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.
Illinois Election Update And How You Can Be A Poll Worker
Illinois breaks its early voting record six days before Election Day. Today we have an update from the Illinois Board of Elections. Also, find out how you can help combat the national poll worker shortage.
Interview: Governor J. B. Pritzker (D-IL)
The 21st talks with Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker about the growing number of COVID cases in Illinois, the graduated income tax proposal and other topics.
Halloween Safety Guide
The 21st spoke with an epidemiologist and an assistant professor of preventive medicine to discuss strategies to celebrate Halloween safely this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
How Early Was COVID Spreading in Illinois?
Some recent studies indicate that COVID-19 may have been circulating around the country earlier than we previously thought, and much earlier than when lockdown measures were put in place. The 21st spoke with two scientists about how early coronavirus may have started spreading in Illinois.
Domestic Violence Surging Alongside COVID-19
The stresses of the coronavirus pandemic have made the problem of domestic violence worse. The 21st talked with organizations who are there to help people escape. If you or someone you know needs help, call the Illinois Domestic Violence Helpline at 877-TO-END DV or 1-877-863-6338
COVID-19 Illinois Check In
The 21st checks in with the associate director for news and public affairs at WSIU and a reporter from NPR Illinois to examine the recent surge in cases of COVID-19 across communities in Illinois.
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