Governor Bruce Rauner’s state budget address.