The 21st The 21st is Illinois' statewide news talk show. Produced by Illinois Public Media and airing on six NPR member stations across the state. Streams live at 21stShow.org. Follow on Twitter: @21stshow
The 21st

The 21st

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The 21st is Illinois' statewide news talk show. Produced by Illinois Public Media and airing on six NPR member stations across the state. Streams live at 21stShow.org. Follow on Twitter: @21stshow

Most Recent Episodes

Best of: Supporting siblings of children with disabilities

Siblings of special needs children often get less attention, face more parental expectations, and may struggle with their mental health. The 21st was joined by three guests who have navigated these dynamics to talk about the different aspects of these unique relationships.

Best of: Supporting siblings of children with disabilities

Best of: Growing up Gen X

Generation X sometimes known as the "Forgotten Generation," but the Illinois State Musuem is planning to give Gen X their day in the sun with an exhibit that opens this fall. The 21st was joined by the museum's curator of history to talk about growing up in the '70s, '80s and '90s, designing the exhibit, and more.

Illinois bans ghost guns

On May 18, 2022, Gov. Pritzker signed into law the ban of sale and possession of 'ghost guns.'

Early voting begins for June primary

We asked experts about new rules voters need to be aware of for the 2022 primary election.

Davis vs. Miller: closely watched Illinois primary race

A conversation about the Republican primary in the 15th Congressional District, pitting incumbents Rodney Davis and Mary Miller against each other.

Davis vs. Miller: closely watched Illinois primary race

Legit COVID-19 info gets lost on Facebook

Learn how legit COVID-19 information on Facebook led to misinformation and death threats against health officials.

Abortion rights opponents react to possible overturning of Roe v. Wade

Abortion rights opponents in Illinois share their very personal reasons why they hope Roe v. Wade is overturned.

Abortion rights opponents react to possible overturning of Roe v. Wade

Illinois native reflects on making movies

Stephen Feder is a movie producer who's worked with some of the biggest names in the industry,

Parents scrambling because of baby formula shortage

Parents across the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula because of supply disruptions and a massive safety recall by manufacturer Abbott.

Parents scrambling because of baby formula shortage

Magic mushrooms going mainstream?

There's been a renewed interest in the mental health benefits of mushrooms, and some states are working to decriminalize them.