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.
||Clean‘An American Summer: Love And Death In Chicago’; The Last Video Stores In Illinois||Alex Kotlowitz has been writing about violence in Chicago for decades - in film, in print, and for This American Life. His latest book is called “An American Summer: Love And Death In Chicago,” and it follows people for whom gun violence has become||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEven More Students Leaving IL; Farm Income And Bankruptcy; Midwest Flooding; March Madness||On The 21st: Why are so many high school grads here in Illinois leaving the state for college? Plus, with farm income down and more farmers filing for bankruptcy, comparisons are being drawn to the crisis of the 1980s. But economists are hesitant to cal||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Pension ‘Crisis’ Mentality; ‘Never Sentenced, Never Released’; Student Debt And Buying A House||On The 21st: Why is using the word 'crisis' detrimental when we're talking about Illinois' pension situation? Plus, Terry Allen has been in an Illinois prison for 36 years, even though he was never sentenced for the crime that got him there in the first||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProtecting Journalists Around The World; Legislative Session Update||On The 21st: Last year, 54 journalists were killed while doing their job. And hundreds more are in jail. We'll speak with Joel Simon who's the Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. And, we'll bring you the latest in Illinois polit||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘We Are Proud To Present…’; New Standardized Test; The Roots Of Our Trade War With China; Pi Day||On The 21st: Who gets to talk about history, especially when that history is brutal and hard to talk about in the first place? That’s the subject of a new play from Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater. Plus, after years of criticism, Illinois has scraped||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecycling in Northern IL; Reproductive Health Legislation; IN Dunes National Park; Springfield Food||On The 21st: The recycling market has changed in a big way ever since China stopped importing recycled plastic from the US. In Northern Illinois, one recycling group has several tons piled up because there’s no good place for it to go. Plus, it can be||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoeing And Flight Safety; Dwight Update; Media Literacy And Kids; High Speed Rail In Illinois||On The 21st: Boeing shares on Monday were at its lowest in almost five months after the second fatal crash involving its 737 Max plane. What’s next for the Chicago-based company? Also in travel, how inaction on building high-speed rail between Chic||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImmigrant Detention Center In Dwight?; Walgreens; Harold Washington’s Legacy; Progressive Income Tax||On the 21st: For years, Dwight depended on a federal prison that is now closed. Now, community leaders believe they may have found a solution in the form of another kind of facility: an immigration detention center. Plus, the FDA says one in five Walg||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll Charges Against Former Rep. Aaron Schock Dropped; Tornado Season; U of I’s Black Chorus||On The 21st: Federal prosecutors have dropped all charges against former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock. As long as he pays back the IRS and stays out of trouble for six months, he’ll walk free with a clean record. Plus, tornado season is on the||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Queer Money Matters’ Series; Illinois’s Gang Databases; ‘Beyond Opening the Gates’ Documentary||On The 21st: Daily expenses can cost a lot of money. The co-host of WNYC’s 'Nancy' podcast joins us to talk about life gets even more expensive for LGBTQ people. Plus, Cook County has a database that’s supposed to keep track of gang members. But it||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFarmers And Solar; Illinois Election Security; Indiana’s Hate Crime Bill; Peru’s Endangered Penguins||On the 21st: More farmers are installing solar panels on their land - in part because crop prices are falling and the state is providing incentives. But some worry that it’s a waste of Illinois’ fertile soil. And, funding for federal elections has g||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Are There So Few Black Men in Medicine; Sports Betting in IL; The Politics Of A “Fair Tax”||On The 21st: Last year, fewer than 4 percent of incoming medical students in Illinois were black men. What’s behind that and what should be done about it? Plus, states are getting ready to make their own rules when it comes to sports betting. Here in||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Purchased Lives’ Exhibition at IL Holocaust Museum; The Challenges At DCFS; Sears’ Radical Past||On The 21st: We’ll get a tour of the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s newest exhibit. It focuses on the dangerous journeys that slaves made after they already got to America. Plus, we'll revisit our conversation about the radical past of the Sears catal||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChicago’s Mayoral Race; Rep. Kinzinger National Guard Controversy; Drug Prices; Identifying Jane Doe||On The 21st: Chicago will elect a black woman as mayor for the first time ever. Last night, a field of 14 narrowed down to two: Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle. Also, Rep. Kinzinger may have violated Wisconsin state law by openly criticizing a gove||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSchools Helping Homeless Families; Wheaton College And The Underground Railroad; Fighting Robocalls||On The 21st: More than 50,000 students in Illinois dealt with homelessness last year. And now, one school district is using a state law to help families find housing using money in their transportation budget. Plus, Illinois was once home to many stops||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndian Exhibit At Spurlock Museum; Gun Permit Revocations; Diversity In Academic Publishing; Oscars||On the 21st: The Spurlock museum is featuring stories of the Indian diaspora with objects submitted by local residents. We hear what that exhibit says about the many stories of Indians right here in Illinois. Plus, when your gun permit gets revoked, th||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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!