The 21st Show
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A public radio talk show from Illinois Public Media hosted by Niala Boodhoo that brings you the news, culture, and stories that matter to Illinois.
||CleanReactions To Gov. Pritzker’s Budget Address; Photojournalist Chris Capozziello||On The 21st: Yesterday Governor Pritzker gave his first budget address in Springfield before a joint session of the General Assembly. It’s the beginning of the give and take between him and state legislators and it should lead to a final budget by t||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive From The State Capitol: Gov. Pritzker’s First Budget Address||On the 21st: We broadcast live from the floor of the state capitol ahead of Governor J.B. Pritzker's first budget address. We hear from Comptroller Susana Mendoza, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, and Attorney||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIllinois Raises Minimum Wage; A Hard Look At The Budget; Measles Outbreaks; Recycling Batteries||On the 21st: Illinois is set to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 throughout the entire state. Plus, as Gov. Pritzker gets ready to deliver his first budget address, we'll talk with the Civic Federation's Laurence Msall about what I||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAurora Holds Vigil For Shooting Victims; Illinoisans In Washington; JFK Exhibit At Lincoln Museum||On the 21st: Hundreds of people gathered in Aurora yesterday to remember the five people who died in a mass shooting on Friday. Plus, more of our conversations from the nation's capital. We hear from one neurosurgeon who goes to Washington every month t||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSen. Duckworth: Trump’s “National Emergency” Is Illegal||Congress voted Thursday to approve a spending plan that would keep the government open. We sat down with Senator Tammy Duckworth just before the Senate vote in Washington D.C.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRepresentative Cheri Bustos; NPR’s Scott Simon; How Shutdowns Affect Science Research||On The 21st: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is the fifth-ranking House Democrat and is in charge of making sure the party wins House elections across the country. We'll sit down with her at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C. And, we catch up with NPR hos||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSen. Dick Durbin; ‘The Religious Left’ In Illinois; Rep. Rodney Davis||On The 21st: When it comes to religion in politics, Christian conservatives on the right have long held a deciding vote. But, a new wave of religious progressives are also getting out the vote. Plus, we speak with Rep. Rodney Davis, Republican Congress||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive from D.C: Rep. Krishnamoorthi; Rep. Casten; Rep. LaHood; Lincoln Memorial; Lincoln’s Cottage||On The 21st: Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and we’re broadcasting live from our nation’s capitol. We visit the Lincoln Memorial and President Lincoln’s Cottage. We also speak with members of Illinois’ Congressional delegation, the da||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer Food Programs; Southern Illinois Prohibition Army; Passive Houses; Food Bank Check-in||On The 21st: Nearly a hundred years ago, the 18th amendment to the US constitution banned liquor. During that time, some anti-liquor advocates teamed up with the KKK to target Italian and French immigrants. Plus, 'Passive houses' are insulated eco-frien||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirst Black Marines at Risk of Losing Veterans Center; Fighting for a Cure to ALS||On The 21st: In the 1940s, the Montford Point Marines fought in World War II and were the first African-American marines. Today, some of those veterans live in Chicago, and for decades they’ve relied on a local veterans center that’s now at risk||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rise And Fall Of Gov. Blagojevich; Speaker Madigan Gives Deposition; Scientist Victor Bahl||On the 21st: Eight years ago, Rod Blagojevich was sent to federal prison. Now, WBEZ is tackling the rise and fall of our state’s 40th governor in a podcast called Public Official A. Also, Illinois’ House Speaker Mike Madigan is being sued by a poli||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Story Of St. Elmo Brady; Young Evangelicals And Climate Change; ‘Minding The Gap’ Documentary||On the 21st: St. Elmo Brady got a scholarship to go to the University of Illinois in 1912—and four years later, he became the first African-American to earn a Ph.D in Chemistry. Plus, we revisit our conversation about how young evangelical Christians||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreparing Your Taxes This Year; New ‘Parent Lab’ Tutoring; Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Orders||On The 21st: 2017 saw some sizable federal tax code changes. This coming tax season will be the first since it’s taken effect, so what can Illinois taxpayers expect and prepare? Plus, most parents out there know how hard it can be to help children w||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Hit The Wall’ Play Tackles Stonewall Riots; Asian American Politics; Pet Obesity||On the 21st: The Stonewall Inn is home to one of the most important moments in LGBT history. The 1969 riots are the subject of a play at the Krannert Center For Performing Arts called Hit The Wall. Plus, is your pet stuck at home in this bitter cold?||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
I am a born and raise in Chicago and I'm currently working in Philadelphia. all of my family immediate and extended are in Chicago and I intend to come back soon. this podcast helps me to not be a bystanderd and this podcast helps me to be the passionate, committed Illinois and that I am. Thank you!