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The 21st: A public radio talk show that brings you the news, culture, and stories that matter to Illinois. On the air Monday through Thursday at 11 a.m.


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Group Project (1033)

On the show this week, it’s a Group Project. A look at duos, trio, quartets and other combos during the lounge era. We’ve got the Hi-Lo's, Al Hirt &…
Evening Concert

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Wednesday night August 17 at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 it’s the “Los Angeles Philharmonic”.  Guest conductor Elim Chan leads…
Classic Mornings
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Illinois History Timeline

August 17 Illinois History Minute

It’s August 17th, and author Jesse Lynch Williams was born on this day in 1871 in Sterling Illinois. Williams wrote the first play to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama, a…
The 21st Show

IL State Fair 2022: the art of auctioneering

What does it take to be an auctioneer at the Illinois State Fair? We got an inside look and listen from an expert.   What does it take to be an auctioneer at the Illinois…
The 21st Show
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IL State Fair 2022: safety deposit box contents auctioned off

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs told The 21st what will and will not be auctioned off at the unclaimed property auction at the Illinois State Fair. 


County Fair

County Fair

County Fair takes an intimate look at a treasured American pastime through the lives of six people whose passion, preparation, and pride come together at the local fair. The…
Mid-American Gardener

Garden Triumphs and Flops: The Best and Worst of Our Gardens

Join Tinisha, Kay, and Jen in the studio as they discuss what plants did really well and what just didn’t work in their gardens this year.
Mid-American Gardener

Making Vegetable Gardening Easy and a Fried Floral Treat

The two Jennifers join us in the studio this week to share their grow bag and container garden tips, and we fry up some daylily buds for a special summer treat!  

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Frankie Drake Mysteries

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