The 21st The 21st is Illinois's statewide news talk show. Produced by Illinois Public Media and airing on five NPR member stations in central and northern Illinois. Streams live at 21stShow.org. Follow on Twitter: @21stshow.
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The 21st is Illinois's statewide news talk show. Produced by Illinois Public Media and airing on five NPR member stations in central and northern Illinois. Streams live at 21stShow.org. Follow on Twitter: @21stshow.

Most Recent Episodes

ENCORE: Adler Astronomer Alleges American Girl Doll Stole Their Likeness

Chicago-based astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz has filed a trademark lawsuit against toy-maker Mattel and American Girl, alleging that the company stole Walkowicz's likeness for their 2018 girl of the year doll, Luciana Vega.

ENCORE: Adler Astronomer Alleges American Girl Doll Stole Their Likeness

Reporter Roundtable: Concerns About Rising COVID Cases

Reporter Roundtable: Concerns About Rising COVID Cases

Illinois had to face the coronavirus pandemic early, and months of restrictions curbed the spread of the disease. But now that businesses have largely reopened, cases are creeping back up.

Reporter Roundtable: Concerns About Rising COVID Cases

United Layoffs: Union Perspective

Many industries are taking a hit due to the coronavirus, this is especially true for the airline companies. The 21st speaks to the President and Directing General Chair of IAM District 141, the union representing machinists and aerospace workers at nearly a dozen airlines.

How The Pandemic Is Hurting Illinois Rodeos

Big Hat Rodeo, a company based in the northern Illinois town of Harvard, would have been celebrating its 100-year-anniversary putting on rodeos in and around the midwest this year. The 21st speaks to members of the rodeo community to talk about the atmosphere of a rodeo and why it is so compelling and meaningful to many parts of Illinois.

How The Pandemic Is Hurting Illinois Rodeos

Mental Health Help For Farmers

The 21st explores rural mental health in Illinois, particularly as it relates to farmers and how the pandemic has put additional strain on farming communities.

ENCORE: This Entire Workplace Could Have Been an Email

You know that saying, "This entire meeting could have been an email"? Many of us lucky enough to do our jobs from home during the pandemic have learned most of our offices could have been an email, and some of us are not excited about going back.

ENCORE: This Entire Workplace Could Have Been an Email

Remembering John Prine

Remembering John Prine

Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Prine was actually from Maywood, Illinois and worked as a mailman, which inspired his songwriting. The 21st speaks to the author of the biography, "John Prine: In Spite of Himself." to talk more about how Prine's Illinois roots inspired his music.

How To Think About COVID-19 Risk With Emily Oster

How To Think About COVID-19 Risk With Emily Oster

It can be hard to make an informed decision and navigate the questions that living in the COVID-19 era brings up. The 21st speaks to Borwn University economics professor Emily Oster on developing a framework for evaluating risk, and making the best decision for you and your loved ones.

How To Think About COVID-19 Risk With Emily Oster

What Sank the Economy: Lockdowns or Fear?

Was the economic collapse driven by government-imposed lockdowns or individual fears? The 21st speaks to an expert on how to navigate that question.

Meet the Illinois Ultramarathon Record Runner

Meet the Illinois Ultramarathon Record Runner

The 21st speaks to Coree Woltering, an Illinois-based ultra-marathoner, who recently set a new record for the 1,147 mile Ice Age Trail, completing it in 21 days, 13 hours and 35 minutes.

Meet the Illinois Ultramarathon Record Runner

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