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The 21st Show
15 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
Brittany Luse becomes host of “It’s Been A Minute”
Starting this weekend, Midwesterner Brittany Luse becomes the new permanent host of the It’s Been a Minute podcast.
33 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Author Francesca Royster discusses “Black Country Music: Listening for Revolutions”
Illinois-based writer, scholar, and country music fan Francesca Royster talked about Black musicianship and listenership in country music.
16 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Peer recovery doulas help fight pregnancy-related deaths
“Mental health conditions” topped the list of leading underlying causes of pregnancy-related deaths. An Illinois Department of Human Services program has begun to take on that challenge.
15 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
Abortion access as a religious right
When the US Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, the decision that allowed the right to abortion across America, some Christians said it was a victory for religious freedom. At the same time, many in the Jewish faith said stopping abortion rights takes away their religious freedom.
34 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on COVID, crime, climate and more
Brian Mackey talks with incumbent Gov. J.B. Pritzker about COVID, criminal justice, crime, climate change, college, and corruption.
22 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Downstate communities may see migrants bussed from Texas
The City of Chicago is reaching out to other cities across Illinois for help as it deals with an influx of migrants bused in by red state governors.
28 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Clerks face conspiracies as early voting begins
Across the country, it can seem as if county clerks and other officials face more obstacles than ever in getting out the vote.
50 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
Teacher shortages in Illinois schools
An array of voices from across the state talked about past, current and future teacher shortages in Illinois.
15 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Preventing suicide among veterans
There's a new effort to combat death by suicide among veterans and other people associated with the military.
34 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Why are ‘pink slime’ papers in your mailbox?
Political ads disguised as local newspapers are showing up in mailboxes and inboxes across Illinois.
16 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
IL’s top doc talks about COVID, monkeypox & more
Dr. Sameer Vohra, the new Illinois Department of Public Health Director, updated us on COVID and monkeypox cases in Illinois.
33 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
Is Illinois Ready for a million electric vehicles?
Governor Pritzker wants a million EV's on the road by 2030. Will Illinois be ready?
22 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
Artist Interview: Retro Via
Retro Via is one of several Illinois-based bands playing this weekend at Pygmalion, an annual art and culture festival in Urbana.
12 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
Pygmalion Preview 2022
2022 marks the festival’s 18th year, and in-person programming September 22-24. Pygmalion’s Director of Development, Patrick Singer, talked about the headliners this year and what the process of curating a diverse lineup entails.
15 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Earth, Wind & Fire’s Illinois roots
Celebrate the "21st night of September" by learning about the Illinois origins of Earth, Wind & Fire.
34 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
What motivates Trump’s base?
John Hibbing's latest book explores what motivates Donald Trump’s base and why those forces are likely to outlast Trump himself.
15 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Puerto Rico, Fiona, and Illinois
Illinoisans are watching with concern as Hurricane Fiona causes massive flooding in Puerto Rico.
34 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Setting the record straight on the Safe-T Act
The Safe-T Act was signed into law in 2021 by Governor JB Pritzker, featuring sweeping criminal justice reform.
15 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
Bears moving to the suburbs?
The Chicago Bears may move their home venue from Soldier Field in downtown Chicago to the Northwest suburb of Arlington Heights.
17 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
Rail strike averted… for now
Tentative labor deal averts threat of nationwide rail strike.
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